The Flin Flon Lions Club held their annual Charter and Awards Night last week. District Governor Dwayne Moncur from the Birtle Lions Club spoke on International President Brian Sheehan’s theme Together We Can noting Lions Clubs have to grow by getting the younger generation involved. He spoke on a major Manitoba fund raiser that raised money even when it didn’t take place last year….
“The Journey for Sight is the largest fund raiser for the Lions Foundation of Manitoba and Northwest Ontario. The total last year was just over 33thousand dollars. 14 and a half thousand of that was raffle tickets that was held and there were 11 Lions Clubs that donation 83 hundred dollars and add in various pledges and what not. As a general rule of thumb when the ride takes place and the tickets are sold and the pledges come in it will be anywhere from 75 to 80 thousand dollars a year.”
The snowmobile Journey from Flin Flon to Brandon will be back with a date yet to be set.
Moncur presented the highest award for Lions the Melvin Jones Fellowship to Janice Cassidy, Ken and Kristina Tetreault received Hope Medals from the Lions Foundation of Manitoba and Northwest Ontario, Wayne Streamer received a 50 year service award and Nancy Collacot was inducted as a new member of the Lions Club.