Forest Fair update

Club Notice

Forest Fair update

Here are a few shots taken at yesterday’s ‘Wychwood Forest Fair’ event. The weather was kind and, with well over 2,000 visitors estimated, the day was a great success. Lions estimate that in excess of 800 cars were on site at the peak and we thank our team including friends of the club and members relations, for their hard work in keeping the visitor and stallholder traffic well parked and flowing in and out of the site during the day.

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New members being inducted to the club

New members Laura & Dan

Lions 1st VDG Kav inducting new members Laura & Dan - 14th February 2022

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Lion Wyn congratulates new member, Laura

Laura and Wyn

Laura welcomed by her sponsor Wyn

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Lion Wyn congratulates new member, Dan

Dan and Wyn

Dan welcomed by his sponsor Wyn

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Lion Wyn receives Sponsorship certificates from President Keith

Wyn receiving sponsors certificates

Wyn receiving sponsor certificates from President Keith

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VDG Kav exchanges banners with President Keith

Kav and Keith

1st VDG Kav exchanges banners with President Keith

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Santa and helper pose in the Kidlington market

Kidlington Centre

At the Kidlington Centre - 4th December 2021

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Rudolph is missing an antler

Oh deer!!

Oh deer - December 2021

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Santa and youngsters pose for picture

Sainsburys 5th December 2021

Sainsburys 5th December 2021

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Santa and helper chat to mum and young child

Sainsburys 5th December 2021

Sainsburys 5th December 2021

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Santa chats to young boy overseen by mum

Sainsburys 5th December 2021

Sainsburys 5th December 2021 - Letting Santa know what he wants

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Santa having picture with a very happy youngster

6th December 2021 - Poundstretcher

6th December 2021 - Poundstretcher

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Santa, mum and youngster pose for picture

6th December 2021 - Poundstretcher

6th December 2021 - Poundstretcher

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Santa, Rudolph float & helpers under the clock tower in Woolgate Centre

Woolgate 9th December 2021

Woolgate 9th December 2021

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Santa chatting to a very sweet youngster

12th December 2021 - B&Q

12th December 2021 - B&Q

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Santa poses with smiling youngster

Poundstretcher 13th December 2021

Poundstretcher 13th December 2021

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Santa and child high five

Woodstock 15th December 2021

Woodstock 15th December 2021

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Santa chatting to youngster in pram

Woodstock 15th December 2021

Woodstock 15th December 2021

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Santa and Grandma pose for picture

Woodstock 15th December 2021

Woodstock 15th December 2021

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Santa poses with happy child

Eynsham 21st December 2021

Eynsham 21st December 2021

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Santa sits with children

Eynsham 21st December 2021

Eynsham 21st December 2021

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Santa sitting down taking a well earned break

Eynsham 21st December 2021

Definitely a Red Lion - earning a well deserved rest

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Social
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Calendar of events for 2022/23

The Club’s aims are to predominantly help others in the local communities and further afield.

Lions Club members and Friends of Lions get the opportunity to make new friends as we work together to serve the local community.

Building on this closer to home, the Club’s members and friends benefit from club organised/supported social events that further strengthen the relationships formed.

Covid-19 considerations have severely restricted our opportunities since spring 2020.

We look to resume many of the get-togethers as soon as possible.

Below are some of the suggested activities for the next 12 months, these will be investigated and brought to the next business meeting (September 2022).

Please come back in September when the agreed list of events will be published with dates.

 

MEMBERS SOCIAL  CALENDER– SUGGESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION

QUIZ EVENING (AT THE WITNEY LAKES?)

SKITTLES EVENING (AT THE FERRYMAN?)

STEAM TRAIN RIDE + LUNCH at the Flag & Whistle Cafe (CHELTENHAM TO BROADWAY AND BACK)

NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM  thenma.org.uk (FREE, BUT FOOD AVAILABLE – A COACH TRIP?)

FARM WALK  & TALK+ LUNCH (FARM.ED @SUW COST £35 – BUT FRIDAYS ONLY) 107 ACRE FARM

RAF MUSEUM, COSFORD (FREE ENTRY, BUT NEED TO BOOK) FOOD AVAILABLE + GO BY COACH? -ITS  30 MINS NW OF BIRMINGHAM NEAR IRONBRIDGE.

WEEKEND AWAY  suggest  BOURNMOUTH (2hrs travel) OR BATH  (90 mins travel)

WADDESDON MANOR XMAS LIGHTS (a change from Blenheim – been there so many times)

PANTOMIME Chipping Norton (its their 50 year of producing Panto’s). Oxford Playhouse, or Cheltenhan Everyman Theatre.

PERHAPS A PLAY AT ANY OF THOSE THEATRES

A RAMBLE (LOCAL?)

OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER AUTUMN MEAL AT THE LYNHAM GOLF CLUB (£30 ish)

CANAL OR RIVER BOAT TRIP  (Tooley’s at Banbury do 40 minute trips, but limited to 12 passengers)

                                                    (or perhaps Oxford River Cruisers or from Radcott Bridge )

TRIP TO THE MORGAN CAR FACTORY

 

Membership
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If you’re interested in helping your local community, volunteering, fund-raising, organising projects, using your talents, gaining new skills, making friends and having fun – you can do all of this and more as a Lions Club member or volunteer – Keith Holmes, Club President

There’s nothing like being a Lion. We make a difference in our communities and in the lives of the people we help. Even though Lions spend most of their time giving, they also get so much in return – from as little as two hours a month. 

Here’s some of the great benefits of being a Lion.

    • The fun and fellowship 
    • Opportunities to lead
    • You get when you give 
    • That ah-ha moment – Every member has a story about the moment they truly became a Lion. That day when they helped someone who had nowhere else to turn. The heartfelt thanks. The hope you restored through your kindness. That’s why we’re Lions.

These are just some of the great benefits of being a Lion. So share the joy of being a Lion by inviting a friend or family member to join you in helping the local community.

So make the most of each day—and make the most of your membership!

Witney Carnival
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The Carnival is now the largest community family event in the town. Preparations start well before the actual day. The day before the Carnival our members erect 6 x 12m marquees and two gazebos. Who would have thought that the Witney Lions Fun Run, with a few trade and charity stalls, would grow into Witney Carnival?

Witney Carnival is a large undertaking organised by the local Rotary Club, Lions Club, Round Table and Royal Air Force Air Cadets, with free entertainment. We generate a surplus which is used for local charity work.

Wychwood Forest Fair

Club Notice

Wychwood Forest Fair

Witney Lions Club will be supporting the Wychwood Forest Fair this coming Sunday, 22nd August ( 11.00am – 5.00pm ) at Foxburrow Wood, Witney.

The Lions will be organising the car parking, and hoping for a successful day for all concerned, especially the main charitable beneficiary the ‘Wychwood Forest Trust’.

There are many attractions at this family friendly event, so please come along and make it the great success that it deserves to be.