LIONS HELP THE SCOUTS GET TO THE 2019 JAMBOREE IN THE USA

Weymouth & Portland Lions have donated £500 to help send four local Scouts to the 2019 Jamboree being held in West Virginia, USA. A Spokesperson for the four Scouts said "We all feel very privileged to have been selected to represent Weymouth & Portland as part of the UK contingent at this prestigious international event and hope to make you all proud. Over 150 countries attend and in excess of 50,000 participants from a variety of different backgrounds and cultures will also be there, so it will be a fantastic opportunity to broaden our horizons and make new friends from across the...
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‘The Good Samaritans’

Lions Clubs from Zone 1A ( Bridport, Blackmore Vale, Dorchester and, Weymouth & Portland ) chose the Samaritans as the recipients of the annual 'good cause' donation. Julie from the Samaritans receives a cheque for £2000 from outgoing Zone Chairman, Lion Mark Lockie at a Handover Lunch at the 'Gamekeeper' in Charminster. Julie, the Director of Samaritans of Dorset said, ”Samaritans are extremely grateful for this funding from the Lions. We recognise that there are many other very worthwhile charities in the area to whom the Lions could have donated this money, and we really appreciate t...
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TOP AWARD FOR HUSBAND AND WIFE LIONS CLUB TEAM

Melvin Jones Fellowships, (MJF), named after the Lions international founder, were awarded to Past President, Lion Mark Lockie and his wife Steve at the Weymouth and Portland Lions club's 48th charter anniversary celebration at the Rembrandt Hotel. L-R, Roger Hogbin, Steve Lockie, Mark Lockie, Peter Burnett Mark has been a Lion for 40 years, firstly in Papua New Guinea, and then with the Weymouth club. Both Mark and his wife have been very closely involved with the work of the club in supporting those less fortunate then ourselves and with organising Lions events, in particular the Chris...
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Palace Appointment for Roger

Weymouth & Portland Lions Club celebrates a ‘Century of Service’ at Buckingham Palace The Countess of Wessex G.C.V.O. as Patron of Lions Clubs of the British Isles held a Royal Reception at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, 28th February to celebrate a ‘Century of Service’.  HRH has been its Patron since 2004. Roger Hogbin, President of Weymouth & Portland Lions Club, joined in the 100th Birthday celebrations with hundreds of volunteers who came together with the organisations’ partners for this special occasion. Lion President Roger Hogbin "Roger said he was honoured to be r...
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The Lions Way of Working

In the light of recent media attention given to aid agencies, Lions Clubs of the British Isles have issued the following statement: Weymouth & Portland Lions Club are members of Lions Clubs International.  We are part of a global network of 1.4 million volunteers.  When a humanitarian crisis strikes, Lions Clubs International Foundation work with and are guided by their own Lions members who are ordinary people present on the ground.  As the World's largest voluntary, non-governmental organisation, our volunteers fundraise in their own local communities with every penny raised being u...
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CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF LCIF (Lions Clubs International Foundation)

Lions around the world are united by a great spirit of giving and dedication to helping others. As the official charitable organization of Lions Clubs International, a leading humanitarian organization, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) supports Lions’ compassionate works by providing grant funding for their local and global humanitarian efforts. LCIF Awards Disaster Grants, January 2018 We help Lions serve LCIF helps Lions improve peoples’ lives around the world, from combating vision problems to responding to major catastrophes to providing valuable life skills to youth. Bec...
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