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PAGE 1 JUNGLE TALK JUNE 2013
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District A-16 Region 18 Zone 18 West
Volume 12-13 Issue No.9 Markham Lions Club:
Lion Mark Carrington
14 Patriot Court
Markham ON L3P 6B2
Lion Larry Tod
51 Major Buttons Dr
Markham ON L3P 3G6
Lion Dick Peel
101 Ramona Blvd
Markham ON L3P 2K6
Lion Mark Carrington
14 Patriot Court
Markham ON L3P 6B2
DISTRICT GOVERNOR Lion Tom Gordon
84 Cardinal Crescent
Newmarket ON L3Y 5Y4
Lion Lloyd Clifton
C/O Grace Ford
687 Kipling Ave Etobicoke ON M8Z 5G4 (416) 918-8127 2nd VICE_DISTRICT
Lion Eleanor Colwell
5 Lorraine Court
Bowmanville, ON L1C 3L5
Lion Tim Cheung 52 Heatherwood Crescent
Unionville, ON L3R 8W5
Lion Sudha Verma
262 Bernard Avenue
Richmond Hill, ON L4S 1E1 (905) 770-1597
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
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
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
3 Birthdays & Anniversaries
5 The Roving Eye - Part One
6 The Roving Eye - Part Two
7 The Lighter Side
8 Presentation to MSH
9 Lions International & Other
10 The Roving Eye - Part Three
11 Looking Back
12 Bits & Bytes
IN THIS ISSUE
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-
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
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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
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
On the left Li-
on Bill Milli-
vice Award for
15 years of
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