WINTHROP — The Winthrop Lions Club recently celebrated the 65th anniversary of being chartered as a member of Lions Clubs International with a dinner held at the Alfred W. Maxwell Jr., American Legion Post 40 home.

Past President Al Godfrey was master of ceremonies and presented a 65-year history of the club which he had compiled. Past International Director Lew Small of Litchfield presented International President’s Certificate of Appreciation Awards to Immediate Past President Joe Roy and Past President Al Godfrey.

The Winthrop Club was chartered on July 17, 1947, at the Lighthouse Inn in East Winthrop. The club’s accomplishments have included construction of the four tennis courts located behind the police station; construction of Clough Field behind the elementary school; erecting a 40-foot aluminum flag pole and installation of the electronic scoreboard at the football field behind the elementary school; providing three annual $1,000 scholarships to Winthrop students; development and construction of the Norcross Point Park Recreation Area on Lake Maranacook; and purchase and installation of the goal posts at the football field. In addition, they spearheaded the Light the Night project to purchase and install flood lighting for sports games at the field.

The club meets for dinner at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at Peppers Garden and Grill. New members are welcome.

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