40 YEARS SERVICE CHEVRON – APRIL 2022

40 YEARS SERVICE CHEVRON The second piece of business was to  present Lion Norman Stagles with his 40 years  service chevron. Norman joined Weymouth &  Portland Lions Club in 1982 Serving as Club President twice from1993 - 1994 and again in  2014 - 2015. He has served as Zone Chairman twice and Regional Chairman once and has been a cabinet members responsible for Leos. Norman has played an active part in all activities during his time with the club and is currently club secretary and is also responsible for our annual street busk and variety show. Congratulations all round to Peter and ...
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NEW (RETURNING) MEMBER – APRIL 2022

NEW RETURNING MEMBER At our April Business meeting members were delighted to be able to conduct two very important pieces of club business. The first was to welcome Lion Peter Crane back into the fold. Peter was sponsored by club IPP Lion Ryan Hope and the membership ceremony was conducted before the meeting. Peter has a terrific Lions CV which includes being a past District Governor of 105SW.                                      
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£500 DONATION TO L.C.I.F. UKRANIAN RUFUGEE APPEAL – MARCH 2022

UKRAINIAN REFUGEE APPEAL   DONATION Weymouth & Portland Lions Club, along with many other Lions clubs throughout the United Kingdom and beyond, answered the call recently from LCIF and made a £500 donation towards the Ukrainian Refugee Appeal. This would allow Lion's club's in Romania, Poland, Moldova and Hungary to access funding to help with the refugee crisis. We issued a press release and invited members of the public to join in our donation. We are pleased to report that a further £700 was donated by members of the public. This makes a grand total of £1,200 that has been forwarded ...
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£500 DONATION TO WEYMOUTH SCOUTS – FEBRUARY 2022

Weymouth & Portland Lions Club awarded Weymouth & Portland Scouts group a £500 donation. This was in recognition of the help and assistance they have given the club over the years helping at the Lions annual Motor cross on Weymouth Beach each October. At last year’s event, they  managed to break all records for the number of motor cross programmes sold on the day.
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£500 DONATION TO M.V. FREEDOM – FEBRUARY 2022

On Friday 25th February, Lion President, Kevin Brookes together with Ryan the Lion made a very welcome £500 donation on behalf of the club to the Friends of M.V. Freedom in  recognition of their assistance over the years at the Lions Christmas Day Harbour Swim. Volunteers and staff at M.V. Freedom support the Lions with expertise on the water every  Christmas Day, providing a safety boat and also supporting the club as a very useful ferry service across the harbour to carry such things has swimmers’ kit. M.V. Freedom is a local charity that gives access to the sea for people living with ...
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CHRISTMAS DAY HARBOUR SWIM – DECEMBER 2021

LIONS CHRISTMAS DAY HARBOUR SWIM Every year thousands of people line the harbour in Weymouth to witness this annual Lions event, which has become a landmark event for the town. For those brave enough to suffer a Christmas morning dip, the 70-metre-plus distance starts from the Cove on Trinity Road and finishes across the water opposite the Harbour Master’s office on Custom House Quay. First race was at 11am. Swimmers were split into up to 12 groups of 30, with some swimmers racing across the distance in just a few minutes. Lion President Kevin Brookes said, “I am pleased that this eve...
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LIONS VARIETY SHOW – 30th NOVEMBER 2021

LIONS VARIETY SHOW On 30th November it was curtain-up for the 44th Lions Variety show at the Pavilion Theatre in     Weymouth. After a no-show last year because of Covid, members of Weymouth & Portland Lions Club were itching to get back on stage and back under the lights once again for this popular event in the club’s calendar. Acts included, Let’s Dance who kicked the show off followed by pianist Tamara Konstantin and then the Wyke Ukedelics. The first half of the show was brought to a close by the Wessex Musical Theatre. The Decadettes got the second half of the show moving again ...
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REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 2021

  REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY Weymouth & Portland Lion President Kevin Brookes, together with Immediate Past President Lion Ryan Hope, MJF, with his son Lewie, attended the                         Remembrance service in Weymouth on Remembrance Sunday, which was organised by Weymouth Town Council. The Lion President laid a wreath, which was sourced from Lady Haig's Poppy Factory in Edinburgh, on  behalf of the club.  
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REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 2021

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY Weymouth & Portland Lion President Kevin Brookes, together with Immediate Past President Lion Ryan Hope, MJF, with his son Lewie, attended the                         Remembrance service in Weymouth on Remembrance  Sunday, which was organised by Weymouth Town Council The Lion President laid a wreath, which was sourced from Lady Haig's Poppy Factory in Edinburgh, on  behalf of the club.
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