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PAGE 1 JUNGLE TALK JUNE 2013

June 2013

JUNGLE TALKJUNGLE TALK

District A-16 Region 18 Zone 18 West

Volume 12-13 Issue No.9 Markham Lions Club:

PRESIDENT:

Lion Mark Carrington

14 Patriot Court

Markham ON L3P 6B2

(905) 472-1188

SECRETARY:

Lion Larry Tod

51 Major Buttons Dr

Markham ON L3P 3G6

(905) 294-7853

TREASURER:

Lion Dick Peel

101 Ramona Blvd

Markham ON L3P 2K6

(905) 294-9005

BULLETIN EDITOR:

Lion Mark Carrington

14 Patriot Court

Markham ON L3P 6B2

(905) 472-1188

District Officers:

DISTRICT GOVERNOR Lion Tom Gordon

84 Cardinal Crescent

Newmarket ON L3Y 5Y4

((905) 898-3315

1st VICE-DISTRICT

GOVERNOR:

Lion Lloyd Clifton

C/O Grace Ford

687 Kipling Ave Etobicoke ON M8Z 5G4 (416) 918-8127 2nd VICE_DISTRICT

GOVERNOR

Lion Eleanor Colwell

5 Lorraine Court

Bowmanville, ON L1C 3L5

(905) 697-4821

REGION CHAIRMAN:

Lion Tim Cheung 52 Heatherwood Crescent

Unionville, ON L3R 8W5

(905) 479-1902

ZONE CHAIRMAN:

Lion Sudha Verma

262 Bernard Avenue

Richmond Hill, ON L4S 1E1 (905) 770-1597

PRESIDENTS MESSAGE

My year as President has come and gone it seemed in a flash. One

wonders where has the time gone. In my opinion there is still lots

more to be done by Lions in this community.

First and foremost I am pleased that we were able to complete the

purchased of the hospital bed as part of the Markham Stouffville

Hospital (MSH) Buy a Bed program. This effort was made possible

by a tremendous amount of hard work by many Lion by putting

their heads together and supporting this very worthwhile cause.

This donation is significant in the life of the Markham Lions Club

to the extent that the Club has now contributed in excess of $130K

to the Markham Stouffville Hospital.

There were many other successful events that were held during the year. The Cruise

raffle draw, the Dog Walk for DogGuides, our support to the Air Cadets, contributions

to DogGuides, Camp Kirk, students at various High Schools, serving of lunch on St

Patricks Day to seniors, MSH and Markhaven BBQ. They would not have been as

successful without the able assistance of many Lions contribution to the success of the

projects.

Other major achievements were the success of the Vision and Hearing Screening at

various Elementary Schools in the area. Approximately 8 Schools were tested this

year and many Schools have expressed their desire for the Club to return and conduct

more testing in the future.

Also, a number of Lions received awards issued by the Government Of Ontario for

their many years of volunteer service especially Lion Tom Goldring who received an

award for 50 years of volunteer service in the community. This is a tremendous

achievement for anyone individual.

Other achievements that were made possible this year were the presentation of two

awards to two deserving Lions. At our 2012 Charter Night celebration Lion Larry Tod

was presented with the Melvin Jones Fellowship for his outstanding work with the

Club. Lion Ken Drynan received the Judge Brian Stephenson award for his dedicated

work not only with the Cruise Raffle and the Dog Walk for DogGuides but other

major events.

George McKelvey also did some outstanding work planning the Social and Convention

activities throughout the year including flower sales. He did a great job.

Last but not least I would like to express my sincere thanks to my Vice Presidents,

Committee Chairs and all others who were in charge of projects/events and who as-

sisted in any way to make this year the success that we achieved.

Lion Ken Drynan is the incoming President for 2013/2014 and I am sure he will give

of his best to make MLC the best it can be. Thank you all Lions and God Bless.

PAGE 2 JUNGLE TALK JUNE 2013

1 Presidents Message

2 Editorial

3 Birthdays & Anniversaries

4 Presentations

5 The Roving Eye - Part One

6 The Roving Eye - Part Two

7 The Lighter Side

8 Presentation to MSH

9 Lions International & Other

Articles

10 The Roving Eye - Part Three

11 Looking Back

12 Bits & Bytes

IN THIS ISSUE

EDITORIAL

Lion Dave Galloway

The following is from the Lions Internation-

al website. I assumed prior to reading it that

there was nothing new for a Lion such as my-

self who has 27 years of membership but I

was wrong. I thought then that I would put it

here for others to check their knowledge.

The Lions Name

On June 17, 1917 at the invitation of Melvin Jones, delegates met

in Chicago. The only point of contention was the selection of a name

for the new organization. Melvin Jones researched the idea of call-

ing the new organization Lions. He was convinced that the lion

stood for strength, courage, fidelity and vital action. On a secret bal-

lot the name Lions was chosen over several others.

The Lions Emblem

At the 1919 convention, there was a move to change the symbol, but

a young attorney from Denver, Colorado rose to speak. His name

was Halsted Ritter. "The name Lions stands not only for fraternity,

good fellowship, strength of character and purpose, but above all, its

combination of L-I-O-N-S heralds to the country the true meaning

of citizenship: LIBERTY, INTELLIGENCE, OUR NATION'S SAFE-

TY."

The January 1931 issue of THE LION Magazine featured this inter-

pretation of the association's name:

Our name was not selected at random, neither was it a coined

name. From time immemorial, the lion has been the symbol of all

that was good, and because of the symbolism that name was chosen.

Four outstanding qualities Courage, Strength, Activity and Fideli-

ty had largely to do with the adoption of the name. The last men-

tioned of these qualities, Fidelity, has a deep and peculiar signifi-

cance for all Lions. The lion symbol has been a symbol of Fidelity

through the ages and among all nations, ancient and modern. It

stands for loyalty to a friend, loyalty to a principle, loyalty to a duty,

loyalty to a trust.

The emblem consists of a gold letter "L" on a circular area. Border-

ing this is a circular area with two Lion profiles facing away from

the center. The word "Lions" appears at the top and "International"

at the bottom. The Lions face both past and future showing both

pride of heritage and confidence in the future.

Continued on page 9

PAGE 3 JUNGLE TALK JUNE 2013

BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES

Lion Ian Oliver Lion Gord Case

Lion Alan Webber Lion Clare Quesnel

Lion Ken Tranter Lion Bruce Marshall

Lions Mandy & Dave Galloway

Lion John Bell Lion Barry MacDonald Lion Bill Milligan

Lion Ken Tranter

PAGE 4 JUNGLE TALK JUNE 2013

PRESENTATIONS

On June 6, 2013 District Governor Lion Tom Gordon (Above Right) presented Lion Tom Goldring Of The

Markham Lions Club with the Monarch Milestone Chevron Award from LCI for 50 years of service volun-

teering as a lion. Lion Tom Goldring also received The Government of Ontario Award.

50 Years of Volunteering

Volunteer

Service

Award:

On the left Li-

on Bill Milli-

gan received

his Ontario

Voulnteer Ser-

vice Award for

15 years of

Volunteer ser-

vice.

Lion Grace Medland presenting a plaque to Lion

President Mark Carrington which was received

from the Unionville and Markham Minor Hockey

Association in recognition & appreciation of the

Markham Lions Club sponsorship.

PAGE 5 JUNGLE TALK JUNE 2013

THE ROVING EYE

PART - ONE

The MDA Convention, Around the World in Four Days, was hosted by District A16 May 30 to June 2,

2013 at the Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill Ontario.

International Guest of Honour at the Convention was First Vice President LCI, Barry Palmer NSW

Australia (Far left). On the right are lions and guests who attended the Banquet at the Convention.

During the Banquet First Vice President LCI, Barry Palmer gave out The Global Leader in Humani-

tarian Service Banners to several Lions including to Lion Peter Bissonnette from Niagra-on-the-Lake

Lions Club for 62 years of service, and the youngest Lion in the room. The youngest Lion was Lion

Grace Medland of the Markham Lions Club, grandson, Ryan Wheatley of the Lindsay Lions Club.

Lion Palmer also inducted a young Lion on the night.

LOOK WHAT I GOT!

At the MDA Convention Banquet LCI

First Vice President, Lion Barry

Palmer who is from New South Wales,

Australia met an identified two other

Lions from Australia and he present-

ed them with Lions Global Leader in

Humanitarian Service B