Application deadline For Lions Semi-Annual Grants is April 1

IMG_1618.JPGVolunteer Dwain Smiths helps out the club by removing snow from our parking lot.

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Westport Lions Roar

By Lion Bob Reddick

            The Westport Lions February 13th general meeting started off on a high note when Lion Dorothy Maynard treated the membership with warm, homemade date squares. It was a nice reward for digging yourself out of the snow to attend the meeting.

Our correspondence consisted of several thank you cards and a number of requests for financial aid. We encourage anyone that has a request to please send it to us in writing by mail (Westport Lions Club, Box 428, Westport, ON K0G 1X0) or by email (westportontariolions@gmail.com) before the first of April. We will distribute funds sometime in April.

Calendar chairperson Jim Scala gave a financial report on the calendar sales for 2019. The club sold an additional 250 calendars this year. This increase in sales is the result of the efforts of local businesses including the Country Kitchen, Westport Village Pharmacy, New Beginnings and the Westport Home Hardware, and community volunteers like Paul Henderson and Joan Thompson. This increase in sales provided additional prize money of $1,000.

Lion Michael Harris explained that with the new health and safety requirements the club must have at least one trained person working in our kitchen at all times. Members have the option of taking the course online or attending a full day course in either Brockville or Smiths Falls. So far, Jeannette Harper, Marty Hawkins, Wayne Bent, Bob Reddick and Dorothy Maynard have volunteered to take the course.

The members had some fun with our new tail twister, Michael Harris, who ran a Chinese auction for two tickets to a Kingston Frontenac game. Congratulations to Lion Marty Hawkins who won the two complimentary tickets.

Lion Michael’s task as the club’s Tail Twister is to promote harmony, good fellowship, life and enthusiasm in the meetings through appropriate stunts and games. The Tail Twister has the power to judiciously impose fines on club members. There shall be no dispute from his decision in imposing a small fine, set by the board of directors of the club, and no member shall be fined more than twice at any one meeting. The tail twister cannot be fined except by the unanimous vote of all members present.

At our next meeting on February 27th, visiting Seeley’s Bay Lions Club will help us to induct new member Paul Thorp.


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