Lakewood Lions Club a men's and women's volunteer organization chartered
in 1951 and part of The Lions Club International a network of 1.3
million men and women in 202 countries who work together to answer the
needs of their communities around the world.
The Lakewood Lions Club supports the following with their charitable
Lehmann School (Ladacin Network)
exams and glasses to the needy
Scholarships to graduating seniors of Lakewood High School
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Narcella - New Jersey Camp for Blind Children
Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey
Katzenback School for the Deaf
Deborah Heart & Lung Hospital
Joseph's School for the Blind
Jude's Research Hospital
Childhood Leukemia Foundation
CASA of Ocean County
On a State level it makes contribution to Juvenile Diabetes, Camp
Marcella for the Blind, Deborah Heart & Lung Center, Lions Eye Bank.
On the International level the Club has participated in the Lions Club
International Foundation Campaign Sight First I & II that has raised
over $150 million and prevented or restored sight to over 27 million
persons internationally over 15 years.
The Club is the founder and sponsor of the Annual Lakewood Renaissance Faire.
The Lakewood Club was recently honored with the Humanitarian of the Year
award by the Ladacin Network.
Lions Club Officers:
( OPEN ) King Lion (President)
Kaela Gifford, 1st Vice President
Dawn Gifford, Secretary
Don Alemany, Treasurer
Edward Horigan, Immediate Past President
If you would like to make a
donation to the programs and activities of the Lakewood Lions Club, we
welcome your generosity and support. Donations may be made either via
direct mail, or through a secure PayPal donation:
By Mail, send donations to:
Lakewood Lions Club
Post Office Box 1446
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Thank You for
a bit of Pine Park’s Glory
At the turn of the century, in Lakewood’s golden age of Rockefeller and
Gould Estates, Pine Park was acquired by two affluent families for their
mansions next to Lakewood Country Club.
In 1920 the 150 acre park became the Newman Preparatory School. The
school, with a Cathedral background and originally from Hackensack,
prepared New York society children for Ivy League colleges until 1942.
During WWII the site became a Navy Meteorological training center for
the nearby Lakehurst Naval Air Station.
After the war, the property became a school for foreign missionaries of
the Marynoll Fathers. In 1954, it was bought by The Christian Brothers
of Ireland and became St. Gabriel's.
Pine Park is now a Lakewood Township Park acquired with NJ “Green Acres”
funds. The Lakewood Lions and the SCA first transformed the park into
“Ye Village of Pine Park in the Barony of Carillion in the East Kingdom”
on September of 1981.