The Pennsbury Lions Club recently supported The Synergy Project, a homeless teen (ages 18-21 years) outreach program in Bucks County, by donating a brand new Dell laptop computer for the program’s Teen Center. Club President Milli Kerner presented the laptop to the program’s Outreach Coordinator, Shane Burroughs, during the club’s monthly dinner meeting in February. “The generosity of the Pennsbury Lions Club is very much appreciated,” said Mr. Burroughs.
“We are so grateful for their support and recognition, which is also very encouraging as we grow our presence in local communities.”
The laptop will be used by the homeless teens when they come to the center to get out of inclement weather, grab a meal, or to complete school homework. In January 2012 26 teens were being helped by the Synergy Project.
At the same meeting, President Milli also announced the 2011 recipients of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. Club members Lorraine Baker and Bruce Goulet received the prestigious award. Lions Clubs around the globe recognize outstanding individuals by bestowing on them this award named for its founder, Melvin Jones. The award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism.
The recipients of this award become models because of the exemplary service to their club and the community which it serves.
Lorraine Baker has been a member of Lions for 16 years. She has served as a vice president and continues to support the club on a variety of committees. Bruce Goulet is a Pennsbury Lions Club charter member who has been in several leadership positions since 1980, most recently as club president from 2007-2011.
The Pennsbury Lions Club was chartered in June 1980 and currently has 32 members who meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm at Christine’s Restaurant in Yardley.
Over the past 31 years, the Pennsbury Lions Club has raffled off large ticket items such as lawn mowers, snow blowers, gas grills, and 100 gallons of gasoline, along with hosting a variety of fundraisers such as Monte Carlo Nights, motorcycle events and food sales at local events, to raise awareness and funds to help those in need throughout the Falls, Morrisville, Yardley, Tullytown, and Lower Makefield areas.
The club is actively recruiting new members to help support its various programs. For more information or to get involved with the Pennsbury Lions Club, visit their website at http://pennsburylionsclub.org/.
For information about The Synergy Project, call 215-990-3962 or visit www.facebook.com/synrgyprjct.
PHOTO CAP: Lorraine Baker and Bruce Goulet