We Serve at Christmas

Hyde Park and District Lions held their annual Christmas get together and dinner on the 15th of December. Rather than exchange gifts among members and guests each Lion brought items to be donated to Mission Services and Youth Opportunities Unlimited. As can be seen by the photo the HPL were very generous and the two organizations were thrilled with the donated items.

Four Melvin Jones Fellowships Awarded!

Melvin Jones Fellowships were awarded to four Dutton Lions in December! Shown (left to right) are Lions Bob Purcell, George Smith, Bob Hales and Lorne Stanley. These Lions spearheaded the building of a second seniors residence, "Caldonia II", in Dutton. Over 350,0000$ was raised in the Dutton community to complete this 4 million $ building project!

Hyde Park Country Cruizin’ Raises $14,000 for S.A.R.I.

Hyde Park and District Lions of District A-1 held a classic car cruise every Thursday night from May to September at Steve Plunkett’s Fleetwood Farms. The Club raised and presented a cheque for $11,000 to S.A.R.I. Therapeutic Riding at the final cruise night Sept. 25th. After the dust settled, we were able to send a further $3,000 for a total of $14,000. The classic car drivers donated the funds through entrance donations, a 50/50 draw and T-shirt and hat sales. Holding the cheque is Executive Director Susan Morel along with founders of S.A.R.I. Syd and Jeanne Greenberg. Acting as M.C. is Lion President Doug Riehl.

Lambeth Melvin Jones

Lambeth Lions Club recently honoured two long serving Lions. In the picture below are Lions Cliff Faulkner (right) and Adriaan Van Dongen (left) receiving their “Melvin Jones Fellow Awards”. These are the highest awards most Lions can achieve. Both Lions are charter members and have served tirelessly since our club formed in 1977. Their continuing efforts help the club live up to our motto “We Serve”. Lion Cliff has been club president several times and also has held almost every position in Lions up to and including Deputy District Governor. Lion Adriaan has also been president more than once and has held most positions including District Governor.

London Central Lions pledge $50,000 to St. Joseph's Healthcare Foundation

London Central Lions Club was recognized for their $50,000 pledge at the Annual Meeting of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation on June 19, 2008.

Pictured above are Lion Brian Nicholds, Club President Jim Balicsak, Lion Ed Busko, Lion Sandy Leadlay, Dr. Tom Sheidow and Lion Stu Rayner. Dr. Sheidow is a specialist in treatment of macular degeneration and made a presentation at the meeting.

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