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Lions establish new club chapter in North Buffalo

Western New York Lions Club leaders are establishing a new club chapter to serve the needs of the North Buffalo Community.

The new North Buffalo Community Lions Club will focus on humanitarian and community service efforts in the local community, including activities to promote health, combat hunger, engage youth, and assist the elderly.

“Our motto is ‘We Serve,’ ” Nancy Luckman, district governor for Lions Clubs in Western New York, said in a news release. “By establishing the North Buffalo Community Lions Club, we look forward to bringing together community members to provide service to those in need locally. Though traditionally known for our work with the blind and visually impaired, today’s Lions Clubs go well beyond that, focusing on the unique service needs identified collaboratively with local leaders and other community groups.”

Joann Steinmetz, a representative of the club chapter, said she and other members will look to address unmet needs of local residents as a way of improving the entire Hertel Avenue/North Buffalo community.

Efforts are underway to identify local residents who would like to become a part of the new club. For more information about becoming a charter member, contact Dr. Rick and Sharon Battaglia at

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in 205 countries around the world. Since 1917, clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth. For more information, visit