Lion Charles McBride has a Passion to Serve with a long and distinguished career in Lionism. Lion Charly, as he is affectionately known, joined the Little Neck-Douglaston Lions Club where he has been a member for 23 years.
He has served as: Zone Chair, Region Chair, Co-Chair Health Awareness Committee, Board Member Camp Badger, Trustee District 20-K1 Foundation, Chair of Alert Team and he is a Certified Guiding Lion.
Lion Charly is a Progressive Melvin Jones fellow, recipient of the International Presidential Award, and LCIF Helping Hands Award in recognition for his contribution with Hurricane Sandy Relief Project. Lion Charly founded St. Anastasia Leo Club in Douglaston.
He received awards from the NY City Police Department, the Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade, (one of the largest parade in the country) and Queens Flag Day Committee.
The timeline below is an outline of Charly’s accomplishments in his professional, personal, and life in Lionism.
Address 11 Van Nostrand Ct.
City Little Neck
State: NY Zip-code: 11362
Home (718) 428 6578
Club Little Neck- Douglaston
Length of Membership 23 years
Club: Little Neck – Douglaston
Spouse’s Name: Nancy J McBride
Number of Children 2 Boys Charles P. 35, James W. 30
Number of Grandchildren none
Occupations held Moving Industry, Driver, packer, estimator ect. Car Wash installer. Work all over Europe & US Owner of Air Freight Company, Retired New York City Police Officer, Eagle Transportation. Driver and Security, Jamica Mason, Driver
Board Member of the following 501 3c Corporations
Coney Island Community Council NYC Founding Member
Little Neck Douglaston LC Founding Member
Little Neck Douglaston Parade Association Founding Member
Born 04/02/1954 St Albans, NY
1955 Move to Little Neck, NY
1960 – 68 Attended St. Anastasia School
1968 – 70 Attended Brooklyn Prep Played Freshman and JV Football
1970 – 72 Attended Bishop Reilly
1972 – 74 Owner of JTC Air Freight Co.
1974 – 77 Tractor Trailer Operator Over the Road
1977 – 1981 Hercules Car Wash installer. ( install car washes in Europe and USA)
1991 – present Member of the Little Neck Douglaston Lions Club
1981 – 2001 New York City Decorated Police Officer, Ret.
1985 – 1991 Fuel Oil Delivery specialists
1992 – 1999 Masonry and cement delivery
May 1, 1991 Joined Little Neck Douglaston Lions Club
1991 – 1994 Created and Chair the Club’s the School Raffle Drive to combat the NYC School Budget Cuts. The raffles raised over $15,000 for the schools. The club pick up all the cost of running the raffle.
1992 – 1995 District 20-K1 supported the Smart Hands Program. Due to budget cuts the program was to close down. Spearheaded the effort to save the program and was successful. Work with the Board of Ed Smart Hands program as Fund Raiser and Counselor. The counseling was with young students that were At Risk of failing. 98% of the student who went through the program went onto union jobs or into the civil service fields. I know that I help keep these students on the right path to a productive lives.
1993 Little Neck Douglaston Art and Festival. As Vice President help run the event . Although not a success, a profit of $3,000 was made.
1994 – 1996 Vice President of the Little Neck Douglaston Lions Club
1995 – 2009 Co-Chair Annual Christmas Party at W.O.R.C. (Working Order of Retarted Children)
1996 – 2007 C0-Chair the Clubs Peace Poster Contest
1996 – 2013 Reinstated the Club’s Scholarship Program working as Chairman. This program supplied
scholarships to two schools for a total of 12 Scholarships.
1996 – 2001 Created and Chaired the Club’s Dinner Dance
(This has become the club’s biggest fund raiser)
1996 – 1998 President of the Little Neck Douglaston Lions Club
1996 – present Club Board Member
1998 – 2011 Chair the Annual Dinner Dance Jounral
2001 – 2005 Co-Chair The Club’s Annual Dinner Dance
2002 – 2005 Club Membership Chair
2006 – present Participated in the Annual Udalls Cove Cleanup
2006 – present Night Out Against Crime Work with the 111 Pct. Community Affairs Officer and started out donating Hot Dogs and Drinks to bring people in. The last 5 years over 2000 Hot Dogs were given away. Because of this other vendors started to participating.
2006 – 2012 President of the Little Neck Douglaston Lions Club, step in as President to avoid the club folding up and was able to get it on solid ground. While as President the club sponsored 10 Guide Dogs and expanded our present in the Little Neck Douglaston Community. Our annual Dinner Dance is now a Community event.
2006 – 2010 Chaired the Club” Annual Dinner Dance. Reestablish it to a real Community Event.
2007 – 2013 Chair the Peace Poster Committee. Proud to say that this club has been able to bring home the many first place prizes.
2008 Established the St. Anastasia Leo’s Club, a School Base Leo’s Club. Work with the Leo’s in establishing a yearly calendar that is still followed today. Each Year the club has raised over $1400 for Charity
2010 – 2011 Chaired the Annual Christmas Party at W.O.R.C.
2010 – 2013 Participated in the Douglaston Art Fair assisting the St Anastasia Leos
2011 – 2013 Leo Club Advisor
2012 Received the Melvin Jones Award from the Little Neck – Douglaston Lions Club
Zone, Region and District Involvement:
2008 – 2009 Zone Chair
2009 Organized and Chair the North Queens Lions Club Golf outing to benefit the Lions Eye Bank, Ridgewood-Glendale-Middle Village, Ravenswood, Long Island City-Astoria, Little Neck-Douglaston Lions Clubs
2009 – 2010 Region Chair
2009 – 2011 Family and Friends Day committee
2010 MD20 Conventionin Buffalo
2010 – 2013 Chair the North Queens Lions Club Golf outing benefiting Autism, Ridgewood-Glendale-Middle Village, Long Island City-Astoria, Little Neck-Douglaston Lions Clubs
2011 – 2013 Co-Chair Health Awareness Committee
2011 – 2013 Leo Club Advisor
2012 Attended the USA/Canada Leadership Forum in Tampa, Fl.
2012 Attended the MD20 Leadership Institute in Binghamton
2012 MD20 Convention in Syracuse
2012 – 2013 District Alert Chairperson
2011 – 2013 Co-Chair Health Awareness Committee
2012 – 2013 Co-Chair NYS& Bermuda – Youth Band Committee
2012 – 2013 MD 20 Sandy Task Force Committee
2012 – 2013 Global Leadership Team
2013 Guiding Lions Program
2014 LCI Toronto Convention
2014 Attended the USA /Canada Leadership Forum in P.R.
1990 New York City police Foundation Award of Excellence for
Professionalism and Dedication
1990 Boy Scouts of America Outstanding Service
1991 Boy Scouts of America Outstanding Service to Pack 101
1991 Boy Scouts of America Certificate of Appreciation
1992 School of Cooperative Technical Education Plaque and Letter
1997 Man of the Year Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade
1997 Porter’s Pal P.S. 94 Exemplary Public Service to the Little Neck/ Douglaston Community and New York City
2001 Man of the Year Little Neck Douglaston Lions Club
2009 Certificate of Recognition 111th Community Council
2010 Certificate of Appreciation Dist. Governor Alvin Brereton
2011 Lifetime Achievement Little Neck Douglaston Lions Club
2012 Melvin Jones Award Presented by the members of Little Neck Douglaston Lions Club
2012 Leadership Achievement Certificate MD20 Lions Leadership Institute
2012 Certificate of Appreciation Dist. Governor Gloria V Askew
2013 Certificate of Accomplishment District Lion Alert Chair
2013 NYS Assembly Citation Edward C Braunstein
2013 John J Farrell Sr. Award Queens Flag Day Committee
2013 District 20 – K1 Governors Medal District Governor Clarence Higgins
2013 City Council Citation John J Farrell Sr Memorial Award
2013 LCI Presidential Award 2nd Highest award in Lions for work with Hurricane Sandy
2014 Certificate of Achievement Certified Guiding Lion