Chartered 2011

The Colborne and District Lions Club is now official. Its 24 members were welcomed and the club was officially chartered at a ceremony and dinner on April 2, 2011 attended by about 125 people.


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Notice From the Admin

In order to reduce clutter on the main page, I have decided to add an "Archived News" page. It can be accessed from the sidebar on the left. After the first post of each new year, the previous years' entries will be moved to this page. Unfortunately, formatting of posts sometimes does not transition smoothly. Because of this, some archived posts may look a bit less polished than the main page posts. Apologies in advance for such circumstances. I believe this to be the best balance between preserving club history and inproving viewer experience. 

E-Waste Recycling

From April 21-28, the Colborne Lions will have an electronics waste container at the South Works Yard, located at 28 Victoria St. in Colborne. You can drop off any used electronics lying around your house taking up space. These will then be sent away to be properly recycled. However, we cannot take anything containing freon. So no dehumidifiers or old fridges. We even have a protocol in place for dead batteries. In addition to all of this, you can drop off used clothing.

April 7 Roadside Cleanup

On April 7, the Colborne and District Lions Club participated in a roadside cleanup event in our community. We went along County Road 21 between Colborne and Brighton and picked up loads of garbage from the ditches. Pictures of the day are below:

Upcoming Events and Other Lions Activities

Roadside Cleanups: On April 7, the Colborne Lions will engage in a much needed cleanup of County Road 21. Then, on April 21, they will partake in a roadside cleanup of County Road 41.

E-Waste: Between April 21-28, there will be a bin for residents of Colborne and the surrounding area to drop off dead, outdated, or otherwise unwanted electronics for safe and proper disposal/re-use.

Lions Learning Day: Although the Colborne Lions are not running it, some will be participating in the Lions Learning Day activities in Havelock on April 28.

Apple Blossom Tyme Festival: On May 26-27, Colborne will be hosting its annual Apple Blossom Tyme Festival. This is a town-wide event with some things downtown, and the bulk of activities and vendors on the grounds of the Keeler Centre. The Lions will be hosting a MusiCafé, and the details of this will be made available once they are finalized. As well, the Lions will be in charge of the Purina Walk for Dog Guides, which starts on the Keeler Centre grounds and takes walkers on a route through the town. The Dog Guide Walk is always a flagship undertaking for the Colborne Lions Club in particular.

Zone Meeting at Colborne

On Monday, March 5, the Colborne and District Lions Club played host to members from various clubs in Zone 43S as we met for our latest zone meeting. Prior to the meeting, each club was asked to provide one struggle and one success of their club for discussion amongst everyone. Colborne's struggle, for instance, was a likely possibility that our orientation was insufficient or was otherwise unable to properly explain exactly what it means to be a Lion. Our success was being able to partner with other groups in the area and use our combined numbers and ideas to run good events and other endeavours in the community.

Music in the Square

Despite rumours to the contrary, Music in the Square will be returning to Colborne this year. Details will be shared when they become available.

Wellington Trip

On January 24, a group of Colborne Lions visited the Wellington Lions Club for their Chase Away the Winter Blues gathering. It was a dinner and meeting themed around summer and vacation. They discussed their club's business and plans moving forward. We would like to extend our thanks to the Wellington Lions and their president John Whyte for the fun time.

Canada 150 Draw

Also on Jan. 15, our club drew the first winners of our Canada 150 Draw. This draw consists of 150 tickets presold last year. Three winners are drawn each month, winning $40, $30, and $30 respectively. Then their tickets are put back into the draw for next month. So it's technically possible to win a bunch of times! In December, there is a single draw for $1000.

Our First Proper Meeting of 2018

On Jan. 15, we held our first proper club meeting of 2018. This occasion was marked by the rare occurance of two guest speakers. First was Barrie Wood from the Colborne Art Gallery, who talked about their new exhibit: Paddle, Sail, and Steam. This exhibit highlights the history of the great lakes regions through the lens of watercraft. Our second speaker was Carly Cunningham from the Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre in Cobourg. Her discussion educated us on the processes, costs, benefits, and legacy of the centre. She even had a story to share with us about a former client of theirs that saw a successful life turnaround with them.

Barrie Wood (Colborne Art Gallery)

Carly Cunningham (Cornerstone)

December Festivities

A bit of fun news that somehow escaped last month's updates was the Dec. 4 Festive Meeting, where we hosted District Governor Bill Zwier, his wife Linda, and members of the Brighton and Trenton Lions Clubs for a relaxed gathering. We had festive-themed snacks and drinks, and were entertained by the Colborne Library Ukelele Band.

As well, on Dec. 18, we had our annual club Christmas party at the Peters household. This was meant as just a fun get-together to celebrate the year as a club without all the usual "business talk" of club meetings. We had a white elephant gift exchange that saw heated competition and rampant white elephant theft over pairs of hand-knitted socks. Also, we threw inflatable rings at our Club President in the name of revenge festive fun.

In June 2017, a new Administrator was named for the Colborne and District Lions E-Clubhouse page. Due to circumstances, updates had not been posted here for quite some time prior to this change. Therefore, there is a large gap between the last events posted and the events that will be posted from here on out. We are a busy club though! Be sure of that!

Additional 2017 events and activities will be added to the homepage and the Calendar page when more details are available.


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