Chester Lioness Club Recognizes District Governor

At a recent meeting of the Chester Lioness Club, members recognized John L. “Jack” Romano, District Governor 16N with a certificate of appreciation for his outstanding work with Lionism.

This presentation took place on Thurs., Feb. 4, at the monthly dinner meeting of the Chester Lioness Club held in the Lamplighter Restaurant in Chester. The Chester Lioness Club was honored to have Lion “Jack” attend and give a synopsis of the current District 16N community services.

Romano was elected District Governor at the New Jersey Lions State Convention in May, 2015.  Upon completion of the District Governors training school he was sworn in by International President, Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada at the International Convention of Lions in Hawaii on June 30, 2015. Lion “Jack” became an active member of the Midland Park Lions Club in 2001, proudly serving Lionism in the community for 15 years.

The Chester Lioness Club celebrated its 30th Anniversary last year, and is one of the few remaining Lioness Clubs in the nation.  In the true spirit of fellowship, the Chester Lioness Club strives to enrich the community through hands on services and donations.  The Club has recently supported the Lions Charitable Foundations: Sight First and Disaster Relief;  Camp Marcella for the Blind, Chester Area Senior Housing, The Chester Lions Oktoberfest, The Chester Theater Group, Community Hope, “We Care” Packages for Armed Forces, Food Banks in Chester and Long Valley, Families in Need, Homeless Solutions, Matheny Medical and Educational Center, Messiah Community Resource Corporation, NJ Battered Women, Scholarships for local high school graduates, Operation “Chill Out,” The Market Street Mission and Operation “SAFE” in Hunterdon County.

Dinner meetings designed for fellowship and civic enlightenment are held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month, Sept. thru June, in the Lamplighter Restaurant. To learn more about the Chester Lioness Club and/or to make a reservation to attend a meeting, contact Lioness Holly Simmenroth at 908-879-5932 or e-mail


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