Lions 105EA Weekly News 25th March 2018

From Forward Planning,
We have been trying to start new Clubs/branch Clubs around the District to fill the blank spaces. Unfortunately this hasn’t happened. Because of this we had to  look in to re zoning/regioning, as for many years with the closures of Clubs and more “internet based” Clubs we have been unconstitutional. The outcome is that from the new Lionistic year it is proposed to reduce the number of Regions from six to four, the majority of Clubs will stay in the same zone together but in a different Region. The non traditional Clubs that are not town based will be zoned together.
This has nothing to do with redistricting and would of taken place in any case. Below is how the new Regions will look.
Region 1
Zone A, Downham Market, Hunstanton ,King Lynn, Swaffham and Wells next the Sea.
Zone B, Huntingdon, March, Peterborough, Whittlesey and Wisbech.
Zone c, Centennial 100, Helen Keller, Lioness Lions, New Century and UEA Campus
Region 2,
Zone A. Braintree, Chelmsford, Clacton on Sea, Mersea Island and Whitham,
Zone B, Castle Point, Eastwood, Leigh on Sea. Rayleigh and Southend on Sea,
Zone C, Basildon, Billericay, Brentwood, Harlow, Romford and Thurrock.
Region 3
Zone A , Acle and Brundall, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Broads, North Walsham, and Wroxham and Hoveton,
Zone B Dereham,  City of Norwich, Norwich North, Norwich West, Sheringham and Cromer. Taverham,
Zone C, Attleborough, Hethersett, Long Stratton, Thetford and Wymondham,
Region 4,
Zone A Bury St Edmund, Felixstowe, Ipswich, Stowmarket and Woodbridge,
Zone B, Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth, Lowestoft and Southwold,
Zone C, Cambridge, Haverhill, Littleport, Newmarket and Saffron Walden.

From Bungay Lions
From Bungay Lions please save this date Sunday 8th July,
District Governors hand over.
12 noon Broome Village Hall
Family friendly lunch
More details to follow.
Toni 🦁

From Competitions Officer Lion David Parker
Competition Winners 2017-2018
Fellow Lions Below are the Winners Announced at Last Weeks Convention, Congratulations to all winners and thank you to all who have participated. I hope MD105EA will continue to enjoy the fun and Fellowship
Generated by these competitions, remember “you have to be in it to win it”

Competition WINNER 2018 ZONE
Travelling Lion BILLERICAY 5A
Travelling Lioness’ WITHAM & DISTRICT 2B
Lions Scrap Book CLACTON ON SEA 2A
Lioness’ Scrap Book WITHAM & DISTRICT 2B
District Quiz HAVERHILL 4B
DON PEECH GOLF To be held 25 MAY 18
Environment Contest – Lions CHELMSFORD 2B
Environment Contest – Lioness’ CHELMSFORD 2B
Environment Contest – Leos NONE
District Convention Fancy Dress – Group LEIGH ON SEA 5B
District Convention Fancy Dress – Single NONE
District Convention Fancy Dress – Pair NONE
Phil Daubeney Environment photo PDG BARRY MILLER CASTLEPOINT 5B

Don Peech Golf Trophy:
Details for the Day

  • I have now arranged a Golf day to be held on Friday 25th May 2018 the venue will be Gosfield Lake Golf Club, Hall Drive, Gosfield, Halstead, Essex. C09 1SE Tel: 01787 474747
  • Course Email: and is open to all Golf enthusiasts in our District.
  • 1st Tee reserved from 12.00 until 14.00 so far until I can clarify numbers when we can tailor it a bit more.
  • Package agreed with the golf club as the Classic Golf Package which includes: coffee & bacon rolls, 18 holes of golf on the “Lakes Course” and a one course lunch.

The itinerary recommended would be:

  • From 11.00 – Coffee and Bacon Rolls
  • From 12.00 – 18 Holes of Golf from 1st Tee  (individual Stableford Full Handicap)
  • From 17.00-17.30 – One Course Lunch, with Presentations, of the Cup, and Prizes for Longest Drive on Hole 7, and Nearest the Pin on holes 2 and 17
  • Nearer the Time I will notify those who wish to take part of the menu and Tee off times etc.


  • To cover the cost of the Golf Day and Prizes I propose a Cost of £36pp, which is £3 cheaper than last year, with any excess funds being donated to a deserving cause, but this can be discussed amongst the players on the day of the competition.
  • I am asking those at convention to come and see me and I will give them details. So I can get an idea of numbers to book.

For Payment Info
If those interested could please make cheques payable to LCI District 105EA and mark on the back “Golf competition,” and then send them to me.
If the sender could also enclose with the cheque His or Her Club with First & Last names of the participant.
If paying direct into bank, please ensure they e-mail to let both the District Treasurer and me know, also advising the Club and Name as Above.
Bank Details:- Sort code 55-50-28 Account number 94584338 Account – LCI District Admin   Please mark ref Golf Day”

Details Of the Course
Telephone:+44 (0)1787 474747
The Manor House,
Gosfield, Halstead,
Essex, C09 1SE


On 230 acres of rolling North Essex parkland, our members and visitors enjoy peace and tranquillity away from the bustle of modern life. Our Club sits adjacent to Gosfield Hall, the magnificent Georgian Manor House and one-time Royal Residence. In this idyllic setting, we have two golf courses, the Championship Lakes and the less demanding Meadows. The Lakes course, designed by Sir Henry Cotton, meanders through woods, across streams and over lakes in some of the most beautiful countryside in England.

Whether you come to play golf, dine or for a private function such as a wedding, birthday celebration or business seminar, we can guarantee you a warm, friendly welcome by all our staff…..hope to see you here soon.


The decision to build a golf course at Gosfield was made in 1986. Architect, Howard Swan and Designer Sir Henry Cotton, proposed that we should add a 9-hole course to the 18 planned. The Lakes course would be a true test of golf, while the 9-hole Meadows Course would be less demanding. The first day’s play on the Lakes Course took place in August 1987, with the Meadows opening a few months later.

BBC golf commentator Peter Alliss, performed the official opening ceremony on 5th June 1989, when the Club was host to ladies from the Women’s Professional Golfers’ European Tour, 30 celebrities from television, film and sporting backgrounds together with 60 amateurs. This event raised the first of many thousands of pounds which have since benefited junior golfers at Gosfield under the auspices of the Sir Henry Cotton Bursary.

There is much more to the history of our Club, which our Secretary will happily provide if you are interested.

Lakes Course Card
Gosfield Lake Course Plan

For visitors and societies, a golf day at Gosfield has always been a popular choice. Many visitors and societies visit each year, some more than once per annum. The courses are mature, and each year additional investment is made to ensure the quality of golf is excellent.
Visitors are assured of a warm welcome in the clubhouse with good food and friendly bar staff. Special rates apply in early and late season for individual golfers or small groups.
Societies can select the package they require, which meets their budgets requirements. A number of options can be arranged from a full day including breakfast, lunch, dinner, 36 holes and a presentation table or a less demanding day with a light lunch, 18 holes of golf and drinks during an informal presentation.
There are two courses at Gosfield, the Lakes Course and the Meadows Course.  Both courses were designed by Sir Henry Cotton, with the 14th hole on the Championship Lakes course being his favourite. The Meadows course was built to allow newcomers to golf or juniors to enjoy golf over a shorter course without too many hazards to spoil the score or the enjoyment.
Golf buggies and golf trolleys are available for visitors to hire from the Professional. Please call in advance to reserve buggies. Smart golf wear is required.
Dave Parker
MD105EA Competitions & Environment Officer

From Saffron Walden Lions Club
Saffron Walden Lions Club will be holding their 35th Charter Dinner
on  Friday 8th June at the Saffron Walden Golf Club, 7pm for 7.30pm
We look forward to you all joining us.
Smoked Salmon with Capers Or Duo of Melon
Main Course
A Carvery with 2 meats from a choice of Honey Roast Gammon, Pork, Turkey or Beef served with selection of seasonal vegetables
Honey Poached Pears Or Individual Raspberry & Lemon Meringue Tart
Vegetarian menu available on request.
2 Course meal incl. coffee and mints £26
3 Course meal incl. coffee and mints £31
To book please contact President Pamela Mugliston on 01799 521697 or by email by Sat 31st March as limited numbers available.

From Wymondham Lions
Wymondham Lions world famous quiz’n’chilli, postponed because of the Beast from the East, will now take place on Friday October 26th.
Further details to follow.

From Southend on Sea Lions
Southend-on-Sea Lions Club invite Lions to join them on Sunday 22nd April to collect plastic items ,and other refuse from Southend Beach. All you will need is a Lions high Viz Tabbard,gloves and a litter picker.
Meeting at 10 am outside  the lower tier ticket office, of the longest pleasure Pier in the world
Further details from IPDG Lion Nigel Folkard on Tel 01702 582828
We look forward to seeing you ,for fun and fresh sea air