The Tamworth and District Lions Club

President:   Robert Burford   613-379-1132

 Meetings are held in the meeting room – Tamworth Arena at 7:00 pm

January, February and March:   3rd Tuesday of the month
April – December  1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month 

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

If you are Interested in becoming a member contact:  

Lee Fraser:  613-358-249   Howard Davis: 343 -884- 5303 or email: leaf60@hotmail.com
Steve Williams:  343-364-9729     Garry Bradshaw: 613-308-9112 or email: alistep3@hotmail.com
Joe Nolan: 613-379-2952

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May 26, 2018      Annual Yard Sale and E-Waste Collection – Tamworth Arena

Over 60 tables of items for sale.  Lions will also be having an e-waste and clothing collection.
Bring your old cell phones, cameras, computers, fax machines, televisions, microwaves and clothing donations.
For additional information contact Frank Rowan:  613-379-2332

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June 2, 2018      Annual Golf Tournament – Briarfox, Marysville

25 teams of golfers enjoy a round of golf, steak dinner and prizes at our Annual Golf Tournament. The Club also has a silent auction of donated prizes.
Funds raised at the tournament go to support the Napanee Hospital Foundation. To date the Club has donated over $50,000.

For information on being a hole sponsor, golfing or donating prizes for the silent action contact:
Howard Davis: 343 -884- 5303 or email: leaf60@hotmail.com , Joe Nolan: 613-379-2952
or Garry Bradshaw: 613-308-9112 or email: alistep3@hotmail.com

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July 7, 2018 9th Annual Kids Fishing Day 9:30 am – 12:00 – Beaver Lake Lions Park

Children aged 0 – 12 are invited to participate in this fun filled morning at The Lions Beaver Lake Park. Each child that participates will receive on registration
a “boddle bag” and worms. The Lions Club serves up a BBQ lunch that everyone (parents included) will enjoy. There is a draw for prizes.

For information contact Lion Debbie at 613-388-2444 or ldhowell@xplornet.ca

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August 19, 2018 Lions Fish Fry & Corn Roast – Tamworth Arena

Over 400 people attend this event annually. In the 29 year history, the Lions Club has raised over $80,000 with this event and returned 100% back to support programs in your community.

For additional information contact: Bernie Kelly 613-532-2046 or Glen Hamilton 613-358-2365

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Club History:
Sponsored by Verona Lion’s club
– 29 members were chartered February 14, 1983
– Our 35th charter anniversary – February 14, 2018


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

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.

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.

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