BALC – DINING FOR A CAUSE – September 30, 2014


Dining for a Cause – 99 Restaurant

Please join the Bridgewater Academy Lions for dinner at the Ninety Nine Restaurant in Bridgewater on Tuesday, September 30th between 5 and 10 p.m.  This is a Fundraiser to raise funds for the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund, Inc.  The Ninety Nine restaurant will donate 15% of your Guest check to the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund, Inc.  Please print a copy of the attached voucher and bring it with you, it must be presented to your server when seated.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

In lieu of an August dinner meeting, the BALC will have their BOD meeting plus Ice Cream Social at Sugar Hill Dairy, at Hanson Farm on Route 104.  Purchase of ice cream is optional but you should plan to come and hang out with the Bridgewater Academy Lions.  We will be voting on a calendar for the year and discussing upcoming projects.  Happy to have prospective members join us.


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Bridgewater Academy Lions Club – 26th Indoor Antiques-Crafts-Flea Market – March 22, 2014

Flea Flyer 2014-large

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2013 Auction flyer

On Sunday, November 17, 2013, from 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM on Bridgewater cable BTV9, the Bridgewater Academy Lions Club will conduct their 21st Annual TV Auction to benefit Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund, Inc.  This tax-exempt non-profit fund provides research grants to determine the causes of eye diseases and to eventually find the cures. MLERFI awards grants for new eye research projects each year.

For this auction, a multiple telephone hookup allows bidders to call in their bids by phone as items are presented and described on TV in real time. 

The Bridgewater Academy Lions invite local businesses and organizations to participate in this live TV event by donating new goods and services, giftware, home improvement supplies, jewelry, toys, antiques and collectibles, sporting goods, restaurant gift certificates or other popular items for home or office.  (Preferred items will have a minimum $25.00 retail value.) 

New bid boards will be presented each hour. In most cases, the higher value items are listed on the “Specials” and “Gift Certificates” boards, which are open for bids throughout the program. In prior years these boards have featured autographed sports memorabilia, theater tickets, dance lessons, jewelry, daily coffee and pastry, airport transport, fine needlework, construction materials, weekend getaways, and more. 

In exchange for their donations, businesses and organizations get publicity on TV and a written acknowledgment of their donation.  Early donations also are listed in an advance mailing to prospective bidders. Mass. Lions Eye Research Fund receives much-needed funds in the amount of 100% of the highest bid collected for each item.  Auction expenses are paid separately from auction sponsorships.

Over the past 20 years, this annual auction televised by BTV has raised more than $200,000.00 in total for eye research.  Bridgewater Academy Lions hope to add at least another $10,000.00 for this 21st Annual Auction, but they need the community’s help to do it.

To arrange for drop-off or pickup of your donation, or to become an auction sponsor, send an email to, call (508) 697-3765, or contact any Bridgewater Academy Lion by October 26, 2013.

Thank you for your consideration.

Lion Diane Sears

Auction Co-chairman

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25th Indoor Antiques-Crafts-Flea Market – March 23, 2013

The Bridgewater Academy Lions Club will be holding their 25th Indoor Antiques-Crafts-Flea Market on Saturday, March 23, 2013 (storm date Sat. March 30, 2013) at the Bridgewater Middle School Gym (Former Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School), 166 Mt. Prospect Street, Bridgewater from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be 56 Vendor spaces with antiques/collectibles, jewelry, crafts, giftware, toys, dolls, beauty/skin care, new & used household items.  The Lions tables will have baked goods, this-n-that, books and the snack bar.

Admission is $1.00 per person, under age 12 free with an adult.

Proceeds to benefit local programs, scholarships and Lions charities.

General information:  781-447-1570 or Vendor Information: 508-697-3765 or email:


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Festival of Lights Project Report

Congratulations to the Higgins Family for producing this enchanting holiday experience in our community for the past 10 years.  We are sad to bid a final farewell to the Festival of Lights project.  We are grateful to the Higgins family for their generosity and for allowing the Bridgewater Academy Lions to participate with them in this fundraising event to benefit Starlight Charities, Inc., and Lions Charities.

Twelve members of the Bridgewater Academy Lions club worked December 21, 22 and 23rd to help make the Festival a success.  The Lions collected money for Santa pictures, sold raffle tickets, and gave out home made cookies and hot chocolate.  Many families enjoyed the lights, had their picture taken with Santa and ate cookies!  Over $3,000 was added to the BALC Charity account for charitable disbursement in the community and Lions charities.   


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Thanksgiving Food Boxes for the Needy

The BALC received a $500.00 grant from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care under the Community Spirit 9/11 Mini Grant Program due to the efforts of Past President, Lion Paula Doherty.  Using this money the Lions were able to shop for and provide Thanksgiving Dinners for 13 needy families as well as contribute fresh chicken and other fixings to the Bridgewater Food Pantry in time for holiday cooking.  The Thanksgiving boxes were fully customized to each family’s preferences, using BALC-produced grocery order checklists which the Bridgewater Senior Center/Food Pantry and Veterans Services provided to their neediest clients.

A total of 512 pounds of food was distributed to 13 needy families and to the Bridgewater Food Pantry.

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Bridgewater Academy Lions Club Receives Award from Red Cross

At their 2012 Annual Meeting held on October 25, 2012, the American Red Cross named the Bridgewater Academy Lions Club their “Massachusetts Community Sponsor of the Year.” The following paragraph appeared on page 8 of their meeting program:

 Massachusetts Community Sponsor of the Year: Bridgewater Academy Lions

“This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Bridgewater Academy Lions hosting blood drives with the Red Cross. This dedicated group sponsors three blood drives a year led by Elaine Sweetman. Elaine and her dedicated group of volunteers meticulously register each donor with a smile. During their 20 years of service, the Bridgewater Academy Lions have collected more than 2,000 units. The Red Cross is grateful for Elaine’s continuous support and look forward to another 20 years of community service.”

Lions Elaine Sweetman and Mary Damon attended the Red Cross meeting. Elaine accepted the award plaque from Heather Bellwin, Account Manager of the American Red Cross. Elaine brought the plaque with her to the November dinner meeting of the BALC.

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February 2013 Dinner Meeting

On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, the BALC will be meeting at the Boston Tavern Restaurant at 6:30 p.m.  There will be a buffet dinner and a cash bar.

The meeting agenda will include the first reading of the Proposed Slate of Officers for the 2013-2014 and any nominations from the floor will be heard.  Election of officers will take place at the March Dinner meeting.

District Governor Dave Barbour will be making his official visitation at this meeting along with several members of the District 33-S Leadership Team.

Interested in attending, please email President Theresa Dunford at

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List of Auction Items – Lions Cable TV Auction – Sunday, October 28, 2012



(Some of the items to be auctioned)

2012 Auction Print List

(1) Phonak Audeo S Smart III Hearing Aid/Test/Service – Family Hearing Care Ctr. $1,995.00

Honey Dew Donut Beverage + Food Item/Daily x 6 mos. at 10 Summer St -

Lion Dan Mahoney & wife Lynn $1,000.00

Honey Dew Donut Beverage + Food Item /Daily x 6 mos. at 1485 Pleasant St -

Lion Dan Mahoney & wife Lynn $1,000.00

(2) Certificates Any Size Hot Coffee Daily x 6 Months – Bridgewater Bagel $450.00 ea,

One Year Fitness Membership – Bridgewater Fitness Center $439.00

Cube Boston City Hall Paving Bricks (no delivery) (Exp. 12/31/12) – Stiles & Hart Brick $405.00

One Month of Pack Training – Fitness Together at 220 Winter Street $369.00

Initial Chiropractic Consult – Bridgewater Sq. Chiropractic $355.00

(2) Certificates Bagel & Hot Coffee Combo Daily x 3 mos. – Bridgewater Bagel $350.00 ea.

One Hour of Ice Time – Bridgewater Ice Arena $315.00

Cord of Wood 16″-18″ (Delivery Charge extra) – Enos Landscape & Supplies Inc. $275.00

Seiko Melodies in Motion Wall Clock (8 Beatles tunes) – Friends of BALC $275.00

Gift Certificate for Keratin Hair Treatment – Kristine Machnig at Salon Fusion $250.00

Gill Women’s Key West Jacket (Medium) Red/Navy – Lion Ann Flannery $240.00

5-light Chandelier – Lions Charlie / Sheila Woodward – Professional Land Survey $229.00

Complete Adult Dental Exam and Cleaning – Dr. Daniel Coyne, DDS $213.00

3 Month Adult General Membership – East Bridgewater Old Colony “Y” $210.00

16 Cu.Yds. Screened Loam (Bridgewater delivery) – Dyer Construction $200.00

4 Rnds Golf- Olde Scotland Links (Mon – Thurs only, no cart)-B’water Golf Comm $200.00

Round Trip Airport Transport (Logan/Green) – A&A Metro/ Bill’s Taxi $195.00

Globe Mosaic “Long Board” (41.5″ long) – B & B Bike Shop $189.00

One Dozen Roses/Month x 1 Year – Fleur-tatious Floral design – Christian Young $180.00

Italian Carved Cameo Pin/Pendant & Earrings Set – Stan & Lion Pat Smudin $159.00

Fancy Hand-Knitted Afghan (Cream color) – Irma Sankunas $150.00

“Snow Special” Photo Framed & Matted – Greg Guimond, B’waterTown Planner $150.00

1000-Gallon Septic Pumping – Claude Dubord & Sons Inc. $145.00

Seabag Tote – Sweet Bay Gift Shop, Boothbay Harbor, Me $130.00

Emerald Green Arborvitae (potted tree) – Seoane’s Garden Center $130.00

Seaglass Necklace & Earrings by Mary Lou Brooks – Wind & Waves Seaglass $125.00

One Year Tanning Membership – Bridgewater Fitness Center $120.00

Oval Beveled Mirror (22″ x 28″) – College Town Siding & Glass $120.00

 Gourmet Wine & Chocolates Basket – Lion Peggy Dunford $105.00

$100 Gift Card – Roche Bros.Supermarkets Inc. $100.00

 (5) Certificates for Complete Eye Exam – Plymouth-Bridgewater Eye Care $100.00 ea,

 Baseball Autographed “Ryan Lavarnway” Red Sox catcher – Boston Red Sox $100.00

 Garden Afghan (Floral motifs) – Jean Hansen $100.00

 (3) $100 Certs. towards Tree/Shrub Removal, Stump Grinding, etc. –

 Lundin Tree & Brush Chipping Service $100.00 ea.

 Bissell Little Green Machine – Friends of BALC $99.00

 Three Personal Training Sessions – Brian Conroy at Bridgewater Fitness Ctr $99.00

 Three Personal Training Sessions – Brian Hammond at Bridgewater Fitness Ctr $99.00

 Three Personal Training Sessions – Sara Lang at Bridgewater Fitness Ctr $99.00

 Brass & Mahogany Desk Lamp – Lemee’s Fireplace Equipment $86.00



For items marked with asterisk (*), you must be at least 21 yrs. old to bid/pick up

Two 1/2- hr Private Horse Riding Lessons (Child) –

Dorbill Stables & Equestrian Center $80.00

Hand Made Afghan (Neon Colors) – Bette Stewart $80.00

Vintage Cut Glass Pitcher – Lion Paula Doherty $75.00

Deluxe Edition 1999 Scrabble -Turntable Board (unopened) – Friends of BALC $75.00

Goebel W. Germany Friar Tuck Sugar, Creamer, S&P) – Bunny & John Silva $75.00

Pie-Making Basket – Lion Theresa Dunford $75.00

Sterling Silver Cape Cod Single-Ball Collar – Chateau Jewelers $75.00

$75 Certificate towards Spring Lawn Fertilization – Higgins Landscaping $75.00

18″ Black/ Bronze Tone Bead Necklace & Earrings Set – Amy Sargent $75.00

Lucid Absinthe “Superieure” set – Bridgewater Discount Liquors, Kevin Prosper $68.00

Gift Certificate for An Essential Facial – Exhale Salon $65.00

 Kaspersky Internet Security (2012 version) – Charlie’s Computers $60.00

 Harvest Wreath – Kristen Harris $60.00

 Christmas Swag – Kristen Harris $60.00

 Shop Vac – Ben Ellis Towing Service $60.00

 $58 Assortment of Lottery Tix – Bridgewater Discount Liquors , Kevin Prosper $58.00

 Grannies Afghan (variegated shades of brown) – Jean Hansen $55.00

Wedgwood “Cupid” Cameo GF Van Dell Locket w chain – Bunny Silva $50.00

 (2) $50 Irving Gas Gift Cards – Bridgewater Police Association $50.00 ea.

 $50 Gift Certificate – New Bedford Antiques at Wamsutta Place $50.00

 $50 Gift Certificate – Grants Rental $50.00

 $50 Gift Certificate – Crispi’s Italian Cuisine $50.00

 (2) $50 Gift Cards – Lisa Marie Salon & Day Spa $50.00 ea.

 Scooby-Doo Fright Fest Monopoly (out-of-print, unopened) – Friends of BALC $50.00

 (5) $10 Gift Certificates – Brianna’s Breakfast $50.00 total

 (2) $50 Gift Cards 99 Restaurant – Estabrook & Chamberlain Insurance $50.00 ea.

 (2) $50 Gift Card s Fireside Grille (Middleboro) – Advanced Pollution Control $50.00

 2003 US Silver Eagle Coin (Grade MS69) – Coins ‘N Things – Patty & Mark Oliari $50.00

Sydenstricker Glass Hydrangeas Design Dish – Lion Beverly Saccocia $50.00

Wine Saver Kit – Lion Peggy Dunford $49.00

Victorian Pattern Glass Motto Tray – Dlr 279-New Bedford Antiques (D.Sears) $48.00

3 “Free Haircut” Certificates ($13.95 ea.) Pro-cuts (Campus Plaza) $42.00 total

 Sewing Genie Set – Friends of BALC $40.00

 Memory Foam Contour Pillow – Friends of BALC $40.00

 Logitech V270 Bluetooth Cordless Mouse – Charlie’s Computers $40.00

 3-Drawer Portable Tool Box with Tray – The Home Depot #2603 (Bridgewater) $40.00

 Hair Cut – Simply You – Tara Bellerive $40.00

 Snowman & Family Decorations – Lions Herb & Mary Wolfer $40.00

 Gift Cert Half-Tray “World’s Greatest Meatballs” (Thirty 2oz size) – Prisco’s Market $36.00

 (2) Yankee Candle MacIntosh Spice Jars – Lions Noreen Asci /Linda Buckley $36.00 total

 $35 Gift Certificate – Bridgewater Trophy $35.00

 Humans!!! Game – Scholars’ Bookstore , David Tassinari $35.00

 $35 Gift Card – Sullivan Tire & Auto Service $35.00

 Lia Sophia”Twist & Shout” Earrings – Lion Noreen Asci $30.00

 Gift Cert 6 Batting Cage Passes (Mid-March to Mid- November) – Prisco’s Market $30.00

$30 Gift Card in decorated bag – Uplifting Connections $30.00

 Party Lite “Change-O Luminary” Candle Holder – Lion Paula Doherty $30.00

 (2) $30 Gift Certificates – Polished Image Hair Salon $30.00 ea.

 Boy’s Basket w/ Lime Green Blanket – Lion Paula Lehtola $30.00

Cazadores Tequila Set – Bridgewater Discount Liquors, Kevin Prosper $30.00

Crocheted Waffle Baby Blanket (Pastel Blue-Green – Yellow) – Jean Hansen $30.00

 Crocheted Waffle Crib Blanket (Shades of Lilac & White) – Jean Hansen $30.00

 $30 Certificate Wash Cut & Blow Dry – Enve Hair Design $30.00

Wall Hanging Venice Sconce w/Mirror – Lion Peggy Dunford $30.00

Zombies!!! Game – Scholars’ Bookstore, David Tassinari $30.00

 $30 Certificate Wash/Cut/Blow Dry – Curl Up & Dye Hair Salon $30.00

 Hot Casserole Carrier w/9×13 Glass Baking Dish – Friends of BALC $30.00

 $30 Gift Certificate – Christina’s Hair Studio $30.00

 (2) Husky Tool Bag w/4 parts bins – The Home Depot #2603 (Bridgewater) $30.00 ea.

Boy’s Basket w/Purple Blanket – Lion Paula Lehtola $30.00

State Vehicle Inspection & Sticker – Lucky Star (Bwater Square Gas) $29.00

 4 Gourmet Cheese Pizza Gift Certificates – Cape Cod Café $29.00 total

(2) $25 Gift Certs Stoneforge Tavern – HarborOne Credit Union $25.00 ea.

 Senior Moments Game – Friends of BALC $25.00

 Deluxe Edition Monopoly – Friends of BALC $25.00

 Reminiscing (Game for people over 30) Friends of BALC $25.00

 (3) $25 Gift Cards Bass Pro Shops – C. Woodward/Professional Land Survey $25.00 ea.

 $25 Gift Card Dick’s Sporting Goods – C. Woodward/Professional Land Survey $25.00

 (3) $25 Gift Certificates – Hibachi Sushi Buffet (Raynham) $25.00 ea.

 $25 Cert. toward (1) “Paint Your Own Pottery” Session – Bridgewater Art $25.00

 Pin –Hand-painted Russian Black Lacquer – Friends of BALC $25.00

 Pin – Bird & Flowers Design (Madrid, Spain) Friends of BALC $25.00

 $25 Gift Certificate – Bridgewater Farm Supply $25.00

(2) $25 Gift Cards – Pier 18 Seafood & Grille $25.00 ea.

 (4) $25 Gift Certificates – Bernier’s Store $25.00 ea.

 Beaded Necklace & Earrings Set by Diana Nichols – Aunt Sarah’s Beads $25.00

$25 Gift Cert. Holiday Green Sale (12/1/2012 only) – Bridgewater Garden Club $25.00

 $25 Gift Card – Baldies Pizzeria $25.00

 $25 Gift Certificate – BP Gas (Joe Elias) $25.00

 $25 Gift Card – Ninety-Nine Restaurant (Bridgewater) $25.00

 $25 Gift Card – Walgreens #10562 (Bridgewater) $25.00

(3) $20 Gift Certificates – College Town Cleaners $20.00 ea.

 Yankee Candle Apple Pumpkin Pillar 12oz – Lions Noreen Asci & Linda Buckley $20.00

(2) $20 Certificates toward Oil Change – Kevin’s Automotive $20.00 ea.

$20 Gift Certificate – Cake In A Box $20.00

$20 Gift Certificate – My Sister & I Restaurant $20.00

$20 Gift Certificate – Hidden Treasures $20.00

Autographed Bridgewater Book (Images of America Series) – Author David R. Moore $20.00

 $20 Gift Certificate – Bridgewater House of Pizza $20.00

 Fan/Light Pulls Beaded Chain Set by Diana Nichols – Aunt Sarah’s Beads $18.00

$15 Gift Certificate – Just Desserts $15.00

(2) Police Dept. Ride Along s w/Gift Bags – Bridgewater Police Department

1 Fitness Evaluation + 2 Movement Sessions OR 2 Group Next Level Sessions –

Nathan DoRosario at Bridgewater Fitness Center

1 Hr. Live Radio DJ Experience incl. Business Ad on WATD Radio 95.9 FM – Marshfield

Ed Perry, Radio Station Owner & General Mgr.

Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur 750 ml. Gift Set with Glasses – Friends of BALC

18″ Necklace & Earrings Set (Genuine African Turquoise) – Friends of BALC

 1980’s Set of 4 Elvis Presley 10 oz. Glasses – Varied Photos – Lion Doralee Pratt

 (2) Christmas Cactus (1 white w/pink centers, 1 w/ 2 plants var. pink ) – Ellie Lamb

 Yellow Baby Blanket – Jean Guarino

 Afghan (Rust Color) – Friends of BALC

 More items still arriving, including fresh Farm Baskets from Hanson Farm and Peterson’s Farm & Greenhouse.

Special thanks to Warren’s Auto Body for their $100.00 cash donation to MLERFI.

The Bridgewater Academy Lions Club thanks the following sponsors for helping with the expenses of producing this auction:

Bridgewater Firefighter’s Assoc

P. Lehtola & Company

Bridgewater Recycling

Chase Corporation

Fisher Family Dentistry

Morse Insurance Agency Inc

Van Dyke Barber Shop

Thank you to Comcast for providing phone service for this auction.

Our deepest appreciation to BTV for all their hospitality, time, efforts and expertise in producing this annual auction for the past 20 years!

Here is a partial list of items that will be available for bid on Sunday, October 28, 2012 between the hours of 5 and 10:30 p.m.

For more information, please email – or call 508-697-3765.

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