Capreol Lions Club Partnership

The Capreol Lions club is partnering with the Capreol Nurse Practitioner LED Clinic (CNPLC) to offer “From Soup to Tomatoes”; an exercise program designed for people struggling with issues such as mobility, breathing, or standing, providing an alternative to those who would like to participate in some form of regular exercise.

The program is held at the Capreol Lions Den at 2 Stull Street in Capreol, an accessible building.   The program is open to anyone who would like to participate free of charge in the Sudbury area. Mondays offer a basic class and Wednesdays offer a gentle class and chair yoga. These classes are being held from 1-2 pm from October 22nd to November 29th.

Great way to keep the Lions and their community moving.

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Thanking Community Partners

Capreol Lions,  Julie on the left, Dorthy on the right and community partner Raquel Horton – centre.

Capreol Lions presented both Raquel and Todd Horton with a plaque October 18th, honouring their contributions to the Lions and their initiatives.  Community Business partners really helps in serving Capreol and we are very appreciative of both these fantastic supporters…ROAR!!

Charter Celebration for 65 Years!

2nd Vice District Governor Lion Anne Dechaine presented the Blind River Lions Club with a certificate commemorating their 65th Charter Anniversary.  Blind River Lions are a small, hardworking and very active club.  They have supported many causes in their community including a free seniors breakfast in the spring, bursaries for both the elementary and secondary schools, school breakfast clubs, eye screening clinics, Christmas food hampers, the CTV Lions Telethon and subsequent gift deliveries.  Recently, they assisted a new Lion, Marc Bois in the application process for a diabetic service dog.  Lion Marc will be paired with his dog in the near future as soon as the dog has finished service training.  Join us in sending congratulations on this milestone to the Blind River Lions.
Standing, left to right: Lions Aline Charron, Lou Moise, Muriel Dean, Joan Shanahan, PDG Kim Groen, 2nd Vice District Governor Anne Dechaine, Jodi White, Marc Bois, and Dan Williamson. Seated, Lions President Sierra MacDonald-Talbot and Communications Dana Shackelton.

Visiting Clubs Trio

Temagami Lions Club and the Hudson Lions Club pay the Charlton Englehart Lions a visit on the same meeting night.  Northern clubs have significant distances to travel to visit other clubs.  To make the distances more agreeable, some of these clubs have created “The Travelling Lion”.  One club  “kidnaps” a Lion and takes it back to their club.  Each of the clubs has to visit the club holding the Lion and try to return it to their den.

Temagami Lions were in Charlton Englehart to free their Lion only to find out it was not there.  The Hudson Lions were there to let Charlton Englehart Lions know that they were the ones holding the Lion.  A visit and a great time was had by all – next stop, Hudson Lions club to retrieve their Lion.

Hudson Lions- Lions Elva, Tom, Bill, Marilyn, Bev, Vic and Charlton Englehart President Lion Rhonda
Temagami Lions- President Lion Brian Koski, Lion Jane Dougall, Charlton-Englehart President Lion Rhonda McCallum and Lion Mike Duhn

Charlton Englehart Lions- Secretary, Lion Noreen Lenart, President, Lion Rhonda McCallum, and Lion Bill Balmateer, treasurer.

2018 Canada USA Forum

Members of A5 District Lions met with Dr. Patti Hill, candidate for 3rd Internation Vice President.  Dr. Hill is a member of the Edmonton Host Lions Club.  Lions District A5 wish her success in her bid for this position.

Lions pictured with Dr. Hill, from left to right;  Zone Chair 47N Carmen Portelance, 2nd Vice District Governor Anne Dechaine, Dr. Patti Hill, her husband, Greg Holmes and 1st Vice District Governor Debbra Christiansen.

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Lion Training Day

Please note, this event has been cancelled!

There is a training session being put on in Kirkland Lake on Oct 13th starting at 9am at the Super 8 Motel.  This session will cover everything from lions, becoming a lion, being a new member and all officers of a club.

The GLT team is coming to be the instructors. There has not been a session in our area in a very long time so I believe that every Lion will find something useful.  There is a cost of $20 for the meal with the proceeds going to the newly formed Kirkland Lake Branch Club for their Administration account.

Please Call me at 705-642-3193 or 705-568-7334 by Tuesday October 9th with a head count so that proper arrangements can be made.

Hopefully I will see you there.   Lion Bob Beaven, Zone Chair1520 Central

First Cabinet Meeting of 2018/2019

During the first Cabinet meeting of 2018/2019 held in Sault Ste Marie August 24th – 25th, we were honoured to have 11 Past District Governors in attendance with a combined 272 years of Lion Service.

Seated Lions from the left; Kim Groen, Ellen Fletcher, Myra Kiernan, Grace Kingsnorth.  Standing Lions from the left; Brian Closs, Gerry Bertrand, Harold Huhtanen, Steven Olsen, Armand Jean, Andrew McRae, Bob Kingsnorth.