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Wasaga Beach Lions Club

Bulletin November 2013

We meet 2nd & 4th Mondays at 7 p.m. Social Hour at 6 p.m. at the Lions Den, Rec Plex, 1724 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach, ON

President’s Message What a great start to our new Lions Year. Since July 1st, our members have brought 8 new members to our club. A special thanks to our sponsors: Lion Steph , Brian, Linda, Fred, Bill and Martin. (I also brought in 2). We welcome Lion Bill, Brenda, Doug, Alda, June, Devlyn, Noreen and Reid. It is always great to welcome new people with new ideas. These members have already jumped in feet first joining committees and participating in Bingo. I would like to extend a special thanks to Lion Stef and Wil who accepted the challenge of cleaning our stove and I am sure that it shines more now than when we bought it! This year, we had the largest number of our members attending our town's Remembrance Day Service. Our hope is to have even more next year and march (all 500 yards) in the parade. What a great way to honour those who have served our country. To date, we have given away over $27,000 to help those locally and around the world. When people ask me what I do in Lions, I tell them "We work hard to raise money so that we can give it away to those less fortunate". So, invite your friends to "Join Lions and have Fun while Helping others"

Wasaga Beach Lions Club Bingo Every Friday Evening Almost $5000 in prizes..$1000 Jackpot Game RecPlex, Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.

705-429-3331 www..wasagabeachlions.com www.wasagabeachlions.blogspot.ca www.facebook.com www.lionsclubs.org

The act of giving is its own reward

Lion June O’Grady makes presentation to Dreams Take Flight

Lion Gerry Baker makes presentation to Habitat for Humanity

Janice Campbell President Lions Clubs founder Melvin Jones, the man whose personal code – "You can't get very far until you start doing something for somebody else”

Nancy Island Wasaga Beach all lit in Blue World Diabetes Day November 14th

Wasaga Beach Lions President Janice Campbell makes presentation to Camp Dorset.

Lion “Blue Glove” Randy Hargrave had us all wearing a Blue Glove on one hand for our Strides - Walk on World Diabetes Day, November 14th. Randy (pictured right above)is A-12 Diabetes Chair.


Wasaga Beach Lions Club Bulletin Editor: Bill Frieday, bfrieday@rogers.com 705-812-5507

Generous Donations Support Lions and LCIF's Immediate Relief Efforts in the Philippines Lions the Philippines Philippines are are working working Lions clubs clubs throughout throughout the tirelessly to provide relief aid and food to tirelessly to provide relief aid and food to tens tens of of thousands of people affected by this horrific typhoon, thousands of people affected by this horrific typhoon, collecting anddistributing distributing life-saving supplies.Lions collecting and life-saving supplies. clubs throughout the Philippines are working tirelessly Lions Clubs International Foundation mobilized US$500,000 in initial disaster relief support for the Philippines, including US$130,000 in grants and funding commitments of more than US$600,000 made by Lions in neighboring countries of Asia. Since then, generous Lions and friends all over the world are responding with designated funds being sent to LCIF to help the Lions clubs in the Philippines deliver relief aid to the typhoon’s victims. Combined thus far, LCIF has been able to mobilize US$1 million for the Philippines. To support LCIF’s ongoing and future relief efforts in the Philippines, individuals, Lions clubs worldwide, and others can contribute to the LCIF Disaster Relief Fund by check, wire transfer or online. All donations support disaster relief, including efforts in the Philippines, in both the short- and long-term. Not only will 100 percent of donations be used for LCIF disaster relief efforts globally, but Lions Clubs International and Lions relief teams will stretch your support even more through their completely all-volunteer relief efforts.Help is needed now and for the long-term rebuilding of the typhoon-ravaged areas. Thank you for your support. Your Wasaga Beach Lions Club supports financially LCIF on an ongoing basis. In fact, we have just donated $1,000 to the Philippines and 2 classrooms through Lions & Unicef School in a Box program.

Movember Derick Fancy Facial Growth

Lion Derick Phillips shows off his facial hair. Movember is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and other male cancers; and associated charities. Besides getting an annual check-up, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of any family history of cancer, and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Wasaga Beach Lions Club Board of Directors 2013-2014

Lions and families: In your lifetime, you will probably never have our Lions international Convention this close to us LCI is making plans for an exciting 97th Lions Clubs Annual International Convention (LCICon) from July 4– 8, 2014 in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and we enthusiastically invite you to join the celebration. Toronto, Canada’s most cosmopolitan city, is situated on beautiful Lake Ontario and is one of the most dynamic, culturally diverse and vibrant places on earth. Lions will find an abundance of vibrant nightlife, stunning architecture, great museums, wonderful vintage stores, luxury shops and everything in between. Discover and experience a world of arts, culture, and energy around every corner in a friendly atmosphere that welcomes everyone. Toronto is expecting you! Convention-goers can look forward to an inspiring week of business and pleasure, as we unite to shape the future of our great association. The festivities include our own culturally diverse International Parade of Nations through the heart of Toronto along with interesting seminars, lively plenary sessions, the gala International Show, and the election of LCI's 2014-2015 International President. The most important part of our international convention, however, is you – the Lions and Leos from around the world whose commitment to serving those in need remains constant in our ever-changing world. Join the fun July 4 – 8, 2014 in Toronto. We are expecting you! The $110 registration fee includes transportation from your hotel as well as all sessions. This includes a performance by Neil Sedaka. MDA hotels are the Intercontential hotel and the Cosmopolitian Hotel. I recommend that you book one of these then after 10 Jan 2014, you can re-book at a less expensive one. RV sites are available at $40/night - NO SERVICES To register, go to lionsclubs.org then you will see the link to registration on the right. You will also find a lot of information there as well. If you have any questions or need some help, just ask. Come and join the over 20,000 Lions from around the world. Lion Janice Campbell, President, Wasaga Beach Lions Club.

President - Janice Campbell Immediate Past President - Martin Campbell 1st Vice-President - Suzanne Lacombe 2nd Vice-President - Bill Frieday 3rd Vice-President - Brian Brethauer Secretary - Roger Barr Treasurer- Kathy Kapoor DIRECTORS Allan Bell Beverly Bell John Nolasco Wil McKinnon Membership - Linda Simms Bingo - Wayne Henderson Tail Twister - Stephanie Howard Lion Tamer - Beverly Fowler

District A-12 Officers District Governor Chris Lewis 1st Vice District Governor Barb Ennis 2nd Vice District Governor Richard Ratensperger Immediate Past District Governor Maureen Hilt Cabinet Secretary Kathy Daoust Treasurer John Squire Region 8 Chair Fred Heyduk Zone 8n Chair Martin Campbell Zone 8s Chair Barry Hackett Region 21 Chair Daniel Soucy Zone 21n Chair Rick Flavell Zone 21e Chair Joe Deniet Zone 21w Chair Frank Spykerman Region 36 Chair Randy Hargrave Zone 36e Chair Peter Shelswell Zone 36w Chair Sheila Webb

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September 11-13, 2014 - San Juan, Puerto Rico September 17-19, 2015 - Grand Rapids, MI What a great evening in Oakville. Eight of our September 15 - 17, 2016 - Omaha, Nebraska Lions and Lioness Sandy Barr had a great September TBA, 2017 - Portland, Oregon time watching the graduation of Dick and Canine Vision Canada Dog, Kady. In addition to purchasing Kady for $6,000, we also donated $2,000 to help renovate the A12… May 2-4, 2014—Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville residence. (combined with Multiple District “A”) April 24 - 26, 2015 - The Rosseau, Red Leaves Resort, Minett It’s great to be a Lion! MDA… May 2-4, 2014—Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville International... July 4 - 8, 2014 - Toronto, Canada June 26 - 30, 2015 - Honolulu, Hawaii June 24 - 28, 2016 - Fukuoka, Japan The act of giving is its own reward. Giving, itself, is a gift to the giver. Being a member of the Wasaga Beach June 30 - July 4, 2017 - Chicago Lions Club helps you feel good because you give time, assistance, energy and resources without the (100th Anniversary) expectation of anything in return. June 29 - July 3, 2018 - Las Vegas

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