Chester Lioness Lions Club

With the end of our current fiscal year nearing its end (June 30th.), the Chester Lioness Lions Club has a busy slate of activities lined up. Please check the Calendar tab on this website to get information on the activities scheduled for the next few months.

We would like to highlight a few of the upcoming events.


Chester Lioness Lions Club scholarships towards college costs…… 

The Chester Lioness Lions Club annually offers scholarships to graduating High School students residing in Chester, Mendham or Washington Township in Morris County. Each scholarship offers $1,000 towards college costs. Criteria for selection of candidates for these scholarships include academic record, community service and outstanding accomplishments in activities that demonstrate leadership. Financial need is also a key consideration.

We have received applications and are in process of evaluating them. Finalists will be selected by the end of the month. 

Chester Lioness Spring Fundraising Play:

On Friday May 5th., the club will hold its Spring fundraiser, “A Gala Evening at the Show” at the Black River Playhouse in Chester. This is Opening Night of Chester Theater Group’s performance of Kate Hamill’s “Pride and Prejudice”, based on the famous Jane Austen novel. Show time is 8:00 pm. The address of Black River Playhouse is 54 Grove Street (at the corner of Maple Avenue), Chester, NJ 07930

The $25 ticket includes refreshments of cheese, crackers, fruit, wine, soda, and bottled water, served by Lioness members immediately following the show. There will be a ‘meet and greet’ with the play's cast members who will mingle with guests during refreshments.

This performance will benefit the Chester Lioness Lions charity projects. For tickets, contact Pat Murray at (908) 366-4258 or Mary Weippert at (908) 876-3737

Rotary Raffle:

The Chester Lioness Lions Club has partnered with the Rotary D7475 Service Foundation to join their annual 50/50 raffle. There will be 93 winners - three first prizes, thirty second prices, and sixty third prizes drawn from the 8,000 tickets planned to be sold. The winners for the raffle will be drawn at 2:00 PM on June 2, 2023

Chester Lioness Lions members will be at Shoprite Liquors in Chester on the following Fridays, selling tickets ($20 each). 

Friday, April 14, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Friday, April 28, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Friday, May 12, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Please stop by to get your ticket or call Joyce Casillo at (908) 879-7121


Members of the Chester Lioness Lions Club prepared and served dinner to shelter residents of Homeless Solutions Inc on Saturday, April 8th. This is a monthly activity to which the club is committed.  

On April 13th., the club organized and hosted a birthday party for children at the shelter of Homeless Solutions, Inc. It was a fun event, enjoyed by all. 

We are very proud to announce that our club received the Bob Moore Pioneer Award for service contributions to our Lions District in a ceremony held during the District meeting. We appreciate the recognition and re committed to continue to work on providing services to local communities in need. 

The Chester Lioness Lions Club participated in the Chester Day event held on April 22nd. We had a tent with information on the club, handouts and sweet treats for Chester residents interested in learning more about us and our work. It was a great success with a lot of inquiries about the organization.

Members went to Jersey Battered Women’s Service (JBWS) on April 25th. to help them sort clothes, shoes and books and to package toiletries for the residents in preparation for Distribution Day. This is a day when residents at JBWS can select clothing and other household items they need from a wide selection of donated articles.

Please go to the Projects tab of this website to see pictures and get more information on these activities.

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One of our main goals this year is to increase membership so that there are more “hands” doing this valuable work to help our neighbors. The club is open to all adults who are interested in providing hands-on service to local communities in need. Join us for one of our service activities and get to know our members and our work. We look forward to hearing from you.



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