Bethany Lions Club Santa Meet and Greet 2015

The Bethany Lions Club Welcomed Santa to our town this past Saturday at the Clark Memorial Library.


Annual Santa Meet and Greet. 11/28/2015.         1- 3 pm


Bethany Lions Club distributing Dictionaries to BCS students September 2015


District Governor visits Bethany


District Governor Tom Sullivan with Bethany Lions President Anne Dembski on his recent visit to Bethany.

Flea Market Continues until October 31

Come out Saturdays to the increasingly popular Bethany Lions Flea Market. Still Free admission and parking for buyers!

Bethany Lions Donate Charging Station to Amity HS

Bethany Lions club donated a charging station to the Amity High School; Club President AkBar Dar (2014-2015) was present for recognition of the clubs donation.



Lions Awarded for Dedication and Hard Work 2015

The following awards were given to club members for their dedication and hard work for Bethany Lions and our community:

“Lion of the Year” – Anne McDonnell
“Lifetime Achievement” – Don Duman
“Lifetime Achievement” – George McDonnell
Longevity Awards
5 years = Nasreen Kahn
Alex Dembski
Anne Dembski
Mary Ellen Diotalevi
20 years = Kim McClure Brinton
25 years = Craig Stahl
45 years = Russ Von Beren

100% Meeting Attendance = Anne Dembski, Bruce Hescock, Janet Hescock and Stu Horton

New Member and Sponsor Recognition

Mena Argentari – sponsored by Janet Brunwin
Linda Dubosar – sponsored by Janet Brunwin

Bethany Lions Club Annual Installation of 2015-2016 Officers

. On June 19th, Anne Dembski was sworn in as President of the Bethany Lions Club for the 2015-2016 year by Bethany resident and Zone Chair and 2nd Vice-District Governor Elect, Shaukat Kahn. Anne serves as Assistant Executive Director at the Bradley Home in Meriden and has been a very active Bethany Lion.

2015 – 2016 Bethany Lions Officers are:

President Anne Dembski
1st Vice President Sal Ferrante
2nd Vice President Paul Magda
3rd Vice President Steven Ryan
Secretary Janet Brunwin
Treasurer Jim Tirrell
Tail Twister Janet Hescock
Lion Tamer Bruce Hescock
Membership Chair Alex Dembski

Bethany Lions Scholarship Winners 2015

Bethany Lions Club Scholarship Night 2015 was held on June 9th at Lakeview Lodge. Five Bethany high school seniors who are college bound received scholarships; they are:

Daniel Wivagg received $3,000, the Russell and Janice von Beren Community Service Award. He will be attending WPI
for Mechanical Engineering in the fall.

Arvene Golbazi received $2,000 and she will be attending Boston University as a bio/premed major.

Victoria Liu, received $2,000 and she will attend Wellesley College to study Molecular bliology

Jordan Young received $2,000 and he will attend UConn with a major in nursing.

Douglas Rives received $2,000 and he will attend WPI majoring in Mechanical Engineering


Horse Show

Bethany Horse Show
Bethany, CT

Date: 5/31/2015 (Sunday)
Address: Old Bethany Airport Show Grounds, 715 Amity Road, Bethany, CT 06724
Location: Bethany, CT
Web Page:

The 29th Annual Bethany Horse Show will be held on Sunday May 31st at the Old Bethany Airport on Route 63 in Bethany.
Sponsored by the Bethany Lions Club and the Sleeping Giant Pony Club the show will have two rings running simultaneously
beginning at 8 AM rain or shine – lasting all day long.
Featured will be Hunters, Jumpers, English and Western Equitation,
Breeds, Driving and Pleasure divisions.
Donation is $3.00 with children under 10, free.

For more information go to:
Cynthia Jensen, Show Manager 203-2 72-0142