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 -- The Putnam Lions met Wednesday, January 9th at The Crossings Restaurant and Brew Pub for their monthly dinner meeting.  In addition to regular business, four new members were inducted.

Patricia Faucher, Debra Rajaniemi, Mikayla Van Dam and Erin Van Dam were welcomed into the Putnam Lions club in a meaningful ceremony led by Lion Greg King. The new members were presented for membership by their sponsors, Lions Steve Faucher, Al Cormier and Barbara Chubbuck.  During the ceremony they were given a history of the club and they were welcomed into the world’s largest and most active service club organization.   

The Putnam Lions Club meets on the first Thursday and third Wednesday of the month at 7:00PM at The Crossings Restaurant and Brew Pub in Putnam.


 -- On December 14, 2019, members of the Putnam Lions Club, friends and family of Lion Fran Gregoire gathered in Rotary Park to honor his memory by dedicating a bench in his name. Fran Gregoire was a long-time Lion member and active volunteer within the Putnam community. He truly embodied the Lions’ motto of “We Serve”.

Fran joined the Putnam Lions in 1979 and was active in the club until he passed away in 2017. During his many years of service, he held many roles within the Lions, including that of District Governor. In addition to his dedication to the Lions he was also a board member and staunch supporter of the Putnam EMS.

Fran’s wife Sue, his daughter Rebecca and her long-time companion, Stephen Ross, as well as Fran’s granddaughter, Elizabeth Garner, were in attendance. Granddaughters Mellissa Garner and Aurora Paradis were unable to attend. Sue Gregoire expressed gratitude for the memoriam and said how proud Fran would be to have this honor.

The bench is situated directly behind the Putnam Lion’s food truck location where Fran was known to sit when he was not working in it. Fran will be remembered for his service, his dedication, his love of this community and most of all for his friendship.


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