Brookfield Lions Club - Brookfield, CT

The Brookfield CT Lions Club is a part of the world’s largest international service organization, Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF)

  • Our club has 80 men and women of all ages who take pride in making Brookfield a community that all can enjoy.
  • We promote health and wellness by leading projects like children's eye screening, diabetes screening, and blood drives.
  • We lead youth outreach programs, sponsor a community garden, and help keep Brookfield's roadsides clean - and lend our support to a host of local charities and organizations.

100% of funds raised by the Brookfield Lions Club are used to benefit the charities and local community programs we support.

To donate to the Brookfield Lions Club:

  • Make checks payable to: BROOKFIELD LIONS CHARITIES
  • Send checks to:  BROOKFIELD LIONS at PO BOX 660, BROOKFIELD 06804

CLICK HERE to read our club brochure 

To learn more about joining us:

Please contact Amy Diezemann, 203-733-7929 or

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Mark and Lyn Lyon did it!

  • Congratulations to Mark and Lyn Lyon for their successful campaign to have Mark become the newly elected 3rd International Vice President of the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF).
  • Click on the link immediately below to see all the great pictures taken by PCC Frank Rowe and Lion Don Grise. Enjoy!
  • See more great photos and videos on our Brookfield Lions Club Facebook page:

 Here are our upcoming events! 

Brookfield Lions Club Meeting - Thursday, September 28, 2023

  • The Brookfield Lions will hold their next club meeting on Thursday, September 28th at Brookfield Town Hall Pocono Rd. Brookfield, CT.
  • Networking begins at 6:30 pm, meeting starts at 7 pm sharp.
  • The evening's speaker will be a representative from the BluePath Service Dog organization.
  • Hope you can join us!

Brookfield Lions Blood Drive - Wednesday, October 4, 2023


    • When: Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    • Where: Congregational Church of Brookfield, 160 Whisconier Rd., Brookfield, CT

    • Jackie can always use individually wrapped cookies, brownies, and sandwiches for our donors!

    • To volunteer, donate, or learn more: ​Please contact Jackie at

Brookfield Lions Dinner Meeting - Thursday, October 12, 2023

  • Our next Brookfield Lions Club dinner meeting will be held on Thursday, October 12th at Del Primo's Ristorante & Bar 450 Federal Rd. Brookfield, CT.
  • Networking begins at 6:30 pm, meeting starts at 7 pm sharp, dinner to follow.

CLICK HERE to sign-up for the Dinner Meeting

Brookfield Lions Club Food Drive - Saturday, October 14, 2023

  • The Brookfield Lions will be holding a Food Drive from 10 am until 2 pm on Saturday, October 14th at the New Brookfield Market and Deli at 277 Whisconier Rd Brookfield, CT.
  • We're looking to have only several Lions per our two shifts at the market, 10 am to 12 pm, and 12 pm to 2 pm.
  • We'll also need some volunteers at the Food Pantry to bring in the donations and unload them in the Pantry.
  • Final details are being worked out. WATCH THIS SPACE!
  • Questions? Please contact Candy Smith:

Sunday October 15, 2023 - Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) One Walk event in Norwalk, CT

  • Lions Alan and Candy Smith lead and coordinate our diabetes service projects for the Brookfield Lions and also CT Lions District 23-A.

  • They've registered a team for the JDRF One Walk on October 15, 2023 in Norwalk and would love for you to be part of our team! 

  • There is no registration fee or minimum fundraising requirement, but we have big goals for our team this year and hope you’ll join us. Here’s why we're passionate about ending type 1 diabetes (T1D).

  • When you have T1D, your pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone the body needs to get energy from food. This means a process your body does naturally and automatically becomes something that now requires daily attention and manual intervention. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. And, currently, there is no cure. But JDRF is funding the most promising, cutting-edge science to end T1D and that’s why Candy and I are passionate about supporting the JDRF One Walk with the biggest and best team we can have.

  • Register. Fundraise. Walk. Celebrate. It’s that easy (and that fun!) to sign up for our team. 

CLICK HERE TO DONATE to the District 23A Teamand support JDRF One Walk


The Senior Picnic hosted by the Brookfield Lions Club is back! Thursday, October 26, 2023

  • The Senior Picnic is back! The Brookfield Lions will be hosting this year's Halloween-themed event.
  • We will be posting a volunteer sign-up near the end of September. Watch this space!

  • Look below to see what we've been doing in 2023!!

Brookfield Lions Club 40th Annual Charity Golf Tournament - Friday, September 22, 2023

  • The Brookfield Lions Club held our 40th Annual Charity Tournament on Friday, September 22nd at the beautiful Fairview Farm Golf Course 300 Hill Road in Harwinton, CT.
  • The tournament which is our largest fundraiser has supported initiatives for the visually impaired and many other Brookfield Community organizations since 1966.
  • Many thanks to all the sponsors and all the golfers who helped make this year's torunament another success!
  • Also, congratulations to Dom Lombardo and the Golf Committee for all their hard work!

Veterans Stand Down - Friday, September 22, 2023

  • Once again, Robin Montgomery led this effort for our club and for Connecticut District 23A Lions Clubs.
  • This event supports local Veterans who are most in need with medical screening, essential hygiene products and clothing, and more.  
  • Thanks to Lion Robin and everyone who donated to this wonderful cause.

Brookfield Lions Blood Drive - Wednesday, August 9, 2023

  • Our most Blood Drive was held on Wednesday, August 9, 2023. Jackie Kettunen will let us know the results as soon as she receives them from the Red Cross. We'll post the results here ASAP.
  • Many thanks to everyone who volunteered to work at the Blood Drive and also provide cookies, brownies, and sadnwiches for our donors!
  • The next drive will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 from 1:30-6:30 pm at the Congregational Church of Brookfield, 160 Whisconier Rd, Brookfield, CT.
  • If you'd like to volunteer and learn more, please contact Jackie Kettunen at 
  • See the results of all of our recent Blood Drive events on our Club Projects page!

Connecticut Lions Pathfinder Camp for children with Type 1 Diabetes

  • Connecticut Lions partner with the Meriden, CT YMCA to sponsor this special summer camp gives children with Type 1 diabetes the opportunity to have a fun outdoor experience while under the care of registered nurses who specialize in the care of pediatric diabetes.
  • This year the camp was held over two weeks, July 31 to August 4, 2023, and August 7-11, 2023.
  • Candy and Alan Smith of our Brookfield club coordinate diabetes awareness activities and events for our club and for the Connecticut Lions of District 23A.


Lion Alan Smith with the Pathfinder Camp campers

Brookfield Lions Club Annual Meeting - Officer Installation and Awards - Thursday, June 22, 2023

Brookfield High School Grad Party - Sunday, June 18, 2023

  • Many thanks to Lion Lori Peck for organizing the Brookfield High School Grad Party clean-up event again this year.
  • The event was back after being scaled down the last several years due to the pandemic.
  • Thanks to all the volunteers who showed up at 5 am on Sunday, June 18th!

Brookfield Lions Blood Drive - Wednesday, June 14, 2023

  • Lion Jackie Kettunen, our Blood Drive leader, reports that our June 14th Blood Drive collected 53 pints of blood.
  • Jackie shared the following information about the past ten years of the Brookfield Lions' Blood Drives:
    • The Brookfield Lions have held 58 Blood Drives.
    • We have collected an average of 47 pints per drive.
    • In total, we have collected 2714 total pints.
    • 2,992 donors have attended our Blood Drives.
  • Amazing service by our members!
  • Many, many thanks to Lion Jackie and her team.

KidSight Eye Screening - 2022-2023 School Year

  • The KidSight eye screening program is now completed for the 2022-2023 school year as of Friday, June 16, 2023.
  • See our results to date below in the KIDSIGHT SCREENINGS section.
  • It's been a very successful year for the Brookfield KidSight program. Many, many thanks to all of our Brookfield KidSight team members!
  • See our BROOKFIELD LIONS EVENTS CALENDAR page for more information about when and where we are screening.
  • If you would like to learn more about the program and look into training and joining the Brookfield KidSight team, please contact one of the following:

STRIDES Road Race - Sunday, June 4, 2023

  • The Brookfield Lions Club held its 16th Annual JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) STRIDES to Cure Diabetes 5 Miler Road Race on Sunday, June 4, 2023 at Cadigan Park on Candlewood Lake Rd, Brookfield, CT.

  • It was a brisk, sunny day for all the participants and volunteers. We had 72 registered runners for the event.

  • Many thanks to all the participants and to the Lions volunteers. Another great job by Amy Diezemann, Alan Peck and others to make sure we had another successful STRIDES event!

The Brookfield Lions at the 2023 STRIDES event to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Lions and Cuddles and Bears!!!!

  • Cuddle Bear project leaders Lion Christine Corsa and Lion Candy Smith announced that 100 new Cuddle Bears were just delivered to Yale New Haven Hospital.

Memorial Day Parade - Sunday, May 28, 2023

  • Once again this year, the Brookfield Lions Club organized and hosted the annual Memorial Day Parade.
  • Many thanks to the parade committee headed by Robin Montgomery, Lori Peck, and Sue Slater and all the Lions Club volunteers who helped make this year's parade a success.
  • There were over 30 groups represented in this year's parade which also included.

The Brookfield Lions - Memorial Day 2023!

The Brookfield Lions Memorial Day Parade float

Memorial Day Parade marchers

Annual Community Shred Day - Saturday, May 20, 2023

  • The rainy weather didn't dampen the spirits of our Lion and LEO volunteers at our Community Shred Day and Food Drive event on Saturday, May 20th at Brookfield Town Hall.
  • This event benefited the Brookfield Lions Club and the Brookfield Food Pantry.
  • Great job of coordinating the event by Amy Diezemann!​

Many THANKS to all our wonderful Lions and LEOs who volunteered!

Brookfield Lions Club Melvin Jones Award Winners Honored

  • Lions Bob Pitcher and Karl Noivadhana were presented with their Melvin Jones Awards at our May 11th Dinner Meeting.
  • Lions Clubs International recognizes outstanding individuals by bestowing on them an award that is named for its founder, Melvin Jones. This Fellowship Award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism.

Congratulations to Bob and Karl!

Bob Pitcher and Karl Noivadhana receiving their Melvin Jones awards

from Club President Alan Peck and Club 1st Vice-President Sue Slater

JDRF Wish Ball - May 6th, 2023

  • Candy and Alan Smith, our Lions state representatives for Diabetes and JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), attended the JDRF Wish Ball on Saturday, May 6th.
  • Candy and Alan reported that there were 500 attendees to this major fundraiser event and there were 15 Lion volunteers from across the 3 Lion Districts of CT who helped to make this another wonderful JDRF event.

Lions Candy and Alan Smith at the May 6th JDRF Wish Ball

Community Garden Clean-Up - Saturday, April 29, 2023

  • Unfortunately, due to the inclement weather the weekend of April 29-30, the Community Garden Cleanup was cancelled.
  • Lions Kathi Hlavac and Dori Cundari thank all the Lions and LEOs who volunteered.
  • Kathi and Dori are looking into working with the LEOs on some alternative dates for a scaled down cleanup of the garden.
  • There is good news! Lion Kathi reported at our April Club meeting that all 106 plots of the Community Garden are spoken for!
  • We'll try to make sure we have some pictures of the gardens later this summer so that everyone can see what an excellent community service this is.

JDRF SUMMIT - Friday, April 28, 2023

  • Candy and Alan Smith reported that the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Summit was held on Friday, April 28th at the Norwalk Inn.
  • Candy told us that 140 registered for the event and that some great speakers higlighted new monitoring techniques and families had a wonderful opportunity to network with one another.


  • Brookfield Lion Alan Smith presenting an appreciation award to keynote speaker Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill, Clinical  Advisor & Director of Diabetes Education at the University of Florida Pediatrics.
  • Anastasia spoke about the importance of diabetes testing and clinical trials. 

Brookfield Lions Club Meeting - Thursday, April 27, 2023

  • We had an excellent club meeting on Thursday, April 27th with some wonderful guests including Mark McGrath from FIDELCO dogs, FIDELCO trainer Hailey Darr, and Saber, a FIDELCO dog in training.
  • It all led to very informative and enjoyable presentation and evening for our members!

Brookfield Lions Earth Day - Saturday April 22, 2023

  • The cold, misty start to Earth Day did not dampen the spirits of the Brookfield Lions and LEOs!
  • Our Earth Day organizer, Karl Noivadhana, reported that 18 Lions, 2 guest volunteers, and 6 LEOs helped us clean up several places around the Brookfield community.
  • The LEOs handled the grounds at Brookfield High School and found some interesting items during the clean-up including an exhaust pipe, bicycle, sonotube, many sporting goods, and more.

Brookfield Lions Blood Drive - Wednesday April 19, 2023

  • Once again Lion Jackie Kettunen and team held yet another very successful Blood Drive on Wednesday April 19th.
  • Jackie thanks all the Lion volunteers and a LEO volunteer who made cookies for our blood donors!
  • Jackie reports the April Blood Drive had 52 donors resulting in 41 pints collected which can potentially help 123 people.
  • The next drive will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at the Congregational Church of Brookfield, 160 Whisconier Rd, Brookfield, CT.
  • This will be an extended hours Blood Drive from 10:00 am - 6:30 pm. We will be creating a volunteer sign-up for this drive as Jackie will need extra volunteers.
  • If you'd like to volunteer and learn more, please contact Jackie Kettunen at 
  • See the results of all of our recent Blood Drive events on our Club Projects page!

Our Lions Volunteers

Our wonderul donors!

Brookfield Lions Club 4th Annual Pancake Breakfast - Sunday April 2, 2023

  • Our 4th Annual Pancake Breakfast was held at the Brookfield High School cafeteria on Sunday April 2, 2023 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
  • Lion Karl Noivadhana organized another excellent event. Early reports looked good as there was a good-sized crowd early Sunday morning. 
  • Many thanks to all the Lions and LEOs who volunteered and helped to make this event a success.
  • Lion John Mackiewicz dazzled the crowd with his magic and the Easter Bunny made an early appearance the week before Easter.

Regional Hospice Breakfast - Thursday, March 16, 2023

  • Club President Alan Peck reported that 20 of our members attended the 36th Annual Shamrock Breakfast at the Candlewood Lake Inn in support of Regional Hospice.
  • Regional Hospice is an amazing organization which serves our community in an incredibly meaningful, respectful and personal way.   
  • Regional Hospice represents our club's largest singular charitable donation.
  • Thanks to everyone for the great work you all do to raise money for amazing charities like Regional Hospice.  It truly makes a difference in our local community and beyond. 

February 22, 2023 Blood Drive

  • Lion Jackie Kettunen thanks everyone for helping make our February Blood Drive another success!
  • Jackie reports the February drive made our goal resulting in 48 useable pints which can potentially save 144 lives.
  • As usual, Jackie and team had a great staff and everything ran smoothly. A good number of donors have already signed up for the April 19, 2023 blood drive.
  • Jackie thanks everyone for their help whether it was helping at the drive, donating blood, or making food for the drive. It was greatly appreciated by the donors and Red Cross!
  • The next drive will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at the Congregational Church of Brookfield, 160 Whisconier Rd, Brookfield, CT.
  • If you'd like to volunteer and learn more, please contact Jackie Kettunen at
  • See the results of all of our recent Blood Drive events on our Club Projects page!


  • Looking for a fun project?????
  • Please contact Lion Candy Smith or Lion Christine Corsa to help with the CUDDLES project in support of an LCI initiative: Pediatric Cancer.
  • Christine Corsa reported that a new batch Cuddles teddy bears are being purchased and will be assembled and packaged for delivery to the Pediatric Cancer Unit at Children's Hospital in Hartford.
  • We need your HELP assembling and packaging the teddy bears!
    • Next Meeting:  (Future dates being determined)
    • Where: We'll let everyone know!
  • Please contact:
  • ​Many thanks to Cathy Nielsen and Amy Diezemann for all their contributions and their past leadership of this wonderful program.

Lions Karin & Bob Symington, Cathy Nielsen, Amy Diezemann, and Anne McVey with the Cuddle Bears!

Annual Run for Sight - New Years Day 2023

Sunday, January 1, 2023

  • WOW! What a way to start the New Year!
  • The Brookfield Lions Club Annual Run for Sight event hosted over 150 runners this year.
  • We had a beautiful sunny day with temperatures nearing 50 degrees to greet our runners and volunteers.
  • Prizes were awarded in many categories and they included gift certificates, sweatshirts, and, of course, those famous New Year's Day pies!
  • Many thanks to Amy Diezemann, Alan Peck, Mark Lyon, Jim Diezemann, and all our Lions volunteers who worked to make this a tremendous event for the runners and for our club.

CLICK HERE to see the 2023 Annual Run for Sight Race Flyer 


 Tired yet? Take a break and come back and read below to see what we were doing in 2022!

Brookfield Lions Club Annual Charity Breakfast - Friday, November 18, 2022

  • Our Annual Charity Breakfast was held on Friday, November 18, 2022 at Michael's Tap Room 37 Stony Hill Rd Bethel, CT.
  • Our guest speaker, Chris George, Executive Director of IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services), gave us a very entertaining talk about the tremendous work his organization is doing.
  • Once again this year, Lion Candy Smith organized a great event with over 130 people in attendance.
  • The Brookfield Lions Club thanks all of the sponsors who supported us through their ads in our breakfast brochure. Please support them for supporting us!
Bridgewater Village Store & Bistro Aldine Metal Products Corp.  PrintWorx Graphic Design & Printing
Dean Pushlar - Licensed Landscape Architect Wetmore's Premier Dealership Del Primo Ristorante & Bar
Bridgewater Chocolate Brookfield Bicycle Center Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop
Michael's Taproom at Stony Hill Brookfield Speech and Language (Dori Cundari) Emalyn Sweets

McCaffrey Professionals - Coldwell Banker (Linda McCaffrey)


CLICK HERE to view our Charity Breakfast Brochure

KidSight Screenings

  • KidSight is is now completed for the 2022-2023 school year.
  • As of Friday, June 16, 2023, 7,864 children have been screened and 1,846 students have been referred for a full eye exam with an eye care professional.
  • We have now screened in multiple schools districts in Connecticut including schools in Bethel, Bridgeport, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Easton, Redding, Roxbury, and Washington.
  • PLEASE CLICK HERE to see all of your KidSight team screenings
  • We're very pleased to announce that Christine Corsa has taken the online Certified KidSight Screener exam from KidSight USA and passed! This is a wonderful accomplishment and lends even more credibility to our program. Congratulations Christine! 
  • Many thanks to Lion Robin Montgomery who is working with school nurses to schedule all the schools and Lion JoEllen Reynolds who has the monumental task of preparing our screening equipment including our SPOT screening devices, printers, forms, and is also reporting our results to KidSight. THANK YOU!
  • If you would like to learn more about the program and look into training and joining the Brookfield KidSight team, please contact one of the following Lions:

JDRF One Walk Event - Saturday, October 22, 2022

  • Candy and Alan Smith from the Brookfield Lions lead and coordinate Diabetes Awareness programs for our club and also for all Lions in Connecticut Lions District 23a.
  • Many Lions volunteered and particpated in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) One Walk event that was held on Saturday, October 22 at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.
  • Lion Candy reported that over 500 people walked in the JDRF One Walk event which raised over $250,000.
  • Here's a picture of Candy and Alan Smith at the JDRF One Walk Event:

  • Well done Lions Candy and Alan! Thank you!

Click Here to see more of our Diabetes Awareness program on our Club Projects page:

Trunk or Treat - Saturday, October 22, 2022

  • Lion Lisa Reiss organized our club's participation in this year's Trunk or Treat event held on Saturday, October 22.
  • Lisa was joined at the event by Lions Linda McCaffrey, Karen Brown, and Greg Tarone. Thank you Linda, Karen, and Greg!
  • Thank you Lion Lisa!
  • Here are a couple of great photos from the event.

Best of Brookfield Event - Wednesday, October 12, 2022

  • The Best of Brookfield was held on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 from 4:30-7:30 pm at the Candlewood Inn.
  • The Brookfield Lions volunteer by directing traffic and parking for the event. In return for our service, the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce gives us a prime vendor table location. It's an excellent opportunity to recruit new members and let the community know what we do.
  • Many thanks to Amy Diezemann and all the Lion volunteers for their good work and service to the community! 

Veterans Stand Down - Friday September 23, 2022

  • Lion Robin Montgomery led our Brookfield Lion Club effort to support the Veterans Stand Down which was held on Friday, September 23. 
  • Robin thanks everyone who contributed to this year's event.
  • Robin mentioned the event continues to improve each year. This event supports local Veterans who are most in need with medical screening, essential hygiene products and clothing, and more.
  • Thank you Robin and a well done to the Brookfield Lions!



  • At our September 8th dinner meeting, Mark Lyon reported the golf tournament was a great success with 96 golfers participating at Fairview Farms Golf Course in Harwinton, CT.
  • Inclement weather did limit the event to nine holes, however, the Fairview Farms management gave all the golfers a free voucher for a cart and nine holes of golf. Mark said the golfers were quite happy with that offer.
  • The event raised a significant amount of money for the club's charities; final numbers are currently being determined.
  • Congratulations and many thanks to the Golf Committee members; Tom Sullivan, Dom Lombardo, Lisa Reiss, Jeff Tanz, Anthony Gracia, Mark Lyon, and Alan Peck.

2022 Brookfield High School Grad Party

  • Each year, our club supports the efforts of the Brookfield High School Grad Party, which provides the graduates one last safe night together having fun.
  • The Grad Party throws the graduates an all night party at the high school, which is transformed and decorated to portray the theme for that party.
  • At the party, the seniors get to be together having fun in a safe environment. They get to play a variety of games, dance, eat and win prizes. 
  • The Brookfield Lions Club donates both money and prizes for the seniors. Our prizes are usually things like dorm size refrigerators, microwaves, fans, printers and other small appliances. Then, at the early hour of 5 am, members go to the high school to assist in the cleanup.
  • Many thanks to Lion Lori who did a great job with the prize budget and bought some great gifts. 
  • Thanks are also due to the New Milford Home Depot for their support.

Gifts for Brookfield High School Graduates - Thank you Lion Lori!

(Note: The Dog was not included; it was hired as security to guard the gifts) :-)

15th Annual Brookfield Lions Strides to Cure Diabetes 5‐Miler 

► Sunday, June 5, 2022 at Cadigan Park, Candlewood Lake Road Brookfield, CT 06804

  • The Brookfield Lions Club once again sponsored this event to promote diabetes awareness and research.
  • We had a beautiful day and a great group of enthusiastic runners who participated in this flat, fast and scenic 5‐mile run, generously supporting this charitable fundraising event.
  • Alan Peck reported there was a new women's record set for the event!
  • As always, a BIG THANK YOU to all our volunteers.

Memorial Day Parade

  • Many thanks to Lions Lori Peck, Sue Slater, and Robin Montgomery for organizing the Brookfield Memorial Day Parade. And many thanks to all the Lions volunteers who contributed to make the event a big success!
  • Lion Lori reports that we had a large turnout of marchers and viewers.
  • Our club was well represented with our crew! Our float looked very patriotic.
  • The parade would not have been as successful without all of you.
  • The candy was a huge hit with both children and adults, so thank you for all of those that contributed!
  • If anyone has any feedback on what we could do differently next year, please let Lions Sue, Robin and Lori know, so we are ready for next year's parade!


Brookfield Lions hold their 1st LIONS DAY event!

  • On Saturday, May 21, our club partnered with Brookfield Parks and Recreation to combine:
    • Our Shred Day/Non-perishable Food Drive event from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Food Truck Rally from 12:00 - 4:00 pm.
    • Live Music on the Bandstand in the afternoon from 12:00 - 4:00 pm.
  • There was a steady flow of traffic during the day. This is an event we plan to hold in upcoming years and we hope it becomes a special day and event for the Brookfield and surrounding communities.
  • A BIG THANK YOU to all the Brookfield Lions!

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Fundraiser Saturday, May 21, 2022

  • JDRF held their ONE NIGHT IN CASABLANCA fundraiser to benefit TYPE 1 DIABETES.
  • The annual Promise Ball to raise funds for JDRF OF CT & Western MA was held on May 21 at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks.
  • The theme was AN EVENING IN CASABLANCA and over 425 guests attended. There were 18 Lions from all over CT who volunteered at the Gala to work as Ballroom Ushers.
  • The guests dined at food stations arranged under the wings of vintage aircraft.
  • The silent and live auctions raised over $1 Million for Type 1 Diabetes Research.
  • Candy, Alan Smith and Louise Johnson supported this event from our club.


2022 Brookfield Lions Club Community Garden Clean-up!

  • Lions Kathi Hlavac and Dori Cundari led a tremendous Community Garden Clean-up event on Saturday, April 30.
  • The event was led off by a presentation by two Master Gardeners discussing best strategies and do and don'ts for the community gardeners.
  • Lions Kathi, Dori, Robin Montgomery, Louise Johnson, Dan Melillo, Sue Slater, Jim Diezemann, Jeff Tanz, John Mackiewicz, and Jim Ondak joined together with a good number of Community Gardeners to do a great job getting the garden ready for the upcoming growing season.
  • We did an incredible amount of weed paper placing, garden path mulching, tree trimming, bush pruning, raking, weed pulling, and brush hauling to get the garden's 106 plots in great shape.
  • We were nourished with donuts, cookies, and an ample supply of water. The only thing missing was ibruprofen!  wink

Please go to our Club Projects page and our Photo Gallery page to follow everything the Community Garden committee is doing and also see the 2022 Community Garden application, rules and regulations.

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The Lions Club is the world’s largest international service organization. Members have been working tirelessly since the early part of the 20th century to help restore and improve sight and hearing to millions of people. Here in Brookfield, our members are very active in programs that increase access to eye care and hearing services for those in need.

We collect used eyeglasses, help raise guide dog puppies, and organize vision screenings. Our presence in the community is widespread - you'll find us leading youth outreach programs, organizing road races and blood drives, and championing the town's annual Memorial Day parade.  

100% of funds raised by the Brookfield Lions Club are used to benefit charities and local community programs. No overhead is ever deducted. The generosity of our friends and neighbors makes these donations and other service programs possible, and we are grateful for their support.

Please explore the links on this page to learn more about our club. Contact us to find out how to attend a local meeting or become a member. We welcome men and women who want to help their community while enjoying the fellowship of a great organization.  "We Serve" - and so can you!




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