Dates: The 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month, September through June. No regular meetings in July & August
Location: The New Freedom Community Center, 150 East Main Street, New Freedom, PA 17349
Time: 6:45 to 7:00 PM Meet and Greet with refreshments 7:00 PM Meeting
Beginning August 1, 2017 through February 15, 2022, the Club has contributed over $167,600 to charitable organizations, scholarships, and individuals in need. And this includes a much lower than average year in 2020 during the pandemic when the Club had zero income from its largest fund-raising event, the annual Fourth of July Carnival which was cancelled that year. Excluding the pandemic 2020 year, the Club averages more than $37,200 in givings per year. Furthermore, the New Freedom Lions Club is on track to meet its budgeted contributions of $49,200 for fiscal 2021-2022, which ends July 31, 2022.
Projects and Events Supported and Sponsored:
Diabetes Awareness, Leader Dog Program, Lions Beacon Lodge Camp, District Governor’s Project, Rose Fire Company, Paul Smith Library in SYC, New Freedom Community Center, Southern York County Community Services, SYC Food Pantry, South Central York County Senior Center, New Freedom Gardeners, New Freedom Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, H. O. P. E. (Help for Oncology Problems and Emotional support), 4th of July Holiday Parade and fireworks, New Freedom Heritage Association, Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, Six $1000 Scholarships to Susquehannock High School Seniors, Eye Glasses/Eye Exams to the needy, Lions Recycle for Sight Program, Susquehannock Leo Club, as well as other local charities.
Community Education and Awareness such as Human Trafficking and Opiod/Heroin Epidemic.
Road cleanup (Adopt a Highway) of Constitution Ave from Main street to the Susquehannock Trail. The club also sponsored the I83 exit beautification project, including the flagpole, sign, and litter cleanup.
Eye Glass Donations
Please donate your old and unused eyeglasses to New Freedom Lions Club for recycling.
Drop box locations: New Freedom Post Office, Paul Smith Library of SYC,
Saubels Market (Shrewsbury) and YMCA (Shrewsbury)
Currently (January 2022) 35 members
Membership Categories Defined
Active: A member entitled to all rights and privileges and subject to all obligations which membership in a Lions Club confers or implies
Member-at-Large: A member of the club who has moved from the community and desires to retain membership in the club
Associate: A member who holds his primary membership in another Lions club, but has a residence or is employed in the conferring club’s community
Affiliate: A member who is not able to fully participate as an active member of the club, but desires to support the club and its community services
Active members: $175.00 annually
This includes International and District dues, fees for special or social events and the annual Zone 14-C Social.
These dues support 100% of the clubs expenses. All Moneys raised by fundraisers are donated back to the community or funding of Lions Club projects