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VERNON LIONS CLUB


7765 - District 19 D - BC, CANADA        

Regular Meetings
Every 1st, 3rd Thursday at 6:30 PM              
Eagles Hall
5101 25th Avenue
Vernon, BC V1T 1P5
                                                            
Club President: PAULINE GENDRON

          








The Vernon Lions Club are hosting "Ducks for Dogs" - a fundraiser for Guide Dogs.  There are four Guide Dog clients on the waiting list in the Okanagan
Imagine being able to transform someone's life with the gift of independence.  That is what a professionally trained Guide Dog or Autism Support Dog can do for someone who is blind or visually impaired, or a child with moderate to severe autism.
From birth to graduation, it costs approximately $35,000 to raise a Guide Dog or an Autism Support Dog. Every dollar you spend to adopt a duck for the "Ducks for Dogs" race at Polson Park on July 6, 2019 will help improve someone's quality of life through increased safety, mobility, confidence and freedom.

Adopt your duck by buying a $5.00 ticket at the following locations during the month of June:

Available on Saturdays at Superstore in
June, at the Bay on June 15 and 29, at Save-On Foods on June 15, at Buy Low Foods on June 8, 9, 22 and 23, at Safeway on June 29 and at the Farmers Market on June 10 and 24 or contact any Vernon Lions member to ADOPT A DUCK.


The Vernon Lions Club served up a delicious pancake breakfast to Creative Chaos on June 9

3rd Annual Lions Club Golf Tournament
@ Vernon Golf and Country Club on May 25/19 a huge success.


This tournament raised over $12,000 for Camperships to help send children with diverse abilities, who may otherwise not be able to afford it, to beautiful Camp Winfield in Lake Country.   This camp is designed to ensure these children with diverse abilities can have fun without limitations.


The Vernon Lions Club served lunch
at the great fundraiser
for Independent Living Vernon on May 5



SPRING CLEAN UP AT CAMP WINFIELD - MAY 5

Several Vernon Lions helped out with the spring clean-up at Camp Winfield to get the grounds and facilities ready for campers.  
Decked out in their gardening gloves and a rake, these volunteeres gave a bit of time Saturday to help out.  
Camp Winfield offers residential camping programs for children, teens and young adults with mental and/or physical disabilities. Kids love camp!

WE WILL MISS YOU
A
farewell to two of our long term members Lions Les and Cathy – acting President Lion Mike thanked Les and Cathy for all the events they had helped with and
wished them health and happiness
as they move to Sask…and join a Lions Club there.  Thank you Les and Cathy from all of us.  April 18, 2019


Lions get Parkinson’s group moving in Vernon
Exercise proven to slow down the progression of the disease.

A priceless donation from a local service group is helping those suffering with Parkinson’s disease to get moving, and fight the odds.
Vernon Parkinson’s Group Members were recently treated to some new exercise equipment, thanks to the Vernon Lions Club.
“Every year the Vernon Lions Club makes it possible for our non profit support group to purchase a piece of equipment to use in our 30 minute workout portion of our monthly meeting,” said Laura Wilson, co-facilitator of the group, which meets every third Thursday of the month September to June.

District Governor Wayne Atkinson District 19D Spring Conference  
April 5-6, 2019 at Penticton Lakeside Resort

Six members from the Vernon Lions Club and nine members of the Vernon Leo Club attended.  As a great start to the conference, many joined together Friday for an evening of fun and surprises at "The Kids in all of Us" social event.  The educational programs, training sessions and seminars on Satuday were a great source of information. Satudays Buffet Lunch guest speaker was Devin Chambers and his Guide Dog Beatrice. The DG Wayne Atkinson Banquet Dinner speaker was Past International Director Dana Biggs from Fresno, California.
District Governon Elect Debbie Bostock invites all to the Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre for District 19D Spring Conference on March 27 & 28, 2020.  Plan to join Zone Chair Elect Ken Cain to help celebrate our 75th Anniversary at this conference.


 

The Vernon Lions Club were fortunate to have a table at the conference to promote our upcoming "Ducks for Dogs" race in July.

The Enderby Lions Club joined us for our
LA PASTA ITALIA Family and Friends Night
on February 21.  We sincerely appreciate the
Gold sponsorship they delivered for our upcoming
Golf Tournament on May 25.




The Vernon Lions Club served a delicious dinner at the Upper Room Mission on Feb. 13.  
Look at our happy volunteers.


New Member Induction Ceremonies

The Induction Ceremony is the symbolic beginning to a member’s service as a Lion.  January 17, 2019 the Vernon Lions Club welcomed two new members and on February 7, we welcomed two more new members.  We are all extremely proud that you have accepted membership in our club and Lions Clubs International. Membership in a Lions club is a privilege. You have joined the world’s largest and most active service club organization; a group of over 1.4 million men and women in over 48,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas around the globe, who are dedicated to making a difference.  Through your membership, you will help our club reach out to people in need in our community, and throughout the world.

New Member Induction Ceremony - February 7
 

New Member Induction Ceremony - January 17

Merry Christmas


     

The Vernon Lions Club annual Christmas party on December 6.  
The Treble Makers played music throughout the evening - thank you.  A large crowd of Lions and guests enjoyed a lovely turkey dinner prepared by
the Eagles.  Lions Carole, Mike and Ralph once again came up with hilarious entertainment.  The winners of the "12 Days of Christmas" singing contest
are pictured above (Lion Patrick and his girls know how to spread Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear).  Lion John tossed the winning coin
early in the game and Lion Gary gave him a run for his money (actually his christmas cheer) by coming a close second.  
Merry Christmas and a New Year of health, happiness and prosperity to all.
   

November 2018
November 6 marked the 73rd Anniversary of the Vernon Lions Club.

The 25th Annual Light Up was on Saturday, November 24th from 5-8 pm.

   

Winter came alive with activities, lights, sounds and food for the whole family.
The Light Up is designed to fend off the cold chill of a long winter’s night and the
Vernon Lions Club helped fend off the cold with delicious hot chocolate.

                                                         

Monthly Breakfast at the Upper Room Miision
- Recently Vernon Lions supplied and cooked a
hot breakfast for the clients of the Mission on November 7



Admission to the Snow Show was by donation
with the proceeds going to Easter Seals BC
through the Snowarama BC Charity.
The Vernon Lions Club attended the entrance gates November 9 & 10.




We were pleased and honored to host Wayne Atkinson, District 19D District Governor at our regular meeting on November 1.  Following dinner his slide presentation emphasized the logo "We Belong - We Serve" and he summarized several local and global projects.  
DG Wayne Atkinson conducted the new member induction ceremony for Lion Jesse, sponsored by Lion Patrick.  He also honored our members celebrating milestone membership anniversaries.  
A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Leo Club Excellence Award to the Leo members present at the meeting. Congratulations to the Vernon Leo Club for this prestigeous achievement.
  

October Vernon Lions Club fundraiser



Add a tender touch to Thanksgiving with carnations. Bursting with holiday brilliance, carnations overflow with the spirit of Thanksgiving. While it is unknown where the carnation originates from, with many speculating the Mediterranean and Eurasia, this flower also known as “The Flower of God” is often symbolic of love and has special meaning for the holidays. Coming in a wide variety of colors to include yellow, purple, pink, green, white, dark red, and striped, the carnation is the perfect way to celebrate and dine with family during Thanksgiving.

September 2018 - We have been busy working at and supporting the following events.



 
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