More money to worthy causes - donation to Wetherby Scouts
(Photo - Rear - left to right Lions Maurice,Chris, Scout Leader Karen Oakes & Lion President
John Boulton. Front - lots of excited scouts)
It was with great pleasure that Wetherby Lions recently gave a £1,049.00 to Wetherby St James Scout Group for new tents and fire pits. Wetherby St James Scouts are a vibrant group led by
Karen Oakes who have supported Lions events on numerous occasions including our 'Senior Citizens Party' in January.
If you know of any individuals or groups requiring help or advice please contact our President Johnon 0845 833 9529 or visit our website www.wetherbylions.org. Lions are just ordinary people doing extraordinary things for our local community.
(Photo - Lion President John Boulton presents the trophy shield to Webmaster John Wardley)
Wetherby Lions Win Best Lions Website in Yorkshire
Wetherby Lions, through the good auspices of Webmaster Lion John Wardley, were proud to receive the prestigious Lions trophy shield for being the winner of the Yorkshire District website competition. This is the second year running that Wetherby Lions have been awarded the winning trophy.
Webmaster Lion John Wardley commented “I have continued the excellent work of my predecessor Joanne Maltby and I am proud to receive this award on behalf of Wetherby Lions Club. I could not have achieved the standard required without the excellent information being provided to me by my fellow Lion members”.
(Photo - Tim Ritson with his Buckingham Palace Invitation)
Buckingham Palace Celebration for Wetherby Lions
The association of Lions Club International was formed in 1917 and to celebrate the achievements of the British Isles Lions Clubs the Countess of Wessex recently hosted a centenary birthday reception at Buckingham Palace. Lion Tim Ritson represented Wetherby District Lions Club along with 400 members from other groups from around the country.
The warm welcome by the palace staff more than compensated for the sub-zero temperatures and inevitable security delays incurred during the passage through the famous gates and across the courtyard to the main reception area.
In a friendly and well informed speech the Countess paid tribute to the achievements of Lions bot...
(Photo - left to right Lion Julie Wood and Lion President John Boulton )
New Lion Julie
Lion President John Boulton takes one of the latest recruits through the Lionistic investiture ceremony. Lion Julie, commented "that since she began helping Wetherby Lions (as one of Santa’s elves on the Sleigh rounds) she also feels now that she can contribute to something worthwhile - and put something back in to the community she loves being a part of". Julie has enjoyed wide ranging experiences in her career, in various roles across industries as diverse as law, healthcare and technology. She now look to seek out roles within Lionism.
(Photo - left to right Membership Chair Lion Chris, Lion Peter Burr and Lion President John Bo...
More money to worthy causes - donation to CLIC Sargent
Following our ongoing relationship with Morrisons Supermarket Wetherby Lions recently supported the store by helping with a bucket collection for their chosen charity 'CLIC Sargent'.
(Photo - left to right Lions Chris & Tim, Jenny Dixon from CLIC Sargent and from Morrisons Community Champion Mark Hopkins & Duty Manager Elaine)
On Sunday 4th February an amazing £442.61p was collected thanks to the generosity of the Morrisons customers. In fact Lion members were so impressed with the charity that they also decided to match this amount from their own charity funds so another £442.61p to this amazing charity! Lion members look forward to future events with Morrisons.