2018 Speak Off at the Lions multi-district convention in Corner Brook​

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Congratulations to Shealah Hart. She never achieved first place in the speak off at the multi-district convention in Corner Brook, but she did a fine job.

I can’t believe that yesterday was my very last time participating in a Lions Club Speak Out. Although I did not win, I am so incredibly thankful for the opportunity that the Botwood Lions Club has provided me not only this year, and over the course of the past 5 years.

Participating in the competition has allowed me to develop many important skills, and build on ones I had already acquired. I have also been given the opportunity to travel inside and outside of the province, make many new friends, and voice my opinion on topics that are important to me.

While I am sad this is my last go with the Lions competition, I plan to let my love of public speaking live on through others, by continuing Shealah’s Speak Off for Elementary School Children again in the coming years.

I encourage anyone who has not done so to please consider giving public speaking a go. You never know until you try!

Thank you, Lions, for all you have done for me!

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Battle of the Atlantic Parade

Some of the Lion members braved the chilly sunshine to particpate in the Battle of the Atlantic Parade on Sunday, May 6th., 2018.


They Sung Their Hearts Out

Music teacher Sheila Hannaford brought the student's in for a bit of entertainment at our Botwood Lions dinner meeting in April. The student's did a great job.
Lion President, Marilynn Matheson presented a token of appreciation to Sheila Hannaford and the student's.

Appearing soon in your neighbourhood!!
Our poster for the Global Conference has seen limited circulation for all the right reasons. This past Sept.(2017) our p
oster was displayed in Hua Quan China thanks to members of the Global Mural Arts Assoc. More recently our MHA Jerry Dean assisted in getting posters distributed to Chambers of Commerce offices province wide.
With our conference web site ( ) now in place, spreading "the word" in a variety of ways is our goal.
While we continue to add information to the web site, you'll get an insight into the schedule of activities and workshops.



Botwood Lions Club Made A Food Donation To The Food Bank

The Botwood Interfaith Good Well Centre gratefully accepted a food donation from The Botwood Lions Club, with President Lion Marilyn Matheson and Club Secretary Lion Lisa Rice in attendance.

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Lions Club Presents Exploits Search and Rescue with New Mobile Command

Central Newfoundland now has a brand new mobile command centre for search and rescue.

The new machine is the result of much work between Exploits Valley Search and Rescue and the Bishop’s Falls Lions Club, who partnered together to raise the necessary funding for the new mobile command. It’s ready and will be in action on the next call-out.

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Trevor Miller, a spokesman for Exploits Search and Rescue, says to go from a thought at a meeting, to having a new command centre in that short a timeframe was beyond anyone’s expectations.

Lions International matched $130,000 raised during the campaign. In total the new mobile command cost $350,000.



We been doing this now for 40 years. It's really nice for two clubs to get together, a chance to meet and socialize. Two clubs with one goal to serve the community.
Holding sign! Kinsmen President Harry Parsons (left) with Lions President Marilyn Matheson (right)
Let's see who got fined.

60 years of dedication to Botwood Lions Club






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

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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?

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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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