Welcome to Franklin Lions

Serving the community for over 70 years!

Our next meeting will be Wednesday Sept 11 

Lion's holding the July 4th Celebration Bike Parade

Hello Local Business Friends! I’m seeking “Goodie Bag” Donations for our Children’s Bike Parade On July 6th! If your business would love to Donate to the Goodie Bags, please contact me thru Messenger or email Also, seeking 2 Judges. Event is being held at The Town Common. Check in Time for the children is 11 and Parade Starts at Noon! Event is FREE and Sponsored by The Franklin MA Lions! There will be 3 Prizes for the Most Patriotic Bike...1st, 2nd and 3rd Place! This Event is Open to the PUBLIC and is FREE!


Franklin MA Lions Club received their certificate for Best Small Club of District 33K at 4th Advisory Meeting held at Boston Lodge #10, West Roxbury.  Congratulations, Franklin MA Lions.

June Meeting

Our June meeting was the end of the year dinner for Franklin MA Lions at the Alumni Restaurant. Guest for meeting was District Governor Deb Hayes.  Two new members were inducted into Franklin MA Lions by DG Deb Hayes, welcome to Victoria Strand and Leslie Phelan.  Big thank you to DG Deb Hayes for all your support this past year. Also, installation of officers for year 2019-2020 with Kristine Shanahan President, Erin Henderson-Treasurer, Jan McKernan-Markoff-Secretary, Carol LaValley-First Vice-President, Cheryl Hobbs-Tail Twister, Virginia Brennan and David Hobbs-Marketing and Maureen Webber-LCIF.  Congratulations!!!!

Newly Installed Officers

Our new members

Final Group Picture before our summer break

Wine in a Teacup!

“Wine in a Teacup” was a Success! Thank you to all who attended. OnLine orders will be accepted thru Wednesday May 15th! 


May meeting

At the Franklin MA Lions Club dinner meeting held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, drawing for Date Night Basket held and winner is Kathy Horigan, Sherborne Lions Clubmember.  Club welcomes Mel and Mary Ligon who were inducted by President Kristine Shanahan to the Club and Cheryl Hobbs as their Sponsor!  Also, thank you to Al Bozza, Norfolk Lions member, and Diabetes Chairperson for District 33K for an update on District diabetic initiative.

May meeting group picture with new members Mel and Mary

Congratulations to us...Franklin MA Lions...Best small club in Massachusetts. Thank you to all of our members for volunteering and helping out when you can.

See you all Wednesday Evening at Alumni..7 pm..Dinner is $ do not have to have dinner! 


ELLI Training for Emerging Lions held in Milford

Congratulations to Franklin Lion Cheryl, as she has completed the ELLI Training for Emerging Lions! April 26th-28th , she completed 21 hours of classes in Milford. 20 others completed the course with her, all from different districts.

Lion Cheryl completes training

Cheryl gets her certificate of completion

Cheryls partner Victor from Belchertown

Cheryl's partner Victor, from Belchertown

Attendees to the training

George from LCI of Chicago and Matt from Hubardston Mass.  Matt will be going places

Liz and Justin... Newlyweds and Matt

Liz and Justin from New Bedord.. Newlyweds and Matt

Our April Meeting 

Franklin MA Lions Club is going strong. At their monthly dinner meeting at the Alumni Restaurant, Franklin, MA two new members were inducted tonight by Lion Andy Porter, PDG, Jeff and Jessica Instasi, sponsored by Lion Cheryl Hobbs. Other guest was Lion Al Bozza from Norfolk Lions Club and will be guest speaker at Franklin Lions Club May dinner meeting.  And of course, Tail Twister Lion Cheryl was up to tricks tonight!!  Visitations coming up for Medway and Bellingham and MLERF Road Trip. It was a busy month.

New member induction of Jeff and Jessica Instasi by Lion Andy Porter PDF

April Meeting Group Picture


Well, David and Cheryl did it! The Polar Plunge! If you have yet to donate, please use the link below. We want to thank Kristine and Jan for coming to support us and thank those that have currently donated! I’d like to get to $ this would beat some of the other towns donations! 

Cold but we survied

Please see the photo gallery for more pictures from the Polar Plunge

3rd District Advisor meeting was held on March 25th at the Coachmen's Lodge in Bellingham.  Several members of the Franklin club attended.  We learned about the many projects lion clubs across the district were participating in.  Our own lion Cheryl Hobbs received the District Governor's Appreciation Award for her commitment to the development of the Pride Program in partnership with the Franklin MA Lions Club.  Congratulations to Lion Cheryl on her good work.

GLT District Chair Pat Kalicki inducted two new members into our club.  If you or somebody you know would like to join with us in helping out our community please contact us or stop by our next meeting and join in the fun.



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