Millington Lions Club




50th Anniversary - Millington Lions Club

The Millington Lions Club celebrated our 50th anniversary on October 5 by hosting a dinner. We would like to extend our appreciation to all of those who attended, particularly to our guests and speakers. A special thank you to our keynote speaker Past International Director Bruce Murray. We look forward to serving our community and others for the next fifty years.



Project KidSight - Old Fashioned Days

 Millington Lions and valued helpers perform a vision screening while the parents observe.  This was the Millington Lions first attempt of offering an open community vision screening opportunity.  While we had hoped for a greater number of screenings, we were pleased that we were able to serve those who took advantage of the service.  



Thank you Millington!




The Sauerkraut Is Optional, But Don't Forget The Mustard



Free Children Vision Screening

The Millington Lions Club will be offering free sight screening for children (ages 6 months - 9 year olds) on August 8, 2015 during the Summer Festival.  The location of this free service is in the New Light Consultants building located at 8511 State Street.  We will be conducting the project from 10 am until 2 pm.  This sight screening can detect vision problems that may have long term benefits to the child.  For more information please click here.   Also, we would appreciate your help with spreading the word of this program to parents with young children.



2015 Summer Festival Car Show

The 2015 Millington Summer Festival Car Show will be held on Saturday August 8, 2015. Registration is between 8:00 am and 11:00 am and the entry fee is only $10. There will be cash give-aways, 50/50 drawings and a Best of Show. Also, other activities associated with the Summer Festival are available during the day. The auto show is hosted by the Millington Lions Club and is sponsored by McDonald Chevrolet.
Click on this link for a printable flyer with more details
:  Click here for a printable flyer with more details.



Car-less Car Raffle

The Millington Lions wish to thank each of the 2015 Car-less Car Raffle ticket holders for making this year's event another fabulous success. Congratulations to our grand-prize co-winners Cathy and Katy!



Good Luck Tuesday Night

The Millington Lions Club wishes each Car-less Car Raffle ticket holder the best of luck at Tuesday night's event. Your purchase of a ticket not only gives you a chance of winning the big prize, but the purchase also supports our club's activities. Good luck - and thank you for buying a ticket.




Every year the Millington Lions Club acknowledges the top academic graduating seniors from Millington High School by hosting an Honors Night Banquet. The Lions also award a scholarship to a deserving student. Last night we recognized these outstanding students and awarded the scholarship to Ms. Kristen Powell. We would also like to extend our appreciation to the event's guest speaker, Mr. Bouvy. The Millington Lions Club is proud of the scholastic achievements exhibited by these exceptional young men and women and extends our wishes for continued success.




The Millington Lions Club wishes to extend our heartfelt thank you to the folks of Millington for your support of our 2015 White Cane Fund Drive. The generosity was only exceeded by your smiling faces. The monies collected will be sent to the Leader Dog for the Blind Foundation. The Lions believe that Our Town is the best!

We also would like to thank the area businesses that assisted: Bo's Village Peddler, Rosati's Village Market, Mayville State Bank, Simon's Market, McPherson's Family Restaurant and the Millington Post Office.



Members of the Millington Lions Club will be hitting the streets on April 24 & 25 collecting donations from the community during our annual White Cane Fund Drive.  100% of all donated money will be forwarded to the Leader Dogs for the Blind Foundation.   Not one cent will be used for any type of Lion's administrative costs.  Please join the Lions in support of this very worthy cause. 







Lion Deb VanTol was our guest speaker at our most recent meeting. Lion Deb, who serves as the state chair of the Lions Youth Exchange Program gave an excellent presentation detailing the program. For more information about the Exchange, go here:




From the Lions International: The Tail Twister is an officer and the "pep master" of his Lions Club.  His duties are to instill enthusiasm and good fellowship in the meetings, and to keep harmony.

The Millington Lions Club isn't prone to bragging, but we know that our Tail Twister is the best!  Thanks Lion Jack for serving.

District Gov. Dennis Poirier (r) with Tail Twister Jack Meinecke (l)




The Millington Lions Club would appreciate your generous consideration again this year as we raise funds to support the Leader Dog Program.




A very generous donation to Millington's baseball program from Dr. Ford and Dr. Lion Jim Fehrman!  The Millington Lions Club applauds the doctor's community spirit.  And Go Cardinals too!



We would like to take time to thank the entire Millington community for supporting our efforts this past year as we try to help others in need.  May God bless Our Town.


Guest Speaker - Dairy Farming

Our guest speaker at last night's meeting was Gertie van den Goor who is the co-owner of Goma Dairy Farm located in Marlette. Gertie spoke of the family's emigration from Holland (Netherlands) to the United States, the purchase of a farm and the growing of their family's agricultural business. Gertie also provided information about Michigan's dairy industry. The Millington Lions Club is most appreciative of the time and effort Gertie took to speak with our club.

You may visit their Facebook page at Goma Dairy Farm


Lions in the 'Muth

Mike, Marcus and a host of other Lions assisted the Frankenmuth Club during the 2014 Autofest.  With all of the great music in the pavilion it seems to be more fun than work.


  Congratulations R.G. Barnum - Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Millington Lions' own R.G. Barnum. R.G. was inducted into the Michigan Lions Hall of Fame on Aug. 2 in Lansing at a banquet hosted by the Michigan Lions Foundation. The Hall of Fame induction recognizes Bob's past and present extraordinary service to Lionism as well as service to others. The Millington Lions Club proudly salute R.G. for this very deserving tribute.

August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

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We Thank You!

Thanks for your support again this year. Special kudos to Lion Tom - the brats were great!   It was our pleasure "To Serve".



Stop by and sample a locally made brat at the Lions booth during the Old Fashioned Days Festival. The sauerkraut is optional, but don't forget the mustard!

2014 Millington Summer Festival Car Show

Don't miss the 2014 Millington Festival Car Show sponsored by the Millington Lions Club.  The event will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 9:00 a.m until 2:00 p.m..  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
Click here for more details and a registration application.


First Grade an a Flag

The Millington Lion's program to promote good citizenship found three members visiting 125 first graders this month (at both Kirk and St. Paul's). A short presentation relating to the American flag and our beloved country was followed by an American flag being given to each student. Lion President Larry Warner commented that these first grade students asked some wonderful and interesting questions relating to citizenship and patriotism. As a retired teacher, Larry proclaims this is his favorite Lion project each year.


2014 Honors Banquet

Academic excellence is important and the Millington Lions Club annually recognizes the efforts of the local graduating seniors.   On April 22 we invited Millingtonís top ten 2014 high school graduates to our Honorís Night Banquet.  This event is our clubís expression of appreciation and acknowledgment of these studentís efforts and dedication to learning.    The annual Millington Lions Scholarship was also presented to a very deserving student.  Pictured with the 2014 graduates are the event chairman Mr. Mike Gohsman and Lions President Mr. Larry Warner.  


Thank You Millington!

The Millington Lions Club would like to thank the entire Millington Community for supporting our White Cane Sales fund drive this past weekend. The 2014 drive may prove to be our largest collection to-date! The people of Millington were so very generous again - for which we are most grateful. All monies collected will be forwarded to the Leader Dogs for the Blind. Your donations will assist the sight impaired to find some independence. Again, Thank You Millington!



Beginning tomorrow, Friday 4/25, and continuing through Saturday, the Millington Lions Club will be conducting it's annual White Cane Sales. 100% of the proceeds from the donations are forwarded to the Leader Dogs for the Blind Foundation. The Millington community has always been a generous supporter of this fund drive and we ask for your kind consideration and help again this year as the Millington Lions seek to serve the sightless.



  • Volunteering increases self-confidence. Volunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. You are doing good for others and the community, which provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity. And the better you feel about yourself, the more likely you are to have a positive view of your life and future goals.
  • Volunteering combats depression. Reducing the risk of depression is another important benefit of volunteering. A key risk factor for depression is social isolation. Volunteering keeps you in regular contact with others and helps you develop a solid support system, which in turn protects you against stress and depression when youíre going through challenging times.
  • Volunteering helps you stay physically healthy. Volunteering is good for your health at any age, but itís especially beneficial in older adults. Studies have found that those who volunteer have a lower mortality rate than those who do not, even when considering factors like the health of the participants. Volunteering has also been shown to lessen symptoms of chronic pain or heart disease.

Merry Christmas Millington!

Thank you to all of the volunteers and organizations that made last night's Christmas in the Village a success. It was a wonderful event for Our Town. The Millington Lions were most appreciative to participate in our small way.


Christmas in the Village - Dec. 2



Don't forget the 6:00 p.m. Millington Christmas in the Village Parade tonight (December 2). And please stop by the Santa House for some free Lion's Club popcorn and say hello to Chef Sam.


2013 Halloween Cider and Doughnuts

This event is more enjoyable for the Millington Lions than it is for the trick-or-treaters. Every year the Lions serve cider and doughnuts on Halloween night. We had a great turnout of guests in spite of the inclement weather.   Click Here For Pictures

Ramp Project - We Serve

One of the Millington Lions Club ongoing community projects is the construction of temporary handicap ramps at homes when a need arises. This past weekend, several Millington Lions were at it again, donating time to assist and to serve. Thanks fellow Lions!


White Canes > Leader Dogs > Thank You Millington!

Leader Dogs for the Blind has reached every state in the US and several countries throughout the world. And the service is free to those in need! The organization began with a dream and three determined Lions! Thank you to the entire Leader Dog Team. Your passion and dedication are a true inspiration!   Millington YOU help make dreams come true with you donations to White Cane!   Thank You!   In the photo are Lion Club Pins from all over the country and the world at the Leader Dog Campus in Rochester Michigan.


Millington Lions Donate Learning Station to Library

Using the Early Literacy Station

Thank you to the hard working staff at the Millington Arbela District Library, Author Mark Crilley, and all those that participated at the event Saturday, September 20. The Millington Lions are proud to have contributed the Early Literacy Station.  This reading aide is a great new addition to the Library and the staff tells us that it is in use regularly. If you haven't been to the library lately stop in and check out some of exciting new things going on!  And please, share the gift of reading with a child.


Lions Bear Lake Camp on PBS

Lions Bear Lake Camp is being featured on the PBS show "A Wider World" on September 17. You need to mark your calendar.  Click here for times and stations.


  Pay it Forward

Starting on September 1st our Real World/Virtual World crossover starts! All over Michigan Lions will be doing good deeds and passing out "Wooden Nickels" with the hope the deeds will travel on and outward while on Facebook, and other electronic medias we will be launching a virtual "Wooden Nickel" that can be shared and passed around with all of you outside of our area...!

If you see or receive either of these Nickels real or virtual come back here and share with everyone how you got it and how you passed it on to brighten someone else's day. The hope is over the next few weeks to get 5000 Good Deeds posted and shared here! Remember you don't even need a nickel to make a difference and share the important thing is to remember it starts with just 1 it starts with YOU!  For more information check out the Facebook site by clicking here.


  We Serve - Handicap Access Ramp


On the weekend of August 24th, the Millington Lions assembled and built the most recent ramp project in the community. These ramps are provided by our club as a service to community members to assist with temporary home access needs. The ramps are provided at no charge. The Lions Club only asks that when you are no longer in need of the ramp you notify us so we can disassemble it to use it for the next person in need. For additional info or if you know someone in need please contact a Lions Club member.


  Bob Meinecke Memorial Golf Outing

The Millington Lions Club will be hosting the 18th annual Bob Meinecke Memorial golf outing on September 7, 2013 at Willow Springs Golf and CC.   It is a four person scramble with a shotgun start beginning at 9:00 a.m.  The fees are $200 per a four person team, and included in the outing are golf and a buffet dinner.  Prizes will be awarded through eighth place. 

Click here for more information or call 989-871-9703.   Please consider assembling a team and entering this event as the proceeds will assist the Millington Lions with helping others. 


  Thank You Millington

A big thank you for your support of the Lions at the Old Fashioned Festival.  The Millington Lions also salute all of the community volunteers who make our town a wonderful place to live.

2013 Old Fashioned Festival Lions Club Car Show Pictures


   Millington Old Fashioned Days Festival
August 8 through August 11, 2013

For the complete schedule of the Millington Old Fashioned Summer Festival activities  Click Here

Millington Lions Club Old Fashioned Summer Festival Events:

Lion Terry Jones was honored as the 2013 Millington's Most Honored Citizen. Terry was recognized by our community for his years of outstanding civic involvement and volunteerism. Congratulations and thank you to Lion Terry. Its an honor that is well deserved.

Don't miss the Millington Lions annual car show on Saturday August 10. It will be located on West Center.  The registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and car viewing will continue until 2:00 p.m.  The Millington Lions invites car enthusiasts to enter and display their cars.  A registration flyer can be downloaded by clicking on this link.

While in town, please stop by the Lions Club's Bratwurst stand and enjoy a locally made Brat.  Served with or without sauerkraut, but don't forget the mustard!


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