Beach Motocross – Sunday 28th October 2018

Preparations are well under way down here in sunny Weymouth for this spectacular and thrilling annual event. Make a note in your diary and watch this space and social media for further details. This is the largest event of its kind along the South Coast and it is FREE to watch, all the Lions ask for is you to purchase a programme at £2 or make a donation to their Charity Fund. Please watch this video to get a flavour of this exciting event.       A quality line-up which promises to be a spectacular event to witness with more than 300 riders set to test thei...
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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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Ryan steps onto the ladder of succession!

Weymouth & Portland Lions club member, Ryan Hope, who already chairs the club's very busy Activities Committee, has put himself forward to become the next President of the club. He received his chain of office from the current President, Roger Hogbin, at the clubs monthly dinner meeting. Ryan (on the right) said "I'm absolutely delighted to be made 1st Vice President of the club and I'm looking forward to continuing on also as activities chairman and planning is already well underway for the clubs two annual events (Beach Motocross and the Christmas Day Harbour Swim) we will also be...
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Message In A Bottle (MIB) – A winner with the public!

4,000 Message in a Bottle (MIB) have been given out over the last two years, increasing year on year, to improve the safety of citizens in the borough of Weymouth and Portland. Basically, a sticker by your front door will alert emergency services that there will be one of these containers in the refrigerator which gives details of the patient, ailments, medication etc. This information can be a 'life saver' in an emergency, particularly for people who live alone.   Lion President Roger Hogbin along with Lion Ray Banham paid a visit to Safewise, at the Fire Station in Radipo...
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The water is fine, get signed up for the swim now!

Lions club members were down at Weymouth Harbour this morning with the Mayor and Mayoress testing the water for the annual Lions Christmas Day Swim and they think the water is just about right! Lions were ably assisted by Muddles, the Court Jester, played by Gwynfryn West, from the production of Sleeping Beauty now showing at Weymouth Pavilion. 170 have already signed up for the swim so don't leave it too late if you want to take part in this unique event.  
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