Lions 105EA Weekly News 7th May 2017

From District Secretary Lion David Pope
Dear all
Following a resolution at the 2016 MD Convention requesting that copies of the Council minutes are made available to Lions, they are now being issued to all District Secretaries.
Our IT expert Lion David Large has posted the sets and made available on the District Website, below is a link that takes you directly to the minutes section.
Yours in Lionism
Lion David Pope
District Secretary & LCIF Officer for 105EA
Tel: Home – 01733 236536, Mobile – 07777 630153

Operation Friendship
Lions Clubs International – District 201 V2 Victoria – Australia – INVITATION
The Lions of District 201V2 in Victoria, Australia extend an invitation to overseas Lions to participate in our “Operation Friendship” Program.
The purpose of the program is to promote and encourage friendship and understanding between Members of our International Lions Family.
Our District comprises seventy-one Clubs, spread from Melbourne over south-western Victoria to the South Australian border.
One Lion and his or her partner is invited to spend up to four weeks as guests of our District. During this period all accommodation with Host Families, and travelling within our District, will be provided by V2 Lions.
Costs of travelling to and from our District, together with general expenses incurred during the visit, must be borne by the guests, and no funding is available from either our District Administration or any Members.
A varied itinerary will be organized, with opportunities to meet many of the Lions of the District, and every effort will be made to include any special interests of the visitors in the activities arranged by the Host Families and their supporting Clubs.
The visiting Lion and partner will be required to attend and give a short presentation at our District Convention, which will be held on November10th, 11th and 12th, 2017 at Warrnambool on the south-west coast of Victoria. It is suggested that the intended visit commence around mid-October for a period of four weeks and finish around mid-November after the Convention. It is also necessary for the visiting Lion to speak conversational English.
Applicants who wish to be considered for the program are asked to complete an Application Form, and signatures of both the applicant and their District Governor are required.
Application Forms are available by emailing me at . Completed applications must be returned to me by 30th June 2017. A decision will be made on the successful applicant immediately after the closing date, and all applicants will be advised accordingly.
Bob Badham
201V2 District Chairman, International Relations
Mobile: +61 3 409 955 485
Skype: Explorer3216

From PDG Derek Maguire – Incoming Officers Day
Calling all in coming officers for Cabinet (including Region and Zone Chairmen) and Club officers. We are having an Incoming Officers day on Sunday 11th June at the Cedars Hotel in Stowmarket IP14 2AJ. We aim to start at 10.00 am with coffee served from 9.30. Lunch will be available – sausage and chips (or vegetarian option) and tea/coffee with lunch, at a cost of £7.50 per person.
DGE Lion Derek Prior will talk about ideas and changes for next year, the sessions will be split into two groups and there will be opportunity for an Open Forum.
Everyone is welcome, if you are not an Incoming Officer but are interested in what this entails or are a past club or district officer please come along we would value your experiences and knowledge.
To book a place please e mail PDG Lion Derek Maguire on, or call 01440 702413.

From Southend Lions Club
Lion Pankaj & Lina Patel, Welcome you to another Fund raising Indian luncheon
Commencing at 1 pm on Sunday 18th June 2017 At 99 Ashurst Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 4TE
Lion Pankaj and Lina have again offered to host a typical Indian luncheon at their home for Lions, their partners, family and friends. The cost is £17.50 per person to include food, wine, beer and soft drinks. Children are welcome it’s free for the under 10’s and £10 each for the under 18’s.
Any profit on the day will be donated to the Lions Club of Southend-on-Sea for local worthy causes.
Availability is unfortunately limited to the first 60 applicants and therefore you are urged to book your place as soon as possible so as not to miss some excellent home cuisine.
To reserve your places and those of your guests please contact me as soon as possible and then send me your payment, in full, on or before 30th May 2017.
Kindest Regards
Lion Harry Fricker
President & Treasurer
Lions Club of Southend-on-Sea

From Great Yarmouth Lion Club
Sunday June 11th 12- 4pm Lion Lyn is holding her 5th annual Bar-B-Q and Boules afternoon this year in aid of the admin account. Best of three games, best of five in the final. Only £5 per head, payable on the day. This will include all bar-b-q-food, salad bar, dips, beer, wine or soft drinks. There will be a raffle for afternoon tea for two and other prizes. Please text numbers to 07909971037 by Friday 2nd June. Also any dietary requests. 8 Pinecot Avenue, Bradwell. Norfolk. NR31 8QB Hope to see you then.
P.E. Lion Lyn Thomas-East
Don’t forget to book your place at our 64th Charter Centenary Celebration to be held at The Town Hall Assembly Rooms on Saturday 21st October. A Downton Affair. £35 per head. £10 deposit by June 30th secures your place. 4 course dinner, dancing to a live band, e mail Lyn for more details, lynthomas.east

From New Century Lions
New Century Lions 16th Charter Anniversary Weekend
Friday 17th November – charter quiz £5pp
Saturday 18th November – Club meeting – experienced tailtwister in operation
Saturday 18th November – Anniversary Dinner £30pp
The Imperial Hotel, Great Yarmouth
Accommodation available at additional cost
Prawn Cocktail or Goats Cheese Tart, Red Onion Marmalade, Red Peppers & Basil Pesto or Homemade Leek & Potato Soup
Roast Sirloin of Beef, Yorkshire Pudding & Horseradish Sauce or Poached Fillet of Sea Bass, Risotto Cake and Saffron Butter Sauce or Vegetable Lasagna
Chocolate Brownie Cake, Vanilla Ice Cream, Biscotti or Bramley Apple Crumble with Custard or Vanilla Ice Cream or British Stilton and West Country Cheddar with Apple and Celery
Coffee ( or tea on request ) and after dinner mints
Booking form and hotel information available on our website