Lions recycle glasses for those in need

The Jamestown Lions Club has always collected used eyeglasses to be recycled and repurposed.  The organization found that the pickup committee was making multiple trips every month to various vision centers across the local area because the boxes were always full.   Past President, Steve Maggio suggested that the collection boxes get “supersized”.  Maggio enlisted the help of Shawn Carlson to build 6 boxes.

Vision Care Center

Lion Karan Murray

Dr. & Mrs. Hartnagel

With New Donation Box

If you have glasses to donate, boxes can be found at The Vision Care Center, Chautauqua Eye Care, Gateway Eye Care, Spectrum, Tops Supermarket (on Foote Ave) and the First Lutheran Church.  

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Lions Lose Distinguished Member

Obituary of Charles L. Telford

Charles L. Telford, 78, of Jamestown, NY, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 24, 2022, with his family by his side. A life-long resident, he was born April 21, 1943 in Buffalo, NY, a son of the late Charles L. Telford, Sr. and the late Beatrice Carlson Telford Angelo. He was a 1961 graduate of Jamestown High School and served in the U.S. Navy. Chuck was employed as a senior sales executive for Media One Radio Group in Jamestown. He worked in radio advertising in the Jamestown and surrounding area for over 55 years. Ever so proud, he would remind people that, “I got paid to sell air.” As an active member of the Jamestown community, Chuck was a member of the Jamestown Lions Club for over 50 years serving in many leadership capacities. He was a member and secretary of the Chautauqua Lake Region Antique Automobile Club and loved driving his 1950 Ford. He was also a member of the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, the Viking Lodge. Chuck was a past member of the Jamestown Babe Ruth World Series Committee and played an instrumental role in the formation of the Jamestown Midget Football League where he was a past commissioner. He was also a member of the Veterans Memorial Park Commission. As a sports fan, Chuck was an avid Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Indians fan and enjoyed attending several games with his sons. Surviving is his wife of 57 years, Jerrilyn V. Bull Telford, whom married August 1, 1964, three sons; Robert C. Telford of Los Gatos, CA, Richard D. (Amanda) Telford of Sinclairville, NY, Ryan S. Telford of Norwich, CT, five grandchildren; Katelynn Telford of Fredonia, NY, Andrew Telford of Buffalo, NY, Nathaniel Telford, Benjamin Telford both of Norwich, CT, Alex Serrano of Sinclairville, NY, a sister: Cheryl Macey-Fugate of Corry, PA and a brother; Michael Telford of Kennedy, NY. He was preceded in death by his father Charles, Sr. who died January 9, 1971 and his mother Beatrice “Tillie” Angelo who died January 22, 2021 Friends will be received from 4-7 pm Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in the Lind Funeral Home where a Jamestown Lions Club memorial service will be led at 7 pm Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jamestown Lions Club, P.O. Box 3683, Jamestown, NY 14702-3683 or to the Chautauqua Lake Region Antique Automobile Club, P.O. Box 821, Jamestown, NY 14702-0821.

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Lion Steve Maggio Serves Jamestown Community for 20 Years

At the January Lions Meeting, a letter from Lions International President, Douglas Alexander, was read congratulating Steve Maggio for 20 years of service to the Jamestown community.

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Lions at Safety Village for Halloween 2021

Lion Cathy Cimo handing out Halloween candy to children

Lion Ron Wilcox handing out Candy to Children
This smile says it all
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Smith to Lead Jamestown Lions

Lions left to right: Steve Maggio, Ron Wilcox, Guy Ditonto, Ben Haskins, Chip Johnson, Jim Kress, Ang Cimino, Jeff Smith, Ann Akin & Laurie Marucci.

Jamestown Lion’s Club Elect New Officers

At the general meeting of the Jamestown Lion’s Club on April 13, 2021, members elected their new officers.

Steve Maggio, Past-President is passing the leadership of the club to Jeffrey Smith. In-coming officers are First Vice-President Ang Cimo, Second Vice-President Jim Kress, and 3rd Vice President Laurie Marucci. Secretary, Charles Telford Chip Johnson will be the Treasurer of the General Fund, with Bruce Gleason as Treasurer of the Blind and Benevolent Fund.

Members of the Board of Directors are Don and Diane Nelson, Ben Haskins, Ron Wilcox, Guy Ditonto, and Steve Maggio.

The Jamestown Lion’s Club mission is to assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired in the community.

Elected President Smith said, “The members have been meeting remotely and we anticipate being able to be meeting in-person as we continue to enjoy our fellowship as we help members of our great community.”

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