LIONS CLUB (CIO)
|in Lions District 105SW of Multiple Lions District 105 - British Isles|
|Radstock is in South West England|
Club NEWS 2019/2021
Duck race Saturday 18 september
Robert clearing the sluice
Lion President Sarah launching the first heat (with a little help).
We had a beautiful day for the duck race and sold 145 ducks in the morning prior to the race.
As we had 750 ducks competing, we held five heats with the first 10 from each heat taking part in the final race.
The final race saw duck 481, coming in first, 526 coming in second with 940 coming third.
421 earned Heather first prize of £50.
526 earned Eileen second prize of £30.
940 earned Mike third prize of £20.
A well needed boost to our funds as this year has been, shall we say, a little difficult!
Sensory Garden OPENED 11 September 2021.
The Sensory Garden was formally opened by the Mayor Lynda Robertson, assisted by
Lion President Sarah and MP Jacob Rees-Mogg.
It has been a long slog but eventually the day has arrived!
First proposed by the Midsomer Norton Society back in 2007 and brought back to life
by the vision of our then President, Lion Alan Denham, in 2017.
Lion President Sarah thanked many people for their work in getting this project to
fruition but especially Lion Margaret B for liaising with the Town Council and other
bodies to make this all happen.
Photo: Lion President Sarah, Lynda and Jacob.
February Farmers' Market 2021
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
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.
July Meeting 2020.
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.
April Meeting 2020.
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.
Radstock Christmas Lights switch on 2019.
Saturday 28th November 2019
We supplied Santa to switch on the lights in Radstock.
Tuesday 6 August 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019: 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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