Lions 105EA Weekly News 10th September 2017

From DG Derek – Leadership Symposium
The Symposium will take place on Saturday & Sunday,2nd & 3rd December 2017 at the Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth ; the aim is to start at 10:00 on the Saturday and conclude by 13:00 on the Sunday.
The aim of the Leadership Symposium is to bring together younger/younger in service members for a wide-ranging discussion, encourage lateral thinking, to obtain the thoughts of the next generation of leaders within the Multiple District, to inform our thinking for the next 5 to 10 years.
– Attendees should be younger/younger in service members
– Ideally, nobody over 5 years’ service as a Lion, (though for the right candidate this could be extended to 8 years) being mindful of age discrimination we should be involving an age range relevant to what we are seeking to achieve.
– Maximum 5 per District –  DG’s should sign off each application so that the intended participant understands the importance of this forum.
Nominations to be submitted through Zone Chairmen for DG approval not later than 21st October.
A budget has been prepared that will cover the accommodation and subsistence costs of the attendees with Districts covering the travel costs.
This is to be a fun weekend, using facilitators/trainers from outside the MD, where possible, good English speakers but again, having “no baggage” from MD105 or its history.

From Young Ambassador Office Lion Gaby Sharman – Young Ambassador of the 21st century.
Just a reminder that the closing date for your Club to enter a candidate in this years competition is fast approaching, it is just over a week away on Monday 18th September.  This is an amazing opportunity for young people, not only to be recognised for the work they are doing in their communities,  but they can also win £500 to used for the project they are involved in.  for more information and the application form please click on this link
Why not get involved and lets make this year a truly inspiring competition.

Thetford (Breckland) Lioness Club
Please note correction to Lioness Secretary Lesley Farrer’s contact telephone number as it is wrong on 29th Anniversary invitations and both Lioness and Lioness Directories.
Correct telephone number is:  01379 897165

From Rayleigh Lions Club
On Tuesday 19th September we will be having a presentation from The MegaCentre Rayleigh to tell us all about all the work they do for the community – everyone is welcome to attend:19:30 Cedars Hall, 82 Castle Road, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 7QF
Thank you

From Great Yarmouth Lions
There are now over 100 people attending our 64th Charter and Centenary Celebration and this will be the final chance to join us to celebrate. Formal Dress with a dash of ‘Downton’ if you wish. The evening begins at 7pm, sit down at 7.30pm for Dinner. Attending will be The Mayor and Mayoress, The Deputy Mayor and Mayoress and Lion District Governor Mr. Derek Prior. After speeches our 7 piece band, Swing That Thing from Cambridge, will entertain you with music and dancing from approx. 9.30pm until carriages at Midnight. 10.30/11pm will be a comfort break and the results of the raffle. Menu choices are:
Starters; 1. Daisys Mint Pea Soup. 2. Carsons Warm Pear and Stilton Tart,
Mains; 3. Earl of Granthams Beef Bourguignon, 4. Lady Marys Herb Crusted Fillet of Salmon, 5. Thomas Barrows Three Bean Cassoulet (v)
Dessert; 6. Mrs. Hughes Floating Islands with Lemon Scented Custard and Raspberries or 7. The John Bates Cheese Selection with Fine Biscuits, Celery and Grapes.
The cost is £30 per head, cheques payable to the Great Yarmouth Lions Club. Please can I ask for numbers, menu choices and full payment by Monday 2nd of October. Cheques and menu choices to Lion President Lyn Thomas-East. 8 Pinecot Avenue. Bradwell Norfolk. NR31 8QB. We look forward to an evening of friendship and celebration of 100 years of Lionism to be held in the splendour of The Assembly Rooms, Great Yarmouth Town Hall.Kind Regards.
L.P. Lyn Thomas-East.
lynthomas.east@talktalk.net  01493 604179 07909971037

From Lowestoft Lions
The 25th anniversary of Lowestoft Lions organizing the Oulton Broad Charity Gala Day was hailed as a success as thousands of visitors came to our clubs biggest fundraising event of the year
Glorious weather and more than ten hours of entertainment attracted an excellent crowd to the club’s annual Gala Day held at Nicholas Everitt Park in Oulton Broad on August Bank Holiday Monday.
The visitors were entertained by arena acts including two stunt shows. A BMX cycle display team, a dog agility display team and Saxon and Viking re-enactment added to the variety of entertainment provided.
Whilst afloat the annual Maiden in Distress competition saw crews frantically paddling in their hand built ‘boats’ as they attempted to ‘rescue’ a stranded damsel.
Live music and song echoed out throughout the day with headliners ‘the Buster James Band’ getting the park rocking into the evening.
Finally a spectacular firework display lit up the sky to bring the curtain down on this year’s event.
Lead organiser Lion Trevor Waters, said: “It was probably one of the best years we have had weather-wise and it was a great success, making all our efforts worthwhile. The proceeds will help to swell our charity account, which helps the needy locally.”
Thanks go to DG Derek and three past district governors; Paul Martin, Chris Crick and Jim Cawte for attending and to the guys who ran the Lions PR Road Show – also to the members of neighbouring clubs from Wymondham, Beccles, Southwold and Halesworth whose support was really appreciated

From Dereham Lions
Dereham Lions as part of our centennial celebrations are holding a Lions Night at the Proms at Dereham Memorial Hall  Norwich Road, Dereham on Saturday September 23rd doors opening at 6.45pm an 7.30pm start featuring two local brass bands and local choirs tickets £12.00 pp and are available from Lion Jenny Canham (m) 07415283253 email jennycanham@live.co.uk
Lion Donna Palmer (m) 07974305002 email DJJJPALM@aol.com   so come and join us and bring your flag and enjoy the evening.

From MDHQ – September 2017 Newsfeed
Welcome to the September Newsfeed available to view by clicking on the following http://lionsclubs.co/Monthly/

And finally a letter from Lion Peter Dyer
Dear Fellow Lion David
Judith and I would like to thank you for your support, the individual Lions members, Lowestoft Lions Club, Beccles, Southwold Solebay, Halesworth, Great Yarmouth Felixstowe and Haverhill Lions Clubs, for helping our daughter Zara.
It has been a traumatic time for us all, over the last year, starting with the telephone call that no parent wants to receive, stating that Zara had suffered a seizure whilst driving and had crashed into a wall, near to her home in Grand Cayman. We were told that she may not survive the special emergency aircraft flight to the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, USA and make our way immediately to America.
On our arrival we were told to expect the worse but Zara received excellent care in the Hospital and because she was a fit, determined positive young lady and after 5 weeks intensive care for major brain injuries and therapies she was declared fit to fly home on the 3 October.
It has been like watching Zara go through childhood again, watching her first steps, first words, seeing her learn to walk, eat and drink. Things we take for granted, were amazing steps to see, such as sneezing, crying and for ever smiling. Zara has commenced NHS treatment to continue with her rehabilitation and is progressing slowly but positively.
Zara has received excellent care at the Suffolk Brain Trauma Rehabilitation Centre, Icanho, Stowmarket supported by the Livability Charity but unfortunately that treatment ended in August and to have continuity with her treatment we will have to resort to private funding. Zara is still awaiting treatment to various problems including sight, speech, walking, jaw, incontinence as the brain is not working correctly. It will be a wait and see for many years to come.
Unfortunately, my Club President and I were unable to make contact with any Lion Member, Club (40 clubs), e-mail club, District Governor in Miami or Oakbrook, to help with any enquiries to find suitable accommodation or just a friend to lean on. One of the largest hospitals in the USA were completely un-aware of the Lions organisation. I had the hand book and website but no reply from the entries as most appeared to be way out of date. I have to ask where were Lion’s International when a Lion and his family needed them?
Donations for Zara’s Rehabilitation Fund is still currently and being administered by Lion Trevor Waters of Lowestoft Lions Club and can be contacted via e-mail. trevor.waters@btinternet.com
Yours Gratefully
Judith, Peter and Zara Dyer