Gobal Action Team at work with Lions from District A5
Lion Carmen Portelance serving tea to some guests.
For the fourth year, the Onaping Fall Lions ladies have hosted a Women’s Only tea.
Vendors are welcomed from the communities, however, all businesses in attendance must be owned by Women. Each attendee received a thank you gift as well as getting in on a chance to win one of the door prizes.
A sold out event! Congratulations Onaping Falls Lions ladies team.
Capreol Lions in Action
The $250 cheque presented to the Food Bank is the first of a quarterly donation of $250 from the Capreol Lions to the Foodbank as Lions recognize the important service the Food Bank provides in the community
The Diamond Centennial pin is awarded to a Lion who sponsored a new member during the 100th anniversary of Lions International and that member has remained active for three straight years.
Capreol is committed to enhancing the quality of life in their community and the community has responded by attending their fundraising Bingos, BBQs and other events. Community Pride….ROAR!
Capreol Lions Celebration
Congratulations go out to the Capreol Lions Club for being able to award three Centennial Pins to deserving members. President Dan had a busy night during the New Year Lions meeting, awarding three Centennial pins to members, Lion Robin-gold, Lion Mario-gold, Lion Dorothy -silver
In 2017, Lions International celebrated the 100th anniversary of Lions serving their communities.
Centennial pins are being awarded to Lions who have sponsored a new member during the Centennial and those new members have continued to be active members of the Club. The gold pin means the member sponsored has been active for 2 years while the silver pin is for the member for having been active for a year.
Bringing in new members is vital to a healthy Club and we hope to see some more people from the Capreol hopes to see even more new members from the Community join.
Onaping Falls Hosts Community Christmas Supper
The Onaping Falls Lions Club hosted their first free community Christmas supper for the residents of Onaping, Levack, Dowling and Cartier at the Dowling community centre. Community groups joined the Lions donating items, helping to decorate, prepare and serve the wonderful meal. Thank you community partners, Knights of Columbus, Golden Age Club, Royal Canadian Legion, Roger’s Valu Mart, Kellys Restaurant, Falls Food and churches in the local area.
A bus was hired to transport people who had no other transporation from Levack and Onaping to the dinner. Several vans brought those attending from Cartier. More than 325 dinners were enjoyed by attendees, as well as 30 take-out meals for those not able to attend.
MPP France Gelinas, Mayor Brian Bigger and Ward 3 Councillor Gerry Montpellier attended.
Each person attending received a free penny table card for prizes. The Onaping Falls Leos attended a craft table to entertain the younger set. Santa didn’t fail to make an appearance and handed out surprise bags, candy canes and gifts to all of the children.
Before the party started, the workers presented a surprise 80th birthday cake to Lion Bernadette Desbiens, mother of Lions Sylvia and Lorraine.
New Parade Float for Sault Ste. Marie Lions Club
Kirkland Lake Lions in Local Service
The Kirkland Lake Lions helped out a local grocery store to clean up before their reopening. The Foodland had a roof fire earlier this year which caused major smoke and water damage. Before opening, the store needed to be cleaned top to bottom.
The Lions stepped up to help in the store cleaning so that it could be reopened on time. Cleaning shelves are Lions Jennifer Rodgers, Karen Suykens and Jeanne Cloutier. Lion Milne Renne and Lion Karen posed for a picture in front of the lions information table.
As a thank you for all the help, Foodland allowed the Lions to have a food drive to help the local foodbank. The Lions filled over 5 shopping carts to donate their local community.
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.
Charlton Englehart Lions- Secretary, Lion Noreen Lenart, President, Lion Rhonda McCallum, and Lion Bill Balmateer, treasurer.