LM Lions launch club for Port Chester/Rye Brook
November 16, 2023 at 12:46 a.m.
The Lions Club returned to Port Chester and Rye Brook on Saturday, Nov. 4. At a special launch ceremony, the inaugural members were welcomed.
They include Nancy Bar, Westchester County Legislator; Anne Bradner, executive director of the Carver Center; Dr. Colin M. Byrne, Blind Brook Schools superintendent; Michael Curtin, Blind Brooks Schools assistant superintendent; Stacey Harris from the Port Chester/Rye Brook Public Library, Alex Payan, past Port Chester Trustee; Perla Zuniga-Arellano from Senator Shelley Mayer’s community relations staff and Associate Member Shelley Mayer, NY State Senator.
The event was attended by County Executive George Latimer and Assemblyman Steve Otis.
During its development, the PC/RB Lions will be sponsored and supported by the Larchmont Mamaroneck Lions Club.
The new PC/RB Lions will be introduced to LM Lions at a meeting the evening of Nov. 14. Following immediately, the new members will attend a Lions Clubs International New Members Orientation via Zoom.
Following these welcoming events, the PC/RB members will begin to determine their own agenda, objectives reflecting community needs and become acquainted with Lions International, New York State and New York area district resources and methods. They will select their leadership, meeting schedule and membership goals.
Building membership with other PC/RB individuals who live, work or are engaged in the communities will help it grow in its ability to address community needs.
The Port Chester/Rye Brook Lions are part of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest service organization of over 1.4 million members. The Lions signature cause is Vision/Blindness, along with Hunger, the Environment, Diabetes, Childhood Cancer and the future of our Youth. They are signatories of the United Nations resolutions on women’s and refugee rights and are currently active in Afghanistan and Ukrainian refugee resettlement.