Lions enjoy charter dinner
Thornbury Lions have held their annual Charter Dinner at Thornbury Golf Club.
Charter celebrates the formation of the Club which this year was 31 years ago. The event took place in very pleasant surroundings with the Golf Club looking after the catering arrangements with excellent service. 49 people attended including members and friends from other Lions Clubs; Brunel, Chepstow, Caldicot and Dursley which is our mother club and helped us to get started.
Lion President Keith Townsend proposed the toast to Lions International and summarised the Club’s activities over the last year. Our main activity is raising funds with the second hand book shop in St Mary’s Precinct in Thornbury. The shop has become very popular and is now a recognised part of the community.
To safeguard our tenure of the premises we have now become a CIO, a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, in conjunction with the Charities Commission The President made special mention of the secretary Lion Terry Hunt and thanked him for all the hard work he had put in to secure a favourable arrangement for the CIO.
The District Governor Lion Sally Marsh gave the response. She thanked Thornbury for all their achievements and said what a lot had been accomplished in Lions since their formation by Melvin Smith more than 100 years ago There were now nearly 1.5 million Lions in 200 countries worldwide. Lion Sally then presented long term service chevrons to Lions Brian Davis (25 years) and Andrew Mayes (20 years)
The evening was brought to a rousing climax by Dan Budd and the Thornbury Ukelele Jam.