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We are the Lions of Ondara Jalon and Orba...

Lions at  the Jalon Rastro

Our Club is based on the little Spanish towns of Jalon and Orba in the north of Alicante Province on Spain’s Costa Blanca. The beautiful valleys in which these towns - and many others even smaller - are set are some few miles inland from the tourist resort of Denia on the busy coastal strip. We have more peace and quiet than the coastal areas and we have beautiful mountain scenery – we also have an interesting blend of residents, including the local Spaniards and many expatriates from northern Europe. This mixture of cultures gives us many and varied opportunities to carry out our primary purpose of making a difference where we live.


The Club received its charter on 8 May 2007 from the District Governor, Antonio Gundín Fandiño, during the course of a celebratory dinner at Restaurante Veinti-Tres in Jalon, attended by various officials, the members of the new Club and six other local Clubs, and their guests.  The new President, Bob Spokes, recounted the various activities that the members had already carried out in the preceding months, and its current projects.  Other members of the Junta Directiva of the new Club were Clifford Edmonds, Secretary and John Wright, Treasurer.


Early meetings of the Club were held in the upstairs rooms of local bars and, although the members enjoyed the social atmosphere before and after meetings, like most Spanish bars the noise levels were so high that it was very difficult to actually hear oneself speak during the meeting and the Club investigated other venues. Meetings currently alternate between Jalon and Orba but we have still not found the ideal venue and members are always on the lookout for somewhere to combine a large, well-equipped and peaceful meeting room with the possibility of a convivial drink or a meal afterwards.


The Club is still small and actively looking to recruit new members, although we do have a small band of helpers who are always willing to give their time when required.


Anyone from the locality reading this who feels that they too would like to make some practical contribution to the needs of the community and would like to know more about the Club can find telephone numbers on the ‘Contact Us’ page. Please do not hesitate to ring – any of the members listed would be more than pleased to talk about the Club and arrange for interested enquirers to meet the rest of the members and get the full picture before making any decisions.


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