Cookstown & Magherafelt Lions Club welcomes Kieran Fields as new Club President for 2012-13
Cookstown & Magherafelt Lions annual Golf Day raises money for Kilronan School in Magherafelt
Cheque presentation to Ulster Cancer Foundation
Lion President Emma McCann pictured presenting the cheque for £700 to Paul O'Gara from the Ulster Cancer Foundation. Paul represented the Ulster Cancer Foundation at the clubs 'All male Fashion Show' were he was able to answer questions in relation to mens health and in particular testiclar cancer.
News Update: Lions Under 15 Football Match
Due to the excessive rain over the weekend, the pitch has been declared unplayable for the next few days. As a result, this match has been rescheduled until Wednesday 8th February.
Twinning with Terranora Lakes Australia
During his visits to Australia in 2011 our Club Secretary, Nigel Paxton made contact with a local Lions Club, Terranora Lakes. The Club is based in Tweed Heads South, and covers the towns of Tweed Heads, Banora Point and Terranora, which are close to the coast and at the top end of the scenic Northern Rivers area of New South Wales, right next to the border with Queensland. The club is slightly smaller than ours but is very active in their community with regular fund raising and service activities.
Nigel went to several club meetings and from that contact and friendship both clubs built up a desire to Twin. In early November 2011 Lion President Peter Maroney of Terranora Lakes Lions Club and our Club President Emma McCann signed the International Club Twinning Recognition Application. This was confirmed by International Headquarters in Oak Brook on 16th November. An exchange of club banners and various pieces of club information has been made and the 2 clubs intend to keep close links going forward into the future.
The letter from Oak Brook congratulating our Club President Emma, stated that this partnership with the Terranora Lakes Lions Club is a wonderful opportunity to fulfil the third purpose of Lions Clubs International –
“To create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world”
District Governor Sean Sandford visits Cookstown & Magherafelt Lions Club
Members of the Cookstown & Magherafelt Lions Club were on hand to offer a warm welcome to District Governor Sean Sandford and his wife during his visit to the Club.
Sean goes on to say, "It was great to visit such an active club and the enthusiasm was infectious and you could feel how everyone in the club were being motivated to become involved in activities and projects."
Lions Internations Peace Poster Competition
Organised by the local Cookstown and Magherafelt Lions Club is the annual International Peace Poster Competition with the theme 'Children Know Peace'.
The intention of this competition is to encourage young girls and boys aged between eleven and thirteen years to express their creativity of what it means to them to share their own unique visions with the world.
Four local schools took part in the competition with the winning poster in each school moving on to the next stage of the competition. The judges in all cases commented on the quality of the art work and indeed the students interpretation of the theme, 'Children know Peace'.
Lions Clubs President Emma McCann wished to express her thanks to all the students who took part in the competition, also conveying her thanks to the four school for taking part in the competition.
School Winners were:
Pre Christmas Food Appeal 2011
The annual pre Christmas food collection for distribution to deserving individuals and families exceeded all expectations, with cash donations and the estimated value of food received at almost £2,500. Special thanks is extended to the management of JC Stewarts supermarket, Meadowlane Shopping Centre and Dunnes Stores all in Magherafelt for allowing this annual collection to take place. All the Lions Club Members would like to thank the general public for their generosity and indeed their courtesy during the collection.
Lions Charity Bag Pack at Tesco's
It's all about the men, or is it?
A donation has been made to the Ulster Cancer Foundation.