Council proclaims May ‘Mount Forest Lions Club Month’

KENILWORTH – Wellington North councillor Sherry Burke said it was her honour to officially proclaim May 2023 as “Mount Forest Lions Club Month.”

Addressing many dedicated and longtime Lions members gathered in the council chamber on April 17, Burke said there were many “proud faces” present.

She thanked the members for their community service. To a round of applause, Burke expressed “gratitude” and “thanks” on behalf of council and the township.

 Established in 1938, the club celebrates its 85th anniversary on May 24. Burke highlighted the club’s active role in the community through annual community events, such as the Mount Forest Santa Claus parade, and its support of local charitable causes, such as Mount Forest’s Cancer Patient Services.

Current Mount Forest Lions Club president George Laurencic stood and voiced his appreciation of council’s support.

 “This is an amazing group of individuals that serve not only Mount Forest, but the community around Mount Forest as well,” Laurencic said.

Burke presented a certificate of recognition to Laurencic and fellow Lions, some of whom have volunteered with the club for more than four decades.