New Providence Lions Club
For many years, the Lions have supported the special equipment requirements of our fine volunteer Fire and EMS departments.
Lions are currently supporting the purchase of radio communications headsets.
Lions are currently supporting the purchase of carbon monoxide detectors.
The Borough Business Association of New Providence (BBA of NP) is a new non-profit established for the purpose of supporting New Providence businesses. Specifically, during this difficult time, the focus is on businesses that have been most affected during the COVID -19 pandemic. Please consider donating to the BBA of NP’s COMEBACK CAMPAIGN! For more information please visit our website.
The BBA of NP started the COMEBACK CAMPAGIN on Saturday, 7/25/2020 at the Adams Fine Clothing Shopping Center where several businesses showcased their stores, studios and salons and everyone had the opportunity to win one of thirteen different gift baskets full of fabulous items donated by local New Providence businesses.
We are now asking for monetary donations to support local businesses that have been forced to close or have otherwise been negatively affected. As you have seen, COVID-19 has been devastating for many of New Providence’s small businesses. These independently owned businesses help give New Providence the vitality and sense of community that we all cherish.
Let’s come together to help local businesses survive and COMEBACK strong during this economic disaster. Please donate through our website or make a tax-deductible contribution via check or through the DONATE button setup by the New Providence Lions Club on our behalf. The NP Lions are a 501(c)(3) qualified organization.
The funds received will provide emergency assistance grants to the borough’s small businesses facing COVID – 19 related hardships. We will be announcing a steering committee who will review all applications and make equitable distribution decisions. Please show your support for our small business community!
The lights went out at the DeCorso Community Center (New Providence Senior Center) last night as a crowd gathered to attend a special presentation in honor of the late Jack Keyser.
Although it turns out a breaker was thrown when the control tower for the center’s new Jack Keyser Audio Visual Center was switched on, many attendees quipped that they now knew Keyser was on hand.
Keyser died not quite two years ago, but his memory lives on in tangible ways, as was obvious on Wednesday, Aug. 1, when friends and family gathered at the DeCorso Community Center to see a plaque presented in his honor.
His wife, Jeanette, daughters Leslie, Linda and Jackie, and son Roger were on hand for the presentation, as were their spouses and children.
Members of the New Providence Lions Club turned out in force, too. The club was the group presenting the plaque after refurbishing the audio/visual capabilities at the center in his honor.
Before his death, Keyser, in his role of treasurer of the New Providence Senior Center Club, was working on updating the center’s audio/visual systems. After his death, his family suggested memorial donations in his name be given to the New Providence Senior Citizens Club.
Past President of the Lions Club Bob Campbell said it seemed appropriate to the club’s members, several of whom are also members of the Senior Citizens Club, to finish his work. They added two big screen television sets to the center, internet access and cable TV, as well as upgraded the sound system for the entire center, Campbell said, adding that the entire building is now digitized.
The New Providence Lions all pitched in with a great effort in sourcing the proper materials, demolishing an old deck and installing a new deck with modern state of the art materials.
The first day a group of Lions spent 4 hours in the demolition and clean up process. We utilized a Waste Management nylon bag in which 3,300 pounds of material can be placed in it for removal. A good portion of the material was cut and the nails were removed or bent over to eliminate sharp edges.
The next Saturday we arrived on site with the new materials which were sourced with the help of Nick Cocuzza. Master carpenter and painter Al Morgan our fearless leader did the complex work. He was assisted in the engineering department by his cousin Eddie Morgan.
We all had an enjoyable day on the rebuilding of the deck with many Lions involved. Sharon and Billy expressed their gratitude at our second October meeting. All Lions felt a goodness in our hearts for a good deed performed for someone so deserving and as a fellow member that was the icing on the cake. Great job NP Lions!
On Tuesday February 18th from 5:45-9:30 PM, the Union County Blind Sunshine Club will be meeting at the De Corso Center. UCBA Club President, Billy Totten and Sharon Alfonso, both members of our NP Lions Club, asked if they could hold their festivities here. Your New Providence Lions will be assisting in this effort with our members by providing sandwiches, soda, chips and cookies for all.