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…a brief update

Further to my previous post I have just found out that the Zone Project Night raised just short of £1,200 so very well done to everyone involved.

Lion Simon Moss
@simonhmoss @MarstonGnLions @lions105m @lionsclubsorg

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Zone Project Night

A bad case of flu has kept me away from my club’s monthly business meeting and a club fund raising meeting this week. It also prevented me from adding to this blog.

zone2By Saturday I had finally recovered and was able to attend a charity night being organised by the clubs in my zone, Zone D, which was a night with entertainer, Robbie Mac. The event was held in a room which was really too big for the number of people, around 100, who attended. I’m afraid Robbie was not my cup of tea but several people got up and danced and seemed to have a good time.

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The most important thing though was the money we were able to raise for the two charities being supported, Solihull Young Carers and Birmingham Crisis Centre. Thanks to ticket sales, donations and generous support for the raffle on the night I would estimate that we will be able to donate at least £350 to each of the charities so well done everyone.

Lion Simon Moss
@simonhmoss @MarstonGnLions @lions105m @lionsclubsorg

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bcnFriday evening saw Christine and I heading to The Catshill Club near Bromsgrove to attend Bromsgrove Lions Club’s Black Country Night. A full house were thoroughly entertained by Dave Bartley, The Black Country Wordsmith, excellent soprano Nicky Moran and, of course, Aynuk. A Bostin’ night out with an excellent ploughman’s and a few pints of Theakston’s Dark.

lpSaturday morning and it was off to Marston Green Library for a 10:15 start of my club’s litter pick. Seven club members and six local volunteers spent a pleasant morning in the sunshine cleaning up the village’s streets. As you can see in the picture we collected quite a bit of rubbish despite the council having once again done their own litter pick just before our advertised event.

kc On Saturday evening Christine and I went to Wharton Park Golf Club to attend Kidderminster & District Lions Club’s 36th Charter Anniversary Dinner. For the uninitiated each Lions Club receives a charter from Lions Clubs International when they are formed and most choose to celebrate the anniversary of this event with a formal dinner. It is an opportunity to meet old and new friends and to pat ourselves on the back for the good we do during the year.

Finally on Sunday my club was manning a shop in the Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull as part of a week long effort by the seven clubs in the Solihull borough. The shop was an empty unit donated for the week by the centre. Information about Lions was on display in an attempt to attract new members. My shift was 1pm to 3pm and I’m afraid to say that no-one came in during that time although some did read the information.

Lion Simon Moss
@simonhmoss @MarstonGnLions @lions105m @lionsclubsorg

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Local press article

Rather belatedly I feel I should mention that my eldest daughter, Sara, joined Lions in March. She is now a member of Blaby Lions Club near Leicester. Her induction was covered by the local press.

Sara has grown up with me and Christine being Lions and has often joined in with the various events at our Club so she will be able to hit the ground running in her new Club.

Lion Simon Moss
@simonhmoss @MarstonGnLions @lions105m @lionsclubsorg

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New Members

This is my first blog entry which covers my life as a Lion rather than background information.

training

On Monday night I attended a workshop for new members at our Multiple District Headquarters (MDHQ) in King’s Heath, Birmingham. The workshop was run by District Leadership Officer, Phil White, and attended by 13 newish members as well as a four experienced Lions.

The workshop covered the history of Lions Clubs International as well as the structure and administration of the organisation. It is just one of a number of training sessions available to Lions in the district. (more…)

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Our Club Pin

My Club has been in existence since 1977 when it was formed in Marston Green Maternity Hospital. Only one of the original founders is still a member but the club is still going strong.

We currently have 18 members and carry out a wide range of service, fund raising and social activities. Over the next couple of weeks we will be doing a litter pick in Marston Green and joining together with four other clubs to run a fund raising concert in aid of the Birmingham Crisis Centre and Solihull Young Carers. At the end of the month some members are getting together for a Royal Wedding Party. (more…)

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