May 17, 2013
New Lion Joins at Dinner Meeting
The Lions Club was pleased to welcome our newest Lion, Terilynn Brown, at our dinner meeting on May 16th. Terilynn joins us as our 39th active member and is already gettting into the swing of things, taking on the Queen's Pageant Committee for Old Home Week. Warmest welcome to Terilynn to the club that serves.
The dinner meeting was presided over by soon-to-be King Lion Rob
Our newest Lion, Terilynn Brown lights the 39th candle under the watchful eye of her sponsor, Lion David
May 8, 2013
Get up to Date With Lions Quarterly
See how Lions are quietly making an impact internationally.
May 9, 2013
PLAY LIONS TV AND INTERNET BINGO
Play Parrsboro Lions Club Cable TV and Internet Bingo Tuesdays on channel 5 and www.parrsborolionsbingo.ca Good Luck to all and thanks for playing and supporting Lions Bingo. "We Serve" because We Care. Proudly serving your community since 1946.
April 18, 2013
LIONS PARTICIPATE AGAIN IN ID PROGRAMME
King Lion Jerry and Lion Jackie assisted the RCMP in conducting the fingerprint ID programme again this year. They have started with Advocate Harbour and will be doing the fingerprinting in Parrsboro in the near future.
Front: Maggie Strong, Constable Stocker, Holly Berry, Avery Gordon
Rear: Lion Jackie Boutilier, King Lion Jerry Boutilier, Teacher Kim MacGillvary
April 15, 2013
LIONS ELECT NEW OFFICERS 2013 - 2014
The following is the slate of officers elected to serve for the next year.
President Lion Rob Bentley
Past President Lion Jerry Boutilier
1st Vice Lion Gary Nymark
2nd Vice Lion Lloyd Smith
3rd Vice Lion Shirley Hurley
Secretary Lion Jackie Boutilier
Treasurer Lion Brian Brewer
Lion Tamer Lion Bruce Shaw
Tail Twister Lion David Quinn
2nd Year Director Lion Sharlene Lake
Lion Greg Matthews
Lion Troy Melanson
Lion Merton Kay
1st Year Director Lion John Lucas
Lion Sarah Hartman
Lion Doreen Kay
Lion Crystal Melanson
Membership Chair Lion Ralph DeVille
Safety Officer Lion Lawrence Nicoll
Leo Advisor Lion Cheryl Johnson
Rink Chair Lion Trevor Legere
Public Relations Lion David Towns
Lion Lawrence Nicoll
April 13, 2013
LIONS DOG GUIDES FEATURED IN TWO NEW VIDEOS
A project in which our Leo Club is involved has been featured on two new videos outling the good that is done by Lions in supporting the training of dog guides.
Well worth the few minutes to watch.
April 11, 2013
PLAY LIONS BINGO
Play Parrsboro Lions Club Cable TV and Internet Bingo Tuesday April 16th on channel 5 and www.parrsborolionsbingo.ca Jackpot is $1600.00 in 56 calls or less and the Cookie Jar is $3299.00. Good Luck to all and thanks for playing and supporting Lions Bingo. "We Serve" because We Care. Proudly serving your community since 1946.
April 8, 2013
IT MAKES ONE PROUD TO BE A LION
Be sure to check out this video of former US President Jimmy Carter speaking on his pride and pleasure in being a Lion.
March 28, 2013
NEW ZONE CHAIRMAN ELECTED
In a recent election for Zone Chairman the candidates, past King Lion Drew Fraser, Springhill,(left) and Amherst secretary lion Dan Yarymowich (right) Conducting the election was the present Zone Chairman, Lion Rubin Millard, Amherst (centre).
Both candidates for the position spoke to the members attending from Parrsboro, Springhill and Amherst clubs about what they have to offer for the position.
After a close election lion Dan Yarmowich was declared the winner where he will represent, Amherst, Springhill, Parrsboro and Oxford clubs for our district.
March 27, 2013
SPRINGHILL LIONS TO START A LEO CLUB
Received some wonderful news from the Springhill 2011 Lions Club. They are going to start a Leo Club. Now our Leo Club will have another Leo club to share ideas and have fun together. Congratulations Springhill Lions.
March 27, 2013
LONG TIME LION LEWIS BROWN RECOGNIZED
Photo courtesy of F Hartman
Volunteering may be a thankless job most of the time, but not always. Lewis Brown found that out on March 26.
Brown, a longtime member of volunteer causes both high profile (the Parrsboro Lions Club -more than 40 years) and low (the Parrsboro and Area Food Bank) received a raucous ovation from the large crowd gathered at town hall for a ceremony honouring him as Parrsboro’s 2013 volunteer representative of the year.
Write up by Andrew Wagstaff, Cumberland News
March 16, 2013
PARRSBORO CANDIDATE WINS ZONE LEVEL SPEAK OUT CONTEST
Sarah Colpitts, one of two representatives from the Parrsboro Lions Club, won the Zone level competition of the annual Speak Out contest at a 'speak off' this morning at the Lions Den in Amherst. Sarah will now go at the end of April to Sydney for the next level of competition for all Zones.
Sarah accepts her certificate and cash award from Zone Speak Out Chairman Rubin Millard
The Zone organization arranged for three neutral judges, a timer and two persons willing to pose questions to each speaker.
From L to R, questioners Barry Patriquin and Dan Yarymowich, timer Michael Millard,
and judges Jeff DeGannes, Robert Small and Val Currier
L to R Morgan Brine (3rd) Sarah Colpitts (1st) Destiny Hoeg (2nd)
with Zone Speak Out Chairman Rubin Millard
February 21, 2013
ANNUAL SPEAK OUT CONTEST HELD
The Lions Club was privileged this evening to be witness to two poised and wonderful young women who participated in the annual Speak Out public speaking competition. Destiny Hoeg and Sarah Colpitts gave talks on two widely divergent and equally interesting topics.
Our panel of 'officials kept close eye on the proceedings.
From L to R Greg Matthews (timer) Sharlene Lake (judge) Crystal Melanson (head judge) Carolyn Henwood (judge) and Mary McPhee (official inquisitor)
Destiny's talk on international airport conspiracies caught everyone's attention
Sarah enlightened us all on the effects of social media on our lives
Both girls spoke with confidence and an intimate knowledge on the subjects of their choice, making the decision of the judges extremely difficult. The final scores of the two were incredibly close, however Sarah took home the first prize. Both girls will now proceed on to the Zone competition in Amherst on March 16th. The only part of that notice that dismayed them somewhat was the fact that the Zone competition would begin at 9:00 in the morning! Congratulations to both these remarkable young women and best wishes for the competition at the Zone level.
Our thanks to our Speak Out committee of Lions David Towns, Crystal Melanson and Sarah Hartman for putting the event together. Many, many thanks to our panel of judges and 'officials' without whom this would not have been possible, to Lawrence Nichol for recording the event in pictures, and finally to Lion Rob Bentley who made it technically possible to broadcast the proceedings live on Cable 5 and to stream live on the internet, possibly the first time this has been accomplished in the province. (and yes, we did have one person watch it all live, online)
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February 21, 2013
Dog Guides on the Rick Mercer Report
The Parrsboro Leos organize this walk to raise funds for Guide Dogs every year. Make sure you watch on Tuesday (it is after Bingo) Don't miss it!
We are very excited to announce that Lions Foundation of Canada and its Dog Guide programs are featured on the next Rick Mercer Report! Be sure to watch next Tuesday, February 26th on CBC at 8:00 p.m, 8:30 in NL.
THE RICK MERCER REPORT is in its 10th season with over 1.7 million Canadians tuned into Mercer weekly, and 7 million Canadians were reached over last season... that's one in five Canadians.
February 8, 2013
VDG FRANK HARTMAN RECOGNIZED
VDG FRANK HARTMAN receiving his Crystal Pin for the International President Membership Achievement Award for 2011-2012 from King Lion Jerry. Congratulations to Frank for his dedicated service to Lionism
January 21, 2013
NEW MEMBERS JOIN THE LIONS
At the January 17th Parrsboro Lions Supper meeting, three new members were inducted
Lion Frank Hartman reads them in as new Lions Ron Forbes, April Meldrum and William Atkinson with there Lions presenters David Quinn and Jerry Boutlier stand ready
Each new Lion lights and adds their candle to represent the total number of members.
New Lion April Meldrum has the bib passed to her from outgoing Baby Lion Alexander Lich making her (as newest Member) the new Baby Lion with special privileges
(All photos courtesy of Lawrence Nicholl)
December 21, 2012
LEOS SERVE THE COMMUNITY
Once again this year the Leos got together and held a cookie making meeting, baking and decorating them before taking them to the seniors and Care Centre in order to bring some seasonal smiles to their faces.
Once again this wonderful group of young Lions prove that "We Serve" is more than just words to them. They do actively go out into the community and find ways in which they can serve.
Leos at the Care Centre delivering their cookies to the delight of the residents
Is it any wonder that our Leos were awarded the recognition as the best Leo Club in the province? Congratulations to all the great young people and to Lion Cheryl who does so much as their advisor and mentor.
King Lion Jerry presents a well deserved award. Congratulations to all.
December 18, 2012
Lions Celebrate Christmas
Happy faces at 'happy hour' as Lions gather to socialize
On Friday December 14th Lions gathered at the Lions Den to celebrate the season among club members. Doing things slightly differently this year, the dinner/party took on a 'potluck' format, making the gathering less formal and more celebratory.
The 'potluck' format proved hugely successful with everyone eating absolutely too much!
Once again this year Rob and Patti provided the musical entertainment to the delight of all present. Much laughter followed the blind exchange of gits as they were handed out by random lottery ably assisted by OHW Lions Queen Audriana.
Lion Jackie makes her selection under the watchful eye of OHW Queen Audriana
A wonderful evening, being able to celebrate the Christmas season among fellow Lions.
Rob and Patti's music got feet moving as everyone 'partied hearty'
(All photos courtesy Lion Lawrence Nicholl)
December 8, 2012
Lions and Leos in Santa Claus Parade
It was a perfect crisp, clear evening for this year's Santa Claus parade and once again the Lions were well represented by their eyecatching float, with King Lion Jerry, OHW Queen Audriana, members of the Leos all volunteering to sit in the cold while other Leos paraded beside them, handing out treats to the children along the route.
(Photograph courtesy of Betty Ann Dewitt)
Musical accompaniment for the float was provided by Lion Rob who, with freezing fingers, played guitar and led all in a series of carols and other Christmas songs, adding to the festive feeling along the way.
(Photograph courtesy of Betty Ann Dewitt)
The float was decorate that afternoon by several Lions and Leos, all once again contributing their time and energies to live up to the motto "We Serve"
November 30, 2012
Old Home Week Queen attends and assists at Tree Lighting
Parrsboro Lions can be well pleased to know that our Old Home Week Queen Audriana was very much in evidence at the Tree Lighting, representing the town and club so very well.
And by the way, Audriana is also a member of the Parrsboro Citizens' Choir and added her voice to the carols sung this evening.
November 10, 2012
LIONS CELEBRATE WORLD SERVICE DAY WITH SONG
A great day to be a Lion. What better way to celebrate Lions International World Service Day than in song.... all day. Lions visited three seniors residences over the course of the day playing and singing.. and hopefully entertaining. It was so gratifying to see folks joining in singing along, clapping, even dancing a little but the best of all were the smiles.
Each residence made sure we were treated to a snack
What a great way to live up to our motto "We Serve"
And while some Lions were providing song, others spent their time delivering fruit baskets and paying visits to others who are less able to get about the community.
Parrsboro Lions club's King Lion Jerry presents a fruit basket full of fruit and chocolate to PDG Elmer Ling as part of a World Service Day Project.
November 5, 2012
LIONS TV BINGO GETS IN THE 'SPIRIT
Lion Shirely shows great good humour calling TV Bingo the Tuesday prior to Hallowe'en
Who says you can't have fun at Bingo with the Lions?
October 23, 2012
INSTALLATION OF ICE IN ARENA NEARING COMPLETION
Once again Lions serve their community as they get the ice into the Arena, in preparation for opening on October 26th. All of the painting, including the basic white, the lines and the logos are done by Lions with the assistance of some highly talented and motivated parents. The addition of curling sheet markings this year is making the task a little more complex but Lions are not deterred.
Painting the ice surface takes a lot of time by many dedicated volunteers who do not mind their knees being frozen
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