Leadership, fellowship, growth and community service

VICTORIA CHINATOWN LIONESS COMMITMENT TO

GROWTH IN LEADERSHIP

at the Annual Leadership Forum March 19 th  at  Camp Shawnigan

Lioness Annette , Amanda, Gayle and Irene  attending.

GROWTH IN FELLOWSHIP

 attending the

District Spring Conference April 21-23, 2017

Mary Winspear Centre  Sidney, BC

 

GROWTH IN CULTURAL EDUCATION

Another fabulous and informative

AUTHOR BANQUET 

featuring

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HONORABLE  DR VIVIENNE POY

and her new book

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Heroes & Gamblers: Tales of Survival and Good Fortune of the Poy Family tells the stories of the Chinese diaspora in Australia and North America

from the perspective of the Poy Family.  This book vividly recounts the Poy family’s experience of historical events such as the White Australia policy, the Second World War in Hong Kong, the Chinese civil war and subsequent Cultural Revolution.

Mark your Calendars and secure your tickets :

Saturday, May 27,

6:00 p.m.

Golden City Restaurant

contact any lioness

or

president Annette quana@shaw.ca

or

 VictoriaChinatownLioness@gmail.com

GROWTH IN COMMUNITY SERVICE

GARAGE SALE FUND RAISER

once again Lioness will be part of the

Garagellenium XVIII

Oak Bay Garage Sale – Saturday June 10, 2017

donate your gently used goods to any Lioness

come and discover new treasures from all the Lioness families

once again the sale will be at Lioness Judith’s yard next to Willows Beach

COMMITMENT TO FUN AND SISTERHOOD

ADDED FUN FOR ” BOOKIES”

Please note one of VCL past author’s return to Victoria : Janie Chang   June 27 at Bolyn Books.

 

 

 

NEWS FROM OUR CHINATOWN AND LIONS CLUB  FRIENDS

Apr 2017 SoapBox

THE VICTORIA CHINESE MESSENGER – April

APRIL Zone I -2-3 Informer

STELLAR START TO THE NEW YEAR February 2017

 

Inspirational Visit

Inspirational visit by District Governor of Lion’s Club international at the January meeting

where he introduced his pin and challenged  us to think outside the box and get into the limelight.

Just watch us!

 

ANOTHER  SUCCESSFUL

CHINESE NEW YEARS BANQUET FUNDRAISER

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Thank you for your donations, attendance and support of our auction!

CHINESE NEW YEARS LUNCH FOR OUR PLACE 

 

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Supporting our Chinese Community at the Dart Coon Banquet

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Lioness Irene, Amanda, Vicki, PeiMei and Gayle

Republic of China Spring Festival reception

on Feb.4th at Golden City 

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Lioness Amanda and Ida Chong

Join Us at the LION’S CLUB SPRING LANTERN FESTIVAL

February 35

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 Lioness Amanda and Brenda  will be hosts at the morning cake walk.

 

NEWS FROM OUR CHINATOWN AND LIONS CLUB  FRIENDS

Soapbox newsletter’ February 2017

The the-victoria-chinese-messenger February 2017

zone-i-2-3-informer February 2017

June Celebrations for Victoria Chinatown Lioness

June: A Month of   Celebrations

 Lion’s Club District Governor  Brian Phillips  will honour our  June meeting when he  installs the new 2016/2017/2018 Victoria Chinatown Lioness President and  Executive Board.

Congratulations to our new president

Lioness Annette

Annette president Elect 2016

“I take heart to one of the rules of life:

That the whole is always greater than the sum of it’s parts!

With teamwork and by focusing on doing what the Victoria Chinatown Lioness are best known for, providing for those in need, I know we can continue being the passionate, heart-centered club we have been for the last 25 years.

I am thankful for all the past members who have made our club what it is today and grateful for the support of our current members. I am truly honored to be the incoming President of this group of passionate women. I am committed to serving the club to the best of my abilities and I look forward to the continued support of my Lioness sisters. Together, in communication , we will continue to serve our community with pride.”

Sincerely,
Lioness Annette

 

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Thank you Lioness Amanda

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A heart-felt thanks to our outgoing President Amanda, our leader the past two years  through a dynamic period of growth.

I am very proud and honoured to have served as President of the Victoria Chinatown Lioness Club for the past two years.

During this time, at our Author Banquets we have hosted, learned from and  enjoyed  Chinese Canadian authors  Janie Chang, and Olivia Chow  in 2014,  and Evelyn Lau, and Paul Yee in 2015.  As a part of these events we have donated books to the Victoria Public Libraries .

Our annual highlight, the Chinese New Year fundraising dinners were enhanced by presenters  Daniela Cubelic in 2015, and professors  Imogene Lim , and  John Price  in 2016. The funds from these and other events, along with the  dedication and energies of our members, enabled us  to  successfully donate funds to our community including  Angel Flights, Victoria  Chinatown Care Foundation, Lion’s  Club Spot Vision Screening project, and Miracle on Broad Street . We have also provided  services to the local community  including meals service at Mustard Seed.

We were very honored in  January 2016 when awarded the District Governor’s Certificate of Appreciation “for the invaluable work the Victoria Chinatown Lioness, have done in your community, the Zone and District 19.”

I have, and continue to value our Lionesses. I am proud of our service and look forward to my continued work with this dynamic club.”

sincerely,                                                                                                           Lioness Amanda

 

Welcome New Member

welcome new memebers

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District Newsletter

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LIONESS AND LIONS of District 19-1

click here  June 2016 Bravo Zulu 

to see more of our Lioness/Lions activities

 

NEW YEAR 2016

 

Thank you for 

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL CHIP IN 

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It was another successful year for the annual Chip In For The Kids. The Chinatown Victoria Lioness  were the top station, raising $3,361.40 of the $14,00 total  for the Lions Society.

 

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Organizer Lioness Donna reports that we chipped 369 trees ( but no Lioness).

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We greatly benefited from the  help of 42 Firefighters from the Victoria Yates St.Station, James Bay Hall, Bay St. Hall, Search & Rescue and Meghan from the Investigators Branch.  Thank you for coming back year after year to give us a hand .

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Thank you  Ocean 98.5  for coming out with us on Saturday and  treating us with good dance and exercise music .

 

 

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Special thanks to our  family members for all their help and support.

 

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It was two great days of fundraising with Lioness sisters, family, friends and firefighters.

Cheers, Lioness Donna

 

 

Lions Club, District Governors Certificate of Appreciation

Lioness Governors certificate

In January 2016, the Victoria Chinatown Lioness were awarded the District Governor’s Certificate of Appreciation

for the invaluable work the Victoria Chinatown Lioness

have done in your community, the Zone and District 19

 

 

Chinese New Years Dinner

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 Saturday, February 6th

 Imogene Lim (professor of Anthropology and Global Studies,Vancouver Island University)  and  John Price ( professor of Pacific and Asian Canadian History, University of Victoria) will be presenting :

Chinese Canadian Women: Island Stories from the Archives

 Too often history is told through the eyes of men past. This talk will acknowledge the life stories and contributions of Chinese Canadian women from Vancouver Island.

Mining the archives from Victoria to Cumberland, the illustrated presentation will bring to the fore a host of women who made a difference: from soldiers to doctors, nurses to teachers, in the home or in politics, the Chinese Canadian women who stood up and stand out. 

The banquet is the Lioness  major fundraiser for the year. The evening’s entertainment will include raffle prizes and auction items.

Lioness Mother's Day baskets April 2014

We will also be collecting unused toiletries for our Mother’s Day gift boxes for women in need .

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We hope you will bring in the Year of the Monkey with us.

Saturday Feb 6,  6 pm

 Golden City Restaurant

Cost is $48.00 per person.  Tables are in banquet tables of 10.

Fun and excitement in Canada's oldest Chinatown

Fun and excitement in Canada’s oldest Chinatown

Don’t miss  the Victoria Chinatown Lion’s Dance

February 14 , noon