Courtesy: Grand Falls Avertiser


Courtesy: Grand Falls Avertiser



​"Hats Off To Lion Bob Sharron"

​Lion Bob Sharron accepted a Melvin Jones award for the many years of dedicated service to the Botwood Lions Club. Pictured with him are:  Lion Art Snow, PDG Lion Frank Dominie and Lion Bob Aitken.


Botwood Lions Service Day

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The Botwood Lions Club with the help of the youth in the town. Cleaned up our playground and waterfront. It was a good chilly day.


Botwood Lions Dart League: Year End Banquet 2017

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We had another successful year.


Lions Clubs across the Maritimes unite to celebrate 100-year anniversary

It’s celebration time for an organization that has been in many Maritime communities for 100 years.

Lions Clubs started in Chicago, then caught on in Windsor, Ont. Today, there are about 46,000 local clubs around the world, and 1.4 million members.

“To say that Lions Clubs have continued to serve without interruption for 100 years, speaks to the strength to volunteer activity here in our communities and around the world,” says past international director Patti Hill.

Over the weekend, 200 members from Atlantic Canada and Maine are gathering to celebrate how far they’ve come.

“We're going to have a big birthday party, because that's what it's really all about. Celebrating the first 100 years, but celebrating what could happen in the next 100 years as we look forward,” says current international director Rod Wright.

With the group making sure it can continue for another century, members plan to support even more causes.

“The first 100 years, sight was our biggest portion that we were looking at, and still is and always will be,” says district governor Brennan Beaumont. “But our next century is going to change, and we're going to start looking into juvenile diabetes, and it will be interesting.”

Many have been members for decades, but Kim Stewart is a new member and says she doesn't feel Lions Clubs are going anywhere.

“I see Lions as having a really great resurgence among my generation now,” says Stewart.

Patti Hill, who travelled to Fredericton from Edmonton as part of the festivities, says many people don't realize the impact Lions Clubs have in their community.

“Imagine for one moment, everything that would disappear from their community if there were not a Lions Club,” says Hill. “No support for youth programs, lack of response for vision needs, all those things that would change in a community if the Lions Club were not there.”

The convention in Fredericton ends on Sunday. The international Lions Club convention is being held in Chicago at the end of June, where it all began.

With files from CTV Atlantic’s Laura Brown.

Lions Club members from across the country are celebrating 100 years of operation over the May long weekend.

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Lions Clubs across the Maritimes are coming together to celebrate its 100-year anniversary. CTV's Laura Brown has more.


Team Broken Earth is a volunteer task force composed of physicians, nurses, and physiotherapists from across Canada committed to delivering and improving healthcare in Haiti.

The team was initially assembled to support the relief effort in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake that left the people of Haiti in dire need of medical assistance. From this extensive frontline experience, Team Broken Earth determined that the people of Haiti needed a sustained medical relief effort to help rebuild the country’s healthcare system and create sustainability through education of Haitian people and health care professionals. Our teams treat patients, providing acute care to the people of Haiti, but also work with Haitian medical professionals to train and upskill them in best practices, and educate the Haitian people on matters of public health.

All members of our team volunteers their vacation time to join our effort.
Team Broken Earth is in Haiti to make a difference… for as long as it takes.

Guest Speaker: Brad Moss

New Sign For A New Playground At Memorial Academy In Botwood

Annual Ceremonial Review, RCSCC 21 Preserver, May 4, 2017

Past-President Art W Langdon presents the Botwood Lions Club Ship`s Company award to MS Emily Ball.

CO Jennifer Mills presents a Certificate of Appreciation for the Lions Club to Past-President Art W Langdon.

Lions & Lioness of District N 3

Shaelah Hart did an awesome job today at the Speak outs representing our District N3 thank you for a job well done!


Exploits Command Centre fundraising goal reached ahead of schedule

New unit expected by this Fall.

Construction has begun on the new Exploits Search & Rescue Team’s Mobile Command Centre.

Grand Falls-Windsor, NL-Exploits Search & Rescue in conjunction with the Bishop’s Falls Lions Club & Lions International proudly announced Friday that they have raised the required money to proceed with purchasing a new mobile command centre for the team.

“I am overwhelmed at how much support the team has received from not only the Exploits Valley region, but right across Canada,” said Trevor Miller of Exploits Search and Rescue. “To have the command centre ordered after just 16 months is far beyond our expectations and our volunteers are thrilled.”

The unit will be “a valuable asset” for the team and provides many functions including an incident command post, meeting area, radio base, kitchen, and storage of over 60 critical assets required.

Down payments have been made, and the custom build process has begun with anticipated delivery in the fall of 2017, the Team stated in a press release.

Over the next few months the team will be conducting a few fundraising events to offset some increased costs of the project and the team thanks all those involved to date.

“The Bishop’s Falls Lions Club would also like to thank Lions International for matching funds totalling over $130,000 as a single donation,” said David Alcock, chair of the Bishop’s Falls Lions Fundraising Team. “By matching, it inspired us to work that much harder and encouraged many other charitable groups, religious organizations, business community, and many individuals to join in this awe-inspiring partnership.

As a member of the Lions Group, I am so proud of the support our organization was able to offer as we recognize the tremendous cause and convictions of the volunteers giving freely of their time to help others – a big thank-you to the Search and Rescue team for all you do so unselfishly to help others.”

The Exploits Search and Rescue Team is a highly trained and well-equipped volunteer emergency response unit serving the Exploits Valley. It is one of 27 teams, containing almost 1200 members, currently operating throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The team’s primary role is to assist the RCMP by providing a cadre of trained volunteers to conduct ground searches for persons who become lost in the central Newfoundland wilderness. Over the years however, the Team’s role has expanded to include water searches and it frequently finds itself searching for and retrieving drowning victims or assisting the RCMP Dive Team. The team also assists the RCMP with evidence searches in crimes ranging for theft to murder.

Botwood Lions Dinner Meeting


Trevor & Trisha Mills recieved there new membership Lion kits.​

Colleen Hayter recieved a donation for school back-packs for the Botwood Boy's & Girl's Club from the Botwood Lions Club. President: Lion Joyce Rideout presented the cheque.​


Botwood Lions Club Local Speak Off

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Five students from Botwood collegiate brushed aside nervous feelings and stepped up to the microphone to say what was on their minds on February 20 as the Botwood Lions Club held their local speak-off.
Lion Robert Aitken has lead this project for a few years.
The speakers are judged not only on their speech but on how well they are able to answer questions about it.
The students this year were coached by teacher Natasha Oxford.
Martha woolfrey spoke about ''Climate Change''.
Madison Rowsell spoke about, ''Love Others, Love Yourself''.
Katie Roberts topic was, ''Body Image''.
''Death With Dignity", was a topic chosen by Shealah Hart.
and Christopher Seymore spoke on the topic, '' Technology: Face To Face''.
 Shealah Hart received first place
Second place went to Madison Rowsell.
Third place went to Katie Roberts.
Lion Robert Aitken commended the students on their efforts and gave special thanks to the judges and the questioners.
The judges, Alan Decker, Brenda Hancock, and Elsie Wells; the questioners Everett Elliott and Linda Nichols.





Here are a few pictures from the Lions/Kinsmen joint meeting.



RMR: Rick and Guide Dogs

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Rick lends a hand at the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides Training Centre in Oakville, ON.

Please take the time to view these two videos. You will certainly appreciate the work of the Lions Foundation of Canada.

Videos like these make one proud to be a Lion.


Click HERE for a full list of sales locations province wide

The single largest fundraiser for the VOCM Cares Foundation is the Lions Club/VOCM Cares Super Radio Bingo; utilizing the 28 provincial transmitters of NewCap Inc. Bingo runs for an hour on Saturday evenings on all stations of the VOCM/CFCB Network and BIG Land Labrador's FM.

 The hour consists of 4 different bingo games. The prizes for the games are as follows: 1st Game = $500, 2nd Game = $1,000, 3rd Game = $1,500 and the 4th Game is an escalating Jackpot that grows until it is maxed.   

Fourteen weeks of bingo are conducted Saturday evenings in the Fall (September to December) and 14 weeks in the Winter (January to April). Each evening begins at 6:00pm in Newfoundlandand at 5:30 in Labrador. 

Cards are distributed throughout the province by Lions Club members, as well as individual sellers where there are no active Lions Clubs. Cards are only $3.00 each and can be purchased at most retail outlets where you see the colorful bingo posters. For Radio Bingo rules, click here

If you wish to pass along any comments or concerns e-mail


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Somewhere, someone needs eyewear, or hearing aids!

There is always a need for eyewear and hearing aids somewhere in this world, and you can help just by donating your old eye glasses and hearing aids to the Lions Recycle for Sight and hearing program.   Somewhere in your home or office you may have an old pair laying around, or poked away somewhere, why not donate them to help people in need?

Lions Recycle for Sight & Hearing

There are several Lions Club drop off boxes located throughout the town of Botwood & surrounding areas. We accept any type of glasses, whether it be reading glasses, sunglasses, prescription glasses, plastic or metal, of any shape or size or color, the same for hearing aids too.


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