Bringing forward a message of unity
Lions Club continuing to reach out to those in need
On his first visit to Newfoundland and Labrador, Wayne Madden wanted to remind Lions Club members just how important their work is to the province, country and the world.
The past international president, who served as president from 2012-13 attended the Lions Club District Convention in Gander over the weekend.
“We’re very proud of our past, having helped billions of people throughout the world have a better life, and we’re anticipating an even brighter future,” said Madden. “It’s just amazing what our feet on the ground members can do.”
A few topics of area discussion surrounding Gander’s work included a $5,000 donation to the Lion Max Simms Camp – a summer camp for challenged children; granting 12, $1,000 scholarships to students, along with fundraising for hospitals and playgrounds.
“This club certainly has a great spirit and that tells me the Lions are alive and well, and are willing to do whatever they see needed in their various communities,” Madden said.
While the weekend weather dropped some 60 cm of snow on central Newfoundland, it didn’t prevent the Gander Lions from hold its district convention. To mark the occasion, past international president Wayne Madden, left holding flag, attended the event.