Lions 105EA Weekly News 26th March 2017

From Lions Roar Editor
The April edition of the Lions Roar is now available on the District Website or click here to view directly in your browser.

From DG Nigel
Each District will be allowed one pre-notified question, to be asked at the MD Convention
The pre-notified question and answer session, on the future of MD 105, will be in general session, looking at the future of the MD, when Ireland leaves.
It will be held after the Redistricting Resolutions, have been debated and voted on, and the results of that vote known
The Redistricting debates will be the normal format, and pre submission of questions, for those debates is Not being sought.
Typical questions ,could be as follows:

  • Why has the name British Isles has been chosen, for the MD after July 2017?
  • Should we sell MDHQ?
  • Should we rent premises instead ?
  • Do we need an HQ?
  • Should we abandon regalia?
  • Should we move to family friendly Club, meetings at week-ends?
  • Should we welcome members, who do not want to attend business meetings?

Please submit these questions to me by the 4th April 2017.
I will in turn submit one of these questions to MDHQ, so the answer is well researched, by the time of the MD Convention
I will let the Lion know, which Question is being submitted, so they are prepared to ask it at MD Convention, on the 24th April 2017.

Also from DG NIgel
There are two places left on this Trustee Training Seminar, see attached for details, Closing date 29th March, is there anyone that wishes to attend.

From the Convention Team
At Convention we had a photographer present who has record many aspects of the event, all the pictures are available here,!Aonp4z5s8emwhlR0EB11iktyfQkB feel free to download or view them.
If there are any comments on the weekend please do let them be known good or bad as we do always try to make this as good as we can, thanks
The IT Team and the Convention Host Committee

Convention 2017
A huge thank you to everyone who attended the Centennial Convention last weekend and helped to make it such a great success. Just a few quick updates.
I have had a debrief with the hotel to thank them for all their hard work, especially the courtesy and supportiveness of the staff, but also to raise the few niggles and concerns that did arise as much for their sake as ours.
If you were wondering about the Murder Mystery it was won by Lion Louise from Whittlesey and the solution is as follows:-
The murder and theft were committed by Lion David Pope, using the cast brass Lion Moneybox belonging to the March Club. However, Lion David was not acting for himself, the crime had been masterminded by Gillian Beasley, our guest at the Banquet and Ball. Lions Ian Groome, Gaby Sharman and John Potter were just red herrings.
On possibly a more important note, the photographs taken around the room during the Host Night and Banquet & Ball are now available to be looked at, downloaded and printed if you wish.
The website is:-
you should then click on CLIENT ACCESS and the password is:- district105ea
Then click on the photograph to enter the portfolio.
I do hope that you enjoy them.
Once again very many thanks and hope that you all had a great time.
Lion John Potter
Convention Host

DG Handover
After last weeks convention Billericay is proud to host this years DG handover evening. For DG Elect Derek Prior. So please note the following venue, date, and time in your diaries Reids
66-68 Laindon Road, Billericay CM12 9LD. 12th July 2017. 7.30 for 8.00pm. Cost is £10.00pp to cover buffet style menu.
Please advise the undersigned if you wish to attend so we can advise the venue of numbers.
Dave Parker
Secretary. Lions club of Billericay
6 Warrington Square, Billericay, Essex, Cm12 0XD
01277 656175 / 07879 000126
Email. davei.parker

From Zone 5b Chairman – Lion Trevor Roberts
The Lions Clubs of Castle Point, Leigh on Sea, Eastwood ,Rayleigh & Southend on Sea, supported by Lions Clubs from Billericay & Thurrock, will again get together at King John School, Benfleet Road, Benfleet on SATURDAY 15th. July 2017. This will be our 6th. year running this event.
If your Club would like to come and join us for a very rewarding & enjoyable day all help would be welcome, or maybe you know of Clubs,whom have members who have any form of disability in your area that might like to participate in this very prestigious event.
Please let me know, and I will pass on any contact information to the relevant Disabled sports Committee member.
Zone Chair 5b Lion Trevor Roberts, 07795 218508 or e mail liontrevorroberts

From Lions Club of Leigh on Sea – Charter 29th April
The closing date for booking is fast approaching.
Lion President Debs Jones will be delighted to see you at Saxon Hall, Aviation Way, Southend-on-Sea but bookings must be made now.
Basic closing date 15th April and any final adjustments by 22nd April When the Banqueting rooms require final figures
Briefly, to remind the menu is:
Melon or Mackerel or Mini Cottage Pies
Lamb, or Salmon, or Stuffed Peppers
Bread & Butter pudding, or Crème Brulee, or Cheese & Biscuits
All with appropriate accompaniments. (£29.50 now or £31.00 on the evening)
Booking and payments to PDG Lion Rex Palmer (rexp)
Mail to 18 Glebelands, Benfleet, Essex. SS7 4LT

From Stowmarket Lions Club – Two PRESS RELEASES
The first is our annual Art Show and Sale which took place on from Friday 3rd March to Sunday 5th March 2017 at the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts in Stowmarket which was a very successful show with a sell out Preview Evening
The second is our Ernie Pearce Memorial Charity Boxing Dinner which after a nail biting build up without Lion Ernie Pearce being there to organise everything, proved to be a fabulous evening where we can already say we will have made over £8000 for local Lions Charities. This black tie Charity event took place on Friday 17th March at Debenham Leisure Centre, Stowmarket with 2 skills matches followed by a further 11 matches

From Lowestoft Lioness
President Val Jinks and the Ladies of The Lioness Club of Felixstowe invite you to share our 29th Certification Anniversary Luncheon.
Holiday Inn Ipswich – Orwell
2 The Havens, Ipswich,
Suffolk IP3 9SJ
Sunday 28th May 2017
12-30pm for 1-00pm
£25 per person
Menu enclosed
Please send your menu choices and cheques for the luncheon to Secretary, Jill Fahie at the above address by Monday 15th May 2017.

From Witham and District Lioness Club
The Lioness Club of Witham and District would like to invite you to our 30th Certification Celebrations
Forrester Park Golf Club, Beckingham Road, Great Totham, Nr Maldon, Essex. CM9 8EA
on Saturday 13th May 2017 Time is 7-00pm for 7-30pm – Carriages at Midnight
Cost for this festive evening will be £31-00. per person
The menu is as follows:
a) Homemade Minestrone Soup
b) Chicken Caesar Salad, Chicken Breast with salad leaves,Parmesan, crispy bacon and Caesar Dressing
c) Traditional Prawn Cocktail served with brown bread
d) Roasted Gressingham Duck Breast a la Orange
Served with crushed new potatoes
e) Lamb Tangine served with Rice
f) Fillet of Sea Bass served with
crushed potatoes and lemon butter.
g) Trio of Mini Desserts to includes Profiterole (1 x large), Mixed Fruit Pavlova, Blood Orange Mousse with Passion fruit couli
h) Cheese and Biscuits
Tea/Coffee with chocolate
Please advise by either snail mail or email to
Lioness Sandie Briault, 36 Dorset Road, Maldon Essex CM9 6JU

And finally, Convention 2018
Convention Weekend 16th to 18th March 2018
Location: Holiday Inn Norwich North, Amsterdam Road, off Cromer Road, Norwich NR6 6JA
Run By: The Lions Clubs in and around Norwich (‘The Consortium’)
Convention Weekend: For anyone who has not been before, an outline of the weekend is:

Thursday Night
Informal Dinner
Morning – Various activities – you choose – the attached booking form
Cabinet meeting
Education Session
Host Night (themed)
Business Meeting (including Partners trip on the Norfolk Broads)
Banquet and Ball
Forum with The International Guest

Hotel Facilities:- Have a look at the hotel website to see its facilities
Key Contacts are:
Convention Host – PDG Lion Jim Cawte,43 Sycamore Avenue, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0HF, conventionhost, 01953 605311, 07578899083
Booking Secretary – Lion Barry Sheldrake 8 Morris Close Clover Hill NorwichNR5 9DQ barrysheldrake 01603 474364.
Convention Coordinator – Lion Martin Langdon, 19, Merrow Gardens, Norwich NR4 6HH, convention, 07988842774.
The booking form can be found HERE
Payment: Please make all cheques payable to “L.C.I. District 105EA Convention A Account” See attached booking form). OR
A Standing order can be arranged, please complete the Standing Order form HERE

And Finally (Again), From MDHQ – The Drought and Famine in East Africa
March 2017
Fellow Lions
We know that members will wish to assist those suffering from the effects of drought and the rapid and associated onset of famine in East Africa.
Contact has been made with our colleagues at LCIF, but they are unable to launch an appeal because of the terms of the LCIF Trust, which requires donations and grants to be made through the Lions of the destination country; and, unfortunately, there are no Lions in either South Sudan or Somalia able to administer such monies. LCIF also advises that it is unable to provide grant assistance to situations of drought, as there is no accurate way to identify a determinable end to an emergency of drought. We have been advised that the International Board may discuss this position when they meet in a few weeks.
The political situation in the area suffering this humanitarian disaster also makes access to those in need very difficult, but some other international humanitarian agencies such as UNICEF and the Disasters Emergency Committee do have some permissions to have access in the area. As there is not at present, for the reasons mentioned above, an LCIF appeal, collecting funds and routing them through those existing links of other humanitarian organisations seems therefore to be at present the most effective way of doing so.
As LCI has a special relationship with the United Nations and UNICEF is one of the humanitarian organisations with access to the areas affected collecting donations and routing them through UNICEF would appear to be the most effective way of providing immediate relief in the form of fresh water, food, and warmth to the children in these areas.
Please therefore consider making urgent donations through your District Treasurer to UNICEF, marked East Africa Drought Appeal. We attach a poster which has been produced explaining how we can work with our long-term partner UNICEF to help in this unfolding humanitarian disaster.
With many thanks
Yours in Lionism

IPDG Heather Jeavons PDG Evan Wm Jones
Chairman of the Council of Governors International Relations Officer
Lions Clubs International Lions Clubs International
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