Notre Dame Kinsmen club seeking time
More members, and community support, needed for 40-year-old club
The Notre Dame Kinsmen Club has been investing in the lives of Lewisporte residents since 1975
Now the club is asking residents to make an investment in Kinsmen.
The investment requested? Time.
Club membership has been declining in recent years and the club needs volunteers to join their ranks.
They currently they have 14 active members.
“The local volunteers are dropping off,” club secretary Mike Martin told The Pilot. “When the numbers are small it’s harder for us to do fundraising.”
The club’s fundraising activities — they’ve raised over $3 million for community causes since 1975 — are a big part of their operation.
Their current fundraiser is a Chase the Ace.
Thus far the event has not been well attended.
It’s held every Thursday evening, 7-9 p.m. at the Kinsmen Club and last week the jackpot was $2598.
However, there were less than 30 people in attendance for the event last week. Martin says the club needs more support for this fundraiser.
“We’re hoping to get people involved in the Lewisporte area, at least up until Christmas. It would mean a nice Christmas for somebody,” he said. “You know we’re not being greedy about it, some people are looking to make some big money in this, but if we could get $15-$20,000 on our side, it puts us in a good position for a few months.”
Anyone interested in joining the Norte Dame Kinsmen Club can contact Bob Boyd at 709541-5002. Residents can also attend a regular meeting for information.
Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Kinsmen Club located on Centennial Drive in Lewisporte.
Kinsmen Roland Butler shows off one of many scrapbooks detailing the Notre Dame Kinsmen Club’s accomplishments through the years. The club is anxious to have new members join.