Magrath, AB The Magrath Community annual Food Drive will be held the week ending Sat 7 May 2022. The Magrath Lions Club in conjunction with local churches and volunteers will be holding our 17th Annual Community Food Drive during the week ending Sat 7 May 2022.
Details will be posted on the magrathlions.com/food-drive project page.
From: Allan Hunt
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2022 12:44 PM
Good afternoon, regarding the situation in the Ukraine, you will see a response from the Manager of Global Grants which is reasonably self-explanatory. For those of us in Canada, we can direct donations to: www.lionsofcanadafundforlcif.ca . You can click on the donate button and carry on with your donation. Indicate that your donation is for Refugees in Ukraine. You can donate in Canadian Funds and you will receive a Canadian Tax receipt. As always, every dollar donated goes towards those in need. This information has also been posted to Facebook, please share it.
Regarding the situation in Ukraine, we wanted to update you at a high level on LCIF’s response.
It's Time to Pack Shoebox Gifts for Operation Christmas Child 2021! Get your box at the Magrath Pharmacy (or use one of your own shoebox size boxes), fill them and return completed boxes to the Magrath Pharmacy by 6pm Fri 19th Nov (the last day for our drive here in Magrath) .
FYI National Collection Week begins on Mon 15 Nov 2021. ov. 15–21, 2021.
Great weather. 1500 flyers and bags. 250+ volunteers from local church groups in Magrath, Welling, Spring Coulee and area to drop off the flyers and collect the donations. Approaching 6000 lbs of food donated this year! 5 overflowing vehicles. Eight huge 'watermelon' boxes on pallets filled. All done by 1pm Sat 15 May 2021. Single largest private donation to Food Bank since Mar 2020. Yay. Thank you again all.
Apr 2021 Magrath - We are happy to announce a reboot of our traditional community food drive this year despite the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions. Yay!
The links below are to current year flyers and handouts in PDF format:
Our Annual Lions Garage Sale - week ending Sat 6 Jun 2020 **cancelled/deferred**
Apr 2020 Magrath - We are unable to hold our traditional community garage sale this year due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Instead we urge any who can to donate cash directly to the organization of your choice to support those in need at this time. Traditionally funds raised at the Lions Garage Sale have been used for local club projects. Hopefully we will be able to restart this project in spring 2021.
How? in person to Lion Roger at Magrath Pharmacy or etransfer to email@example.com or to another worthy cause of your choice ..
Magrath Lions Club ‘Bringing Our Community Together’
The Magrath Lions Club was founded in May 1938 with Gladstone Balderson as the first president and soon had 35 active members. One major accomplishment for the club back then was the construction of the original Magrath Swimming Pool (now long gone) and the Magrath Lions Playground. For the past 8 decades we have been working and serving here in Magrath with many taking several turns serving as club president over the years including: Charlie Matkin, Norm Hillmer, Johnny Bourne, Ken Balderson, Bob Clifton, Warren Wilde, Lawerence Papworth, Devar Dahl, Shauna Davies, Roger Davies, Alex White.
Today, we are a small but active club with about a dozen official club members with focus on Magrath and area. Our numbers may be small, but there are great local leadership opportunities here, and it is only thanks to so many willing local volunteers are we able to implement so many important projects here. Current Lions Club projects include the Annual Community Food Drive in early spring (2019 was our 14th annual drive with 100-150 church volunteers collecting food items from the entire town with 5000 lbs of food collected), our Annual Lions Garage Sale in late spring (we receive donations from all across town from people with too much stuff so they can come back and pay us to acquire different stuff), ongoing Lions Park Playground Upgrades as needed, an annual Community No Cost Clothing Event at summer end (with clothing donations from all across town and needing up to 100 volunteers to run it), and our Community Christmas Box Collections drive (for past 15 years we have served as collection point for boxes from community and from the club).
Current club membership includes Lions Alex (club president) and Laurie Ann White, Lions Glen and Christine (club secretary*) Bly, Lions Roger (club treasurer) and Shauna Davies, and Lions Mike and Kelly Duff, Lion Elizabeth Olsen, Lion Lawrence Papworth, Lion Deanna Friday, Lion Catherine Cai, Lion Larry Murray. *Sadly, in 2020 Lion Christine passed away after an extended illness. Lion Roger is currently the longest serving lion (since 1995). Lion Shauna has the distinction of having been our first female club president (4 terms starting in 2010). Lion Elizabeth is our oldest living club member (she being 5 years old when our club was founded).
We serve! We serve better with your help. Please see our website for current information on club projects, club membership and local volunteering opportunities.
Magrath Lions Club
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