Westport Lions News For May 10/17

The club’s property like many peoples’ homes in the area has suffered damage due to the incredible amounts of rain that has recently fallen. We are fortunate to have dedicated members like Lions Dwain Smith, Wayne Bent, Don Baker and others on the facilities management committee who are willing to limit, and repair damage in and around the property. The unusual high water levels have washed away much of the beach sand and gravel in the parking lot. We estimate that it will take three tandem truckloads of sand, and a couple of loads of gravel to replenish these areas. Members will have a work bee this Thursday to try to get the grounds ready for visitors for the upcoming long weekend.

Lion Jim McGlade has volunteered to be the club’s LCIF (Lions Club International Foundation) representative. Jim’s duties will include disseminating information, and motivating members to raise funds for LCIF humanitarian projects in our community and around the world.

Lion Mike Robinson, chairperson of recycling program, requested help to manage the recycling site. Lions Jim McGlade, Jim Scala, Gary Warriner and Craig Jackson volunteered. Just a reminder that the metal recycling site at 245 Mountain Road will be open for drop off every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 -12, or by appointment if you have a large load.  Please call Mike Robinson at 613- 273-6812, and give twenty-four hour notice.  You must present certification of refrigerant removal for disposal of refrigerators.  Aluminum cans only, and please no hazardous waste materials.

In the past the club suspended meetings in July and August, but since we cancelled our bingos and do not have the opportunity to touch base with each other, and with so many projects lined for the summer, it was decided to hold general meetings on July 12th and August 9th.

Being a Lion is not all about work. On June 30th our club will travel to Gananoque Playhouse to enjoy the musical, Million Dollar Quartet, a recording of an impromptu jam session involving Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash made on December 4, 1956, at the Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee.

Rideau District High School band will perform a free public recital at the beach house between 3:30 and 5:30 on May 27 and 28th.   Please bring your own lawn chair. Also, tickets are now available for our annual fish fry held on June 17th and our Spring Draw on July 1st. The funds generated from these events will go towards maintaining our beach programs.

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