Sir Eric Campsall was awarded the 2023 LCI Centennial Membership recognition award. Lion Eric is the longest standing member in the New Liskeard Lions Club to receive the Centennial award. This is to recognize his service rendered to the club for the last 75 years. Lion Eric joined the New Liskeard Lions Club in 1947.
The New Liskeard Lions Club had pledged $60,000 to the Temiskaming Hospital Foundation to be donated within five years. This donation took place semiannually. This donation of $7250 reached the $60,000. In this picture from the right are Lions Shamie Kahlon, President Manju Dangalle, PDG Alf O’Reilly, Ron Sutton, Bill Brookfield and Erik Campsall presenting to Mike Baker and Tami Caldwell from the Temiskaming Hospital Foundation
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’.
Each year, New Liskeard Lions donate $12,000 divided semi-annually as part of an overall commitment to donate $60,000 to the Temiskaming Hospital Foundation. Social distancing may have limited the number of attendees that could be present, but, the Lions Clubs community spirit is still intact.
On October 12, 2019, New Liskeard Lions Board presented the Temiskaming Hospital Foundation with the second donation installment of a $60,000 pledge to the Temiskaming Hospital Foundation.