Gordon Head Lions was chartered in June 1980. It originally began with 12 charter members & presently has 29 Regular members & 2 Life Members. The Charter President was Lion Nick Schutt.
GORDON HEAD LIONS CHARTER MEMBERS JUNE 30, 1980
JOHN BAKER, ALAN BENSON, DAVE BURKE, WALTER CHMIEL, DAVE FERN, HU FILLEUL,
GARTH GRAHAM, RUSS LESKIEW, JOHN MELVIN, JIM MERSTON, NICK SCHUTT, NIJYAR SHEMDIN, LEON SWALLOW, WILLIAM WOLF
On July 29th, 1980 shows in the minutes we had 7 regular members & 8 guests held at the Racquet Club of Victoria,in Gordon Head.
On October 8th, 1980 the board of directors proposed funds to be spent Pearkes Clinic, $50.00, Zone $25.00, $2.00 member per year, LCIF $1.00 member per year & $45.00 petty cash for secretarial supplies.
We have come a long way since then!
We had 2 PDG's 1 is now deceased. We have 4 PZC's in the club.
We were convinced to buy a candy floss machine (which paid for itself in the first year) then we purchased a snow cone machine & both of these machines are still operating to this day.
Gordon Head Lions was one of the first clubs in our Zone & District to invite women to join. Today the women account for 30% of our club membership.
Just a brief history of our Early days.
We meet at United Church 4201 Tyndall Avenue
2nd Wednesday Business Meeting 6:00 pm
4th Wednesdays Meeting & Dinner 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Give our Meal Chair Lion Lyn a call @ 250.721.3289.We would love to meet you!
We always have the coffee/tea pot on & Lion Doris does fabulous meals!
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