Fourteen members of the Westport Lions Club travelled to Sharbot Lake to enjoy the hospitality of the Sharbot Lake & District Lions Club.
Westport Lions Club Roar
By Lion Bob Reddick
The Westport Lions Beach was rated number one of the three best beaches in eastern Ontario by The Wedge, a new on-line “Voice of Eastern Ontario.” It is always nice to have confirmation on something that people from the area already know. It is open seven days a week and is free of charge to the public. The beach has plenty of sand, volleyball courts, picnic tables, shade trees and clean washrooms. The address of this beautiful, child friendly beach is 63 Mountain Road.
The Beach House is available for rental for weddings and small events. Information about this service can be found at our website: westportlions.ca or call Don Baker at 613-273-2721.
Once again this spring, it is our pleasure to provide a luncheon for seniors in association with the Community Primary Health Care (CPHC). The spring luncheon will be held at the Lions’ den on May 10th. In lieu of a cash donation to the CPHC the Westport Lions decided to invite local seniors to our clubhouse where they can share in a great meal and fellowship with other local seniors.
On April 25th , fourteen Westport Lions travelled to Sharbot Lake to participate in their bi-monthly meeting. One of the many projects the Sharbot Lake and District Lion Club undertake is to sponsor and oversee a local Leo Club.
The Leo Club objective is “to provide the youth of the world with an opportunity for development and contribution, individually and collectively, as responsible members of the local, national and international community.” (Lions International website)
The first Leo Club was started by a high school basketball coach, Lion Jim Graver with the help of fellow Lion, William Ernst in December 5th, 1957. The first Leo Club, the Abington High School Leo Club selected the school’s colours of maroon and gold as the official colours and created the Leo acronym of Leadership, Equality and Opportunity.
For leadership they wanted to develop skills in organizing a project, being a time manager and being a team leader.
Equality was later replaced by Experience. The goal here was for the young people to learn how teamwork, cooperation and collaboration can bring about exciting changes to their community and world.
Finally, Leo Clubs give members the opportunity to make new friends and feel the rewards of community service.
In October 1967, the board of directors of Lions Clubs International adopted Leo Clubs as an official association within the organization.
In the last 50 years, Leo Clubs have grown to over 6,500 clubs in over 140 different countries. Community service is the program’s main focus and encourages a lifetime of helping others. Leos, like Lions, enjoy serving their community and witnessing the many positive rewards. ( The above information is from the Lions International website.)