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Marcel Servais, Chair of the First Annual Lions Club of Valley East Charity Days Committee announced preliminary details of the special community celebration that will take place on September 8 & 9.
Marcel Servais, President of the Valley East Lions Club, knows he has a lot of work ahead of him before he sees the final construction of the new Lion's Den on the former site on St. Joseph's Street, but he has been energized by the support he has received from the City of Greater Sudbury's planning committee.
MARCEL SERVAIS, CHAIRPERSON, ...
MARCEL SERVAIS, CHAIRPERSON, VALLEY EAST LION'S CLUB
1.Report dated April 9, 2001 from the Director of Planning Services and the General Manager, Economic Development and Planning Services regarding Amendment No.1 to the Official Plan for the Sudbury East Planning Area, Unincorporated Townships.
Marcel Servais, Chair of the Charity Days Committee, shown on the right, met recently with Robert Kirwan, Marketing Manager of the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre to discuss details of the event and make plans on how to incorporate the merchants of the mall in the effort.
"Our main goal is to work with as many of the local charities as possible to help them raise some money for their organization," Marcel
Each group will help in whatever way they can, but the members of the Lions Club
will be doing the "lion's share" of the work.," Marcel
invites anyone who is interested in helping out or who has ideas or suggestions to offer to come to one of their organizational meetings which are held at the Lions Den in Hanmer on the last Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m.
More details will be forthcoming in the coming months.
Valley East Lions Club Presents Money To Local Charity Groups
That Helped Make First Annual Lions Charity Days A Huge Success
, shown fourth from the left, is shown with some of the representatives from the charities that participated in the First Annual Valley East Lions Club Charity Days which was held on September 9, 2006.
Each of the charities was presented with the proceeds from their respective sponsored events.
From the left we have: Mary Bertrand (St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank); Stephanie Richard (Our Children, Our Future): Muriel Anderson (Sudbury Regional Palliative Care Association); Marcel Servais (Chair of the Valley East Lions Charity Days); Angela Paquin (Sudbury Regional Palliative Care Association); Mary Lou and Bob Bolger (Kin Club of Valley East); Dawn (Our Children, Our Future); and Sylvie Demore (Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and sponsor of the Teen Dance).
For example, the other day I met with Marcel Servais, who many will recognize as a pillar of the community in so many ways.He explained to me how the Valley East Lions Club will be organizing the First Annual Charity Days in September."Our main goal is to work with as many of the local charities as possible to help them raise some money for their organization," explained Marcel, who is the Chair of the Charity Days Committee.
"Each of our activities will be dedicated to a different charity and all of the money raised from that event will be donated to the charity."Marcel
continued, "We are really excited about this format.It will involve every section of the community, including charities, churches and schools.Each group will help in whatever way they can, but the members of the Lions Club
will be doing the "lion's share" of the work."
was going over the different things that will be taking place that weekend, my mind drifted to a story I once heard about a rabbi who was visited by an angel.The rabbi asked the angel to explain the difference between heaven and hell.He
was then taken to a place and stood before two doors.
passionately went on describing his
vision of the Charity Days and as we brought up how much the Lions mean to this community, I continued to recall the image of heaven and hell as explained by the angel in the story.