News from the Lions’ Den

  • May. 21, 2012 10:00 a.m.

By Kevin Lagroix–This past weekend was a very busy one for the Masset Haida Lions Club. The pancake was another resounding success. Co-Chair, Lion Sandy Goan said the club served approximately 200 breakfasts and a lot of compliments were given to the club for the tasty pancakes. The club made a few changes this year and one of them was the secret in the pancake batter. The result was a lot of satisfied customers. The club raffled off the two i-Pads on Sunday after the breakfast. With our local RCMP sergeant pulling the winning tickets from the bin the crowd waited anxiously. When the winners were announced it was another surprise as two Port residents won. It must be something in the water in that neighbourhood, because one winner was Jim Mould who won another i-Pod just last week in a separate draw, and the other winner was his neighbour, Weldon Munro. Congratulations to both winners and thank you goes out to all the people who entered the raffle and supported the community. The club once again honoured the Citizen of The Year. Every year since 1994 the Masset Haida Lions Club has presented a deserving individual an award for citizen of the year. This year was special as for the first time a resident of Old Massett was chosen. Rolly Williams who is well known for his charitable donations of time, effort, and spirit was the choice of the citizenship. Rolly is a person who routinely goes out of his way to assist, individuals, families and his community. He will provide firewood for those who cannot get it for themselves. He has ploughed the streets of Old Massett without being asked. His building of yellow cedar caskets to those in time of grief is another special giving trait of Rolly. Congratulations to you. The choice for this award was very difficult this year as two other very deserving citizens were highly considered. Mrs. Flo Perdue was a front-runner for the award for her years of continuous community support and Old Massett’s Norman Marks was another runner up. The club will be having a work bee soon to prepare the Faith Thorgeirson memorial gardens for the year. Contact Mary Isaacs at 626-3381 if you wish to help or donate a plant or statue to the garden. The garden can be viewed out front of the hospital. The Lions Club is pleased to announce that their annual bursary awarded to a grade 12 graduate is being increased from $500 to $1,000 this year. The club would like to thank the community for the support that allows the club to continue in community projects.