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  • Lorna Hamilton

Lions Club Meeting Had Special Guest


From left, Lions club members Lloyd Tovell and Barry Clampitt, Lions District Govenor Suzanne Leshchyshyn, Steve Gnida and Don Good with their service awards. Photos submitted

The Vermilion Lions Club held a meeting on November 22 and with it was a special guest. Lions of Alberta District Governor Suzanne Leshchyshyn from Blindman Valley Lions club brought greetings from Lions International.

During the meeting, Leshchyshyn spoke on the five priorities of Lions, which are diabetes, vision, hunger, environment, and childhood cancer.

“She discussed the importance of local projects and recruiting new members,” commented Lions member Pat Calyniuk.

While at the meeting Leshchyshyn installed two new Vermilion Lions members, Peter Clark and Kevin Roland, Justin Clark was the sponsor for the new members. Leshchyshyn also presented long-term service awards to Steve Gnida for 50 years, Don Good for 45 years, Barry Clampitt for 45 years, George Matechuk for 40 years, Dave Larmour for 40 years, Ben Bykowski for 20 years, and Lloyd Tovell for 15 years of service. Pat Calyniuk also presented District Governor Suzanne Leshchyshyn with a $200 donation to her charity of choice which was the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog guides building fund.

First Vice-District Dave Leshchyshyn also spoke about the new facilities for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides being built to accommodate more dogs as the need is great for service dogs. 

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