In recognition of his long service and dedication to Lionism, the Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club presented Lion Tom McNee recently with the prestigious Judge Brian Stevenson Fellowships Award.
McNee has reached a significant milestone in Lionism by being a member for 50 years. He had first joined the Lions in Summerside, PEI in 1962. Being in the military, he was transferred to Comox, where he discovered there was no local Lions Club to join. He soon resolved this local shortcoming.
During his long association with the Lions, Lion Tom has been a charter member of four clubs: Summerside, Comox, Courtenay and the Comox Valley Monarchs. He has served in many capacities in these clubs. He was involved with the creation of the Low Income Housing Society.
To recognize outstanding Lions and other deserving recipients, past international president Judge Brian Stevenson has endorsed this fellowship, which recognizes community involvement or great achievement and is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed in Lionism.
The Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club serves the community by distributing bursaries; Vanier Student Bursary, Coal Hills BMX, the Courtenay Recreational Association, Sid Williams Theatre, Child Development Association, CV Therapeutic Riding, Boys and Girls Club, Santa’s Workshop, Senior Peer Counselling, Relay For Life, Comox Valley Hospice, St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, Glacier View Lodge, Courtenay Low Income Housing, Salvation Army, CV Community Foundation, Sonshine Lunch Club, Courtenay Museum, Food Bank, Comox Valley Search and Rescue other donations within the community.
Together with the Black Creek Lions Club, the Comox Valley Monarch Lions Cub administers and manages the Lions Valley View Estates Low Income Housing Project.
Their new community/fundraising project is selling 911 reflective address signs. Every second counts for an emergency vehicle to locate an address — even two minutes can mean a difference between life and death.
All the money raised from this project goes directly back into the community. The signs sell for $40 and you can place your order by calling Lion April at 250-338-9602 or visiting www.911reflectivesign.ca.
— Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club