Lions 105EA Weekly News 11th March 2018

Your Convention 2018 …… Update News Bulletin No. 2 (12 March 18)


Funeral for Lion John Cheetham – sharing cars


Computer Tutorial session

Fellow Lions

This is a brief newsletter to update you on the 2018 (Norwich) Convention coming up in 12 days.

Firstly: Lion John Cheetham’s Funeral on Friday

As many will know, following the sad passing of our friend, guide and (frequently) mentor, Lion John Cheetham , his funeral is on the Convention Friday but now at the CHANGED TIME OF 1300 hours:-

Funeral Service at Bretton Baptist Church,





We are sure that a lot will want to attend this funeral and Lion Martin would like to arrange car sharing for people. This is partly to avoid a whole fleet of cars travelling to and from Norwich on March 16th.  It is also the case that there are some people who would prefer not to drive and would appreciate a lift.  So, if you are going

The programme for Friday has been changed accordingly. There will be lunch as usual, then the two afternoon tutorials have been postponed, the cabinet meeting being moved to 6.00pm and the Host Night will start a little later at 7.30pm. If you have booked Friday lunch and won’t now be taking it, could you let Lion Martin know please, so that the hotel does not waste food.

As we said last week, David Large and Simon Smith of the tech team will be running a computing tutorial on Friday afternoon to help Lions to get the best from their computers and to use them to support their clubs’ activities.

We’re looking at different ways of delivering the two postponed sessions.

Next: Feeding the 5000 …….. through the Norwich Foodbanks

Just to remind everyone coming to the convention, we are still in our Centenary year and one of the international projects is ‘feeding the 5000’. As a part of this, we would like to invite everyone attending to bring a contribution for the Norwich food-bank.

We have been in contact with the Food Bank and they will be supplying crates and have told us what they ‘really really want’ to fill gaps, specifically:-

  • Long life puddings (sponges and the like)
  • Instant mash ( easy to store, easy to prepare, rapid carbohydrate)
  • Tinned fish
  • Washing powder

Other ‘long shelf life’ main course food items are also very welcome as is shower gel and soap.

A really big donation from us could make a big difference!

Menu Choices

If there is anyone out there who has not let us have their menu choices for the Banquet and Ball, please let Martin Langdon or Barry Sheldrake have them ASAP.

A reminder that the choices are;-


  1.      Duo of melon with ginger syrup
  2.      Spicy parsnip soup


  1.      Roars breast of chicken
  2.        Salmon in hollandaise sauce
  3.      Butternut squash, parsnip and celeriac Wellington etc.


  1.      White chocolate baileys cheesecake
  2.       Glazed lemon tart with raspberry coulis
  3.       Duo of sorbets
  4.       Cheese and biscuits (£3-50 extra)

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Best wishes

Yours in Lionism

Jim Cawte and your Convention Committee

Contact:         Lion Martin Langdon:

Mobile Phone: 07988842774