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Incoming President Debra gave  "Billie"  the goat medal to Lion Robert Pascoe that he keeps until he successfully gets a potential new member to attend a meeting. The medal will be passed on to another Lion once he is successful.

We will be having Pizza and Wings for our dinner portion of the meeting on
July 27th.  
The dinner cost is $10.00 per hungry Lion.
Please RSVP as soon as you can if you will be attending the dinner.
Please remember hungry friends and family are always welcome.
Our meal will consist of free pizzas from Boston Pizza plus Chicken wings, Caesar salad, veggies/ dip and dessert. The cost of the meal will be $10.00.
We still need our normal headcount

All committee chairs should make their annual report.


Canadian Multiculturalism Day

On November 13, 2002, the Government of Canada, by Royal Proclamation, desig-
nated June 27 of each year as Canadian Multiculturalism Day.

Canadian Multiculturalism Day is an opportunity to celebrate our diversity and our

commitment to democracy, equality and mutual respect and to appreciate the contri-
butions of the various multicultural groups and communities to Canadian society.

Don’t forget to wish your neighbours, coworkers, staff, family and friends, a happy
multiculturalism day.


National Lightning Safety Awareness Week

June 24 - 30, 2018

National Lightning Safety Awareness week was started in 2001, in the U.S., to call attention to this underrated killer. Since then, U.S. lightning fatalities have dropped from about 50 per year to about 30. This reduction in fatalities is largely due to greater awareness of the lightning danger, and people seeking safety when thunderstorms threaten. During National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, we encourage you to learn more about lightning and lightning safety.  It is estimated that Earth as a whole is struck by an average of more than a hundred light-ning bolts every second. The odds of becoming a lightning victim in the U.S. in any one year is 1 in 700,000. The odds of being struck in your lifetime is 1 in 3,000. Most people do not realize that they can be struck by lightning even when the center of a thunderstorm is 10 miles (16 kilometers) away and there are blue skies overhead. Did you know that rubber shoes do nothing to protect you from lightning? That talking on the telephone is the leading cause of lightning injuries inside the home? That standing under a tall tree is one of the most dangerous places to take shelter?





Good afternoon one and all, 


Thanks for all your submissions, pictures and stories for the March newsletter.  Just a brief reminder that the deadline date for our fourth and final Governor’s Newsletter for 2018-19  is coming soon.   Please send to me via email (stories word format) and (pictures jpeg format)  by the deadline date - Monday, June 4th.  Distribution will be a date soon after the Cabinet Meeting on June 10th.  Thank you.


Yours in Lionism,

Lion Karen Christopher, Editor

(905) 983-5851

Newcastle Lions 
It is time to support our community

by having our annual food drive. 

Summer is the time the food bank is in most need as there are

No donation holidays.

Please Help this Great Cause!!!

It only takes less than 90 minutes. 

Edward Street Area east of Mill.

Last time in that area was 2012.
Drop off bags: Monday, May 28 at 6:15 pm

( meet in Tim Horton's parking lot)
Pickup bags: Saturday, June 2 beginning at 10 am 

( meet at Tim Horton's)
You can volunteer for one day or both. 

Pickup of course is always harder.
Please email or text cell or telephone me NOT Ken if you can help. If you text please indicate who it is in text.  The number of volunteers will determine how successful our collection will be.
Thank you, Linda
905 999 2641 cell  905 446 0360 home

The Newcastle Lions Club 2018 Mystery Bus 


The bus will be leaving the den at 7pm sharp

on TUESDAY May 15th

This is different from the regular meeting night because of booking issues. 

Those that would like to attend, but cannot quite make the 7pm deadline, let me (Paul) know and I will tell you where to get yourself to for 7.30pm.

We will be back at the den between 9.30 and 10pm

This years Mystery location is quite unique and is very new.  I promise you that the meal will be excellent.  The cost is $20 a head – u only get to go free if you don’t have your head with you. 

The dress should be business casual 

(Club shirts are always good).


I need to know numbers by 3pm Wednesday May 9th.  Please support this outing.  Our pricing has been built on 30 of us attending.  Partners are welcome.

Samuel Wilmot Nature Trail Planting of Wildflowers

This event is on May 26th starting at 11am.

The objective is to plant various species of plants for bees and butterflies.

Mchappy Day May 2nd

If you would like to volunteer for Mchappy day in Newcastle

please contact Robin Burns at 905-432-6319

Proceeds are going to Grandview Kids.


"If we don’t change,

we don’t grow.

If we don’t grow,

we aren’t really living. "

Gail Sheehy,

Author, Journalist, Lecturer

Club Quality Initiative Program

Change is critical for each club.

By understanding our current operation,

identifying areas that may be improved

and taking measured steps

to accomplish our goals,

every club can be even better


is excited to be hosting the

Special Olympics High School Provincial Meet in May 

and the

Peterborough Special Olympics Committee


looking for volunteers for the weekend.  

More than 1,000 high school athletes from ages 13 to 21 and coaches from Ontario, Canada and the United States will compete on behalf of their school at venues across the city from

May 29 to 31, 2018 

in five sports: basketball, bocce, floor hockey, soccer and track and field.

Lion Theresa Hewitt 

Chair District A-3 Special Olympics Committee




Attention Newcastle Lions Members 

The Chicken BBQ needs you! 

Please let Lion Joyce know if you’re available to help at the BBQ

on Sunday May 6, 2017. 

We need members to help during the day with set up and food preparation, and Lions for various duties for each of the two sittings and clean-up.

Contact Lion Joyce with your availability


call or text  905-404-5501

You can also volunteer to sell tickets!!

Contact Lion Linda Bray or Lion
 if you need tickets.


Day of Service
April 21, 2018
9am - 1pm
MacDonalds parking lot 
Week of Service 2018 - Road Clean Up

McDonald's Newcastle would be delighted to provide the Newcastle Lions "Clean Up" Crew

a Free Coffee after your clean up on Saturday April 21st


Rob Hollinger, the General Manager at the restaurant, and his team will be pleased to welcome you and are thankful for your efforts in our community.


Soper Creek Rescue Center Guest Speaker


Vinnie will be 2 in June

1. Vinnie has 30,000 quills which cannot be "shot at you".

2. The barbs on the quills are activated by blood.

3.  In mating season, male porcupines urinate on themselves to attract females.... yuck!


The Warsaw and District Lions Club

 "Cruise Nights 2018"

The Lions Park - Warsaw

 Every Wednesday 6pm to 8pm

 (Weather Permiting)

From May 23 to Aug 29, 2018

 Classic Cars, Motorcycles

The General Public are welcome

 BBQ, 50/50, Prizes and more...






50th Anniversary Celebration: 

Enter the Together We Can Contest Series: Disaster Relief Edition

Fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other disasters often make the headlines, but we don’t always hear about the amazing efforts of organizations that sweep in immediately to help people and communities rebuild. 

Since its founding in 1968, LCIF emergency and catastrophe grants have been spurring Lions into swift action in disaster-torn regions worldwide, delivering supplies, clearing debris, setting up shelters, and otherwise helping victims survive shock and loss and regain independence.

The Together We Can Contest: Disaster Relief Edition gives you exciting ways to enter and learn how LCIF delivers relief and recovery to disaster victims worldwide.

Be sure to enter now and you could win an exclusive LCIF 50th Anniversary medal, plus an invitation to LCIF recognition events at the Lions Clubs International Convention in Las Vegas (travel and convention registration not included). 


Lakeridge Health is Looking for Your Input

Please complete a brief survey to inform the future of Durham Region’s acute care system

Durham Region -- As Lakeridge Health evolves as a five-hospital regional system of acute care, it must ensure it can meet the health care needs of the communities it serves today and into the future. To help guide how and where health care services will be delivered over the next 20 years and beyond, Lakeridge Health is developing a Master Plan, which is a roadmap for the future of care delivery in Durham Region.

Significant consultation is underway to collect insights from Lakeridge Health’s patients, their families, residents of Durham Region, as well as staff, partners and others who are interested in the future of the regional system of acute care. To complement this process, today, an online survey is being released to collect the perspectives of the following people:

  1. Patients, families and residents of Durham region:
  2. Health service providers and partners of Lakeridge Health:
  3. Lakeridge Health Staff and Team Members:

Please spend 10-15 minutes to complete this survey before March 11, 2018, and kindly send the links to the survey to those in your network. The results of the survey will be analyzed and included in the master planning process.


Quick Facts:

  • Lakeridge Health is a regional acute care system with hospitals in Ajax, Bowmanville, Oshawa, Port Perry and Whitby, as well as more than a dozen community health locations across Durham Region. In addition to being a regional cancer treatment centre, Lakeridge Health also specializes in regional mental health, eye care and nephrology services.
  • With a team of more than 5,000 staff and 650 doctors, Lakeridge Health provides safe, quality care to residents from across Durham Region.
  • Lakeridge Health is undertaking extensive community consultations to seek input from the residents of Durham and its stakeholders, such as its funders, provider partners, and local leadership, to inform its long term planning from January to March 2018.


For more information contact:

Lakeridge Health Communications

T. 905.576.8711 extension 4317

Read this news update on our website

View more General notifications.



Lions Tom and Carl cleanup of Adopt-A-Road north of the village - May 14/17

And afterwards at McDonalds

And all the additional Lion's helpers afterward at McDonald's



:- Annual Fall Festival  Pics- 1st Saturday in October
The Newcastle Lions Club Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides will take place Saturday, Oct. 7.  Sign-in is at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. at the Newcastle Community Hall, 20 King Ave. W. People can walk with their dogs, strollers, and kids. Registered walkers get a goodie bag, and a hotdog and pop. Pledge sheets can be picked up by calling 905-987-5239 or going online to to register as a walker. All of the pledge money raised from the walk goes directly to the Dog Guide training programs.


Please join us for Newcastle Lions 22nd Annual Lions Foundation of Canada Walk for Dog Guides

on 1st Saturday of October. See Pet Valu site for more details.

Registration opens at 8:00 AM - Walk starts at 9:00 AM

100% of the funds raised will be sent to the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guide Programs.  They trains dog guides to assist the blind, hearing, special skills, seizure response, autism, and diabetic alert.

The cost of training a Dog Guide is over $25,000.00.  Dog Guides are free to qualified recipients.

We were the 7th largest in fundraising for this purpose in CANADA.

For more information call Jean Graham 905-987-5239 or



PAST EVENTS :- Terry Fox Run Sep 23/12 - Lions Ken, Harold, Tom B and David




See us on our Lions Facebook Group Page -  Click here

Pitch-In day at Lions Trail - Apr 28, 2012


            Memorial Forest - Oct 26

This is what we do .....   Service to our Newcastle community

The LC October work party gang                                            Put our new member Tom to work






 Walk for Dog Guides-2009                                 Hot Dog BBQ - October Fall Festival

  Memorial Forest - Dedication Day                     Stan Powell Family

Click on this link for more ......

Dedication of trees in the Forest[]=128519

 See  Newcastle ON Wikipedia Website ........ Newcastle On.

Regular Club Meetings - Second and Fourth Wednesday's



See the Calendar

 Lions Club Recent Events:

Annual Corn Roast (July) - Fun for all Lion Members

Annual Dog Guide Walk (October)- Another $20,000+ raised for LCIF Dog Guides

Annual Steak BBQ Night (August)- Fun for all Lions & Guests

Memorial Forest - Forest is full - all trees are dedicated on Cobbledick Rd.

Annual Millionaires Night -   November  - $1000.00 Prize

Annual Santa Claus Parade - Lions float and selling Buttons to support the parade

Lions Club Annual Xmas Party

New Year's Party - Yearly fundraiser for over 30 years

Vision Screening - 4 schools - Kindergarton and SK classes

Annual Chicken BBQ fundraiser - 1st Sunday in May

Annual 'Adopt- A-Road' - Lions cleanup of RD 17 & North St. - May 

Annual Greek Night in June - Fundraiser for Lakeridge Hospital - Bowmanville

Scrap Metal Bin (All Year) - Rona Store  -275 Toronto St.


Quotes of the Month:

"If you can DREAM it, you can DO it."
    --  Walt Disney

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the
    --  Les Brown

"Aerodynamically a bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but
the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying
    --  Mary Kay Ash

"You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when.
You can only decide how you're going to live. Now."
    --  Joan Baez

"Imagination is the highest kite that one can fly."

     -- Lauren Bacall


Dogs Guides Canada provide K-9 Vision, Hearing Ear and Special Skill dogs to assist their respective owners. They assist in and around the home with daily activities.

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