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This year, Lions all over the world are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the founding of our association in 1917. We invite you to take a moment to view some interesting informational videos: https://www.youtube.com
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Masthead Photo: Our current masthead photo is a sepia toned sunrise, shot in winter looking eastward towards Silver Star Mountain.
Timely Donation to Salvation Army
Each year the Vernon Lions Club works hard to be able to donate funds back into our community. Once again, we were able to deliver a cheque just in time for the Salvation Army's Christmas campaign.
Pictured at left is President Patrick Rutten with an appreciative representative of the Salvation Army.
Leo Clubs provide young people with an opportunity for development and contribution as responsible members of their local, national and international communities, and are open to young people with good character who have an interest in serving their communities. Leo clubs are divided into two tracks: Alpha (ages 12 - 18) and Omega (ages 18 - 30).
The Vernon Lions Club is part of Lion District 19-D which spans more than 700 miles, stretching from Mattawa, Washington, north to Prince George, British Columbia. There are seven Leo clubs in our District: the Kamloops Leos, the Leavenworth Leos, the Logan Lake Leos, the Moses Lake Leos, the Warden Leos, the Othello Leos, and the newest group, the Vernon Leos which is an Alpha Leo Club.
The Vernon Lions are proud to sponsor and encourage our group of 12 young men and women who have been officially chartered for several months now. This group has already been active in the community. We previously featured their Remembrance Day activities on this site (see left).
The Vernon LEOs have been meeting twice a month, and their newest project will be taking part in the Polar Bear Swim, during the Vernon Winter Carnival, to help raise funds for the “Zimbabwe Project”. This project helps support an orphanage in Zimbabwe, as well as education, clean drinking water, and various other projects to improve the quality of life for the villagers. The Vernon LEOs have also discussed getting their Food Safe course and each member will be approaching their school to set up a food trailer fundraiser for either the Band, Grads, or Leadership in the upcoming months. The Vernon Leos also contributed to the Downtown Vernon Association Christmas Lightup project by playing carols on their band instruments in the downtown area.
Our congratulations go to all our Leos and their advisors, Lions Pat and Carolynn, on the occasion of transfer of official club items to their group, at the December Lions Christmas celebration.