|RADSTOCK and MIDSOMER NORTON LIONS CLUB|
|in Lions District 105W of Multiple Lions District 105 - British Isles and Ireland|
|Radstock is in South West England|
Club NEWS 2006
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17th December: Supermarket draw prize giving.
The supermarket draw was held on Saturday 3rd December.
Winner, Neil Peniket, accompanied by his 3 year old daughter, Lizzy was presented with his first prize of £250 Sainsbury's vouchers. Neil also won one of the runner up prizes.
Picture, left to right, Lion President Dave Ingram, SuperMarket manager, Ian Seymour, Neil, Lizzy and Lion Derek Livsey.
Neil moved to Frome a year ago.
10th December: Carol Concert.
The annual Christmas Carol Concert at the Centurion Hotel. Standing room only! Performers were the St. John's School Orchestra, Mendip Male Voice Choir, and Flautist, Sarah Balliston-Thicke who is in the 6th Form at Norton Hill School. Under the direction of Music Co-ordinator, Jane Hughes and assisted by Louise Jenkins, peripatetic teacher for BANES music services, the twenty children aged 10 to 11 years gave a lovely mixture of music and carols. They were a credit to St. John's. Fifty voices strong, the Mendip formerly Timsbury, Male Voice Choir under the baton of Kate Courage gave a very strong performance of Christmas Carols and their own seasonal repertoire. They were accompanied by organist Carl Speck. Heather Hill produced a reading of outstanding depth which held the audience of 130 people. The evening was compered by Lion Alan Denham and organised by Lion Russell Ford. Thanking the audience for their attendance, Lion President Dave Ingram congratulated the performers for their high standard of entertainment and fellow Lions for their help. The collection for Water re-hydration tablets for third world countries realised £333.00 which the club will double.
9th December: Carol Float collection starts.
Outside Focus DIY store in Midsomer Norton, little Monica Errington and her father, Greg, together with Ellie and Jack and their dad Simon Gould from High Littleton. Representing Focus, Information Desk assistant, Haley Phillips was persuaded to board the Float. Father Christmas was assisted by Lions Russell, Ray and president Dave.
In the coming two weeks, the float will be visiting local villages.
- Lions were represented at services throughout our area: High Littleton, Paulton, Midsomer Norton, Radstock and Stratton-on-the-Fosse.
12th November: Remembrance day.
21st November: Walking Sticks:
Amusing, interesting and entertaining describes the demonstration give to the club by Paul Mitchell. Paul became bored after he retired and started making walking sticks as a hobby. After several years, this turned itself into an interesting business with talks and demonstrations frequently requested. He illustrated the types of wood and other materials used. President Dave thanked Paul for providing us with such an interesting evening.
Paul can be contacted on 01225 702374.
28th October: Di Whittock memorial seat dedication
Lions Russell, Derek Yelling, President Dave, Phil, Rex, Alan and Derek Livsey with John Whittock (seated).
The seat was dedicated by Ruth Hutchins, Methodist minister for Peasdown. It will be used by the people of Peasdown,.
21st October: Lions awareness week.
Lions Russell, President Dave, Trevor, John and Hilton were handing out leaflets outside Martins in Midsomer Norton High Street.
- 17th October: Makaton Sign LanguageHeather Hill spoke on Makaton Sign Language. This is a form of communication which helps people with hearing and learning disabilities to be more independent. Under Heather's direction, we all tried to make up sentences using Makaton.
For more information on Makaton click here.
14th October: Cheddar Male Choir & Horizon concert.
Cheddar Male Choir and Horizon joined forces to provide a truly memorable and entertaining concert of music and song at Midsomer Norton Methodist Church.
Lion Barry Collier, activities chairman and Lion President Dave together with members of Horizon and Cheddar Male Choir.
Lion President Dave thanked the choir and group for their highly polished performance, Musical Director, Rick Bowers for his expertise, pianist Janine Smith and St John Ambulance. Thanks were also given to Rose Craft, Docky's. Miller Ashman and Performance Sports for their sponsorship of the Programme.
- We welcomed Sandra Niven, District Manager of Vision Bath.
2nd October: Business meeting.
Sandra gave us a short talk on the work of Vision Bath and effectively demonstrated vision defects with the use of fault simulation spectacles.
Lion Keith was presented with his 25 year service chevron. Lion Arthur was presented with a certificate and club banner. We are sorry to be losing Lion Arthur who is emigrating to Australia to be nearer his family. We wish Lion Arthur all the best and are grateful for his service with the club over the last three years.
26th August: High Littleton Fete.
Lion Alan with Activities Chairman, Barry, with the Teddy and Lion stall at High Littleton Fete
16th August 2006: CHSW
Lion President, Dave Ingram attended an open day at the Children's Hospice, South West, new Hospice which is being built at Wraxall. Picture shows District Governor, Lion Adrian Hicks with the cheque for over £84,000. This was collected by Lions of district 105SW and some of our own district, 105W. For more information on the children's hospice,
8th August 2006: Presentation to Nikita
Lion President, Dave, presenting a cheque for £1000 to Nikita. This was used to help fund her trip to the USA for cancer treatment. We wish Nikita well.
- 150 lions, guests and young people attended the farewell dinner in Hereford town hall. After the dinner we were treated to a very varied programme of entertainment devised by the young people. A credit to all the countries represented.
5th August 2006: Youth Camp Farewell Dinner, Hereford.
1st August 2006: Business meeting.
We were pleased to welcome to our meeting, Lion Lois Conrad, immediate Past President of Rockville Lions Club, Maryland, District 22C in the USA.
1st August 2006: Community bus commissioning.
We were proud to be present at the commissioning of the new community bus. For more information on the community bus, click here.
26th July 2006: Youth Exchange Farewell.
During the last ten days, we, together with Bath, Keynsham and Frome Lions clubs have enjoyed looking after five visitors from overseas. For more information click here.
16th July 2006: Senior Citizens Garden Party.
On a very hot afternoon, local senior citizens were entertained by the Midsomer Norton & Radstock Silver Band and were treated to cream teas, provided by members wives. Lion President Dave, in his first official engagement thanked the band, St John Ambulance and Chris and Sheila Jones for the use of their garden.Back row:
Sue Ingram, Lion Geoff Moore and Lion President Dave Ingram.
4th July 2006: Presentation to Forever Friends:
Lion President Dave Ingram, together with Immediate Past President Derek Livsey and Lion Barry Rogers, presenting a cheque to Tim Hobbs, head of the Forever Friends appeal.
Lion Barry was the driving force behind this event. Well done Barry.
For more information about Forever Friends, click here.
- A good evening and a good meal at Camely Lodge. Outgoing president Derek Livsey thanked all those who helped to make his year so successful and wished incoming President Dave Ingram every success for then next year. Accepting the chain of office David, assured the club he would continue in the Past President's success.
30th June 2006: Handover.
Lion Derek hands over to Lion President Dave
- A presentation was made to specsavers of Bath, in recognition of over 5000 pairs of spectacles collected. These are graded and are given a new lease of life helping people in third world countries.
17th June 2006: Specsavers (Bath):
For more information click here.
Lion Alan Denham, Lion President Derek Livsey presenting certificate to Specsavers, Bath
- Successful and well supported golf day was how the organiser, Lion Geoff Moore, described the recent golf tournament held at the Farrington Golf Club. Pairs of senior golfers played for the Cameron Wood Trophy donated by a Lion in memory of this granddaughter who died after just 36 hours of life, from a rare genetic disorder. Club president Derek Livsey, was assisted by Kaeti Morrison (Macmillan Cancer Support fund raising manager) in presenting the awards. Macmillan Cancer Support help not only those with cancer, but also those affected by it, such as relatives and supporters. Help ranges through financial assistance, information and emotional support.
5th June 2006: Seniors Golf Competition.
Grateful thanks are expressed to local firms that supported us: Waterhouse Finance, Ston Easton Park Hotel, Jolliffe Arms, Kilmersdon, etc etc.
Thanks are also due to the staff of Farrington Golf Club for their excellent service and to members of the Lions club who turned out in force.
Lion Geoff Moore, Lion President Derek Livsey, two winners, Kaeti Morrison (Macmillan Cancer Support and Vice President Dave Ingram.
- CLADS (Chew Lake Association for Disabled Sailors) was formed 14 years ago. Meeting mostly at weekends they have 25 disabled members and 20 helpers. We presented cheque for £500 to help wheel chair access with a mobile platform.
19th May 2006: Disabled Sailors:
Lion President Derek with Lions Dave and Rob and members of CLADS
- Great school, pupils and staff is how Roz Sampson, Head of Literacy at Yeo Moor Junior School, Clevedon, has described her occupation. Traveling each day from her home in Paulton, Roz is the coordinator of personnel, social and health education. She has organised collections of used postage stamps and passed these on to Lions twice a year. The latest count is 35,000! Valuation is done by a London Auction house with the proceeds going to Lions run Overseas Charities.
12th May 2006: Stamps:
During the last two months Eye Camps, Special Olympics, Disabled Games and Youth Camp have benefited.
Lion Rob Jamieson holding the school's emblem, Roz Sampson and Lion President Derek Livsey .
- Quizes have been held at the High Littleton British Legion Club over the last five hears. Organised by Lion Richard, these have raised hundreds of pounds for specific charities. Club members have enjoyed these evenings and donated their winnings to Lions causes - thank you for your generosity. Legion chairman Harold Hill has organised many draws with the proceeds going to lions charities.
7th May 2006: Quiz nights, High Littleton British Legion:
Lions Phil, Alan and Richard with Legion chairman Harold Hill
- A truly magical evening of singing and music at the Forum in Bath. A 30 piece choir and 30 musicians provided entertainment for people who appreciated the very best. Lion President thanked the band and the choir, together with the concert organiser, Lion Barry Rogers and his stewards from our own club and also from Bath and Chippenham clubs. He also thanked the RUH appeals office for all their hard work to raise money for a second CT scanner. Special thanks to Bath Building Society and Western Power Distribution, whose sponsorship made the concert possible.
29th April 2006: Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band and Silver Ring Choir of Bath Concert.
Councilor Phyllis Gay, Chairman of Bath and North East Somerset Council, and John Cullum, Chairman of the RUH appeals committee added their thanks.
The Band, celebrating their 25th Anniversary, finished with the Floral Dance, earning them the highest applause of the evening.
Band and Choir
- Easter Egg collection is complete. This year we placed 50 eggs and raised £x, £1000 of which has been donated to Campaign Sight First 2. The remainder will be used for Lions Charities.
15th April 2006: Easter Eggs.
- An excellent evening at Camely Lodge, attended by 72 Lions and guests. Lions Barry Rogers and Derek Yelling were presented with Melvin Jones awards, the highest award in Lionism.
1st April 2006: 29th Charter Night.
Guest speaker was Izzy Battiwalla, a Macmillan Cancer Support Nurse.
Back row: Rustrom Battiwalla, Lion Alan Denham, Lion President Derek Livsey and Peter Kuzemka.
Front row: Izzy Battiwalla (Macmillan Cancer Support Nurse), Jean Denham, Lynne Livsey and Mary Kuzemka.
- Cheque for £500 presented to Radstock Scout Group to help them in their purchase of new camping equipment.
31st March 2006:
Lion Phil Hathway, Lion President Derek Livsey and Lion Robert Briggs together with the Scout Leader and members of the troop.
- Members visited the Guildhall in Bath at the invitation of Phyllis Gay, Chairman of the Council.
23rd March 2006:
- Members enjoyed a Cheese and wine evening at the White Hart.
11th February 2006:
- Members enjoyed an evening of skittles at Tucker's Grave.
13th January 2006:
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