The Verona Lions Club recently inducted its new President Myron Spektor to lead the club through another successful year of volunteer giving for Verona.
This past year, with Steve Janett as president, the club added several new members, raised contributions to the Verona Health Department, expanded the use of its Hospital Loan Closet, collected several hundred used eyeglasses, contributed a new vehicle for medical transportation, and offered college scholarships to Verona students continuing their education. All of these efforts were made possible by contributions from Verona residents. Joe Benyo, Verona Lions Member stated “Steve did an outstanding job at raising volunteer club awareness in Verona and throughout surrounding towns that have called upon the club for services especially for use of our Hospital Loan Closet.”
The Hospital Loan Closet is a free service available to Verona residents when they need a wheelchair, walker, shower chair, and or hospital bed for an illness. Members of the club deliver equipment to the residents and repurpose used equipment from donations they receive saving people the time and frustration when equipment is needed.
With the changing of the Presidents the club is looking forward to a very exciting year of volunteer service. Myron Spektor’s goal is to raise awareness of the services the club offers and to encourage others in the town to lend a hand when needed. This is what the Lions are all about and have been for Verona since 1951.
The Verona Lions club meets every first and third Tuesday of the month at Avenue Bistro, located at 558 Bloomfield Avenue in Verona, at 7 p.m. For more information contact Andrew Burger at 973-980-2225 or visit the Verona Lions website.