Showing posts with label Lions Club. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lions Club. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Franklin Lions schedule "Reverse Trunk or Treat" - Oct 23, 2021

"The Franklin Lions will be holding their second annual drive thru Trunk or Treat. We all looking to fill the Franklin High School parking lot with Trunkers."
Follow the event on Facebook for updates
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1551606135109407/permalink/2987559084847431/

Franklin Lions schedule "Reverse Trunk or Treat" - Oct 23, 2021
Franklin Lions schedule "Reverse Trunk or Treat" - Oct 23, 2021

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Get your "Lions Club Donut" at the Franklin Honey Dew locations

For the month of July as we kick off the new "Lion Year",  you can buy a "Lions Club Donut" at the Franklin Honey Dew locations. All proceeds will benefit the local charities of the Franklin Lions Club.

PURPLE: stands for loyalty to friends and to one's self, and for integrity of mind and heart. GOLD: symbolizes sincerity of purpose, liberality in judgement, purity in life and generosity in mind, heart and purpose toward humanity.
Visit the Franklin Lions on the internet at https://e-clubhouse.org/sites/franklinma/

Get your "Lions Club Donut" at the Franklin Honey Dew locations
Get your "Lions Club Donut" at the Franklin Honey Dew locations



Monday, June 28, 2021

Light Up Franklin for this 4th of July

Final week to order. Please help support the Franklin Lions

To order https://forms.gle/28J8pqr6ffudN5i39

"The Franklin Lions would like to celebrate this 4th of July. Our goal is to Light Up the town on July 4th with paper lanterns.  
We are selling the Lanterns in sets of 3 for $15. Lanterns come with LED light and string. Some assembly is required and pattern may vary.  
Once you place your lantern on display we would love for you to send a picture of your lanterns all lit up. We will be posting a video of the lanterns on July 4th to our Facebook page.  
To purchase your lantern please complete below. We will be in contact by email to confirm your order, delivery, and payment. "

Visit the Lions web page -> https://e-clubhouse.org/sites/franklinma/ 

For additional info  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/06/lions-looking-to-light-up-franklin-for.html

Light Up Franklin for this 4th of July
Light Up Franklin for this 4th of July


Monday, June 7, 2021

Lions looking to Light Up Franklin for the 4th of July

"The Franklin Lions would like to celebrate this 4th of July. Our goal is to Light Up the town on July 4th with paper lanterns.  
We are selling the Lanterns in sets of 3 for $15. Lanterns come with LED light and string. Some assembly is required and pattern may vary.  
Once you place your lantern on display we would love for you to send a picture of your lanterns all lit up. We will be posting a video of the lanterns on July 4th to our Facebook page.  
To purchase your lantern please complete below. We will be in contact by email to confirm your order, delivery, and payment. "


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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Franklin fire donation information

"The Franklin MA Lions Club and Franklin Elks Lodge #2136 are working with the Red Cross to help families affected by today’s fire. We have been told the best donations right now are that of gift cards to various clothing, drug stores, food and restaurants. Please reach out to Franklin Lions to make your donation.
Update: The Lions met this evening. We have had an outpouring for clothing donations. For this reason we have decided to do a fund-drive to turn clothing and cloth material such as shoes, curtains, stuffed animals, blankets, etc into cash. We hope to collect 5000lbs by July 7th. We currently will pick up but are working on drop off locations for bags.
Update: we have set up an account with Rockland Trust: Franklin Lions Disaster Fund. Donations can be made there. 100% will be used to assist families to get back on their feet. In addition at the downtown Franklin branch across from post office is a drop box for gift cards. Gift cards and checks can also be mailed to
  • Franklin Lions
    PO Box 3,
    Franklin , MA.
The Red Cross is still trying to reach all 36 families. If you know of a family or are a family affected by today’s fire. Please contact the Red Cross at 1-800-564-1234.
Shared from multiple Facebook updates including

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

FM #366 Franklin Lions to hold "Trunk Or Treat" - October 24, 2020 (audio)

FM #366 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 366 in the series. 

This shares my conversation with the organizers of the Reverse Trunk or Treat scheduled for Saturday, October 24, 2020. The conversation was conducted via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

In the conversation, I talked with Kristine Shanahan, President of the Franklin Lions, and Lions member Heather Sansoucy.

Links to the event page and contact info for businesses to sign up are in the show notes. The conversation runs about 7 minutes. 

Audio link = https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HrDCdGjK


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Event page  https://www.facebook.com/events/337652293995243 

Register as a business to provide a trunk -  Link to register: https://forms.gle/HZ9aAPsC1sLDXXM18

Email option for info and to register:  franklinmalions@gmail.com 

Facebook page for Franklin Lions  https://www.facebook.com/franklinmalions

Franklin Lions web page  https://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/franklinma/index.php

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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial. 

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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

I hope you enjoy!

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Franklin Lions to hold "Trunk Or Treat" -  October 24, 2020
Franklin Lions to hold "Trunk Or Treat" -  October 24, 2020

Monday, October 19, 2020

Reverse Trunk or Treat - Oct 24, 2020

"Get dressed up, pile in your car. Enter the high school through Panther’s Way and follow the signs stopping at each decorated site to collect a goody. 
 
This is a free event. Monetary donations will be accepted for the Franklin Food Pantry.

Must stay in Vehicle in order to obey COVID regulations. Truckers will be wearing masks and gloves and handing out individual bags of candy."

 
When: Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 4 PM EDT – 6:30 PM 
 
 
 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Hockomock Area YMCA Teamed Up with Soldiers’ Angels Treats for Troops to Collect Halloween Candy for Troops and Veterans

By virtue of families, non-profit groups, radio sponsorship and corporate philanthropy, the Hockomock Area YMCA is gratified to share results of the recent candy giveback spearheaded at the Franklin Y to aid and comfort the men, women and veterans of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

Treats for Troops ran successfully and was a rewarding initiative for Brandi Jacobs, senior membership experience director at the Franklin Y—who launched the community-wide effort. “Many times, following Halloween, the Y gets inquiries about sharing extra candy with soldiers. The Y has historically been happy to do so, however shipping costs can add up and that can be an obstacle toward pulling off such a drive.”
an astonishing 2,258 pounds of candy–in 102 boxes
an astonishing 2,258 pounds
of candy–in 102 boxes

The Hockomock Area YMCA, with facilities in Franklin, Foxboro and North Attleboro, has 31,000 members as well as meaningful partnerships within the fifteen communities served. So when Jacobs enrolled on Halloween Day to become a Soldiers’ Angels drop-off site, she guessed there would be no shortage of donations. 

“In the end, our collective purpose to provide comfort to those who serve meant we would find a way to cover shipping costs and deliver donations where they would have the most impact. The fact that there is a national nonprofit, Soldiers’ Angels, that coordinates volunteers with the mission that no soldier goes unloved was instrumental in moving us in the right direction,” said Jacobs.

Shortly after sharing the drive’s goals and drop off locations, the Y received a call from radio host Ray Auger, intent on publicizing the drive over the 101.3 FM network. Donations following the November 8 radio interview with Jacobs poured in, including from the following: members of the YMCA, community members, Dell Technologies, Frederick W. Hartnett Middle School in Blackstone, Dudley Elementary School, and The Franklin Lion’s Club through their collection across Franklin public schools.

On November 19, an astonishing 2,258 pounds of candy–in 102 boxes–was loaded onto a truck headed to Stratton VAMC/Voluntary Service in Albany, NY. A sincere thank you goes out to Marine veteran Jeff Harris, owner of LBP Solutions of Foxboro, who offered to rent a truck and drive the candy to its destination.

Although the gesture of donating excess candy may seem small, it is a wonderful way to remind our men and women in the Armed Forces, as well as veterans of all eras, that we are all thankful for the services and sacrifices they have provided for our country and our families.

About Hockomock Area YMCA:Where Cause Meets Community. At the Hockomock Area YMCA, strengthening community is our cause. The Hockomock Area YMCA is an organization of men, women, and children sharing a commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility.

Our YMCA is committed to partnering and collaborating with others to create and deliver lasting personal and social change in the 15 communities we are privileged to serve. The Hockomock Area YMCA is a not-for-profit charitable cause-driven organization with facilities in North Attleboro, Foxboro, Franklin, and Mansfield. For more information, visit hockymca.org.


About Soldiers’ Angels:Soldiers' Angels is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, their families, and the growing veteran population. Founded in 2003 by the mother of two American soldiers, hundreds of thousands of Soldiers' Angels "Angel" volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways. (Tax ID# 20-0583415). Learn more at www.soldiersangels.org.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Remember when: Aug 9, 2015

Sunday, August 9, 2015


Franklin Lions Club

Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief - to serve their community. 
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization. We have 1.35 million members in more than 45,000 clubs in more than 206 countries and geographic areas. 
Franklin Lions

Franklin Lions Club

Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects - including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled. Franklin Lions

http://www.franklinmatters.org/2015/08/franklin-lions-club.html

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Wine Tasting Evening - May 19

Come and learn about different wines while your tastebuds are teased with the variety of flavors!

Hosted by the Franklin Lions and Franklin Liquors

May 19, 2018 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Franklin Liquors, 636 East Central St, Franklin, MA

Tickets $35 each. Space is Limited

To purchase tickets contact a Franklin Lion or email franklinmalions@gmail.com

Wine Tasting Evening - May 19
Wine Tasting Evening - May 19


Thursday, November 2, 2017

In the News: time zone change considered; Lions victims of fraud

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Turning the clock back in the fall could become a thing of the past in Massachusetts. A special commission created by the state Legislature voted Wednesday to adopt a report recommending that moving the state into a different time zone could be a good idea under certain conditions, but only if other northeastern states are also onboard. 
As the matter moves to the full Legislature, here are some things to consider about what it would mean to change time zones. 
1. If Massachusetts moves to the Atlantic Time Zone, it would be an hour ahead of the rest of the East Coast for much of the year, joining Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the easternmost parts of Canada. The report recommends that any time zone move should only be done in coordination with other neighboring states, such as New York and the rest of New England. Similar proposals have been introduced elsewhere in New England."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20171101/5-things-to-consider-about-mass-changing-time-zones

"The Franklin Lions Club has filed a formal fraud complaint with police against an undisclosed marketing company regarding the fraudulent sale of tickets on the Lions Club’s behalf. 
Club president Shawn Sherry did not to disclose the name of the company and police said it’s still too early in the investigation to confirm any details. As a result, they were unable to be contacted for their side of the story. 
Sherry said that the organization had hired the outside company to promote ticket sales for a Beach Boys tribute concert."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20171101/franklin-lions-club-victims-of-alleged-fraud

The announcement from the Lions can be found here
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2017/10/announcement-from-franklin-lions-club.html

Announcement from Franklin Lions Club
Announcement from Franklin Lions Club

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Franklin Lions collecting DVDs 4 Vets

DVDs 4 Vets
Help those who have proudly served our Country!
Honey Dew Donuts
East and West Central St locations
7 AM – 11 AM
Saturday November 11th, 2017

The idea to start DVDs 4 Vets came about on Veteran’s Day 2006. With daily reports of severely wounded soldiers returning from Iraq, many were unable to easily obtain the basic entertainment, most civilians take for granted, due to restrictive physical or economic hardships.

Your contribution of new and gently used DVDs will allow our vets to enjoy the same entertainment with their friends, families, and neighbors, while recovering and recuperating from injuries sustain fighting for our Freedom.

Sponsored by the
Franklin Lions
PO Box 3
Franklin, MA 02038
franklinmalions@gmail.com




Franklin Lions collecting DVDs 4 Vets
Franklin Lions collecting DVDs 4 Vets

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Franklin Lions - Candy Drive - Saturday Nov 4

Candy, Candy, Candy, Candy, Candy, Candy!!

Donate Yours
To Our
Troops!!

Saturday November 4, 2017
VFW Hall
1034 Pond Street
Franklin, MA 02038
9 AM to 12 PM

Cards to our service men and woman are welcome!

Sponsored by the Franklin Lions





Franklin Lions - Candy Drive - Saturday Nov 4
Franklin Lions - Candy Drive - Saturday Nov 4

Monday, October 23, 2017

Announcement from Franklin Lions Club

It has come to our attention donations were solicited in the Franklin area in exchange for concert tickets on or around October 7. 

This person did NOT have authorization from the Franklin Lions Club to collect donations or give concert tickets as we cancelled our contract with this person on September 28 and never received the money from these collection activities. 

We suggest you file a complaint with the Franklin Police Department if you have been a victim of this fraud as we will be filing a grievance as well. 

Please email us at franklinmalions@gmail.com for this individual’s name if you plan on making the complaint.

Our sincerest apologies for this unfortunate event.

Announcement from Franklin Lions Club
Announcement from Franklin Lions Club

Monday, May 1, 2017

Rabies Clinic - May 20

The Franklin Lions will conduct a Rabies Clinic on May 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM with the cost of $15 per animal.

Franklin/Bellingham Rabies Clinic will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 11AM to 2PM (other towns welcome) 

Location: Franklin Elks 1077 Pond Street Franklin, MA 02038 CASH ONLY $15.00 ($13.00 for senior citizens, veterans, and 1st Responders) 

Dogs MUST be leashed and Cats MUST be in a carrier. 

Any questions please Call 508-726-9913 

Written proof of rabies vaccine within last 12 months is needed for a 3 yr. vaccine.
Rabies Clinic - May 20
Rabies Clinic - May 20

Monday, February 27, 2017

Franklin Lions: Paint Party - Mar 18


The Franklin Lions will be hosting a paint party on Saturday, March 18 at Muse Paint Bar, Patriot Place, Foxboro. 

Tickets are $45 each which include food and non-alcoholic beverages. A portion of the ticket sales will be going to the Franklin Lions Scholarship Fund

Tickets must be purchased in advance at: https://events.musepaintbar.com/index.php/welcome/edit/26795


 Tickets must be purchased in advance
Tickets must be purchased in advance

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Franklin Lions: Clothing and Shoe Drive

Clothing and Shoe Drive

Franklin Lions will be collecting used clothing including shirts, pants, dresses, ties, belts, hats, coats and shoes. Household items include sheets and blankets

When: Now till March 17th

Where: Email the Franklin Lions to arrange pick up. Drop off locations coming soon!

Contact: franklinmalions@gmail.com

http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/franklinma/
http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/franklinma/

Monday, November 7, 2016

Franklin Lions collecting DVDs Fri, Nov 11

On Friday, November 11, from 7-11AM, the Franklin Lions will be collecting DVDs for DVDs4Vets at both Honey Dew locations in Franklin.

The idea to start DVDs4Vets came about on Veterans Day, 2006. With daily reports of severely wounded soldiers returning from Iraq, many were unable to easily obtain some of the basic entertainment most civilians take for granted, due to restrictive physical or economic hardships.


http://www.dvds4vets.org/
http://www.dvds4vets.org/

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Franklin Lions: Annual candy give back this week

Annual candy give back starts this week. Jefferson and Parmenter schools are collecting for the Franklin Lions

The Franklin Lions will also be set up at the VFW post on Pond Street Sunday 12-2. 
http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/franklinma/
Franklin Lions

Last year we sent over 750 lbs, we hope to reach 1,000 this year.

Come show your support for our troops near and far by bringing your candy and cards of thanks.






Thursday, November 19, 2015

Franklin Lions Candy Drop collects over 550 pounds


From November 1 - 7, the Franklin Lions Club collected candy for their 3rd Annual Candy Drop. All candy donated is delivered to troops overseas through Operation Gratitude. 
This year, thanks to the parishioners of St. Mary's, and families of Jefferson Elementary, Parmenter Elementary and Stapleton Elementary in Framingham, a total of 556 pounds was collected, sorted, boxed and shipped to support our troops. The largest collection yet. The club also donated 25 tooth care kits. 
Upcoming events include the Bellingham/Franklin Senior Luncheon on Saturday, December 5 and Painting with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 12. Please be on the lookout for more details. 
candy collection 01
candy collection 01

candy collection 02
candy collection 02
Any questions please contact the club directly at franklinmalions@gmail.com or visit our website http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/franklinma.