On Thursday May 25th we were pleased to have as our guests Robert and his Dog Guide Sam, as we did a formal presentation with Benefactor Brock Napier for his generous donation through the club for his Dog Guide. Brock’s donation has make a huge difference in Robert’s life and he has pledged to continue helping others in Muskoka who are in need of a Dog Guide to improve their lives. On behalf of the club, Thank you Brock!
At our May 25th Meeting Club President Art Meredith presented the following Awards:
Camp Dorset Directorship – Lions Bruce White and John Craymer
Camp Kirk Directorship – Lion Scott McFarlane
Camp Huronda Life Directorship – Randy Bates
Helen Keller Award – Oleh Wozniuk
Melvin Jones – Fred Walker
Lion of the Year – John Larsen
100 Year Silver Pin for sponsoring new members – Lyle, Mike, Jim, Janet and Cathy
Lion Cathy presented Lion Lyle with a pin and certificate for 65 years of Perfect Attendance
On Thursday April 27th, Bracebridge Lions Ed Rynard and Rod Purvis presented A-12 District Governor Len Day with a cheque for $1000 towards the shoreline improvements for Camp Huronda, which is a camp for children with Type 1 Diabetes and their families. These camps provide families with opportunities to learn more about type 1 diabetes in a positive and supportive environment, where they can also share knowledge and experiences, network and build relationships with other families going through similar challenges.
Bracebridge Lions Mike Guiry and Jodee Tonge (also representing the District of Muskoka) had the pleasure of attending an awards ceremony yesterday. The Elderberries choir of Gravenhurst voted to donate $1,000.00 of their hard earned funds to the Financial Assistance Partner’s Group (of which our club is a representative), along with 2 other community minded groups. The Elderberries invited them to attend one of their rehearsals and turned it into a small awards ceremony. T…hey had a photographer there to take a few pictures of the choir and then they invited each award winner to come up and accept their award. The FAPG is very grateful that the choir thought of this “team” to be worthy of receiving this money. This is especially so at this time as the FAPG funds are running low and will soon need to be topped up. FAPG funds are managed by the Muskoka Service Clubs and the District of Muskoka and given back to needy people in Muskoka.
Lions? In Bracebridge?
Yes, they are here. They’re often spotted doing great work in our community, especially where help is needed.
Be a Lion in Bracebridge
And they are very proud of what they do, as a group of members and as individuals.
You, too, can feel that pride and a deep sense of accomplishment in our community.
Be a Lion in Bracebridge.
If you or someone you know is interested in experiencing the personal reward of making a positive difference in our community, please come out to our open house dinner and information session on,
Thursday, February 16th at 6pm in the Lions Hall at 325 Fraserburgh Road, Bracebridge.
Enjoy a free dinner and a short presentation about the services which Lions deliver.
To confirm your interest and attendance, please contact Jim Schmidt – jschmidt [at] muskoka [dot] com or by phone at 705-645-3879 – before February 12th.
We look forward to seeing you there. Thank you.
On Sunday May 29th, the Bracebridge Lions were busy giving back to the community. At Annie Williams Park, Lion Cathy organized a community picnic for the Annie Williams Memorial Park Advisory Committee, including children’s entertainers Jam Sandwich, Fire Trucks, Hydro lift truck, Balloons, Games, Face Painting, Popcorn, Cake and Ice Cream and of course our famous BBQ’d hotdogs. Lions Lyle, Randy, Scott, Fred and Cathy helped make this a successful event. Not to be outdone, our second BBQ team of Lions Mike, Art, Nicole and Chris M, were out at Memorial Park doing a charity BBQ for the YWCA’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. Lion Bruce was the star of the show, winning accolades as the best dressed walker at the event, as the Club sponsored Bruce to complete the Walk. Thanks to everyone who participated in these events!
Lions Lyle and Cathy took a break from BBQ’ing at the AWMP Family Picnic to take the Beverley family to see the beautiful birch trees that were recently planted at Annie Williams Park in remembrance of Lion Al Beverley who passed away last year and was one of the driving forces in our Club’s commitment to the park. Shown in picture, Lion Lyle, Al’s daughter Sherry, his wife Wendy and grandson Aaron.
On Thursday, April 28th 2016, the club was pleased to induct an unprecedented 7 new members into the Bracebridge Lions Club. These new members have made the commitment to serve their community and to make the world a better place. We welcome Nicole Garon, Jodee Tonge, John Craymer, Scott McFarlane, Randy Bates, Bruce White and Christopher Marsters to the Pride! Already these members have shown that they will be active members of the club and an asset to our community.