Car Raffle Drawing Dec 10

The Scotia-Glenville Lions Car Raffle is soon wrapping up.  The drawing is set for noon on Saturday Dec 10 at Morris Ford.  All are welcome to watch the drawing, but you do not need to be present to win. A video of the drawing will be posted after the event and winners will be notified.

All profits from the raffle will go towards Lions Splash Park.  To date we have raised $46,500 of the $80,000 required.  You can learn more about the Splash Pad or help support it with the Buy-A-Brick campaign


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Lions Splash Pad

It might be getting cold, but the Scotia-Glenville Lions are looking forward to next summer.  The Lions are planning to build a 1000 square-foot Splash Pad in Collins Park (Scotia, NY).  The Splash pad is a in-ground fountain with no standing water that provides a fun and safe place for children (and brave adults) to cool off on hot summer days.


Planning is underway with the Village and Park officials to make this a reality.  As of Nov 1, roughly $41,000 of the $75,000 has been raised towards Lions Splash Pad.  We need your help to make it a reality:

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2016 Falling Leaves Golf Tournament – Thank you

Our 21st annual Falling Leaves Golf Tournament was a great success. We had great weather and a great golf course, The Edison Club. Thank you to all the businesses which sponsored tee signs and donated raffle items. The money raised from this event will be used for youth and community services.

Once again, Thank you to all our sponsors for the 21st Annual Falling Leaves Golf Tournament

Sign Sponsors

1st National Bank of Scotia
Adirondack Beverages
Amsterdam Overhead Door
Ballston Spa National Bank
Bekkering-Ellis Funeral Home, Inc.
Burnt Hills Veterinary Hospital
Cappiello Chiropractic
Central Plumbing & Heating Supply Co., Inc.
Checkmark Property Solutions, Inc.
David G. Kaplan, D.M.D.
David M Coppola, D.D.S
Dental Offices, LLP
Dr. Lawrence Cusma,
Ed’s Electrical Contracting,
Fenimore Asset Management
Frank & Sons’ Body Works
Gabriel’s Supermarket
Gil’s Garage
Glenville Funeral Home, Inc.
Goldstock’s Sporting Goods
Greater Glenville YMCA
Hoskinson Orthodontics
Jumpin’ Jacks Drive-In, Inc.
Kevin Koval’s Adirondack Basement Systems
Lavelle & Finn, LLP
Marshall Sterling Upstate, Inc.
Limitless Plumbing & Heating
Martin, Harding & Mazzotti,
Miranda Real Estate Group
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
NBT Bank
O’Connor & Marola, Attorneys At Law
Olson Sign Co., Inc.
Peter Gregory RBC Wealth Management
Physical Therapy Associates of Schenectady, P.C.
Powmat, Ltd.
Precision Auto Repair, Inc.
Prestige Plumbing Services Inc.
Quality Retail Systems, Inc.
Rowledge Agency, Inc.
Ruggiero’s Pizza & Deli
Schenectady PBA
Socha Plaza
State Farm Insurance Charlie Palmer Agency
Stewart’s Shops
The Capital Region Chamber
TJ’s Flightline Pub
Tobin & Associates, C.P.A.s P.C.
Turf Tavern Restaurant,
Upstate Laserwash
Village Paint & Decorating, Ltd.
Winkler & Company, CPA’s

Raffle Items

1st National Bank of Scotia
Albany Symphony
All Seasons Equipment
Brad Gardner, Edison Club Golf Pro
Capital Repertory Theatre
Dr. Nancy Cappiello
The Edison Club
Freeman’s Bridge Wine and Liquor
Fo’castle Farm
Hartz Family Cleaners
Jade Bistro
John Riccitelo’s Restaurant
Manchester Wood, Inc.
Otis & Oliver’s Restuarant
Palace Theater
Personal Wine Cellar
Proctors Theatre
Scorrano Health Solutions
Scotti’s Restaurant & Pizzeria
The Egg
The Van Dyck
Towne TV
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Corp

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Lions Splash Pad in Collins Park

SplashSign25x5 (Small)Collins Lake has been closed for swimming since the flooding from tropical storm Irene. The village of Scotia has tried various remedies to make the lake available for swimming again. At this point they have been told that there is nothing else that can be done. They will not be able to open the lake for swimming for years, if ever. For this reason, the Scotia-Glenville Lions are raising money to build a splash pad in Collins Park similar to the one pictured above. A kick-off announcement article is in the June 18th Schenectady Gazette on page C2. We are kicking off our campaign at the village car show on Father’s day by selling tickets for a car raffle. We will also be selling tickets in Collins Park before the July 4th fireworks celebration and before the Lion’s sponsored Freedom Park concert on July 6th. We are working with Morris Ford. The person with the winning raffle ticket will receive a $23,600 credit towards purchasing a car at Morris Ford or $15,000 cash. Tickets are $20 or 3 for $50. No more than 3000 tickets will be sold.

We are also accepting donations. There will be a circle of bricks around the splash pad. Donor’s will be acknowledged by having a brick engraved with their name.

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October 2015 2nd Newsletter


Lions Tree Farm at Indian Meadows Park, October 2015

Lions Tree Farm at Indian Meadows Park, October 2015

Charter Night was held on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Turf Tavern. Nineteen Lions and family members attended. A delicious buffet was served, and our club heard from two speakers. Patti Southworth, a Lion from the Town of Greenfield Club, spoke about the upcoming District 20-Y2 Cabinet Meeting. It will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Ballston Spa Country Club. A buffet lunch will be served, and there will be discussions on seeking new Lions, redistricting within our state, and due to declining enrollment, possibly moving the International Lions Club headquarters overseas. If you are interested in attending, please contact KL John by Wednesday, October 28. The main speaker was Brenna Uline, a Lion of the Mechanicville-Stillwater Club. Brenna gave us information regarding the Tears Foundation, a program focused on helping families who have lost a newborn or young child. Financial assistance, emotional support, and referrals to other resources may be provided by the Tears Foundation. Brenna also explained “Cribs for Kids” and how this program purchases “pack ‘n play” cribs for low income families. Our club donated $150 to purchase three cribs.

Members, their families, and friends are needed to wire pine cones and make bows the 1st two (or three) Tuesdays in November, starting at 7PM. As in past years, Lion Rick Quick’s heated barn on Washout Road and his trailer will be utilized. Members have been asked to cut ribbon to two lengths in advance. Please bring the cut ribbon to the 1st wreath workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 3. We need a high turn-out for this project, so please plan to assist.
On Saturday, November 21, we will again meet at the Quick’s barn to attach the bows and pinecones to the wreaths. The group will transport 95 wreaths to Shady Lane Apartments and hang the wreaths on the apartment doors. Please plan to help with this part of the project, too. There will be a sign out sheet and wreaths in the trailer, so members can begin selling wreaths. It is our hope to sell ALL 300 wreaths this year.

At a previous meeting, we discussed meeting at the Scotia Diner each month. If at least 15 members attend, we can order off the menu and meet in the side room. If under 15 show up, there’s a large booth in a corner of the dining room where our club could sit. Having the same location for meetings would help get the word out for prospective members. Let’s discuss this during the wreath workshops and make a decision for our December meetings and dinners.

Nov. 3, 10, 17 – Wreath workshop 7PM in Lion Rick’s barn (Washout Road)
Nov. 21 – 9 AM Wreath project – put wreaths together at Lion Rick’s barn, then hang wreaths on Shady Lane apartments

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