Who we are? Pocono Lions Club History

  • Pocono Lions Members

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.replica

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

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