Orange Lions Collecting Diapers For Those In Need

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Sep 062016

Orange Lions we serveA Message From Orange Lion’s Club President Nick Bencivengo:

In an effort to strengthen our community by serving the poor and underserved, our district governor has initiated a districtwide diaper drive.

Currently 21% of children in the United States are living below the federal poverty line. Although there are programs that assist low income families with food, nutritional supplements and housing, no federal programs offer diaper assistance.

According to the Yale School of Medicine, many mothers keep their children in soiled diapers because of limited access to clean ones, resulting in skin rashes and urinary tract infections. This study also tied poor maternal mental health to a lack of diapers. The study of 877 women was here in the city of New Haven but is not just a local problem.

The Orange Lion Club will be collecting full boxes (no partials please) of diapers. Diaper collections will take place until Saturday, Sept. 24.

For more information, call Nick Bencivengo at 203-901-9062.

— Orange Live will Update with drop-off details when they become available.

The Coldwell Banker offices at 564 Racebrook Road, Orange and 270 Amity Road, Woodbridge will serve as drop-off points for this drive.

Breakfast For Dinner With The Lions on Tuesday

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Mar 252014

Lions Club LogoThe Orange Lions Club welcomes everyone to enjoy breakfast for dinner at Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, on Tuesday, March 25.

The event is a fundraiser for the Lions to benefit the projects and programs they provide in the community.

Admission is $10 per person and includes 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, bacon, coffee/tea.

Seating times are 5, 6, and 7 p.m.

For tickets contact Marianne at marianne_miller@sbcglobal.net.

Come out on Tuesday and support the Orange CT Lions Club.

Originally Published on: Mar 21, 2014 @ 8:55 

Thank You From The Orange Lions Club

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Feb 192014

Orange CT Lions Club

Orange CT Lions Club

On behalf of the Orange Lions Club, we would like to thank everyone for your extremely generous contributions and donations to our wine tasting event. Having an assortment of local culinary creations in a fun, social, and relaxed atmosphere made for a wonderful evening for all that attended.

The Orange Lions Club is delighted with the success of our wine tasting event and is thrilled to share that the money raised help to support local charities such as:

Wounded Warrior Project

Fidelco Guide Dogs

CT Radio Information Services for the Blind

Amity High School Scholarship Program

Orange Senior Center

Connecticut Lions Eye Research Center

With the generous support of people like you, the Orange Lions Club will be able to help many of the individuals and families that rely on the services of the organizations listed above not only to meet their essential daily needs, but to work towards a brighter future.

We also would like to thank the following Sponsors who helped to make this a wonderful event for our Town:

Lion Pat McCorkle

New York Life (Lion Joan Zorena)

Dr. Lawrence Messina (Lion)

Attorney Debra Marino

Tile America (Lion Laurie Bouve)

Grow N Mow

Orange Town Newspaper

Cellini Design Jewelers

Orange Ale House

Laura ‘Peach” Reid

Doris Knight

Cigars and More

Apicella Adjusters (Lion Maria Sandillo)

Caldwell Bankers (Wayne Hugendubel)

Cohen & Wolf (Attn Vincent Marino)

Colonial Properties

Lion Eve Overchuk

Baybrook Remodelers (Lion Ken Carney)

Lion Arlene Consiglio – In memory of Milton Consiglio

Ruotolo Mechanical, Inc. (Lion Ron Ruotolo)

We would also like to thank our food vendors, Andini’s, Marco Pizzeria, Scratch Baking and Racebrook Wine & Liquor World, plus many others who helped out with door prizes, raffles and donations.

For more information about the Orange Lions or to become a member, call Laurie Bouve at 203-676-0179

Orange Lions To Make Community Grants

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Jan 242014

Orange Lions we serveThe Orange Lions Club recently announced that it will provide a limited number of mini-grants to eligible community organizations and/or individuals in Spring 2014.  The program is intended to provide funds to worthy causes and activities in the town of Orange that might not otherwise be funded.

Orange Lions Club President Ronald Ruotolo said, “While our Lions Club continues to provide funds to Lions blindness prevention programs, aid for the blind, and eye research, which are long-time Lions Club priorities, we feel strongly that it is important to support local projects as well.”

He emphasized that this funding is in addition to several college scholarships which the Orange Lions Club awards to Amity High School graduates from Orange each year.

Ruotolo has appointed Lion Michael Muttitt of Orange to chair the community mini-grants program this year.

Blank applications for the community mini-grants program are now available at the High Plains Community Center in the Community Services Department, at the Peoples United Bank branch on Orange Center Road, at the Case Memorial Library, and from any Orange Lion.

Muttitt said, “In addition to our ongoing commitment to fund anti-blindness programs and provide aid to those with sight problems, the Orange Lions feel that it is crucial to continue to use some of our fund-raising resources for local community-based projects and activities.  We have an outstanding review committee which will enable us to make fair and appropriate decisions regarding all allocations.”

Completed applications are due to be submitted to the Orange Lions no later than March 15, 2014.  All Orange non-profit clubs and related nonprofit organizations, individual Orange residents, and Orange government entities are eligible to apply.  The recipients of Orange Lions mini-grants will be announced in March after the selection committee completes its review of all timely applications.

In addition, the Orange Lions continue to conduct such community activities as the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, free Eye Screenings, Easter Egg Hunt, and Seniors Pizza Party.

The Orange Lions also collect used eyeglasses for restoration and distribution to needy people all over the world.  Drop boxes for used eyeglasses, used hearing aids, and cell phones are located in the Case Memorial Library, the High Plains Community Center lobby, and Dr. Regina Johnston’s office at 501 Boston Post Rd.

The Orange Lions also co-sponsor, in conjunction with the Milford Lions Club, a Leos youth group at the Foundation High School, located in Milford, for special needs youths.

Get Uncorked Wine Tasting: Buy Your Tickets Now!

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Jan 052014

IMG_9350The Orange Lions Club does so much for the community. From the Easter Egg Hunt that they host for hundreds of children each spring to the Thanksgiving Dinner they serve in the fall, and the grant money they give to worthy organizations and projects each year. The motto of this charitable organization is “We Serve.”

The Lions Club hosts a couple of fabulous fundraisers each year to help provide for their charitable giving.

On Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, they will host their first fundraising event of the new year with the “Get Uncorked! Wine Tasting Event”

As in the past, this popular occasion offers a wide variety of fine wines, boutique beers, specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a raffle and silent auction with wonderful prizes.

Get Uncorked will take place at St. Barbara’s Greek Hall, 480 Racebrook Road from 7 to 10 p.m.

Tickets are $35 per person, and are available at www.orangeCTLIONS.org, Racebrook Wine and Liquor or by calling Lions Marianne Miller at 203-795-3906 or Maria Sandilo at 203-641-8003.