Jeff Green | Jul 02, 2009
Back to HomeFeature Article - July 2, 2009 Verona Lions Support VCABy Julie Druker
Verona Lions president Wayne Conway and vice president of the Verona Community Association Debbie Lingen
The Verona Lions held their annual banquet thanking members of the community and sponsors for their ongoing support. After a scrumptious meal prepared by Kim Perry of Local Family Farms and her crew, Lions’ president Wayne Conway made a number of presentations.
He presented a cheque for $5,000 to the Verona Community Association’s “Find a Doctor” campaign. The money was a legacy from the late Donna Clarke, a long-time Lions member. This contribution will support the fundraising efforts to ensure health care is locally available in this community and in particular for families with young children.
Donna joined the Lions Club in 2000 and served as president in 2004/2005. Donna requested that her bequest be divided into two parts: one half to be used for general use and the second portion to support children in the community.
John McDougall announced the dedication of two public benches, one in memory of Donna Clarke and the second in memory of Inie Platenius. The dedications were made to honour the hard work of both women, who were instrumental in the Lions Hall renovation project.
Fred York was presented with the Lion of the Year award for his dedication and the work he has devoted to the club over the past year.
The Lions will be holding their annual Jamboree in Verona from July 9-11.