We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable 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. The Declaration of Independence
June 7, 1776: Richard Henry Lee presented a resolution before the 2nd Continental Congress, These United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.
June 11, 1776: The 2nd Continental Congress charged Thomas Jefferson, age 33, and 4 others with drafting a formal statement justifying the break with Great Britain. Though there was input from Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, Jefferson is recognized as principal author of The Declaration of Independence.
July 4, 1776: The 2nd Continental Congress officially adopted The Declaration of Independence, the eloquent expression of liberty, equality and democracy upon which the country was founded and the foremost statement of those ideals.
July 1, 2017: The Lake of the Woods Lioness Club celebrated the 50 years of our incredible community and the 241st birthday of our incredible nation.
Festive describes the LOW Lioness December dinner meeting. Dressed in holiday colors, we toasted the season, feasted on Tuscan Chicken and joined the Youth Praise Band from the Lake of the Woods Church in a Christmas Carol sing.
No matter an individual Lioness’ faith, the time between Thanksgiving and the first of the year is always for reflection on our fortune and to subsequently remember those less fortunate.
In remembering a purpose of LOW Lioness to support community services, members made donations to the Wilderness Food Pantry. Orange Bridges and SAFE House.
Thanks to the many who worked to make LOW Lioness participation in the Christkindlmarkt at the Community Center on December 3 a success. Pictured are just some of the volunteers who staffed the event. Claudia and JoAnn chaired the Bake Sale, while Karin and Isabella chaired the Christmas Item Sale. Theresa and a team used their talents to make the beautiful denim aprons and wall hangings. As with all LOW Lioness fundraisers, profit from our participation in Christkindlmarkt goes to the LOW Lioness Benevolence Fund, and subsequently benefits the less fortunate of our community.
The 29th Annual LOW Lioness Card Party, Luncheon and Fashion Show provided something for each of the 197 ticket holders. Welcomed to the LOW Clubhouse President’s Room and Main Dining Room on September 23, guests filled the morning and afternoon with a multitude of table games including Mah Jongg, Bridge, Hand and Foot, 800 and 313. Additional guests joined the crowd for a delicious lunch of a Tex-Mex Chicken Salad and Key Lime Pie, which was followed by a show of fall and winter fashions provided by Dress Barn, Central Park Shopping Center, and modeled by fellow Lionesses. Everyone had an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for the 24 baskets – the most ever. Thanks to the generosity of nearby businesses, as well as individuals, 15 items were available in a Silent Auction. And thanks to Theresa for a smashing job as chairperson of the event.
What a great day to spend with many from our community. There were obviously winners of the games, winners of the baskets, winners of the Silent Auction items, but the real winners are those who benefit from the LOW Lioness Benevolence Fund.
Models Kathy, Jayne, Connie, Val, Carol and Karin