Rimbey Lions wish all the best to local resident’s upcoming foreign trip

Left: Lion Nick Portiek

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Joyce Tona

The Rimbey Lions gathered in the Lions Den at the Rimbey Community Centre at 7:30 p.m. for their regular meeting on Thursday, April 10th.

A welcome home was given to the Snowbirds, Lions Ted Jamieson and his good wife Bea, and Alex and Penny Waldron.

With a look back, the Club sends a big thank you in appreciation to Partners In Pork for their continued support of Lions Pancake Day. Thank you also to WS Food Service Home Glen for their support also. These donations are valued very much in the Club’s work for community services. Thank you to all who attended to make Pancake Day and its entertainment so successful.

Lions Howard and Alice Steele and Lions Steffen and Gwen Olson along with their daughter, Rebecca, visited the Winfield Lions Club at their supper meeting this spring. They reported a good evening was enjoyed.

On Monday evening April 14 many Rimbey Lions will have traveled by bus to the Rimbey Lions’ sister Club – Bawlf Lions. The Club is joining with Bawlf in their supper meeting.

During the Rimbey Lions April 10th meeting, President Lion Nick presented Lion Ted Jamieson with the 35-year Monarch-Chevron award. Lion Tom Ford received his 25-year Chevron award at the March 27th meeting. Both Lion Tom and Lion Ted have a combined total of 60 years of dedicated service in Lionism to their community and to the world around. Congratulations to both.

Rhian Ormond was welcomed to the supper meeting and later gave a talk in respect to her acceptance and planned trip to Tanzania in Eastern Africa in the very short days to come. She will be a volunteer with the Youth Challenge International Program in Tanzania. On route she will spend five days in Toronto for training and three days in Tanzania for the same. She will then go to the island of Zanzibar to spend most of her time there for the next two months plus.

Rhian will be working in many different areas with education projects such as: youth literacy and life skills, youth activities, environmental projects, HIV/Aids awareness and education, to name a few. While there, Rhian will be representing the Rimbey Lions Club as ambassador in her volunteer endeavors. Bon Voyage Rhian and carry the Lions service motto “We Serve” with pride and safety.

Lion Jan Lucas was excited about her date with the shears as she had her head shaved on April 19th. Her daughter Tasha is also doing the shave. Lion Jan has had a dream of raising money for charity and has decided her 50th birthday is the day. Donations will go to her favourite charity the, Make a Wish Foundation, and can be made to Lion Jan on the day or after the 19th as well. She will have the receipt book for further donations coming in.

In a bit of catch up, Doug McNeill was inducted into Lionism at the Feb. 14 meeting. Welcome to the Rimbey Lions and to Lions International, Lion Doug.

Mark your calendars for the following events that Rimbey Lions will be involved in: Bingos at the Plaza Bingo in Ponoka are: Thursdays including May 1 and 15, June 5 and 19, July 3 and 17 and August 7 and 21. The rodeo booth will be in action on June 13, 14, and 15.

The Lions Golf Tournament at Gull Lake Golf Course has been set for Friday, Sept. 12. Get your name in soon and bring in your friends as well for a great fun day by contacting Lion Ted Jamieson at 843-6548, Lion Eamon McCann at 843-3322, or any Lions member.

Spring is arriving and the best to those who put the seeds in to feed the hungry families at home and abroad. May the year be a good one for everyone.

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