Serving the communities of Tsawwassen B.C. and Point Roberts, Washington since 1968

The Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club support the communities of Tsawwassen, B.C and Point Roberts, Washington, through programs to community groups, children and seniors. Requests for assistance are submitted to the club and thoroughly reviewed by the Finance Committee. We also provide an annual bursary to South Delta Senior Secondary for a non - academic student. 

Our funds are raised through several ongoing programs that include the Car Lot at Tsawwassen Center Mall every Sunday, a plant sale at Sunnyside Nursery in April, Tsawwassen Sun Festival in August, Christmas Tree Chipping at South Delta Recreation Center in January and a grant from the Provincial Gov't through the Gaming Commission.

Annually, we host a Canada Day celebration at Diefenbaker Park, Fathers Day Pancake Breakfast at Centennial Beach and a Pancake Breakfast prior to the Sun Festival Parade on the first Monday in Ausgust.  

Meeting Place and Times:

General Meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of each month, September through June at Cammidge House, Centennial Beach, Boundary Bay Regional Park, Delta B.C.

Board of Directors Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month following the General meeting, August through June at Cammidge House, Centennial Beach, Boundary Bay Regional Park, Delta B.C.

Where the meeting date falls on a holiday, the meeting will be held on the Tuesday.

Directions: take Hwy 17 towards the BC Ferry Terminal at Tsawwassen, turn left at the light (just after the curve in the road) onto 56th St. Continue south on 56th until 12th Ave (shopping center), turn left and follow 12th Avenue past Beach Grove Golf Course (on your right) for another half mile. Watch for sign directing you to turn left into park. Follow roadway to Cammidge House. 

Now on Facebook!!!!!

www.facebook.com/tbblions

Contact Infomation:

President - Kim Carswell                TBBLionsPresident@gmail.com

Secretary - Steve Dane          

Treasurer - Harry Siempelkamp            

Webmaster - PP Steve Scott  

     

Mailing Address:

PO Box 18165

1215C 56 St.

Delta BC V2L 2M4

 

Membership

If you are interested in finding out more information about the club and joining us for an introductory meeting, please contact the Membership Chairman 

Chairman -  Peter Hay

TBBLionsMembership@gmail.com  

 

Why should I become a Lion?

As a Lion member, you can:

- make a difference everyday in your community

- provide support locally or reach out internationally

- grow personally and professionally by participating in our programs, community events and service projects.

- have an impact on local and international humanitarian issues

- develop relationships with both local and international community business leaders

 

"We have great fun, whether we are meeting or working on a project. There is always lots of laughter! We have a great mix of Lions, male and female, young and old, that reflects our community and who are interested in giving back, especially if it benefits children and seniors."    Lion Steve, Past President

 

 

About the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club

As told by Charter Member, Lion Ernest Stacey:

"A few guys were getting together in the old Pillars Inn back in March 1968 to discuss the formation of a new Lions Club for Tsawwassen. Two members of the Ladner Lions provided the needed guidance. It was their desire to include Point Roberts and were fortunate to make the acquaintance of one, Bert Gladu. Bert owned Ben's grocery store at the Point and proved to be a valuable asset for the club. Bert is also a charter member. Soon after the charter of the new club, the name was changed to the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club.

One of the first projects was building a school playground under the guidance of Lion Bob McLaren. To raise money for this project, some recently felled trees were cut and split for firewood and then sold to the community. Other early projects included wooden bus shelters and providing a wheelchair for an individual crippled in a swimming accident. The club was especially proud of the donation they were able to give to the building of the new Delta Hospital. To foster a good relationship with the local business community, the meeting place was changed from year to year and included, The Pillars, Marios, Best Western Hotel and the Cannery in Point Roberts."

 

Chartered   June 8, 1968

Sponsored by Ladner Lions

 

20 Charter Members

President – Ernest Bianco

Secretary – John Kewley

Treasurer – Albert Gladu

Vice Presidents – Curt Wright, Dave Waterman, Garry Viner

Two Year Directors – Wes Burt, Bert DeTemple

One Year Directors – Walter Gilbert, Art Smith

Tail Twister – Peter Nordin

Lion Tamer – Bob Mclaren

Alex Burns, Carl Julius, Jack Mason, Bill Olsen

Ernest Stacey, Laugi Thostenson, Gordon Phillips, Duncan Henderson

 

Serving the Communities of:

Tsawwassen Boundary Bay and Point Roberts, Washington.

 

Little Known Fact:

One of only 2 clubs worldwide to serve communities in 2 Countries.

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UPDATED January 24, 2019

 

FEBRUARY 4, 2019 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

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

BUSINESS:

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