Newport Pagnell & Olney Lions Club

Part of

Lions Clubs International ,

the largest service organisation in the world.


If you are a visitor to the Milton Keynes area, please have a look around our website via the buttons on the left and if you would like to join us at one of our meetings, please contact any of our members who will be only too pleased to give you any information you may want.    If you are local and would like find out more about the Lions club which serves your area, again speak to any of our members or send us your contact details via the contact us page.









NEWS
  • Motorama

    Motorama is an annual event which normally sees 100 classic and specialist vehicles being parked up in the Market Place and surrounding streets bringing an amazing blaze of colour and nostalgia to Olney.   Click on our Motorama logo above to have a look at some of the vehicles from our most recent event.  If you are a classic car owner and would like to join us in future years,drop us a note via our  contact us  , leave us details of your enquiry and one of our members will get back to you.


  • Dickens of a Christmas

    Another successful Dickens Craft Fayre took place on Sunday 9th December when we were again located at our two venues of The Carlton House Club and Olney Centre.   With around 3000 people crossing our threshold, most of the stalls did a brisk trade although many did comment that our event has been hit with the same downturn they have experienced at most Craft Fayres.  If you are a craftsperson who produces your own items and are interested in applying to take part as a seller,  please drop us a note via our contact us page and our event organiser will get back to you with details. 

    Want to join us at our next Craft event?
    If you want onto our mailing list simply go to our contact page and leave us your contact details and some information of your craft. We will add you to our list and we will be in touch to let you know the situation.   Remember as we get closer to the event, we do fill up but will keep your details and advise you of future events we are organising.    

    Please note Only items which have been handcrafted by the stallholder or a known friend can be brought to the event - no wholesale/retailing is acceptable and certainly no pre made Vintage Goods (whether second hand or 'new').   


  • What we supported this month

    At each monthly meeting, any appeals for support which the club has received will be discussed and the appropriate steps taken according to the view of the majority of those present.   Have a look at How we Serve our community.


  • Friends of Lions

    Could you be a "Friend of Lions"?
    Many of the events we organise take more manhours to cover than our existing club has available via our members meaning that we can only carry these out with the support of our Friends group.   This group of people are simply folks who are willing to give a few hours when available to help the club.   They have no desire to become part of the Lions organisation however they are public spirited enough to offer their help when they are free to do so and we inevitably manage to obtain the numbers we need.
    If you are reading this and feel that you could, perhaps, respond to an appeal for a few hours in our time of need, please go to our   contact page and simply say "Add me to your Friends" - it couldn't be easier.




Last Updated
 
20th May 2019







Come Dine with Us



Join the Lions on 21st May at the Community Owned Robin Hood Pub as they say thank you to the Management and Staff for supporting out Annual Easter Egg raffle.  Click here for further details



Sunday 9th June is the place to be if you enjoy walking amongst classic cars and dreaming of what life was like back in the 70's or earlier.   Motorama is back in town so bring the (grand)kids along to try their luck with our raffle (free trip in one of the cars) along with helping to pick the top car of the day.   Admission is entirely free but we do appreciate a token of your enjoyment - preferably a coin or two in one of our collecting cans.  


Cherry Fayre



Our last Fundraising venture in June, is the Cherry Fayre held at the Grebe in Olney.   We will be selling our second hand books so come along, see if we have anything of interest (You can even donate some of your own old books to add to the collection). and enjoy the hospitality and fun of this traditional town event.




This Months Video



The Lions Peace Poster Competition?

Lions International Peace Poster Contest is an international contest that encourages children, ages 11 to 13, to creatively express what peace means to them.  The 2019-20 contest theme is "Journey of Peace."  This contest allows students to share their unique images of peace with others, so that we may all have greater tolerance and international understanding.   
This year our club is hoping that one of our local secondary schools will participate and we have approached 3 of them.   Come back later to find out if we will be sponsoring any of them in the contest that gives pupils the opportunity to win $5000 and a trip to our International Conference to receive their award.







Meeting the Lions



In an effort to increase numbers in our Friends of Lions group, we ran a couple of 'meet the Lions' events in our two towns.    A number of new faces came along and we hope that they found the evening sufficiently interesting to take the next step of 'signing up to the friends group'    Click on the graphic to find out more about our friends group and how you can help support our work in the community?  . 
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Another Cracking Easter Egg raffle




Our Easter Eggs raffle has had another successful year resulting in us attracting £1423 from the Pubs and Coffee shops who participated in our annual fundraiser.  For full details of your local outlet's result, follow thiis link..


Lions go back in Time?




A group of Lions and our friends visited the Cowper & Newton Museum for a historical tour of Olney's past.  Hosted by Tom Jones, one of the guides, we had a tour of the museum and a video presentation of Olney past and present in a rare insight to the town.   We were impressed by Tom's knowledge and the developments at the museum which makes it one of the most popular small museums in Buckingham.   Well worth a visit, especially if you haven't been there in the past few years.  



Motor Cycles - The Golden Era
(An Ex Lions experiences of the TT and motorcycle life)



One of our past members, Malcolm Bailey from Newport Pagnell, supported by Mike Gibbs held the audience enthralled as they recounted their  experiences riding in the Isle of Mann TT races against World Famous riders such as Geoff Duke.   The evening also included plenty of 'Techie' input and many problems were explored, discussed and solved without a spanner or drop of oil in sight.    The common theme at the end of the evening  was - "When will you be repeating it?"   Come back here to find out.  


It all started in 1977!




The existing members knew we were founded in 1977, but what did the newly formed club do in it's first year?   A phone call received 'out of the blue' led to us receiving a photo album containing the first years record.  Click on the graphic above to see it.


The Lions Toast
(Islands of Drams)




Another great night when almost 50 folks turned up for our 'virtual tour' of six Scottish Islands and tasted the output from some of the distilleries.  Leading the tasting was Nick Worricker from Duncan Murray Wines in Market Harborough who, following a short video about each island, introduced the whiskies.  Keeping in theme, the food for the evening was Stovies (A Scottish sausage casserole) and all profits were donated to the Batten Disease Family Association.   



Our Centennial Challenge


Have you seen the new Trees in Olney?   Read all about them by taking the link to "Oak Avenue"