Upcoming Fund Raising Activities
Notes for your diaries
 
September – Date to be confirmed, Book Stall outside Waitrose
 
Bridge Afternoon – Saturday 8th October 2022, Carterton Town Hall from 12:00-16:00
 
Play Your Cards Right – Saturday 29th October 2022, Carterton Carnival
 
Carterton Christmas Lights switch on – Friday 2nd December 2022
Business Meeting Monday 8th August 2022- Agenda
Business Meeting – Monday 8th August 2022, 19:30 – Agenda
 
If you are not a Member or a Friend of Witney Lions, but would like to see what we do, either come along to The Blue Boar, Bosworth Suite or request a Zoom link.
 
Whichever you decide, please contact secretary@witneylions.org.uk to let her know you wish to attend.
 
Dream Scheme Presentation – Turner Hall, North Leigh tomorrow

Reminder for your diaries

This years Witney Lions Club (CIO) Dream Scheme presentation is being held at the Turner Hall, North Leigh, OX29 6TX at 17:00.

Lion Julie & Friend of Lions Margaret are putting on a small buffet for all involved and Lion President Keith will be making the presentations.

It promises to be a good evening.

Business Meeting – Agenda
Business Meeting – Monday 9th May 2022, 19:30 – Agenda
 
If you are not a Member or a Friend of Witney Lions, but would like to see what we do, either come along to The Blue Boar, Bosworth Suite or request a Zoom link.
 
Whichever you decide, please contact secretary@witneylions.org.uk to let her know you wish to attend.
 
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Recycle For Sight

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Glasses Recycling

Witney Lions Club is delighted to announce that it is now happy to accept used spectacles (without cases or cloths please) for recycling. Nationally Lions Clubs are prominent in this field, and all glasses collected are sent to their sorting locations which have the expertise, and the international charitable connections, to ensure best use of them.
Please email us (see below) for further information, or look out for our collection bins in the Witney branches of Specsavers, Boots or Vision Express.

 

Ukraine conflict – £500 donated to LCIF Refugees and Displaced Persons Fund

Due the terrible ongoing conflict in Ukraine, today we have unreservedly voted to contribute £500 to the Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) for the Refugees and Displaced Persons fund.

Lions clubs around the world are donating funds to support this special disaster relief fund.

LCIF are working with leadership in each country to develop a project plan for LCIF to support Lion-led distribution of immediate needs. Care packages will include food, water, hygiene items, and clothing. After initial grants, LCIF will continue to work with Lions in the adjacent and surrounding countries to evaluate needs, and the potential for Lions to assist. 

Whilst we normally distribute funds raised locally back within the local area, the unprecedented attack on a peaceful country and the huge humanitarian fallout as a result, we felt this was the least that we could do.

Welcome to our newest members

At our business meeting last night (14th February 2022), we were really pleased to welcome 2 new members to the club, Laura & Dan, The inauguration was conducted by our 1st Vice District Governor Kav (who had travelled all the way from Letchworth with her husband fellow Lion Paranjit) and was overseen by Lion President Keith and Lion Vice President Wyn as the sponsor – a very warm welcome to them both from all the members.

New members being inducted to the club
Lion Wyn congratulates new member, Laura
Lion Wyn congratulates new member, Dan
Lion Wyn receives Sponsorship certificates from President Keith
VDG Kav exchanges banners with President Keith
Witney Lions Dream Scheme 2022

The Witney Lions Dream Scheme for 2022 was launched on Saturday 22nd January 2022.

Witney Lions would like to thank the folk in Witney and surrounding area for their generous donations during December 2021 when we visited numerous locations in the area with Santa & Rudolph, without them the Dream Scheme would not be taking place, THANK YOU