Our Club History
The Riverview Lions Community Center was chartered on March 17, 1960 by the Moncton Lions Club. In the early days the members of the Riverview Lions Club met at the K & P Hall that was located on the Pine Glen Road. In 1975 their new home became a little two room School house at the current location of the Riverview Lions Club Community Center at 701 Coverdale Road. The two room School house was first renovated in 1981 with the idea of providing the members and the Community a single yet larger hall to accommodate the growth of the membership and projects, such as Bingo and small catering projects, that required more space. In 1991 the Riverview Lions Community Center took on an entirely different look by removing the stair access at the main entrance to accommodate wheelchairs and easier entrance for seniors. With the growing demand for Community participation by the Lions Club a large hall was added and could hold up to 225 seats in the upper hall and 185 seats in our lower hall. In 2005, a need to improve accessibility even further and upgrade the kitchen facilities for our many projects the Riverview Lions Community Center went through another major renovation. Although no additional capacity was added, a safer, more accessible and modernized equipment was the end gain for the citizens of the community.
The Riverview Lions Club provides the following Donations and/or Service Projects:
- Disability Programs
- Eyeglasses collection for countries in need
- Families in need
- Food Depots
- Senior Activities (education, exercise and nutrition, social)
- Spiritual services
- Town of Riverview festivals, events, activities
- Warming Center Supports
- Youth Programs
- Girl Guides
- Boys and Girls Club
- Navy League
A NOTE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Riverview “A Great Place to Grow” captured my heart, my ideals, and a place I wanted to be a part of. Having been born in Halifax, then living in Chatham and Campbellton, my wife Sherron and I decided to make our home in the town of Riverview in 1986, with our two children Crista and TJ and now proud grand parents of two grandchildren.
With a mission of wanting to give back and making a difference in the lives of others and our community, I became a local business owner. As a licenced mechanic by trade, I opened and operated “Dents and Stones” (also Riverview Rust Check) with the support of my family.
I served as Vice-President of the Downtown Business Association and served on the board of directors of the Greater Moncton Street Rod Association and in 2011 joined the Riverview Lions Club.
Community involvement and providing support to others has always been my main motivator, to improve the lives of others and provide opportunities to those individuals and groups to assist in their development. Just seeing the smiles on their faces, I know I have made a positive impact on their lives by giving back.
As recognition for my commitment and dedication to service over the years, I received the Volunteer of the Year Award on behalf of the Downtown Business Association; Community Spirit Award from the Town of Riverview; the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business Award and a Melvin Jones Fellowship Award by the Riverview Lions Club, which is one of the highest honors a Lion is recognized for.
When not committed to conducting business, I enjoy drag racing, street rods, the Atlantic Nationals and anything automotive.
Now retired and having chaired and participated in various service projects and committees as well as serving on the board of directors, I am proud to be currently serving in the role of President of the Riverview Lions Club. The Lions motto is “We Serve” and I look forward to the challenges and opportunities presented this year while serving. Our International President’s message is “Together We Can.”
“We live, we give, and we serve as one. Because we know that together we are more. Together, there are no limits.”
Mike Stone, 2022-2023 Riverview Lions Club President