LIONS CLUB (CIO)
|in Lions District 105SW of Multiple Lions District 105 - British Isles|
|Radstock is in South West England|
Club NEWS 2019/2020
February Farmers' Market..
We were delighted to assist with marshalling at the Farmers' Market again.
It was a delightful cold though sunny day and many people enjoyed the event and the
It was almost back to normal though masks and social distancing were much in
Photo: Lion President Colin, hand sanitiser at the ready!
Town Park Sensory Garden.
At long last planting for the sensory
garden is happening.
We first proposed a sensory garden
for the town at the beginning of 2017
and we are very pleased to see this
now coming to fruition.
We are looking forward to a formal
opening later this year, COVID
Radstock Christmas Lights switch on.
Saturday 28th November
We supplied Santa to switch on the lights in Radstock.
To put it mildly, this has been a strange year. Nevertheless, we have continued our Lions' meetings, albeit in remote form. those of us with computers have become adept at new (for us) technologies and are now ZOOMING all over the place!
We have continued our welfare activities helping various local causes.
This meeting was the first in the new Lions year, which runs from 1st July to 30th June.
We would normally have a social gathering when the outgoing president Sarah, would have presented the chain of office to our new President, Colin.
Due to the present COVID-19 restrictions, and the fact that some of our members are in the vulnerable category, we were unable to hold our normal social gathering to handover the chain of office to Colin, so prior to the actual meeting, Lion Sarah handed the virtual reigns over to Colin.
Colin thanked Sarah for guiding the club over the last year, and in particular the last few months, when she has been very active checking out volunteer organisations.
Colin outlined his vision for the club and said that we would have to adapt to the new normal, whatever that turns out to be!
At this meeting we made donations to the following:
Oasis £250, Vegan Food Bank £100, More Trees for Banes £200.
Lion Colin, President 2020 - 2021.
Despite the problems caused by COVID 19, the club continues to operate using ZOOM to meet.
At our meeting, we were able to make donations to the Midsomer Norton Community Transport Trust and to the Dementia Action Alliance.
Later in the month, we were able to make a donation to a local firm, making masks for Carewatch, a local care in the community organisation. We provided £1000 to purchase approved material for the masks, this donations was supported by a grant of £750 from our national Lions organisation.
As usual, our carol float was out and about in our local area We took Father Christmas to Radstock, Midsomer Norton, Farrington Gurney, Hallatrow, High Littleton and Timsbury. We collected a total of £3,814 pounds for our charity funds. Our thanks to our friends who helped us, Mike made a sterling Father Christmas, John imitated Rudolf and Bob, Gill, Ivan, & Trish assisted our dwindling band of Lion collectors.
Photo: Father Christmas waves farewell.
See you next year.
Tuesday 6 August, Lions Meeting.
At our meeting this August, we were pleased to welcome the First Vice District Governor, Lion David Fitzpatrick accompanied by his wife, Lion Liz. David thanked the club for what it does both locally and internationally. He commended us on our Social activities and said that the District Governor team was there to help.
Lion President Sarah thanked David for visiting us and banners were exchanged in the traditional manner.
Saturday 13 July, Duck Race, Midsomer Norton Fayre
As we have done for a number of years now, our Duck Race opened the Midsomer Norton Fayre. We ran four heats followed by a final in which the 10 winners of the heats competed against each other.
Photos show ducks being launched by President Sarah and being netted by Lion Alan, the race organiser, assisted by Lion Tony. We raised £520 for our charity fund. Many thanks to those who bought ducks and an especial thank you to the owner of the winner, who donated their £50 prize.
Sunday 30 June: Handover
We enjoyed a sociable meal at the Fromeway, where Lion Rob Jamieson handed the chain of office over to Lion Sarah Oughton.
Lion Sarah becomes our second lady president.
Lion Rob thanked the club for the support it had given him in his year.
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