Mattapoisett Lions Club News

Members of the Mattapoisett Lions Club recently enjoyed a very informative dinner meeting at the Mattapoisett Chowder House. Guest speaker was Thomas O’Shaughnessy, M.ED, Orientation and Mobility Special Education consultant. Mr. O’Shaughnessy worked in the Wareham schools systems for 34 years in the field of Special Education, and now works with sight impaired children. His specialty is helping children with orientation and mobility, which includes any tasks from getting around in a school to taking a bus and navigating streets. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. O’Shaughnessy for sharing his knowledge, drive and passion for helping others with us.

Don’t know what to do with your old eyeglasses? Help someone improve his or her vision. The Mattapoisett Lions Club is always of need of eyeglasses and sunglasses. Our volunteers collect the eyeglasses, which are then washed and sorted, the prescription is read with specialized equipment and each pair is tagged. They are then combined with other pairs collected from throughout the state and sent to areas in need.  Eyeglass collections boxes are located at the Mattapoisett Laundromat, the Town Hall, the Library, The Mattapoisett Council of Aging office located at Center School and the Marion Council of Aging office located in the Marion Town Hall.

Our next regular meeting will be Wednesday, October 24 at 6:30 pm at the Mattapoisett Chowder House.

The members of the Mattapoisett Lions Club would like to acknowledge the receipt of a support grant to promote youth entertainment at Harbor Days. This grant was funded and received from the Mattapoisett Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Thank you for your support.

The Mattapoisett Lions Club is made up of dedicated men and women whose main mission is to eradicate blindness and serve the community. If you are passionate about your community and helping others and have an hour or two to spare each month and want to join a great service organization, please consider the Lions Club. Check us out on Facebook or visit our website at

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