MONROE, NY – The Monroe Lions Club is looking to get families out this spring to help their community move forward after a long, still lingering pandemic.
The club’s first event with that aim is an hour-long evening meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at the Monroe Diner, for adults and parents to learn more about Lions International and the many activities that the Monroe Lions lead and support in the community, in cooperation with other community service organizations and charities.
Then parents and their children can come to the Monroe Clean Sweep, starting at 8:00 a.m., the following Saturday, April 23, at St. Anastasia Church. Led by the Greater Monroe Chamber of Commerce, the Villages of Monroe and Harriman, and the Town of Monroe, the Clean Sweep involves roadside trash removal and opportunities for families to bring unwanted items, including paper for shredding, as well as old tires and electronics for recycling.
The Lions Club will also be there to discuss with youths, from 12 to 18, how they can use their ideas and energies to make their community a better place to live through the Leos, with the support and guidance of the adults in the Lions Club. In addition to obtaining important leadership and teamwork skills, Leos Club members can gain access to scholarships, networks and references, and other ways to pursue their life and career goals and objectives.
“Now with spring in the air and the pandemic lifting, we’re looking to get whole families involved in making a difference in their community,” explained Monroe Lions president Charles Pakula, who also serves with American Legion Post 1573 in Harriman. “From assisting others in need, helping our environment, and supporting landmark institutions right here such as Museum Village and Rest Haven, we want to bring people of all walks and ages together to show how kindness matters,” he added.
Local or regional electronic and print media are welcome to cover the event or help get the word out through public service announcements.
For more information and to coordinate coverage, contact Christopher Holshek at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.845.800.6880.
In addition to obtaining important leadership and teamwork skills, Leos Club members can gain access to scholarships, networks and references, and other ways to pursue their life and career goals and objectives.