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Us older generation still use cheques and/or cash, not so old generation use e- transfers, well today was a new experience using a Interac e-Transfer  by email.


I have now set up a direct deposit for e-transfer to the T-D bank to pay for your 2019 convention registration , send to if you wish to us it, along with your registration form(s)


I hope it works, if you need a registration form, please contact me




Back to School for Dog Guides 
Dog Guides in training had a busy summer mastering course content in Independence, Mobility, and Safety! 
Now, with school back in session you can help support them this fall with everything else they need to succeed. With your help, you can ensure everybody has an A+ experience. 

Check out a few of the items on Dog Guides' back-to-school list:


Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides 
152 Wilson Street Oakville, ON L6K 0G6
Phone: 905-842-2891 Toll Free: 1-800-768-3030


It's John Morris your Leader Dogs For The Blind chair. Now that a new Lions year has started I just wanted you to know that I am available to come and speak at your clubs about the fantastic Leader Dog school. Also my Wife Lyn and I are doing a fund raiser for Leader Dogs. This is a basket with 2 stuffed Leader Dog Puppies. 1 is a yellow Lab and 1 is a black Lab. The basket also has a blanket in it as well as some dog treats and a dog travel bag. People can bid $2.00 and up and we will make the draw at the convention here in Peterborough in April but you do not have to be there to win. Thank you very much.
Respectfuly submited
Leader Dogs For The Blind chair,
John Morris




Their presentations will renew your Lion spirit at meals & during 2 special presentations!


This year's fantastic array of seminars will provide you with information you can use in to improve your own life

& your clubs.




for the  club members that  wish to take advantage of the $ 16.00 discount by registering for the 2019 District A-3 convention before October 1st , 2018



Terry Fox Run
The Terry Fox Run is on Sunday September 16th. I would like to thank those who have already donated. Lion Dave Gibson and I have pledge sheets and can still collect at next weeks meeting.If you would like to make a pledge online to any of our team members or join our team go to WWW.TerryFox.ORG and follow these steps. 

Select Terry Fox Run

To Donate

1. select - To a Participant

2. select - Individual or Run team search

3. select - to donate to a participant enter persons name or to donate to the team enter Newcastle Lions

4. Location is Clarington

5. select - persons or team name at the bottom of the page and follow instructions

To Join

1. Select Register for a Run-

2. Find a Terry Fox Team at bottom of page (Ontario , Site Clarington)

2. Sign Up

3. Create Login

4, Join Run Team- Newcastle Lions

5. Select Newcastle Lions and follow instructions


If you have any questions please let me know.

Thank You 

Lion Ken, Chair Terry Fox Run


Terry Fox Run

How will your club help stop diabetes in its tracks?

Our Diabetes Service Journey website is a huge hit. One lucky Lion already won a Fitbit Charge 2, and we’re getting a great response to our poll questions. More importantly, Lions and Leos worldwide are learning why we need to rally in service around the fight against diabetes.

Please encourage your club members to learn about diabetes, and plan at least one service activity. People who have diabetes need lots of family and community support.

We look forward to learning about the steps you’re taking when you report your diabetes service activities. Until then, please explore the Diabetes Service Journey website where you and your club members can:

1. Enter our second monthly contest to win a Fitbit Charge 2.

2. Share your views in our second monthly poll question.

3. Upload and view pictures in our global gallery.

4. And much, much more!

Thank you for taking steps to fight diabetes as an LCI leader!


Register for New Voices Webinars

New Voices October 8, 2018

The New Voices team would like to encourage every club and district to organize a service activity, involving women. Let women take the lead, plan and execute an innovative service project. Then share the activity on the New Voices Facebook page, “Lions New Voices,” and get rewarded!

For more details and available grants, visit our website,

More Info.

Are You Curious????

Just A Little????

New FundRaising Idea

Patti Hill Fundraiser Sept 15, 2018

Tickets are selling quickly and MUST be purchased by September 1

We're thrilled to announce that together we raised $1,256,420 to help give Canadians a new leash on life!
We are incredibly thankful to
our title sponsor 
Pet Valu
and supporting sponsors
VIA Rail Canada,
Rayment & Collins and 
Cadillac Fairview.
Thanks to our sponsors, 100 per cent of the funds raised will go directly to the Foundation. We're also very grateful to our foster families, Walk organizers, walkers and volunteers that participated in the
Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides.
Thanks to the success of the Walk, the Lions Foundation of Canada can continue to assist Canadians with a medical or physical disability by providing highly trained Dog Guides at no cost.
A big congratulations goes out to this year's prize winners:
  • Linda Kittmer, winner of the grand prize of a $1,000 Via Rail Credit voucher and Samsung tablet
  • John Bell, winner of an iconic Hudson's Bay blanket
  • Shelly Brown, winner of a six month membership to GoodLife Fitness
We can't wait until next year's Walk!
Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides 
152 Wilson Street Oakville, ON L6K 0G6
Phone: 905-842-2891 Toll Free: 1-800-768-3030

Tour Italy In Style

Time is flying by so quickly.   I can’t believe it is almost a month since our International Convention in Las Vegas.   Now that we are settling in to our New Lion’s Year, we would like to provide you with information to make it easier to attend the

2019 Lions International Convention in Milan.


Most attendees will want to make the most of their time in Italy and see as much of this beautiful country while they are there.  We have made this process the easiest ever to participate in a Pre/Post Tour, Group Tours or individual vacations.


We have set up a booking engine to make this process as easy as possible.  Attached are some instructions that can help you along the way.


Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions.


Warmest regards,

PDG Rose Marie Spatafore

Preferred Tour Operator Pre/Post Tours LCI Milan Convention



Rose Marie Spatafore

Rose Marie’s Travel, LLC

4 Roundtree Drive

Ansonia, CT  06401

Office: 203-446-9150

Cell- 203-641-4476


Diabetes Service Journey Contest !!  Click to Win!!!

District Newsletter contact

This year Lion Gerry Quick ( is putting together the District Newsletter. 
Please help Lion Gerry by sending him good news stories about your club and/or your members. Be sure to include photos complete with the names of the people in the photos. Also send him upcoming events or anything positive and exciting happening in your club.
Thank you in advance and I look forward reading about your clubs in the Newsletter.


Thank you,

Lori Loucks
Cabinet Secretary 2018-19

July 25th
Location: Lion Steve Couplands home 150 North Street Newcastle
Cost: $20 per person
Start time: 6:00pm arrival and dinner at 6:30 pm
Please bring cutlery,plates,drinks and lawn chairs for yourselves.
Guests and potential members are welcome
Please notify the secretary before July 20th if you are attending plus any guests

Almost a year ago, Lions Clubs International began the gradual roll-out of the MyLion mobile phone app to members around the world. Since then, we’ve worked with leaders like you to gain valuable feedback, enhance the MyLion app, and build its web browser companion.

Starting this month, we will initiate the next step in our MyLion plan- identifying regions around the globe to gradually test the version of MyLion that works in web browsers. This is the version of MyLion that will eventually replace MyLCI for service activity reporting – but not until it’s fully ready and Lions have had a chance to receive training. As we announced in our prior communication, we are going to ensure that Lion leaders, the Global Action Team, and officers are fully trained prior to a final global release.

Over the next few quarters, we will test-release MyLion in certain localities prior to a full global release.

We will use this approach to:

  • Conduct testing to help identify technical considerations for release planning and give Lions the opportunity to participate in feedback groups.

  • Collect and methodically apply our Global Action Team leadership’s feedback and the feedback from test users.

  • Ensure that every member has adequate time to learn the MyLion system before transitioning service activity reporting from MyLCI to MyLion.

You will receive advanced notification when MyLion on the web is ready to release in your region, along with training, guides, and other resources to support your test of the system. Until then, please continue to use MyLCI or your local system for service activity reporting.

Countries that use eMMR reporting systems will receive personalized communications and instructions in the coming weeks.

The following link will provide you with a Frequently Asked Questionsguide to assist you as you communicate with members and respond to their inquiries. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions and feedback.


Thank you for your continued leadership and support.


Bala Balachander, Chief of Technology

Lions Foundation of Canada Graduates  
203 Dog Guides in 2018  
June graduation marked major achievement for the foundation
Lions Foundation of Canada graduated over 200 Dog Guides by the end of their 2017-2018 fiscal year. This will be the first time the foundation graduates such a high number of Dog Guides in one year. Dog Guides are provided to Canadians with physical and medical disabilities at no cost.
"Graduating 200 Dog Guides has been in our strategic planning goal for many years," says Sandy Turney, Executive Director of the foundation. "We know the demand for Dog Guides has increased and thanks to our donors, volunteers and growing staff, this large increase will help keep up with an always growing demand while providing highly trained Dog Guides"
The 200 Dog Guide goal was part of the Opening Doors campaign which included facility expansions, additional staffing and raising important revenue.  This places the Canadian organization on the worldwide stage as a major provider of highly trained service dogs - something the foundation is very proud of. With seven programs in place, Canadians with disabilities are offered the opportunity to find greater independence, mobility and safety through the help of a Dog Guide.
Thanks to financial support from Lions Clubs, corporations, individuals and the successful Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides, a total of 203 Dog Guides graduated. While each Dog Guide costs an average of $25,000, they are provided free of charge to qualifying Canadians. Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides receives no government funding and relies solely on donations from individuals, corporations, and fundraising activities.
Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides 
Phone: 905-842-2891 Toll Free: 1-800-768-3030

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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