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Thank you for visiting.  Use the links above to learn more about us and what we do.  To make a donation to our betterment fund or to sign up for a special event, please use the links below.

Betterment Fund:  The Lions Betterment Fund helps us help local folks, creates our scholarship fund, allows us to provide free concerts and events, maintains our Community Center and supports the mission of the Lions. 

You must be registered and pay to hold your seat 

Defensive Driving Course on Saturday, May 18 from 9:00am to 3:00pm 

at the Lions Club Community Center

Registration includes snack and beverages

Priced at $35 per participant, this invaluable opportunity comes with limited seating availability. Renowned instructor Jack Coxen, a retired police officer with a stellar track record in providing engaging and informative sessions, will lead the program.

Scheduled to commence on May 18, 2024 at 9 am and conclude around 3 pm, the program will include a brief intermission for lunch. While the Lions Club will graciously provide light refreshments, participants are encouraged to bring their own lunches.

Completing this course and furnishing proof of completion to your auto insurance provider typically amounts to 10%  discount of the liability cost for a duration of three years. However, it is advisable to verify the specifics of this discount with your insurance provider, including its applicability, amount, and term.  We do not guarantee insurance discounts.

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your driving skills and potentially save on your insurance premiums. Reserve your seat today, sign up below.

Lions are supporting 2024

 Zack Bassin Memorial Golf Outing

Zack BassinMemorial Golf Event 

May 10, 2024 

A charity Golf Event is being held on Friday, May 10, 2024, at the Putnam County Golf Course.  The public is invited to Golf and support the Zack Basin Memorial Golf Outing.

Proceeds from the event will benefit  Emily's Entourage, an innovative 501(c)(3) foundation that speeds research and drug development for the final 10% of people with Cystic Fibrosis that do not benefit from current therapies.  Additionally, part of the proceeds will benefit the North Salem Lions Club in giving a community service award to a graduating North Salem High School senior. It is named the "Zack Bassin Memorial Community Service Award.” 

In 2017, at the young age of 21, our best friend Zack Bassin passed away from a rare mutation of Cystic Fibrosis.  An avid sports fan, there were few things Zack enjoyed more than spending time on the golf course with his friends and family.  Even during periods where he was confined by an oxygen tank, Zack always managed to get out on the course. There is no better way to honor Zack than to get together, enjoy the outing and join the fight to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis! 

To Golf, Sponsor a Hole or Donate Funds, please go to  

Questions can be answered by James Langelotti – 845.519.9328 

Easter Bunny Event

Happy Birthday, Sal!

What better way to have a meeting -- celebrating Sal Pantezzi's birthday at the Blazer Pub in Purdys!  No better way to honor such a dedicated Lion!

Lions present Certificates of Appreciation to Two Local Businesses - Blazer Pub and Frank's Pizzeria

Thank you for all your generosity to our community!

Gary Windus, Tommy the bartender, Alice Kerrigan, Karen Roach and Mary Molina

Karen Roach, Frank Lulgjuraj, Mary Molina and Gary Windus

Our holiday wreath 2022 !

Our holiday tree 2022 !

Introducing our latest members

Welcome new Lion Mike Bonelli

flanked by John White on the left and Sal Pantezzi on the right

Welcome new Lion Steve DePaola

flanked by John White on the left and Sal Pantezzi on the right

The North Salem LIONS Club: A Noble Cause


The North Salem LIONS Club is one of 44,700 LIONS Clubs actively serving their communities, in 186 countries and geographical areas of the world.  LIONS Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization. Its 1.4 million members are dedicated to bettering the quality of life for the handicapped, the poor, the sick and the aged.


The title question has been asked so many times to club members. The word LIONS stand for 



LIONS are committed to partnering with local leaders and organizations, identifying the unique needs of their communities and surrounding areas, and planning service projects that address those needs.  From community clean-up projects to food drives to fundraisers, LIONS help people in need who are far and close to home.


The motto of LIONS Clubs International is “WE SERVE,” and LIONS live this motto with enthusiasm.


A LIONS Club is not a fraternal, social or political organization. It is a group of civic-minded women and men who have banded together to do the things they cannot do alone.  LIONS are willing and anxious to give their time, energy and resources in service to others.


A person is rewarded in “Lionism” by the pleasure and satisfaction of serving others, by improving the community in which she or he lives, and by endeavoring to leave the world a better place than she or he found it.  The rewards are in direct proportion to the efforts expended.


By investing time and effort in club activities, a person receives dividends in new friendships, new status in the community and a heart-warming sense of fulfillment from doing something good for others.  A LIONS Club is a medium through which all these things are available to people of good will.


Please call Sal Pantezzi at 914-669-5247 for more information about activities and joining the North Salem LIONS Club.

 On the map below you will find the Lions Community Center at the corner of Route 22 and Titicus River Road in Purdys.

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