Meetings

It's a New Year and a New President at Marlborough & District Lions Club

As the new Lions year starts we see Lion Susan Lampard stepping down as President and Lion Debbie Wilson stepping into her shoes. Susan has been president of Marlborough & District Lions club since 2015 and has grown the club from strength to strength. She has helped guide the club through some great fundraising activities (a fashion show, bluebells at West Woods, Christmas float around Marlborough and surrounding villages, sponsored walk to name but a few..). Fortunately Susan is not leaving us, so we will still be able to use her wealth of knowledge and experience as we move forward. Lion Debbie took the helm on Sunday 1st July as President at our annual handover BBQ. She has some great plans for the club moving forward to support those in need at our local community. Other officers confirmed at the BBQ were:

President - Lion Debbie Wilson

Immediate Past President - Lion Susan Lampard (LCIF Officer)

Vice President - Lion Richard Yates 

Club Secretary - Lion Karen Collie

Club Treasurer - Lion Stephen Astwood

Membership Officers - Lion Andy Wilson / Lion Richard Yates

Community Services and Welfare Officer - Lion John Edmunds

Activites - Lion John Edmunds / Lion Andy Wilson / Lion Richard Yates

Marketing & Communications Officer - Lion Andy Wilson

Social Officer - Lion Lesley Yates

Lion Tamer - Lion Susan Lampard / Lion Valerie Baker

    

  

  

  

 

Happy 90th Birthday Ken Munson

One of our past presidents Lion Ken Munson, past president 1996 - 1997 and 2001 - 2002, celebrated his 90th Birthday recently, and bought us all ice creams. Thank you Ken and a very Happy Birthday to you.

Oare Steam Show

Marlborough & District Lions Club attend Oare Steam Show every year with our taditional tombola and teddy bear raffle. This is always a great event for Lions and all proceeds are donated to needs in the local community. 

  

Urgent information relating to Bluebells at Westwood.

It is with great regret that Marlborough & District Lions Club will not be able to manage the Bluebells at Westwood this year. This is due to the Forestry Commission not allowing us to open the gates for cars to access.

Their official response is : Regretfully, the Forestry are unable to grant permission for Marlborough Lions for Bluebell Drives in West Woods this year. Unfortunately, due to the risk of damage to public vehicles from the uneven road, we cannot open the forest gates for the Bluebell Drive this year.

Marlborough & District Lions Club apologise for any inconvenience this may cause as we know that there are many people who look forward to this every year. We hope to be able to put it on again next year.

 

 

Marlborough & District Boundary Spring Sponsored Walk

On April 8th 2018 Marlborough & District Lions Club held our first Spring Boundary Sponsored Walk. This was orginally planned to follow the original boundary of Marlborough and replicate the 'Beating of the Bounds'. The walk was approximately 12 miles long and did, for the most, keep to the original boundary. The day was a test to see see if it was something that we could continue as an annual event, and we are pleased to report that it was a very successful walk with approximately 40 walkers and dogs. Due to the success of this we will now be organising it annually, so watch out website and facebook page for joining details for next years event.

 

                

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Marlborough & District Lions Club celebrate at the Palace for Lions Clubs International Centenary

 

The Lions Clubs of the British Isles are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International: 100 years of proud service to our communities.

We are delighted that our Patron, HRH, The Countess of Wessex G.C.V.O. will be hosting a Reception at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, 28th February to help Lions Clubs mark this milestone.

Lion Stephen Astwood will be representing Marlborough & District Lions Club and will be joining with members from across the British Isles at the Centenary Reception together with the organisations’ charity partners.

Marlborough & District Lions Club help their local community through fund-raising and organising events such as The Blue Bells in West Woods, Father Christmas Float, and Oare Steam Show

Lions Clubs International support major projects that address diabetes, youth, the environment, hunger relief, childhood cancer and sight issues affecting communities throughout the world.

 

For more information contact:
Marlborough & District Lions Club – 0845 833 7493

www.marlboroughlionsclub.org.uk

 

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