A New President Takes Over
Lion Drew completed a successful year as president of the club and handed over the chain of office to Lion Di Merchant at a recent meeting.
Lions Clubs International is celebrating 100 years of service and we have been busy contributing to challenges set to all clubs world-wide .
Health – provision of over 800 Message in a Bottle to individuals, hospitals and carers.
2960 pairs of spectacles have been collected from local opticians this year– these will be graded and given to those needing spectacles in the developing world
Youth – the Club has awarded 4 Gold and 2 Silver Certificates and Badges to young people who have served their local community for a minimum of 100 or 50 hours, within a 12 month period.
Supporting others – the Club continues to provide holidays at a Caravan Park at Selsey Bill for those families most in need of a holiday. Many requests are received from individuals for specific welfare assistance at times of need and these are supported as and when possible. To date in 2017 the Club has spent in excess of £9600 supporting those living locally.
The environment – the Club initiated a scheme for sowing Poppy Seeds as part of the town’s events remembering the First World War. A number of Primary Schools were involved in the planting.
Recognising local achievers – the Club recently honoured the Town’s Civic Manager, Mrs Joyce Lewis, by presenting her with its highest award, a Melvin Jones Fellowship.
Lion Derek Lawrence was also recognised for his long service through Lions to the local community.
Newbury Lions send condolences to HM The Queen and members of the Royal Family on the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh.
Lions had a busy time leading up to Christmas!
Newbury Lions wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope our Facebook page for December will bring some good cheer!
A while back we were asked to support the World Literacy Foundation with a project called UK Reads which aims to get childrens books into every household across the country.
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