Middletown Lions Club

Middletown Lions Club

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Lions have the reputation as “Doers” in the community. The Lions motto, “We Serve” is exemplified in the many tangible ways Lions help to make the world a better place to live. There are Lions from every walk of life, every age and every persuasion, however, they have one thing in common; they enjoy each other and what they are doing.

The Middletown Lions Club Projects include the following: Lions SEE (Screening Eyes Early)/ KidSight USA; Reading Action Program; Peace Poster Contest; Middletown & Town of Wallkill Fishing Derbies; Food Drives; Eye Exams and Eye Glasses; Hearing Exams and Hearing Assistive Devices; Used Eyeglass and Hearing Aid Collection; and Adopt-a-Family at Holiday Time.

Their Community Service Projects include: Veterans Clothing Drive; Holiday Wreath at Franklin Square; Middletown High School Scholarship; Run4Downtown; “Pack the Bus”; “Warm and Cozy”; Salvation Army Kettle Drive; Santa Calls; and Adopt-a-Family at Holiday Time.

Their Fundraising Events include the following: Shuffle the Buffalo; Orange County Fair Parking Lot; Cash Calendar; Pancake Breakfast; Fabulous Gourmet Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle; Chocolate Bunny Sale; and Amazon Smile.

Thy also completed their third successful year of the “No-Kid-Hungry” Weekend Back Pack Program, which has been recognized as necessary for those families of local school children that have little or no food available over the weekend.


This scholarship was created in 2004.

“Thank you very much for the Middletown Lions Club Scholarship. I am a 2021 graduate from Middletown High School. I took art all 4 years and realized that I wanted to be an artist because I enjoyed solving problems. This has led me to choose Visual Communication as my major at SUNY Orange College. I will be starting there as a freshman this fall. There is a Chinese proverb that says “A picture speaks a thousand words”. I hope to learn skills that can help me make art that motivates people to do good. Since my mother has been an eye technician for over 20 years I am especially grateful to accept this award as you both have the goal of helping visually impaired persons. I will use the scholarship to help with tuition and supply costs. Thank you again for your generosity.” – Karyl Easton