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Amherst Lionness Club begins a new year of service

Amherst Lioness News with Helen Foster

The Amherst Lioness Club has met for the beginning of another Lioness Year beginning in September.

During our closing meeting in June we had Taylor Ripley speak to our club. She received a donation from our club towards a trip to Arequipa, Peru, which took place in April 2017.

At that time Taylor was a student at the NSCC Cumberland Campus in business administration management.

This trip was classified as a Cultural Entrepreneurship and Documentation Program to assist women with entrepreneurial ventures. She spoke to us about her work with teachers and students in Peru which was very informative.

She thanked our club for the support towards this trip and said it was a great experience and one she will remember and cherish.

Taylor was thanked by Queen Lioness Shirley LeBlanc.

During this meeting Queen Lioness Shirley inducted a new member into the club. This member is Lioness Nikita Holland. The Lioness pin was presented to her by Lioness Mary Black.

Lioness Nikita was welcomed to the Club by all the members.

Years of Service pins were presented to the following: Lioness Helen Foster – 45years; Lioness Karen MacIsaac – 20 years; Lioness Margie Sears – 5 years and Lioness Shirley LeBlanc – 5 years.

Queen Lioness Shirley welcomed all to the beginning of another Lioness Year at the September meeting. She also welcomed Melissa Lamoureux from Ontario who was a guest of Lioness Linda Johnson.

It was noted that the Lions and Lioness Race Against Drugs for Grade 5 elementary students would be held at Spring Street Academy in October. Five elementary classes from Cumberland County attended. The Lioness Club was asked to supply lunch at noon hour for the volunteers who assist at the various booths. Lioness Linda chaired this. The meeting was adjourned and members made a Halloween craft followed by lunch.

Our October meeting was called to order with the Lioness Prayer.

Lioness Mary Black read the minutes of the previous meeting and correspondence.

A thank you note from Marilyn Nixon who was assisted with her travel expenses to Kenya to help build a sustainable village was received.

A thank you was received from Const. Tom Wood for lunch and assistance at the Drug Awareness Day held in October.

It was noted that our club had a quilt donated by Sari Stiles and an embossed pillow donated by Dusanka Tusek. After a short discussion it was decided that we would sell tickets on these items at the Lions Bingo during two weeks in November.

A motion was passed to made a donation to Light the Way in support of the Cumberland Health Care Foundation. A lighted outdoor wreath will be dedicated in memory of deceased Lioness members.

The meeting closed with a delicious lunch.

- Submitted by Lioness Helen Foster

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