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THE SASKATOON MILLENNIUM LIONS CLUB

 

HISTORY

 

 

Chartered June 22, 1999

 

Chartered with 22 members: Gerald Adams (deceased), Brenda Armstrong, Tom Armstrong, Max Berscheid, Darren Boser, Lorin Byrnes (deceased), Wilf Eichorst (deceased), Phil Fincati, Robb Hanson, Veronica Hintze, Cheryl Grummett, Ken Grummett, Deleyne Kerfoot, Henry Letourneau, Trudy Letourneau, Denis Milhousen, Donna Morton, Ken Morton, Kelly Regush, Joanne Remillard (deceased), Roly Remillard (deceased), Trevor Waring. Members in bold are still members of our club.

We are in Zone 4 along with clubs from Borden, Colonsay, Dundurn,  Kenaston,  Martensville,  Saskatoon Downtown, Saskatoon Millennium, Saskatoon Nutana.

We are in District 5 SKN and Multiple District 5 which includes Saskatchewan, North Dakota and South Dakota.

 

Presidents:

 

            June 22, 1999 to June 30, 2000        Roly Remillard (Charter

                                                                        President)

            July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001           Roly Remillard

            July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002           Ken Morton

            July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003           Joanne Remillard

             July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004           Ken Grummett

             July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005           Ken Grummett

            July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006           Roly Remillard

             July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007           Ken Grummett

             July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008           Gerry Detillieux

             July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009           Tom Armstrong

             July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010           Tom Armstrong

             July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011            Jim MacPherson

             July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012             Clint Simpkins

             July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013             Clint Simpkins

             July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014              Joanne Dwernychuk

             July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015              Joanne Dwernychuk

             July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016              Murray Rudolph

               July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017                     Murray Rudolph

               July 1, 2017 to June 30. 2018                     Aaron Simpkins

               July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019                     Aaron Simpkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secretaries:


           June 22, 1999 to June 30, 2000        Ken Grummett (Charter

                                                                       Secretary)

           July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001           Ken Grummett

           July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002           Ken Grummett

          July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003           Ken Grummett

          July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004           Ross Millar

          July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005           Joanne Remillard

          July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006           Jim MacPherson

           July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007          Jim MacPherson

           July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008          Jim MacPherson

           July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009          Brenda Armstrong

           July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010          Brenda Armstrong 

            July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011          Sara Simpkins

            July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012          Sara Simpkins 

            July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013          Sara Simpkins

            July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014         Ken Grummett

            July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015         Ken Grummett

           July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016         Ken Grummett

           July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017         Sara Simpkins

             July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018          Sara Simpkins

           July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019         Tom Armstrong 

Treasurers:

             June 22, 1999 to June 30, 2000        Ken Morton (Charter

                                                                         Treasurer)

           July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001           Ken Morton

           July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002            Trudy Letourneau

           July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003           Trudy Letourneau

           July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004           Trudy Letourneau

           July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005           Trudy Letourneau

           July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006           Trudy Letourneau

            July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007           Roly Remillard

            July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008           Roly Remillard

            July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009           Ken Grummett

            July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010           Ken Grummett

            July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011           Brenda Armstrong

            July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012           Brenda Armstrong

            July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013           Ken Grummett 

            July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014           Brenda Armstrong 

            July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015           Brenda Armstrong 

            July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016           Brenda Armstrong  

            July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017          Megan Olson

            July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018          Megan Olson 

            July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019          Megan Olson 

Past District Governors: Roly Remillard, Lion Ken Grummett (MD5 Saskatchewan Rep. 2012 - 2013), Lion Tom Armstrong  (MD5 Saskatchewan Rep. 2014- 2015).

2011 - 2012 5 SKN District Governor: Lion Ken Grummett 

2013 - 2014 5 SKN District Governor: Lion Tom Armstrong

 

 

Past Presidents: Lion Lorin Byrnes (Downtown), Lion Ken Grummett (Downtown & Millennium), Joanne Remillard (Millennium) and Roly Remillard ( Centennial, Downtown and Millennium), Gerry Detillieux, Lion Tom Armstrong, Jim MacPherson, Clint Simpkins, Joanne Dwernychuk and Murray Rudolph

 

Melvin Jones Fellows:

Past District Governor Roly Remillard (a progressive Melvin Jones Fellow)

Past District Governor Lion Ken Grummett

Lion Brenda Armstrong

Past District Governor Lion Tom Armstrong  

Lion Bill Gibb

Lion Elmer Saworski

Lion Lorin Brynes

Lion Ross Millar

Lion Joanne Dwernychuk

Lion Clinton Simpkins

Lion Aaron Simpkins

Lion Megan Olson

 

 

Judge Brian Stevenson Fellows:

PDG Lion Ken Grummett

PDG Lion Tom Armstrong

PDG Roly Remillard,

Lion Lorin Brynes   

Trudy Letourneau.

 

Harry A Newman Diabetes Award:

Gerry Detillieux,

Joanne Remillard,

Jone Barry

Lion Brenda Armstrong 

Gloria Simpkins

PDG Lion Ken Grummett

Garnet Davis Fellows

Lion Brenda Armstrong

PDG Lion Ken Grummett

Lion Sara Simpkins

Lion Joanne Dwernychuk

 

The Saskatoon Millennium Lions Clubs Projects:

 

Since the charter of the club we have:

Served the pre walk breakfast and the post walk lunch for the Multiple Sclerosis walk in the spring and up to 2003 the bike run during the summer.

Help along with the other 3 Saskatoon clubs host the annual golf tournament with all the proceeds going to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

Donated to the Lions Foundation of Canada for the purchase of a 3 guide dogs for three sight-impaired persons and a Special Skills Dog (money donated by Lion Lorin and Shirley Byrnes).  All of our present members are “Life Members” of the Lions Foundation of Canada. A $100.00 donation to the Lions Foundation of Canada is required to become a life member. Donation for a Special Skills Dog in December 2009.

Funded a ski trip and a bowling event for the sight-impaired students of Lakeridge School.

Drove and coached for the sight impaired bowling league on Saturday evening during the winter and coached at the provincial rolloffs in the Spring.

Help fund and sponsor the Saskatoon Lions Band and the Saskatoon Lions Speed Skating Club.

Donate to the annual Lions Cavalcade for Diabetes.

Work with the other 3 Saskatoon Lions Clubs to organize and fund the Annual Christmas Dinner for the Blind which provides our sight impaired friends a night out with a turkey supper, entertainment and plenty of door prizes. The Canadian National Institute for the Blind sends out invitations to their clients for this has been an annual event for over 65 years. 

Donated to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind for the Digital Library.

Bought 2 batteries for a handicap scooter for a fellow Lion’s wife.

Sold tickets for a Gail Adams print.

Work bingos at the City Centre Bingo Hall.

Donated to the Jubilee Residence (Porteous Lodge) for sitting room furniture and electric fireplace for the residents.

Sell barbecue hamburgers and canned pop at the west side Canadian Tire Store during the summer.

Acted as  Santa Claus at the Market Mall during the Christmas season.

Barbecue hamburgers and hotdogs for the Canadian Pacific Railway’s family assistance program in June.

Donate funds for the Saskatoon School Sight Program, a program that purchases 2 pair of glasses for students who cannot afford them, one pair stays at the school even if other pair is lost or destroyed.

Sell mega Cash raffle tickets in the malls and at the Annual Saskatoon exhibition to fund the Lions Skate Park and now the Flight Rehabilitation Centre at the Forestry Farm Zoo.

Donated some funds for a young lad to travel to the Mayo Clinic for medical testing. 

Dealing Texas Hold’em Poker tournaments for our club and as a joint project with the Nutana and Centennial Lions Clubs. Our funds have been donated to Camp Easter Seal and Saskatoon Lions Band.

Help organize and work at the Pasta Nights for our Zone.

Sat on the Host Committee for the 2008 USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum and several members attended and helped at the forum.

Donated money to City Park Collegiate for a field trip to Wanuskawin Park.

Donated money to the Friendship Inn.

Hold Texas Hold'em Poker tournaments from October to May with the 2 other Saskatoon clubs. The funds we have raised we donated to Camp Easter Seal and the Saskatoon School Sight Project.

Donate to the Children's Wish Foundation.

Donated to Haitian Earthquake Relief.

Donated to the Saskatchewan Children's Hospital Foundation.

Help provide a motorized scooter for an MS sufferer so he can get around on his own, and also Lions Ken and Cheryl donated a walker for his use.

Sold, stamped passports and provided ID security for annual Folkfest Irish Pavillion.

Donated to Japan's earthquake relief (LCIF)

Donated to Christchurch New Zealand's earthquake relief (LCIF).

Donated to Slave Lake fire Relief (LCIF)

Donate to and organize the "Ride for Sight"  (LFC)

Donate a laptop and printer to a man in a extended care facility 

Sell 50/50 tickets at the Hard Knocks for Prince Albert school lunch programs 

Donated 95 backpacks filled with school supplies to grade 7 students in two schools in Saskatoon. Delivered them the first week of the 2012 school year.

Donated to the lunch program in two Saskatoon schools. 

Operation Red Nose, three person teams provide rides to clients with their own vehicles along with an escort vehicle to make sure they get home safely from Christmas celebrations during the holiday season. This is a free service but we encourage donations which we donate fully to youth groups i.e. Saskatoon Lions Band, Saskatoon Speed Skating Club and Ronald McDonald House.

Held a barbeque for Ronald McDonald House's grand opening.

Lions Celebrity Weekend for Heart and Stroke Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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