The Bill Keidel Memorial Food Pantry

food pantry

The Bill Keidel Memorial Food Pantry is in the process of getting names and sending out letters to those in need of assistance during the holidays. If you are aware of anyone in  need please send the name and address to Lion Pam at

The BKM Food Pantry is in need of a new place to store and box our food supply before we distribute it to the community.

The Club owes Lion Bob and his better half, Fran, a huge thank you for the many years that we used their home. We were always welcomed with open arms, coffee, and cookies. Thank you Lion Bob and Fran!

The Lion’s Calendar

Notice to our longtime supporters of the Churchville Lions Club Birthday Calendar.

After many years, we are no longer going to run this fundraiser.  Times have changed with the Computer Age and Smart Phones.

We thank you for your years of support of our Calendar fundraiser and hope that you will continue to support the Country Fair, Winter Fest and Music Fest, as well as our Lions Medical Loan Closet.

Thank you.

Churchville Lions Club

Churchville Lions Club Country Fair August 8th-9th

Mark your calendars!  We are less than 1 month away from our biggest event of the year.  The fair will be kicked off with our parade through the village of Churchville featuring a new float contest.  For entertainment we will have lumberjacks, antique and garden tractor pulls, fireworks, Josie Waverly, and Johnny Bauer.  There will also be craft vendors, food vendors, kids games, a petting zoo/pony rides, a bounce house, and a pie/cookie baking contest.

All Lions are needed to help make this event a success.

Invite your friends and see you at the fair!



The Churchville Lions Club April 28 dinner meeting promises to be a very special occasion. We have finally managed to corral Ryan Chalmers with a date for a presentation on his 2013 ” Push Across America”.  Ryan is Lion Bob DeNormand’s grandson and he is truly an outstanding and extraordinary young man.  Born with spina bifida and forced to use braces, Ryan is now an elite track and field athlete and was a member of the 2012 London Paralympics Team USA.   In 2013 he embarked on a 3300 mile ( Los Angeles to New York City ) wheel chair adventure to raise awareness for the capabilities of disabled youth and young adults.  His trip took 71 days through 16 states and on April 28 we will have the opportunity to ride along with him.  Now a Mentor Ryan keeps very active as a motivational speaker and role model as well as a PADI Certified DiveMaster.  Veteran Lions will remember the time when the Sunday morning of our August Country Fair started with a 5K run, walk and roll to raise money for the Rochester Rookies, a wheel chair team of disabled individuals.  That is where Ryan started his incredible push to compete at the highest levels despite his challenge.  Ryan now travels extensively and this is a unique opportunity to experience his journey across our “America The Beautiful.”
Spouses and significant others are also encouraged to attend to hear Ryan‘s presentation.  You all know the seating capabilities of the Johnson House and be aware that we are also opening up this invitation to our general Riga community.  That means there will probably be a cut off number for attendance so PLEASE make your dinner reservations early so that you guarantee your inclusion.  The deadline for reservations is April 22.  The dinner that evening will be the Johnson House specialty – Chicken French and the cost is $ 17.00.
Also feel free to spread this message to neighbors, former Lions, friends, etc.  Any questions or concerns, please contact Lion Marty.

Local girl speaks at the UN about how Lion’s vision screening saved her life

Check out this story about how a local girl’s life was saved after she had an abnormal vision exam when the Bloomfield Lion’s Club performed vision screening at her local elementary school.  Although this story broke in March, I thought it was a cool testimony about how Lion’s serve.  It was covered by WHAM news and Lions International.  Check out more on this story at


Leo’s vs. Lion’s Benefit Basketball Game March 1, 2015


Thank you to all who came out an participated or cheered at this year’s Leo’s vs. Lion’s Benefit Basketball Game.  Almost $6000 was raised for Tim Miller’s family.  Tim Miller is a teacher in the Churchville-Chili Middle School and Boy’s Varsity Basketball Coach.  He is currently on a leave from his teaching/coaching responsibilities as his wife battles with breast cancer.


Churchville Lions Chicken Barbecue at Winterfest Sunday January 24th

Tickets are on sale for the Churchville Lions Chicken Barbecue at Winterfest. This annual event is sponsored by the town of Riga and is held on January 24th from 12 PM – 3 PM at Churchville Elementary/Churchville Park. Tickets are $9 dollars and can be obtained from Al Arilotta at 704-7347. A limited number will also be on sale at the event. There will be children’s games and ice skating races (weather permitting).
We are also in need of volunteers for this event. If you are interested, please contact Barry Nobles at 293-2414.

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