By Lucille Bresee
With a busy December and Christmas season behind them, the Westport Lions Club is back in the swing of Board of Directors and regular Club business and dinner meetings to keep everyone up to date and decisions are made to continue their service to this community.
There was a good attendance at the January 14 meeting and decisions put forth by the Board of Directors were dealt with, a vote decided plans for the coming months. The Girl Guide Group will benefit from a financial donation for their group and the decision was made to help under write the cost of the OFSAA Soccer Championship held at Rideau District High School.
Due to use and time the fridge and stove at the Beach Club House have to be replaced and the furnace will also need attention in the near future. Lion Wayne Bent will be in charge of this matter. Also Lion Dwain Smith announced that there is a window of opportunity for a golf tournament at Evergreen Golf Course in 2012 and further information will be announced. The matter of a giant Bowl-A-Thon will be held at the Elgin Bowling Lanes on Feb. 10 and a team from the Westport Lions Club will be entering and details are in charge of Lion Dave Blair.
The Lions Mobility Van continues to be very busy and provides a much needed service to elderly and shut in people in the area. The volunteer Lions who are at the wheel, enable so many to attend clinics, doctors offices and hospital visits.
The Club is very appreciative to the residents for their continued support of this service and to the Volunteer Lions drivers who put many kilometers and hours at the wheel of the Mobility Van.