HANDOVER OF CLUB PRESIDENT & VICE PRESIDENT

HANDOVER – LOBSTER & STEAK Members of Weymouth & Portland Lions were out in force recently at the Chatsworth Hotel on Weymouth Esplanade to celebrate the handover of the Club’s President and    Vice-President positions. After a torrid stop–start 18 months when all club activities including face-to-face meetings were  cancelled, members were keen to meet up again in person for this special evening. Although Zoom meetings have offered members some sort of respite and normality, which allowed the club to continue with regular monthly business meetings, it was the dinner meetings and soc...
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DISTRICT GOVERNOR – 105SW

Congratulations to Lion Mark Lockie (MJF) from Weymouth & Portland Lions Club who was voted recently at the digital Convention (via zoom) to become the District Governor for Lions 105SW from 1st July 2021. Mark has been a member of Weymouth and Portland Lions Club since 1987 and during this time he has taken such roles as as Club President and Treasurer as well as Zone Chairman 105D Zone A. He and his wife Steve (MJF) are actively involved, and support in all events held by the club such as Swimarathons, Christmas Harbour Swim (with up to 495 swimmers), Beach Motocross, Mar...
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CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

Our certificate of appreciation for this month goes to Adam Kirby, an employee of Stockley Builders, in Dorchester. Adam, a qualified builder and stone mason, worked on the drystone wall feature on the cliff path between Southwell village and Portland Bill during late 2020. Not only did this attract the attention of local residents and visitors, but the eagle eye of local Lion Roger Sutherland. So impressed was Roger with Adam’s voluntary work that he then recommended Adam for a Lions Certificate of Appreciation.
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A ROARSOME DONATION TO PORTLAND FOOD BANK

Portland residents relying on their local food bank during the coronavirus pandemic are to benefit from a generous £200.00 donation by Weymouth & Portland Lions Club. Although all UK based Lions Clubs are in lock down and are not able to meet on a regular basis or carry out their normal fundraising activities. They were still able to keep Portland food bank topped up with essential supplies with this generous donation.
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LIONS DONATE £500 TO M.V.FREEDOM

Lions President Ryan Hope and Kevin the Lion were out and about mingling with volunteers and supporters of M.V. Freedom at the Pavilion Theatre in Weymouth recently, presenting them with a bumper cheque for £500 together with a Lions certificate of appreciation. Ryan Hope said,   “It’s a pleasure to donate this cheque and this certificate to you all today, not just for the help and assistance you provide for us on our Christmas Day swim, but for all the valuable hard work that you do throughout the year as well”.   M.V. Freedom provides Weymouth & Portland Lions Club ...
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WEYMOUTH BEACH MOTOCROSS – SUNDAY 18th OCTOBER 2020-EVENT CANCELLED

Weymouth & Portland  Lions Club and Purbeck Motocross Club will be teaming up again later this year to bring you this high-flying motocross extravaganza on Sunday October 18th, 2020 . Right here in Weymouth, right on the beach. The event will once again see the award winning pristine sands of Weymouth Beach transformed into a motocross course, complete with bumps and jumps and all the thrills and spills of the race. This event attracts thousands of spectators and some of the best riders in the world. Together with riders of all abilities, a superb location and setting, combine to make t...
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WEYMOUTH & PORTLAND LIONS CLUB DONATE £200 TOWARDS THE AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRE CRISIS APPEAL.

As the world is gripped by the devastating series of massive bushfires across Australia, Weymouth & Portland Lions Club is doing its bit. All Lions Clubs in the UK are launching an appeal to support the victims of the tragedy and have already donated in excess of A$250,000 in advance. The money will go directly to local Lions Clubs in the affected area in Australia and they can make the decision what is needed, as this may vary in different areas. 100 per cent of the money goes to victims of the disaster. At least 28 people have been killed in the tragedy so far, which has affe...
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CHRISTMAS DAY HARBOUR SWIM – FRIDAY 25th DECEMBER 2021

We may be back in business for 2021. Fingers crossed! We are hoping to stage the Christmas Day Harbour Swim this year as we did successfully in 2019. We are still in the early stages of planning the event and there are a great many obstacles that we will need to negotiate But we are confident that if the Governments lock-down road map all goes to plan and we don't have another wave of the virus later in the year, then the event will go ahead. We will keep everyone informed of progress via our website and our social media pages. email for further details.    ...
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The first ever ‘Weymouth Wade’ a great success!

Weymouth beach was buzzing on Easter Sunday when the Weymouth and Portland Lions Club’s new event, the “Weymouth Wade” was launched. Demonia the Sea Witch from Pirates of the Caribbean and Roger the Lion helped Gina Hartley kick things off with a rousing warm-up session. Over 50 waders then took to the sea and splashed their way from the Pavilion, and then back along the sands to the finish. Waders included the Mayoress, Caroline Churchill and Carnival Queen Claudia Webb, as well as two ex-Carnival Queens, Lucy Compton and Gina Hartley. Several waders were helping to raise money for Imogen and...
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