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Lions District 33S August 2021 Newsletter

The New and Updated Newsletter

Welcome to the new and updated Lions District 33S Monthly newsletter! You'll notice a few changes from our previous newsletters that will hopefully provide a better experience:

  • We've moved the information directly into the newsletter, rather than simply providing you with a link. Forms and flyers are still linked you so can download them at your discretion.
  • We've added a Table of Contents so you can get right to the info you're interested in.
  • We've updated our lists. We want to make sure you get the information you want and only the info that you want. If you only want to receive the monthly newsletter and periodic announcements, you can. If you want to get Sunshine and Sorrows updates only, you can. (Of course, we hope you'll subscribe to the newsletter so that you have the latest info available about what's happening in your district.) At the bottom of this newsletter you'll find a link to update your preferences.

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Table of Contents
International President's Message
A Word From the District Governor
Featured Club Service Project
Submit YOUR Service Project
By the Numbers
Special Announcements
Upcoming Events Events Calendar
Contact Us
Update Your Preferences/Subscription(s)

International President's Message

What makes our family of service so unique is that we never stop growing. Our door is always open, an invitation to those who want to be a part of it. We are a place where people answer the calls of their hearts to serve and are welcomed with open arms. We offer everyone the opportunity to participate in something bigger than us all: the selfless service of others.

Yet, what is sometimes lost in our depiction of our international association are the individuals behind the collective. We are certainly proud of our 48,000 clubs and 1.4 million members, and we use these numbers to showcase the sheer magnitude of our service and global community.
This year, let’s remember the most important element of our success: you. You, and each individual Lion, are absolutely critical to our collective success. You are the heartbeat of service. This year’s message, Service from the Heart, is a call to all districts, clubs and Lions to be sure we are always leading with what brought us to Lions International to begin with – our hearts. If we let our passion for service shine through, there is absolutely nothing we can’t accomplish together.

A Word From the District Governor

As you can tell from the graphic at the top of the newsletter, the theme for this year is "The Power of Service". Service is the life blood of our organization. It is our superpower. Each month, I'll choose a word related to the Power of Service. The word this month is Launch.

Like a rocket on a launchpad, our Lions clubs are poised to provide service. Because of Covid-19, for more than a year we've been in a holding pattern, but now it looks like that hold may finally be released and we're "go for launch".

Many of our clubs won't officially lift-off until September, but some have already left the launchpad and are soaring into the heavens.

Now is the time to complete our pre-flight checks to make sure we're ready. Have you been keeping in touch with your fellow club members? Have you planned your service projects for the year?

A rocket is a complicated piece of machinery, but our mission doesn't have to be. Anything we do to provide service in our communities brings us one step closer to completing our mission. This month, our Global Service Team chairperson, Immediate Past District Governor Sandy Fife, is providing more than 30 project ideas to help us successfully complete our mission.

Let's make sure we're "All Systems Go!" for launch!

Featured Club Service Project

This month's featured club service project is from the South Eastern Massachusetts Paws of Comfort (SEMPOC) Lions club. 

On Jun 30th, members of the Paws of Comfort club, along with their K9s traveled to Winthrop, MA to console and comfort the residents of Winthrop in the wake of a mass shooting. During the evening the club members and their K9 partners were in the Senior center as another form of Crisis Intervention on hand for the Residents. Therapy dogs were also called in to help, especially for the children.

On July 1st another group of SEM Paws of Comfort Lions club members attended the Vigil of approximately 400-500 Winthrop residents.


Submit Your Service Project

Would you like to have one of your club's service projects featured in the district newsletter? It's simple: tell us about your project. Send a description of your completed project along with a photo of the project in action to Tell us what the project is, who the project serves, and how many people are served by the project (even if is just one person). The District Governor will choose one project to feature every month.

By the Numbers

This section contains updates about how the district is doing.

Special Announcements

A Message From the Global Service Team Chairperson

Thank you all for all you do and have done for your Communities this past year. This year I will be serving as the Districts Global Service Chair. I will be working with your Club Presidents, our Zone Chairs and the Club Service Chairs to help clubs identify resources, to offer service project ideas and tell our story by reporting . Most people join Lions to give back and quality service projects increase member satisfaction and help attract new members who are looking to serve. It is my hope to bring you ideas, work along beside you on your service programs, and offer resources to maximize our service impact. Our International President Douglas X. Alexander’s theme is “Service from the Heart” and to quote him tells our story ~ “ Lions are a family like no other. And with our hearts united in service, we will lift up our communities all over the world. Because in times of great need, only a greater passion for service can make the world a better place for all people.”

Read Immediate Past District Governor Sandy's full message here.
Childhood Cancer Project Ideas

Youth Speech

1st Cabinet Advisory Meeting

New England Lions Council

The New England Lions Council (NELC) is an educational and leadership supporting organization that gives District 33S Lions the opportunity to interact with Lions from throughout New England. There are 3 NELC gatherings per year: in October, January, and May. For more info visit

If you would like to become a member of the NELC (it's open to ALL Lions), simply fill out the form below.


Massachusetts Lions Eye Research 2022 Calendar

Attention Photographers!!!

If you participated in the Environmental Photo contest last year, or if you just enjoy taking pictures - scenery, flowers, trees, sky, animals, weather phenomenon, the environment.
We are looking for photos for next year’s MLER (Mass Lions Eye Research) 2022 calendar.

We are collecting pictures from across the state. Please send pictures that are horizontal orientated. Next year’s calendar will be a collection of pictures from our Multiple District. If you would like to submit some pictures for possible approval, please send pictures – digitally to PDG Pat Kalicki at

All pictures must be submitted no later than Sept 15th

LCIcon Boston 2023

Upcoming Events

Wine for a Cause

Who: South Eastern Mass Paws of Comfort
When: August 1 - August 31
Where: City Spirits, Attleboro & North Attleboro, MA

Food Truck

Who: Rehoboth Anawan Lions
When: August 15
Where: Red Way Plains, Route 44, Rehoboth, MA
Time: 4:00PM

Eyeglass Washing

Who: District Eyeglass Recycling Committee
When: August 16 and 30
Where: Raynham Lions Hall, Raynham, MA
Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM and 6:30PM - 9:00 PM

10th Annual Robert McCabe Memorial Golf Tournament

Who: Raynham Lions
When: August 27
Where: Olde Scotland Links, 695 Pine St., Bridgewater, MA
Time: 7:00AM

Dennis-Harwich Arts and Crafts Fair

Who: Dennis-Harwich Lions
When: August 28 and 29
Where: Brooks Park (1 Oak Street, Harwich, MA 02645)
Time: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

USA/Canada Forum

When: September 9-11
Where: Des Moines, IA

The USA/Canada forum is a great opportunity to meet Lions from around the United States, Canada, and the islands of the Caribbean. It's a 3 day conference full of interesting leadership seminars and world-class speakers.

More info is available on the Forum Website

16th Annual Golf Tournament

Who: South Attleboro Lions
When: September 19
Where: Chemawa Golf Course, North Attleboro, MA
Time: 7:00AM-3:00PM

Journey For Sight Walk-A-Long

Who: A District 33S Event
When: Saturday, September 25
Where: Scusset Beach State Reservation, Sagamore, MA
Time: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
See Flyers below

NELC October Meeting

Who: New England Lions Council
When: October 16-17, 2021
Where: Nashua, NH
Guest Speaker: Scott Brown (Former Ambassador of the United States
to New Zealand and Samoa)

Halloween Dance

Who: South Attleboro Village Lions
When: October 30, 2021
Ages: 20-100
A night of dancing, fun, food and surprises. More information to follow.

Events Calendar

To see upcoming events in calendar form, take a look at the District Events Calendar.

Contact Us

We want to make it easy for you to reach your district officers, so we've created a bunch of district email addresses. There's no need to remember everyone's individual email address. Don't know who a specific individual is? No problem! Simply send your email to one of the district email addresses and it will be routed to the right person. You can contact the following people:

District Governor -
1st Vice District Governor -
2nd Vice District Governor -
Cabinet Secretary -
Cabinet Treasurer -
Zone 1 Chair (Matthew Rueter) -
Zone 2 Chair (Laurie Silva) -
Zone 3 Chair (Janet Kusins) -
Zone 4 Chair (Robert Thayer) -
Zone 5 Chair (Carl Hanson) -
Zone 6 Chair (Rebecca Morrissey) -
Zone 7 Chair (Lori Porteleki) -
Zone 8 Chair (Michael Salois) -
Zone 9 Chair (Scott Lebeau Sr.) -
Zone 10 Chair (Lorraine Thompson) -
Region 1 Chair (Tammy Morrissey) -
Region 2 Chair (Jerry Lawrence) -
Region 3 Chair (Nadene Martin) -
Global Leadership Chair -
Global Membership Chair -
Global Service Chair -
LCIF Chair -
Newsletter Editor -
Sunshine and Sorrows Chair -
Marketing and Communications Team -
Webmaster -
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