Lions celebrated their 38th Charter with a Dinner Dance
at The Old Court Hotel, Whitchurch. Seventy guests attended,
including Lions, wives, friends of Lions and visitors from
other clubs. Representatives from other Lions clubs came
from as far away as Surrey Borders and Calne in Wiltshire
as well as some from closer to home such as Chepstow, Monmouth,
Forest of Dean and Severn Dean.
the guests sitting at the top table were two young people
from John Kyrle High School, Matthew Petrie, President Elect
of the proposed new Leo Club, and Bronwen Evans, Treasurer
Old Court did the Lions proud with the table layouts and
decorations and the atmosphere was fantastic, with everyone
out to enjoy themselves,' said Lion, Bernard Fowkes.
a lovely meal, the toast to the Queen followed and Ross
Lions club President, Keith Wilding gave his speech during
which he presented long service awards to three of the clubs
members - Alan Napthine 30 years, Gordon Lucas 15 years
and Brian Goodfellow 15 years. He also announced that a
Leo Club (Young Lions Club) was being chartered at The John
Kyrle High School shortly.
District 105W District Governor, Lion Martin Ruddle from
Calne, Wiltshire, spoke on behalf of Lions International.
He said that the Ross Club was a very busy and successful
club and had done extremely well by organizing a Leo Club
in the area. This was the only new Leo Club in the whole
District. He passed on the greetings of the Lions International
Director from America.
the speeches the dance floor was crowded by guests dancing
to music and song provided by 'Little Sister'. Everybody
agreed it was a fantastic evening with all enjoying the
food, company, atmosphere and music.