The Mattapoisett Lions Club will be awarding an extra special award this year. This club is a member of Lions Club International, comprised of 45,000 clubs with more than 1.3 million members around the world. Due to this vast size, it is considered the largest service club organization in the world.
The Mattapoisett Lions Club announces one $5,000 award to be awarded this year to a graduating high school student residing in Mattapoisett, Marion or Rochester. The Mattapoisett Lions Club is looking forward to this special presentation.
The funds for this Award are raised through fund raisers held by the Mattapoisett Lions Club throughout the year, including Harbor Days, an annual festival held in Shipyard Park every July and attended by up to 10,000 people.
The Lions Club motto is ‘We Serve,’ and one of the largest charitable causes of Lions International includes raising funds for eye research in an effort to end preventable blindness throughout the world and providing services for those in need within our community.
To qualify, a graduating student or home-schooled student shall be enrolled in their first year of a recognized school of higher education, be a resident of the Tri-Town area, and have demonstrated service to the community. Special consideration will be given to those looking to a career in an eyesight-related field.
Lions also encourage participation in the Lion’s Youth Speech Contest sponsored every year by the Mattapoisett Lions Club. This contest is open to all high school sophomore, juniors and seniors in the Tri Town area.
To obtain an application, learn more about this Award, or to learn how to become a member of the Lions Club, visit our website at www.mattapoisettlionsclub.org or visit us on FaceBook. Award applications are available through the guidance departments at your High School. Applications may also be obtained by calling Helene Rose at 508-758-9841.
Applications must be received by March 31.