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Our Mission
To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.
 
Club Projects

Lions Club International Humanitarian Goals:  visit www.lionsclubsinternational.org

LCI Challenges us in these major categories: Diabetes, Environment, Hunger, Vision, and Childhood Cancer

Lions Club International Foundation Charitable Goals:  visit www.lionsclubsinternational.org

LCIF focuses on efforts to restore eye sight, provide disaster relief, support youth and address other community humanitarian needs.

Pine Bush Lions Club Goals:

PBLC strives to meet as many of the international goals with concentration on our own communities’ needs.  Here is how we do it:

Vision

  • Lions S.E.E. Program www.lionsseeny.org - screening pre-K and K kids in our schools and local day care centers
    • PBE, EJR, Packanasink & Circleville; Over the Moon, Metropolis & Chapel Field Christian
    • Certified screeners: Steve Decker, Lynn Inglima, Bill and Sue Wiand

 Chair Contacts: pblionsclub@yahoo.com

We collect old glasses and hearing aids**

  • Eye Exams & Glasses

Note: limited applications available but we try to accommodate everyone who meets the requirements

[Contact your child’s school nurse for eligibility requirements]

          Chair Contact: 

Youth

Hunger           

  • New Prospect Reformed Church “The Abundant Life Food Pantry” – visit them on Facebook
  • PBCSD ‘in-house’ pantries
  • Holiday Food Distribution Thanksgiving & Christmas w/PBCSD, local churches, organizations, businesses and individuals

        (Contact your child’s school nurse for eligibility requirements)

        Chair Contact: pblionsclub@yahoo.com

[For qualified seniors, infirmed or others in our community contact pblionsclub@yahoo.com ]

Environment

  • Partner w/Town of Shawangunk Walker Valley Community Enhancement Committee annual
  • Earth Day Roadside Litter Pick-up
  • Adopt-A-Highway Roadside Litter Pick-up
  • Recycling 5¢ cans/bottles to help protect our environment

           Chair Contact: Dave Vance or Keith Hindley at pblionsclub@yahoo.com

Diabetes & Health

  • Members attend public offered classes and information sessions on how to help our community with this ever-growing health concern.  We post regularly to our Facebook page suggestions on how to manage the disease and refer people to local resources available to them.  More educational & testing programs are planned for the near future in this area.

  Chair Contact: Jean Dolan or pblionsclub@yahoo.com

  • PB Relay for Life - visit them on Facebook ACS Pine Bush Relay for Life
  • Health screenings at our annual Harvest Festival [w/ORMC]

[We are looking to offer more screenings in more locations in the near future]

Literacy

Disaster Preparedness and Relief

  • Members have attended educational & training sessions to help us provide guidance in times of trouble.  Topics so far are Narcan Training and Disaster Preparedness Training [natural, man-made & active shooter situations]

Other Community Activities

  • Pine Bush Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Supports several areas within the community such as the Sgt. Meier Memorial Scholarship Fund & Crawford’s Toys for Tots.

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Fundraising

  • Letter Campaign in March – community generously contributes to us so we may provide support back to the community through our projects.

            Chair Contacts: pblionsclub@yahoo.com

  • Harvest Festival in September – this event provides the bulk of the funds we need to provide the Holiday Food Distribution items we give every year to the Pine Bush Central School District’s food give away. This program provides to those in the community who need a little help/cheer during the holidays [eligibility requirements apply].

Chair Contact: pblionsclub@yahoo.com or visit our HF page right here!

Contributions to either of these efforts can be mailed to Pine Bush Lions Club, P.O. Box 1118, Pine Bush NY 12566 or dropped off at Blanket Oil, 12 New St., Pine Bush NY during normal business hours.

Thank you to all who help us provide for our community.

**Locations for old glasses and hearing aids.

  •   Blanket Oil, 12 New St. Pine Bush NY
  •   Curves, Montgomery NY
  •   Dewitt-Martinez Funeral Home, Center St. Pine Bush NY
  •   JAC Acupuncture, 76 Boniface Dr. Pine Bush NY
  •   Pine Bush Area Public Library, Maple Ave. Pine Bush NY
  •   Soulshine Market, 96 Main Street Pine Bush NY
  •   Walker Valley Schoolhouse Community Center*, 6 Marl Rd. & Route 52, Walker Valley NY

[*best days to drop off are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays – hours vary or you can contact pblionsclub@yahoo.com for more specific pickup arrangements]

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