Millington Lions Club



Join Us

Join us at the Millington Community Lions Golf Outing on June 14, 2019.  Not only is this a fun golf event, it also includes dinner, prizes and contests, By participating  you will help us raise money so that we may better serve our community.   For more information and a downloadable entry form, please click here.


Helping Hand for Santa

The Millington Lions were honored to assist the Millington Helping the Needy group with their mission of providing a Christmas to those children who might otherwise not receive gifts.  It is the 46th consecutive year that the Millington Lions have participated with Millington Helping the Needy's Christmas mission.

Charles Weir Sight Conservation Fellowships

Honored with the Charles Weir Sight Conservation Fellowship were Millington Lions Ron Leach ( L) and Jeff Bassett (R). The Fellowship was awarded by Eversight of Michigan at the recommendation of our club members and was given in recognition of Ron and Jeff's contributions to both sight preservation and community volunteerism. Presenting the Weir Fellowship and representing Eversight Michigan is PDG Robt. Sturgis (Center R), representing the Millington Lions membership is PDG Robt. Barnum (Center L).

Millington Lions Welcome New Members

The Millington Lions welcomed two new club members, Corey Stratton (2nd from L) and Terry Burns (2nd from R). The membership induction was performed by PDG Lion Robert Sturgis (C). Member sponsors are PDG R.G. Barnum (L) and Dave Kern (R). The Millington Lions are honored that Terry and Corey chose to become Lion Club members and to assist with service to our community. Lions International is the world’s largest service organization and is comprised of over 1.4 million members. Our motto is “We Serve”.

 Millington Community Center Food Pantry

At a recent meeting, the Millington Lions Club members lent a helping hand to the Millington Food Pantry with the donation of non-perishable food. The Millington Food Pantry is located in the Community Center and currently assists area families in need. If you are so inclined, please consider a donation of food or money to this fine organization so they may continue to give support to our neighbors who are facing a difficult time.


 Donation to the Millington Community Center

At a recent meeting the Millington Lions Club presented a check to the Millington Community Center to assist with the continued operation of this non-profit facility. The funds were raised at this year's Lions Community Golf Outing. The Lions proudly support the Center and the many area citizens who utilize its benefits. Pictured L-R: Lion Pres. John Borcherding, Community Center Board Member Roger Wendt and Golf Outing Chairman Al Harvey.



 Happy Halloween from the Millington Lions

It may be said with certainty that the Lions members enjoyed last night's Halloween activities more than those who Trick or Treat. Thanks for stopping by and making our night a fun event. Our Town is the best!





We Salute Our Town

The Millington Lions Club salutes the entire Millington community for all of the volunteer hours and hard work that made the 2018 Millington Old Fashion Summer Festival a success again this year. The Lions enjoyed and appreciated being a small part of a great weekend. Our town is the best!


See You At the Festival


Thanks for the Support!

The Millington Lions Club would like to thank all who attended this year's Carless Car Raffle. Because of you, the event was a great success again this year. Your support enables us to assist others.

2018 White Cane Fundraiser

The Millington Lions Club thanks the Millington community for the continued support of our White Cane Sales fund drive.  Every cent donated by you will be sent to the Leader Dog training program. 


2018 Honors Night

On April 23, the Millington Lions Club hosted its annual Senior Honor's Night Banquet. Each year the Lions Club honors the top ten graduation seniors to acknowledge and congratulate these students for their academic success. Also at this event, Sydney Olmstead and Regan Ostrander were awarded Millington Lions Club scholarships.  Our keynote speaker for the evening was Superintendent Bruce Martin.


Think Golf - Think Community

You can serve Our Town while have a great time by registering a foursome for the Millington Lions Community Golf Outing that will take place on June 15th.  Click Here For Details.  See you at Willow Springs!


Community Center Debt Donation

The Millington Community Center is currently conducting a debt retirement fund drive. The purpose of reducing the debt is to ensure its future financial health. The Millington Lions Club recognizes the Center's vital civic presence and its benefit to the people of our community. On Nov. 27, the Lions presented a check in the amount of $2,500 to assist with this fund drive. We ask all to consider a donation - regardless of the amount - as a Christmas gift to our town.

Clyde Sergent Memorial Donation

The Millington Lions Club presented a check to the Millington-Arbela Firefighters to enable the purchase of new reflective safety gear for our community's firemen. The donation was made made available through the Lion Clyde Sergent Memorial Fund. Picture below are (L-R) Lion Pres. Sam Licavioli, Firefighter Jeff Bassett and Sergent family members Shirley Seney and Ann Sergent.

It's a Millington Tradition


Supporting Our Community Center

Pictured L-R:  Lion Alan Luedtke, Lion Ken McCall, Comm. Center Bd. Member Dave Gamet, Lion Larry Warner and Lion Joe Rader

The Golf Committee members of the Millington Lions Club presented a $2,100 check to the Millington Community Center to assist with its continued operation. The money was raised at this past summer's Lion's Golf Outing. The Millington Lions are proud to support the ongoing services that the non-profit Community Center provides to citizens of the Milliington area.  We also wish to thank all of the sponsors and golfers who made this donation possible.


Most Honored Citizen - Lion Wayne Jaruzel

Lion Wayne Jaruzel has been honored by our hometown by being selected as Millington’s 2017 Most Honored Citizen. Wayne’s fellow Lions believe it is an honor that is well deserved. Wayne has been actively serving his community and others his entire life. Wayne has been a officer and member of the Millington Festival Committee for thirty seven years and was also a member of the Jaycees. An eighteen year Lion member, Wayne served on many committees and boards and is actively involved with past and current Lion’s community projects. Wayne also volunteers and has been an officer at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. His fellow Millington citizens, as well as our Lion’s membership congratulate, honor and thank Wayne for his service to Our Town.


Thanks To All Of The Golf Outing Sponsors

The Millington Lions wish to express our heartfelt appreciation to the 2017 Millington Lions Golf Outing Sponsors.  We would also like to thank all of the golfers that participated in this event.  Because of you, the Millington Lions Club can continue to support OUR TOWN.

Event Sponsor:
              McDonald Chevrolet
Closest to the Pin Sponsors:
             Chemical Bank, Wendt's Catering, Dr. Joe Vella,
             Artuso Concrete, Carter Lumber, Willow Springs C.C.
             Millington Elevator, Keen's Small Engine,
             J. McLeod Real Estate, Gentrey Nally Pllc.,
             American Excavating
Hole Sponsors:
Podunk Auto Parts, Schultz's Auto, Bo's Village
              Peddler, Midwest Electric, Millington Insurance
              Agency, Schwab Insurance Agency, Millington Pizza,
              Cardinal Pizza, Millington Pharmacy, J.C. Outdoors,
              Area Wide Real Estate, McKatm's Pub, Grass Lake
              Chevrolet, Chelsea Chevy Buick, Visiting Angles,
              Gary Thibo Insurance Agency, B&B Painting,
              Millington Hardware and the Kern Family.


2017-18 Millington Lions Officers


Lending a Helping Hand

Lions Ken Hoard, Marcus Jensen and Ron Leach spent a recent day transporting, assembling and delivering a new picnic table to our local library.  Thanks for stepping up and volunteering guys.


When It's Great to be a Lion

On the morning of May 17, six Millington Lions visited Millington’s and St. Paul’s first grade classrooms. This is an annual visit with our first graders where the Lions conduct an American flag education presentation and attempt to answer questions about our flag. The Lions also gift an American flag to each student. The event is thoroughly enjoyed by the Lions, as each participating member relishes the interaction with our young citizens (and are sometimes amused as well). Pictured are (L-R) Lions Ron Leach, Sam Licavoli, Dean Bedtelyon, Larry Warner, Todd Ostrander and R.G. Barnum. Nationally, Lions Clubs sponsor poster contests, essay contests and other events that benefit America’s youth.


Thank You Again for your White Cane Donations

The Millington Lions wish to express our gratitude for the outstand support from our community again this year.  All funds collected will be donated to the Leader Dog Foundation so that service dogs may be raised, trained and given to those in need. 

Millington High School Honors Night

The Millington Lions Club hosted and honored Millington's top high school graduating seniors on April 24, 2017. Also attending were parents and families of the students. The guest speaker for the evening was Det. Troy Bonadurer. The Lions also awarded a college scholarship to Hailey Kelly. We proudly congratulate these fine students for their academic achievements and express our wishes for continued success.


Millington Lions Club Golf Outing

The Millington Lions Club will be hosting a four person scramble golf outing on June 16, 2017.  The event will be a shotgun start at 9:00 am.  The proceeds for this outing will be used to support the Millington Community Center and for other community projects.

We extend an invitation to participate in this fun event.  An entry form with more information can be found by clicking here.  We are also looking for sponsors for this event.  Sponsorship information can be found by clicking on this link.

The Millington Lions looks forward to seeing you on the golf course and helping us to assist others.


Millington Food Pantry

The Millington Lions Club presented a check and held a "food bomb" for the Millington Food Pantry at a recent meeting. Pictured are L-R: Lion Sam Licavoli, Dave Gamet of the Pantry and Lion Ron Leach. The Millington Food Pantry is located in the Community Center and currently assists over thirty local families. If you are so inclined, please consider a donation to this fine organization so they may continue to lend a helping hand to our neighbors in need.


Latham Park Restrooms

The Latham Park Board requested assistance with the construction of new restrooms. The Millington Lions Club took the challenge and began building the facility last month. The project is now complete and ready to use. We wish to acknowledge Lion Jeff Bassett for his leadership with the planning and supervision of this community project. Also, thanks to our Lions members who contributed many hours to this project. The Millington Lions are privileged to serve OUR TOWN.


Project KidSight 2016

The Project KidSight sight screening program that occurred on October 1 at the St. Paul's Fall Festival was indeed a success.  We wish to thank the Festival Committee, those who assisted, and most of all, the parents who brought their children to be vision screened.


Free Children's Vision Screening - October 1, 2016

The Millington Lions Club will be providing free children’s vision screening on Saturday October 1, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Millington.  This vision screening is open to all and is part of the Lions Foundation of Michigan’s Project KidSight.   Parents just need to park the car and walk into the school.

The screening is a very simple procedure.  A digital photograph of the child is taken and the image is then analyzed by a computer.  Our vision screening equipment produces a binocular image of a child’s eyes to develop a preliminary determination of the presence of eye disorders.

The process takes just a few minutes.  Project KidSight can detect potential vision problems in children as young as one year of age and we will screen children up to the age of nine.

Each year, thousands of Michigan children receive free vision screenings through Project KidSight. About 5% of children between the ages of one and five years of age experiences reduced vision resulting from a vision disorder.  If treated while the visual system is still maturing, eye disorders can typically be corrected with a non-surgical intervention and usually normal vision can be restored.

The Millington Lions Club encourages parents to take advantage of this free vision screening.   After all, every child benefits from good eyesight.

For more information contact Dave Kern at 989-239-6619, or any Millington Lion member.  You may also email the Millington Lions Club at


Most Honored Citizen - Lion Dale Weinzierl

Lion Dale Weinzierl has been honored by his hometown by being name Millington’s 2016 Most Honored Citizen. His fellow Lions believe it is an honor that is well deserved. Dale has been actively serving others his entire life. Dale has been a member of the Festival committee for forty four years and was a member of the Chamber of Commerce. A forty five year Lion, Dale is a past president and continues to participate on many other boards, work projects and committees – including the chairman of our largest annual fund raiser. Dale quietly assists those needing transportation to doctor appointments and he can often be found visiting the ill. His fellow Millington citizens congratulate, honor and thank Dale for his service to Our Town.


Melvin Jones Fellowship

We are delinquent with our acknowledgement of an April 16 Lions District Convention event at which Lion Harry Kern was honored with a Melvin Jones Fellowship. The fellowship takes its name from the founder of Lions Club International Foundation. The fellowship was established as LCIF’s highest form of recognition to acknowledge an individual’s dedication to humanitarian service. Harry's fellowship honor was made possible through the contributions and recommendations of the membership of the Millington Lions Club.

2016 Car-less Car Raffle

The Millington Lions Club thanks those who purchased tickets and attended Tuesday's 2016 Car-less Car Raffle. We would also like to congratulate this year's co-winners Cindy and Cheryl. This fun event is our largest annual fundraiser and the proceeds are returned to our community in the way of projects, donations and local sight and hearing preservation assistance. Again, thank you all for supporting our efforts - Your participation will allow us to serve others in Our Town.



The Millington Lions Club wishes to express our heartfelt appreciation to the Millington community for your generous financial support of our White Cane Fund Drive again this year. Your donations will assist the Leader Dog Foundation's mission of training service dogs for the sightless.

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.

 The Millington Lions Club thanks and salutes you - Our Town Is The Best!



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 Millington Lions Scholarship to Ms. Shelby Townsend. We would also like to extend our appreciation to the event's guest speaker, Mr. Ed Kerr. The Millington Lions Club is proud of the scholastic achievements exhibited by these exceptional young men and women and we extend our wishes for continued success.




Millington Lions RG Barnum (L), Tom Kukulski (C) and Dale Weinzierl (R) donated a day in Romeo loading and transporting a trailer that was fully loaded with used eyeglasses. The donated eyeglasses will be taken on a Lions mission trip, used by the Special Needs Clinic and some will be utilized for spare parts. Please be aware that the Lions Clubs welcome the donation of used glasses. Lions will process your used eyeglasses so that they will benefit those who may not have access to improved vision.  You may donate your used glasses at the Millington Family Eye Care Center or any Lions Club member.



It's long overdue that we thank Lions Jack Meinecke, Mike Prell, Tom Kukulski and Marcus Jensen for rehabilitating the signs located on both the east and west ends of the village. It took a great deal of effort cutting brush and restoring these signs. Thanks guys for putting We Serve in motion for Our Town.




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