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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

Mailing address:
6925 Longacre Dr.
Vernon, BC  V1H 1H8

Saturday, May 9 our ingenious Tail Twister hosted the
2020 Vernon Lions Virual Duck Race

at 3 PM on Meakin's Creek, which flows through said Tail Twister's yard.  This could be the major event of the year and was exciting and amazing.  Each club member had a duck with their name on the bottom - totally impartial.  AND the winner was Karen Whittle.


Vernon Lions Club 2019-2020 Activities

It is with great sadness that the Vernon Lions are suspending all activities while social distancing is recommended during the COVID19 pandemic. There will be a delay in response to requests for assistance until further notice.  Stay home and stay safe everyone.  God Bless!

Lions Clubs International is actively working with our clubs and monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which is changing the way we live, work and serve. This Response Center is your central source for news and resources impacting Lions and our efforts to serve during this challenging time. ➡️

Vernon Lions participate in the Vernon Winter Carnival Parade

Thousands gathered in downtown Vernon on Saturday morning, Feb 8 for the annual Winter Carnival parade, which is celebrating its 60th Anniverssary.  The Vernon Lions entered this 60's theme float in the parade to kick off our 75th Anniversary year celebrations.  Lions Jackie, Allan and Judy did a fantastic job chairing the building of the float.  We are so proud of the jukebox made by Lion Allan.  
A huge thank you goes out to Westwood Electric for allowing us to use their shop to build the float and for loaning us their truck to pull the float in the parade.

Vernon Lions sponsor 3 scholarships for Trades Programs

Lion Jackie presented bursaries to Daneille Lapka, Kim Adams and Phillip Zaugg -
students enrolled in the Trades programs at Okanagan Collage, Vernon campus.

Dec. 5 - The Vernon Lions enjoyed a wonderful turkey dinner and fun games.  
Thanks to Lions Anne and Michele for planning this  fun event.

November 30: Lions Allan, Judy, Sharon, Jackie, Ken and prospective Lion Brian were taking donations for Diabetes at the Downtown Vernon Association Light Up.  November is Diabetes month and this was our Lions project for that cause.

Nov. 11  Lions Mike Smith and Rod Gorsline placed the wreath for the Vernon Lions Club

October 10: Another successful "Thanksgiving Carnation" project chaired by Lion Gary.

October 3    Hat Night                        

September 19 - Zone Chair Ken Cain visited the Vernon Lions Club. He inducted new members, Lions Val, Jesse and Allan to the
Vernon Lions Club and  Lions International.  Welcome to the largest service organization in the world.  

Several awards were also presented at the Sept. 19 General Meeting

                                              Lions Nick - 47 years service      Lion Carolynn - Leo Advisor      Lion Bill - President's appreciation     Lion Ken - Past Pres. service


                                                        Lion Michelle - Melvin Jones Fellow   Lion Sharon -Lion of Year   Lion Pauline - President award

Sept. 7 - The Vernon Lions service project at The Parkinson's Walk in Polson Park.

July 14 -     Cruise In pancake breakfast at the annual car show in Polson Park.

July 19 -     BBQ at Abbeyfield House
to raise funds for their BX Creek Bank Stabilization project.

July 20 -     The Vernon Lions food trailer was on hand for two days at the Jamie Sweet Memorial Ball Tournamnet
.  All funds raised were donated back for scolarships in Jamie's name.

July 25-28 - The Military Tattoo
involving over 400 performers from all over North America gather to pay tribute to our military past and present.  They invite the Vernon Lions Club to
serve breakfasts and lunches each day of the tattoo as well as the two days of practice prior to the event.

August 30 - Our food truck was on hand to serve a BBQ lunch to the Woodtone employees.

Sept. 2 - The Vernon Farmers Market invite us to serve a pancake breakfast every Labor Day weekend.

July 6 -       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.


$15,262 raised for BC Guide Dogs

2019-2020 Executive Installation June 13, 2019

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

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