Report of Activities of the Port Stanley Lioness Club 2018-2019
At their last meeting in June, the Port Stanley Lioness Club inducted their executive
for the 2019-2020 year. Incoming President will be Lioness Rose Mary Johnstone.
We are a group of hard working women who come together to support our Community
and those in need further afield, while having fun at the same time. Our Club meets
on the second Wednesday (from September to June) at the Legion in Port Stanley.
This is a Dinner Meeting. We have several excellent speakers lined up for many of
our meetings as well as fun nights. The Directors meet on the fourth Monday night
at the United Church.
This past year the Club has been busy with many fundraisers including Ladies Night
Wine and Cheese , Community Bazaar, Quartermanias, Chili Supper, Walk For Guide
Dogs, and Working Bingos at Jackpot City. These Fundraisers have realized profits
this year of over $45,000 which the Club donates back to our Community, local charities
as well as Lions Pro-jects.
We supported our local School with funding for new school t-shirts as well as $3000
towards the new Outdoor Classroom. We donated to Minor Hockey, the Library, Community
Policing, Foodbank, Firemen, Legion, Christmas Care, Dickens Days Parade, Seniors
Footcare Clinics and Port Stanley Festival Theatre.
We support Farmtown, Serenity House, Youth Mental Health, Inn out of the cold, Fresh
Start, Another Chance Wildlife as well as many other local organizations.
We support many of the Lions Club Camps that host families who need Dialysis while
at camp, Diabetes patients, People with visual impairment as well as Camp Wood Eden
outside of London.
One of the major recipients of our funds go to Lions Foundation of Canada that supports
the training of Service dogs at their Oakville facility. They train dogs for the
Blind, Autism Support dogs, Hearing Ear dogs, Special Needs Dogs and Diabetic Alert
Dogs and Seizure Response Dogs.
The St Thomas Elgin General Hospital also received a donation of $4500 that was
raised at our Annual Ladies Night. This is just a partial list of the people and
organizations that are recipients of our Fundraising profits.
We would like to thank the residents of Port Stanley and the surrounding Community
who have generously supported all of our Fundraising projects. Without this support
we would not have been able to make these donations. Thank you so much!