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Upcoming Events

Leo

 

Save the date!

The Columbia Leo Club

6th Annual Variety Show

 

Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Columbia Town Hall, 323 Route 87

$10 per person, tickets available at door

 

Local talent of all ages!

If you have a talent (anything from singing to dancing to magic), we’d love to have you perform!

 

All proceeds will benefit

Camp Rising Sun

And

The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life

Relay For Life

 

Help us help others!

 

If you’re interested in performing, or if you would like more information, contact Leo President Sarah Potter at smayp20@gmail.com.

                                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Events

Columbia Lions Club Donation of Kayak in Honor of Lion Craig Gingras

Kayak Donation

On August 6, 2016, the Columbia Lions Club donated, in honor of recently deceased Lion Craig Gingras, a 13.5' Old Town Tandem Kayak with paddles and life vests to the Columbia Recreation Department for use at the Town Beach. This was purchased with contributions to the Craig Gingras Memorial Fund as requested by his family.

Lion Craig Gingras was a solid member of the Lions Club. He chaired several important committees and always gave his very best. Craig was a fine, generous man and is missed very much.

The kayak, paddles, and life vests will be kept at the Columbia Lake town beach for all residents to use.

Pictured left to right:

Marc Volza Recreation Director
Linda Garritt Lions Committee Chairman
Matt Sternat Lions President
Norma Gingras Parent of Craig
Ron Gingras Parent of Craig
"BG" Gingras Brother of Graig
Mert Wolff Uncle of Craig

 

 

Lions around banner

Columbia Lions Assisting with the Regional Special Olympics Swim Meet

 

 

Open ceremony

The Opening Ceremony

 

 

Torch Lighting

The Torch Lighting

 

 

Columbia and Willimantic Lions serve lunch

Columbia and Willimantic Lions Serve Lunch at the Special Olympics

 

 

 

Columbia Lions Volunteer to Judge the Local Pine Wood Derby

Car setup on track

In the pole position ....

 

Cars ready to race

Drivers start your engines...

 

Cars cross the finish line

And the winner is .....

 

College Scholarships Information

 

The Columbia Lions Club offers three college scholarships in the amount of $800 each to Columbia residents who graduate from any accredited public, private or parochial high school and who plan to study at an accredited post-secondary institution.

One of these scholarships is the Myron Berkowitz Scholarship named in honor of  the late Myron Berkowitz, a charter member of the Columbia Lions.

STUDENTS WHO APPLY MUST BE RESIDENTS OF THE TOWN OF COLUMBIA AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION AND HAVE DEMONSTRATED A COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SERVICE.

Applications are evaluated by a scholarship committee appointed by the Superintendent and winners are notified by that office.

 

  The Columbia Lions 2017 Scholarship winners were selected by the Superintendent's selection committee. The winners were:

Michael Nalewayk - Windham High School

Andrew Schroder - E. O.Smith High School

 

 

 

Columbia Lions Peace Poster Contest

This year, over ninety H.W. Porter School students participated in the Columbia Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest. On Friday November 18, 2016, at the H. W. Porter School assembly, winner Katie Burns and runner-up Sage Magowan were present checks from the Columbia lions Club.

Katie’s poster went on to the next round and won the Connecticut Lions District 23C contest. Her poster is now entered in the State competition where she will compete with the other two District winners. Peace Poster winners will be honored and presented their awards at the Connecticut Lions Mid-Winter Conference at the Radisson Hotel in Cromwell, CT.

Each year, Lions Clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For 29 years, more than four million children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest. The theme of this year’s poster contest is "A Celebration of Peace". The images represented in the artwork reflect the artist’s view of peace.

The winning Columbia posters will be on display at Saxton B. Little Library during the month of January. All H. W. Porter School posters will be available for viewing at the Columbia Beckish Senior Center during February.

The Columbia Lions would like to thank the H. W. Porter School Administration, Enrichment Teacher, Sandy Rijs, and especially Art Teacher, Katherine MacDonald, for her artistic guidance with the students. Their continuing efforts make this annual contest a success.

Peace Poster Winner

 

Katie Burns left, Sage Magowan right.

 

 

LEO CLUB

The Columbia Leo Club meets on the 1st and 3rd   Monday of each month, at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Horace Porter School in the band room. Young people, ages 12-18 who would like more information about the Columbia Leo Club can contact:

Leo President: Sarah Potter at smayp20@gmail.com

Leo School Liaison: Sandy Rijs at srijs@hwporter.org
or
Leo Advisor Jim Blair at jbland15@earthlink.net
or 860-428-2916.

 

 

 

 

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