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Club NEWS 2006

  • 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.

  • 5th August 2006: Youth Camp Farewell Dinner, Hereford.
    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.

  • 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.
    Front row:
    our guests

  • 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.

  • 30th June 2006: Handover.
    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.
    Lion Derek hands over to Lion President Dave

  • 17th June 2006: Specsavers (Bath):
    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. 
      For more information click here.

  • Lion Alan Denham, Lion President Derek Livsey presenting certificate to Specsavers, Bath
  • 5th June 2006: Seniors Golf Competition.
    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.  
    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. 
  • 19th May 2006: Disabled Sailors:
    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.
    Lion President Derek with Lions Dave and Rob and members of CLADS

  • 12th May 2006: Stamps:
    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.  
    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 .

  • 7th May 2006: Quiz nights, High Littleton British Legion:
    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.  
    Lions Phil, Alan and Richard with Legion chairman Harold Hill 

  • 29th April 2006: Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band and Silver Ring Choir of Bath Concert.
    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.
    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

  • 15th April 2006: Easter Eggs.
    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.

  • 1st April 2006: 29th Charter Night.
    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. 
    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.

  • 31st March 2006:
    Cheque for 500 presented to Radstock Scout Group to help them in their purchase of new camping equipment.
    Lion Phil Hathway, Lion President Derek Livsey and Lion Robert Briggs together with the Scout Leader and members of the troop.

  • 23rd March 2006:
    Members visited the Guildhall in Bath at the invitation of Phyllis Gay, Chairman of the Council.

  • 11th February 2006:
    Members enjoyed a Cheese and wine evening at the White Hart.

  • 13th January 2006:
    Members enjoyed an evening of skittles at Tucker's Grave.

  • For news 2005, click here.


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