Vernon Lions Spread Some Cheer...
Members of the Vernon Lions Club wish to thank all of YOU who so generously supported the recent Bay Giving Day Fundraiser.
Our club, with the help of our Zone neighbours the Enderby Lions Club, raised $2,570.00 towards the construction of a new Clubhouse on the premises of Vernon's North Okanagan Neurological Association. Among other childhood neurological disorders, NONA provides support to youth with the various levels of the spectrum of autism. Pictured above (left to right) are Vernon Lion President Patrick Rutten, Janice Foster - Board Chair of NONA, Dave Carson, Mike Smith, Event Chair Lion Jackie Tardell, Rose Carson, Ralph Whittle, Enderby Lion Elmer Halvorson, and Vernon Lion Treasurer Lorne Elward.
The Vernon Lions also recently donated funds to the Family Resource Centre, the Vernon Parkinson Support Group, Kindale Development Association, the Vernon MS Support Group, the North Okanagan Hospice Society, Vernon Search and Rescue and the Upper Room Mission.
Year end wind-up...
Lions all over the world officially end their calendar year on June 30th, starting a new year of club activities on July the 1st with a new executive in place at all levels of the organization.
The Vernon Lions recently held their Annual General Meeting and distributed recognition awards to members showing outstanding contributions throughout the year. Our Zone Chair, Gary McLoughlin (pictured in 5 front row right) was on hand to induct our newest member, Carolynn Dufresne into our club and also install our new officers. Congratulations to all and thank you to all our attending guests.
Pictured above are: 1- New Lion Carolynn with her sponsor Lion Pat Broschart; 2 - special guest Marnie Mackenzie, daughter of our founding President, who presented us with a cheque to support two camperships at Camp Winfield this summer; 3 - members and guests enjoying the meal prepared by the Eagles Ladies; 4 - one of the award presentations to a group of four members receiving Distinguished Service plaques, Gary Raasch, Lyle Bie, Rod Gorsline and Rene Gendron; 5 - the incoming Executive Board of Directors for 2016-2017, whose contact information can be found on the "Our Executive" menu item above or by clicking here.
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Our current masthead photo shows a closeup of a flowerhead from a stand of Maltese Cross, a heritage-type perennial that does extremely well in our Okanagan environment. The photo was taken by Lion Mike Masella in the extensive gardens he and Lion Nancy try to keep up with (anyone wanting to volunteer to help weed, feel free to contact us!) Many varieties of hummingbirds and butterflies regularly visit such flowers.
Environmental welfare is one of the interests of Lions Clubs International.