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Quoit a Zone 4B Challenge

Filey and Malton – quoits in hand – ready for action

Lion John Harrison, Malton’s Secret Weapon (absent on the night!)

Having beaten Easingwold Lions at ten pin bowling to retain the Zone Cup, Malton Lions received a challenge to take on Filey at quoits. Malton President Nick had ensured his team was fully trained although they perhaps didn’t take the training as seriously as they should have done. Equally Lion John Harrison, their secret weapon, was unfortunately not available on the night.

So it must be said that Filey probably went in to the evening as marginal favourites having tried to psyche Malton out at the Zone Quiz in May by relating stories of their combined experience at quoits. (Is that quoital experience??!!)

On a wonderful summer evening the two sides lined up at Beck Hole near Goathland for their needle match. Indeed it was a very close run thing with little to pick between Filey and Malton – nail biting stuff but Malton President Nick and new member Lion James Lindenberg clinched the last game that gave Malton victory.

Sue Harrison (left) and Suzanne Everett (right) look on as Lion Peter Smurthwaite shows wife Daphne the finer points of quoits during Malton’s earlier training session!

Although Malton won it has to be said that Filey were a class act, getting the only ringer of the evening  when Maureen at the start of her game with James landed the quoit over the peg. Fortunately James refused to be intimidated and rose to the challenge!

The Beck Hole Quoits Club showed us their usual warmth and hospitality and the monies raised from our evening go to the Yorkshire air ambulance –  which was more than £100 in total. The Birch Hall beer at Beck Hole was fantastic …  it’s such a pity so many of the Malton team were driving and could not indulge as much as they wished.

So Zone 4B – who can knock the mighty Malton off their perch? – challenges please to incoming President Lion Mark Harrison.

Our thanks go to Lion Steve from Malton who made all the arrangements including nice sandwiches at the pub and to Canon Lion John Manchester for arranging the excellent weather!

Dumfries Lions Club Raft Race 2015

This is a fund raising event organised annually by Dumfries Lions Club on the River Nith, a course of 1.5 miles, from Nunholm to the Caul in Dumfries, Scotland

In preparation for the Raft Race Dumfries Lions proud sponsors Border Cars ran a great competition with a chance to WIN A MEAL FOR 2 AT CASA MIA! Entrants had to tell the Lions what year the Lions Club Raft Race began and give their answers via the Facebook page. The competition was open until the Sunday of the race and was run jointly with Border Cars Facebook page.

The winners of Sunday’s Raft Race were as follows:

Best Fancy Dress: Normandy DD Landing – Normandy Bar

2nd Fancy Dress: Pirates – Charlie Lauder

1st 4 Ladies: Not so Teenage Mutant Turtles – Normandy Bar

1st 6 ladies: Choir For Charity – Welfare Rights

1st 4 Man: Stuart Kiltie

1st 6 Man: I Row Boat – Manor House Hotal

1st 8 man: Normandy DD Landing – Normandy Bar

Morpeth Lions Entertain Dutch Lions

The Dutch and Morpeth Lions at Beamish

This May Morpeth Lions hosted a party of eight from the Heemskerk and Castricum Lions Club of Holland.  This is the latest in a series of biennial visits between the two Clubs. The Dutch arrived on the ferry early Saturday morning returning late Sunday afternoon.

First stop for the visitors was Beamish Museum. It was a warm sunny day and they caught the tram to the old town.  As well as the shops and other buildings to look round, they enjoyed the music of a band parading and playing in the main street and town park.  Following lunch they visited the railway station and “played” in the signal box before walking onto the old village.  The Dutch had a break from the sun when they down the drift mine and learnt about coal mining.

In the evening they joined more Morpeth Lions for a meal at one of the local Italian restaurants.  At the end of the meal the Dutch Lions had devised a quiz with a difference as the questions had either/or answers but both answers were correct.  Due to alcohol dulling the brain, it took some time for some Morpeth Lions to realise all answers were right.

The next day it was off the Tynemouth to visit the market in the Station and have lunch on the seafront.  Sadly it was goodbye again until Morpeth Lions visit Holland next year.

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District Convention 2018

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