Celebrating 40 years of our District
I am sure you are all aware that at our Convention in March we will be celebrating our District’s 40th , and last, birthday. District Governor Mandy has requested that my customary Review of the Year should in fact be a review of the 40 years of our District.
Therefore, I am appealing for photos – in digital form only please – covering the major events of the last 40 years including the District Day Out at Pleasurewood Hills, Banham Zoo as well The Hippodrome; the mini-Le Mans; Operation Lionheart right up to “Feed the 5000”. Other events that come to mind are the Holidays for the Blind and the Norfolk Broads Lions holiday weeks.
If any of you have videos of such events ( we do already have the Lionheart Video and Feed the 5000 broadcast) and these are available in digital form then that would liven things up too.
As you might appreciate putting such a project together and squeezing it in to the maximum of 30 minutes allowed to me will take some time, so if you have material please send it to me as soon as possible so that I can start work on the presentation. I would like to keep it as light-hearted as possible so amusing photographs from back in the day would be great.
My e-mail address as ever is email@example.com. I look forward to receiving your contributions early in 2019.
Many thanks in hope and a Happy New Year to you all.
Lion Adrian M Robinson
District Sergeant at Arms/Events Chairman
Contact Numbers: 01255 426262 or 07831 704078
105CE – The Way Forward – How are we doing so far?
Fellow Lions, it is a great honour to serve you as DG Elect for 105CE which comes into play in July 2019. As mentioned in my nomination and acceptance address, we have a great opportunity; to work together and serve, to extend our reach as Lions, Lionesses and Leos, to better utilise technology and for the District, Regions and Zones to add real value to all Lions in the work that they do, all underpinned by our Five Global Causes.
I am delighted to inform you, that planning to achieve these aims is well underway through a joint 105E and 105EA Steering Group. The 105CE Steering Group, which has already met on a number of occasions, takes input from both the 105E Strategic Development Team and the 105EA Forward Planning Team to ensure that we take the best of both Districts forward for a running start to achieve our goals for 105CE.
To date, we have almost finalised the key 105CE Cabinet roles that will enable us to make a real difference over the next three Lionistic years. Our Five Global Causes underpin our thinking and we will be holding a training / planning day for the 105CE Cabinet on 28 April 2019, this will get us all on the same page and ready for our inception day in July 2019.
As part of this planning, both Lion Ujjal Kular, VDG 105EA and I have asked our respective Cabinet members about their intentions as we become 105CE and we will use this information to help identify the best Lions for our inaugural 105CE Cabinet. If you would like to be part of the new 105CE Cabinet, feel free to contact Lion Ujjal or myself, we will be delighted to hear from you.
Looking forward, I am in the process of creating my Goals for 2019-20 and these will be agreed in conjunction with Lions David Pope and Ujjal Kular to provide a three year outlook. In February I will attend the VDG/DGE training in ‘not so sunny’ Chicago, March will see a further opportunity to bring you all up to date in person at the 105EA and 105E Conventions, 28 April is the 105CE Cabinet Training day and July will be International Convention at the end of which 105CE will be born – we have plenty to do!
Thank you for taking the time to read this post, I know only too well that I will only succeed with your support. We will keep you posted on progress over the coming months and welcome your input. Together, we can make a real difference and I look forward to working with you all to serve the less fortunate.
Lion Gurcharan (Guch) Manku MJF
District Governor Elect – District 105CE
From Lion Trevor Hull, Billericay
Our District Governor Mandy has given her blessing for this message to be broadcast.
A new year and new project for your club to consider getting involved with, a project with a difference that involves loo’s, yes you read it right, toilets.
For as little as just £60 your club could twin their meeting venue’s loo with one in the third world. By doing this you would be helping alleviate sickness, diarrhoea and more importantly dysentery. For many communities, hearing about the link between sanitation and health is a revelation: a light bulb moment. Many have never known why their children are regularly falling ill or dying.
You can read more about this in the January edition of Lions Roar or in the meantime go to https://www.toilettwinning.org for more information about the project. Also the attached short film explains more about the project as well https://vimeo.com/224638744.
It’s time for a sanitation revo-loo-tion, let’s flush away poverty.
Every toilets counts!
From The Lions Club of Leigh on Sea, Charter Night
The Club will be celebrating its 28th Charter Anniversary on Saturday 18th May 2019 At the Saxon Hall, Aviation Way, Southend Airport in the traditional manner.
Three course meal, cooked to order, followed by dancing to ‘Eclipse’. There is a Quiet room available for the less energetic, and who wish to chat.
We have been able to keep the cost below £30.00 for those who would assist By paying with orders. Order forms available from PDG Rex Palmer (01268 750115)
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lion President Ruth and the members look forward to meeting you there
PDG Lion Rex Palmer
From Eastwood Lions
Eastwood Lions Club would like to invite you to their Charter Afternoon Tea at Sands on Southend seafront, on Sunday 3rd February 2019. 2.30pm for 3pm sit down.. £12.50 per person.
Menu will be sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, cakes, an ice cream treat and unlimited tea and coffee.
There is a bar available for the purchase of drinks.
Please notify any dietary and allergy requirements. With 48 hours notice vegetarians, vegans, diabetics, gluten and lactose free diets can be catered for.
Contact: Lion Maureen Longley, email email@example.com
From Chelmsford Lions
Chelmsford Lions will be holding their annual Burns Lunch at a new venue New Hall School in Chelmsford, this is an amazing former Tudor palace and club member Terry has arranged with the school that we will have the opportunity to look around the Museum and the Chapel. For those of you who are interested in history this is a fantastic opportunity to see the magnificent Tudor Palace of Beaulieu, which the school has occupied since 1799. The estate was acquired by King Henry VIII in 1517, at which time the building was greatly enlarged and enhanced. Henry VIII’s Royal Arms can be seen in the Chapel at New Hall. After Henry, New Hall became home to Mary Tudor, before being granted to the Earl of Sussex by Elizabeth I. Oliver Cromwell later procured the estate, for five shillings!
See attached flyer
The details are;
St Benedict & St Francis Dining Hall, New Hall School, The Avenue, Chelmsford, CM3 3HS (access off White Hart Lane, Chelmsford)
Sunday 20th January 1.00 for 1.30pm
£21 adults, £13 children
There will be chilled water and glasses on the tables but please bring your own drinks
Haggis, Neeps and Tatties
Roast Beef and all the trimmings
Vegetarian alternative (details tbc)
Hot Apple Pie & Custard/Cream
Gateaux & Cream
Cheeseboard and Tea/Coffee
To book and advise of your meal choices, please contact Julie Chandler on 07952 470812, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
From Haverhill Lions
Haverhill 37th Annual Charter Anniversary
Lion President Pam and PDG Lion Derek Maguire would like to invite you to join us at our Charter Anniversary to be held on Saturday 19th January 2018 at the Haverhill Golf Club, Coupals Road, Haverhill, CB9 7UW (tel: 01440 761951). Arriving 6.30 for 7.00pm dinner followed by dancing till late
Starter: Chicken Satay served with dressed mixed leaves & dipping sauce, (A) or
Vegetable Soup served with half a warm baguette (B)
Main Course: Two roast carvery (Pork and Beef)
accompanied by roast potatoes and a selection of garden vegetables
Vegetarian option : Nut and Cranberry Wellington (must be ordered in advance) (V)
Dessert : Apple and mixed berry crumble, custard or pouring cream, (C) or
Eton mess with pouring cream (D)
Coffee and Mints
The cost for the evening is £28 per head.
We hope you will be able to join us in our celebrations, please advise menue choices to Lion Pam Maguire at the above address or by email. Cheques should be made payable to Haverhill Lions Club, or payment via on line banking to Sort Code 20-74-05, account number 50462268, Haverhill Lions Club.
Thank you and Haverhill Lions Club look forward to seeing you on the night
From Littleport Lions
Join Littleport Lions Club at their late late Christmas roast on 17th February at 12.15 for lunch at 12.30pm at The Town House pub Market Street Ely.
Cost is £10.95 for roast lunch and desert.
Vegetarian option available
Please book by 1st February 2019 David & Jenny email@example.com or phone 07817 592438 Happy New Year