Lions 105EA Weekly News 3rd September 2017

From LCIF Officer – Lion David Pope
Fellow Lions, you will have seen recently the flooding and devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, LCIF is willing and able to support the recovery actions.

  • The severity of the disaster was so sudden and overwhelming that LCIF immediately gave a Major Catastrophe Grant (MCAT). Other monies from recent donations will be made available to assist with the flood relief and provide help with long-term rebuilding programmes.
  • As Texas  starts to cope with their floods, heavy rains this last week have paralysed India, Bangladesh and Nepal, as the worst monsoon in years has caused more than 1,000 deaths.  LCIF National Co-ordinator Lion Geoff Leeder has been in touch with our Foundation and established that already 20 Emergency Relief Grants (ERG) totaling US$125,000 have been given to all three countries.
  • About two weeks ago it was reported that very heavy rain in Sierra Leone had caused mud slides with the subsequent loss of life and destruction of buildings.

LCIF National c-ordinator has checked with LCIF if in fact District Governor Jean-Claude Crinot , District 403 A2, the Republic of the Ivory Coast, the area which includes Sierra Leone, had requested any aid. At that time there had been no request for an ERG.
In Sierra Leone there is currently only the Sierra Freetown Club. From the TV coverage it was established that help was being provided by the authorities in Sierra Leone and some foreign governments had given monetary aid. It would now appear that the Lions Clubs in Liberia are helping their neighbours in Sierra Leone ( and we have just been notified by LCIF that an ERG of US$ 10,000 has been made by our Foundation.
Lions Clubs International Foundation is assisting Lions across the world by providing grants for emergency care and for long-term reconstruction projects. When other agencies have left the site of a disaster LCIF is still there because many of our members who administer the aid make up the local community that has been affected.
If any of your clubs wish to help with any of these or future catastrophes then they should make a donation to LCIF-Disaster Appeal Fund. Donations are eligible for recognition. If your club would like to make a donation, please send them to our District Treasurer Lion Roger Fuller, 231 Southbourne Grove, Westcliff on Sea, Essex SS0 0AN. Please make cheques payable to LCI District 105EA, mark the back of the cheque LCIF Disaster fund.
Yours in Lionism
Lion David Pope MJF
District Secretary & LCIF Officer for 105EA

From PDG Lion Derek Maguire
MD 105 Trustee Training Seminar has been arranged  on 22nd October in Peterborough at the Holiday Inn Thorpe Wood at 10 am until 4 pm.  The cost is just £30 per person (to cover refreshments, lunch and materials for all attendees) .  The charge can come out of the clubs charity account.  The seminar is open to all Lions.
There are limited spaces so please confirm the booking by completing the attached booking form.  Please book by 10th October.
Best Regards

From Clacton Lions – Lions Club of Clacton on Sea 38th Charter Anniversary
On behalf of our Club I attach the invitation to our Charter Night along with a response form and we look forward to welcoming our Lions friends both old and new to our special night.
Lion Adrian M Robinson
Lions Club of Clacton on Sea
Contact Numbers: 01255 426262 or 07831 704078

From Lioness Lions Club of East Anglia
A gentle remainder that the Lioness Lions Club of East Anglia will be holding their 1st Charter Anniversary Dinner on Saturday 16th September, 7pm for 7.30pm at the Brook Hotel, Felixstowe
Menu is as follows:
Leek & Potato Soup
Duck/Pork/Chicken Pate
A Fan of Melon
Main Course
A choice of either Pork, Beef or Turkey Carvery, which will be served at the table with seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings.
A vegetarian option of Nut Roast with seasonal vegetables.
Apple Crumble with Custard
Chocolate Gateau
Cheese & Biscuits (at no extra cost)
Tea/Coffee and mints.
Entertainment for the evening will be the Felixstowe Academy School Swing Band.
Cost –  £30.00 per head.
Please could I have numbers and choice of menu no later than Friday 8th September.
Any queries and bookings please contact Lioness Lion President Sue Wharton on 01394 286984 or by email at

From Eastwood Lions
A reminder that the Lions Club of Eastwood Charter Lunch is on Sunday 17 September as follows:
LIONS CLUB OF EASTWOOD Charter Lunch on Sunday 17 September 2017 at the Holiday Inn, 77 Eastwoodbury Crescent, Southend, SS2 6XG
Cost £25.00 in advance.  £26.50 on the day  Dress – smart/casual.                          Time 2.30pm for 3pm
Chef’s soup of the day Asparagus
Fresh warm bread
Chicken & Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms
Blue cheese sauce
Salmon Skewers
Mixed leaves, lemon dressing
Roast Sirloin of Beef
Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, red wine jus
Roast Breast of Chicken
Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, red wine jus
Vegetable Wellington
Pan Fried Hake
crushed new potatoes, beurre blanc
Lemon & Ginger Cheesecake
Apple & Raisin Bread & Butter Pudding
Caramel ice cream
Brownie & panna cotta
Please contact Lion Val Thomas, Secretary Eastwood Lions at

From Littleport Lions
President Valerie Drew and The Lions Club of Littleport invite you to their charter on Sunday 17th September 2017 at Prickwillow village hall, (4 miles east of Ely), 1pm –  4.30pm
The theme is 100 years of Lions and we ask everyone who comes to bring something about Lions the animal, not the club.
It could be fancy dress or just a Lion toy – you choose.
The cost is £12.50 adults £7.50 children.
Music will be by Big Ron with games and quiz.
Come and help us celebrate 100 years of Lions.
For bookings and menu contact Don Drew 01353 861648, email; by 10th September, at the latest, please.

From Rayleigh Lions
Lion President Andy Barker of The Lions Club of Rayleigh would like to invite you to attend the 43rd Charter Dinner on Saturday 7th October 2017 followed by music and dancing at: Affinity 1777 Restaurant, 1777-1779 London Road, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 2ST.  7:00pm for 7:30pm.  Carriages at 12 midnight.  £22.00 per head.  Dress Code: Black Tie or Smart Casual
There will be the usual raffle + TWO FANTASTIC AUCTIONS:
1) 7 NIGHTs ACCOMMODATION IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE Available from mid April – 1st week in June, Sleeps 5, less than 10 mins walk from 5km sandy beach.  Nearest airport Perpignan – flights from Stansted and from mid May from Southend
2) 4 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION IN THE FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE close to Chartres – 1hr 5mins from Paris by Train – exclusive use of 6 person hot tub
Full details of both auctions will be available on the night.

  • Soup of the Day
  • Branston pickle pate served with warm cheesy bread and side salad
  • Deep fried breaded brie served with a cranberry and orange sauce served with mixed leaves
  • Fans of seasonal melon served with forest fruits


  • Beef chasseur
  • Saute chicken breast of chicken stuffed with cream cheese, garlic and lemon served on mixed leaves with an olive oil drizzle
  • Grilled fillets of sea bass served with olive oil and balsamic dressing
  • Roasted red pepper and tomato tart

All main dishes are accompanied by new potatoes, sautéed potatoes and seasonal vegetables

  • Summer pudding served with clotted cream
  • Warm chocolate sundae
  • Sticky toffee pudding and custard sauce
  • Cheese & biscuits

If you would like to attend please send your cheques payable to “The Lions Club of Rayleigh”, together with your menu choices, to c/o Lion Lorraine Clark, 19 Kenilworth Gardens, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 0BE – Thank you

From Great Yarmouth Lions
Great Yarmouth Lions Club have had a busy summer with fetes, galas and weekly collections. On Sunday 20th August Hopton Fete was the final clue of Radio Norfolks Treasure Hunt. Over £6000 was raised on the day for charities and local business. Thank you to DG Derek for attending and to the guys who ran the Lions Road Show.

This email and attachments, MD105 Centennial Committee July and Centennial Targets, regarding our Centennial Celebrations are being sent to you on behalf of PID Lion Phil Nathan-Chairman of the MD105 Centennial Committee via MDHQ.

Dear Fellow Lions,
We are now into the final year of our Centennial Celebrations
The number of Clubs participating in our ‘Challenge Programme’ continues to grow and the response, in terms of our achievements to date, has been both amazing and inspiring.
As those of you who attended the MD Convention, Blackpool, heard me say, we have done so much already. Please remember that it is not the numbers themselves that matter, it is the story behind the number, each activity, each event, each helping hand represents a life saved or a life improved.
At their July Meeting, the Council of Governors asked that the report of the Centennial Committee, attached, be sent to every Club in the Multiple District to highlight just what has been achieved and to update events to come along with a huge opportunity for every club within our Multiple District.
It has been my pleasure to work with an amazing team of dedicated Lions, the Management Committee and the District Officers, who have shown tremendous commitment to our ‘Challenge Programme’, driven it forward, enthused and motivated people; there have been some truly astonishing events and achievements.
Our next major event is the ‘Sounds of a Century’ musical celebration in Leeds at the end of November and details may be obtained at
Why not make this a Club event and join us in celebrating One Hundred Years of Lionism expressed through One Hundred Years of Music..
We still have 10 months to go; please continue the tremendous work you have already started so that we may achieve each of the targets we set ourselves.
It has been my privilege, as always, to serve with you in helping to make our communities better places.