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.
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.
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.
As your newly inducted A5 District Governor, I offer these few words.
Firstly, a heartfelt thank you for your support. With full dedication I will do my best to
represent all A5 Lions.
During this global pandemic, Einstein’s quote: “In the middle of every difficulties lies
opportunity” resounds. Let us all take this as our challenge this coming year. As we ride
the COVID 19 wave, let us be innovative and creative and let us empower each other
and our clubs to redefine our services. A Lion’s purpose is humanitarian service; much
needed during challenges throughout all times.
Also, 2020 is our year for celebration – 100 years of Canadian service.
Therefore, together, INSPIRIT, as we serve, let us shine even more. Our opportunity rises
in this challenging time.
Submitted by: Lion Brenda McLay of Minnow Lake Lions
Funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program in collaboration with United Way Centraide North East Ontario/Nord-est de l’Ontario, the Minnow Lake Lions received a grant to use for assistance to seniors during this pandemic. The Lions partnered with Our Children Our Future to give out this money to deserving seniors. A lot of people may not know that many seniors are raising their grandchildren. When they thought that they were saving for their retirement for 2 people, they now have households of anywhere from 4-9 people and could just use a little bit of help. The Lions purchased grocery gift cards to give to the senior clients of Our Children Our Future and a few other seniors that the club members knew that just needed a little help. Thank you to everyone their ongoing support of the seniors in our community.
Submitted by: Valley East Lions Club
The Valley East Lions Club received $3,000.00 from the United Way Community Response Fund. The United Way was given the charge to administer the funds the Government of Canada had issued to assist seniors. These monies were used to purchase Metro/Food Basics gift cards. The gift cards were given to the Good Neighbour Food Bank and the St Vincent de Paul Food Bank for distribution to seniors that are registered with them.
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