May 6, 2019

The meeting was called to order by Lion President Kim at 7:00PM.  28 members and 2 guests were present.

WELCOMING OF GUESTS: Lion Roger introduced guests Tamara McGregor, of the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation, her daughter Sophia and her father, Larry Leslie. Tamara’s husband, a Vancouver City fire fighter has been running a golf tournament for the past few years, raising awareness and money for this Foundation. She mentioned that this organization has helped her daughter, Sophia and themselves through their journey and passed along some literature about the DSRF. The golf tournament is to be held on May 23rd at Mayfair Lakes. A request for a donation to support the golf tournament will be reviewed by the CDC.

PREVIOUS MINUTES:  Moved by Lion Steve D. that the minutes of April 15th be accepted as published on the website and via email, seconded by Lion Ron. Carried.

CORRESPONDENCE: Invitation from the Air Cadet 828 Squadron to attend their Annual Ceremonial Review at the SDRC on June 2, 2019, was circulated


1.  Financial Report: Lion Harry moved that the treasurer’s report be accepted as circulated, seconded by Lion Ron. Carried. He reminded all members that our dues of $100.00 are to be paid prior to the end of June.

2. Community Donations Committee: Lion Roger advised that the donation request to the South Delta Ministerial Society - Community Fund of Faith, is waiting for documentation as to where this money will be spent in the community and has been tabled to the next meeting. A second request is to assist the Little House Society with funding of a library. The Society has had their primary source of funding from City of Delta curtailed and it appears that they are in some financial difficulty. Tabled to a future meeting. 

3. Unsung Hero: Pres. Kim read the following from a press release from Newsradio1130: “The latest winner in the NEWS 1130 Unsung Hero contest is Beth Carr-Hilton of Delta. Among the many things she’s done in her life, Beth is a founding member of the Delta Hospital Auxiliary, has been a long time staffer at the Delta Hospice Charity Shoppe, and is a key player with the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club." Alpine Credits is acknowledging Beth with $500 as well as a $1,000 donation to the RCH Foundation.

4.  TBBL Event Staffing Solutions: Pres. Kim expressed his concerns with the use and manning of the SCK over the summer as this is our busiest time of the year. Lion Steve S., who as the Chair of this committee is also concerned about the number of events in the next 3 months and will look into the need to continue to do too many events that do not make financial sense. Manpower is at a premium with the Sunday carlot needing to be staffed as well and Lion Roger suggested that we look into volunteers from the high school to help out in this regard. It was also mentioned that the make-up of the carlot teams will be looked at and decided by September. 

5.  OWL Open House: Lion Steve S. reported that this annual event grossed over $5,000 and involved 16 Lions and one volunteer (his wife Darlene) working 180 man hours over 2 days.

6. Grauer Park: Lion Allan reported that Woodhenge (5 posts) has now been erected and other work continues with an opening date yet to be determined, but could be into June. Lion Allan moved the\at $20,000 be transferred to the Grauer Park reserve fund, seconded by Lion Steve S., Carried.  

7. Round Table discussion: Lion Murray advised that the fridge in the kitchen has not been working properly over the last few weeks and that he is getting a quote to repair this. Lion Brian mentioned that in regards to the carlot, high school volunteers help the Legion in some of their events and that they receive credits for this. Lion Marilyn suggested that the Board meetings which are currently taking place before the regular meetings do not allow enough time for meaningful discussions.  Lion Paul advised that Lions International will give a credit to the club for each new member who joins prior to the end of June. Lion Peter H. says there is to be a meeting of his team this week to discuss the status of the remaining items.  Lion Steve S. congratulated Lion Allan for having his crew help out at Grauer Park, giving their time freely. 

8.  Good and Welfare: Nil report

TERMINATION/ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was terminated at 8:12 PM


May 7         -  Ladner Elementary Track Meet at SDSS

May 25/26  -  Ladner May Days

June 1        -  Delta Hospital Auxiliary Luncheon

June 8/9     -  Winskill Swim Meet

June 12      -  Delta Management BBQ

June 16      -  Father’s Day

July 1         -  Canada Day

July 20       -  Boundary Bay Airshow

Aug 3/4/5   -  Sun Festival at Winskill (pancake breakfast on Monday)

Aug 18       -  Ladner Quilt and Car Show 

Sept. 6       -  Southpointe Welcome Back

Sept. 12     -  Day at the Farm 

Dec. 12      -  Pancake Breakfast at South Park 


UPDATED October 17, 2019