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District 33A Sight and Hearing Fund



PDG Babe Mainini (RC Cindy)

5 Bandy Lane

Milford, MA 01757

(H) 508-473-9699                 (C) 508-735-9181



IPDG Lisa Nelson (Lion James “Ed”)

217 Highland Street

Lunenburg, MA 01462

(H) 978-582-9661                 (C) 978-660-0539



DG Todd Karkane (Lion Judy)

P.O.Box 321

Lunenburg, MA 01462

(C) 978-877-0876




RC John Riemer (CST Marianna)

2 Brian Circle

Grafton, MA 01519

(H) 508-839-9697                    (C) 508-729-3989

(E) john



Jean Landry (PDG Dennis)

32 Clark Street

Gardner, MA 01440

(H) 978-632-6761                   (C) 978-837-1497




PCST Diane Meunier (PCC/PDG Bob)

551 Lebanon Hill Road

Southbridge MA 01550

(H) 508-765-9049




All Past Presidents         IPDG Lisa Nelson

DG Todd Karkane          2nd VDG Colleen Oncay  1st VDG Tim DeVault   CST Marianna Riemer


MEMBERS AT LARGE                                              Term


Zone 1    RC Cindy Mainini                 508-380-2683           2019

Zone 2    RC John Riemer                    508-839-9697           2018

Zone 3    PCST Lionel Carbonneau     508-886-4572            2018

Zone 4    Lion Diane Seely                   508-278-0057           2019

Zone 5    Lion Glenn Waugh                774-452-2664           2018

Zone 6    PCC/PDG Robert Meunier    508-765-9049           2018

Zone 7    Lion Joseph W. Allen            978-660-7279           2018

Zone 8    Lion Kevin McIntosh             978-544-6923           2019



CST Marianna Riemer                         508-729-3988            2018



September 17, 2017                March 18, 2018

November 19, 2017                May 20, 2018

January 21, 2018                    July 15, 2018

Meetings will be held at 9:30 am at the Rutland Public Library, 280 Main Street, Rutland, MA




A request for assistance shall be made by an officer of the individual Lions Club in the form of an Application for Assistance, which may be obtained from the Member At Large of the clubs zone. The application shall be completed and returned to the Member At Large who will present it to the Sight and Hearing Board for consideration. Thereafter, the Directors of the Fund may make such investigation as they deem suitable

and the Directors shall thereafter approve or disapprove each request by vote.




Donations in memory or honor of individuals may be made at any time. Specially printed envelopes are available. An acknowledgment is sent to the family of the deceased or the person being recognized.



Joseph J. Camarda Fellowship

A recognition plaque and a lapel pin may be presented to a Lion or non-Lion for a $500.00 contribution.  The sum of $500.00 can be made in 2 payments over 2 consecutive years if designated specifically.


Progressive Joseph J. Camarda Fellowship

An existing Joseph J. Camarda Fellow may be recognized for their continued service and dedication with a progressive 

recognition plaque and pin for  a

$500.00 contribution. The sum of $500.00 can be made in 2 payments over 2 years consecutive if designated specifically. *


All donations toward Joseph J. Camarda Fellowships

should be mailed, along with an application form, to

Lion Jeanine Legare at

16 South Street, Petersham, MA 01366

Questions: 978-724-3260

Please allow two weeks for delivery


*Lion Jeanine Legare will present the awards at the

Mid-Winter Conference

Joseph R. Protano Founders Award

The Joseph R. Protano Founders Award was established to honor the memory of the Founder of the District 33A Sight & Hearing Conservation & Treatment Fund. The Joseph R. Protano Founders Award can be given to any Lion or individual who has demonstrated an ability to further the betterment or cure of

those individuals who are afflicted by sight or hearing related disabilities.


The award will be presented annually by the District 33A Sight & Hearing Conservation & Treatment Fund, Inc. at the Mid-Winter Conference in February, if a qualified recipient is approved by the Sight & Hearing Fund Committee.




Any club or individual Lion wishing to submit the name of an applicant may do so no later than December 1st prior to the next Mid-Winter Conference with a written resume.

Applications and resumes can be mailed to: PCC/PDG Robert Meunier, Chair

551 Lebanon Hill  Road Southbridge, MA 01550

Questions: (H) 508-765-9049


A committee from the Sight & Hearing Fund consisting

of the Seated President, seated Vice President and three (3) Past Presidents will review the applications and determine

 the recipient.


*PCC/PDG Robert Meunier will present the awards at the Mid-Winter Conference.


Special Sight and Hearing Envoy

Ginger Camarda

19 Grant Street, Apt. 1

North Brookfield, MA 01535

(H) 508-867-2312