Chartered 1998

The Denbigh-Griffith Lions Club Hall is situated on Hwy 41 in Griffith, Ontario. Griffith is located at the bottom of the Ottawa Valley, in Eastern Ontario.

This is a very beautiful part of the Valley.  It is filled with waterways teeming with fish. The surrounding forest areas are abundant with wildlife.  Conservation areas have rare flora in protected areas.

The area is home to permanent residents as well as recreational seasonals.  We are grateful to one and all for their volunteerism and support for the Lions Club fund raising events.

The Denbigh-Griffith Lions Club was formed in the Fall of 1997 with meetings held at the Pine Valley Restaurant in Griffith.

After having three or four informal meetings with informative videos on the work of the Lions in the world Past District Governor Roger Lacroix came from Kincardin to help us with our goals.  Lion Roger is the Extension Staff Representative for the Lions Clubs International in Oakbrook, Ill.(Head Office).

Denbigh-Griffith Lions Club was officially chartered on Saturday, February 21, 1998 at the Griffith Recreational Centre with 25 members. The Guest Speaker was International Director, Lion Gilles Melancon, who came from Repentigny, Quebec. There were 135 in attendance from across our District A-3.  Also in attendance was LIon Tom Renk who is Extension Membership Divisional manager from Oakbrook, Ill.  We were honored to have Lion Tom with us.

Our very first activity within our community was in December 1997 as a Lions Club we traveled to twenty or more homes of Shut-ins and Senior Citizens to sing Christmas Carols and give out candles made by one of our members.  This was a very moving experience which we continue to do each year.

Since then our Lions Club has continued to work to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves both here at home and in communities around the world.


Denbigh-Griffith Lions Club Orientation Folder

In the past 10 years the Denbigh-Griffith Lions Club have, with the generosity and support of the Community, donated to the following major charities:

Renfrew Victoria Hospital, $25,000
Renfrew Hospice, $25,000
Renfrew Victoria Hospital Cat Scan $5000
Lakeland Family Health Team $25,000 over 5 years
Also on a yearly basis the following charities receive donations from us:
CNIB, Camp Banting(Diabetes), Camp Dorset(Kidney Disease),
Camp Trillium(Cancer), Canadian Cancer Society(Daffodil Tea),
Community Med. Assist, Diabetes Association, Disaster Relief(Local),
Dog Guides(Canada), Heart Institute,  Highlander, Lake Joseph Center(Blind),
Leader Dog(USA), Lions Club Intl. Foundation, Lions Home for the Deaf,
Northbrook Legion, Samaritan’s Purse,
Trillium Gift of Life Network(Organ donation), Valley Heritage Radio,
Youth Committee(District A3 project), Nappanee Lions Hearing Machine,
Trenton Memorial Hospital-Lions Laser Project, Bursary to Students
At Christmas time we do not forget our neighbors in need and we supply numerous Christmas Baskets (Turkey and Trimmings) to the Community.
Pledged $1000.00 in support of the relief efforts of Lions Clubs International in response to the 7.0 earthquake that struck the impoverished Carribbean nation of Haiti.



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