Notes from the Den
At the end of this month we will end our year and a new Lion year will start in July. We will have a new Membership Chair, Lion Christine MacNeil, and a new position on the board called the LCIF Club Coordinator, which Lion Chris Carson will presume.
Lion Wendy has been our president for the past two years. We have watched her grow gracefully into this role as she was our first female president. Over the two-year span there have been many triumphs, challenges and bumps along the way but Lion Wendy always handles things with dignity and class. Her leadership has seen the club through hardships that brought us all closer together in a united front. Lion Wendy will not be going far as she will be our President again starting in July.
Our board has worked very hard this year holding monthly meetings, planning, making effective changes and coming up with new ideas to strengthen our pride. The extra time and dedication that the board members put in is greatly valued and appreciated and we thank them for their devotion.
Last month, we were at the elementary schools talking to students about our drug awareness poster contest and the dangers of drugs and alcohol abuse. It really is amazing to see how the youth view drug awareness through such wonderful art work. We always have such a hard time judging the posters because they are all winners. You can access our Facebook page to see pictures of all the winners.
This month our club members will be attending the Amherst Lions Club 63rd Charter Night. We hope that we will still be going strong in 63 years. Don’t forget to come to Chase the Ace on Wednesday evenings at the community centre from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
We would like to wish all the graduates the best of luck in their future endeavours. President Lion Wendy will be giving two students bursaries during the graduation ceremony as well as medallions to our Grade 6 graduates and presenting the Springhill Youth Volunteer Award at the high school awards day.
Upcoming next month we will be launching a huge fill a book bag/school supplies drive for both elementary and high school students from the end of July to the end of August. This will operate similar to the Toys For Tots program. We will have collection boxes located at businesses throughout the community with a list of supplies needed. Items such as the traditional school supplies are needed as well as clothing, sneakers and nonperishable, peanut-free school snacks. We will have applications for low-income families to apply for a book bag filled with supplies. The date, time and location of the application day will be announced soon and will be on a first come, first serve basis as we can only process up to 50 applications this year. Watch for flyers, advertisements and more details about this service project next month.
From the Streets
“I think the Lions do great work. I’ve always heard of them. Lawrence Casey was involved for years. I know some of the projects they have done and are continuing to do.” – Diane MacDonald