Celebrating 85 years of Service to the Community

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The Thurmont Lions Club meets at 6:30 pm on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Mountain Gate Restaurant in Thurmont, Maryland.

The Thurmont Lions Club is a group of community-minded men and women who have come together to enjoy each other's company, hear interesting programs, and raise funds for important local or vision-related causes.

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Upcoming Events!


  • Catoctin Area 2016 Teacher of the Year Nominations!


    It is time to recognize that special teacher who has made an impact on your child’s life and on your school community. You can let this teacher know how important he or she has been to you by nominating him or her for the Thurmont Lions Club Teacher of the Year Award. Parents, students, administrators, and fellow teachers may nominate a teacher.


    Nominations are due by March 23, 2016. The form is here. Additional information about the award is here.
  • Scholarships Are Available!


    Three College Scholarships are available from the Thurmont Lions Club in the amount of $1,125 each. The scholarships are available to all High School Seniors that have attended Catoctin High School for at least one year.


    Application forms are available here and from the Guidance Office at the High School.


    Completed Applicaitons are due Thursday, April 7, 2016.


  • The Thurmont Murals Memories Books are Here!


    By now you have seen them and now you can purchase the Thurmont Murals and Memories Book that will give you not only illustrations of the five murals but a brief history of each. The book contains sketches by Yemi the artist, actual photographs and the murals that are depicted on the Trolley Sub Station. Books can be purchased for $25.00 plus tax along with other Mural Commemorative items at local Thurmont Businesses including Timeless Trends, Brown's Jewelry Store, Mountain Gate Restaurant, and Springfield Winery to name a few. Check out the attachment.


    Contact Nancy Dutterer 301-271-6965 or Joann Miller 301-271-3913 for more information.









Ongoing Fundraisers
  • A few copies of Books I and II of the Lions Cook Books are still available! Book II contains the other half of the recipes originally planned for Book I. Get your copy of Book II and have the complete Thurmont Lions Cook Book! We also are selling Book I and Book II as a set. See Additional Information.


Care Packages for Military Families


The Thurmont Lions Club is looking for local residents who have a family member in the military. We would like to show our support for the troops by sending care packages to them. If you are interested in having a care package delivered to troops and their immediate family, please contact Thurmont Lions Club Membership Chair Don Keeney at 301-271-0558 or donkeeneyjr@gmail.com .


Installation of Officers for 2015-2016

Installation of Officers for 2015-2016 – PCC Robert Muchow inducted the 2015-2016 officers during the June 10, 2015 meeting. The club wishes the new officers a very successful and challenging year.
picture of 2015-16 Thurmont Lions Club Officers

Pictured L-R: Lions Mark Long, 2-Year Director; Joann Miller, 1-Year Director; Larry Steinly, 2-Year Director; Stephanie Steinly, Lion Tamer; Cindy Wantz, 1-Year Director; Bill Reckley, President; JR Wantz, Immediate Past President; Bob Johnson, 1st VP; Dianne McLean, Assistant Secretary; Kim Grimm, Secretary; Joyce Anthony, Dues Treasurer; Charlie Frey, Tail Twister; Don Keeney, Membership Chair; Doug Favorite, Treasurer; Jan Ely, Assistant Treasurer. Absent from picture is Lion Nadja Muchow, 2nd Vice President.


Catoctin High School Leo Club

Be sure to check out the new web site, Facebook page, and twitter account for the Catoctin High School Leo Club!!

Website: http://www.e-leoclubhouse.org/sites/catoctin
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CHSLEO
Twitter: https://twitter.com/catoctinleoclub
Email for the CHS Leo Club: catoctinleoclub@gmail.com


See our Web Page on the Thurmont Lions Club Preschool Vision Screening Program. Kids can get screened for free to help detect problems that can lead to serious conditions up to and including blindness.



Please see the latest Newsletter for an extended listing of upcoming events.

  <td cellpadding="5" style="border:0pt solid purple style=" font-size:12.0pt;font-family:verdana;'=""> Club President: J.R. Wantz
Zone I Chair: Cartha Johnson
Region III Chair: Susan Ensor
District Governor: John Parker
International President: Barry J. Palmer