Lions give $10,000 to foundation

By Marc Zienkiewicz

From left: Lions Club and Charitable Foundation members Daryll Hyslop, Bill Russell, and Cliff Zarecki accept a $10,000 cheque from Lions Club president Nick Bessem..

From left: Lions Club and Charitable Foundation members Daryll Hyslop, Bill Russell, and Cliff Zarecki accept a $10,000 cheque from Lions Club president Nick Bessem.

Lac du Bonnet’s Lions Club is the latest community group to give a significant donation to the Lac du Bonnet Charitable Foundation. The club gave a cheque for $10,000 to the foundation this week, bringing the foundation’s capital up to around $50,000.

“This is terrific. Once again we’re so grateful,” foundation president and Lions Club member Cliff Zarecki said.

Lions Club president Nick Bessem said the club has talked for awhile about donating to the foundation, and the time seemed right to make a contribution. Zarecki recently said the foundation should be able to hit the $100,000 mark by the end of summer.

“We’re happy to be able to help out,” Bessem said.

The foundation recently benefited from large donations courtesy of the Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association (which gave $25,000), Coreen Pusiewich of Royal Bank ($1,000) and a fundraising effort taken on by high school student Carly Zarecki in conjunction with the Ashley Kovari fund.

The foundation’s purpose is to pool donations and use only the interest generated to fund worthwhile community projects.