2018 Spring Golf Classic – May 21st

2018 Spring Golf Classic – May 21st

Golf Tournament Fundraiser
Our annual golf classic is just around the corner. The proceeds for this annual event are used to award scholarships to Bellingham students to continue their education after graduating from local high schools as well as other community endeavors. This tournament is one of our largest fundraiser. Your support will ensure the future success of this annual event. Come join us for a day of fun and community. For more information on sponsorship or playing golf please contact us.
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Santa Claus is Coming to the Town Common

Santa Claus is Coming to the Town Common

Events, Santa Project
The Bellingham Lions Club will be hosting Santa at the Town Common over 3 weekends in November and December.  Santa will make his debut visit at 6 PM on November 25th, immediately following the Tree Lighting   Below is Santa's schedule: Sunday November 26th - 3:00-7:00 PM Saturday December 2nd - 3:00-7:00PM Sunday December 3rd - 3:00-7:00PM Saturday December 9th - 3:00-7:00PM
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2017 Annual Bellingham/Franklin Senior Luncheon

2017 Annual Bellingham/Franklin Senior Luncheon

Events, Senior Luncheon
The Bellingham and Franklin Lions Clubs are sponsoring a free senior luncheon on Saturday, December 2, 2017, for all senior citizens of Bellingham and Franklin, at the Bellingham Senior Center, 40 Blackstone Street. There will be two sittings—11 am and 1 pm. Since space is limited, all senior citizens should call or sign up at the Bellingham or Franklin senior centers to reserve a seat at the luncheon. For a ride, Bellingham residents are asked to call 508-657-2709. [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="1" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_slideshow" gallery_width="600" gallery_height="400" cycle_effect="shuffle" cycle_interval="5" show_thumbnail_link="0" thumbnail_link_text="[Show thumbnails]" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"] Pictures from 2016 Luncheon
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2017 Annual White Cane Fundraiser

2017 Annual White Cane Fundraiser

Events, White Cane Drive
Its hard to believe that another year has gone by and its time for our annual White Cane Drive at several intersections throughout Bellingham, MA on Saturday, October 14, 2017. We will be accepting monetary donations from vehicles that are stopped in an intersection waiting for the light to change. All proceeds will go to research for the prevention and cure of eye-related diseases and charities.    
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History of the White Cane

History of the White Cane

History
In 1921, James Biggs, a photographer from Bristol, England, became blind following an accident. Because he was feeling uncomfortable with the amount of traffic around his home, he painted his walking stick white to be more easily visible.   In 1930, Lion George A. Bonham, President of the Peoria Lions Club (Illinois) introduced the idea of using the white cane with a red band as a means of assisting the blind in independent mobility. The Peoria Lions approved the idea, white canes were made and distributed, and the Peoria City Council adopted an ordinance giving the bearers the right-of-way to cross the street. News of the club’s activity spread quickly to other Lions clubs throughout the United States, and their visually handicapped friends experimented with the white canes. Overwhelming acceptance…
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Helen Keller Issues Challenge to the Lions Club

Helen Keller Issues Challenge to the Lions Club

History
In 1925, Helen Keller attended the Lions Clubs International Convention in Cedar Point, Ohio, USA and challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." Since then Lions from across the globe have worked tirelessly to aid the blind and visually impaired. Below is the text of the speech Helen Keller made on that historic day. You can also click here to experience a reinactment of her speech.     June 30, 1925 Dear Lions and Ladies: I suppose you have heard the legend that represents opportunity as a capricious lady, who knocks at every door but once, and if the door isn't opened quickly, she passes on, never to return. And that is as it should be. Lovely, desirable ladies won't wait. You have to go…
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