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              Message from our President

 
For those of us born soon after WW II, and the dwindling number who actually remember the war days, there is something more than vaguely familiar about the past year with Covid.
As much as the pandemic has and continues to upset people, the more optimistic among us can find good and positivity in the stresses and strains it has brought. 
Those of us who are Lions club members have found adversity has brought the community closer together, encouraging more cooperation among service clubs, community groups, churches, and first responders. We've marveled as we watch teenagers help out their families, classmates, neighbors and the community at large. The Lions and Lioness, are working side by side with the Legion, the Baptists with the Anglicans, Catholics  and United Church, the Scouts with the schools, and the volunteer firemen with everybody. 
And those of us who live in small communities, such as the Omemee area, give thanks that we do, watching locals helping locals, people doing their best to follow health guidelines and, as a result, earning more social freedom than those who live in larger communities where things are not so pleasant and life is more of a grind.  
We may not be financially as well off as some of our more urban neighbors, but socially we are more so.                                           
The traditional annual Xmas-tree lighting and Santa parade, followed by a community New Year's Eve party to be followed by an Omemee Unites Easter celebration throughout the village, the Lions Ducktona race and Canada Day party in the park, along with Omemee Days, and the Xmas in July craft and fun-time show at Coronation Hall, were all cancelled due to the virus that seemed to immobilize the world.                      
The Omemee Lions, however, never run out of projects and the desire to keep serving. So far, and despite C-19, the club, observing physical distancing and wearing club masks designed by a member, has held food and bottle drives supporting the local Food Bank, provided free sparklers for make-do Canada Day celebrations, provided holiday hampers to needy families, created member-made Christmas wreaths for local businesses and collected truckloads of donations for the Kawartha Mission, and in one way or another, following the five pillars of Lionism, answering the needs of diabetes, vision, hunger, the environment, and childhood cancer            
The Lions motto is We Serve and, as a community, we all serve much better when we do it together and even in this past year in new and different ways..

President Veronica Wickens

 

                                                                                                                                                           

Visit our Club Projects page for recent Omemee Lions success stories.

 
 
 

                                                                                                                                                    

 

                       

 

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