Membership       Club Structure       Club Meetings

Helping the Community     Fundraising      Charitable Donations

Socials       Your Membership

Rugeley & District Lions Club was formed 1992 and each year we celebrate this with a Charter dinner in May - friends and members of other Lions Clubs are invited to join us.

Membership - We are part of Lions Clubs International (worldwide there are over 1.3 million members).  The UK is divided into a number of Districts - our District (105BS) consists of about 64 Clubs.  Each member pays a membership fee (our fee is currently £22 every six months) which covers our contribution to the administration and support costs of the Lions organisation at all levels.  All monies raised from our charitable activities are used for charitable purposes.

Club Structure - Every year the club elects a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Chairman. Other members take on special responsibilities (e.g. organising individual social events) as necessary.

Club Meetings - Meetings are run to an agenda, but in a light-hearted manner.  We also occasionally have a speaker to talk about a local charity we are considering supporting. The club is run on democratic lines with votes taken on all charitable matters.

Helping the Community -. We organise Cream Teas at several local sheltered housing and Nursing Homes throughout the year. Assistance is given to other organisations and charities on request.  We also help cases of individual hardship where alternative means of support are not available.

Fundraising - We currently have four major fundraising activities spaced over the year.  Before Easter we are very grateful to the Wolseley Bridge Garden Centre for allowing us to hold our Easter Raffle. In July we have our Duck Race in Rugeley town centre. Christmas brings the Santa Sleigh Tour of Rugeley and surrounding villages. (Which we run in partnership with Rugeley Rotary), and back to Wolseley Bridge Garden Centre for Santa’s Grotto coupled with Breakfast & Teas with Santa.   We also occasionally organise other one-off events - we are always looking for new fundraising ideas!

Charitable Donations - Rugeley Lions raise and donate about £6k annually.  About 85% of this goes to local causes.  We also support major Lions International projects and Disaster Funds.   There are Lions Clubs in almost all countries around the world and local Clubs are involved in helping to ensure that Lions Funds are used in the most appropriate ways.

Socials - We have an active Social calendar.  Recent events have included a Fun darts Match with Cannock Lions, Christmas Dinner, Walks followed by pub lunch, Quiz, A day in London with a trip to the Houses of Parliament.

Your Membership - There is a lot going on, but please be assured that you won't be pressurised into doing anything you don't feel comfortable with.  Come along to a few meetings, attend social functions and, if you want to join a happy and friendly club, putting something back into the community and supporting charities -

..... then join us!  

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