Monocacy Lions Club

Monocacy Lions Club Members of the Monocacy Lions Club have dedicated themselves to serving our community and those in need.
The Monocacy Lions Club members give of their time and energy to enrich and improve the quality of the lives of others and are rewarded by the knowledge that their efforts do make a difference.

The Monocacy Lions Club is one of 46,000 Lions Clubs world-wide pledged to provide unselfish service to their communities and those in need. With over 1.4 million members worldwide, we are the largest service organization in the world. The principle ideal upon which Lions Clubs International was founded was one of Service to those in need without regard to politics, religion, race, or the personal interests of the individual members. We are united in helping our community and helping those less fortunate.

Mission: We are a non-profit organization of men and women willing to devote time, talent and treasure to enriching community life.

02/09/2020

The February Lions meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, Feb. 10 at 7:00 pm. The meeting will held at St. Peter's Church in Poolesville.

Lauren Greenberger, president of Sugarloaf Citizens Association, will be our speaker. She will discuss several issues of interest to our community, including the bill permitting hunting with rifles in the Ag Reserve, the bill permitting limited installation of solar arrays in the ag reserve, and coal ash hauling from the power plant.

Hope to see you on Monday.

KL Gary Burdette

Don't forget the upcoming Lions' Auction Night on Feb 24th.

01/27/2020

Don't forget - we have a Lions meeting scheduled for Mon, Jan 27 at 7:00 pm at the Pavilion at St. Marys.

KL Gary Burdette

01/27/2020

I am very saddened to announce that Lion Ed Brown passed away earlier today.

Lion Ed became a Lion in 1942 when he joined the Rockville Lions. After serving in WW2, Lion Ed transferred his membership to Monocacy in 1946. Lion Ed was not only the longest serving Monocacy Lion, but also one of the longest serving Lions in all of Lions Club International.

Please remember his wife Winsome, Lion Herb Brown, and the rest of the Brown family in your thoughts and prayers.

KL Gary Burdette

01/11/2020

Our Lions meeting is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 13 at 7:00 pm. It will be held at St. Peter's Church in Poolesville.

Our speaker will be local author Steve Vogel. Steve will discuss his new book Betrayal in Berlin: The True Story of the Cold War's Most Audacious Espionage Operation. It tells the true story of the Berlin Tunnel, an American-British Cold War operation to to dig a tunnel into East Berlin in order to intercept Soviet secrets, and the operation's betrayal by the dangerous British spy, George Blake.

Looking forward to seeing you on Monday, January 13.

KL Gary Burdette

Monocacy Lions Club's cover photo
02/28/2019

Monocacy Lions Club's cover photo

Monocacy Lions Club
02/28/2019

Monocacy Lions Club

09/30/2018
Our next Lions meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 25 at 7:00 pm the Pavilion in Barnesville.  We will be installing o...
06/25/2018

Our next Lions meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 25 at 7:00 pm the Pavilion in Barnesville. We will be installing our club officers for the coming Lions year. District Governor Carl Vettel will officiate the swearing in.

Our incoming officers are:
President Milton Andrews
1st Vice President Garland Johnson
2nd Vice President Dick Franklin
Secretary Nancy Gallo
Treasurer Gary Burdette
Tail Twister Murray Dutchman
Lion Tamer Dan Yates
Immed. Past President John Clayton
Board Members Tom Conlon
Peter Gallo
Hammet Hough
Rob Jones

-Lion Gary Burdette

Monocacy Lions & Friends,Due to the wet weather predicted for  Monday, June 11, the Monocacy Lions Club Picnic has been ...
06/11/2018

Monocacy Lions & Friends,
Due to the wet weather predicted for Monday, June 11, the Monocacy Lions Club Picnic has been rescheduled for Monday, July 9, at White's Ferry. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused and hope to see you on July 9th. Please make any of your friends who were planning on attending the picnic aware of the date change.

Our next regular meeting will be on June 25th.

-Lion Nancy Burdette Gallo

Save the date! Our next get together will be on Monday, June 11 for our Lions picnic at White's Ferry.Here's a picture f...
05/31/2018

Save the date! Our next get together will be on Monday, June 11 for our Lions picnic at White's Ferry.

Here's a picture from last years's Lions picnic showing master grill chefs Joe Ryba and William Price at work. Can you taste those franks and burgers?

05/31/2018

Our next get together will be on Monday, June 11 for our Lions picnic at White's Ferry.

Lion Gary Burdette

The Monocacy Lions met on  Monday, May 14 @ 7:00 pm at St. Peter Episcopal Church in Poolesville.Our program was a prese...
05/07/2018

The Monocacy Lions met on Monday, May 14 @ 7:00 pm at St. Peter Episcopal Church in Poolesville.

Our program was a presentation on the Upcounty Prevention Network, an organization that promotes healthy youth lifestyles. Speakers included Charlotte Boucher, retired principal of John Poole Middle School, Dr. Meg Oberman, an emergency room doctor, Lynne Rolls, a local businesswoman, and 3 local students.

Note - this will be our only meeting in May. The 2nd meeting has been canceled because it falls on Memorial Day.

Lion Gary Burdette

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04/25/2018

Monocacy Lions Club's cover photo

The Lions met on Monday April 23 at 7:00 pm.  The meeting was held at St. Mary's Pavilion in Barnesville. Our speaker wa...
04/25/2018

The Lions met on Monday April 23 at 7:00 pm. The meeting was held at St. Mary's Pavilion in Barnesville.

Our speaker was Caroline Taylor, the Executive Director of the Montgomery Countryside Alliance. She spoke about the Agricultural Reserve. She reminded us that the reserve faces many challenges and cannot be taken for granted.

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04/23/2018

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Monocacy Lions Club
04/23/2018

Monocacy Lions Club

This is just a reminder, the Monocacy Lions will be working at the historic John Poole House on Saturday, April 14 from ...
04/12/2018

This is just a reminder, the Monocacy Lions will be working at the historic John Poole House on Saturday, April 14 from 9:00 AM to Noon to clean up the yard. This is the oldest building in Poolesville. The log structure was built in 1793 by John Poole, Jr. It has served as a trading post for traveling merchants and families from the surrounding farms and plantations, and was the U. S. Post Office “Poole’s Store, Maryland” from 1810. Last year the Lions completed a major cleanup on the east side of the historic building. This year our efforts will concentrate on the west side.This assistance to the Historic Medley District to maintain the John Poole house is one way that Lions serve the community. Please remember to bring outside work tools.
-Lion Nancy Burdette Gallo.

The Lions met on Monday, April 9th at 7:00 pm.  The meeting was held at St. Peter's Church in Poolesville.  Our speakers...
04/08/2018

The Lions met on Monday, April 9th at 7:00 pm. The meeting was held at St. Peter's Church in Poolesville.

Our speakers were Lions Rich and Lois Barb. Lion Lois is the Coordinator of the District Leader Dog for the Blind program. Lion Rich is the President of the Lions Community Outreach Foundation. Accompanying Lions Rich and Lois was a puppy that they are training to be a service dog for the blind. The Monocacy Lions foundation budget for a donation to Leader Dogs for the Blind.

-Lion Gary Burdette

(Picture from an April 2016 meeting)

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04/04/2018

Monocacy Lions Club's cover photo

Pictures of the Agriculture education speakers from the March 26 meeting.
04/01/2018

Pictures of the Agriculture education speakers from the March 26 meeting.

The Monocacy Lions met on Monday, March 26 at 7:00 pm.  The meeting was held at St. Mary's Pavilion in Barnesville.  Our...
03/26/2018

The Monocacy Lions met on Monday, March 26 at 7:00 pm. The meeting was held at St. Mary's Pavilion in Barnesville.

Our guest speaker was Dave Miller. He spoke about the need for an agriculture education program at Poolesville High School.

Lion Gary Burdette

Monocacy Lions Club's cover photo
03/18/2018

Monocacy Lions Club's cover photo

2018 Scholarships Application Deadline:Once again the Monocacy Lions Club will be offering two Lions Club Scholarships a...
03/18/2018

2018 Scholarships Application Deadline:

Once again the Monocacy Lions Club will be offering two Lions Club Scholarships at Poolesville High School. The Scholarship Committee is posting information about it on our page to give the application period greater visibility.

Scholarship Amount: $2,000.00 ($500/year renewable based on continued enrollment and annual written request to Monocacy Lions Club – Treasurer, PO Box 537, Poolesville, MD 20837).

Eligibility: Any student graduating from any high school in 2018 and residing in the western upper Montgomery County area who plans to further their education.

You are encouraged to attach additional information in response to any question. Personal information on the applications will be removed throughout the application process to allow for a “blinded” review by the Monocacy Lions Scholarship Committee.

Application deadline: March 28, 2018
Return to Ms. DeOto in the PHS Career Center.

Because Facebook does not provide for PDF forms to be posted, the 2 page application form has been included in this post as two images. Download and print these images to letter size or obtain the printed version from Ms. DeOto.

Lion Ben P. Daughtry,R.Ph.,MBA,LFACHE

The Lions met on Monday, March 12 at 7:00 PM at St. Peter's Church in Poolesville. Awards were given to Lions who had br...
03/12/2018

The Lions met on Monday, March 12 at 7:00 PM at St. Peter's Church in Poolesville.

Awards were given to Lions who had brought new members to join during the 2017 centennial year. The Monocacy Lions have increased to 60 members serving the community.

Lions Auction pictures: just a few pictures from the February auction night where Lion William Price served as auctionee...
03/02/2018

Lions Auction pictures: just a few pictures from the February auction night where Lion William Price served as auctioneer.

Our Auction/Dinner is fast approaching,next Monday the 26th.If you have signed up to attend, we will have the cocktail h...
02/23/2018

Our Auction/Dinner is fast approaching,
next Monday the 26th.
If you have signed up to attend, we will have the cocktail hour at 6pm, dinner at 7pm and the auction immediately following.
Accommodations have been made for all attendees, plan on having a good dinner, fun and a memorable evening.
Remember you may bring more than one item to sell.

We could use a couple more assistants to help set up around 4 PM and clean up.
Looking foward to seeing you on the 26th.

Lion Garland Johnson

Dear Monocacy Lions & Friends:    Have you been wondering what to do with those odd gifts you received for Christmas or ...
02/22/2018

Dear Monocacy Lions & Friends:
Have you been wondering what to do with those odd gifts you received for Christmas or items you bought at other auctions? We have the perfect solution - donate them to the Monocacy Lions Club Auction! Our auction is scheduled for Monday, February 26th. The festivities kick off with a social hour at 6:00 pm followed by dinner and auction at 7:00 pm. Once again we will be at St. Mary’s Pavilion in Barnesville. Resident Chief, Bill Lynch is catering the event and plans to serve his famous fried chicken. Once his fryer is going, you never know what else is coming. I urge all Lions and friends to attend .The cost is $20 for guests, Affiliates Members, Members At Large, and visiting Lions (no additional cost for Active members).

Those of you who attended last year will remember what a fun time was had by all, not to mention the bargains. All proceeds will go into the club administrative account and be used to pay our club administrative expenses.

Each participant is asked to donate at least one item for the Auction, the more the better. You can drop off your items at the Pavilion on the day of the auction; the Pavilion will be open at 4:00 pm, or bring them with you. If you cannot attend the auction but wish to donate an item, you can drop it off at 18506 Barnesville Road, Barnesville.

Lion William Price will again serve as our Auctioneer, so I’m sure the auction will be an enjoyable event.

If you plan to attend, you can sign-up at our upcoming Lions meeting or contact me at 301-349-5797 (home) or 301-606-4155 (cell), or email at [email protected]. Please R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, February 21rd.
So, bring your auction items, your checkbook and a few friends, plan on a fun evening. Looking forward to seeing you on February 26th.

Lion Garland Johnson

02/12/2018

The Lions met Monday February 12 at 7:00 PM at St. Peter's Church in Poolesville.
Lion Gary Burdette

The Monday, January 22 meeting took place at St. Mary's Pavilion in Barnesville, MD.  Lion Ben Daughtry was honored with...
01/21/2018

The Monday, January 22 meeting took place at St. Mary's Pavilion in Barnesville, MD. Lion Ben Daughtry was honored with the Milton Jones Fellowship award and a 20 year membership pin was presented to Lion Billie Jaimison. Some photos of the meeting are attached.

A presentation was made by the Great & Small Therapeutic Riding Center about the organization and the therapeutic services provided. If anyone is interested in more information about how to support the center’s activities, contact information is below.

Great and Small Therapeutic Riding Center
http://greatandsmallride.org/
17320 Moore Road, Boyds, MD 20841 301-349-0075
Rachel Neff, Director [email protected]
Katy Hansen, Volunteer Coordinator, [email protected]

The Monday, January 8, 2018 meeting was cancelled because of the expected adverse weather.
01/08/2018

The Monday, January 8, 2018 meeting was cancelled because of the expected adverse weather.

12/26/2017
Monocacy Lions 2017 Christmas Party

Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings to All! We hope you will enjoy the Monocacy Lions 2017 Christmas Party video. We serve and we enjoy the fellowship of service to the community. At the dinner we enjoyed the "Clustered Spires" of the Sweet Adelines who sang traditional and new carols. This video provides a peek of their performance and pictures of some who attended.

Lions, get into the holiday spirit by attending the Monocacy Lions Christmas Party! The Party will be held on Monday, De...
11/29/2017

Lions, get into the holiday spirit by attending the Monocacy Lions Christmas Party! The Party will be held on Monday, December 11, at St. Mary’s Pavilion in Barnesville. Festivities begin at 6:00 pm with Happy Hour, followed by a buffet dinner at 7:00 pm. The meal is being catered by chef Bill Lynch. Back by popular demand will be the Frederick Clustered Spires Chorus to provide our musical entertainment. The cost is $20 for Lions and guests. If you did not sign-up at our recent Lions meeting but wish to attend, you can contact Lion Nancy Gallo at 301-972-4317. The cutoff date for reservations is Dec. 6th.

Attendees are asked to donate at least one new unwrapped toy to the WUMCO sponsored Toys-for-Tots drive. Your generosity will bring joy to a child who is less fortunate. Last year, thanks to the generous donations by the Marine Corps “Toys-for-Tots” program and other organizations such as the Monocacy Lions Club, over 250 less fortunate children in our local community enjoyed a memorable Christmas. If you are not attending the Christmas Party but wish to donate a toy, please contact Lion Gary Burdette

A big Thank You to all the Lions and Leos who helped with the Thanksgiving meal distribution on Saturday morning. The Li...
11/23/2017

A big Thank You to all the Lions and Leos who helped with the Thanksgiving meal distribution on Saturday morning. The Lions provided the ingredients for a traditional Turkey dinner for 4. Working with the Leos from Poolesville Middle School and Poolesville High School, the Lions assembled the meals. 30 Meals were then delivered by Lions to the recipients. Lion Gary Burdette reports that this is the breakout on the distribution of food baskets:

30 Monocacy Lions Club

20 John Poole MS and Poolesville HS Leos

22 Our Lady of Presentation Parish and St. Mary's Youth Group

7 Barnesville Baptist Church

79 TOTAL

We have pictures of the Leos and Lions at work assembling the meal delivery boxes that will be posted soon. The Lions worked with WUMCO to distribute the meals to those less fortunate members of the community.

Monocacy Lions 77th Anniversary of the founding Charter
11/15/2017

Monocacy Lions 77th Anniversary of the founding Charter

Monocacy Lions 77th Anniversary of the founding Charter

11/14/2017

Lions, we need you for the Thanksgiving meal distribution on Saturday morning 9:30AM at St. Marys Pavillion. A couple of hours of your time is needed for the assembly and distribution to bring a spot of joy to those less fortunate in our community. If you want to help with the 7:30 AM shopping, contact Gary. See you there!

On Saturday, November 18th the Monocacy Lions will be distributing 30 Thanksgiving food baskets to needy families in the...
11/08/2017

On Saturday, November 18th the Monocacy Lions will be distributing 30 Thanksgiving food baskets to needy families in the community. Each basket will contain a turkey and all the trimmings, enough food to feed a family of four. The Club is purchasing the food from Walmart. We need volunteers to help assemble the baskets and deliver the baskets to the recipients. If you wish to help, you can sign-up at our upcoming Charter Night or contact Lion Gary Burdette at 301-916-3098 or [email protected]. Volunteers should report to St. Mary’s Pavilion in Barnesville 9:30 am.

-Gary Burdette

Monocacy Lions Charter NightThe 77th Monocacy Lions Charter Night was held on Monday, Nov. 13 at Dutch's Daughter, Frede...
11/07/2017

Monocacy Lions Charter Night

The 77th Monocacy Lions Charter Night was held on Monday, Nov. 13 at Dutch's Daughter, Frederick MD.

11/07/2017

Monocacy Lions Halloween Party

The annual Halloween Party was a great success. Over 75 kids accompanied by just as many parents attended. They ate 9 dozen donuts, drank 5 gallons of cider, smashed two candy-filled piñatas, and played some fun games.

The kids once again beat the adults in the tug-of-war. And yet again no one was hurt. The community really seems to continue to enjoy and appreciate this legacy event.

My thanks to the 20 or so Lions who showed up to assist in so many different ways - from serving donuts to helping with games. We were able to get in and out in one day: decorating only took 2.5 hours and clean up only took about 30 minutes!

Special thanks to:

- Father Kevin for use of the pavilion;
- Madeleine Green and her grandson Austin;
- William & Cherry & Tim;
- Heidi & Roger;
- Peter Gallo for getting the sign up;
- Billy for the tug-of-war rope;
- Frank for being the back-up MC;
- The ten to twelve lions who helped clean up so quickly;
- Robert Lewis for donating the pumpkins;
- John Clayton for helping to judge;
- and Gary for scaring the heck out of the little kids with his painted face!

Already making plans for next year!

With gratitude and in Lionism,

Peter Gimbrere

10/23/2017

Our next Lions meeting is scheduled for Monday, Oct 23 at 7:00 pm at St. Mary's Pavilion in Barnesville. Our speaker will be Christina Nanoff of Common Ground Market. Common Ground Market is a local co-op of small sustainable farms created about 2 years ago to showcase farm and artisan foods available in the Ag Reserve.

The Annual Lions' Community Halloween Party is planned for Tuesday, October 31st, at St. Mary's Pavilion, in Barnesville. Bring your kids, grand kids, or the neighbor’s kids to a safe and fun-filled Halloween evening. Get in the Halloween spirit and come dressed in costume. There will be a costume competition, games, refreshments, and prizes - all treats and no tricks. Lion Peter Gimbrere, who is chairing the event, needs volunteers to help run the games, serve refreshments, crowd control, and clean-up. The festivities will begin at 7 pm. Lion Peter needs help with setup; volunteers should report to the Pavilion at 6:00 pm.

Charter Night Celebration
The Monocacy Lions Club's 77th Annual Charter Night Celebration is planned for Monday, Nov. 13 at 6:00 pm at Dutch's Daughter Restaurant. The cost is $40 per person. Lions can sign-up at the Oct. 23rd meeting or contact Lion Nancy Gallo at 301-972-4317

Address

PO Box 537
Dickerson, MD
20837

General information

If you would like more information about the Monocacy Lions Club or are interested in joining, please contact: Roger Brenholtz, Lions Membership Chair E-Mail: [email protected] Club meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 7:00 pm.

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Serving upper Montgomery County, Poolesville and the Monocacy area, the Monocacy Lions Club is one of 46,000 Lions Clubs world-wide pledged to provide unselfish service to their communities and those in need. With over 1.4 million members worldwide, we are the largest service organization in the world. The principle ideal upon which Lions Clubs International was founded was one of Service to those in need without regard to politics, religion, race, or the personal interests of the individual members. We are united in helping our community and helping those less fortunate.

For more information about us, what we do and how to join us in serving the community please visit our Web site http://www.monocacylions.net/

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