Committed to Making Clinton a Better Place

Look up the word service in the dictionary and here are a couple of definitions you will find: Helpful act or acts, being useful to others, work in the service of others. You could apply all of these definitions to members of the Clinton Lions Club. They recently (on Jan. 29) hosted their sixth annual Pancake Breakfast to benefit Families Helping Families and serve they did!
From setting up the Green Room at the Town Hall to preparing every single breakfast for those who attended (231 people attended) the Clinton Lions Club members were everywhere. This breakfast has raised thousands of dollars and thousands of pounds of food over the years. The food and the monies donated all stay within the Town of Clinton-food is given to the Clinton Food Pantry to help re-stock its shelves and the monies are used to replenish Families Helping Families' Energy Assistance Fund.

The Pancake Breakfast is only one of the many civic activities that the Clinton Lions Club engages in. It is committed to make our community a better place to call home. Without its members and all they do, Clinton wouldn't be the same. We thank them not only for their efforts on this Pancake Breakfast, but for their continuing service to the town of Clinton.

Miner T. Vincent, President
Families Helping Families

Serving Up a Stack of Neighborliness

Lion Rick Trautman delivers the goods at the Jan. 29 Clinton Lions Club sixth annual pancake breakfast at Andrews Memorial Town Hall. There was no charge for the breakfast, but all food and cash donations went to Families Helping Families, a Clinton-based charitable organization that assists Clinton residents in need of food and fuel assistance.

It Starts with a Pancake

In this day and age it seems like the one thing we never have enough of is time. No matter what we do, we seem to never have the time to do all the tasks we have to do. We budget our time to accomplish various projects, yet there always seem to be some projects that never get finished.

The question becomes how and for what we use our time. We know a civic group that every year takes some of its own time and puts it to good use. Members of the Clinton Lions Club every year for the past four years have used some of their precious Sunday hours to help others-they have hosted an annual pancake breakfast to benefit Families Helping Families. The breakfast lasts for three hours on a Sunday morning and the results have been spectacular.

Thousands of dollars and thousands of pounds of food have been raised and all has stayed within the Clinton community. Local families who are facing difficult and unsure times are the ones who benefit from this breakfast. The members of the Clinton Lions Club has given their time in order to give back to the greater Clinton community. They have been an example of what can happen when an organization commits itself to helping others. Amazing what they have accomplished in just three short hours. We cannot thank them enough.

Miner Vincent, President
Families Helping Families

Clinton Lions Club annual Easter Egg Hunt

The cloudy forecast didn't stop these children from participating in the Clinton Lions Club annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Congregational Church. For more than 20 years, the Lions Club has organized this popular event for children in preschool through third grade. Several attended with high hopes of filling their basket to the top with sweet prizes. Many also found a "special" gold egg, earning them a large chocolate bunny at the end of the Hunt. Rain or shine, this event continues to bring in a large crowd year after year.

The Support of Many

Clinton Lions Club recently hosted the 20th Shoreline Golf Shoot-out at the Clinton Country Club. All proceeds from this fundraising activity are returned to the local community through Lions-supported programs, including D.A.R.E., college bound scholarships, vision assistance for those in need, and Families Helping Families programs.

This fundraising project was made possible by the cooperation, in-kind support, and sponsorship of: Welding Works Inc.; Drs. Brian Sawchuk and David Sliva; Morgan Stanley-Essex; Andre Prost Inc.; Shoreline Health & Fitness; The Log Cabin; Clinton Glass; Konowitz, Kahn & Co.; Drs. Kaufman and Shah; Alarm Systems; Acorn Electric; Computer Sales Associates; Dr. Ken Carlough; Clinton PBA; Jerry Dunn and D.A.R.E; UBS Financial Securities; Coastline Construction; Shoreline Insurance Agency; Preferred Foam Products; Clinton Paint & Decorating; Dr Sharon Barrett; NewAlliance Bank; Malone's Coffee House; Attorney Ray Rigat; Mason & DiMarco CPAs; Liberty Bank; Edward Jones Investments; Clinton Insurance Center; Inform Printing; Pat's Dry Cleaners; Lussier & Sons; Mike DeBaggis; Mackinstry Financial & Investments; Phoenix Press; Waterside Building & Design; Hammonasset Package Store; Davis Pools; Clinton Eye Associates; Shore TV & Appliance; Bill Walter; Ron Nash; Dr. Paul Ayotte; Dr. Art Wilk; Guilford Savings Bank; Milone Chiropractic; Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine; Jack Breen Associates; Matt Stillman; Willie Fritz; Melanie and Dick Yanus; Saldamarco's, and Chips' Pub III.

On behalf of the Clinton Lions Club, many thanks to our friends, neighbors and business associates for supporting our programs of good works. Learn more about Lions at

Peter Niles,

Clinton Lions