As provided by Lion Keith Argent, Lions A5 Environmental Chair
Minnow Lake is a hardworking Lions Club and community partners benefit from those efforts. 2020 was a difficult year, yet Minnow Lake Lions were able to support the Salvation Army in the Christmas appeal by providing Lions to man the Kettles.
I’m sure when a person begins volunteering with a community organization, the last thing on their mind would be celebrating that milestone 65 years later. Such is the case of Lion Ron Sutton of the New Liskeard Lions Club. The Lions club celebrated with six of their members on the longevity of their service to the community.
Ron Sutton – 65 years, Gordon Spencer – 50 years, Keith Windsor – 45 years, Archie Brazeau – 40 years, Rory Moore – 20 years and Ron Prestage – 20 years.
That’s an incredible 240 years of service and that’s just from these few who are celebrating milestones. The impact of service in a community can’t be unvalued.
Thanks to all of these incredible individuals and all of the club members who ensure that ‘where there’s a need, there’s a Lion’.
Every year, Lions Clubs provide bursaries for students intent on furthering their education. This year, in excess of $28,000 has been made available to institutions of higher education and/or students to pursue that goal. These donations assist in easing the expenses incurred by students during their pursuit of dreams. Bursaries link; http://lionsdistricta5.ca/bursaries-supported-by-district-a5-clubs/
The Sudbury Teachers Lions Club (TLC) lived up to their moniker this past fall when they ensured students at a local school who were in need of Boots and Shoes, received them.
The Vice Principal of the school sent a list of the sizes that they needed.
TLC members shopped for the items and delivered them to the school, providing 20 pairs of shoes and 8 pairs of boots for a warmer winter.
Light Haven Nursing Home received a donation of sliding doors, purchased and installed by the Bruce Mines & District Lions Club.
Lion Cheryl Harvey, President (left) and Lion Mary Lou Belisle (right) organized the purchase and installation and the doors were dedicated in memory of Lions Arline Connell and Lion Kenny Hopper.
Contributed by Lion Brenda McLay
Tim Hortons has always been a great supporter of children’s charities and the Lion Clubs. This year, they again partnered with the Elliot Lake Lions Club to decorate and sell “Smile Cookies” at their local Tim’s. Together they raised $5,086.00 to go towards the CTV Lions Children’s Christmas Telethon. Once again, this small community has done a ‘Roaring’ Job supporting this campaign to help the Lions provide kids with Christmas gifts.
DGLion Anne Dechaine addresses Lions in District A5.
Green Capes has released their 2021 Calendar for sale until November 2020.
Place your order for delivering in late November. Perfect Christmas present! This calendar has it all, function and that adorability factor of puppies.
These aren’t just any puppies, they are being trained to become service dogs and any of them could, one day, be serving in a neighbourhood near you. Green Capes supports Dog Guides and your purchase of a calendar ensures more puppies can become of valuable service to someone in any community.
Calendars are being pre-sold at the link SuperPupCalendar.ca/NorthEastOntario.