Bridging a 320 mile gap to ensure WE SERVE!
Lions from as far south as Malton in North Yorkshire and 320 miles away, as far north as Stonehaven in Scotland attended a Lions Information Day at The Capital Hotel in Edinburgh on Sunday 20th March. The event which was organised by Past District Governor Lion Andrew Kerr Sutherland was an opportunity for Lions to share ideas on a number of issues that included growing our membership, communication through social media and websites and raising awareness of the Syrian refugee crisis. During breakout sessions in the afternoon there was also a chance for those taking part to share their experiences volunteering in the various roles within their Lions Clubs.
The delegates represented a wide age range of men and women who regularly give up their time to serve their local communities in a wide variety of ways. With such a diverse range of fund raising activities that include sponsored mid-winter dips in the North Sea, Santa’s Sleighs and arranging major Beer Festivals there is plenty of experience worth sharing at these annual meetings. And fund raising is so important in hard economic times with all Lions Clubs encountering an increasing number of local, national and international causes that urgently need funding. There was ample evidence during the day of Lions Clubs across Scotland and NE England living up to their mantra – WE SERVE!
If you know anyone who has a strong community focus who you believe may want to find out more about Lions please use the contact page to send us a few details and we’ll make contact with them. Becoming a Lions club member gives you the opportunity to volunteer locally, or internationally. But it’s also an opportunity to make new friends and professional connections. And you can be part of a team that leads projects that make your community a better place to live in. Most importantly though, you can have fun doing it!