Message From The President
About the Haliburton & District Lions Club
Haliburton Lions-Proud Past, Bright Future
Our Beginning: The Haliburton & District Lions Club was chartered in 1978. The sponsoring club was the Oak Ridges Lions Club.
Our Service Area: As our name implies, we serve an area larger than the Village of Haliburton. Our service area ranges from Stanhope in the west to Cardiff in the east and includes the communities of Stanhope, West Guilford, Haliburton, Wilberforce, Harcourt, Cardiff and Highland Grove.
Our District: We belong to District A-16 of Multiple District A and we are the most northerly club in the district. District A-16 is divided into four regions and Haliburton lies within Region 52, Zone 52 north.
Our Activities: Our activities fall into two categories: service and fundraising to support those services. The youth of our community are a high priority and much of our work goes to that end. We are supporters of a variety of youth organizations ranging from sports teams to dance troupes to bursaries. One of our more recent initiatives is the Reading Action Program which is designed to encourage the improvement of literacy by providing quality reading material to those children who are most vulnerable. In addition, each year we perform vision and hearing screening to our kindergarten students in order to detect, early on, any indications of problems affecting learning.
The health of our community is also a high priority. This includes but is not limited to our support the Food for Kids program; assisting with acquiring glasses or other needed medical aids; and, contributing to several local camps as well as our own Lions’ Camps – Camp Kirk for children with learning disabilities handicaps, Lake Jo affiliated with CNIB and Camp Dorset for dialysis. We support other vulnerable sectors by helping seniors with acquiring assistive devices, helping those devastated by fire, and by supporting such organizations as our hospital network, Fuel for Warmth, SIRCH, three Food Banks and the Volunteer Dental Outreach Clinic.
Our Commitment: Throughout our history, the Lions of Haliburton have come to be known for their steadfast work to help those in need and also for being strong community-minded citizens.
The Haliburton and District Lions Club has established an excellent reputation as a vibrant, active organization providing help and services to many groups and citizens whenever needed. We enjoy wonderful fellowship at our meetings and have fun when working together in the community. We fill a need that otherwise may go unfulfilled and we enjoy doing it.
Please give Lionism a consideration and call me if you would like to know more.
Lion Kathryn Kidd, President