From the Lions Den November, 2018
It was a delight to see Alan Cheek attend the unveiling of the plaques at the Dinner Bay Adachi Pavilion recently! His history of serving our community goes way back, and, although he no longer lives here, his present generosity to the Lions and Parks continues. Thank-you, Alan, for your continued connection with Mayne Island and for helping this community flourish.
Our next general meeting in November will see the induction of two new members (Bill Ball and Fred Musset) along with a visit from the Zone Chairwoman Pat Spencer.
The phone book is approaching production time. Hopefully everyone who has needed to make additions or corrections has been able to do so by clicking on PHONE BOOK on our mayneislandlions.org web page. For those who are purchasing advertising for their businesses and services, remember that the deadline is December 1st. Our casual surveys show that small communities such as ours frequently check the local phone book for business ads.
The Lions provide free vision screening in this school district. Janet Guy will be helping with the procedure for our Mayne Island students November 1st when a team from Salt Spring Island will be over with the equipment. If vision problems are identified, the parents are notified and can seek further help from an optometrist.
Charter Night is Nov.17th this year. 120 tickets are available and may be purchased from Alan and Janet Guy. We won’t be having an auction this year, but there will be a raffle for a child’s quilt and there will also be a 50/50 draw. There will be the traditional roast beef dinner along with a salmon dish and a vegetarian option.
Along with camaraderie, music and dancing, the Mayne Islander of the Year will be announced. We have received several very deserving nominations and a committee will be making the selection early in November.
For your calendar, we have the Seniors’ Dinner on December 12th. Invitations will be sent out to previous attendees and to others who qualify. Lion Mike Bullis (*) is the contact if you wish to be on the list or to suggest the name of someone who may wish to enjoy this fun event. The Santa Ship will be arriving December 15th and there will be Bingo in the evening.
Eyeglass donations may be made at Gulfport Realty, Home Hardware, the Health Clinic lobby and the Recycling Depot. If glasses end up at the Thrift Shop, the volunteers pass them on to Lion Bill Liversidge, our contact person, who usually collects on a monthly basis. The donated items, which may include prescription glasses, reading glasses, sunglasses, and even hearing aids, make their way to a centre in Winnipeg for cleaning and repairing.
(*) -- Mike Bullis can be reached by email at: Mike Bullis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
or by telephone at: 250-539-2795