Lions 105EA Weekly News 12th February 2017

From Convention Host Chairman
Centennial Convention 2017
31 days to go! Final preparations are taking place. The food has been sampled and it is truly amazing. So, even if you aren’t able to stay at the hotel, why not come to Host Night or the Banquet and Ball. It’s not too late to book for either of those events and you would be most welcome. For those of you who are already booked, next week’s newsletter will contain details of the competitions on Host Night to give you time to prepare your amazing entrance(s) etc!!
Convention Host
John Potter

From Chris Hibbert – Centennial Officer
Dear Fellow Lions
I need your help please!
I hope you are all well and are being good Centurions! I have been asked to create a presentation for District Convention covering some of the many and varied projects that have been undertaken or are being planned for the coming year.
I would really appreciate it if you could supply me with a few photographs and some background about your projects so I can select a varied range to represent the excellent work being done. These may also be used by Lion Adrian towards the review of the year.
More help please!
I would also like to ask for volunteers to assist Jim and myself as a Centennial committee for the remainder of the celebrations. As well as regularly attending the MD Centennial meetings I have also been attending District 105E Centennial meetings and have been impressed by the ideas that they have come up with for their District and feel that this is something we should do too. I have some ideas of my own as I’m sure Jim has which we would love to share with you as well as sharing the ideas from other Districts. I am a great believer in commonality and if we can recreate or duplicate something done elsewhere it must make more impact. I am also very keen to hear your ideas too so we can make the most of this unique opportunity. Ideally, I would like to put a team together from Lions from at least the four counties so they can help communicate ideas in both directions, but the more the merrier.
If you are able to provide photos and background on your Centennial projects or are willing to offer your assistance forming a Centennial committee please contact me on:
Telephone: 01530 458071
Mobile: 07908 277661

From 2ndVDG Mandy
Hi Fellow Members of the Lions Family, I received this from Nicole, Little Dresses for Africa, UK Ambassador.

Little DResses Letter

From Haverhill Lions
Raising funds for Haverhill Lions Club(SUPPORTING LOCAL CHARITIES)
Date: 7.30pm, Saturday 25 March
Venue: Coupals Primary Academy, Chalkstone Way, Haverhill
CB9 0LB (car parking available)
Price: £9 (includes fish/chicken and chip supper or
vegetarian alternative). Please bring your own drink
Teams of up to six. Hurry – numbers are limited!
To reserve your ticket please contact: Pam Maguire.
Tel: 01440 702413. Email:
Further details at:

From Chelmsford Lions
Chelmsford Lions are compiling a recipe book to celebrate the Lions Centenary … “Desserts with a Twist” … traditional desserts with something added to make them extra special.
We’d welcome entries from the Lions Family so if you’ve a favourite you’d like us to consider for inclusion please let Lion Andrea Cooper know andrealoom
Thank you

Also from Chelmsford Lions
SAVE THE DATE – 1 July 2017
The International Lions Club of Chelmsford is proud to present ‘100 Years of Great Entertainment’, a variety night in celebration of 100 years of Lions International. Acts already confirmed include Scott Penrose, current President of the Magic Circle, singer Asha-Louise Laurence, dancer Alia Lloyd, a saxophonist, a Ukelele group and many more. Tickets are available at the bargain price of £12 adults, £8 children including Ploughman’s supper (BYOD) to be held at St John Payne School, Chelmsford. For tickets contact andrealoom.

From Thurrock Lions
On behalf of Lion President Jayne and the members of Thurrock Lions I invite you to our 43rd Charter Anniversary on Saturday 1st April 2017 at The Orsett Golf Club, Brentwood Road, Orsett, Essex, RM16 3DR at 6.30 for 7.00pm. Menu choice as below. Price £29. If interested please email susan_wilson2007 with menu choice before 24th March. We look forward to seeing you there
A). Due of melon served with a pear puree and strawberry sauce
B). Smooth duck and port liver pate served with toasted French bread and Victorian chutney
C). Vegetable soup
D). Steak and mushroom pie
E). Roast breast of chicken filled with a spinach and mushroom duxelle, wrapped in bacon with a white wine jus
F).. Salmon Fillet
All served with seasonal vegetables.
G). Homemade Apple, Rhubarb and Ginger crumble and custard
H). Homemade Vanilla cheesecake topped with a warm fruit of the forest compote
I) Individual meringue nests with fresh fruit and chantilly cream.