Conway NH Area
Lions Club
Serving our Communities in the Mt. Washington Valley
We're Making a World of Difference

Conway Area Lions Club

General Information

Originated: Oct. 2014
Chartered: Feb 7, 2015
Current Members: 45
Board of Directors Meetings: 1st Tues. of the month
Monthly Meetings: 1st Wed. of the month
Social Meetings: 3rd Thurs. of the month
Contact information:
Conway Area Lions Club
P.O. Box 168
Conway, NH 03818
Alicia Gildea- Club President
508-934-9663conwayarealionsclub@gmail.com

Membership Payments

2021-2022 Club Officers


Alicia Gildea: President
Sharon Duso: Vice-President
Rick Lammey: Treasurer
Tom Merrill / Linda Rafferty: Secretaries
Angelique Sawyer: OKS Chairperson (Operation Kid Sight)
Phil Ouellette: Membership Chairperson
Jay Bisio: LCIF Chairperson
Bob Gildea: Lion Tamer
Rich Mattei / John Rafferty: Tail Twisters
Charlie Ramsdell: Club Director
Linda Rafferty: Service Chairperson
Rick Lammey: Club Marketing / Webmaster

Meetings

Times and dates may vary.

Board of Directors meetings:

March 1, 2022: Online Zoom Meeting
April 5, 2022: Online Zoom Meeting
May 3, 2022: Online Zoom Meeting

Club Meetings:

March 2, 2022: 6:30pm- Location T.B.D.
April 6, 2022: 6:30 pm- Location T.B.D.
May 4, 2022: 6:30 pm- Location T.B.D.

Social Meetings:

March 2022: Time and Location T.B.D
April 2022: Time and Location T.B.D.
May 2022: Time and Location T.B.D.

Donations for our local communities

If you would like to donate to help our local communities, there are two ways you can do so. First is to our general charity funds and the second is to our local food banks. Below are the links to our Square Online Store where you can do so securely. Thank You!

Local Food Bank Donation Local Eye/Hearing Donation

Donations of Used Eyeglasses

Used eyeglasses can be dropped off at:
Conway Eye Care
1319 White Mountain Hwy. North Conway, NH.

Club News

Lion William "Bill" Jones

February 1, 1932 - January 15, 2022

William "Bill" Jones

In the early morning hours of January 15, 2022, just 17 days before his 90th birthday, William “Bill” Jones, 89, of North Conway, NH and formerly of Lynn, MA, peacefully passed away at home after a 3-month period of declining health. His daughter Nancy and her partner Phil were lovingly and supportively by his side. Bill is now home in Heaven with his late wife Jean, his soulmate and love of his life, who passed way January 23, 2013.

 Bill was an active Lions member for 50 years, first being inducted as a member by the Lynn Massachusetts Lions Club in 1972. He went through the chairs servicing as Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President and ultimately President of the club. Bill served on many committees, including Membership and the Youth Exchange Program. Under his Presidency in the Lynn club, they won Best Club in the District and Best Club in Massachusetts. Bill was inducted and served as the District Governor of 33N for 1983-1984. During his tenure with the Lions, he was involved internationally with many clubs around the world, thus his involvement reviving the Youth Exchange Program, both nationally and internationally. Bill and Jean would have youths staying at their home in Lynn Massachusetts while they were here in the states.

Bill started the Mount Washington Valley Lions, which dissolved prior to the founding of the Conway Area Lions Club in Oct. 2014. Bill held a lifetime membership in the Lions Club and just recently became an official member in the Conway Area Lions Club.

Bill's Obituary
2021 Peace Poster

Peace Poster 2021

The Conway Area Lions congratulate Carissa Bianchino for placing second in the Lions 20021 Peace Poster contest on Jan 5th. Last year's theme was "We are Connect. From left to right: Chairperson of the Peace Poster contest Kathy Barry, Conway Elementary art teacher Stevi Laird, Conway Elementary principal Jason Robert, Nina Clese, parents Juliana and Dan Bianchino and Conway Area Lions President Alicia Gildea. Clarissa Bianchino, pictured in front, is holder her winning Peace Poster.