Zone 9 Projects and Activities


A zone activity generally held in March with young grade 9-12 speakers from the zone clubs vying to represent the zone at the district speak out during the Nova Scotia Convention in late April.

The district winner represents the province of Nova Scotia at the multiple district (Atlantic Provinces) speak out during the convention in May.

At each level there are certificates of appreciation, trophies/plaques and cash prizes. This is only one of the many youth outreach programs on our zone and district.

Young Speakers Entertain Lions

During the zone 9 speak-out recently hosted by the New Germany & Area Lions Club, four young speakers entertained a gathering of over 50 Lions, parents and family members.

The speak-out is one of the significant components of the Lions’ Youth Outreach program. Winners from the club speak-outs compete in the zone speak-out. Zone winners compete in the district competition at the Nova Scotia Convention in Antigonish, while the provincial winner competes against three other speakers from the other Atlantic Provinces at the multiple district convention in Dartmouth.

1st place winner was  Natalie Rogers, a grade 11 student at Liverpool Regional High School, sponsored by the Liverpool Loons Club, who spoke about  Women’s Education.  The runner up, Alex Rhodenizer, a grade 10 student at Forest Heights Community School, sponsored by the Chester Basin/New Ross/Chester Lions Club, spoke about Youth Advisory Committee;

Other participants, Jacob Fancey, a grade 12 student at Bridgewater Jr.–Sr. High, sponsored by the Bridgewater & Area Lions Club, spoke about   Superheroes, while Colby Grimm, a grade 9 student at New Germany Rural High, sponsored by the New Germany & Area Lions Club, spoke about The Negative Effects of Social Media.

Each speaker spoke between four and six minutes and were judged on a number of criteria by a panel of three judges.  The speakers were then asked questions by two questioners.   Points were awarded for both the speech and the way they answered the questions. A timer was in place and speakers who went under four minutes, or over six minutes, were penalized by the judges.

All speakers are awarded a cash prize and a trophy. Prizes become increasingly larger at the district and multiple district levels.  At the zone and district levels all eight clubs in zone 9 share in the expenses for these competitions. That included transportation and accommodations at the district convention.

School staff wishing to obtain information about the 2016 speak-out program should contact their local Lions Club as we are always looking for participants for this very important youth program.

Zone 9 Bowling-Shelburne-April 12

 good day was had by all that attended the Zone Bowling in Shelburne.

We had a total of 5 teams.
New Germany & Area
Mahone Bay Area
Bridgewater & Area
Shelburne put on a lovely lunch of Turkey soup, corn chowder, turkey sandwiches, egg sandwiches and assorted cakes for dessert!
Thank you again for supplying an awesome lunch! Thank you Lion Carol and staff!
Team standings
1st.-  New Germany – L Brenton Wagner, L Roger Carver, L Christine Zinck, L Ainsley Acker and L Helen Acker– $50.00 prize
2nd. – Bridgewater – KL Peter Wagner, L Connie Spidle, L Cathy Whynot, L Marilyn Joudrey and L Debbie Featherby – $30.00 prize
3rd..-  Mahone Bay – KL David Baugil, L Richard Nowe, L Cathie Nowe and L Malcolm Spidle from Bridgewater - $20.00 prize
High Overall Average – L Martin Fudge from Shelburne Lions Club with a score of 215.5 – Prize $40.00
High Overall String – L Carla Carver from New Germany & Area Lions Club with a score of  282 – Prize – $40.00
Low Overall String – L Connie Spidle with a score of 55 – Prize $10.00
L Donald Fancy from New Germany received $1.50 for being the only person to het the safety shields on the lanes to prevent bowlers from lobbing the ball!
Twelve prizes of $5.00 was given out as door prizes
I would like to take this time to thank everyone that participated in this event. Also, a big thank to Lion Sandy who helped me with the stats, and Lion Martin for pulling it together.
A good time was had by all.
Hopefully next year more clubs will participate!!
Respectfully submitted
ZC Lion Pat Wentzell


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