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September has seen Melton Mowbray Lions holding their second face to face meeting since the onset of Covid 19 and the first meeting in our new venue.  How good was that to be meeting all together and being able to socialise after a good business meeting.

At this meeting our Christmas Cards for 2021 were launched along with the 2022 calendar.


We are selling our Christmas cards in packs of 10 (5 of each of the above cards for £5 per pack) and copies of our calendar (shown below) are available at £5 each.


If there are any Lions Clubs that would like to obtain copies of either the cards or calendar, simply send an email to the only additional cost would be postage & packaging.  You might even want to consider selling them to generate funds for your own club.  All the photographs displayed within the calendar were chosen from over 150 pictures submitted by the general public for our photographic competition.    

In addition to this, September saw Melton Mowbray Lions Club nominated for two awards in the best of Melton Awards.  The first nomination was for the Community Group/Project of the Year for our volunteering work at the vaccination clinic at Melton Mowbray since January 2021.  We have been fortunate to have over 100 people volunteering alongside us and together we have served over 50,000 people and carried out more than 15,000 hours of voluntary service.


The second nomination was for the Health Hero, also for the work Melton Mowbray Lions carried out at the clinic where we organised the marshalling rota for both internal & external marshals and for the commitment shown by members of our club who have never missed a day volunteering at the vaccination clinic since January.  On Friday 17th September members of the club attended the presentation ceremony and were honoured to be awarded the trophy for both categories.


Like all Lions around the World, we “SERVE” our communities and firmly believe where there is a need there is a Lion.  We most certainly do not undertake this voluntary work for any other reason than to serve. However, it is nice to find our efforts are recognised within the community.

The month of September started with Melton Mowbray Lions holding a thank you event for all those volunteers that have worked alongside us at the covid vaccination clinic during this year. We had a very good attendance and were able to present Certificates of Appreciation to several the volunteers.  We were honoured to have not only the Mayor of Melton Mowbray and his wife  but also our Multiple District Chair of Council Lion Richard Williams and his wife Lion Jackie in attendance.  After this evening’s event four of our guests expressed an interest in joining our club and  will be inducted within the next few weeks.


During this month Melton Mowbray Lions Club was also able to confirm various other events that had been in the planning stage waiting for the covid 19 restrictions to be lifted and, on 11th September we arranged for the Silver Star Diabetes Bus to visit Melton and undertake diabetes testing.  As normal this was very well attended, and we were also able to sell some of our Christmas Cards to those waiting to be screened.