Westport Lions News – Sept 29th, 2011

By Lucille Brezee for the Review-Mirror.

Members of the Westport Lions Club met at their club house at Sand Lake Beach for their Sept 14th meeting with 16 members and 1 guest, John Geils, present. Club president, Kevin Northcott was in the chair and the club was pleased to receive a letter of appreciation from Garret A. Doreleyers, who was the recipient of the cash award at Rideau District High School for achieving the highest overall average on the best 12 Senior division credits.

In response to a request for financial support for Camp Dorset, the retreat for vacation time for those requiring dialysis treatment, they agreed to channel the amount given through District A-4 representative, Hal Wagner.

Everyone was brought up to date on the Lions Club internet website by Lion Pat McGinnis. There is a need for four volunteers from the club to support his initiative of westportlions.ca. This would enable four teams to train with Larry Reside to have this project up and running. “With the required personnel”, Pat told them, “the club will be able to get onsite and present issues will be resolved as they begin to populate the website.”

Among the upcoming events is the White Cane Day, a fundraiser for the CNIB center at Lake Joseph in the Muskoka’s and the collection centres are: Village Esso, Village Green, The Beer Store, and Kudrinko’s. To complete the four teams, two more lions members are needed, one for 9am to 12 noon at the Village Green and one for 12 noon to 2pm at Kudrinko’s. This has always been a very successful project and for a worthy cause.

The committees were struck for the 2011-12 season and are (listed with their chairman):

Finance – Lion Bob Weir

$10,000 Draw – Lion Mike McIntyre

Spring Draw – Lion Don Baker

Halloween – joint convenors – Lion Don Baker & Dwayne Smith

Ladies Night – Lion Norm Reside

Santa Claus Parade – Lion Dwayne Smith

Bingos – Lion Bill Slagle

Canteen – Lion Kevin Northcott

Mobility Van – Lion John Rempel

Property Rental – Lion Marty Hawkins

Visitation – Lion Kevin Northcott

Telephone – Lion Jim McGlade

Food Bank Dinner – Lion Kevin Kardash

Vision Screening – Lion Jim McGlade

Christmas Cakes – Lion Pat McGinnis

Steak BBQ – Lion Kevin Kardash

Sports Committee – Lion Gary Warriner

Planning Committee – Lion Dwayne Smith

Bar Committee – Lion Wayne Bent

Each group has several members supporting the chairman.


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