Name: Ron and Betty Jean (BJ) Finlay, both past council chairpersons Members of:The Huron Shores Lions Club, District A9,Ontario, Canada Lions since: 1959 (Ron) and 1982 (BJ) Professions: Veterinarian (Ron) and elementary school teacher (BJ) How did you become Lions? “I had been a Lionness for more than 25 years when I chartered our club last summer,” says BJ. “Years ago, as a young professional in Erin, Ontario, Ron was requested to donate the cost of a bag of concrete for the new floor of the local arena, and then an invitation to come out to a meeting led to him joining the local club.” In what ways do you support LCIF? In July, 2008, we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends, but to make it even more special, we asked for donations to CSFII instead of any gifts,” says BJ. “We were amazed at the amount donated, and with the help of International Director Beverley Stebbins, we proudly presented three Melvin Jones Fellowship recognitions to deserving Lions.” What has inspired you to donate and serve through LCIF? “LCIF has always appealed to us because we are able to do so much for so many and every cent we send to LCIF goes to doing just that.”
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