LOUISDALE: On September 24, members of the Louisdale Lions Club, and several guests from other community organizations, gathered to celebrate their 47th annual Charter Night at the Louisdale Lions Den.
The evening began with the serving of a delicious turkey supper prepared by Lion members. King Lion Barry LeBlanc chaired the evening recognizing the service and commitment of Lion members to community projects throughout the year. Awards and Certificates of Appreciation were handed out to Lion Members, community businesses and individuals for their contribution and efforts in trying to make their communities a better place to live in.
The guest speaker for the evening was District Governor Claire Brunnell, who was elated with the enthusiasm club members displayed and congratulated the Lions for the fine work they were doing to serve their communities. In a special induction ceremony, Brunelle installed five new Lion members. Congratulations to new Lion members Vivian Sampson, Delores Linden, Debbie Samson, Jackie Hopkins, and Darryl MacDonald.
The Louisdale Lions Club was very involved in the community this past year. Some of the projects the Lion members were involved with were: hanging flower baskets; the yearly lighting of community Christmas tree; Christmas tree sales; Christmas wreaths on lamp posts; annual ditch cleaning; monthly brunches; financial and medical help to needy individuals; and the Father`s Day turkey draw and raffle.
Many more projects are still ongoing and the Louisdale Lions Club is very grateful to the community of Louisdale and surrounding areas for the support and help initiating these projects and getting them completed.
The highlight of the evening was the awarding of the annual Howard Jeffrey Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award to Zelia Poirier and Mary Samson and the Lion of the Year Award to Lion Robert Goyetche. Lion Gary Samson thanked King Lion Barry LeBlanc for his commitment, great leadership and tireless work in helping to ensure that the Louisdale Lions remain one of the strongest Lions Clubs in Eastern Nova Scotia.