Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the age range?

The lower age limit is 18 with no upper limit.  Lions will welcome you whatever your age. In the Newmarket Lions Club most of us are over 40 which is why we would particularly welcome younger Lions.  Membership is by invitation.

    Do I have to live in Newmarket?

No.  In fact we already have Lions living in Burwell, Brockley, and Moulton as well as Newmarket itself.

    Is it all meetings?

No.   Newmarket Lions meet twice a month on the first and third Thursday of the month at Rutland Arms Hotel. Whilst the first meeting is a formal business meeting the second one can be formal or social depending upon our needs.

    Is it expensive?

Our annual fee is only £50, in other words less than £1 per week, so the answer has got to be "no"

    Do I have to be a professional person to join Lions?

No. Lions welcome everyone from all backgrounds and walks of life, male or female, whether you are working or retired, providing you share in our objectives - to serve the local community.

    How many people are there in a Lions Club?

Usually between 15 and 35, although Clubs do vary. Newmarket currently has 16 members, but with some Lions moving on each year it is essential to replace them. We actively seek new members.

    What about other family members? 

We work on the principle that partners and family may support all fund raising activities and socials. You and your family will be welcome to our Lions community in Newmarket. (There is a reduction in the annual fee for additional family members)

    Is Lions just fund raising?

Certainly not. We have a variety of community service activities e.g. supporting youth, the elderly, those with disabilities and health. Did you know that Lions International raised $135m with the intention of eradicating preventable blindness throughout the world?

     How much time will I have to commit to Lions?

The commitment is only what you choose to make it. We find, as with most things in life, the more you can put in, the more you will get out.

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