The Tamworth and District Lions Club Inc.

Invites you to consider becoming a member
Chartered 1983

Club History
– Sponsored by Verona Lion’s club
– 29 members were chartered February 14, 1983
– Our 25th charter anniversary was held 2008.

The Origin of Lionism
– Founded by Melvin Jones, a Chicago insurance man
– First meeting was on June 7, 1917 in Chicago
– Windsor, Ontario was the first club in Canada in 1920
– Helen Keller challenged Lions to become “Knights of the Blind in the crusade against darkness’
– By 1927 membership stood at 60,00 in 1183 clubs
– At present there are 1.4 million men and women members in more than 44,000 clubs in 189 countries

Community service
– Canada Day in Tamworth – cook and serve hotdogs, hamburgers and drinks
– Maintain Beaver Lake Park
– Provide vision and hearing screening at local elementary schools
– Support sport requests and appeals for help
– Boat tours of Beaver Lake for seniors and special needs groups
– Collect and prepare Christmas baskets

Fundraising
– Sale of Nevada tickets
– Community dances
– Annual yard sale
– Annual golf tournament
– Annual fish fry and corn roast
– Other ventures as agreed on by the club

Donations
– Numerous charity appeals such as: CNIB, Kidney Fdn., Almost Home, Salvation Army, and L&A Cty. Hospital
– Local sports and school needs
– Support international and district projects
– Local school projects
– Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF)

Reasons to become a Lion
– Help your community and gain valuable skills
– Make an impact on people’s lives
– Learn to be a leader – and lead a respected organization
– Network with business people in your community and around the world
– Energize your life and have fun

Family Program
Members in the same club related by birth, marriage or other legal means enjoy reduced membership fees

The Name
The official name of the association is “The International Association of Lions Clubs’ or simply Lions Clubs International. The name Lions was chosen because of the symbolism of what a lion animal represents – courage, strength, activity, and fidelity.

Official Colours
Purple and gold were chosen when the association was founded in1917.  The Purple represents loyalty to country, friends and to ones self, and to the integrity of mind and heart.  It is the colour of strength, courage, and dedication to a cause. Gold symbolizes sincerity of purpose, liberty in judgment, purity in life, and generosity in mind, heart, and commitment to man kind.

Slogan
Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nations Safety was adopted in 1919.

Motto
The Lions motto “ We serve” was adopted in 1954 at a convention after being selected from 6000 entries from members world wide.

Emblem
The current Lion emblem was adopted at the 1919 convention.  Today, Lions worldwide are recognized by it.  It consists of a gold letter “L” on a circular purple (or blue) field.  Bordering this is a circular gold area with two Lion profiles facing away from the center.  The Lions face both past and future – showing both pride of heritage and confidence in the future.  The word “Lions” appears at the top, and “International” at the bottom.

Attendance
Members are encouraged to attend meetings and fund raising events.

Tamworth & District Lions Club Meetings
1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month at the meeting room in the Tamworth Arena at 7pm

Dues & Membership
$80 Yearly Dues
$25 Initiation (US)

President
Name : Craig Alderson
Phone: 613-379-9916

Membership Committee
Name: Leroy Fraser
Phone: 613-

Photo Gallery: A glimpse of the Tamworth Lions hard at work

lionslogoLions Tree Planting
Lions Senior Pontoon RidesLions Santa Claus Parade 2012
Lions Pontoon Rides 3Lions Pontoon Rides 2
Lions Poker RunLions Fish Fry 3
Lions Fish Fry 2Lions Fish Fry
Lions Donate to Swim ProgramLions and opp Fish Derby 2012 2
Lions and opp Fish Derby 2012Lions Vision Screening