Welcome to Lions District 105C
DG's May report
Hello Lions, Lionesses, Leos & Friends.
Is it me getting older or am I imagining that the time is just flying by. I find it hard to believe that it is now Twelve Months since Sylvia and I took that unforgettable walk down the Aisle at last year’s Multiple District Convention in Birmingham to start on what to both of us has been a really fantastic year of visiting Clubs, meeting new friends, new Lions from all over the District and also in far flung places of the world. Certainly the past month has been very busy with visits to Denby Dale Lions Club, Huddersfield Lions Club, Guiseley and District Lions Club meetings, to Charter events at Castleford & Pontefract, Huddersfield and York. We also went North to support Northallerton Lioness Club at their Charter celebration, I have also been to the Doncaster Show meetings, an event organised and run by the Lions Clubs in and around Doncaster.
I have also attended 2 of the formation meetings of a brand new Club in Bradford the next meeting will be on the 7th May followed by the organisation and Charter of the Club on 1st June. I must congratulate Lion Amin Dada and the new members he is bringing into Lionism in the Bradford area, I am sure that they will really thrive under his guidance.
DG Elect's May report
At the start of April, I attended the third meeting of our prospective new club Bradford Central. As usual this was attended by an enthusiastic group of people who are determined to make a difference with the people of Bradford. This club has a service project already in place and are now in the process of discussing other avenues of service.
The meeting in Bradford concentrated in showing how a club meeting is run, and all the various rules and protocol to be observed. All those in attendance at the meeting received their first fine at the hands of the Tail Twister (Including myself) The meeting was preceded by a meal which and I must say that I am becoming accustomed to Indian food. A great occasion for all those who attended and another group of friends that I am proud to be associated with.
2nd VDG's May report
Fellow Lions, Lionesses, Leos and Friends
Knaresborough Gain New Sponsor for Bed Race
Knaresborough Lions have a new sponsor for this year's Great Knaresborough Bed Race, one of the largest community events held in the North of England. The new sponsor is Yorkshire Linen Company and, says club President Nigel Perry, the synergy is obvious. "P&G has switched its sponsorship to its Lenor brand and other sponsors are Piccadilly Motors, HACS, Belzona, GH Brooks and CNG. All are vital as without commercial support we would not be able to mount the event."
THE GOOD NEWS - Spring 2013
Supporting King’s since 1976
Welcome to the latest edition of the LIBRA newsletter which is packed full of interesting articles and information about our fundraising activities. We look at some recent developments taking place within the Haematology Department at King’s College Hospital and how our work continues to make a real difference.
Become a Lions club member
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Leadership Development Needs Assessment
The Signature Projects are about to be launched. Are you ready?
Do you want to increase your membership?
The Signature Projects are part of a key membership drive!
Past International Director Phil Nathan explains:
"Our Signature on Our Community" Signature projects are not a new idea but they can easily be a legacy. Back in 2002 then International President K K Fukushima encouraged clubs to put a "stamp" on their community by doing something that everyone would recognise as a Lions "stamp". In MD105 we have so many varying "stamps"; it may be a Lions emblem made from flower bulbs planted in the local park or something as amazing as a hospice. No matter how big or small, many of our clubs have left their signature on their community.
Club news in brief appears on Twitter.
District Governor’s Lady’s Appeal
Several of our Lions Clubs have told me that they did not know what Lioness Sylvia’s Appeal is for this year, so I will remind everyone. I know many have already given their support
Two Lives Intertwined by a Miracle
Lion Ken Wild
Mexborough Supply Life Changes to 30 Schools
Thirty Life Changes packs have been provided to primary schools in South Yorkshire in an initiative run by Mexborough Lions that has attracted national attention. The club has broadened the appeal by attracting corporate sponsorship from an array of businesses in Mexborough and the neighbouring towns of Swinton, Denaby and Conisbrough.
To test the effectiveness of the Life Changes messages, Mexborough Lions designed a feedback form which has borne out the value to head teachers. Mexborough Lion Sheila Venables explains that the feedback provides another use when introducing the packs to new schools.
“What we don’t want is for Life Changes books to sit on shelves,” she said. “Seeing what other teachers say has been an important way in getting the concept across. The feedback shows how each school is using the book and the ways in which each has developed something of its own unique approach".
Feedback from the schools has been illuminating. “The Life Changes book has some very useful information and is a fantastic resource,” commented one school. “It contains practical information about the way children deal with grief and is very user-friendly".
Secretary training documents
District Secretary Lion Trevor Kell has made the following training documents available for club secretaries to download:-
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Lions Environmental Photo Contest
The Lions Environmental Photo Contest provides a way for Lions to portray, through an original photo, their pride and commitment to improving, protecting and preserving their environment.
Every Lion from a club in good standing can enter a photograph of his or her immediate surroundings into the club-level Lions Environmental Photo Contest.
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These pages deal with various health issues which are tackled locally, nationally and internationally by Lions members.
Fundraising is only one aspect of tackling a problem. Lions International is organised not only to fundraise from those who are willing and able but to ensure that any aid is distributed fairly, efficently and to those most in need.
In many parts of the world, health issues contribute to the poverty of the people who live there and poverty prevents them from escaping those ills.
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