Lions 105EA Weekly News 29th January 2017

The February 2017 Lions Roar is available on the District Website and also here

From DG Nigel
DG Nigel’s invite to join him for a swimathon
DG Nigel is in training to do a Swimathon on the 7th April at 9am at the Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre. This annual event is the Worlds biggest fundraising swim, in support of Marie Curie. He is doing 1.5 k , so if we could get a team from EA called the Sea Lions, that would be great . You could also do this in your local pool. Further details on DG Nigel

Appeal from the Convention Team
The time is getting close for our 2017 District Convention which means it is time to dust off your photos from 2016/17 and look out ones that show your club doing something different or your members doing something crazy.
It would be nice to have a contribution from every club in the District but we need to create a varied presentation so the scope for photos of line-ups will be limited.
However, we are especially looking for photographs of your members involved in Centennial related activities especially where they show the Centennial logo.
Please send your photos, preferably in JPEG/JPG format, to me at as soon as possible so we can include you in this year’s Review of the Year. Don’t forget to include a brief description of each photograph.

Next weekend is the Cabinet Meeting and District Meeting in Norwich so why not collect yours then. If you are not attending then save time at Convention by pre-ordering your Centennial Polo Shirts by e-mailing your size requirements to Then all you have to do on the day is ask for your order and pay.
Another reason for pre-ordering is we need to have some idea of how much stock to take to Peterborough as we would not like to have to disappoint anyone.
The Centennial shirts cost £12 for sizes Small to Ex-Large with the 2XL being £13.25.
There will be a stand for the shirts on the Saturday of Convention.
Orders can, of course, be sent by post but the charge for postage and packing is unfortunately £3 per shirt.
Lion Adrian M Robinson
District Sergeant at Arms

From Lion Dave Parker – District Competitions Officer
Can all competition winners please return there trophy’s making sure they are engraved,
I am sure if you ask your Zone Chairman or a Cabinet officer they will bring them to cabinet on the 5th February please. These can then be handed to VDG Derek Prior who will then pass them on to me.
District Quiz
First of all, Congratulations to all the winners of their Heats.
The Final is to be held on Saturday 11th February at the Holiday Inn Ipswich (the one where Cabinet is normally Held). The Quiz will start at 14.00 prompt and hopefully should be completed the latest by 4.30pm. We will then have a short presentation ceremony to present the Winners with the Trophy.
Could I ask that Zone Chair, that have not already done so, to advise the Winners of the following Zones. These are 1A, 3A, 3B,4B & 6A
Could I also ask that winning teams advise Numbers In their team + any supporters so I can get some Idea of how many will be there. This is because we have to pay a small Fee for Coffees or Teas (there will be food available from the Bar) the cost per person is £3.00.
Please note below the traffic information for people using the A12 to get to Ipswich.
On 11th and 12th February, the A12 will be closed at Kelvedon and the signed diversion takes you on a long detour from Chelmsford to Braintree and down the A120 back to Colchester. If affected then try to avoid the A12 totally or you could be severely delayed.
This closure also affects two other weekends
Travelling Lion / Lioness / Leos
Would all Participants please note that all entries must be received by the Competitions officer no later than 28 FEB 2017 and the results will be announced at MD105EA Convention
A reminder to all clubs attending convention, to bring their scrapbooks, to be judged on Saturday morning at Convention.
Dave Parker
MD105EA Competitions & Environment Officer

From Beccles & District Lions Club – Beccles and District Lions Club 48th Annual Charter Dinner
Fellow Lions
Lion President Fred Helsdon and Members of The Beccles and District Lions Club cordially invite you to join in with the celebrations for our 48th Charter Dinner and Dance at The Waveney House Hotel, Beccles on Saturday 8th April 2017. Dinner will be served at 7.30pm with the bar opening at 7pm
We welcome you to our usual Charter Venue where we are offering a sumptuous mouth-watering menu (attached) as well as dancing, entertainment by Miss Scarlett Black, a grand raffle and of course good company!
Please support this event for our Club.
Dress will be evening formal with either Dinner or Lounge Suits.
Cost this year is £29.50 per person
Round Tables for 8 will be laid and larger are available if required. Please respond direct on the attached form – return needed by March 20th.
Please book now and don’t be disappointed!
Yours sincerely
Janet Ramsden

From Dereham Lions
Dereham Lions are holding a grand Centenary Quiz Saturday 1st April 7.30pm
Dereham Town Football club, Aldiss Park, Norwich Road, Dereham, NR20 3PXTeams up to 4 people – £5 per person Bar on site Raffle £100 prize for winning team
To book email me asap – pref before 15 March
Lion Jenny

From Wisbech Lions Club
Lion President Bill Batrick and the members of Wisbech Lions Club invite you and your members to join them for their 44th Charter Anniversary. This will take place on Friday 24 February 2017 at Emneth Central Hall, Emneth, Wisbech, PE14 8DD, commencing at 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start. Formal dress is preferred, although lounge suits are very acceptable. There will be dancing until midnight. Food choices (see menu below), and cheques at £23.00 per person payable to Wisbech Lions Club, should be sent to Lion President Bill Batrick at 6 Money Bank, Wisbech, PE13 2JN (01945 461728, billbatrick678 ), to arrive by 17 February please.
STARTERS Leek and Potato Soup
Salmon and Prawn Mousse Roulade
MAIN COURSE Roast Pork with Apple Sauce and Stuffing
Poached Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce
Cheese, Mushroom and Cherry Tomato Tartlet (Veg)
All served with fresh Seasonal Vegetables with Roast and Creamed Potatoes.
DESSERT Treacle Pudding with Custard
Chocolate Profiteroles
Lemon Roulade, Kiwi, Orange and fresh Cream
FINALLY Cheese and Biscuits
Tea or Coffee with Mints

From Swaffham Lions Club
Swaffham Lions are holding a Centennial Ball on 1st July to celebrate 100 years of Lions. The venue is Lynford Hall, Munford, Thetford. Tickets £37.50 each arrive 1900 hr carriages midnight.
Cream of Vegetable soup or Warm bacon & mushroom salad
Supreme of chicken with julienne of leeks and bacon, herb mash, wild mushroom sauce, green beans, glazed carrots or Goat’s cheese & Mediterranean vegetables wellington, new potatoes, tomato salsa, salad.
Raspberry cheese cake or Warm apple and cinnamon pie
Tea/coffee & mints
bookings Dennis 01760 721550, tables are 10 per or book smaller parties
Dennis Tallon

From Southend on Sea Lions Club
Lion President Harry Fricker and his wife Shirley invite you to Southend on Sea 47th. Charter Anniversary on 30th. April 2017
Time 3.30pm for 4.00 Start. Dress Code Smart Casual. At AZZURRO Italian Restaurant
326-328 London Road, Westcliff on Sea SS0 7JJ
Bread Basket Bread with an Olive Oil & Balsamic Dip
Starter. Pate di Stagione, Homemade Chicken Liver Pate made with Brandy & Cream, served with toast.
Insalata Tricolore. Sliced Tomatoes & Avocado, served with Mozzarella Cheese in Olive Oil& Fresh Basil.
Bianchetti alia Diavola. Deep Fried Whitebait seasoned with Paprika & served with Tartar Sauce.
Arancini Azzurro. Risotto Balls filled with Pancetta, Spinach & Mozzarella & served with a Tomato Chilli Dip.
Main. Anatra al Lampone Boneless Roasted Half Duck served with a Mandarin Orange & Raspberry Sauce.
Pello Voldastana. Pan Fried Chicken Breast served with a Tomato Sauce,Garlic & Cheese.
Branzino Acqua Pazza Grilled Sea Bass Fillet simply finished with Artichoke, Chorizo, Diced Tomatoes & a sprinkle of White Wine, Garlic & Parsley.
Cannelloni Ricotta. Homemade Cannelloni filled with Spinach & Ricotta. (V)
Roast Beef
All Served with Vegetables
Dessert Creme Brulee
Homemade Cheese Cake
Ice Cream Choice of Vanilla, Chocolate or Strawberry.
Tea or Coffee
Also include in the Charter is A Table Magician who will entertain you at your table.
Tickets are limited, so please book early so as not to be disappointed.
COST IS £25 pp Please make cheques payable to Southend on Sea Lions Club.
Please contact Lion Trevor Roberts
07795 218508 or e mail

From Ipswich Lions – 44th Charter Anniversary Dinner
On behalf of Lion President Mark Keable you are cordially invited to the Club’s Charter Anniversary dinner to help celebrate our 44 years of community service in the Ipswich area.
The dinner will be held on Saturday 1st April at the Ipswich Hotel (formerly Cameo Hotel), Old London Road, Copdock, Ipswich. The evening will commence at 7.00pm with dinner being served at 7.30pm. The bar will be open until midnight and there will be a live band. There will also be a tombola.
Dress for gentlemen for the evening is either dinner jackets or lounge suits, dress for ladies is posh frocks.
Tickets are priced at £30.00 per person. Menu is below and order form is attached. Cheques for the dinner should be made payable to “Lions Club of Ipswich” If you would like to attend would you kindly return your order forms by Wednesday 1st March.
Duo of melon, berry compote & mint syrup
Brussels pate, toasted flutes & red onion chutney
Prawn cocktail with brown bread
Slow braised beef steak, bacon & mushroom tartlet with a thyme jus
Chicken in a red wine jus
Fish Goujons with a stack of chips and mushy peas
Vegetable wellington
Plum crumble tart with custard
Cheese & biscuits
Chocolate torte with a white chocolate sauce
Followed by:
Coffee & Mints
Cost: £30.00 per person
Please return menu choices and payment by 1st March, 2017
The President – Lion Mark Keable, Lions Club of Ipswich, 69 Brunswick Road, Ipswich, IP4 4BS. Tel: 07921 720792
Overnight accommodation at the Hotel is available at a special discounted rate of £60 per room inc Breakfast.
Please book this direct with the hotel on 01473 209988
Yours in Lionism,
Roger Conway
Secretary, Lions Club of Ipswich

From Eastwood Lions
Eastwood Lions have invited a speaker from Dogs for Good, an assistance dog charity, to come to our meeting on Tuesday 14 March at 7.30pm at the Eastwood Community Centre, Western Approaches, SS9 6XY (next to Morrisons supermarket). Refreshments provided.
Dogs for Good is an innovative charity, exploring ways that dogs can help people to overcome specific challenges.
We look forward to seeing you.
Lion Val Thomas, secretary

From Billericay Lions
Billericay Lions 38th Charter Anniversary Lunch on Sunday 7th May 2017 at 1.00pm for 1.30pm in the Gold Room at the Orsett Hall Hotel, the afternoon will consist of a 3-course Sunday Lunch followed by entertainment and a free raffle. Final details and price to be advised nearer the time, contact Mike Stock at mfstock or 01277 263921.

From Sheringham and Cromer
A reminder – Sheringham & Cromer Lions are loding their 3rd Charter Anniversary Lunch on Sunday 5th March @ The Links Hotel, West Runton, NR27 9QH. 12.30pm for 1.00pm £25 per person. Menu is as attached. Please forward your choices together with cheque made payable to Sheringham & Cromer Lions Club to Lion Brian Harris, 22 Hannah Close, Sheringham, NR268AY by 20th Fenruary.
Hope to see you there.
Lion Brian Harris

From Castle Point Lions Club
2PM FOR 2.30PM
Vegetable soup
Roast chicken and vegetables
Dutch apple tart and custard
Tea or coffee
Vegetarian option: Vegetable lasagne
£25 per head, Dress smart casual.
A bar will be available
Please make cheques payable to: THE LIONS CLUB OF CASTLE POINT
And sent to: Lion Dee Marshall, 6 Felstead Close, Benfleet, Essex SS7 1BX
We look forward to seeing you.