May 2018

President Tony's Jottings

This will be my last jottings before I hand over the Presidency of Woolmer Forest Lions club to Lion Dick Balchin, at the end of the month. So perhaps now is the right time to look back over the year.

This has been a centennial year for the world-wide Lions organisation in which all clubs have been encouraged to undertake community service activities and I am delighted to say Woolmer Forest Lions participated. We planted bulbs at the war memorial in Bordon. We went litter picking on Broxhead Common, we helped out at the Bordon Community Days, the Armed Services Day, we collected food and toys for the Christmas Parcel Appeal. We also undertook street collections for the Marie Curie charity, relief after disasters in the world, and collected for those in need of help in our own communities. The club also collected hundreds of unwanted reading glasses to be recycled for those in third world countries in sight-saver campaigns. We also distributed hundreds of life assisting the 'message in a bottle' project through doctors surgeries, libraries and pharmacies. We raised a considering amount of money that we donated to the Blood Bikers through our Easter Egg Raffles and took special care of the car parking at a number of venues, including the Apple Tasting at Blackmoor.

All the money that the club voted on, was donated to deserving causes, and no money raised from the public goes towards administration, and trust me we had a lot of fun collecting it, and as President I want to thank the public for supporting us so well.

So if whilst you are reading this, I have managed  to make you think about coming to join us, please do come and join us. We really do need more people to come and join us , either as a member, or a 'friend of Woolmer Forest Lions' - being on hand to join us when you can to lend a helping hand.

This month we will at the Oakhanger May fete and the Headley Fun Run, so maybe we will see you there?

So signing off for the last time

Lion President Tony