Things that Clubs in Zone 2E have done to enhance the lives of
Zone Chair John
Johnston asked clubs in Zone 2E to tell him about "special
things” that their club has done this past Lions year to enhance
the lives of people or organizations within the community.
“These special things" were to be something that presidents feel
in their hearts best exemplifies our motto "We Serve". He said,
"I don't need to know how much money you gave, how many members
helped, etc. I just need to know how you feel your club made
someone’s life better, an organization more able to help others
in the community or what your club did will benefit someone or
others in the future."
These are some of
Focusing on the youngsters in the community, each year the club
holds a fishing derby in a stocked fishing hole belonging to a
supporter of the club. The kids & club members love it, they
help to bait hooks and measure fish.
club received a request from a member to see if we could help an
individual who is in the process of going blind. It was
explained that there are special glasses available that will
help him see better for a little longer. This individual came to
one of our meetings and described his current situation, what
these special glasses would do for him and asked if we could
help. After he left the meeting our club’s response was
immediate and we voted unanimously to help him. Two weeks later
he returned with the glasses and by connecting them to a
projector showed us what he could now see and explained that he
had seen his kids faces instead of shadows for the first time in
years and how appreciative he was for what we had done for him.
Luckily we all had our dinner napkins with us.
Lions club event that many local families look forward to each
year is the Canada Day eve fireworks display. It is always a
money looser but everyone loves the display and heaps praise and
expressions or gratitude on us each year.
year we entertained two grade 12 students from Lord Dorchester
High School who gave a presentation in support of their planned
trip to Ghana. They will travel to a small village and will
teach English and help to build a schoolroom. They gave a great
presentation and promised to come back and share their
experiences on their return.
club heard about family and friends that were holding a BBQ
fundraiser for the parents of a child with cancer. They were
doing this to help offset some of the costs that they would have
while with their daughter during her treatments. Unbeknownst to
the family our club arrived at the BBQ and set up one of our
tents as our contribution to their cause. We still receive
comments of thanks from the family and guests for our gesture.
were asked by a local school to help them with purchasing some
educational equipment. Instead of just giving them money we
offered to handle all of the logistics of putting on a spaghetti
dinner fundraiser. We provided the hall, the food, the
refreshments and the people of the school manned the food table
and helped with the cleanup. We then turned over all of the
proceeds from the night to the school. With the funds and the
generosity of the equipment supplier the school was able to
purchase double the amount of equipment originally planned