Giving Back to the Community!

Over the past year, several organizations have been able to provide services in their respective communities and the Bay St. George area as a whole.  This is thanks to the Indian Head Coop/Stephenville Lions Club 50/50 Charity Program who have been accepting letters of application requesting grants to assist with the financial needs.  

Recipients are notified and presented with a cheque each quarter, with the most recent this past month. Five groups received a total of $9600 from monies raised from 50/50 ticket purchase in the Indian Head Coop. 

This quarter’s recipients were: Stephenville Theatre Festival ($2600); Lion Max Simms Memorial Camp ($2000); Stephenville Emergency Food Services ($3000); BSG South Fire Department ($1000) and the Flat Bay Community Centre ($1000).

Interested groups can apply for a grant  by submitting a letter of application to the Indian Head Coop. The committee will meet again following June 30, 2016’s deadline. 

Pictured below (l-r) are Chris Vaugh, General Manager, Stephenville Theatre Festival, Jerry Patey, Fundraising Chair with Lion Max Simms Memorial Camp; Rev. Gosse with Stephenville Emergency Food Services; Francis Morris, chief of the Bay St. George South Fire Department; Wayne Lee Chair of the Indian Head Coop Board of Directors, Bernadine Blanchard of the Flat Bay Community Centre and Dave Rex, President of Stephenville Lions Club.
Recipients of 50 50 Charity Program Mar 2016

 

We’ve got your back!

The Stephenville Lions Club is always eager and willing to support our young people in all their pursuits. So when the opportunity to support Stephenville High’s athletic team came across our table we jumped at the cha13323736_10153514153355718_4709153638931150841_once.

As a requirement of School Sports NL, all athletes competing on the provincial level must wear a team singlet, and as any parent of an athlete knows, outfitting them for sports is a hefty investment.  Recently Stephenville High Track & Field coach, Rosie Ryan, approached the Stephenville Lions Club for assistance in purchasing 40 of these uniforms and we happily replied, “we’ve got your back!”

During this past weekend, Stephenville High were among 18 teams from across Newfoundland competed in 14 track and field events in St. John’s.  Sporting their new singlets these 21 talented and dedicated young athletes made Stephenville and our Lions Club proud. 

Congratulations to the boys for being deemed Provincial Champions while the girls 13315384_10153514163410718_5366314541309690375_nproudly accepted their Silver accolades. With 32 medals awarded for a variety of events including Javelin, Long and High Jump, Shotput, Relays, Sprints and Long Distance these young athletes are the best of the best and we at the Stephenville Lions Club are very humbled to be a part of their 13327599_10153514153565718_6285944751717127642_nathletic lives.

For more pics check out our photo gallery  http://www.stephenvillelionsclub.ca/photo-gallery/nggallery/thumbnails/page/5

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