Gabriola Lions Win Highest Awards

Gabriola Lions Club President Graham Miller is pleased to announce that Lions Eric Boulton and Bob Rooks have been chosen by the club executive to receive the Lions Club International Foundation's highest award, the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. This award is named for Lions International founder Melvin Jones and is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism. Lions Eric and Bob are role models because of their exemplary service to the Gabriola Lions Club and the community for which it serves. (Photo: DB)

Heartiest Congratulations Lions Eric and Bob!

Ultrasound for Urgent Treatment Room

In June 2013 Dr. Paul Champion and Mr. Chuck Connors from the Gabriola Healthcare Foundation presented a request to the Gabriola Lions Club for financial assistance to purchase ultrasound equipment to be used in the urgent care room at the Healthcare Clinic. The equipment was required to upgrade patient treatment in the urgent care facility and will provide the ability to transmit images to ultrasound specialists on Vancouver Island if required. (Photo: DB)

The Lions Club has been a long time supporter of community health care and unanimously decided to provide funding for such an important piece of medical equipment. $19000 was donated from the Lions funds and $6000 from funds provided to the Lions by B.C. Gaming.

2013 Youth Exchange Programme

May 2013: Lions welcome our 2013 Youth Exchange participants (middle row) Keanna Velsen and Raven Davern as the girls prepare for their five weeks in Peru in July-August. (Photo: DB) Click here to see a larger version of the photo.

Secretary Bill and President Graham welcome with our 2013 Youth Exchange Program students Keanna and Raven.

Landscaping at the Gabriola Community Health Centre

February 2013: Gabriola Lions laying out a soft path at the Health Centre for easy walking. (Photos: DB)

Log Splitting for Good Causes

Lions Joan Ensor and Mike Hoeinghaus work the log splitter with Gisela Cavill

Broom Pulling

Lions helping GaLTT with their broom pulling project in Drumbeg Park Sunday Feb 3, 2013. It's amazing how rapidly this invasive weed takes over, but equally amazing is the natural beauty of the park when it's gone. (Photos: DB)

Lion Bill pulling broom out by the roots.

A cooperative effort by Lions Miriam and Mike

Great exercise for a Sunday afternoon.

Christmas / Holiday Dinner, Dec 9

District Governor Leslie Smith is flanked by Zone Chair Larry Johannes (left) and Gabriola Lions President Graham Miller at the annual dinner. (Photo: BK)

Induction of New Members

District Governor Leslie Smith watches as President Graham Miller congratulates new Lion Ken Hatfield at his induction ceremony on Dec 9. (Photo: BK)

New Lion Jon Carlson attaches his Lions pin as his sponsor, Lion Eric Boulton, looks on during Jon's induction ceremony on Dec 9. (Photo: BK)

Lion of the Year

Lion Bill Kalbfleisch shows the trophy he was awarded as Lion of the Year at the Christmas / Holiday Dinner on Dec 9. (Photo: Burney Smith)

Lions Larry and Sharon dress up for our Halloween meeting.

Lions Anne and Carol get into the Halloween spirit at our Halloween meeting.