Lions 105EA Weekly News 10th December 2017

From District Governor
CIO Mentors wanted – still!
You will be aware that there is a need to ensure that we have a pool of mentors across MD105 who are able to guide clubs through the CIO registration process and to meet our registration commitment with the Charity Commission of 20 completed applications per calendar month.
A mentor training session is being organised for January 2018 – Saturday 27th (full day) and Sunday 28th half day and will include:
general CIO guidelinesopportunity for Q & A sessions
in-depth review of all application paperwork
overview of the Charity Commission Registration process
The facilities of Marie Curie Centre will be used with nearby St John’s Hotel Solihull being used for overnight accommodation.
Lions to be considered to take on this role should:
have good organisational skills with an eye for detailhave good communication skillshave good IT skillshave the time to give to this important rolehave an understanding of how club finances operatebe motivated have the ability to meet deadlines
District Governors will nominate TWO attendees from the priority Districts (including EA) and that expenses could be reimbursed by MD105 in accordance with current rules of audit for accommodation and subsistence for attendees.
Deadline for applications is 15th December!
If we don’t have enough Mentors, the rate we can handle applications will obviously be slower, so please consider helping your club and others by applying.
If you are interested, please contact the District Governor

From PDG Lion Derek Maguire
Date for you diary …
After several requests we have been able to arrange a Health and Safety seminar for the new year.  We have managed to secure the services of a professional H and S officer who works in the industrial/commercial world.  This has been arranged for Saturday 4th February hopefully in Ipswich, more details to follow shortly.  Any questions please contact me PDG Derek Maguire,, tel: 01440 702413

From Lowestoft Lions
Lowestoft Lions Club:
Invite all, able to make the journey to the most Easterly Club in the UK, to our 57th Charter Dinner at Ivy House Country Hotel, Ivy Lane, Oulton Broad, LOWESTOFT NR33 8HY on Saturday 3rd March, 7.00pm for 7.30pm.
Cost is £32.00 per person (or £300 for a table of 10)
Black tie or dark Lounge suit.
The excellent meal will be followed by entertainment from comedian, Phil Lowen.
A    Chicken Liver Parfait, served with toasted brioche and red onion marmalade.
B    Broccoli and Stilton Soup, served with warm bread roll
C    Goat Cheese Crostini, sat on dressed leaves with a balsamic glaze.
1    Roast Beef, served with a rich red wine sauce and roast potatoes.
2    Skin-on Chicken Breast, sat on a potato gallet and finished with a mushroom and tarragon sauce
3    Fillet of Salmon, served with duchess potatoes and rich buttercream sauce with tomato concasse
R    Warm Chocolate Brownie
S    Lemon Cheesecake
T    Trio of Ice Cream
All followed by a choice of tea or coffee with petite fours
Please send all bookings to President Derek Ward, 48, Laurel Road, LOWESTOFT NR33 0NG. Cheques payable to Lowestoft Lions Club (BACS facility available, please call 01502 517955), by 5th February please.
Accommodation is available at Ivy House Country Hotel, please ask for Reception, 01502 385017 (

From: Mersea Island Lions Club
As promised here are the details of our ‘Ruby’ 40th Anniversary Charter
When:     Saturday 10th March 2018
Where:    Waldegraves Holiday Park, Waldegraves Lane, Mersea Island, Essex. CO5 8SE
Time:       7:00 for 7:30   Carriages at midnight
Cost:       £30 per person
Dress Code:  Gentlemen:  Formal Dinner Suits
Ladies:           Glamorous as always
Waldegraves Holiday Park have offered their rental Mobile Home Caravans at the following rate for your use.
One Night Accommodation, £60 per 6 Berth Caravan. No Hidden Extras. to Book:  Contact Lion Chrissie Chamberlain 01206 385822 or
Please choose from the below Menu and advise Lion Colin Kimble (V. President)  of any dietary requirements
Cheques Made Payable to Mersea Island Lions Club   Postal bookings & Payment to:  VP LION COLIN KIMBLE, c/o 29 GARDEN FARM, WEST MERSEA, MERSEA ISLAND, ESSEX. CO5 8ES

  1. Homemade Carrot & Coriander Soup & Baguette
  2. Finely Sliced Italian Bresola,  Mixed Olives.  (Garlic Melba Toast, Marinated Olives)
  3. Smoked Mackerel Pate Lemon Mayonnaise, (dressed Mixed Leaves & Toasted Ciabatta)
  4. Roasted Flat Mushroom, Topped With Stilton Cheese  (V) Garlic & Cream Sauce & Melba Toast


  1. Braised Lamb Rump, Mint & Grain Mustard Gravy, Roast Potatoes.
  2. Thai Green Curry Style Salmon Supreme, Rice Timbale.
  3. Lemon & Herb Roasted Whole Baby Poussin, Dauphinoise Potatoes.
  4. Butternut Squash & Pea Rissotto, Topped with Parmesan  (V), Garlic Baguette

All served with fresh vegetables

  1. Homemade Fresh Strawberry Eaton Mess, With Chantilly Cream.
  2. Cherry Bakewell Sponge, With Custard.
  3. Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur Cheesecake, With Vanilla Ice Cream
  4. English Cheeseboard & Biscuits with Fruit Chutney.

Coffee & Petit Fours
Further Information:  Lion Colin Kimble  07944 040 836 or or Lion Chrissie Chamberlain  01206 385822 or chrissyrow@uwclub.

From Thurrock Lions
On behalf of our President Lion Brenton Allen and member of Thurrock Lions we would like to invite you to our Charter Night which is on Saturday 14th April 2018 at The Orsett Golf Club, Brentwood Road, Orsett. 6.30pm for 7pm dinner. Menu and price to be advised.
We hope you can attend.

From Wisbech Lions
Those members and friends who usually join Wisbech Club to celebrate the anniversary of its Charter might wish to know that this is planned for the evening of Friday 16 February next year.  There will be a different venue with music by a different group.  Full details of this event will be sent to our regular supporters by very early January and also published in the District Weekly News.’

From Southend Lions Club
Southend on Sea Lions Club 48th. Charter AnniversarySaturday 21st. April 2018 The Chalkwell Rooms, London Road, Westcliff on Sea, SS0 8NB.  7.00 for 7.30.  £30pp
Homemade Tomato & Basil Soup, Croutons & Warm Bread
Caramelised Red Onion & Goats Cheese Tartlet with Balsamic Dressing
Smoked Salmon & Mackerel Parcel with a Horseradish Cream
Grilled Sea Bass with Cherry Tomatoes, pesto Cake & a Pesto Cream Sauce
Chicken Breast with a Herb & Sausage Meat Stuffing, Chipolata, Roast Potatoes & Pan Gravy
Rump of Lamb, Flavoured with Minty & Rosemary with a Red Wine Reduction & Fondant Potatoes
Raspberry Crème Brulee with a Short Bread Biscuit
Passion Fruit Cheesecake
Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding & Custard
Coffee or Tea
Please contact Lion Trevor Roberts for Tickets

From Attleborough 2013
Attleborough 2013 lions club are pleased to announce there 4th charter anniversary on the 3rd of March 2018 further details to follow later.