DG Lion Harold Huhtanen

2015 District A5 Convention

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Project : no child without (Canadian Medic Alert Foundation )

Project : District A5 Memorial Tree Project

Fellow Lions,

We are currently in a new calendar year and my wish would be to help our children by Clubs sponsoring a neighbourhood school for the No Child Without Medic Alert program.

This would mean that our Northern Ontario children would be protected and quickly assisted in a medical situation.

Noting the economy in Northern Ontario and the financial burdens which some families incur, it is a pity that some children go without Medic Alert bracelets to help save their lives or to get prompt medical attention.

That is where we ask our Lions to get involved. Once a Club sponsors a school, that school is permanently covered for children to be registered with Medic Alert. This could mean a 20 - 30 year span or maybe more for those particular schools.

Each Club has three years to complete payment for a school. The cost is 5% of the school population.

ex. 100 students -  cost $500

      150 students - cost $750

      200 students - cost $1000

At this point, I would like to thank the following clubs:

  • Cochrane Lions Club for sponsoring 3 schools in their community,
  • Azilda Lions Club for sponsoring 1 school in their community.

In September, I also asked Clubs who have already sponsored schools to contact those schools to see if they needed any new information packages. I received 1 reply from the Noelville-French River Lions Club. Thank you.

Thank you to Lion Roy Telford, Lion Madeleine Langlois, and PDG Lion Ellen Fletcher for working so hard on this project.

Wishing you a Happy New Year and may all your Clubs prosper in 2014.

Yours in Lionism
Lion Anne Violette
A-5 Chair : No Child Without


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