Brookfield Lions in the News:

June 2022

  • The Brookfield Lions Club installed Officers and Board Members for the 2022-2023 club year at year-end banquet on June 16, 2022. See our newly installed officers and board of directors on our Club Officers and Board Members webpage.
  • Awards were given to the following Lions:
  • Exiting Board Members - certificates
    • Dan Melillo
    • Cathy Nielsen
    • Karl Noivadhana
    • Jo-Ellen Reynolds
  • Rookie of the year - certificates
    • Susan Dodd
    • Sally and Gordon Markiewicz
  • Dedicated Lion Award (new) - certificates
    • Marty Carlin
    • Bob Symington
  • President's Appreciation Awards - certificates
    • Amy Diezemann
    • Louise Johnson
    • Jackie Kettunen
    • Lisa Reiss
  • Outstanding Lion Awards - plaque
    • Kathi Hlavac
    • Jim Ondak
    • Candice Smith
  • Lion of the Year Award
    • Karl Noivadhana

May 2022

Mark and Lyn Lyon over the first hurdle for Lions International 3rd Vice President

  • Our club had a great day at the MD23 Conference on Saturday, May 14, culminating with the official launch of Mark and Lyn for International Third Vice President!  
Sue Slater has accepted our call to serve as our 1st VP!! 
  • Thank you Sue!! Our Board of Directors has unanimously accepted this addition and Sue has been added to our ballot for 1st VP. 

April 2022

Mark Lyon running for Lions International 3rd Vice President

  • Our own Mark Lyon is running for 3rd International Vice President of the Lions Club.
  • Delegates from our club have been chosen and are voting in support Mark Lyon in his bid to become 3rd International Vice President by voting at special District Meetings on Saturday, April 2 in New Fairfield, CT and Saturday, May 14 in Niantic, East Lyme, CT.
  • Due to the size of our club, we are allowed 7 delegates to vote in this election. 
  • We had a full slate of 7 delegates for the April 2nd election.
  • We now need a full slate of seven delegates to vote at the meeting on May 14th.
  • Please contact Alan Peck ( if you would like to serve as a delegate for this important election.
  • We will report on election results as soon as they are available.

March 2022

Successful District 23A Member Orientation & Celebration with all Lions was held on Sunday, March 6, 2022

Great job of presenting by Mark and Lyn Lyon 

  • Thanks to PID Mark Lyon and Lyn Lyon for leading a great training session in New Fairfield on Sunday, March 6. 
  • There were about 25 Lions from 23a in attendance live (including Sally and Gordon Markiewicz), and about the same number on Zoom. 
  • This was a chance to catch up on Lion knowledge for current members, and orientation to our organization for new and prospective members. 

February 2022

Successful Blood Drive held on February 23, 2022

Brookfield Lion Blood Drive leader, Jackie Kettunen, reported that the latest blood drive we sponsored on February 23 collected 47 units of blood surpassing the goal of 39 units.

  • The blood collected at that drive alone will help 141 people in need. Congratulations to Jackie and her team for another job well done!
  • Congratulations also to Brookfield Lions Lori Peck and Marty Carlin who were recently presented pins recognizing they have donated two gallons of blood. Well done Lori and Marty!

January 2022

35th Annual Run for Sight Recap - New Year's Day - January 1, 2022 

  • Saturday, January 1st rang in a New Year, and for the 35th consecutive year, Brookfield Lions served.   Despite a rainy forecast, we thankfully had a mostly dry, 50 degree day for the race.
  • We had 105 finishers who were met with smiles and support throughout the course by Lions, provided water, fruit and bagels at the finish, along with cash prizes, gift certificates, medals, sweatshirts, and of course...New Year's Day pies!!   
  • Great coordination and support from our sponsors was definitely appreciated by the runners who came from CT, NY, MA and OH. 
  • Many thanks to our club volunteers and the event organizers, Mark Lyon, Amy Diezemann, and Alan Peck.

November 2021

Brookfield Lions Annual Charity Breakfast - Friday, November 19, 2021

  • The Brookfield Lions hosted its 17th Annual Charity Breakfast on Friday, November 19th.
  • Following a virtual event in 2020, it was terrific being able to gather once again in person to share the camaraderie and connectedness to our local community.
  • The NET for charitable contributions just exceeded $6,500.00.
  • Many thanks to Lion Candy Smith and her committee for a great job!
  • Emcee and Past International Director of Lions Clubs International, Mark Lyon, welcomed the well over 100 Lions and guests.
  • Special guest speakers this year on the topic of public health and volunteerism included Brookfield First Selectman Steve Dunn, and Maureen Farrell, who ably led the volunteer team of ContaCT tracers and volunteer staffed vaccination clinics through the challenges of the pandemic.
  • Also speaking on behalf of the Brookfield Lions’ ongoing efforts to support the KidSight program was club member Klaus W. Nielsen. District Governor Lori-Ann Beninson of New Fairfield also provided remarks on the critical importance of our local Lions Clubs in addressing the needs of our communities.
  • Thank you to all who attended!

October 2021

Successful Shred Day and Food Drive - Saturday, October 23, 2021

  • Thanks to our many volunteers on Saturday including six of our LEOs! Lyn Lyon reported that it was a chilly cloudy Saturday but we had a great time being together and getting caught up on things with each other. 
  • We netted close to $1,200 for the day.  
  • Regarding the Food Drive, we received some donations that were organized and brought into the Food pantry prior to leaving for the day. 
  • Photos below are complements of Jo-Ellen Reynolds. 

January 2018

BK Lions visited by International Director and induct new Member

Peace Poster Winner 2018

December 2017

Cuddles for Kids

November 2017

New Members  11-2017

Charity Breakfest 11-2017

September 2017

Brookfield Lions can Count

New Members 9-17

Food Drive 2017

May 2017

Shred Day and Food Bank

March 2017

Brookfield Historical Society presents

30th Shamrock Breakfast

New Members - The Slaters

February 2017

Hats for the Homeless

Fidelco Guide Dog and its Partner

January 2017

Medical Alert Bottle

January 1,  Road Race

November 2016

2016 Peace Poster Prize Winner

Charity Breakfast

Cathy Iannone is a new member

September 2016

Perlman awarded Knight of the Blind

August 2016

Hole in One at Annual Golf Tournament

Brookfield Lions Support Brookfield Social Service Program

July 2016

Brookfield Lions Thanked by Guiding Eyes

Brookfield Charity Raffel Winners

Brookfield Lions New Leadership

Brookfield Lions Present Awards

May 2016

Shred Day

April 2016

Celebrating Our 50th

March 2016

Brookfield Lions Support Regional Hospice

Brookfield Lions Greet New Members

February 2016

Eyeglass Program

CPR Re-Certification

December 2015

Broookfield Lions partake in the joys of Thanksgiving

Brookfield Lions Announce Winners of Peace Poster

November 2015

Amy Dixon Blind Para-Triathlete speeks at the Community Breakfast

More, More, More

October 2015

Pediatric Vision Screening

September 2015

New Members- New Year

July 2015

2015 Raffle Winners

Lions Support Guide Dogs

June 2015

Annual Senior Picnic

Annual Potato Bake

Brookfield Lions New Leadership Team

Brookfield Lions Receive Awards

May 2015

Lions Support OHHF

 Lions Continue to Grow

Shred Day a Success

Annual Shred Day

April 2015

Brookfield Lions add new Members

Lions Conduct Vision Screening at Health Fair

March 2015

Lions Support Hospice

February 2015

Brookfield Food Pantry

January 2015

Joe Rocky Honored as "Everyday Hero"

Ann's Place Donation

Lion Cathy Nielsen receives Melvin Jones

Blood Drive at First Assembly of God Church

New Year New Member featuring Dr. Joan Gereg-Bradley

December 2014

Brookfield Lions Peace Poster Winners

November 2014

Blind Mountain Climber Tells His Story at Brookfield Lions Charity Breakfast

October 2014

Brookfield Lions Sponsor Fundraiser with Musical Savant Tony DeBlois 

September 2014

Here We Grow Again

July 2014

Cronin Receives Humanitarian Award

Brookfield Lions Elect Leadeship Team

Brookfield Lions Annual Award Winners

June 2014

Brookfield and Danbury Lions combine efforts in helping WW II Vet

March 2014

Brookfield Lions Continue to Grow

February 2014

Brookfield Lions Donate to Brookfield Social Services

December 2013

Brookfield Lions Sponsor Blood Drive

Lions International Peace Poster Contest -2013

November 2013

Brookfield Police Chief Montgomery Chosen for CT Veterans Hall of Fame

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