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Gates-Chili Post
  • Chili Lions Club helps the community and one of their own

  • Chili residents, Michael and Joy Koziol, have been active members of the Chili Lions Club for the last three years always helping with projects and gladly giving their time to the volunteer efforts of the Chili Lions Club.

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  • Chili residents, Michael and Joy Koziol, have been active members of the Chili Lions Club for the last three years always helping with projects and gladly giving their time to the volunteer efforts of the Chili Lions Club.
    But recently, Michael, has had to endure a bi-lateral leg amputation due to the ravages of severe diabetes. That's when the Chili Lions Club stepped up to help one of their own by building a wheelchair ramp at their home on Chestnut Ridge Road.
    Michael and Joy are now able to access their home and transport Michael to Monroe Community Hospital for therapy.
    Many Chili community residents have used the services of the Chili Lion's Club but many more would be surprised to know that the Chili Lion's Club runs a free large medical loan closet, provides yearly $500 scholarships to 3 area high schools, donations to Boy Scouts, Special Olympics, Camp Badger for the visually impaired children. The Chili Lions also provides diabetes education, collection and distribution of old eye glasses to Third World countries, help build wheelchair ramps, do vision screening for pre-schoolers and provide Christmas baskets for needy area residents and many, many more activities to benefit Chili residents.
    We are always looking for Chili area folks who are interested in donating time and talent to the World's largest volunteer organization.
    The Chili Lions meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at various locations for dinner meetings. For more information on membership, call Lion Bert Maggio at 889-7764.

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