Who we are? Pocono Lions Club History

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The Pocono Lions Club was originated at a meeting held on November 22, 1949 at Johnny’s Pocono Summit Inn. Of the 30 men that met that day one is still with us: Bill Lewis.

In June 1950, the group, sponsored by the Stroudsburg Lions Club, received a charter for the Pocono Lions Club from the Lions Clubs International.

True to the Lions motto, WE SERVE, the Pocono Lions Club since its inception has raised close to  ¾ of a million dollars that have been distributed to local charities. Under Lions Clubs International rules, funds raised from the public must be used for our charity work... they cannot be used to finance the operation of the club.

 

What do we do? Lions in the Community

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

Local Little League Baseball Teams Local Elementary School Scholarship Awards to Local High School Seniors Beautification Program
Local Ecumenical Food Bank Achievement Awards Large Print Books at Clymer Library Tobyhanna Township Police & Volunteer Fire Company
Local Boy & Girl Scouts Adopt-A-Highway Community Christmas Tree Lighting & Site

Salvation Army Bell Ringers

Leo Club of Pocono Mountain West HS Volunteer Driver Program to Transport Disabled Veterans to VA Hospital Leader Dogs for the Blind Eyeglass Recycling/Collection

Local Charities

Dave Carbone President of the Pocono Lions Club presents a check for $ 150.00 to Elaine Madere Social Concerns Coordinator for Most Holy Trinity Parish. The donation was for rent on the storage unit that is used to store donations of furniture, clothing,household goods and appliances that are donated to the needy and homeless in Monroe County.

Valor House Donation

Recently the Pocono Lions Club purchased a wood splitter for The Valor House to help with heating the home for the disabled Vets living there. These dedicated Lions also spent the day splitting the wood and helping out at the house. Great job for a great cause.

 

Leader Dogs for the Blind

The Pocono Lions club raises funds throughout the year to give to this most worthy cause.  www.leaderdog.org

Scholarships

Scholarships

Pocono Lions Annual Scholarship established in honor of John Kaltenthaler awards $1500 to a local student who is enrolled full time and maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0.  

Why we need You

  • Provide more hands for service
  • Gain fresh ideas for service activities
  • Spread enthusiasm for helping others
  • Raise community awareness
Membership Information

July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015 Officers

President: Dave Carbone Lion Tamer:

Mike McNally

1st Vice President: Sean Naughton 1 Year Director: Bill Dyer
2nd Vice President: Steve Glaesser 1 Year Director: Bob Scully
3rd Vice President: Jeanne Dyer 2 Year Director: Norm Wahner
Secretary: George Barthelenghi 2 Year Director: Joe Varacalli
Assistant Secretary: John Kalenthaler Membership Chairman:

Sal Ventrelli

Treasurer: Jim McLaine