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Manchester Lions Club, since 1949. 

Mission Statement of Lions Club International: 

To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

Vision Statement

To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.

The following are the 2018-19 Officers:

Dave Wolfenden - President
Michelle Wood - Treasurer
Mary Gorman - Secretary


➤ Meeting LOCATIONs:

Business Meeting,1st Tuesday of the month (excluding July and August):

Arbors of Hop Brook

403 W. Center Street, Manchester, CT 06042

Dinner Meeting, 3rd Tuesday of the month (excluding July and August): 

Adams Mill Restaurant

165 Adam's Street, Manchester, CT 06042


Current Lions President, Dave Wolfenden

(860) 709-2420


Manchester Lions Club projects:

23rd Annual Fenix Memorial Bowling Tournament

This is an annual fundraiser with 100% of the proceeds going to FIDELCO Guide Dog Foundation. 

Save the date: Saturday April 6th, 2019 for the 24th Annual Fenix Memorial Bowling Tournament!

10th Annual Duck Race

June 6th, 2018 was the most recent duck race, held at Charter Oak Park in Manchester, CT.  Hundreds of ducks raced down the river-the first 5 ducks earned cash prizes for those who had purchased a ticket ($5 per duck/ticket). 

2018 Winners: 

1st Place, $750 winner: Steven B, 2nd Place $500 winner: Bob B., 3rd Place $250 winner: Ellen S., 4th Place, $150 winner: Jessica B., 5th Place, $100 winner: Jim B. 

Link to Journal Inquirer article about duck race. 

Barnes & Noble Holiday Gift Wrapping

For 12 years the Manchester Lions Club has wrapped holiday purchases made by Barnes & Noble customers for donations. All proceeds go directly to fund community projects. 

Annual Fishing Derby

The annual fishing derby was held for both children and seniors at Salter's Pond on Saturday May 3rd, 2018. The pond was stocked with 300 fish. Sponsors include:  SBM Charitable Foundation, the Mayor’s Foundation for Children, and the Department of Leisure, Family, and Recreation. 

Link to Journal Inquirer article about fishing derby. 



“Will you not help me hasten the day when there shall be no preventable blindness; no little deaf, blind child untaught; no blind man or woman unaided?

I appeal to you Lion, you who have your sight, your hearing, you who are strong and brave and kind.

Will you not constitute yourselves knights of the blind in this crusade against darkness?”
— Helen Keller, 1925 challenge to Lions Club members