Ferris Lions of North Bay would like to give a big thank you to the North Bay Scouting group for all their help in their Annual Tag Day. This group of 18 Scouters will be participating at the Jamboree in Helsinki, Finland along with 14-15,000 other scouters. This donation is just a little help to get them on their way. Good luck to the Scouts on this big adventure.
Ferris Lions club was very pleased to welcome Virginia Elliot to their Lions meeting. Virginia lives in the North Bay district and is a new recipient of a Guide Dog from the Oakville Dog Guide School. She gave an interesting talk about her experience. Virginia Elliot is hearing impaired and was on the list for a dog for four years. She attended the school for seven weeks where they assessed her needs and she was matched up with her dog “Morley”. The Lions Guide Dog Foundation of Canada trains dogs for seven types of impairments.
The first Dog recipient from North Bay was in 1980. Lion Omer Lebland had to go to US Guide Dog foundation in Rochester, New York where he was paired up with a dog. As an interesting tidbit, that dog was from a line of dogs from President Ford.
Ferris Lions Club would like to give a big thank you to all who supported their BBQ draw fundraiser. Special thanks to Nippissing Propane, Walmart and Jeff and Tanis No Frills. Their winners are Shawn Gutzeit (BBQ), Marlene Bergeron ($500 Walmart Gift card) and K Jackson ($300 No Frills card). All proceeds will go back into helping the community. Ferris Lions rock!
Ferris Lions Club, Lion Ken Gray just celebrated 45 years of service in Lionism. He is a very active member of their club and a valued member. They are looking forward to another 45 years with you. Congratulations.
“We Serve” are two little words that mean the world to Lions. Lion John Marcil was stirred to action with the conflict in Ukraine. He spent 100 hours in creating and painting 10 paddles. He then accepted one hundred $10.00 donations for a chance to win 1 of 10 paddles. It only took 22 hours on Facebook to raise $1000.00 in donations. Monies raised were sent to LCIF for Ukrainian relief efforts. One small action can make the world of difference.