– 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
– 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
– 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
– 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
Members in the same club related by birth, marriage or other legal means enjoy reduced membership fees
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.
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.
Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nations Safety was adopted in 1919.
The Lions motto “ We serve” was adopted in 1954 at a convention after being selected from 6000 entries from members world wide.
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.
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)
Name : Craig Alderson
Name: Leroy Fraser
Photo Gallery: A glimpse of the Tamworth Lions hard at work