Lions 105EA Weekly News 14th January 2018

From DG Lion Derek Prior
Reception
When nominating someone to attend the Reception,  please let me know the person’s full name (including any middle names) as it appears on his / her passport. This is required for security clearance.
This applies to any people already nominated as well as new nominations.
Thank you for your help.
Thanks
Best regards
Derek Prior
District Governor 2017 – 2018 Lions District 105EA

From LCIF Officer and the DG

District Governors
As you will see from the email below District 105A are planning to hold a MJF Awards Evening immediately following the UN Day at the Palace of Westminster – this is an event which they used to hold on a fairly regular basis but have not done so for a number of years – it was not unusual for them to make Awards to upwards of 100 members from their District alone.
It is not exclusively for 105A members and members from other Districts are welcome to attend & be presented with their MJFs – indeed given that it is the 50th Anniversary of the creation of LCIF it would be especially appropriate if we could have at least 50 presentations to make.
As well as an opportunity to celebrate LCIF’s Anniversary it is hoped that the presentations to recipients will be made by International First Vice President Lion Gudrun Bjort Yngvadottir because IPIP Lion Bob Corlew has had to withdraw from being the Keynote Speaker at the UN Day Event but has indicated that IVP Lion Gudrun “is available to replace him if an invitation is extended to her” – I have extended that invitation to speak at the Palace of Westminster & also make the MJF Awards & although she has not yet formally replied given I was “encouraged” to extend the invitation I am more than hopeful that she will respond positively.
I would ask therefore if you would use your District communication channels & District LCIF/IRO Officers to inform Clubs of this MJF Event & the opportunity for members who have been awarded but not yet received their MJFs of this opportunity to have it presented to them by IVP Lion Gudrun – I appreciate that this is short notice especially as Oak Brook generally require a minimum of 2/3 weeks to deliver Pins & Plaques but equally it is an opportunity to make the Award just that little bit extra special in this a special year for LCIF.
Should potential recipients also want to attend the UN Day Event I am sure that they could be accommodated albeit we are almost fully subscribed already.
Sincerely
PDG Lion Evan Wm Jones
MD IRO

On 3 Jan 2018, at 17:58, Max Mongia <SMongia@strongfieldtech.com> wrote:
Dear Lion Evan,
Following our consultations in December,  I wish to confirm that the arrangements are in place to host the Melvin Jones Award Evening on Tuesday13th March 2018 , after the formal ceremony of the UN Day at the Palace of Westminster.
Venue
The evening will be hosted by Lions Club of “London Central Host” at the Holiday Inn London Kensington, 97 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 4DN, which is well connected and conveniently located.
Menu
Whilst the menu has not been finalised it would consist of :
A soup starter on the table with further starter choices on buffet.
Main course is again served on buffet with the choice of 3-4 main dishes with salads & vegetables.
Choice of 2 desserts
Coffee & Tea
Cost
We expect the cost per person £30, we would maintain a cash bar which will be in reception room where guests can meet from 7.30pm.
We expect the delegates from the UN day to arrive circa 8.00pm-8:15pm, and we can commence the main course from 8:30-8:45pm.
Melvin Jones Award
District LCIF officer PDG Vijay Arora will be coordinating with the clubs within District 105A and expects to identify circa 20 recipients of the Melvin Jones award.
It would be helpful if you can publish the event through your MD briefing to attract people from other Districts should they wish to come.
We await your direction to confirm the arrangements with the hotel and start taking bookings.
Kind regards
Max
Lion Surinder (Max) Mongia
PDG 105A
International Relations 105A
GST Area Leader 2017-2020
Global Action Team (CAIV Group D)
32 Bedford Road
Moor Park
Northwood HA6 2AZ
Email smongia@strongfieldtech.com
Tel: + 44 (0)7768 461723

From Competitions Officer Lion David Parker – Important
Fellow Lions
Firstly I would like to wish all members of 105EA a very Prosperous New Year. I know a lot of you will be recovering from your sleigh collections, but I would like to repeat my earlier notification you of details of the District Quiz Next year.
So far I have received notification from 3 clubs. 2 will be entering 2 teams and one have apologised and will not be attending, I have also received a message from Zone 6B Chair asking to revert back to the Heats and Final Format, this will be reviewed With our Question master after this year’s Final. If I can ask all Club Presidents or secretaries to let their Zone Chair know if the wish to take part or not, so I can gauge numbers for catering purposes
Details of the Quiz Final are as Follows
Date:-  3rd February 2018
Venue:-  The “Ipswich Hotel” – formerly known as the “Copdock”, London Rd, Copdock, Ipswich IP8 3JD
Time:-  Quiz will start at 14:00 sharp as we have to vacate the room by 17:00
Please note there are no heats this year, and all clubs are invited to put a team  (maybe two) of minimum 3 maximum 4 in the final  the cost will be £10 per team, this is to cover the costs of the hotel.
We will also hold a Raffle and will sell raffle tickets separately, any profit made from this will go to the DG ladys’ Charity.
If your club wishes to enter a Team (or two) then please let your Zone or Region Chair know, and they will pass details on to me, alternatively you can email me directly at competitions@lions105ea.com
This is open to all Lions and Lionesses in 105EA (and our new Leos if they wish to take part)
I look forward to hearing from you all
Dave Parker
MD105EA Competitions Officer

From Peace Poster Officer Lion Don Drew
Happy New year to all fellow lions. As you know EA won this Years MD finals in the Peace Poster Competition Now it is time to think about 2018 and get the Peace Poster Packs ordered.
I will announce the theme for this year once i have it from MD in Birmingham.
EA won let’s build on that success.
Regards
Lion Don
Region 4 chair & Peace Poster Officer.

From Convention Oficer Lion Martin Langdon
Hello Hello Hello
Convention 2018 at the Norwich North Holiday Inn
15th-18th March
This is just a quick note to let you know. Yes, all of you out there who haven’t yet booked for Convention that, on February 1st, we will start handing reserved rooms back to the hotel.  SO if you haven’t got your booking in ………… get a move on. After the 1st of February we won’t be able to guarantee that you will be in the main hotel.
Just to remind everybody that the Convention is a ‘pick and mix’ event. You can choose one, two or all from:-

  • Thursday Dinner
  • Friday education sessions
  • Friday Host Night (a crazy themed and informal event)
  • Saturday business meeting
  • Saturday Banquet and Ball

So let’s get those bookings in x- either using the web site or email: convention@lions105ea.com or phone 0988842774 (me again!)
Looking forward to hearing from you
Martin Langdon
Convention Coordinator

FROM GMT
Fellow Lions, there seems to be some confusion/uncertainties regarding Club Branch Formation.
I will attempt to address some of the more regular questions/comments.
Branch Members are Members of the sponsoring Club, they pay their own dues, they have their own Club Officers and manage their own finances. They meet at a time and place which best suits the Members ( this may be at weekends/lunch time or after work in the coffee shop.) The Members may choose to operate as an online/electronic Club.
It has been said to me ‘ We can’t get people to join our own Club, so what chance have we got trying to form another Club in the same area’. By offering a more flexible type of Membership is our best way forward, like you, when asking people to join Lions I have been met with, ‘ I work shifts so can’t get to meetings’. ‘ I have to go to enough meetings at work, not doing it in my spare time’. ‘I am a hands on person, don’t do meetings at all’.
We now have the opportunity to negate these comments by offering Membership of a Club Branch.
I hope this as helped answer some questions, if you would like to talk to me about the whole subject please don’t hesitate to give me a call on 07825 416946 or 01986 872710 or email gmt@lions105ea.com I will be more than happy to visit Clubs to discuss this further.
Regards
PDG Paul Martin GMT Coordinator EA

From Wymondham Lions Club
Wymondham Lions, in association with Wymondham Rotary, will be holding their annual Burns Supper & Ceilidh at Wymondham Central Hall, NR18 0QB, on Friday 26th January, 6.30pm for 7.00pm start.
Supper of haggis, tatties and neaps (veg option) and cranachan followed by a Ceilidh, dancing to Happy Feet band and caller.
Piper, Bar, Tombola.
All proceeds to the new Chapel Green (formerly Chapel Road) Special School, catering for handicapped children from throughout Southern Norfolk, which needs books for their new library and cooking utensils for the new kitchen.
Tickets, £20pp, available from Reeves in Wymondham;  Philip at prichardson@downhammanor.co.uk  or John at jamwilde@hotmail.com
John Wilde
Wymondham Lions Club

From Casle Point Lions
The Lions Club of Castle Point would like you attend our 39th Charter lunch on Sunday the 25th March 2018 at the Oyster Fleet Canvey Island Essex SS8 9PA. 1.30 to 2 o clock.
Please choose from the following menu and return details (menu choices, name, club) and payment to  Martin Parsons at 15b Leigh Beck Lane, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 7PS or alternately to parsons15b@yahoo.co.uk  before the 5th of March.
The cost of the meal is £27.50 and £28 on the day.
Dress code smart to casual.
Charter Menu for 25th March 2018
Starter
A.   Country Vegetable Soup
Main
B.   Roast Chicken and all the trimmings
C.   Roast Loin of Pork served with apple sauce and all the trimmings
Vegetarian Option for Main
D.   Vegetarian Lasagne
E.   Creamy Mushroom Strogonoff & Rice
Desserts
F.   Chocolate Torte
G.   Dutch Apple Flan
All desserts are served with fresh cream
Coffee     Freshly brewed coffee with mint.

From West Norwich Lions
The West Norwich Lions are celebrating their 30th year with their charter at The Oakland’s Thorpe ,Norwich on Saturday May 5th.7.30 for 8pm.
The price £20pp.Anyone wishing to attend in their best attire please contact Secretary Derek Goodswen at goodswend@yahoo.co.uk. or at 40 Montgomery Close, Chapel Break, Norwich NR5 9LL with their menu requirements.
Starter.
1,. Vegetable and lentil soup.
2,. Prawn cocktail
3,. Chicken liver and whiskey late,apple chutney and toast.
4,.  Warm pea and leek tart with leaves and red onion jam.
Mains.
5,.  Roast Chicken Supreme.
6,.  Slow Roasted Belly Pork.
7,.  Grilled Salmon Steak.
8,.  Mushroom, Leek and baby onion pie
Dessert.
9,.  Salted caramel chocolate profiteroles
10,.Eton Mess
11, New York cheesecake with fruit compote.
12, Fresh Fruit Salad
Cheese and Biscuits. £1.95 per person.  Please notify of allergies.

From BUNGAY LIONS CLUB
Can anyone help us please. We are holding our annual Classic Vehicle Rally and Country Fayre at Earsham Hall nr Bungay on Sunday the 6th May 2018. We are trying to find a children’s entertainer for the event . The type of act we are looking for is a circus work shop who would also interact with the children if anyone has any contacts we may be able to use please contact me by email at adelegilliatt@gmail.com
Many Thanks
Jane Gardiner

From Newmarket Lions
Newmarket Lions Club would like to invite you to their 42nd Charter Anniversary Lunch at The Rutland Hotel on Sunday 4th March 2018. We are pleased to have kept the price down to £20 for 3 courses. Please see attached for full details.  We hope many of our friends will be able to join us on that day.