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.
The Vernon Lions recently held their Annual Members' Picnic at Coldstream Park in the Vernon area. Pictured below are members in attendance with guests, relaxing and enjoying another beautiful Okanagan summer day.
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Our current masthead photo shows a closeup of a globe thistle ~ Echinops ~ a drought tolerant 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 bees and butterflies regularly visit such flowers.
Environmental welfare is one of the interests of Lions Clubs International.