Newsletter - June 2017

We did the old soft shoe shuffle with the top jobs in the Club this month. We swapped our first woman President (who was voted Lion of the year) for our second woman President at a convivial lunch in the Red Lion. Normally we just have a BBQ which is a nice informal way to round off  the year. But this year our Welfare Chairman, Derick Lacey, who has done the job for more years than most of us can remember, was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship in acknowledgement of the exceptional job he has done supporting those in need in Basingstoke. What pleased him more than anything else were the many, many tributes received from the people he has dealt with and helped over the years. He was truly moved. 


FUNDRAISING:  

The Lions Den went to four school events. We have to congratulate Four Lanes school. Not only did they put on an exceptional event, but the kids got so expert at putting that we had to replenish our stock of prizes half way through the afternoon. Grrrrrrr!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

02/09/2017 Abseil Down the Spinnaker Tower: Our Immediate Past President Ann Vicars is doing this to support the ABF Soldiers Charity. If you’d like to sponsor her you can do so by contacting her through our website and then donating digitally to MS A VICARS - Nationwide Sort Code 07 01 16 - Acct 49561062 – Ref. ABFGIFTAID.

16/09/2017 The Sussex Jazz Kings at QMC: We can’t get enough of these guys – they are terrific. You can buy tickets direct from our website www.basingstokelions.org.uk, from mauricehockley@hotmail.com or tel: 01256 421867,  or Toucan Travel at the Chineham shopping Centre.

WELFARE:

a.Team Rubicon www.teamrubiconuk.org   : The Dove House Project is currently looking at refurbishment of the Privett Centre, an Outdoors Education facility. We have agreed to fund materials to a cost of £1250.

b.Disport Games: which is an annual organised games day designed for people with a variety of disabilities is under threat. Our Club and Loddon Valley Lions Club  have pledged donations to keep this valuable event for the disabled going. If anyone else is able to help in any way, please contact the Treasurer, Pauline Lentell, on 07721473465. Without further support it will be cancelled.


LIONS CLUB MEMBERSHIP: Put your contact details on  the “Contact Us” page of our website and someone will get in touch. 

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