LIONS PROUDLY LOOK BACK
The Floral Park Lions Club, established 1925 are looking back with pride at their accomplishments over the past year. In addition to awarding two $1500 scholarships and the John S. Murphy Community Service Award ($500.00) to graduating seniors at Floral Park Memorial High School, the Lions established a Leo Club at the school. Lions presented $100 community service awards to graduates of local elementary schools.
According to Lions International 2nd Vice District Governor and Floral Park resident Terry Whalen, The Floral Park Lions Club is an extremely active service organization and very generous in supporting nonprofit organizations that have a positive impact on the lives of countless people. For example, the club's annual spring golf outing, co-chaired by Jim Whalen, provided funds for a service dog for a disabled veteran.
In 2015-2016, under the leadership of Helen Farley, President of the Floral Park Lions Club, the tradition of supporting numerous charities and foundations was advocated. The following is a list of causes and groups that received donations over the past year: Freedom Guide Dogs and Guide Dog Foundation of Smithtown; St. Vincent De Paul; The Inn; Anna House; Building Homes for Heroes, Floral Park Memorial HS Field of Honor; Floral Park Chapter of F.I.S.H.; District 20k2 Diabetes Association; Lions Clubs International Foundation; NYS & Bermuda Foundation; Dinner In The Dark; Hagedorn Craniofacial Clinic at LIJ; Canine Companions; Brandel-Murphy Youth Foundation; Long Island Lions Eye Foundation; Leadership Foundation and Be The Change, Floral Park Memorial HS; North Shore Lions Club Blind Bowling; Visions Camp For The Blind; American Diabetes Association; Empire State Special Needs Foundation; Avon 39 Breast Cancer Walk, and participation in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in four local schools.
The Lions Club meets monthly at noon and welcomes new members who are interested in its service activities. To join, please call the membership chairman at 516-775-6849 for information and an application..