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

    Each year we have run Motorama which normally sees 100 classic and specialist vehicles being parked up in the Market Place and bringing an amazing blaze of colour and nostalgia to Olney.    Unfortunately this year we have hit a problem with manpower which has meant that the event has had to be cancelled as running such an event without adequate resources would be a major safety issue.  Only a hiccup as we will be back next year.    Further details of the event click on our Motorama logo above.  If you are a classic car owner and would like to join us in future years, download and complete the Application form which you will find at the foot of our Motorama page.   If you want further information which is not available from the site, simply  click here to visit our contact page and leave us details of your enquiry and someone will get back to you.


  • Our Town Calendars

    As we head towards the festive season, so our sights are set on making our 2018 Town Calendars a success.  The Olney one was created from photos provided by local people, have a look at those we had to choose from for the 2018 issue by clicking on this link  -  Find out how you can support us by Clicking here.  We also produced our Newport Pagnell Town Calendar using photos of the Town and surrounding area taken by one of our Newport Pagnell members.  
    They will shortly be on sale from a number of outlets in both towns but as we have reduced our order this year to minimise waste, anyone wishing to purchase one should pre order if possible.  This can be done by visiting our contact page and letting us know what your requirements are along with address details.   When we have a supply, someone will be in touch to arrange delivery and collect your payment.


  • Dickens of a Christmas

    Another successful event in December despite the loss of the Bull resulting in only 2 venues being available.   The great weather saw our largest attendance for many years and the support from our friends group and the Cranfield Air Training Corps members ensured that we were able to run a slick event, resulting in one of our largest profits in recent times..
    The date for the 2017 event will be announced shortly meanwhile if you are interested in coming along, either as a participant or simply to have an enjoyable day out, come back here in February to find out when it will be running.. 

    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
 
16th November 2017






Twin Celebrations Ahead

     


100 years ago, Melvin Jones founded Lions Clubs International and 60 years later, 20 local businessmen extended the concept into Newport Pagnell & Olney with the chartering of our own club.  
2017 therefore sees us celebrating two anniversaries and during the year we  will be doubling our efforts to help the communities locally, nationally and internationally.  

 


Our Town Calendars 2018



 Our 2018 Calendars Are now ON SALE!

Have a look at our Newport Pagnell Town Calendar and Olney Town Calendar by clicking on the appropriate Link.

Have a look at our entries for the Olney Town Calendar for 2018 - Click on this link


Our Calendars are now available and can be purchased from a number of outlets in both towns.   They are also available at the Olney Market on Thursdays and at our 'pop up' shop in Newport Pagnell High street, on Fridays.
Not able to get to town?   Let us bring the Calendar to you - FREE - of charge.   You will only pay for the products, delivery is free within a reasonable distance of the town centres.
To save costs and minimise wastage this year, we have reduced the quantity produced and although we anticipate being able to meet the demand, don't leave it to the last minute in case your are disappointed.   Buy your copies NOW and if you live in the area, we will happily deliver what you require and collect payment COD at no additional cost!   
We have pegged the price at £5 each (for the 7th year running) - get full details by clicking here or on the photo above..
Have some photos we could use in future Calendars? -  To find out how to send them to us visit our rules page to for full details of what to do.


 


The Lions Toast

Our whisky tasting evenings have become quite popular with our last one attracting around 70 to taste the award winning Paul John Indian Whisky.
Our next event will be on 16th March 2018 when we will be comparing Irish Whiskey to Scotch Malt Whisky in our "An 'E' or not an 'E'" tutored tasting Evening.
Read about our next event by following this link.



This Months Video




2017 is the centennial of Lions Clubs International and we have been given a range of projects to celebrate our foundation.  Each club should try to do something which leaves a legacy for the future and the club featured in this video have excelled.  Watch it to see what is possible.






 

Psychic Night



When she was a member of our club, Tina Byford ran a number of very successful Psychic Nights and although no longer one of our band of Lions, she has decided to organise another event to show support to the Club which she belonged to for a number of years.
Find ot more about the evening by following the link.


 


Melvin Jones Fellowship



Probably the highest accolade any Lion member can receive is the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. 
Named after the founder of Lions International, it  recognises the contribution made by individual members "for dedicated humanitarian services".  
We were delighted that 7 of our members have been awarded a Fellowship - find out more about the award and our recipients by following this link.