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The Newmarket Lions Club received its charter as a member of The International Association of Lions Clubs (Lions International) in March 1931. To be able to understand the Newmarket Lions Club, you must first understand a little about Lions International, the relation between the Newmarket Lions Club, Lions International and the Canadian Lions Foundation.

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Inn From The Cold Dinner Nov. 11, 2016

Members of the Newmarket Lions Club prepare to serve a hot meal at the Inn From The Cold November 11, 2016

Lions Celebrate 85 Years

Newmarket Lions Celebrated their 85 year of service to the Newmarket community in February, 2016

A-16 District Governor Susan Tate presented a certificate of Appriciation to Lions President Mike Barker

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FREEZE-OUT POKER TOURNAMENT
Jan 04, 2017

 

Friday March 17, 2017

Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall
200 Doug Duncan Dr  7:00 p.m.

$40.00 to the Prize Pool

$40.00 Bounty Chip

$40.00 Donation to Newmarket Lions Club

This is a freeze-out tournament. No re-buys or add-ons. Doors open at 6:00 pm tournament starts at 7:00 pm. 

Starting stack - $10,000, 30 minute blinds.

Contact: newmarketlionsclub@sympatico.ca for further information

NOTE: We will be holding another Texas Holdum Tournament Friday April 21, 2017

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READING ACTION PROGRAM
Jan 04, 2017

NEWMARKET LIONS CLUB HONOURED BY THE YORK REGION DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

The Newmarket Lions Club has been recognized by the York Region District School Board for their on going Reading Action programme. The programme is offered to Newmarket public schools who have a FAST programme. (Family and Schools Together) The programme is eight weeks long and involves children and parents in a family skills class. The Newmarket Lions Club provides transportation to the Chapters store in Newmarket where each child is allowed to select any bbook they like. The book is stamped with the Lions logo and "This book belongs to....." The Newmarket Lions Club funds the purchase.

The Club also visits Kindigarten classes in schools and reads to the children and gives them a choice of books to take home. Todate the Club has visited eight schools and provided over 400 books.

In 2017 the Newmarket Lions Club hopes to visit 11 public schools in Newmarket.

VALUE OF THE PROGRAM: TESTIMONIALS

  “Thank –you so much for coming and sharing your love of reading with us. You are fantastic role models and we really appreciate you spending time with us.” Love, The Kinder Kids

 “We just wanted to say a ‘big thank you’ from the students and staff in our FDK programs for coming to our school. The students loved the stories and books are fabulous!!! It is a great program to help encourage reading right from an early age. Everything was very well organized and all of the Lions members were great with the students and staff. Enjoy your week and thank you again. Keep us in mind for any future programs.” Thanks  L

 “ On behalf of the students at …. Public School, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Lions organization for supporting literacy in our school system. When we got back to the classroom we shared the book that each child had chosen and then did a tally to discover which book was chosen the most. The children were very excited about their books and some of them had trouble keeping them in their backpacks! I am forwarding only the pictures that do not have any children’s faces in them for your use. Thanks again, for the time and effort that went into our visit- it was very much appreciated by all. Volunteers help make this world a better place!!”  Thanks C

“This is a very rewarding experience for the students. They really enjoyed listening to the stories and they especially loved being able to pick their very own book. It’s extra special that each name is written into the book. The students also appreciated having a range of books to make their selection.” Thanks M

 “Dear Lion Kirby and Ron, and Lions Megan and Sylvia; we are so glad that you visited our school last week. We agree with you that reading is very important!

Kirby did an excellent job of reading the story, Andrew’s Loose Tooth. We were supper happy and surprised by all the great books we could choose from. Thank you so much, we were all very happy with the books we got to bring home.

We were amazed to find out about all the other things the Lions Club does for children. We did not know that you give free glasses, hearing aids, and coats to children whose families cannot afford them, or that you send kids to camps!

We are learning about community helpers and we think you are terrific helpers in the community. We really liked meeting you and learning more about the Lions Club.”  Printed on chart paper and signed by 35 students and teachers … Public School

 

 VALUE OF THE PROGRAM: TESTIMONIALS

  “Thank –you so much for coming and sharing your love of reading with us. You are fantastic role models and we really appreciate you spending time with us.” Love, The Kinder Kids

 “We just wanted to say a ‘big thank you’ from the students and staff in our FDK programs for coming to our school. The students loved the stories and books are fabulous!!! It is a great program to help encourage reading right from an early age. Everything was very well organized and all of the Lions members were great with the students and staff. Enjoy your week and thank you again. Keep us in mind for any future programs.” Thanks  L

 “ On behalf of the students at …. Public School, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Lions organization for supporting literacy in our school system. When we got back to the classroom we shared the book that each child had chosen and then did a tally to discover which book was chosen the most. The children were very excited about their books and some of them had trouble keeping them in their backpacks! I am forwarding only the pictures that do not have any children’s faces in them for your use. Thanks again, for the time and effort that went into our visit- it was very much appreciated by all. Volunteers help make this world a better place!!”  Thanks C

“This is a very rewarding experience for the students. They really enjoyed listening to the stories and they especially loved being able to pick their very own book. It’s extra special that each name is written into the book. The students also appreciated having a range of books to make their selection.” Thanks M

 “Dear Lion Kirby and Ron, and Lions Megan and Sylvia; we are so glad that you visited our school last week. We agree with you that reading is very important!

Kirby did an excellent job of reading the story, Andrew’s Loose Tooth. We were supper happy and surprised by all the great books we could choose from. Thank you so much, we were all very happy with the books we got to bring home.

We were amazed to find out about all the other things the Lions Club does for children. We did not know that you give free glasses, hearing aids, and coats to children whose families cannot afford them, or that you send kids to camps!

We are learning about community helpers and we think you are terrific helpers in the community. We really liked meeting you and learning more about the Lions Club.”  Printed on chart paper and signed by 35 students and teachers … Public School

 

HOW OTHER LIONS CLUBS CAN GET INVOLVED

First, check out The Lions International website under the heading Reading Action Program to get an idea about the program.

 Second, if your club wants to investigate how to get Scholastic involved and get the 50% discount, contact Christina Winfield National Account Manager at 1-416-915-3500x3054 by phone and CWinfield@scholastic.ca by email  or the order desk if Christina isn’t available, Tammy Eige at  1-866-346-1288  and TEige@scholastic.ca by email. Ask to receive the package of materials they have for the Reading Action Program. Their program that ties into the Lions’, is called Read and Rise. They will send you out numerous catalogues and a credit application form. Ask that they include their Read and Rise book list which includes low cost books for pr- school to grade 8 by level.

Then decide the level you direct your focus. We focused on kindergarten students. To date we’ve purchased over 480 books at a total cost of $2500.00 which would have otherwise be $5000.00

 

For more information , please feel free to contact Kirby Brock at 905-895-2622 or email ksbrock@rogers.com

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