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Truro and District Lions Club

Record #: TOT0159
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2020
Last Full Update: 05 Oct 2017


Located In Truro
Where To Find Us
Lions Hall
1100 Prince St
Truro, NS B2N 1J1
Areas Served Colchester County


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Phone 902-893-4773
Contact Derwin Bartlett, Secretary
Alternate Contact Joyce, Current 2019 - 2020 President; Phone: 902-895-0355

Description & Services

Information Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service organization. They volunteer in a variety of ways and in multiple locations: hospitals and senior centers, regions battered by natural disaster, schools and eyeglass recycling centres, for example. Lions do community volunteer work, helping, leading, planning and supporting. They are local and global: they can serve the unique needs of their communities, as well as address challenges that are beyond local borders.  
Sight Programs 
Lions Clubs support sight programs and services including vision screenings, eye banks and eyeglass recycling. They help provide eye care services to people at risk of losing their sight, and raise donations through campaigns like SightFirst and Campaign SightFirst II. 
Health Programs 
From providing health programs that focus on hearing loss to supporting efforts to control and prevent diabetes, Lions volunteers are working to improve the health of children and adults around the world. 
Youth Volunteer Opportunities 
They seek to empower the next generation. Whether it's providing youth volunteer opportunities and leadership experiences in a Leo club or sharing a message of peace through their Peace Poster contest, their youth programs invest in the future by reaching out to young people. 
Community and Environment Programs 
Lions Clubs serve local communities – and protect the planet. From performing hands-on community work and service projects to providing emergency assistance, their community and environment programs improve their communities – and protect the environment. 
Disaster Relief 
They are among the first to respond when disaster strikes. Their Disaster Preparedness and Relief Programs enable Lions to help local communities – and contribute to Lions relief efforts in other countries – in the event of a natural, man-made or healthcare emergeny. 
Specific to the local club, we hold weekly fundraisers of radio bingo on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm on Pure Country 99.5 FM, and 50/50 Bingo Sundays at the Lions Hall. Annual fundraisers include a merchandise bingo in February and pancake breakfasts on Saturdays in March. 
Free disabled bowling is held Friday mornings at Bible Hill Bowlacade for Colchester County residents with physical or mental disabilities. A small charge may be required for transportation by bus. Bowlers and volunteer scorekeepers and coaches are welcome. Contact Lion Shirley at 902-895-9195 for more details. 
We also provide support for Canadian Blood Services at all blood donor clinics in Truro, collect Hearing aids and CPAP machine donations for refurbishment at Dalhousie for distribution to those who cannot afford new purchases, and collect used eyeglasses for distribution to Third World Countries. 
This cannot be a complete list of services and fundraisers as we continuously evolve with changing community needs. 
Support the Lions Club through volunteerism and have some FUN.
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up
Dates September to June
Meetings Second and fourth Friday at 7:00 pm