News from Our Twin Club in Matopos, Zimbabwe
LIONS in Bulawayo, Zimbawe successfully worked their magic for rural and urban youngsters when Lions International was one of the sponsoring partners, in the Zimbabwe MEASLES and RUBELLA vaccination campaign.
Matopos Lion President Ruth van Rensburg was the go-to girl arranging an introductory meeting for the Lions Club Presidents and the Bulawayo Deputy Mayor, Councillor Gift Banda. The Lions team heads, the three club Presidents, of Matopos - Lion Ruth van Rensburg, Bulawayo - Lion Glenys Morgan and Khumalo - Lion Thembinkosi Zulu, presented the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Gift Banda and Mr.Magagula, with T-shirts, caps and hats. More T-shirts, caps and hats were given for the Mayor, Councillor M.K.Moyo, who was out of town, along with the Director of Health Services, Dr.Z.Hwalima. Councillor Banda spoke of the good relationship between the "City Fathers" and Lions Club in Bulawayo and furthermore his pleasure at the City of Bulawayo being included in such a worthy cause, the MEASLES and RUBELLA vaccination campaign.
The theme, "VACCINATION IS A GIFT OF LIFE" saw teams hard at work, spreading the word, vaccinating and making this a successful healthcare campaign in Bulawayo District. Congratulations, to all the dedicated healthcare professionals for their hard work, also Lion and Leo Teams (see page 4 of the Matopos Rocks Magazine November 2015) who travelled far and wide in a very short time, to enhance the result of Zimbabwe’s VACCINATION IS A GIFT OF LIFE campaign...
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2017 is the year Lions Clubs around the world are celebrating 100 years of Service in the heart of their local communities. As part of these celebrations, the 770+ Clubs in Britain and Ireland have been challenged to meet a series of targets centred on health, youth, supporting others, the environment and recognising local achievers.
As we approach the half way point in this our Centennial Year, the Lions Club of Newbury proudly records its achievements to date in 2017.
The Newbury Lions were at the Yattendon and Frilsham Village Fete on the Late May Bank Holiday with our roundabout.
All the members of the Lions Club of Newbury are delighted to welcome Lion Sally-Jane to the Club.
Twenty giant Easter Eggs were placed in venues across Newbury and Thatcham before Easter and were raffled among customers and staff. We’ve collected all the money and are pleased to announce that a grand total of £2,216.66 was donated to our welfare funds. Thank you to everyone who took part either hosting or buying tickets.
We have financed the purchase of Flanders Poppy seeds and have been out and about planting them in various locations about the town. With the help of pupils from St Joseph's, the John Rankin Schools and Falkland Primary, seeds have been planted in their school grounds and Falkland War Memorial. Town Councillors have helped to plant the seeds in sites across the town that have links to the two World Wars. It is hoped that these seeds will produce flowers every year as a constant reminder of the sacrifices made by our troops in conflict.
The Lions Club of Newbury, thinly disguised as the Easter Bunny, have been out and about distributing the Giant Eggs which are raffled in aid of The Lions funds....which all go to those in need in our district.