Lions join the Mayor in raising the UN flag on UN Day

Lions President Mark Lockie joined with the Mayor and Councillors to mark UN Day by raising the UN flag at the council offices. Lion President Mark was invited to speak at this ceremony and said "The Lions Club will next year be 100 years old and the United Nations was formed 71 years ago in 1945. The Lions Club was formed in 1917 in Chicago USA by a business man named Melvin Jones who thought that his business club should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. Jones' group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed. Lions club now has...


On Sunday the Weymouth and Portland Lions Club together with the Purbeck Motocross Club held the 34th annual Weymouth Beach Motocross. The event was an absolutely spectacular success, with over 300 brave riders taking part and with over 20,000 spectators lining the seafront. This year we changed the event from two days to one day to focus our efforts on the racing, and this proved to be a good decision. As well as achieving a very successful event, many visitors from all over the country were once again drawn into Weymouth “out of season”. The unexpected warm autumn sunshine meant that ...


Weymouth & Portland Lions Club have donated £645 to the Weymouth Community Volunteers in recognition of all the help they have given over the past year to not only the Lions but to the people of Weymouth. Manager, Kate Stone said ’WCV would like to express their sincere thanks to the Lions Club for their generous donation and continued support of our charity. WCV are having a very difficult time at present trying to secure funding to remain open and continue to provide services to the local community. This donation will go a long way to helping us keep our mini bus on the road for th...

Coming Soon – Beach Motocross – Sunday 16th October

Practice Starts at 1200 and First Race at 1300 Preparations are well under way for the annual Beach Motocross staged by Weymouth & Portland Lions Club together with the Purbeck Motocross Club. Entries from across the south of England are coming in fast now and it is anticipated that over 200 riders will take part in this thrilling and spectacular sport. A previous double winner of the Expert Class, 23 year old Jake Shipton, is a local lad who lives at Wareham. Jake is a professional and spent last year riding in Dubai and returned home in time to win the Weymouth Beach Motocro...


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An all-day ‘Street Busk’ held in Weymouth town centre by Weymouth & Portland Lions Club raised £645 with the help of the Weymouth Community Volunteers . Weymouth band ‘Replay’ , fronted by Lions member Norman Stagles, held the stage for most of the day entertaining the public with their take on 50’s and 60’s music, with support from Norman’s wife Ann on vocals and filling in during breaks, musician/ country & western singer Brian Lincoln. The Lions next event is a Charity Golf Day , Friday 5th August 2016, at Weymouth Golf Course and the Beach Motocross on Sunday 16th October...

100 Years of Lions Helping Others

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Catch a glimpse (2:09) of the first 100 years of Lions in our Centennial Video produced by Lions Club International.  Learn how Lions in Hawaii are fighting hunger with  a community garden; see youth embrace peace at a Lions camp in Norway; and more. LQ – Lions Quarterly video magazine shares inspiring stories of how Lions make a difference in communities around the world. LQ is posted in January, April, July and October of each year. More Lions Videos can be found here.    


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Local residents and visitors alike flocked to Weymouth town centre over the weekend to be entertained by over 40 different acts on five stages throughout the town centre, spread over the two days of the weekend. The Out Loud Festival, organised by the Weymouth & Portland Lions Club supported by the Weymouth BID is now in its’ second year and the Lions believe that it is now firmly in the calendar of events for Weymouth and one of their major fundraisers. Entertainment ranged from Choirs, Dance troupes, Brass Bands, vocalists and a host of musicians who gave their freely.       This...

Future Roots in the Zone with local Lions Clubs

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Local Lions Clubs from Blackmore Vale, Bridport, Dorchester and Weymouth & Portland presented a cheque for £2000 to Julie Plumley of Future Roots at their headquarters in Rylands Farm near Holnest on Friday 17 June 2016. Each year the four Lions Clubs choose a local charity to benefit from their Zone Project. This year the Lions selected Future Roots as this year’s beneficiary after a superb presentation by Julie Plumley, their CEO, to their Zone meeting in March. Julie established Future Roots as a project at Rylands Farm near Sherborne and at Whitfield Gardening and rural skills c...