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Committee Duties

Finance Committee (Standing Committee):

TOTAL OVERALL CONTROL OVER BUDGET

  • Audit
  • Budget: Expense/cash flow forecast

Property and Buildings (Standing Committee):

SEPTIC TANK MAINTENANCE,

AUDIO SYSTEM MAINT,

GENERAL REPAIR OF HALL,

ALL LIONS MEMBERS SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT AND HALL MAINT ARE WRITTEN AND SENT TO CHAIR, REPAIR MAINT OF FURNACES.KITCHEN MAINT REPAIR,

WATER SOFTENER MAINT AND SUPPLIES,

SYSTEM OF LOCK – KEY CONTROL. MAINTAINS RECORD OF WHO HAS KEYS, RESPONSIBLE FOR BUILDING SECURITY,

APPROVES PURCHASE OF NEW EQUIP

Charitable Giving (Standing Committee):

CONTROLS ALL MEMBERS REQUESTS  FOR DONATIONS BY CONTROLLING ‘LIONS CHARITABLE FUND REQUEST FORM’

ENSURES PROVINCIAL AUDIT PROCEDURES ARE FOLLOWED

COMPLETES ALL GOVERNMENT REQUIRED AUDITING FORMS

Membership Committee (Standing Committee):

Membership Committee (Standing Committee):RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING PUBLIC IS AWARE OF THE NEED FOR NEW MEMBERS

TAKES CONTROL OF NEW MEMBERS AND ENSURES ALL ADM DETAILS ARE HANDLED PROPERLY

Farmers Market:

Awards Committee:

CONTROLS, UPDATES, CORRECTS  ALL VITAL STATS ON ACTIVE LIONS MEMBERS WITH INFO READY FOR GOVERNOR AND PRESIDENT AT ANY TIME

MAINTAINS COMPUTERIZED OR HAND WRITTEN DATA BASE – SPREADSHEET OF VITAL STATS ON EVERY LIONS MEMBER WHICH INCLUDES: NAME, PRESENT POSITION IN CLUB, WIFES NAME, ADDRESS, TEL NO, DATE OF ENROLLMENT, YEARS IN CLUB, YEARS IN OTHER CLUBS, INT LIONS REFERENCE NO.,JOBS DONE IN CLUB FOR EVERY YEAR OF SERVICE  IN CLUB, AWARDS RECEIVED,

RECOMMENDS  AWARDS TO PRESIDENT FOR MELVIN JONES, JUDGE STEVENSON, JACK ISAMAN, LENGTH OF SERVICE AWARD IN MULTIPLES OF 5 YEARS  PLUS ANY OTHER AWARD AND THEN DOES THE BULLWORK TO GET THE AWARD AND HAVE THEM READY AT TIME OF’ ‘INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS’ DINNER OR ‘CHARTER NIGHT’ DINNER.

 

By-Law Review:

Volunteers Committee: DOES BULLWORK TO ORGANIZE THIS

Special Events, Bar and Hospitality:

GETS LIONS ANNUAL LIQUOR LICENCE PERMIT FOR ALL MEETINGS AND FUNCTIONS,

PURCHASES, STORES, CONTROLS, SERVES LIQUOR, ICE. POP,-MIX, GLASSES AT AND FOR LIONS, FUNCTIONS,

TOTALLY ORGANIZES LADIES APPRECIATION NIGHT,

GETS CATERER FOR ALL LIONS FUNCTIONS,

SETS PRICE FOR MEALS,

COLLECTS MONEY FOR BANQUET MEALS AND LIQUOR SALES AND

THEN HANDS MONEY TO TREASURER.

 

Gifts and Flowers:

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2008 – 2009 Committee Members

Lions Club of Bearspaw

Committees 2008 – 2009

 

Finance Committee (Standing Committee):

David Oberhofer

Gordon Smith  

Del Borggard (Membership Chairman)

Hopeton Louden (Tail Twister & Volunteers Chairman)

Gerry Karran (Market Manager)

Roger Pilkington (Charitable Giving Chairman)

George Kuss (Past President)

John Gehring (Property and Buildings Chairman)

 

Property and Buildings (Standing Committee):

John Gehring (Chairman)

Matt Oberhofer (Calgary Regional Health Liaison Officer and Hall Reservation Coordinator)

Barry Huycke

Wayne Stephenson

                                                             

Charitable Giving (Standing Committee):

Roger Pilkington (Chairman)

Gordon Smith

David Oberhofer

Alex Kowalchuk

 

Membership Committee (Standing Committee):

Del Borggard (Chairman)

Jim McPherson

Ernie Domshy

 

Farmers Market:

Gerry Karran (Manager)

Orval Grenon

Dean Taevs

Bob Norris

 

Awards Committee: Don Spicer (Chairman), Walter Wearmouth, Leigh Blackwell, Tim Bancroft

 

By-Law Review: Del Borggard (Chairman) plus All Executive

 

Volunteers Committee:   Hopeton Louden (Chairman & Tail Twister), Bob Thomas, Adolf Voelk 

 

Special Events, Bar and Hospitality: Don Mundie/Derry MacFarlane (Chairman), Jim Kelly (Catering), Bernie Schuld & Al Bishop (Bar), Dave Vidalin (Meeting Socials)

 

Gifts and Flowers:, Angus Mackenzie

 

IT Control: Gerry Karran, Dean Taevs

2009-03-02 Minutes

 

 

MINUTES OF THE BEARSPAW LIONS CLUB MEETINGMeeting # March 2, 2009
Call to order at 7:15pm
O’Canada was sang.
Roll Call by Secretary Dean – there were 18 members present and 1 guest

 

Guests were:

1. Tim Clarke – Mountain View – Rediscussed the Mountain View Charter Celebration (March 14, 2009) basically saying thank you for supporting their club. BPL is going to buy 4 tickets to Mountain View 5

th Year Charter Celebration. 2. Motion made to purchase 2 (Feb) + 2 tickets (March), Bob N. 1st and Derry 2nd. Add 2 tickets to the February minutes.3. Talk about monthly Bearspaw news letter…. ask Dave O, (see agenda)

 Minutes of Previous Meeting
 previous minutes have been approved, by Walter W.(1st) Bob. N (2nd).
Correspondence

Annual Officer Training School

April 18, 2009, Strathmore High School
$16 per attendee
there is a new Certified Guiding Lion training session to help prepare leaders in the district to assist new clubs during their first two years. Also good for Lions who are interested in a refresher course on the Lions Clubs International constitution, standard club bylaws, the responsibilities of club, etc.
Children’s Wish Foundation 25th Anniversary Gala
March 11, 2009 at Hotel Arts Calgary
Tickets are $125 each or $1250 for a table (8 member seats, 2 Wish Family seats)
 cocktails from 6-7pm followed by dinner and program
 Awards recognizing those who have greatly enhanced the Foundation
live entertainment, music, celebrity impersonators, raffle tickets
info at: (403) 265-9039 or ab@childrenswish.ca
Treasurer’s ReportBPL Accounting BPL Accounting    

 

February 28/09    

 

Accounts    

 

Balance @    

 

Activity    

 

$9,634.00

 
 
 
 

 

Administration    

 

$4,668.00

 
 
 
 

 

Building    

 

$23,686.00

 
 
 
 

 

Casino    

 

$1,206.00

 
 
 
 

 

Farmer’s Market    

 

$4,058.00

 
 
 
 

 

Hall Rental    

 

$7,281.00

 
 
 
 

 

$50,533.00    

 

The Bearspaw Lions Club

Early History of the Bearspaw Lions Club

(The following are excerpts from “History of Twenty Five Years of Service to the Bearspaw, Glendale & Westminister Dictricts; July 1953 to June 1978 by Lion Tim Bancroft”) These excerpts are fun to look back on and consider what and how things took place at that time, as compared to now.On July 23, 1953 a special meeting to organize a new (Lions) club was called to order at 9:00 P.M. at the NagWay Drive-Inn. There were approximately fourteen men from the surrounding district in attendance,…..

“After a thorough discussion about the advantages of a club in the Bearspaw district, it was moved by Roy Teghtmeyer that a Lions Club be formed in the name of Bearspaw Lions Club,….
“The Club’s first charter night was held October 5, 1953 at the Nag-Way Drive-Inn. Present were the twenty five charter members and approximately seventy five guests including representatives from Rockyford, Calgary-Bowness, Strathmore, Carbon and Great Falls, Montana. The Club’s official charter was presented to President Ted Cushing by District Governor Ken Bailey of Great Falls. “….. sponsoring club, Bowness.

“In May 1955, it was brought to the attention of the club that York Shaw, a Calgary building mover, had a number of surplus army huts for sale. It was moved that the Club investigate and purchase one of the huts at Currie Barracks if suitable. After investigating the T shaped building, it was decided to purchase one section from York Shaw for $750. “…..to move the building to a site at Bearspaw at a cost of $750. Charter member Lauritz Pederson donated approximately three acres of land adjoining the Bearspaw School property on the east side as a site for the new hall…… “During May the members turned out many evenings to level the site.“The concrete for the foundation was mixed in a small half yard mixer, the gravel, sand and cement shoveled in by hand and the concrete wheeled to the forms in wheel barrows. The cement for the job cost $94.50. The 24 foot by 62 foot building was moved onto the foundation early in June,

…. “The first community function held in the new hall was a Halloween party…… It was a big success with nearly 150 children and adults present. The first Lions meeting held in the hall was November 7,1955.”

“The Glendale Womens Institute very kindly donated a copper wash boiler to the hall to be used for heating water in. The 4-H Dairy Club donated 10 dozen cups to be used in the hall.”

Lions International

THE LIONS CLUB OF BEARSPAW

Lions are an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 200 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world.

Known for working to end preventable blindness, Lions participate in a vast variety of projects important to their communities. These projects range from cleaning up local parks to providing supplies to victims of natural disasters.

Beginning in 1917, the association of Lions clubs has provided millions of people with the opportunity to give something back to their communities. View LQ (Lions Quarterly Video Magazine) on the Lions News Network to see how Lions continue to make a difference everyday and everywhere.

As a Lions club member, you can:

  • Make a difference everyday in your community. Whether it is providing support locally or reaching out internationally, you will have an opportunity to serve.
  • Be a part of a worldwide organization carrying out community and humanitarian projects. Members allow Lions clubs worldwide to carry out its many community and humanitarian programs.
  • Grow personally and professionally by participating in our programs, community service projects and events.
  • Gain an understanding and have an impact on local and international humanitarian issues.
  • Develop relationships with both local and international community and business leaders.
  • Have access to membership discounts and services.

Check here to see what Lions clubs are doing around the world: http://blog.lionsclubs.org/

2009 Farmer’s Market Opens!

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The Bearspaw Lions Farmer’s Market of 2009 opened June 7th at a new, earlier, time.  The Market now runs from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM every Sunday until October 4th.

With over 100 vendors offering a wide variety of fresh, local produce, this year’s market promises to be the best ever.

Some of our full time and regular part-time vendors who have returned this year are:

Food: Barry’s Beanery (coffee), Bowden Farm Fresh Chicken, Brassica Mustard, Buffalo Horn Ranch, Dor-Bel Int’l Fine Foods (frozen foods), Good For You Snacks, Hawaiian Concession, Homestyle Beverages, Meg & Mom Fudge, My Bread, Pat-A-Cake (cupcakes & cookies), S & L Meats (Sausage vendor), Sham’s Kitchen (East Indian food), Shoestring Ranch (beef), Sugar Creek Kettle Corn, Three Sisters Pies, Tim Petros (frozen pizza), TLC Farm Katahdins (lamb), What’s Cook’n (samosas, Jamaican patties, etc.), Watermill Bakery.

Produce & Fruit: Harrison Farms, Innisfail Growers, Michelle’s Market, Souto Farms (B.C. Fruit), Sam Jardine, Sullivan Farms, Student Fruit Stands, Walkers Own Produce.

Flowers, Plants: Chinook Country Glads, Paintbrush Farm.

Clothing: Canada Leathers, Ione Plasky, Janzen Casuals, Mandrill Design (hats), Renate & Steven John, Sassy Baby.

Jewelry: Crystal Creations by Christine, Jessica Jane Glass Art, Laura McIvor Designs, Magnetite

Crafts: Irene Umpleby (embroidered products, jewelry), Iron Combinations, Pete’sCat Scratchers, The Pottery Cupboard.

Misc: Bow Wows Bakery (dog & cat treats), Dianne & Preben Jensen(woodwork, quilts, etc.), E.C Recycling Tire Mats, George Watkins of Calgary (Tupperware), Goldcoast Treasures, Healing Stone / Topkick, Mullin Publishing (childrens books), Usborne Books at Home.

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Giddy-Up For Wishes 2008

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Martha

Giddy Up for Wishes is about dreams – the dreams of Martha Birkett and the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses.  The Bearspaw Lions were instrumental in assisting Martha on this undertaking and helped to coordinate Lions clubs to provide lodging and support along her way.

Martha left Ottawa on horseback on March 30, 2008 and rode 3500 km along the Trans Canada Highway to Calgary, Alberta. She arrived in time for the Calgary Stampede and was in the Stampede parade. Her goal was to raise money and awareness for the Children’s Wish Foundation.   Martha presented a cheque for over $200,000 to the Childrens Wish Foundation in early 2009.  For more details (read her blog – it’s fascinating) go to her website www.giddyupforwishes.com.

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Bearspaw Lions Farmer’s Market

THE LIONS CLUB OF BEARSPAW

Bearspaw Lions’ Farmers’ Market

e-mail: mailto:farmersmarket2016@bearspawlions.com

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When

First Sunday in June to the first Sunday in October, rain or shine.10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.Expanded parking is available on the west end of our property.  Parking is somewhat restricted along Nagway Road East of our property due to neighbor concerns.

Where

In the Bearspaw Lions Hall and on the property.Take Highway 1A (Calgary to Cochrane) West from Calgary to Bearspaw Road, just west of the Calgary City Limits. Turn North onto Bearspaw Road and immediately East onto Nagway Road.The Bearspaw Lions Hall and grounds are on the North side of Nagway Road.

What

The market boasts almost 100 vendors selling a wide range of: local plants & produce; B.C. fruit; baked goods; locally grown meats (fresh Chicken, frozen beef, bison, elk, and lamb); frozen & smoked fish; artisan products in iron, wood, silver and bone; natural cosmetics; crafted clothing; floral arrangements and other crafts.  The market is primarily an outdoor market with some vendor exhibits located inside the clubhouse.

This year we are pleased to have Nicks Catering returning to provide breakfast and lunch from the kitchen in our clubhouse.

History

Our market is a summer market (first Sunday in June to the first Sunday in October). It has been running since 1993. The market was the brain child of three people, Lion Orval Grenon and his wife Doreen and Lion Dan Schmaltz. At the time the Bearspaw area was going through a transition from agricultural use (primarily ranching) to residential acreages. A major fund raising activity for the club was a community auction. With the demographic shift the auction lost its luster and fund raising ability. Lion President Orval, set out to find another fund raiser. He was in the Millarville area and saw the impact of the Farmers Market on that rural community. Millarville was similar to Bearspaw in that it did not have a village centre.  Lion Orval convinced a few vendors to come to Bearspaw on Sunday after their Saturdays at Millarville. And the rest they say is history… The Market generates over $30,000.00 in revenues. Lions Grenon and Schmaltz were awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship for their proactive endeavor.

A unique aspect of our market is that it is run by volunteers and part of the proceeds go to charitable causes as identified by the Bearspaw Lions Club.  The Club regularly contributes to local charities such as the Cochrane Activettes as well as Stars (question: what is the only logo on the Stars helicopters?  Hint: look at the top left of our web page), the Cancer Society, Red Cross, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Interfaith Food Bank & many others.

Our address is:

Lions Club of Bearspaw
25240 Nagway Road
Calgary, Alberta, T3R 1A1
Fax: (403) 239-0235
Phone: (403) 239-0201

To get an application to be a vendor and pricing information click on the link above or send an e-mail to the address above.