Ian Jacques  / Delta Optimist  SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 12:05 PM

Ian Jacques / Delta Optimist

SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 12:05 PM

Mayor Lois Jackson presented awards of recognition to Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club members Walter Melnyk, Roger Lasell and David Morisawa on Monday.

The Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club and several of its members were recognized at city hall Monday for years of service to the community.

Mayor Lois Jackson paid tribute to the club’s 50-year history and recognized three members for their long-standing service.

The mayor presented certificates to Walter Melnyk for his 62 years of service, Roger Lasell for his 35 years of service and David Morisawa for his 52 years of service.

“Back in March of 1968, a couple of fellows got together with Ladner Lions Club members and discussed the idea of forming a new Lions Club for Tsawwassen,” said Jackson. “Out of that meeting the club was formed and a charter was signed in June 1968, sponsored by the Ladner Lions to serve the communities of Tsawwassen, Boundary Bay and Point Roberts.

“Over the years the club has supported the community admirably through programs for community groups, children and seniors, projects benefiting the community, an annual bursary for students as well as donating to the hospital and Reach,” Jackson said.

The club raises funds in a number of ways, including pancake breakfasts, Tsawwassen Sun Festival, Christmas events and many more. The club also has a huge role in the annual Canada Day celebrations in Tsawwassen.

“The service and dedication of these members is just wonderful,” added Jackson. “Thank you for helping to make this a better community.”

The Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club is proud to have served the communites of South Delta since 1968

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UPDATED January 24, 2019



Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions

The meeting was called to order by Lion President Kim Carswell at 7:00 pm.

26 members were present.

PREVIOUS MINUTES: Moved by Lion Steve Scott that the minutes of Jan. 21 be accepted as

published on the website and via email, seconded by Lion Roger Lasell. Carried

CORRESPONDENCE: letters for financial assistance received from Canadian Red Cross and Meals

on Wheels and passed on to the Community Donations Committee


1. Financial Report: Lion Harry Siempelkamp moved that the treasurer’s report be accepted as

circulated, seconded by Lion Rick Marks, Carried.

2. Nominating Committee: Lion President Kim Carswell reported that the committee of Lions

Murray Hastings, Gary Keller and Kim Carswell were actively recruiting the new executive and

will meet the week of Feb.11 to identify new candidates. Nominating meeting will be Apr. 1 and

elections, if required, will be held at the Annual General meeting on Apr. 15

3. Community Donations Committee: Lion Roger Lasell moved that the club donate $1000 to

the SDSS Rugby Club and $1000 to the SDSS Football Club for their assistance at the Tree

Chipping Event. Seconded by Lions Alan Calderwood. Carried.

Lions Allan Calderwood, Roger Lasell and Kim Carswell will organize a “Big Cheque”

presentation to the SDSS clubs.

CDC Chairman Roger Lasell asked the membership to consider individuals or groups that may

benefit from some financial assistance from the TBBL. They should contact Roger Lasell or

any member of the Donations Committee.

4. Canada Day Coordinator: Lion President Kim Carswell announced that Lion Peter Hay had

volunteered to head the committee., assisted by Lions Marilyn Elford, Steve Dane, Peter

Thesiger and Chris Heywood.

5. Grauer Park update: Lion Alan Calderwood gave a detailed report on this project from

inception until today. Details are available on the Lions website.

Lions Peter Thesiger and Steve Dane compiled a 7 page document from archived minutes of

all the discussions pertaining to the Grauer Park project. This document was emailed to all

members and is posted on the TBBL website under “Members only / Notices to Membership”

password TBBLmembers).

Lion Alan Calderwood moved that $10,000 be moved into the Grauer Park fund for the next

phase of this project, seconded by Lion David Smith. Carried. It should be noted that these

funds will be available to other projects should the need arise, and only be used for Grauer

Park upon further approval of the club members.

6. Good and Welfare of Members: Lion President Kim Carswell reported that Lion Gerry Hintz

had just passed away, after a length illness. He also commented on the service for Emma

Melnyk held on Saturday.

7. Round Table: Lion Allan Calderwood suggested that we should sponsor a member to attend

the District H Spring Conference on March 15/16 to represent the TBBL. This will be discussed

at the Board meeting on Feb. 19

TERMINATION/ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was terminated at 8:05 pm

CLUB CALENDAR: March 15/16 – District 19H Spring Conference - Chilliwack