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 FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

A

 


President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton  FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS
                            MEETING HELD AT NORTH EUSTON HOTEL
                     ON 10th OCTOBER 2018

                          

Present at Meeting:
President:             Margaret Purcell
Members:    Val Barton, Denis Bowker, Peter Davies, Stuart Gratrix, David Howie, Susan Howie, Pamela Hamilton, Margaret Harris, Paul Keirby, Fred Riley, Mary Ann Woodman, James Woods    

The President, Lion Margaret Purcell opened the Meeting and welcomed all the Members 

Apologies for Absence:    Ian Clare, Steve Morley, Ann McLoughlin, Donald Macdonald, Rachel Smith, Barbara Woodman, Susan Holmes

Minutes    The Members confirmed that they had all received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting.
There was one amendment to the Minutes:
The previous Minutes had stated the £60 given by Denis McLoughlin had been placed in the Admin Account. This should have read that the £60 was placed in the Charity Account. Otherwise the Minutes were approved:
Proposed by:         Mary Ann Woodman    
Seconded by:         Val Barton
Approved by all

President’s Report        Margaret Purcell
President Margaret told the Meeting about the following events that she had attended during the previous month:
(i) Attended the Heritage Tram Social with other Members of the Club. It was a wet but 
wonderful time. She said that if laughter was the best medicine we should all be “fit as fiddles”!!!
(ii) Attended the Beach Clean with Lion David. Spent an hour cleaning and nattering. The next Beach Clean is on Thursday 18th October, except if it is raining. Meet at 10.30 am.
(iii) Attended with Lions Val, Margaret Harris and Pamela at Great Arley School. Was able to see first hand what the Club’s contribution to the School had achieved. A group of the children came out to demonstrate the superb equipment, as did the Club Members, and it was obvious that the children as well as the teachers were delighted with the outcome. 
(iv) Attended Zone Quiz at Garstang. The quiz was very well attended with Members from our Club. We weren’t the “thickest” - the two teams we fielded had the same number of points coming next to the bottom, above Kirkham. 
(v) Did a car boot sale, with the intention of raising as much money as possible to bolster the Admin account for the Club. However Granddaughter, Katelynn showed her prowess as a budding entrepreneur and laid claim to her share of the proceeds, having donated a number of her outgrown toys to the sale. There was still a healthy £28 to add to the Club’s Admin Account. 
(vi) Attended Fleetwood Civic Society Meeting with Lion Stuart. The Society were thinking of holding a Civic Day early in the New Year and had invited Members of various Organisations in Fleetwood to attend their first meeting. She asked that Members let her know if anyone can think of a way that the Club can contribute to this event. 
(vii) Received an e.mail regarding applying for a Club of Excellence Award. Certain criteria had to be met, such as an increase in membership, etc. Margaret thought it would be interesting to see if the Club could qualify before the end of her presidential year. 
Finally the President mentioned that two Club Members, Carole O’Brian and Cyril Layland had transferred to Blackpool Lions. Carole was Chairman of the Social Committee. Margaret proposed asking Lion Ann McLoughlin to Chair the Social Committee, and would put this to her when she returned from holiday. All the Members were in agreement. Cyril had been a Member of the Club for a long number of years and was a stalwart of the Talking Newspapers. 

Secretary’s Report        Denis Bowker
The Secretary’s Report discussed the District Governor’s Newsletter and the Weekly Digests with news and dates from around the District (see Diary Dates).
The Mayor of Wyre had invited Members to her Afternoon Tea – cost £15.
There were Charter Invitations to Windermere, Leyland and Birchwood
The Secretary also told Members of the Northern Festival of Remembrance on the 6th November and the Remembrance Service itself on the 11th November

 

Activities Report        Val Barton
Lion Val reported that the Street Collection that had been planned for Cleveleys had had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. It was hoped to do the Collection sometime in the future when another date could be arranged.
The Swimmarathon event for 2019 is ongoing. The nominated Principal Charity would be “Aiming Higher”. Lion Val asked Members to promote the event as much as possible and do their best to encourage teams to enter. Val had visited the Charity recently at their Church Street, Blackpool premises and she was very impressed with the work that goes on there with regard to the children. The children are of all ages from the very young till age 18, with varying degrees of disability. This would be a very worthy cause to support.
Finally, Lion Val reported that the Christmas hampers would be ready shortly. She asked that Members brought items for the Hampers to the Business Meeting in November. A list was circulated round the Members for them to say what items they would bring to the next Meeting.


Welfare Report        Margret Harris
Lion Margaret mentioned the visit to Great Arley School at Thornton, already dealt with in the President’s Report above. Margaret also told the Club that the next project for Great Arley School was to raise money for a Sensory Garden. 
Margaret also told the Club that she had received a request from Friends of Fleetwood Memorial Park for a donation towards the equipment for the play area. Swings had already been bought and erected and were being enjoyed by the local children. Money was still needed for the other equipment. There was a heated discussion between the Members regarding the fact that the Fleetwood Memorial Park had already received a substantial grant from the Lottery Fund, but it was understood that this had nothing to do with the play equipment currently being sought. 
A proposal was put by Lion Peter that £250 be donated, which was seconded by Lion Margaret Harris. Then a second proposal was put by Lion Stuart, seconded by Lion Mary Ann that £100 be donated. This second proposal was voted on and all the Members were in favour so the motion 
was passed. £100 would be forwarded to the Fleetwood Memorial Park on behalf of the Club.
Finally, Margaret told the Members that she had recently heard of a project regarding Dementia care in Cleveleys. This will be reported on when further details were known.

 

Charter Night – 10th November 2018
Lion Denis gave the Members an update on Charter Night. Currently there are 64 people booked to attend, so the final figure looked likely to be over 70, which was very encouraging. The question of flowers for the ladies was discussed in detail. It was pointed out by the President that there would be 6 or maybe 7 ladies on the Top Table and the cost of buying flowers for all the ladies would be very expensive. It was felt amongst the Members that perhaps the time was right for flowers for the Top Table to be dispensed with, at least for the current year. A vote was taken; proposed by Mary Ann Woodman and seconded by Pamela Hamilton. All Members bar one were in favour so the motion was passed.
The question of donations to the Mayor’s Charity and the Charity sponsored by the District Governor’s wife was also discussed. It was proposed that £100 should be given to each Charity; this was proposed by Margaret Purcell and seconded by Jim Woods. All Members were in favour. 

Social Report         Ann McLoughlin/Pamela Hamilton
Tickets for the next Social on the 24th October (“Annie”) at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood were handed out.  Lion Pamela would deliver Lion Donald’s ticket as he was not present at the Meeting. The November Social - Charter Night was on the 10th November. 
The Lions Christmas Party had been provisionally booked for Wednesday 19th December at the Regal Hotel, Cleveleys. Menus were distributed to the Members. Choices will be required in advance and payment for the meal £20 should be brought to the Business Meeting in November. The Regal Hotel requires payment in full by the 1st December. 


Youth                Peter Davies 
Peter had received a reply from the District Young Ambassador Officer who forwarded the article from the Lion Magazine on the previous year’s competition. The entrants were generally involved in long term projects and it was not felt that we could find an entrant at this stage but we should look for potential competitors during the coming year. 
Peter also reported on the Regional Music Competition to be held on the 2nd February 2019. There were three age group categories with a prize up to £100 for the winners. Interest was expressed for the 2020 competition as there would have to be a plan/strategy for selecting competitors. 
                
Talking Newspaper        Date of next Meeting:        15th October 2018

Tail Twister            Fred Riley
                Collected from those who had “sinned”


        

Diary Dates
Extra-Ordinary Convention    13th October
Talking Newspapers        15th October
Fizzy Afternoon Tea        20th October
Windermere Charter        21st October
Marine Hall Concert        24th October
Leyland Charter        28th October
Festival of Remembrance      6th November 
Charter Night            10th November
Remembrance Services    11th November
Business Meeting        14th November
Birchwood Charter        17th November
Zone Meeting            19th November
19th December            Christmas Dinner at Regal Hotel, Cleveleys

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President Margaret Purcell  trying 
out the equipment at Great Arley 
School, Thornton 

 

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