Support for Front Line workers at the Newmarket Health Centre
The Newmarket Lions held a parade on May 12 to show our appreciation to the staff at the Newmarket Health Centre, Cars were decorated and drove by honking horns before stopping to deliver water and snacks for the staff. Even during the Pandemic, the Newmarket Lions are helping our community. Reach out to us if you have a need.
Cleaning up the community. June 2020
We are still helping our community where we can. $5,000 donation to the Newmarket Food Pantry
“During this pandemic, the Newmarket Food Pantry has seen a significant increase in the number of people needing their services and, at the same time, there has been a decrease in food donations, while expenses have increased due to their added cost of delivering the food to their clients,” Lions club president Sylvia Brock said.
“The Newmarket Lions Club made the donation to help the food pantry continue to deliver their necessary service.”
The Newmarket Lions Club delivered $3,500.00 of snacks and drinks to Southlake Hospital..
“We received a wish list from staff that included bottles of water, juice boxes, cookies, candy and other individually wrapped treats, individual packs of Kleenex, and Chapsticks,” Lions spokesperson Rick Metcalfe said. “The Newmarket Lions Club thanks the many emergency workers for the work they are doing in this stressful time.”
The Newmarket Lions Club is a network of community minded volunteers. We provide financial assistance to individuals in need- such as help paying for prescription drugs, eye glasses, mobility aids, etc; we help out schools in need of funding for things like delousing, breakfast programs, end of year trips for students in need; and we run yearly programs for the betterment of the Newmarket Community. The following are programs we run every year:
For the past 90 years the Newmarket Lions Club has served our community with distinction. Charter members built a school for children with exceptionalities; donated land for a park; and started the Christmas hamper program during WWII. Over the many years our club has made many major contributions to our hospital rehabilitation center; the Stronach Cancer Centre; and the Margaret Bahen Hospice. These are just a few of the activities of our club. We strive to help the less fortunate in our Newmarket community. 2020/21 is proving to be a challenge due to Covid – 19. The Newmarket Lions continue to serve despite this challenge. Reach out to us if you need help or know someone in need.
This year we are celebrating our Music Festival 60th anniversary and our Santa Fund 76th year.
Our Executive 2020-2021
President – Richard Poulin
First Vice President- Rick Metcalfe
Second Vice President- John Liska
Third Vice President- Marilyn Gray
Secretary- Megan Bennett
Membership Chairperson- Christiane Zoidl
LCIF Coordinator- Sylvia Brock
Directors- Brian Havard, June Foot, Olga Partanen
Tail Twister- Don Gardiner
Lioness Liaison-Mike Barker
School Liaison- Brian Havard
Charitable Trust Directors*- Roger Singh, Sue Wlliams, Kirby Brock, Ken Adams, Gary Carson (2nd term)