Business Dinner Meetings-4th Tuesdays
Both @ 6:30pm Sept to June.
COURTICE LIONS CLUB was chartered on Sept. 3, 1997, and incorporated on Nov. 25, 2003. We were sponsored by the Bowmanville Lions Club.
Courtice (population 35,000) is part of The Municipality of Clarington (population 80,000), Ontario, Canada. It is located 50 km East of Toronto, on the North shore of Lake Ontario, along Highway 2 (King Street), between Oshawa to the West, and Bowmanville to the East. The Darlington Nuclear Plant is located in Courtice.
We have completed the first phase of the upgradeing to the Courtice Lions Millennium Trail, with the assistance of a $15,000 Ontario Trillium Grant. We have applied for a second grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to put in a pedestrian bridge.
DISTRICT OFFICERS-Present & former members who have served in District Cabinet.
Jack Fisher-Cabinet Treasurer-A-3 (2007/8) Jack Fisher-ZC-District A-7 (now A7/11), currently MDA Treasurer (2008/9-)
Gord Sutton-ZC-District A-16 and District A-3 twice
Colleen Harwood-ZC-District A-7 (now A7/11)
Evelyn Fisher-ZC-District A-3
SPECIAL LIONS AWARDS to our present & former members.
INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENTS CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION AWARD
Steve Shanks, presented by International President Ashok Mehta in 2006.
Evelyn Fisher, presented by International President Jimmy Ross in 2007.
MELVIN JONES FELLOWSHIP
BRIAN STEVENSON FELLOWSHIP
HARRY A NEWMAN DIABETES AWARD
Evelyn Fisher-she is the first recipient of this award.
EDWIN A. BAKER FOUNDER AWARD
LIONS/CNIB PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
HELEN KELLER FELLOWSHIP
Lion Ferd Longo received a 100% Presidents Award for 2005-6.
Our secretary, Lion Billie Grozelle, received a 100% Secretary Award for the year 2005-6.
Our bulletin editor, Lion Georgie Major received the award for Best Bulletin in the District for 2005-6.
For the three years in a row, our bulletin editor Lion Georgie Major, received the award for Best Bulletin in the District for 2006-7 and 2008-9.
Best in district and overall MDA Bulletin Award in Ontario Lions District.
Adrian Foster, Mayor, Municipality of Clarington
"The Lions Club of Courtice should be congratulated on being an active and integral part of Clarington. The group displays all of the characteristics that you'd expect of Lions, whether they are providing 'sweat equity' in our neighbourhoods or fundraising for a worthy cause, the spirit of generosity and care for community is always evident." Subsequent to providing this testamonial, Adrian Foster has joined the Courtice Lions Club.
Don MacArthur, Former Councillor, Municipality of Clarington
"One of the things that makes Clarington such a great place is the level of volunteer involvement and the scope of their community minded work. The Courtice Lions Club is one such group of people who give of themselves tirelessly with such projects as sponsoring guide dogs, the VIP programme in the schools, the eyeglass collections and diabetes awareness programes. All of these, and many other things the Lions do, make our municipality better. Their efforts do not go un-noticed and are much appreciated by council and the citizens of Clarington."
PAST EXECUTIVE OFFICERS-1997-2008
2008-9 Georgina Major......Evelyn Fisher...........Steve Shanks
2007-8 Georgina Major......Evelyn Fisher............Jack Fisher
2006-7 Colleen Harwood....Billie Grozelle..........Jack Fisher
2005-6 Ferd Longo..............Billie Grozelle..........Jack Fisher
2004-5 Steve Shanks...........Billie Grozelle..........Jack Fisher
2003-4 Evelyn Fisher........(Estelle) Billie Grozelle..Jack Fisher
2002-3 John Wells...............Steve Shanks..........Mary Calhoun
2001-2 Jack Fisher................Steve Shanks..........Mary Calhoun
2000-1 Gord Sutton.............Jack Fisher..............Jack Fisher
1999-0 Ann Mailer..............Gord Sutton..............Jack Fisher
1998-9 Louise Chasles........Gord Sutton..............Cheryle Brathwaite
1997-8 Jennifer Petch..........Carole Anderson......Ann Mailer
We sell Nevada Tickets at the Courtice Flea Market, each Saturday and Sunday at 9am-4pm.
Adopt-A-Road Program-We've adopted Trulls Road, from Bloor St to King St., Courtice, for clean up.
We are contuinuing our
leading in the Annual Free Kids Skate with Santa, Craft and Bake Sale at
the South Courtice Arena. Thanks to Lion Georgie, the lead organizer of this
event. We always need vendors, bakers and Door prizes. Click on the link above
for more information
We are doing Vision and Hearing Screening at several schools in Courtice.
Our Effective Speaking in the schools continues to be a success.
Lion Bill Odynski is our environmental champion. He has been very active for several years collecting used eye glasses (over 11,000 so far) for recycling to third world countries, pop tabs, cans, and collecting glass bottles.
District Governor-Lion John Whyte
1st Vice District Governor-Lion Bill Zwier
2nd Vice District Governor-Lion Frank Hewitt
Region Chair-Lion Linda Zwier
Zone Chair 10 South-Lion Barry Chisholm
Municipality of Clarington