New members mean Southeast Lions will remain a viable club

MANITOWANING—The Southeast Manitoulin Lions Club is pleased to report that following a September front page story warning of the club’s imminent closure due to a lack of members, the Lions Club will continue to remain a part of the Assiginack community tapestry thanks to new blood.

Dorothy Chapman, club secretary, said that following the story, four people stepped forward to join the club, which gave the local Lions enough hope to keep going. “But we’re still looking for more Lions,” Lion Dorothy urged.

Cole Bowerman, the club’s youngest member, has since taken on the role of Lion President.

The club is also moving its headquarters from the basement of the Assiginack Curling Club to the lower level of the Assiginack Family Health Team building.

The club meets twice a month, but attending every meeting is no longer a club necessity. “Lions International finally wised up to that,” Lion Dorothy joked.

The club is responsible for Assiginack’s premier summer event, Manitowaning Summerfest held each July which also features the famous smash-up derby.

For more information or to become a Lion, please contact any member of the Lions Club or Lion Dorothy at 705-859-3503.