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Knutsford Lions Club was formed in 1976 and each year we celebrate this with a Charter lunch  in May - friends and members of other Lions Clubs are invited to join us.

Membership - We are part of Lions Clubs International (worldwide there are over 1.3 million members).  The UK is divided into a number of Districts - our District (105BS) consists of about 64 Clubs.  Each member pays a membership fee (our fee is currently £25 every six months) which covers our contribution to the administration and support costs of the Lions organisation at all levels.  All monies raised from our charitable activities are used for charitable purposes.

Club Structure - Every year the club elects a President, Vice President, Secretary, Charity Account Treasurer and Admin./Social Event Account Treasurer.   Other members take on special responsibilities (e.g. organising individual events) as necessary.

Club Meetings - Meetings are run to an agenda, but in a light-hearted manner.  We also occasionally have a speaker to talk about a local charity that we are considering supporting or an activity that we have sponsored (partners are also often invited to attend these meetings).  The club is run on democratic lines with votes taken on all charitable matters.

Helping the Community - Each year we organise a Senior Citizens Variety Show (see separate section) and a lunch party for people who would otherwise be on their own on Christmas Day.   Assistance is given to other organisations and charities on request.  We also help cases of individual hardship where alternative means of support are not available.  We regularly support the Town Council at community events - in particular with marshalling at the reindeer parade in December. There are many other projects which we support - see 'Club Projects' and 'Special Projects' sections.

Fundraising - We currently have four major fundraising activities spaced over the year.  In late May we have our Lions Fair on the Heath (see separate section - previously a popular Street Fair for many years in King Street until 2016).   In the Autumn we organise a Charity Concert to raise funds for local charities.  In early December we have a house-to-house envelope collection and a street collection in the town centre, supported by Knutsford Hosts.  From November to about March we raise funds for our Project Wenceslas (more information in Club Projects Section).  We also occasionally organise other one-off events - we are always looking for new fundraising ideas!

Charitable Donations - Knutsford Lions raise and donate about £10k annually.  About 70% of this goes to local causes.  We also support major Lions International projects and Disaster Funds.   There are Lions Clubs in almost all countries around the world and local Clubs are involved in helping to ensure that Lions Funds are used in the most appropriate ways.

Socials - We have an active Social calendar.  Recent events have included visits to Wedgwood and Lower Moss Wood, annual President's Handover and Charter lunches, walks followed by pub lunch, themed safari suppers (moving between several members houses), a Christmas Lunch, Quiz and "Verse & Worse" evenings with buffet supper.  Partners and friends are encouraged to come to our social events.

Your Membership - There is a lot going on, but please be assured that you won't be pressurised into doing anything you don't feel comfortable with.  Come along to a few meetings, attend social functions and, if you want to join a happy and friendly club, putting something back into the community and supporting charities -

..... then join us!     

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