From the Lions Den October, 2018
On Labour Day Sunday the Lions’ Salmon BBQ was very well supported by the community and visitors alike! With fine weather, a good crowd, great musicians and wonderful food, the “table was set” for a festive day. We extend our thanks to everyone for their contributions, including deer poop scoopers, musicians, shoppers for the fish and food, those who prepared and cooked, those who set up and took down tents, tables, chairs, the organizers of floats, signs and bingo and 222 draw, and those whose tasks I have overlooked.
The Meredith James fund profited from the 222 draw this year. We truly appreciate all the volunteer energy that contributes so much to our island and recognize that quite a few helpers for the BBQ are not members, but what we like to call, “friends of Lions.” A big part of this afternoon was the unveiling of the Japanese settlers’ plaques at the Adachi Pavilion. Details of this event are in a separate section of the October Mayneliner.
At our meeting in September, Allen Slade acknowledged Alan Guy’s well-deserved receiving of the Governor General’s medal for volunteerism this summer. The members joined Allen in congratulating him on this achievement! This meeting was preceded by a mutual appreciation social event with the Mayne Island softball team joining us in a hamburger feast prepared by Brian Dearden. After dinner, two softball team members sang for us accompanied by a guitar. The Lions were grateful for a venue for our hamburgers and the team members appreciated having food and more spectators to support their games.
If you are new to the island and need your information added to the phone book, or if you need to make changes to your telephone book entry you may go online at mayneislandlions.org to do so. Also, there is a form inside the directory for making changes, or, if you require a form, they are available at the Trading Post. This is also where the forms are to be dropped off.
Please support businesses that advertise in the phonebook as this is a good fundraiser for our club and Mayne Islanders frequently check the business directory.
Congratulations go to the Terry Fox Run organizers. It was once again a big success and the Lions continue to enjoy helping out with this event.
If you are reading about the Mayne Islander of the Year nominations and wish to suggest a name, follow the instructions printed in the Mayneliner and Mayne Info and send in your suggestion asap! The honoured person(s) will be acknowledged at our annual Charter Night, November 17.