ACTIVITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS The North Battleford Bonaventure Lions Club planted 2,000 trees with high school students in Saskatchewan, Canada. Niantic Lions and Shoreline Leos in Connecticut donated 150 tree seedlings to the town’s newly acquired open space area, Darrow Pond. The South Elgin Leos in Illinois raised funds to plant a tree in Lions Park. Wing-Kun Tam, 2011-12 international president, joined them to plant the tree. The Georgetown, South Carolina, Lions received a new trailer for aluminum can recycling from an anonymous donor. The trailer replaced one that was stolen. The Redwood Empire Lions in California have been busy over the past year with six spaghetti dinners, a pancake breakfast and crab feed, raising more than $64,000 for individuals and organizations in need. The club also recently installed a wheelchair ramp at a school for disabled children. In Montana, the Kalispell Lions coordinated a shopping spree raffle at a grocery store, with funds from ticket sales going to a food bank. The winner of the raffle gave the fiveminute spree to the food bank, and the food bank director collected more than $1,200 of groceries. Since 1934 the Buckingham Lions Club in Quebec, Canada, has delivered Christmas baskets to families in need. The Lions’ spring golf tournament raised $15,000, allowing them to deliver close to 300 baskets. THIS WAY FOR GOOD READING The Murrieta Lions in California are a traveling pack of Lions. Ruth Sharp (right) didn’t let a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, get in the way of reading the LION. Jon Hansen cruised Alaska. He goes the extra mile on his trips: he takes with him a club flier and a membership application form. “You just never know when you will meet a prospective new member,” Hansen says. He also has on his mind his club newsletter, which includes a “come travel with us” feature. Want to be in the LION? Just send us a photo of you with the LION, whether you’re at the pyramids in Egypt, the Great Wall of China, a café or street scene somewhere overseas or even an interesting location close to home. Send the picture along with your name, Lions club, hometown and photo description to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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