Founded in 1992, (and originally known as South Meath Fingal Lions Club), the new name of ASHBOURNE & DISTRICT LIONS CLUB was adopted in May 2014. The Club is based in Ashbourne Co Meath Ireland. The Club draws its members from the geographic areas of Ashbourne and surrounding districts. The Club meets at 8.00 pm on the 1st Thursday of every month in the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne.
Male and Female members are welcomed by the Club. A Leo Club, catering for young members, was formed in 2011.
ASHBOURNE & DISTRICT LIONS CLUB serves the community by; -
- Organising Fund Raising Events, with all funds raised being used to help local charities.
- No administration fees are deducted from funds raised and no salaries are paid to our members or volunteers.
- Funding has also been used to help individuals & families with serious & immediate needs.
- Distributing Fuel (and sometimes food items) during Winter.
- Organising the Christmas Food Appeal for the local branch of St Vincent de Paul every year.
The list of Charities or Organisations that have been helped by the Lions Club grows every year.
It is long and varied and includes the following:
- St Vincent de Paul (Ashbourne)
- Meals on Wheels (Ashbourne)
- Senior Citizens (Ashbourne)
- Meath Hospice / Meath Palliative Care
- Cystic Fibrosis Hope Source http://www.cfhopesource.org/
- Aware (Helping to defeat depression) http://www.aware.ie/
- Numerous individual deserving cases
Contact the Lions Club by e-mail at:- LionsaAshbourne@gmail.com
Check out our web page at http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/ashbourne_ie/
or visit us on Facebook at:- http://www.facebook.com/ashbournelions
Our Officers for the year 2016 / 2017 are:
President - Steve Trodden
- Vice President - Gary Hickey
Secretary - John Baitson
Treasurer - Paul Walton
- P.R.O. - Ian Jenkinson
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.
For more information on Lions Club Activities go to http://www.lionsclubs.ie/
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.