Westport librarian Pam Stuffles (left) accepts a cheque from Lion Dorothy Maynard to buy large print books for the library.
Westport Lions Roar
By Lion Bob Reddick
It is time to submit applications for funding requests to the Westport Lions Club for spring disbursements. Please complete the application form and send it to the Westport Lions by April 1, 2023.
You can find the funding application form on the Westport Lions website, westportlions.ca. Click on the red link entitled, Application for Funding Requests, and then download an application form for individuals or organizations. You can either print off the form, complete it, and mail it to Westport Lions Club, P.O. Box 428, Westport, ON K0G 1X0, or you can complete the fillable PDF file and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All requests must be in writing before the club will consider them. Completing a form allows the club to make fair, non-biased decisions that are consistent with the Lions Club mandate and AGCO guidelines.
In recent years we have moved to two donation periods. One is in April and the second one is in October. The two time periods allow us to fairly distribute funds throughout the year. It also helps us to see the big picture in terms of the needs of the community and to prioritize the requests.
All requests should meet at least one of the following general criteria:
- Youth mental and physical development with an emphasis on one of five Lion’s Pillars – Vision, Diabetes, Hunger, Environment, or Childhood Cancer.
- Senior’s mental and physical well-being with an emphasis on one of same five Lion’s Pillars.
- Relief of pain, suffering, and financial hardship due to illness or disaster.
- Purposes beneficial to the community.
To ensure the value of our donation dollars is maximized, priority is given to causes that support many individuals as opposed to a single recipient. In terms of community requests, the club considers how the donation will be beneficial to the community.
The Westport Lions clubhouse is available for rent. It is ideal for small weddings, celebrations of life, family reunions and birthday parties. You will find the clubhouse rental rate sheet on our website under Services and Hall Rental. The gazebo cannot be rented and is allocated on a first come, first served basis. The volleyball courts however can be reserved for a donation to the club. For available dates for rental of the clubhouse check Events Calendar on the club’s website.