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South Country Lions Club


South Country Lions Club 


2016-17 Officers
President - Ken Searles
Past President - John Kalant
Secretary - Ralph Gallo
Treasurer - Joseph Murphy
Eye Glass Chairman - Richard Rieb

Contact: Nick DePalo
Phone: 631-286-1134
Address: PO Box 422, Bellport, NY 11713


Formerly known as the Bellport Lions Club, the club was organized in 1949. The name was subsequently changed to South Country Lions Club to better reflect the communities it serves: East Patchogue, Bellport and Brookhaven.

South Country Lions ClubThe Lions Club’s primary purpose is service to the community. Members believe that quality of life can be improved when people are willing to work to make things happen. They reject apathy as a response to problems and choose instead to work individually and together to provide health, community, educational and international services. The Lions Club strives to create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation.

Members only dinner meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at Avino's Italian Table in Bellport. Meetings start at 7:00pm.

Some of the club’s recent events and charitable contributions include:

March: Cigar Dinner- Proceeds were used for purchase of a seeing eye dog.
July: Golf Outing- Proceeds supported food baskets for needy families at the holidays and scholarships for deserving Bellport High School graduates.

Pictured above is Lion Rich Rieb, recipient of the Melvin Jones Award, presented by Lion Ken Searles.