Doing Amazing Things
To Encourage service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavors.
The Orillia Lions Club formed the Beaverton Club in 1947 and presented us with our gong. The official chartering took place on January 20, 1948 with 31 charter members.
Over the years the Club has met at different venues. The longest running venue was at the I00F hall where for many years the meals were provided by the Rebecca Ladies. In 1967 the club moved to raise the price of meals to $1.25 plus 0.25 cent tip. Incidentally the Bulletin cost 0.03 cents to mail that year. Due to the size of the club we moved to the Beaverton Curling Club in 2014.
Our annual Elimination draw has been our major fund raiser. It was started to pay for air conditioning of the upper hall at the community centre. These are some of our major projects over the year; building the Old Mill Gazebo, a paved path around the old Lakeview Manor, 2 cabins at Camp Kirk, Skateboard park and the new Skateboard park, Basketball Court, Old Mill Gateway children's playground, illuminated Clock & Chimes in the Town Hall, Alexander Muir Park Gazebo, spear headed the Library expansion, King Street Park playground equipment, Randy Skinner Splash Pad, Piano to Lakeview Manor and in 2016 the Harbour Accessible Playground. Besides these, we support the International Project for the Blind and 3rd world child care. We also support the District A16's Camps for the Blind, Diabetes and learning disabled children at Lions Club Camp Kirk. As well monthly we give Lakeview Manor residents birthdays corsages and/or boutonnières.
We meet the 2nd and 4th Monday's at the Beaverton Curling Club for dinner and fellowship.
As Beaverton's Lions Club president, I am honoured to lead our dedicated volunteers as we strive to make our community better. Our projects are aimed to improve our community's services and resources. Our annual activities are designed to raise funds and have fun together. I look forward to a great year as we celebrate 150 years of our amazing nation together.
Our club is made up of dedicated men and women from our community. We are always interested in welcoming new members who share our enthusiasm to support and improve our community. If you are interested in joining lions, please seek out one of our members for more information.