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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

DUCKS FOR DOGS



The Vernon Lions Club held their first annual  duck race to raise funds for BC Guide Dogs on July 6, 2019.
Visitors to the event enjoyed Face Painting by Crimson Oath Tattoo, a fish pond, children's coloring contest and a draw by Family First Optometry, family games - the three legged race was a hit, and BC Guide Dogs provided a maze and two beautiful Guide Dogs, Winston and Mac, to take blindfolded people through.
A total of $15,000.00+ was raised.  Our winners are:  1st prize $1000 - duck #2275 to Enderby,  2nd prize $500 -duck #0900 to Lumby,  3rd prize $250 - duck #0279 to Vernon and Lame Duck $100 - duck # 2302 to Lake Country.  Congratulations to all.  
Thank you to all who purchased tickets and attended the event - with your help someone in the Okanagan will be receiving the gift of independence with their dog.


2019-2020 Executive Installation June 13, 2019


Awards were presented by Zone Chair Patrick Rutten to deserving Lions.

Creative Chaos   

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

 
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