Lions Lines

January 2018

This past weekend the Vermilion Bay Lions together with the Dryden and Dryden Trillium Lions hosted the 2018 5M10 Mid Winter Convention in Dryden at the Best Western Conference Centre. Lions members from all over North Western Ontario and North- Eastern Minnesota came together "Under the northern lights" for fun and learning. Guest speakers were Eugene Chong from CNIB Lake Joseph Centre and Thomas A. Spizzo from Spring Point Project. 11 of the Vermilion Bay members participated in the 3- day conference.

Friday, the International Director Nicolin Carol Moore from Trinidad and Tobago joined many other Lions at Burton Penners home for a trail ride. Thank you to Burton and Sarah for your generous donation of the trail rides. It was the highlight of the convention for many Lions. Lion Shirley Koroniak, a member of the Vermilion Bay Lions, was elected as 2nd Vice District Governor Elect. She will be the District Governor in 2020/21. Congratulations Lion Shirley! Shirley will become the third District Governor coming from the Vermilion Bay Lions Club. Lion Forrest Mann received the Presidential Medal for his work with Lions and Cadets. Congratulations Forrest in receiving this distinguished honour. Pictures taken at the conference will be posted on our Facebook page.

Several members attended the dinner put on by the Kinettes Club to hear the Lions' Princess Paige Ponton's speech. Congratulations Paige on a job well done. We are all very proud of you and our Cadet Program.

February 24 will be the Annual Family Snow Machine Derby please come out and support the Lions Club. Proceeds this year are going to a new sign for the hall. Tickets for the Winter Raffle are on sale at local businesses and members.

The Vermilion Bay Lions Club has their own website www.vermilionbaylions.org. Also like us on our Facebook page. Please visit the site as there are links to all the Lions Charities as well as Lions Clubs International. www.lionsclubs.org.

If you are interested in becoming a Lion's member contact any current Vermilion Bay Lions member. Meetings are first and third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm.

Hall rentals contact Al Koroniak 220-1107

Use of medical equipment- hospital beds, walkers, wheel chairs for information contact Gary Hutchison 227-2449