The Colebrook Lions have served Colebrook and nearby communities since 1980. Our club belongs to Lions Club International – the world’s largest service organization – with 1.35 million members in 208 countries and geographic areas. Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world. We share a core belief: community is what we make it.

Colebrook Lions include socially-conscious men and women of all ages, both married and single. The Lions motto is “We Serve” – and we have fun doing it. We meet throughout the year to discuss our fund raising initiatives and service opportunities.
Supporting Our Community

Each year, Colebrook Lions raise thousands of dollars for local charities and scholarships. Following is a list of the local organizations we currently support:

  • Beardsley and Memorial Library
  • Colebrook Associates
  • Colebrook Congregational Church
  • Colebrook Fire Department
  • Colebrook First Responders
  • Colebrook PTO
  • Colebrook Rec Board
  • Colebrook Senior Center
  • Foothills Visiting Nurses Association
  • Norfolk Volunteer Ambulance
  • Northwest Region 7 Robotics Club
  • The Church in the Wildwood

In addition to our financial support for these organizations, each year we award a number of scholarships for graduating high school seniors from Colebrook.

Each fall, we sponsor an art contest for sixth graders at Colebrook Consolidated School, as part of the Lions Club International Peace Poster initiative, and award cash prizes to the top three finishers. The winning entry advances to district competition.

We also host: an annual skating party on Super Bowl Sunday; an Easter Egg Hunt on the Saturday of Palm Sunday Weekend; and the annual community softball/baseball awards picnic in conjunction with the Colebrook Rec Board, during which we sponsor the Russell Green Sportsmanship award.

During 2014, a number of Colebrook Lions are becoming trained as part of the Connecticut Community Emergency Response Team program to be of assistance to our neighbors during times of need.

Supporting Lion’s Causes

Consistent with the global mission of Lionism to assist the visual- and hearing-impaired, we also provide annual financial support to the following causes:

  • The American School for the Deaf
  • CRIS Radio – Connecticut’s Talking Newsstand for the Blind and Print Handicapped
  • The Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation – The only guide dog school located in New England and a non-profit organization based in Bloomfield, Conn.
  • Lions Low Vision Center Connecticut – Providing vision rehabilitation in Connecticut since 1990
  • Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic


Our primary fundraisers are a food stand at the annual Colebrook Labor Day Fair, our support for the annual Hogsback Half Marathon, a poinsettia sales drive during November and our annual Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast (and advertising placemat).


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