The Woburn Host Lions Club is a group of men, with diverse backgrounds and jobs, who join together to raise funds to make those who are less fortunate than ourselves lives better. We get together weekly for dinner on Thursday nights, where we catch up on each others lives, but, equally importantly, plan and execute various fundraisers that we use to help people. If that sounds of interest, we would ask you to please get in touch with us. The Woburn Host Lions Club is a registered 501 (c)3 organization.
We are pleased to announce that our first "in person" activity is now on the calendar. Our club is hosting the "Beast of the East" Beepball tournament in late August, on Saturday the 28th . For those of you unfamiliar with beepball, it is basically softball played by those with visual impairment. The ball itself beeps, to allow batters to hit it and fielders to field it. If you've never seen it played, you really must, especially by these teams who are the best of the best! Click here if you would like to know more.
After a recent meeting with Mayor Scott Galvin, it was decided that the Halloween Parade, on Halloween Sunday October 31st, and the Monster Dash, on Sunday October 17th, can proceed this year! Our club is ecstatic to be able to bring back our biggest fundraisers of the year, not to mention one of the highlights of the year for the citizens of Woburn. Most are unaware that the funds to put on the parade are entirely raised through donations that our members solicit. It is still early in the process, but we would appreciate anything that you could donate to help us get this parade off to a great start! We would like to provide a means by which those of you who support our mission of eyesight research can make a donation towards that end. We've set up a form where you can make a donation towards Lions Eye Research, to help us fulfill our mission.
The Woburn Host Lions Club is emerging from the COVID pandemic with a continued resolve to honor our motto, “We Serve”.
As the Woburn community moves forward with its re-opening we will be re-starting our activities and public service projects with an eye toward moving our mission forward in the most responsible ways possible.
Already in the works are plans for our annual Halloween Parade, our annual Monster Dash (both in October) and our participation in the Festival on the Common (in November). We have returned to in-person weekly meetings and encourage new members to visit us for a dinner meeting.
Thank you to all the first responders and medical personnel who have bravely risked their own safety to care for all of us over the past many months.
Thank you also to the "unsung heroes" who stocked our grocery stores and who delivered product to those stores, those who brought us our online and take out purchases, who worked behind the scenes to keep facilities of all kinds cleaned and everyone who worked to keep us informed.
President Chris Kisiel of the Woburn Host Lions club making a donation to Mass Lions Eye Research at a recent district advisory meeting in Chelmsford.
The Club gave over $21,000 to various Lions charities that day. Thanks to the generous donations collected from the community even without the annual Halloween parade and Monster Dash.
Shown here with Chris Kisiel is District Governor elect Brian Doherty, Kisiel, Paul Strauch and BJ Callahan all of the Woburn Club.
President Chris Kisiel making a donation on behalf of the WHLC to Erin Ficociello, president of the Tanner Ta Tas.
$5000 DiPanfilo Scholarship Winner
Katelyn Autenzio with Mom and King Lion Chris Kisiel
Did you know that millions of people around the world have benefited through more than 13,000 Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) grants, which have totaledmore than US$1 billion. That number continues to grow in part from gifts from foundations, corporations, governments and non-Lions. However, the vast majority of LCIF’s funding comes through the generous donations from Lions clubs and individual members. The Woburn Host Lions Club makes a substantial donation each year to support the work of LCIF.