Newsletter - September 2019

Our last business meeting was enhanced by the presence of six members of the Loddon Valley (Tadley) Lions Club who came along to renew old friendships and for a refresher course on how (not) to run a business meeting. They were made very welcome and contributed fully to the spirit of the meeting.

The Bahamas: During the course of the meeting the Club approved a donation of 500 to the Lions Clubs International appeal to help alleviate suffering in the Bahamas, and the set-up of a special donations facility on our website to enable any members of the public who would like to donate to do so. This has been done and is working well.

Macmillan Nurses Coffee morning:

As usual the Club gave its wholehearted (and stomached) support to this annual event. Check out our Facebook page! We raised 300+. The residual cakes were then offered at sundry workplaces.

Arrangements for manning our stall in the Malls for World Sight Day on Thursday10th October were finalised. Please bring along your redundant specs for recycling to areas where they are in short supply.

The Basingstoke Breast Cancer Self Help Group

was also supported when a number of our members and families went along to the Kempshott Village Hall for a very lively evening of Motown music performed by the brilliant Lou Taylor. Over 70 people attended and the dance floor was crowded nonstop.

Quiz Night at the Cliddesden Millenium Hall on 9th

November: Clearly the thought of grappling with another set of 110 excruciating questions has yet to fire your imaginations. Still, a half pint is better than no beer. And, if you would like to join us for this really fun evening there are still tables available. Email philipjhwilson@btinternet.com A team of 3 or 4 and a short pithy team name is all you need. Visit the upcoming events pages of our website www.basingstokelions.org.uk to see the full format of the evening.

A week later, on 16th November, the Heritage Light Orchestra will play a concert of music associated with places on the route of the Orient Express for us at QMC. These concerts are specially designed for us and feature local musicians and singers. They truly are well worth supporting. And it is an ideal way of spending an evening with friends over a few drinks while being wonderfully entertained.

Community Magazines, such as the one you are perhaps reading now, perform an excellent service for the community by making sure that everyone is informed about developments, services and events which may affect them. I would urge you all to support your local magazine in any way you can.

Membership: Stop Press!!!! Watch this space!

Remember you too can help to make a difference to the lives of others by joining us via www.basingstokelions.org.uk

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