Registered Charity No. 511121 (Formed 1973)

Fleetwood and Cleveleys Lions Club

Minutes of the Business Meeting

22nd November 2017


Lions President Pamela opened the meeting at 7-30pm


1. Apologies:

Apologies had been received from the following members, Mike Glennon, Ian Cherry Donald MacDonald. Margaret Harris, Steve Morley, and Bernadette Williams, Susan Holmes and Carole O’Brien


2. Minutes of the previous meeting

The minutes of the October 2017, business meeting where duly agreed by the members


3. Presidents Report, Lion Pamela (The Boss)

President Pamela circulated amongst the Meeting two Charter invitations (i) from Kirkham & Fylde District and (ii) from Rochdale. She also circulated a Newsletter from District 105BN


She then told the Members about the visit (with Lion Margaret Harris) to see prospective para-Olympic swimmer, Ryan Potter – presenting him with a cheque for £100 as per the Minutes of the previous Business Meeting. Ryan said he intended to put the money towards the purchase of some new Flippers and thanked the Members for their help.


President Pamela told the Meeting about a very rewarding afternoon at Aldi Fleetwood selling poppies.  She took over in the afternoon from Lion Fred and his wife Linda who had been there in the morning.  Jim from the Coastguards came along to help.


Pamela had also attended Birchwood Charter at Stretton Warrington along with Zone Chairman Mary Ann Woodman – in support of their Club and President Erica Collins.  It was a lovely evening, with good food and good company.


Remembrance Sunday. President Pamela attended at Thornton Cenotaph with Lion Paul Keirby. It was a lovely sunny (if cold) morning, and the event was attended by large numbers, both participating in the Procession and watching the proceedings. The Mayor of Wyre was present at another ceremony, but we had the local MP Paul Maynard in attendance at Thornton. The Little Theatre at Thornton coped remarkably well with the numbers for tea and biscuits afterwards.


Finally, Pamela attend the Quiz at the Bowling Club at Fleetwood. This would be covered by Lions Val and/or Peter in the Activities Report, but thanks to Peter and Ann for organising the event – it was a good quiz – as all thoroughly enjoyed it and the hot pot supper was excellent.


4. Sectaries report Denis Bowker

Lion Denis informed the meeting that he had received the following notifications/letters

Lion Denis reported receipt of the following

  • District Weekly Digests

  • District Newsletter October 2017 and mentioned that the club was included in the Newsletter once more

  • Appeal Letter re Hearing Dogs for the Deaf from District 105BN £10K required

  • Zone Meeting to be held on 28/11/2018 at The Royal Oak Garstang

  • Banner Patch received from Lions Clubs International acknowledging the club’s E-Club website



6. Welfare Report Lion Paul Kierby on behalf of Lion Margaret Harris


Lion Paul updated the meeting on the request for assistance from Aiming High.

Lion Paul, Lion President and Lion Margaret visited the Aiming High’s premises and have since spoken to Richard, who’s stated that a donation from the club would be gratefully received.

Proposed by Lion James E Woods and seconded by Lion Paul duly carried by the members it was agreed that £100 would be given to Aiming High

Lion Paul informed the club that he is waiting to learn from Richard, when Aiming High are holding their Xmas Party and that he shall inform the club accordingly.


7. Activities Report Lion Val Barton


Lion Val reported on the following activities

a. Quiz night

A big thanks was given to Peter and his wife Ann for putting together a great Quiz.

Everyone enjoyed it especially me as for once I was on the winning team.

Also a big thank you to Fred and Linda for do so well selling the raffle tickets .

A grand total of £72 was raised on the evening.

b. Hampers

All the hampers will be put together shortly and all the usual suspects will be taking them out to their various haunts as usual.

We are also doing 8 hampers for Alan Day from Kirkham Lions.  We will be putting together hampers for him charging him for half the goods which we will buy in and then sharing half of the proceeds to ourselves and Kirkham Lions.


c.Great Arley School Donation to proposed new Playground Equipment

The PTA a holding a chocolate bingo event on Thursday 30th November.

Lion Val proposed to the club that the £400 which was “ring-fenced for the playground equipment” be given to the school on the 30th November


Val informed the club that to date approx. £4000 had been raised/donated towards the required cost of £14,000

Following much discussion a vote was taken and duly passed with Lions Ian and Denis voting against the proposal based on what had previously been agreed re ring-fencing the money until the school had met close to £14,000.

Lion President Pam, Lions Val and Margaret will be attending to present the cheque for £400 which was raised at the summer ball.



8. LCIF Report Lion Ian Clare

Nothing received from LCIF during the last month re Appeals but a letter re the LCIF Measles Project had been received with an update This is a partnership with the Bill Gates Foundation to eradicate measles globally.


10 Social Report Given by Lion President Pamela in Lion Carole’s absence


In the absence of Lion Carole, President Pamela thanked the Meeting for bringing the cash with them to pay for the forthcoming Christmas Dinner at The Regal Hotel, Cleveleys.

Lion President Pamela informed the meeting that she would contact any members who had not booked into to date


12. Public Relations Lion Stuart Gratrix

Lion Stuart report on a continued successful period re PR for the Club. Details outlined below

Reports in the Fleetwood Weekly News and Wyre Matters plus DG News Letter


13. Membership Report Lion Ian Clare

Lion Ian informed the club that we had two potential new members and was hoping that both may attend our December business meeting or our January business meeting


14. Almoners Report Lion Paul Kierby

Lion Paul informed the members that he continued to visit and where applicable give assistance to our members who were not enjoying good health

15. Talking Newspaper Lion Donald MacDonald

The club were advised that the next Talking Newspaper would take place on 27th November 2017

16. Diary Dates


b. Xmas Lunches

Lancaster and Morecambe Lions Christmas Dinner 3/12/2017

c. Dates re club activities

Talking Newspaper 27th November 2017

Xmas Party Friday 15th December 2017

Next Business Meeting Wednesday 13th December 2017 commencing at 7.30pm

17. Tail Twister Lion Fred Riley

Lion Fred suitably extract money from those members who had caused light hearted problems during the meeting,

  1. Relationships with our Associations with in Fleetwood & Cleveleys

Lion Peter informed the club that it may be wise to hold joint events with other Associations in the town e.g. Rotary, Inner Wheel in the future Why not invite these organisations to future events!

  1. Marie Curie Collection Weekend

This will take place over the weekend 8th-10th March 2018 at Morrison’s Cleveleys

(Lions as per the MD Agreement collect wearing their tabards with volunteers from Marie Curie during the weekend)

2. New Club E-Website

  • Ian informed the club that Lion Donald had been experiencing some IT issues with the new site but was attempting to resolve this matter

  • Lions Donald requires photos of our clubs events which he can post onto the new e-website

  • Note A Facebook page for the club may be linked to our new E-Websi

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