We all gave a great presentation to highlight our terrific Lioness spirit and goals at the parade.
Lots of people along the sidelines said “thank you” as we walked by – Lioness Val
…We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. –That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, … Declaration of Independence, adopted by the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1776.
Four (4) $1,000.00 scholarships are being offered by the Lake of the Woods Lioness Club for students who are single parents and attending Germanna Community College. The deadline for application is March 11, 2016. For more information click on the following link:
Come join us for the annual LOW Lioness Flea Market. Would you care to expose the community to your arts or crafts? Do you have collectibles you want to sell? Are you trying to downsize, de-clutter or re-focus your decor? Aggressively? Then reserve your $20 space now by contacting Linda (540-412-1021) or Carolyn (972-4656).
Otherwise, donate those gently used household goods or other items for sale by the Lioness. They are needed to make this event a success. Please contact Helene (540-412-0798) to arrange a time to drop off your donations.
Additionally, home-baked goods will be available. All profits will go to the Lioness Benevolence Fund.
December 2015 marks the end of an era. Betty is retiring after co-managing the Wilderness Food Pantry for 9 years. She first served with Lion Janet, then Lion Jim and most recently Lion Dave. During this time the number of Pantry clients has grown from 50 to 300+. Working with the other co-managers, Betty ensured the Pantry was stocked as well as resources would allow by coordinating trips to the Fredericksburg Food Bank with volunteers and by personally shopping the best buys at local supermarkets. Betty’s compassion for the Pantry’s clients is always evident. She listens as they describe their circumstances and then suggests other avenues of support – the Free Clinic, Hot Soup and Sandwich at a local church, etc. She also offers to take ill clients to the ‘Doc in a Box.’ Undoubtedly, the Wilderness Food Pantry will continue to serve and have an impact on the less fortunate of our community. However, Betty’s absence will leave a void.
Lioness Book Room Re-opens February 27
The Lionesses who staff the Book Room are on hiatus until February 27. Located in the Ferris Building, the Book Room is open the last Saturday of each month – except December and January. As our most profitable fundraiser, the Lioness Book Sale is on track to exceed its budgeted receipts for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Thanks to the volunteers who operate the Book Room by collecting, sorting, shelving and selling books. Pictured are (seated) Linda and Sherri; (standing) Glennah, Caroline and Helene.