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Doreen Martel

1. February 14: Organ Donor Awareness Day

by Doreen Martel 2/14/19

Anyone who watched Channel 5 on Tuesday February 12th couldn't have missed the piece “The Race Against Time” on the Boston police officer who was on the organ donor list waiting for a lung transplant. Fortunately, he was one of the lucky ones. This year, like those in the past, Valentine’s Day is National Donor Day. There are hundreds of myths about organ donation and the Holliston Lions Club feels it’s important to dispel some of those myths. Lions have, for many years, supported efforts to educate the public about organ donation.

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2. Holliston Lions Club – Driven to Serve

by Doreen Martel 2/2/19

At the heart of Lionism is a drive to serve the community in which a Club is chartered. The Holliston Lions Club takes this mandate very seriously and as a result, participates in numerous service projects throughout each year.

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3. Holliston Lions Members to Participate in State-wide Conference

by Doreen Martel 1/29/19

This year, Lions Clubs International is celebrating the Year of Women. This is because after 100 years, they have their first women President, Lion Gudrun Yngvadottir from Iceland. Towards that end, the Lions have put together a Women's Leadership Forum and Holliston Lions Club members Carolyn Dykema and Doreen Martel have been invited to participate.

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4. Holliston Lions & Holliston Athletic Boosters Team Up for Super Bowl

by Doreen Martel 1/27/19

The Patriots are going to the Super Bowl! After a near heart-stopping game, the Patriots defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in a breathtaking overtime win. As they have in the past, the Holliston Lions Club and the Holliston Athletics Boosters Association (HABA) are teaming up for their annual fundraising event, Super Bowl Squares.

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5. Holliston Lions Club to Celebrate 79 Years of Service

by Doreen Martel 1/17/19

The Holliston Lions Club was founded on January 23, 1941 under the sponsorship of the Medford Lions Club. The Medford President that year was Elmer Tefler. His brother Walter was a charter member of the new club. Charter night occurred on March 11, 1941 at the Odd Fellows Hall in Holliston.

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6. Holliston Lions Kick Off the Holiday Season

by Doreen Martel 11/17/18

It’s that time of year again when the kids are preparing their lists, there is a definite chill in the air, and parents are despairing over the shopping season getting started! Before all of these things get the best of you, the Holliston Lions Club announces they are all set for their Annual Breakfast With Santa. The breakfast will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2018.

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7. School Committee Meeting Overview

by Doreen Martel 11/17/18

Members of the Holliston School Committee were hard at work on November 15, despite the horrible weather outside. There were several items on the agenda including a proposal discussing professional development days, a school calendar and of course, the budget. Photos by Ken Robinson

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8. Honor Society Food Pantry Collection

by Doreen Martel 10/30/18

We seldom hear about the good work done by young people in our community. In Holliston, we are fortunate to have several groups of volunteers who give of their time selflessly to make Holliston a better place for everyone. One of those groups of volunteers are the students who participate in the Honor Society. Not only do these young people make their parents proud, they make everyone in town proud! On October 29, 2018, we had an opportunity to see what a difference these students make in our community.

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9. Holliston Lions Welcome International Guest

by Doreen Martel 10/25/18

At their October dinner meeting, the Holliston Lions Club was honored to welcome 2nd Vice District Governor Dr. Deb Wayne from the Malden Lions Club. However, while 2nd VDG Wayne traveled across Massachusetts to visit, it was an international visitor who stole the show. Second Vice District Governor Strong Lu is a member of the China Shenzhen Huang Gang Lions Club.

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10. Holliston Senior Center News

by Doreen Martel 10/24/18

The Senior Support Foundation is holding a "Christmas in October" sale, Monday and Tuesday, October 22nd and 23rd from 2:00-5:00 PM. They have lots of brand new holiday decorations, collectables, gift wrap, ribbon, and hand made bows. Everything is at great prices! Stop by and check it out!

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