Lions Club

Chester Basin / New Ross / Chester Area

Record #: MDC0032
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2020
Last Full Update: 02 Dec 2020


Located In Chester Basin
Areas Served Chester ; Chester Basin ; New Ross


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Contact Jim Barkhouse, President; Phone: 9022770618; Email:
Alternate Contact Elizabeth Heisler, Secretary; Phone: 9022790560; Email:
Mailing Address c/o Elizabeth Heisler 
PO Box 271 
233 Queen Street Ext 
Chester, NS 
Canada B0J 1J0
Volunteers Wanted (Email)
Volunteer Opportunity To assist with fundraising projects.

Description & Services

Information CLUB HISTORY 
Our Lions Club was chartered in October 1998, with a membership of 21 men and women with Mahone Bay Area lions Club as sponsor. We serve the communities of Chester, Chester Basin and New Ross and their surrounding communities. With a current membership of 23, we have a balanced representation from the three main areas we serve. Although a relatively new club, we are very active and take part in many service activities which better the communities we serve. 
While attempting to form a club in the spring of 1998, the Mahone Bay & Area Lions Club, including a number of our prospective Lions, held two service projects. A Barney the Dinosaur concert was held at Chester District School to raise money for specialized equipment for a hearing impaired child at that school. This was a very successful project. We also held a shop-free at the Chester Save Easy that raised money for service activities. These two projects of our sponsoring club helped increase public awareness about the work of Lions Clubs. 
1st Monday: 7:30 pm - Chester Basin Legion, Hwy 12 
3rd Monday: 7:00 pm Dinner Meeting - Chester Basin Legion, Hwy 12 
PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19, we have suspended dinner meetings. 
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.
Eligibility Lions clubs offer volunteer programs for college students, kids, adults and families.