The Niantic Lions were founded on September 27, 1949 with 33 members. The New London Lions were the sponsoring club, and our first president was the late Mario Orefice. We have been active members of the Niantic/East Lyme community for almost 65 years. Our current membership is about 75, all of whom are proud to say “We Serve”.The mission of The Lions is to fund research in an attempt to eliminate preventable blindness, to assist those that are visually impaired and to make our community a better place to live. We have fun doing that, and last year through our efforts we contributed approximately  $31,000  to various organizations and causes.

Our meetings are held at 6:30pm on the 1st  and 3rd  Wednesdays of every month, Labor Day through the end of June at the Flanders Fish Market and Restaurant, 22 Chesterfield Road, East Lyme, CT. Click here for directions.

Come and join us, see what “Lionism” is all about, we would love to have you! For further information, contact our  PresidentSecretary, or Treasurer.

Also, please feel free to post any comments you have, either positive or negative on our “comments” page . We look forward to hearing from you! .  

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