The Lions Club of Bletchley held a celebratory dinner to welcome its new President into office, as well as new supporting officers.
The dinner was held on June 22nd at The La Collina Italian Restaurant in Little Brickhill, as outgoing President Ken Rouse passed the chain of office to the incoming President Lion Mike Baldwin.
The Club is now entering its 50th year of serving the community, and last year more that £14,000 was raised and donated to good causes. In addition, hundreds of service hours were “clocked up” with events such as keeping the garden tidy at MacIntyre charity.
As well as this, the Lions Club has provided singers and bingo at Bletchley’s Caton House, taken a coach of elderly residents to a party in Harrow and provided help and support to the local Charities. They have also worked on a garden at Milton Keynes University Hospital and collected food for the Food Cupboard. The club’s Rock Chorus has also raised an additional £4,000 for charity.
The Lions Club of Bletchley is part of the wider Lions Clubs International, which is the world largest Community Service Organization, and has been voted the worlds No 1 NGO.
Lions Club has 1.45 million members in more than 46,000 clubs worldwide, with the clubs men and women active in community projects in over 200 countries and geographic areas.
Founded in 1917, they are best known for fighting blindness – it’s part of our history as well as our work today. But the club also perform volunteer work for many different kinds of community projects – including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.