Lion Paul Thorp was recently inducted into the Westport Lions Club.
The Westport Lions Club would like to welcome our newest member, Lion Paul Thorp.
For decades Paul enjoyed his cottage on Wolfe Lake. Paul and his wife, Tracey Phillips, who is our local pharmacist, moved to Westport from Brampton full time when he retired.
Paul drove buses for Brampton’s transit system for ten years. He always enjoyed and took satisfaction in helping the little guy so it was a natural step for him to become shop steward of his union, which then progressed to a full time position of president of the local.
Most recently, Paul was the National President for the Amalgamated Transit Union in Canada where he lobbied all levels of government for better working conditions for the 40,000 members he represented.
Paul believes, “that there is no greater reward than helping and being in the service of others.”
This is exactly what Lions International aspires to do within the community and he is looking forward to helping out wherever he can.
He wants to give back to the community and reach out to people in need. Paul mentioned that he was impressed with all the work the Westport Lions club does with the local seniors and would be interested in assisting with projects associated with seniors. He would also be eager to start an outdoor volleyball league and give a helping hand to baseball teams.
Paul is a young, energetic individual and will make an outstanding member of the Westport Lions Club.