Members Entrance:


Welcome to the Toronto Cathay Lions Club, one of the many worldwide chapters of the Lions Club dedicated to better society. Our chapter was chartered on June 1975. Our activities focus on charity, following our motto, "We Serve".

We meet regularly on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, held at Casa Victoria Fine Dining at 8601 Warden Avenue, Unit #4, Markham.

Membership is open to candidates of legal majority and good reputation, and is by invitation only. For further information, please contact the Secretary at
secretary@cathaylions.com.

Announcements
Toronto Cathay Lions Club 多倫多國泰獅子會 Established 1975 ,
Charter Members still with the Club: PP Kit Wong, PP James Lee and PDG Kai Ming Kan


For information about our Club please contact
torontocathaylionsclub@gmail.com

Webmaster
yeung.chris@gmail.com

Editor of this website: Kai Ming Kan. For information about this Website please contact
kai_ming_kan@yahoo.ca


Please also visit our Facebook page. Many photos have been posted there.
Administrator : Kai Ming KAN and Karyna Cheng

Youth Exchange
As last year, Toronto Cathay Lions Club supports Youth Exchange Program. Last Year we invited the youth to our Club meeting. This year we donated $300.00 to this program. Members including Region Chair Dundas Kwok and Secretary Raymond Young attended the opening event.
The Youth Camp and Exchange Program (YCE) brings the ideal of global citizenship to life. Each year this program gives thousands of young people the opportunity to experience life in other cultures and gain new understanding of the world through travel abroad. Unlike some youth exchange programs, YCE does not involve academic study or employment. Instead, participants are encouraged to use this travel opportunity to represent their home countries and share their own culture while learning about and embracing a new one, forging the way to becoming young ambassadors for peace and international understanding. 


The new officers for the Club ( July 1, 2017-June30, 2018) are:
President: Diamond Tam (416 984 8880)
!st Vice President: Dundas Kwok (416 726 3823)
2nd VP: Annie Chan
3rd VP. Tony Hung
Secretary:Raymond Young(647 535 5278 ryandassociates@gmail.com)
Treasurer: Jackie Lai
Membership Chair: Kit Wong
Tamer: Cynthia Chu
Twister: Jade Law
IPP: Matthew Lyn
Website/ Facebook Chair (Director): Kai Ming Kan
Director: Peter Lau (Public Relations)
Director: Petula Poon (Assistant Treasurer)
Director: Michael Cheng,
Director: William Chung,
Director: Daniel Wong

Members: Yan Zhou,
Charter Member: Kit Wong, James Lee, Kai Ming Kan
Life Member: Bill Cheung, James Lee, Kit Wong, Raymond Lee, Kai Ming Kan
New Member: Anna Ye

Region Chair: Dundas Kwok

Past District Governor: Kai Ming Kan

Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow: Dr. Kai Ming Kan

August is one of the happiest months of the year for the members of Toronto Cathay Lions Club.
Five members will celebrate their birthdays in August. They are Lion Petula, Lion Kit, Lion James, Lion Jackie and Lion William. Congratulations. Best Wishes. May all your wishes come true.
Our club, as usual, celebrated their birthdays with wine and birthday cakes.

Lion Michael is also kind enough to host a BBQ in his cottage in Kawartha Lake on August 20.
All members and families are welcome.

In August 2 meeting, our Club welcomes Vivien Chu to our meeting. Hopefully she will be our member.


Congratulations to Zone Chair Dundas Kwok for being acclaimed as the incoming Region Chair at the District Convention 2017

After more than a quarter of a Century, it is about time for Toronto Cathay Lions Club to have one more District Governor in addition to Dr. Kai Ming Kan. Keep up to your good work and climb to the top.
Best Wishes from Toronto Cathay Lions Club and Past District Governor Dr. Kai Ming Kan.
Please visit our Facebook Page for more information.



Welcome New Member Anna Ye sponsored by IPP Matthew Lyn on June 7, 2017

District A711 Convention March 24,25 and 26, 2017

Every year there is a District Convention. This year is a special one because this year marks the 150 anniversary of lions service. This year we also have our member Lion Dundas Kwok running for the position of Region Chair The second member of our Club running a position in the District after more than quarter of a century when Dr. Kai Ming Kan was elected the District Governor, the first Chinese Canadian ever elected to the highest position in Lions Club in this part of America.

We wish Lion Dundas Kwok the best of luck in the campaign. Most of our Club members will attend the District Convention to give him the support. Our members will perform in the Convention and Lions Dance will be sponsored by our Club. With a strong Club behind him I am sure that Dundas will win the election.


District Convention:
FEATURING! Parade of Banners, Mass Induction, International Guest, Live Entertainment, Hospitality Suites, Effective Speaking/Peace Poster/Essay/Photo/Bulletin Contests, Memorial Service, Elections! 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Multi-Cultural Fashion Show/Cultural Fashion Showcase, York Lions Steel Band, Double Jeopardy - Battle of the Regions, Motivational Speakers, Karaoke One-Man-Band! 

NEW THIS YEAR! Indian Dance, Lion Dance Dotting of Eyes, & more!

“LEARN GROW SHARE”
16TH ANNUAL DISTRICT A -711 LIONS CONVENTION

Friday 24th, Saturday 25th, & Sunday 26th March 2017
Sheraton Parkway North Hotel, 9005 Leslie St, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2




Toronto Cathay Lions Club has a meeting on March 1, 2017.

In this meeting we celebrated the birthdays of Raymond Young and Tony Hung. Tony is in Hong Kong at this time.

Zone Chair Dundas Kwok visited his home Club, President Diamond Tam was awarded a medal "Mountain Award" for leadership in our Club. Our Club scored 95% for Club performance. We have an up to date Website www.cathaylions.com and a popular Facebook. Our membership is increasing and our fundraising effort is great.
Zone Chair Dundas Kwok will be running for the position of Region Chair in the coming District Convention. We wish him the best of luck in the campaign. Most of our Club members will attend the District Convention.Our members will perform in the Convention and Lions Dance will be sponsored by our Club. With a strong Club behind him I am sure that Dundas will win the election.

Finally, I am pleased to see that our Past President James Tsui visited us from Hong Kong.

For photos, please see our Facebook Page.
Editor.

Chinese New Year Celebration
A Chinese New Year Celebration Gala was held together with Toronto Elegant Lions Club and Toronto Paragon Lions Club on Feb 10, 2017. About 250 guests attended. There were entertainments including Lions Dance, Fortune God distributed Lucky red envelopes and lucky draws.

New Year Eve Ball 2016

It has been the tradition of Toronto Cathay Lions Club to host a New Year's Eve Ball every year. 2016 is the 41st NYE Ball. This year is a special one because the Co-Chairs are the female members of our Club. They are Lion Annie Chan, Lion Petula Poon and Lion Cynthia Chu.
The Charity Ball was taken place at Hilton Suite Hotel in Markham.
N.B. This is the first year that Toronto Cathay Lions Club has female members.
Several photos of the New Year Ball are posted here.
Many photos of the event have been posted on Toronto Cathay Lions Club Facebook. Please visit our Facebook page.
Thank you.

Happy New Year.
Dr. Kai Ming Kan, PDG
Editor


Visit and Tour of Markham Stouffville Hospital.

Early this year Toronto Cathay Lions Club made a donation to Markham Stouffville of $10,000 under the then President Matthew Lyn. On October 14 a plague to honour Toronto Cathay Lions Club was erected on the Donor Wall. Members were invited to tour the Hospital.
Photos were taken by Editor Dr Kai Mng Kan.



Toronto Cathay Lions Club 41st Anniversary Charity Ball.
Date: August 28, 2016
Venue: Hilton Suite Hotel
Opening Ceremony: National Anthem sung by Lion Annie Chan, one of our first female members
President Diamond Tam gave an Inauguration Speech
Feature Performance: Mexican Dance
Dance Performance by Diamond Tam, Membership Chair Kit Wong and Treasurer Jackie Lai.
Master of Ceremony: Maggie Lin and Kit Wong
$5,000,00 will be donated to Cancer Society.
$5,000.00 will be donated to CareFirst Foundation.
For photos and videos please view at Facebook.com/torontocathaylionsclub

Welcome New Members and Welcome Guests on August 3 Meeting.
Congratulation to Annie Chan and Jade Law. They are the first new lady members of Toronto Cathay Lions Club.
Welcome 3 ladies guests for the meeting. They are Petula Poon, Cynthia Chu and Barbara Lee. Hopefully they would be our members in the near future.


General meeting of Toronto Cathay Lions Club on August 3.

President Diamond Tam announced that the Inauguration Ball for his installation as President will be on Sunday, August 28 at Hilton Suite Hotel in Markham. The ticket price is set for $138 (regular) and $168 (VIP ticket).
Title Sponsor $5,000.00: Yan Zhou
Donation of $5,000.00 to CareFirst Foundation by Bill Cheung.
There will be a Press Conference on August 7, at 11:00 a.m. at Casa Victoria Oriental Cuisine to announce this event.


Youth Exchange Program.

Toronto Cathay Lions Club participated in the Youth Exchange Program of the International Lions Club. The following youth from Brazil, Taiwan, Italy, France and Ukraine. attended our meeting on July 6, 2016: Victoria (Brazil), Hao Hsvan Chen (Taiwan), Leonardo (Italy), Quitecie (France) and Andrew (Ukraine)


Toronto Cathay Lions Club had its first Board of Director meeting on July 6, 2016 at Casa Victoria Oriental Cuisine in Markham.
President Diamond Tam charted a new course of direction for Toronto Cathay Lions Club for his term July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018.
Diamond Tam announced that:
1. Toronto Cathay Lions Club would allow female members
2. Only one meeting per month (1st Wednesday of every month)
3. Meeting place will be at Casa Victoria Oriental Cuisine.
4. Membership dues will be $600.00 for regular members. and $400.00 for Life Members Initiation fees for new members $300.00. Dinner is included in the membership fees.
5. The Inauguration Ball for his installation as President will be on Sunday, August 28 at Hilton Suite Hotel in Markham. The ticket price is set for $138 (regular) and $168 (VIP ticket).
Title Sponsor $5,000.00: Yan Zhou
Donation of $5,000.00 to CareFirst Foundation by Bill Cheung.

6. The new officers for the Club ( July 1, 2016-June30, 2018) are:
President: Diamond Tam (416 984 8880)
!st Vice President: Dundas Kwok (416 726 3823)
2nd VP: Yan Zhou
3rd VP. Peter Lau
Secretary:Raymond Young(647 535 5278 ryandassociates@gmail.com)
Treasurer: Jackie Lai
Membership Chair: Kit Wong
Twister: William Chung
Tamer: Daniel Wong
Immediate Past President: Mathew Lyn
Directors:Michael Cheng, Bill Cheung, Kampton Chun, Tony Hung, Kai Ming Kan, Michael Lai, Raymond Lee and William Lo.


(Officers for July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016 term)
President: Matthew K. Lyn, matthewlyn@yahoo.ca
(416) 818-8985
Secretary: Raymond Young, ryandassociates@gmail.com
(647) 535-5278
Treasurer: Michael Cheng
Membership Chair : Yan Zhou

Immediate Past President: Tony Hung

Charter Members:James Lee, Kit Wong and Kai Ming Kan.

From July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018
President: Diamond Tam
Secretary: Raymond Young
Treasurer: Jackie Lai
Membership Chair: Kit Wong

Founding Chair and Editor: Website www.cathaylions.com
and Facebook.com/torontocathaylionsclub
Dr. Kai Ming Kan, PDG
kai_ming_kan@yahoo.ca

Last updated August 17, 2016

The material and photos are more up-to-date at our Facebook Page. Please visit our Facebook. Sorry for any inconvenience.



Donations and Recent Activities.
Toronto Cathay Lions Club supported the Tree Planting Event of the Chinese Family Services of Ontario. Tree Planting is the annual fundraising of CFSO. This year Toronto Cathay Lions Club is the Gold Sponsor again and donated $3,000.00. ( Past President Kai Ming Kan donated $2,500.00.)
President Matthew Lyn and Dr. Kai Ming Kan (Past President and a founder of both Toronto Cathay Lions Club and Chinese Family Services of Ontario) say:
Some of the the Benefits of the Urban Forest are
1.Removing carbon dioxide from the air and replacing it with oxygen
2. slowing global warning
3. reducing air pollution, and
4. providing an urban habitat for wild life.


On May 15 2016, donated $1,500.00 to Toronto Chung Wah Chinese School Scholarship Fund. In addition , Yan Zhou, our Membership Chair, donated $1,000.00.

Participatee in the District 711 District Convention in April 21, 22, 23. The following members attended: President Matthew Lyn, V.P. Michael Cheng, Secretary Raymond Young, Zone Chair Dundas Kwok and Past District Governor Dr. Kai Ming Kan.
In addition, President Elect Diamond Tam and Director Daniel Wong performed at the Convention. Video of the songs by Diamond Tam is posted on the Facebook.
Dundas Kwok lighted candles on behalf of our Club at the Memorial Services for our late VP Haymond Fung. Dundas Kwok, Diamond Tam and Kai Ming Kan were present in the Memorial Services.

Supported the Tsung Tsing Association at their Annual Fundraising Event. in May 8, 2016.

Donated $5,000.00 to Scarborough General Hospital in Jan 20, 2016.

Donated $10,000.00 to Markham Stouffville Hospital in Dec 16, 2015.

Past President Dundas Kwok was elected as Zone Chair of Zone 7A, in July, 2015.






We are pleased to inform you that Toronto Cathay Lions Club will be celebrating 40th Anniversary.

In celebrating our 40th Anniversary of serving the community, we are organizing a fundraising Gala scheduled for Saturday, August 29, 2015 to be held at the Westin Prince Hotel. An estimated 300 prominent guests from
the three levels of government, the business and professional sectors will be attending this function. This event will be widely covered by the media.

We will publish a 40th Anniversary Book to commemorate this important occasion. Our team of Editors included Charter Member and Past President Dr. Kai Ming Kan (Chief), President Matthew K. Lyn, V.P. Michael Cheng, Charter Member and Past President James Lee, Director Raymond Lee and Director Daniel Wong.

History of Toronto Cathay Lions Club
The Toronto Cathay Lions Club is a part of Lions Clubs International, a network of volunteers who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world. Toronto Cathay Lions Club was chartered in 1975.

The Charter Night of Toronto Cathay Lions Club was taken place at Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Toronto in May 10, 1975. About 400 guests attended the event. The then Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Ambassador M. Cadieux sent Congratulatory Messages. The then Mayor of Toronto David Crombie was the guest speaker. A Low Vision Mobile Van was donated to University of Waterloo to celebrate this special occasion.

To date, three of these original Charter Members are still with us and we are very proud to have them: Past District Governor and Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow Dr. Kai Ming Kan, Past President Kit Wong and Past President James Lee. All three of them are Life Members. We are pleased to announce that we have altogether ten Life Members : Bill Cheung, Kai Ming Kan, Jackie Lai, James Lee, Raymond Lee, Suny Lui, Matthew Lyn, Diamond Tam, Kit Wong and Frank Woo.

Since its inception in 1975, The Toronto Cathay Lions Club has worked hard in fulfilling its commitment of serving our community. We have initiated fundraising activities for various organizations such as nursing homes, hospitals, universities, Chinese Schools, Chinese Cultural Centre, medical research, Royal Ontario Museum, the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force, Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association and as far away as the schools in China, and needy people in Haiti, Thailand, Japan and Nepal. We provide Scholarships to University of Toronto and York University.

Since year 2000 our cumulative contributions to SickKids Foundation exceeded $170,000.00. In 2006, Toronto Cathay Lions Club donated a pledge payment of $15,000, the final payment toward our commitment of $25,000 to the Royal Ontario Museum.

Toronto Cathay Lions Club's contribution to the Mon Sheong Foundation was recognised as the "PARTNER" level of the Donor Wall in Mon Sheong's Richmond Hill Long Term Care Centre and was honoured with the naming of the Front Entrance Vestibule of the Long Term Care Centre.

We also actively participate in and support similar charitable functions organized by other community groups. Recently, we are the Gold Sponsor for Planting a Tree Event at Richmond Green organized by the Chinese Family Services of Ontario and we have sponsored the School Battery Retrieval Program focuses on educating and promoting awareness of a clean and sustainable future for our next generation.
Early this year, Our Club donated 3,000 pairs of brand new reading glasses to Uganda for international humanitarian reasons. This marks a mile stone for Lions International by donating brand new reading eyeglasses instead of recycled ones during the past years. Recently our Club donated more than $2,000.00 to Nepal Earthquake Fund through Lions International.
For detail please read the information under PAST EVENTS.
Over the long span of almost four decades, Toronto Cathay Lions Club successfully raised over 2 million dollars.

Toronto Cathay Lions Club was the Sponsor Club of Toronto Elegant Lions Club in 1993.
In year 2014, we sponsored the charter of Toronto Oriental Lions Club.




Press Release
Donation of Eyeglasses to Uganda


Chance Meeting Promises Chance to Read for Thousands in Uganda

A chance encounter by an escalator at the Metro Convention Centre last summer has brought the chance of improved eyesight within the reach of some 3,000 people in Uganda.

Stuck briefly in a crowd at a Lions Club International Convention in Toronto, Lion Raija Rosenthal, a Past District Governor, asked Lion Dr. Charles B.R. Ibingira, a Uganda delegate, "How can we help?"

"There's a tremendous need for eyeglasses," replied Dr. Ibingira, a Surgeon and Dean at the School of Biomedical Sciences at Makerere University in Kampala in Uganda.

"Would 3,000 pairs help?" asked Rosenthal.

End result of that brief exchange: At a press conference on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 10:30 am. at the Ugandan Consulate in Toronto, Lion Matthew Lyn, President of Toronto Cathay Lions Club will announce that Toronto Cathay Lions Club has purchased 3,000 pairs of reading glasses in the value of more than $10,000.00 CAD and will pay for their shipment to Uganda.

It was Helen Keller, the blind activist, who originally called on Lions Club members to be "Knights of the Blind," a theme still echoed in Lions' "Sight First" worldwide initiative to help the visually impaired.

Canadian Lions collect thousands of pairs of used eyeglasses today which are cleaned, repaired and shipped from Quebec to third world countries. But the Toronto Cathay Lions Club, which counts many former Hong Kong Chinese among its members, went a step further: by purchasing new reading glasses of specified magnification it made the provision of correct glasses for thousands of sufferers quicker and more efficient.

Lion Jotham Tugumisirize, President of the Kampala Central Lions Club, has responded with gratitude to the Toronto Cathay club, calling its members, "Knights of the Blind." He is hopeful the glasses will arrive in time for distribution at two upcoming camps to aid many of Uganda's sight impaired.

Occasion: Press conference.
Location: Ugandan Consulate in Toronto,
41 Lesmill Rd., Toronto M3B 2T3.
Navin Chandaria, Consul,
navin@conros.com
416 752 4125

Lion Dr. Lai Ming Kan, PDG
Chair: Donation of Eyeglasses to Uganda
Matthew K. Lyn
President, Toronto Cathay Lions


Contact: Raija Rosenthal, Tel: 416 932 3470
Email: raija.rosenthal@sympatico.ca


Overview

The Toronto Cathay Lions Club is a part of Lions Clubs International, a network of volunteers who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world. Toronto Cathay Lions Club was chartered in 1975.

The Charter Night of Toronto Cathay Lions Club was taken place at Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Toronto in May 10, 1975. About 400 guests attended the event. The then Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Ambassador M. Cadieux sent Congratulatory Messages. The then Mayor of Toronto David Crombie was the guest speaker. A Low Vision Mobile Van was donated to University of Waterloo to celebrate this special occasion.


To date, three of these original Charter Members are still with us and we are very proud to have them: Past District Governor and Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow Dr. Kai Ming Kan, Past President Kit Wong and Past President James Lee. All three of them are Life Members. We are pleased to announce that we have altogether ten Life Members : Bill Cheung, Kai Ming Kan, Jackie Lai, James Lee, Raymond Lee, Suny Lui, Matthew Lyn, Diamond Tam, Kit Wong and Frank Woo.


Since its inception in 1975, The Toronto Cathay Lions Club has worked hard in fulfilling its commitment of serving our community. We have initiated fundraising activities for various organizations such as nursing homes, hospitals, universities, Chinese Schools, Chinese Cultural Centre, medical research, Royal Ontario Museum, the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force, Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association and as far away as the schools in China, and needy people in Haiti, Thailand and Japan. We provide Scholarships to University of Toronto and York University.

Since year 2000 our cumulative contributions to SickKids Foundation exceeded $170,000.00. In 2006, Toronto Cathay Lions Club donated a pledge payment of $15,000, the final payment toward our commitment of $25,000 to the Royal Ontario Museum.

Toronto Cathay Lions Club's contribution to the Mon Sheong Foundation was recognised as the "PARTNER" level of the Donor Wall in Mon Sheong's Richmond Hill Long Term Care Centre and was honoured with the naming of the Front Entrance Vestibule of the Long Term Care Centre.

We also actively participate in and support similar charitable functions organized by other community groups. Recently, we are the Gold Sponsor for Planting a Tree Event at Richmond Green organized by the Chinese Family Services of Ontario and we have sponsored the School Battery Retrieval Program focuses on educating and promoting awareness of a clean and sustainable future for our next generation. For detail please read the information under PAST EVENTS.


Over the long span of almost four decades, Toronto Cathay Lions Club successfully raised over 2 millions.

Toronto Cathay Lions Club was the Sponsor Club of Toronto Elegant Lions Club in 1993.
Recently we have sponsored Toronto Oriental Lions Club.

Facebook Page

Toronto Cathay Lions Club is pleased to announce that an official Facebook Page has been created by Karyna Cheng, daughter of our 1st Vice President Michael Cheng. Karyna is the Administrator of the Page. Kai Ming Kan is the Editor. Due to technical difficulty, the material and photos are more up-to-date at our Facebook Page than at this Website. Please visit our Facebook. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Meeting Place

We Meet regularly on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month held at Casa Victoria Fine Chinese Cuisine, 8601 Warden Ave #4, Markham, Ontario.

If you agree with our mission, goal and objective please join our team of volunteers and be a member.

Please contact President Matthew Lyn matthewlyn@yahoo.ca Tel: 416 818 8985
or Membership Chair, Lion Peter Lau Tel: 416 677 2333
or Past District Governor, Dr. Kai Ming Kan at kai_ming_kan@yahoo.ca if you would like to attend our meeting and to join our membership.

Annual Dues

There are three levels of annual dues that each Lion has to pay once he is officially registered Lion. For the Lions Club International Dues, it is on pro rata basis.

Lions Club International Dues US $41.00 / $43.00 by Sept 1 & Feb 1
Multiple District “A “ Dues $14.50 by Oct. 15
2013-2014 District A-711 $10.00 by Nov.1
Toronto Cathay Lions Club Dues $1,200.00 including dinner at all meetings.

Officer for 2014-2016

President : Matthew K Lyn
Immediate Past President : Tony Hung
1st VP : Michael Cheng
2nd VP : Hayman Fung
3rd VP : Raymond Young

Secretary : Dundas Kwok
Treasurer : Michael Cheng

Lion Twister : Michael Lai
Lion Tamer : Daniel Wong

Web-site Chair : Kai Ming Kan
Membership Chair : Peter Lau
Event Chair : Diamond Tam
Community Service Director : Raymond Young

Directors : Kit Wong, Jackie Lai, Bill Cheung, William Chung, Raymond Lee, Kai Ming Kan, Peter Lau,
Diamond Tam, Darren Lok

Life Members : Bill cheung, Kai Ming Kan, Jackie Lai, Kit Wong, James Lee, Raymond Lee, Matthew Lyn, Diamond Tam,

Charter Members : Kit Wong, James Lee, Kai Ming Kan

Past District Governor : Dr. Kai Ming Kan

Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow : Dr. Kai Ming Kan

Legal advisor : Shirley Yee

Facebook Page Administrator : Karyna Cheng

Facebook Editor : Dr. Kai Ming Kan


Protect our Youth, Protect our Environment,
Ensure a better living environment for our future generations


Our Club has sponsored Planting a tree Event and School Battery Retrieval and Competition Program.

National Tree Day.

National Tree Day will serve as a celebration for all Canadians to appreciate the
great benefits that trees provide us - clean air, wildlife habitat, reducing energy
demand and connecting with nature. This year, National Tree Day takes place
on Wednesday September 24.
On Saturday September 27, 2014, Chinese Family Services of Ontario is organizing
a fundraising activity – “Plant a Tree” to echo the same mission of National Tree Day.

Toronto Cathay Lions Club is proud to be the Gold Sponsor for this Plant a Tree Event.

The Benefits of the Urban Forest.
• Removing carbon dioxide from the air and replacing it with oxygen, slowing global warming.
• Reducing air pollution by absorbing harmful chemicals
• Replenishing our groundwater supply by reducing storm-water runoff and allowing water to soak into the surrounding soil
• Giving people a psychological boost – studies show they make us feel good.
• Providing an urban habitat for wildlife
• Softening neighbourhood noise
• Improving public safety


加國植樹節

為響應9月底的加國植樹節, 和提高市民對環保教育 , 多倫多國泰獅子會 重大支持 家和專業輔導中心2014年度「愛心樹苗助家和」慈善籌款活動. 活動將於9月27日(星期六)假烈治文山綠色公園(Richmond Green)舉行,地點位於1300 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill (Elgin Mills及Leslie的西北角)。籌款所得將用於加強及拓展中心的青少年服務。希望是項活動鼓勵大家踴躍參與綠化城市,減緩全球暖化,和社區發展的認識.

School Battery Retrieval Program and Competition.

Toronto Cathay Lions Club is a proud sponsor of the School Battery Retrieval Program and Competition.

Batteries and our environment

When batteries run out of energy they often get placed into the trash. Batteries are considered a hazardous waste and therefore should be disposed of correctly.
Once a battery is in the waste stream, it becomes difficult to separate. Consequently, it is sent to landfill with other non-recyclable products. Over time, the battery decomposes and dangerous chemicals seep into the ground, and potentially into our water supplies.
Canadians understand the importance of protecting the environment. Initiative to maximize recycling and minimize waste has become a valuable responsibility for Canada. Through programs like EcoWatch Canada, we can share the knowledge to help you understand about potential hazards that can harm the environment, and educate people on how to manage harmful waste through the use of recycling and proper disposal.

Resource Links

www.chinesefamilyso.com

Chinese Family Services of Ontario is recognized as the premier provider of family services to support our community, where all families live in a safe and harmonious environment.
Chinese Family Services of Ontario helps build a safe and harmonious community by providing professional counselling and settlement services to individuals and families in need.

http://www.ecowatchcanada.org

EcoWatch Canada is a registered non-profit organization that focuses on educating and promoting awareness of a clean and sustainable future for our next generation.

Donation in 2013-2014

Total donated in 2013-2014------> $ 37,294.00
Information provided by William Lo, Treasurer 2013-2014

Date—Description—Amount—Remark--- TCLC cheque number

07-Aug-13 Taiwan Enterprises Society Taipei $ 300.00 Direct donation #1679
18-Aug-13 Toronto Xiangqi Associate $ 500.00
Direct donation #1680
21-Aug-13 Elegant Lion Club $ 5,650.00
Indirect donation #1684
01-Sep-13 Chinese Family Services of Ontario $ 2,500.00
Direct donation #1685
01-Sep-13 Canadian Diabetes Association $ 2,500.00
Direct donation #1686
04-Sep-13 CRRS 文化更新會 $ 500.00
Direct donation #1693
02-Oct-13 RHMCA Gala $ 1,680.00
Indirect donation #1696
06-Nov-13 Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation $ 5,000.00 Direct donation #1699
20-Nov-13 CBC Bowling $ 500.00
Direct donation #1700
22-Nov-13 Chinese Family services of Ontario Gala
$ 2,400.00
Direct donation #1701
28-Nov-13 Hong Kong Lions Club $ 1,440.00
Indirect donation #1702
07-Feb-14 Chinese New Year Gala $ 500.00
Indirect donation #1719
10-Feb-14 Paragon Lions Club Gala $ 1,404.00
Indirect donation #1715
10-Feb-14 Taiwan Economic Gala $ 3,360.00
Indirect donation #1716
23-Feb-14 Taiwan Commercial Gala $ 1,200.00
Indirect donation #1723
01-Mar-14 Young Canadian Chinese Gala $ 1,680.00
Indirect donation #1727
07-May-14-Global Federation of Chinese Business Woman
$1,680.00 Indirect donation #1736
25-May-14 Tsiu Tsing Association $ 700.00
Indirect donation #1737
04-Jun-14 Eco Watch Canada $ 1,000.00
Direct donation #1738
04-Jun-14 Paragon Lion Gala $ 1,000.00
Indirect donation #1740
11-Jun-14 Care First Foundation $ 1,800.00
Direct donation #1742

District A711 Cabinet Officers for Lion Year 2014-2015

District Governor: Lion Donald Bissonnette -- Erin & District Lion Club; Email< don030@sympatico.ca >
Imm.PDG Lion Peter Hammond -- Mississauga Central Lions Club; Email
1st VDG Lion Harold Hobson -- Huttonville Lions Club
2nd VDG Lion William “Bill” Willcocks -- Scarb. Cedarbrae- Golden Mile Lions Club
Secretary Lion Jim Wilson -- Georgetown Lions Club
Treasurer Lion Wayne Hoey -- Weston Lions Club


For the Record
As of Feb 28,2014 Lions Club International had 1,368,987 members in 46,281 clubs and 757 districts in 208 countries and geographic areas.

International Lions Convention in Toronto



Each year, more than 20,000 Lions from across the globe gather together to celebrate at our international convention. The convention offers an ideal setting to reunite acquaintances and make new friends. Learn about other club and district projects. And make personal connections with international leaders and representatives from headquarters.

Convention Highlights

During international convention, you will have the chance to join Lions from more than 120 countries and geographical areas – with different languages and backgrounds – marching side-by-side down the streets of the host city during the Parade of Nations. Attend seminars and vote on the association's future. And enjoy event highlights, including three action-packed plenary sessions, an exciting exhibit hall and more.

The international Lions convention was held in Toronto July 4 to July 8, 2014. The following members attended the Convention and participated in the Parade: IPP Tony Hung, President Matthew Lyn, 1st V.P. Michael Cheng, 2nd V.P. Hayman Fung, Past President and Secretary Dundas Kwok, Past President Jackie Lai and Past District Governor Kai Ming Kan.

Toronto Cathay Lions Club is the Sponsor Club of Toronto Oriental Lions Club and members were invited to the stage and were properly recognised and congratulated by the International President.

In the afternoon of July 6, members of the Toronto Cathay Lions Club participated in the Harbour Cruise to welcome Lions from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

At night, Toronto Cathay Lions Club invited the members of Shenzhen (Hua Lin) Lions Club of China to a Welcome Dinner at Casa Victoria Cuisine . Twenty three members from Shenzhen (Hua Lin) Lions Club 深圳獅子會 attended the event including President Dai Weilin 載維林, President Yunyuan Zhang 張云源, Vice Cabinet Secretary Li Wenqiu 黎文秋 and Vice President of China Bagualing Lions Club 操應旺. We exchanged ideas, souvenir, enjoyed fellowship and discussed the possibility of Twinning with them.

Photos of the events will be posted under ” Past Events” column.



International Convention in Toronto. Event Schedule

97th Lions Clubs International Convention
Toronto, Canada
Official Schedule of Events (subject to change)
Friday, July 4 – Tuesday, July 8, 2014

FRIDAY, JULY 4

10:00 – 16:00 Leo Lion Summit (MTCC)
10:00 – 17:00 Exhibit Hall and Convention Services Center (MTCC)
19:30 – 22:30 District Governors-elect Celebration Banquet Sheraton

SATURDAY, JULY 5
10:00 Step-off International Parade - Parade Assembly Area (T.B.A.)
11:00 – 17:00 Exhibit Hall and Convention Services Center (MTCC)
19:00 – 20:15 International Show (ACC)

SUNDAY, JULY 6
10:00 – 13:00 Opening Plenary Session Presidential Address, Flag Ceremony, International Parade Results (ACC)
10:00 – 17:00 Exhibit Hall and Convention Services Center (MTCC)
14:00 – 17:00 Seminars (MTCC)
15:00 – 17:00 Membership Key Award Ice Cream Social

MONDAY, JULY 7
10:00 – 12:30 Second Plenary Session Memorial Service, Nominations for Second Vice President and International Directors (ACC)
10:00 – 17:00 Exhibit Hall and Convention Services Center (MTCC)
13:00 – 17:00 Seminars (MTCC)
13:30 – 15:00 Melvin Jones Fellow Luncheon (MTCC)
20:00 – 22:00 Past International Presidents / Past International Directors Banquet Fairmont Royal York
20:00 – 22:00 District Governors / Past District Governors Banquet Fairmont Royal York

TUESDAY, JULY 8
07:30 – 10:30 Voting and Convention Services Center (MTCC)
10:00 – 13:30 Final Plenary Session Installation of 2014-2015 International President, U.N. Flag Ceremony, Installation of 2014-2015 District Governors (ACC)
19:00 – 21:00 International Officers Reception Fairmont Royal York.

Two New Members
Toronto Cathay Lions Club is very pleased to announce that Jacky Xiao and Yan Zhou joined our Club on Nov 6, 2013.

Upcoming Lions International Convention: Dates and Locations
http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/common/convention/future-conventions/index/index.php
July 4-8, 2014 – Toronto, Canada
The early bird registration fee is US$110 through January 10, 2014.
From January 11 through March 31, 2014 the regular registration fee is US$150.
April 1, 2014 and through onsite registration, the fee is US$170.
June 26-30, 2015 – Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
June 24-28, 2016 – Fukuoka, Japan
June 30-July 4,2017 - Chicago, USA
June 29-July 3, 2018 - Las Vegas, USA
2019 - TBA Milan , Italy

Visit from the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
Laura Moretti, Director, Annual Giving and Ethnocultural Strategy, PMCF and Laura Syron, VP Community Program, PMCF will attend our meeting on Nov 6 to present us a Letter of Appreciation.
Leslie Yip, Product Development Manager A1 Radio and Anson Wong, Assistant Station Manager, A1 Radio will present to Toronto Cathay Lions Club a piece of Art work for being the highest donation of the day.

The Princess Margaret's first-ever Chinese radiothon - Oct 1, 2013 (AM1540, GFM91.9)
The Princess Margaret is a recognized international leader in the fight against cancer. Toronto Cathay Lions Club is proud to be a supporter of the Hospital.
Toronto Cathay Lions Club donated $5,000.00 to this event.

Donation in 2013

Princess Margaret Hospital $5,000.00 on Oct 1, 2013.
Canadian Diabetes Association $2,500,00 on August 23,2013,
Chinese Family Services of Ontario $3,500.00 in August 2013
Chinese Chest Club - $500.00,
Culture Regeneration Research Foundation (文化更新會) $500.00
中文學校 - $500.00

Donation August 2012 to June 2013 :
15 Aug 2012 to Toronto Elegant Lions Club $1,440.00
29 Sept 2012 to Canadian Diabetes Association $5,000.00
29 Sept 2012 to Rotary Club of York $1,800.00
03 Oct 2012 to CRRS 文化更新會 $ 500.00
11 Nov 2012 to Tsung Tsin Asso. of Ontario $ 750.00
21 Nov 2012 to Chinese Family Services $1,200.00
25 Nov 2012 to Toronto Paragon Lions Club $1,380.00
05 Dec 2012 to Chinese Bowling Congress $ 500.00
15 Dec 2012 to Toronto Paragon Lions Club $ 300.00
15 Dec 2012 to Toronto Elegant Lions Club $1,000.00
22 Feb 2013 to Toronto Paragon Lions Club $3,000.00
03 Apr 2013 to Chinese Family Services $1.000.00
01 May 2013 to Mon Sheong Foundation $ 500.00
15 May 2013 to Tsung Tsin Asso. of Ontario $ 525.00
01 Jun 2013 to Care First Foundation $1.900.00
06 Jun 2013 to Toronto Paragon Lions Club $ 900.00

Total $21,595.00

Art Drawing Contest
Toronto Cathay Lions Club has donated $3,500.00 to Chinese Family Services of Ontario (家和專業輔導中心) to sponsor the Children Drawing Contest.

Board Members 2013 – 2014 & Committee Chairs

President: Tony Hung
1st VP: Matthew Lyn
2nd VP: Michael Cheng
3rd VP: Hayman Fung

Secretary: Dundas Kwok

Treasurer: William Lo

Tail Twister: Michael Cheng

Lions Tamer: William Chung

Director: Peter Lau, Jackie Lai, Raymond Lee, Darren Lok, Diamond Tam, Daniel Wong

Immediate Past President: Kit Wong

Legal Advisor: Raymond Young

Membership Chair: Matthew Lyn

Public Relations: Kit Wong

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Committee Chair:

Website: Dr. Kai Ming Kan
Past President’s Committee: Dr. Kai Ming Kan
Past District Governor: Dr. Kai Ming Kan

Charter Members:
Kai Ming Kan, James Lee, Kit Wong

Life Members:
Bill Cheung, Kai Ming Kan, Jackie Lai, James Lee,
Raymond Lee, Matthew Lyn, Suny Lui, Diamond Tam,
Kit Wong, Frank Woo

Support to other Lions Club : Toronto Elegant Lions club’s Inauguration Ball to be held at Hilton Suites Hotel on the 7th day of July, 2013. Our club has purchased 4 tables. Toronto Cathay Lions Club is the sponsor club of Toronto Elegant Lions Club.

Members of our Club will also attend the Horizon Gala 2013 of the Canada HK Horizon Lions Club on Nov 9, 2013.


Brief History of Lions International

1917: The Beginning Chicago business leader Melvin Jones asked a simple and world-changing
question – what if people put their talents to work improving their communities? Almost 100 years later, Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization, with more than 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs and countless stories of Lions acting on the same simple idea: let's improve our communities.

1920: Going International Just three years after our founding, Lions became international when we established the first club in Canada. Mexico followed in 1927. In the 1950s and 1960s international growth accelerated, with new clubs in Europe, Asia and Africa.

1925: Eradicating Blindness Helen Keller addressed the Lions Clubs International Convention in Cedar Point, Ohio, USA, and challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." Since then, we have worked tirelessly to aid the blind and visually impaired.

1945: Uniting Nations The ideal of an international organization is exemplified by our enduring relationship with the United Nations. We were one of the first nongovernmental organizations invited to assist in the drafting of the United Nations Charter and have supported the work of the UN ever since.

1990: Launching SightFirst Through SightFirst, Lions are restoring sight and preventing blindness on a global scale. Launched in 1990, Lions have raised more than $415 million for this initiative. SightFirst targets the major causes of blindness: low vision, trachoma, river blindness, childhood blindness, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.

Today: Extending Our Reach Lions Clubs International has impacted the lives of millions all over the world. Through our signature projects, we are able to help in the areas of sight, health, youth, the elderly, the environment and disaster relief. We serve in more than 200 countries and geographic areas around the globe.

There are many reasons to become a member. As a Lion, you will:
• Help your community and gain valuable skills
• Make an impact on people's lives – locally and internationally
• Learn to be a leader – and lead a respected organization
• Network with business people in your community and around the world
• Energize your life and have fun

Please contact torontocathaylionsclub@gmail.com if you would like to join us.

National Anthem

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

"O Canada" was proclaimed Canada's national anthem on July 1, 1980, 100 years after it was first sung on June 24, 1880. The music was composed by Calixa Lavallée, a well-known composer; French lyrics to accompany the music were written by Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier. The song gained steadily in popularity. Many English versions have appeared over the years. The version on which the official English lyrics are based was written in 1908 by Mr. Justice Robert Stanley Weir. The official English version includes changes recommended in 1968 by a Special Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Commons. The French lyrics remain unaltered.

http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1266349496789/1266305961543

http://toronto.about.com/od/eventsattractions/a/canadaday.htm


Lions Songs

***Hail, Hail, The Lions Are Here***

Hail, Hail, The Lions are here,
Don't you hear them roaring?
Don't you hear them roaring?
Hail, Hail, The Lions are here,
Don't you hear them roaring now?

***I’ve got that Lion spirit***

I’ve got that Lion spirit up in my head,
Up in my head, up in my head,
I’ve got that Lions spirit up in my head,
Up in my head, today.

I’ve got that Lion spirit right in my heart,
Up in my heart, right in my heart,
I’ve got that Lions spirit right in my head,
Right in my heart, today.

I’ve got that Lion spirit down in my feet,
Down in my feet, down in my feet
I’ve got that Lions spirit down in my feet,
Down in my feet, today.

I’ve got that Lion spirit all over me,
All over me, all over me,
I’ve got that Lions spirit all over me,
All over me, today

I’ve got that Lion spirit all over me,
All over me, all over me,
I’ve got that Lions spirit all over me,
All over me, today




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