Scholarship Award Winner Announced

The Kenmore Lions Club Scholarship Project chairman Lion Don Kossuth announced that Claire Bressette is the 2020 winner of the annual scholarship award. This award is the first of 4 annual awards to assist in the winner's college education. Claire is a 2020 graduate of Mt. St. Mary Academy. She is active in rugby, track, band (sax player) and will attend Geneseo to study psychology in the hopes of a career in social work. The past winners also received their annual awards: 2019 Capriana Romanini, 2018 Ryan Glab, and 2017 Caitlin Tracy. Lion Don thanks his committee for their assistance: Lions Eileen Kirchgraber, Gail Licata, and Bahry Cohen.

2020: Claire Bressette 2019: Capriana Romanini 2018: Ryan Glab 2017: Caitlin Tracy


Lions Deliver Respite to Frontline Health Professionals

Despite limitations posed by the coronavirus pandemic, local Lions clubs are still serving their communities. On May 1 2020, Lions club members from the Kenmore Lions, Sheridan Drive Lions, Tonawandas Erie Canal Gateway Lions, and North Buffalo Community Lions, provided “respite” meal deliveries at Kenmore Mercy Hospital. In addition a comfort care bag was also provided. Each comfort care bag contains items identified as needed by our front lines: a deodorant, tissue pack, lip balm, pen, Lions mints, mask extender, hand lotion, granola bars, and a thank you note in a zippered plastic reusable travel bag. The intent of the meals, delivered to front line health professionals caring for COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit, is to provide a gesture of thanks and moment away from the stress of caring for the large numbers of these extremely ill patients. Cost of the meals was covered through a grant awarded by the Lions Clubs International Foundation.

Lions with Kelsey Redmann


Guest Speaker at Kenmore Lions Club

Kelsey Redmann, the Community Program Coordinator for the Better Business Bureau, was the guest speaker at the luncheon meeting of the Kenmore Lions Club on March 3, 2020.  Ms. Redmann gave an excellent presentation on "Protecting Seniors from Scams." The presentation covered recognizing scams, protecting identity, robo calls, fake charities, and being wise consumers. She outlined the 10 most useful tips to avoid scams and distributed a booklet outlining al these topics. Ms. Redmann conducted a question and answer session after her presentation.  

Lions with Kelsey Redmann

President Lion Joe Shiah, Kelsey Redmann, and Program Chair Lion Gail Licata

Annual Pancake Breakfast a Success

Hard working Kenmore Lions, with the help of an outstanding crew of helpers, hosted their 23rd annual Pancake Breakfast on March 1, 2019. The event was a success - good food and great basket raffle, Wagon of Spirits Raffle, and special chocolate raffle was enjoyed by all. Proceeds will benefit the Ken-Ton Community Projects. 


Lions Club crew Lions club crew Eileen and Bev