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
Conway Area Lions Club
P.O. Box 168
Conway, NH 03818
Alicia Gildea- Club President
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
Times and dates may vary.
Nov. 30, 2021: Time and Location T.B.D.
Jan. 4, 2022: Time and Location T.B.D.
Feb. 1, 2022: Time and Location T.B.D.
Dec. 1, 2021: 6:30pm at the First Church of Christ North Conway
Jan. 5, 2022: 6:30pm at the First Church of Christ North Conway
Feb. 2, 2022: 6:30pm at the First Church of Christ North Conway
Nov. 2021: Time and location T.B.D.
Dec. 9, 2021: Annual Christmas Party at Glen Junction Restaurant
Jan. 2022: Time and Location T.B.D.
Feb. 2022: Time and Location T.B.D
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
Used eyeglasses can be dropped off at:
Conway Eye Care
1319 White Mountain Hwy. North Conway, NH.
We would like to thank everyone who purchased tickets and a HUGE THANK YOU to Lion Clarice for donating the quilt and her many hours of hard work designing, making and selling tickets for the raffle! Lion Clarice is pictured above, holding up the quilt. The winner of Emma's Quilt was Phil Ouellette of Conway. Congratulations Phil!
On August 24th, the Conway Area Lions Club, along with Whittier Lions Club and the Mt. Washington Valley Riders, presented a check for $1,650 to Brain King for the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Foundation. Brian will be running in the 2021 Boston Marathon on October 11th to raise money for the Foundation.
Brian was diagnosed with Inherited Retinal Disease (IRD), which is causing his central vision to deteriorate. IRD is a genetic disease which cause the cells in his retina to not work properly. IRD cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. As of now, there is no known cure for the disease. However, genetic research is leading the way to develop new drugs and therapies to correct IRD. Brian is an avid sports enthusiast and has competed in numerous triathlons over the years including the IRONMAN race in Lake Placid, NY in July 2019. His is excited for the opportunity to compete in the 2021 Boston Marathon, which through his fundraising, can contribute to research to find a cure for IRD.
On August 24th, the Conway Area Lions presented the town of Conway a new bench made from recycled plastic. Over the last few months, Lions Clubs though out NH have been collecting soft plastic for a recycling program from a company called NexTrex for their film plastic recycling project. NexTrex donates a bench made from recycled plastics to any organization that collects 500 pounds of soft plastic (film plastic) in a six month period. That equates to about 40,500 plastic bags for every 500 pounds!. The bench, donated from Trex, was through the efforts of multiple clubs in district 44H. Soft plastic collections for second bench are currently underway.
On November 3rd, the Conway Area Lions presented the town of Bartlett with our second bench made from recycled plastic through NexTrex's recycling program. In the front row (L-R) is Joe Yahna- Principle at the Josiah Bartlett School, Lion Cheryl Merrill and Lion Chris Russian. In the back row (L-R) is Lion John Rafferty, Lion Tom Merrill, Lion Charlie Ramsdell, Lion Dana Russian, Bartlett Selectwoman Vicki Garland and Selectman Gene Chandler.