Lions Club of Perth
Our Club, The Lions Club of Perth was chartered into Lions on November 11th 1953 with a total of 60 members inducted at that time. As of today, our club is honoured to still have one of those remaining original founding charter members in our cub. Past International Director, Lion Ernie Moore who at that time was the first Perth Lions Club Secretary. Lion Ernie, through his hard work and dedication to lions over his many years in ourassociation, was recognized by the Association and rose to the prestigious position of International Director for Canada 1985 - 1987.
Over the past fifty nine years, our club has contributed significantly not only to the community in which we live but to other worthy causes throughout the world through our financial contributions to Lions Clubs International. We have also contribute significantly to numerous charities and persons who are in dire need of our assistance when requested to do so in and around the community of Perth.
The following is just a general overview of the numerous charities our club has contributed to over the years and continue to do so to this day.
The Salvation Army, The Perth Food Bank, The Great War Memorial Hospital (now in excess of $125,000.00), The Heart Institute, The Children Hospital of Eastern Ontario, The Canadian Diabetes Association, The Canadian Cancer Society, The Children Breakfast program at a local elementary school, bursaries to two high schools,four bursaries to students enrolled in Algonquin College, money for unfortunate families who have been burn out victims or have another serious need, eye glasses for very specialized need by children, collect eye glasses for third world countries, The Canadian National Institute of the Blind, Camp Dorset for persons requiring dialyses treatment and sponsored children to attend this specialized camp as well, we have also sponsor other children to attending other camps, and have purchased a dog for a person who is visually impaired.
In addition, our club donated a set of Millennium Gates to the Town of Perth which is located in Stewart Park, a soccer field at Conlon Farm and contributed monies towards pillars in conjunction with the Perth Lioness Club to the entrance of the Glass Palace at the entrance to the Perth Basin.
To date, the Lions Club of Perth remains an active club with a current membership of 43 lions and we are delighted and proud of our accomplishments.
In conclusion, the family of International Association of Lions is the largest service organization at present in excess of 1.35 million serving the less fortunate in 207 countries and geographical areas spanning the globe and continues to grow. Perth Lions Club can be proud of our association.