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
  • Our Town Calendars

    As we head towards the festive season, our two Town Calendars are now on sale.  The last few Olney calendars were 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.
    This year we will be continuing the photo theme for our Newport Pagnell Calendar however, for Olney, we will be using images kindly supplied to us by David Purvis Motor Art although the majority will be minus the cars.  
    David's artwork featured heavily in our original Calendars back in the early days and were extremely popular so we hope you will like the latest offerings.


  • 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').   


  • 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.


  • 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
 
26th February 2019







Easter Egg time again




It's that time again when we provide a number of Pubs and Coffee shops with giant Easter Eggs (some with a cuddly toy) and see them running a raffle with profits generated supporting of both the Lions Club and the licencee/owner's own favourite charity..


The Lions Toast
(Islands of Drams)




We return to our Malt Whisky tasting after our very successful Gin night when we run the eighth 'Lions Toast' evemt.  This time, we will be back at the Carlton House Club on 12th when we will be experiencing a number of whiskies from the Scottish Islands.  There are many preconceptions of Island whisky, most of which centre around peat but we suspect many of these will be well and truly dispelled.  Leading the event for us will be Nick Worricker from Duncan MilIer Wines in Market Harborough and if you wish to find out booking details, please visit our contact us page, ask to be kept in touch with our events and we will add you to our email distribution list.  We will then advise you of details as when we get them keeping you up to date with future Lions Toast Whisky events..


What are you doing on 3rd April 2019?




Not a quiz question, more a matter of a quiz!   Find out what its about by clicking on the graphic.


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 will be fascinating us with his experiences riding in the Isle of Mann TT races against World Famous riders such as Geoff Duke.   The evening will also include plenty of 'Techie' bits which will whet the appetite of bikers.  




This Months Video



What do Lions do?

A number of Lions Clubs in the Milton Keynes Area have supported the Honeypot Charity that provides respite for youngsters who have to become carers for one or more parents whilst still having to maintain their education for the future..  Find out why we were motivated to help by looking at the video above.







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.


Our Town Calendars




Our Town Calendars sold very well earning our charity account almost £2000.   It was a hard slog though with all our members, supported by our friends group turning up, no matter the weather, each time we were selling.   Our retailers were equally supportive and we sold a record number of units via that channel.


Another Dickens Day Passes



The 9th December saw Olney taking on the air of a Victorian Town as the residents ran its annual Dickens of a Christmas event.  Lions once again got into the act with its two Lions Craft Fayres. Find out about the day by clicking here or on the graphic.



Our Centennial Challenge


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