The Rimbey Lions Club showed their support of community youth by presenting Rimbey Jr./Sr. High School student Emily Falk the Lions Legacy Scholarship of $1000 for continued education. The scholarship recognizes a combination of community service and academic achievement with an emphasis on commitment to humanitarian causes and an exhibition of the Lions’ service-oriented philosophy “We Serve” by actively volunteering in their community. The club presented Falk with the scholarship on Sept. 20 at the 2008 Graduation ceremonies held at the Rimbey Community Centre.
“Emily has set an excellent example for fellow students to follow, and is a deserving recipient of this scholarship. Helping young people continue their education is one of the challenges our community faces, and it’s a need our club continues to address,” said Lions President Alex Waldron. “We are also extraordinarily grateful for the support and contributions we received from members of the community. You are helping us make a difference.”
In addition to the scholarship, the club conducts a variety of projects and events, including the construction and maintenance of parks, playgrounds and walking trails as well as a number of other, less visible acts of giving carried out behind the scenes.
The Rimbey Lions Club has 55 members and meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Lions Den in the Community Centre. Lions clubs are groups of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to get involved with the Rimbey Lions Club, please contact Joy Koble, Membership Chair, at 843-2162.
Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with nearly 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in 202 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at www.lionsclubs.org.