Westport Lions Club Staying Focused on Funding

By Lucille Bresee

            The Westport Lions Club had a good attendance at their April meetings at the Sand Lake Beach House with 23 members on April 11th and 15 members and three guests on the 26th. President, Lion Jim McGlade welcomed everyone to both meetings especially the guests at the April 26th meeting, asking them to outline their history in the area and they assured the meeting that they are well aware of the role the Lions Club plays in this community.

            Members attention has been centered on the financial needs facing the club and a number of ideas have been tabled and will received their attention over the next few months. They want to have the beach area in good shape for the summer visitors and Lion Rick Warriner was happy to announce that a grant to subsidize a student ‘wages’ for the summer had been secured by the Club.

            The mini beach clean up was held May 2nd at 6 p.m. and members were urged to bring rakes and things need to deal with this work. The annual steak barbecue is planned for June 14th and plans are underway to make this a great time when area clubs will be Westports’ guests,

            Lions John Rempel and Bob Weir are kept busy organizing trips for the Mobility Van to health facilities and doctors appointments for local residents needing this means of transportation. They join other Lions Club volunteer drivers in keeping this important vehicle on the road. The support of the public with funds is a wonderful help and all donations are appreciated by the Club.

            The new site of the metal bin for recycling is in the Trailer Park, owned by the Club and is working out really well. A phone call (watch the Review-Mirror for details) and number to call, will give the public access to the property if you have a donation to deposit there.

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