CANDLELIGHT CEREMONY - District 5CE Govenor Al Cook performing a candlelight ceremony to induct two new members into the Broadview Lions Club. Pictured from left to right: D.G. Al Cook, Dean Bridle, Jeff Goodfellow and sponsoring Lion Bill Larter. New member George Green was unable to attend the ceremony.
Broadview - On Monday, February 8, the Broadview Lions held their annual meeting, which saw a promising increase in members.
Three new members, Dean Bridle, Jeff Goodfellow and George Green, were inducted into the Lions Club.
The new Lions were officially sworn in in a candle-lit ceremony, with the exception of Green, who was unable to attend the meeting.
According to Lion Shirley Larter, the candle-lit ceremony is symbolic of the light that the Lions Club brings into Broadview and surrounding communities.
Al Cook, the District 5CE Governor and member of the Regina Lakeside Club, attended the meeting, along with an assistant, Lion Ken Collette, also from the Regina Lakeside Club. Visiting from the Montmartre club was Lion Diane Johnston.
One of the key topics of discussion at the meeting was the re-districting of the Lions Clubs, in which District MD5 will change from 9 Districts to 6.
The Broadview Lions Club is in District 5CE but when it is re-districted in July it will become 5SKS (formerly 5CE/5CW). This district will then have 85 clubs and approximately 1950 Lions.
It appears very positive for two new clubs in 5CE. It is felt that they will be able to form at least one club and possibly two.
District Governor Cook also encouraged the Lions members to bring in new members, young or old, in order to re-vitalize the club and keep it going.
It was decided at the meeting that the Lions would be donating $1,000 to the Haiti relief fund, $500 to the Yorkton Snow-a-Rama and $500 to Telemiracle.