Documents & Minutes

Want to see what we get up to at our business meetings?   Look no further than our meeting minutes, the last year of which you can see below.   Just click on the clock for any months minutes.

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September 2018 Minutes

This month the club made a commitment to support a project within Olney aimed at providing a further two new life saving defibrillators to public areas in town.  Being driven by Olney Town Council, we will provide around £200 to meet the costs of purchase which means that we have been involved in financing 5 units within our area.  

We also collected over 500 pairs of spectacles which have now been passed onto the Lions club who are arranging
to forward them to the recipients located at various places throughout the world. 

It was confirmed that the Carlton House Club has been booked for our Dickens event which will mean that we will once again be located in our normal two sites on the day.

We also confirmed that our Town Calendars will be produced again for 2019 with the Olney version carrying artist images and Newport Pagnell being created from members photographs.


August 2018 Minutes

It was very satisfying to that the club had managed to raise over £15k during the past Lionistic year enabling us to make charitable donations in excess of £7k 

3 lions attended the presentation by Honepot Children's charity and we received a report back culminating in a decision to make a donation of £250 to the charity.
   
Our recent campaign to recycle old spectacles was coming to an end with  pairs having been collected.

We also reported a new social event for 31st July when the club will be visiting Cowpers Oak in Weston Underwood. 

Our Gin Evening, part of the Lions Toast fundraising events, was a resounding success having raised over £700 for the benefit of Helen & Douglas House Children's Hospice.


July 2018 Minutes

A very active period was covered in these minutes which was crowned by the visit and potential membership of an experienced Lion who had returned from residency in Spain.

A large number of international donations totalling £1250 were made which included charities such as Sightsavers, Water Aid, Olney Newton Link and Advantage Africa.   
In addition, our Motorama generated a profit of £1000 which was split between our two nominated charities of Prostate Cancer UK and MacMillan nurses.

We also reported a new social event for 31st July when the club will be visiting Cowpers Oak in Weston Underwood.

We were also delighted that an article on the Pride of Lions Magazine was carried on the front page ensuring everyone in our district learned about our support to Maddie Brasier's Antarctic research.


June 2018 Minutes

Lion Martin Ward was presented with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award making a total of 11 members of the club having received this recognition. 

It was agreed to make a donation to Willen Hospice in Memory of Peter Evans, the caretaker of the Olney Centre and someone who had helped us over many years with our Dickens of a Christmas presence at that site. Peter 
without doubt, helped us immensely before and after the day's activities.

We will again attend Riverfest and Cherry Fair.


 May 2018 Minutes

An approach was made by the Honeypot Charity and it was agreed that we meet a representative from their organisation, probably in conjunction with other local Lions clubs, to learn about their aims, objectives and activities before making a decision on whether we should help them.

Our Motorbike talk was cancelled due to access issues at the Carlton club but it was agreed we would continue to 
try and do this at a different venue.

Motorama is progressing well with 92 entries already received.   A good turnout of Lions and our friends will, hopefully, lead to a great show.

Plans for our Gin evening for 3rd August are well under way and it was agreed to support one of the Children's Hospices that provide Respite Care for the parents of terminally ill children.  (Established as Helen & Douglas House Hospice).


 April 2018 Minutes

A packed meeting in which the club was awarded the District Trophy for the standards achieved in our Facebook page.

5 members received Melvin Jones Fellowships for their support of the Principles of Lions over a long period of time and Long service awards were presented to a further 3 Lions who combined, have over 70 years service in our club.

The club was also delighted to welcome into Lionism, Jon Tuddenham fromnewport Pagnell who was inducted at the meeting.

Our officers for the coming year were announced and projects covering a number of causes were given support.  these included Ousedale School Olney Campus Special Needs Dept, Olney Library and a project to look at installing a defibrillator at Olney Market Place. 



 March 2018 Minutes

A number of appeals for assistance are still being discussed but this month saw fund being allocated to the (Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) Water Aid appeal along with further support to Maddie Brassier for her Antartic Trip.

3 Fundraising activities were due to happen this month - Whisky Tasting, Olney Classic Car Club and our Annual Easter Egg Raffle.

Our Guest of the past few months was asked if he would be willing to join Lions and we were delighted when he accepted.



 Febuary 2018 Minutes

No Minutes were produced for this meeting.





 January 2018 Minutes

A number of appeals for assistance are still being discussed.

One emergency appeal was dealt with by linking the appellant to one of the local organisations best able to help.

Plaques have been affixed to the benches at the sensory area recognising our involvement.

Future fundraising events have been established and we will be having a further Whisky Tasting, book sales and our Easter Eggs Raffle and a repeat of our previous Motor Cycle talks will be progressed.



 December 2017 Minutes

Donations were made to the Lions Measles "One Shot, One Life" appeal and to the Charity Begins at Home organisation.

A quick review was held which established a number of factors which needed to be considered for future events.  We also recognise the vital support received from members of our Friends of Lions group without whome, we would have had major problems running the vent.
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 November 2017 Minutes

The centennial avenue of English Oaks is scheduled to be planted in the next week or so.

Members of the club along with some of the friends group were in attendance at the Olney Town fireworks display where we marshalled the main entrance gate.
 A number of appeals are being considered and are various stages of the decision making process.



 October 2017 Minutes

The club made a donation to a family whose young son is suffering from a condition which creates mobility issues and our donation will go some way towards helping his family to get him out of the house.

It was agreed to support the Olney Town fireworks display this year again as part of our service activities
 It was announced that Olney Bowling club had adopted the club as its Charity for the bowling season and a donation of over £175 was presented to our treasurer.   The members gratitude for this will be passed onto the President of the Bowls club.



September 2017 Minutes


Over £10k has been donated to the many good causes the club supported during the past Lionistic year. 

The site for our Avenue of Oaks has been agreed with Olney Town Council and plans are now being made to arrange the supply and planting of the 10 trees which will mark our contribution to our Centennial legacy project.

The club has agreed to share our Calendar sales stall in Market Place with the Royal British Legion poppy appeal.

Our calendar ratios were agreed and this year will see us reducing the number of Calendars for Olney but retaining the same level of production for the Newport Pagnell issue.



August 2017 Minutes

Donations of over £600 were made this month involving such causes as the Grenfell Tower Fire appeal, MS Support Group and the appeal to support a local girl on her project to Antartica.  Our own District youth fund benefited by £30 and the Multiple district youth fund by £68. 

We took the opportunity to participate in the Olney Riverfest when our Bookstall was rolled out with a fair degree of success. 

No social events will be taking place this month.



July 2017 Minutes

A number of appeals are currently being investigated and our fundraising has been busy establishing the information to enable recommendations to be made to the full club.  

We took the opportunity to participate in the Olney Riverfest when our Bookstall was rolled out with a fair degree of success. 

No social events will be taking place this month.



June 2017 Minutes

After much deliberation and consternation, we have finally managed to establish a full board which will be responsible for taking the club forward during the 2017/8 Lionistic year.   Efforts must be made to recruit new members however, in order to secure the future of the Club and two members undertook to produce this.

Efforts will be made to have our meetings added to the Diary page of the Phonebox magazine.

Three members of the club will be attending the Incoming Officers Forum, two of which are new members and it is hoped that this will begin their true induction into the wide family of Lions.

A number of appeals are currently being investigated and our fundraising has been busy establishing the information to enable recommendations to be made to the full club.  Agreement was given to support Lions appeals relating to The Grenfell Tower fire and Manchester Terrorist bombing.

No social events will be taking place this month.



May 2017 Minutes

Due to a variety of reasons, many of our members were unable to attend what was a sparsely attended meeting.

Our 40th Anniversary Charter evening was considered a great success with £500 being raised for the each of the children's causes.   

A local Olney girl who is planning to return to Antarctica as part of a Women's Leadership Expedition in 2018. Having done previous scientific work there in the past, she was organising an event to bring some environmental awareness to the townspeople and a number of members decided to attend to see if there was any opportunity for a mutually beneficial link between her and Lions. 

It was confirmed that we would be producing both of our Calendars again this year.

No donations were made this month.



April 2017 Minutes

After much deliberation and consternation, we have finally managed to establish a full board which will be responsible for taking the club forward during the 2017/8 Lionistic year.   Efforts must be made to recruit new members however, in order to secure the future of the Club.

Our 40th Anniversary Charter evening is progressing well with attendance expected to be between 60-70.   

Donations totalling over £1500 were made to Centennial Tree Project, Hearing Dogs Charity, East Africa Drought Appeal, Olney Hanging Baskets and the Two Brewers Easter Fun Day.



March 2017 Minutes

We aim to celebrate the Lions Clubs Centennial via an environmental project which will see us planting some trees to contribute to the target of 1 million worldwide which Lions International have undertaken to plant.  An initial budget figure was agreed and plans will be drawn up for presentation to the next meeting.

Hearing loss affects 278 million people worldwide and with many people being unable to afford the cost of hearing aids, Lions have set up the Hearing Aid Recycling Program (HARP) which we have decided to support.  The club will now accept unwanted hearing aids which will be refurbished and distributed to areas where they can help bring a new lease of life to others.

Sadly, resource problems have led to us cancelling this years Motorama which will be back in 2018.



February 2017 Minutes

Supplies of our new "Message in a Wallet" information sheets have been received and are now available for anyone who is on medication or suffers from a condition which could cause them to be unable to communicate with assistance in a crisis.

Donations of over £1500 were made to a number of organisations/projects involving community work abroad, a Lions led project for MK University Hospital and a charity which will be facilitating a respite break for a Newport Pagnell family and their child. In addition, donations were given to Raptor Rescue and the Air Training Corps as a result of support received during Dickens of a Christmas.

Our Easter egg raffle will be run again this year and the eggs are likely to be distributed within the next two weeks.



January 2017 Minutes

Our Calendars sold well again this year with the overall project raising over £1200.   A review needs to take place to assess the viability of the project for the coming year.

To celebrate our 40th Anniversary and the Lions Centennial, our charter night will be a fundraiser for the three children we have have helped in the past, Jensen Belkewitz, Toby O'Grady and William Crookes Brighter Future Fund at GOSH,

The Facebook event run by Lion Trevor Aldred will be offered to the town as a community project



December 2016 Minutes

A total of £200 was donated to two charities at the meeting with funds going to Brooklands day centre in Newport Pagnell and the MK Sports Achiever award which takes place each year in support of children with special needs and their sporting activities.

Dickens day was another very successful one which despite losing access to the Bull, saw our overall profit being only marginally down on previous years.

A number of new initiatives were discussed including our support to the Lions Centennial Challenge and a new 40s Weekend at Newport Pagnell.

The Facebook event run by Lion Trevor Aldred was a great success and investigations are being carried out to assess if we could offer this as a service activity to the Town.



November 2016 Minutes

A total of £1250 was donationed to three causes this month.   £500 to the Lions Measles Initiative which will result in the project benefitting from a further £500 via match funding.  £500 to the Lions Disaster fund to assist in the Haiti earthquake appeal and £250 to Silverline, a new 24 hour freephone service for the elderly.

A number of social events were discussed and our Christmas meal will be taking place at the Green Man, Lavenden.

2017 will see the club celebrating it's 40th Anniversary which coincides with the Lions International Centennial and to celebrate these events, it was agreed to raise the profile of our charter event planned for 29th April.   This will take the form of a fundraising evening with profits being devided between three Childrens charities.

A number of other ideas for commemorating our anniversaries were discussed and will be investigated.



October 2016 Minutes


A number of appeals were received this month and these are all being investigated by the Service committee.

The date for the Lions day at the UN was announced as 15th March at the Palace of Westminst



September 2016 Minutes

Donations totally over £1600 were made this month to a couple of Hospices, Italian Earthquake appeal, Homeless sight impaired Limbless servicemen charity, District Children's party and the Lions International Eye Centre.

Lions Centenary and our own 40th Anniversary were discussed at length to establish how best we could respond to these two momentous event.



August 2016 Minutes

We were delighted to have Kim Smith join us as a full fledged Lion when she took her oath to become a member.

Support to a couple of local organisations was given this month.   

The Olney MS support group have had a further 2 years of their rental paid for by the club enabling it to divert its own funds to the benefit of the MS sufferers locally.

An adult wood band based in Milton Keynes which approached us for help to secure it's longer term objectives of giving a musical outlet for those adults who may not be of a standard which would enable them to join some of the more established bands received a small donation towards the cost of music.

Plans for the Newport Pagnell "Civil War" event are now at an advanced stage and our new gazebo and other PR equipment will now be seen regularly within our area.

Two new events are also progressing well.  Our Psychic night will be taking place on 16th September with our next Lions Toast whisky tasting planned for 14th October.




July 2016 Minutes

The end of the Lions Fiscal year has seen the club making donations of almost £11,000 split on the basis of Local causes 43%, National charities 29% and International appeals 28% enabling us to maintain our main purpose of supporting those in need within the local community in which we operate.

Plans for the Newport Pagnell "Civil War" event are now progressing as we work to identify an appropriate activity for the two days.

A donation of £500 was made to Advantage Africa following an appeal from them for funds to repair toilets at the nursery in Uganda that they are supporting.

A number of fundraising activities have seen our charity account benefit by almost £250 and some of our members assisted TOG in marshalling Olney's Riverfest and the Togfest music event in Milton Keynes.



June 2016 Minutes

We again welcomed Kim, a potential new member to the meeting as a guest and in view of the amount of work she has done for us in the past few months, we have extended an invite to her to become a full member.   We were delighted that she has accepted this and will be inducted at our August meeting on her return from holiday.

We will be involved in the Newport Pagnell "Civil War" event and plans are now in place to identify an appropriate activity for this.

A number of donations were agreed which included, £750 to LCIF Sight Savers programme, £750 to Water Aid.  In addition, it was confirmed that the beneficiaries of our Motorama Event will be Medical Detection Dogs and Toby's Trust.

We will be helping out at the Forthcoming Fashion Show being run by a number of the retailers in Town on 15th June and plans are proceeding for our next Lions Toast Whisky Tasting in October.


May 2016 Minutes

Our charter anniversary was a great success and enjoyed by all.  Next year will be our 40th Birthday and we have started to plan our event to celebrate this momentous occasion. 

Our annual Easter egg raffle has this year enabled us to generate over £1300 for a wide range of charities and good causes.

Donations totalling  £1000 were made to a number of international causes this month when we responded to an appeal from a Lions club in Zambia to help fund school fees for children in the community.

Lions Clubs International have opened two humanitarian appeals to support those affected by the recet eathquakes in Japan and Ecuador.



April 2016 Minutes

Our Medical Detection Dogs event was a great success with 150 people joining us at the Carlton House Club in Olney to learn about the work of these amazing dogs.   An exit collection raised £500 which was doubled by the club and sent to the charity to help them in their work.

Newport Pagnell will be organising a ‘Civil War Society event’ which will include a Living History education site aimed at local schools.   The Club has decided to give a substantial donation of £600.00 to be used towards this aspect of the event in addition to having a presence during the event itself. 



March 2016 Minutes

A visit from one of our Lions friends saw us agreeing to help him in his venture to organise a community BBQ for some elderly residents from Newport Pagnell

The awareness event for the Medical Detection Dogs is progressing satisfactorily with over 50 tickets already allocated prior to the main advertising campaign which will commence around 16th March.

No donations were made this month but a number of appeals are still in the pipeline.

A number of fundraising projects are in the planning stages including our next version of the Town Calendars, Christmas Cards and another one of our 'Lions Toast' whisky tasting events.

Social events planned include a Clay Pigeon shoot at Rushden, Holistic Evening and an outing to join Frank Williams (the Vicar from Dad's Army) who will be at the Carlton House Club in April.




February 2016 Minutes

A packed meeting with a presentation by Rev Claire Wood and two guests who were visiting to find out more about the club and how we operate.

Our potential fundraising and membership/recruitment activities were discussed along with finer details about our Charter night on 30th April.

Donations totalling in excess of £1300 were agreed which covered a wide variety of Local good causes, some of which were supporting local people working for the benefit of National and International projects/charities.

Considerable discussion took place about our ability to properly manage the size of our Dickens of a Christmas effort and the future of our participation in the event at the level that it has been over the past 19 years.

Some potential social events were put to the club and these will be considered and feedback gained to see if we take any up.



January 2016 Minutes

Following the rigours of December, this meeting was relatively quiet and concentrated on the feedback and learning from our busy Christmas period.  




December 2015 Minutes

Another interesting guest this month in the form of Paul Collins, Trustee at the Cowper & Newton Museum who gave us an outline of some of the challenges facing the museum over the coming years and expressing his appreciation for some of the support which the Lions have given them in past years.   Paul gave us an outline of some of the projects which they plan to work on over the next year or two and it seemed an ambitious program but the enthusiasm which he had must surely ensure success.

A very busy meeting followed which included reviews of our Dickens event, Calendar & Christmas Card sales and some discussion around a number of appeals which we have received.



November 2015 Minutes

We had a very interesting presentation from Tanya Noble who runs the Charity Begins at Home charity in Olney who gave us an outline of the aims and objectives of this local organisation.

A very busy meeting followed which updated us on the situation with Dickens of a Christmas, Medical Detection Dogs, Lions involvement with the Refugee Crisis.   

We also reviewed our involvement with the Olney Fireworks event, our Calendars and Christmas Cards but perhaps the most enjoyable part of the meeting was the presentation to Lion Tony Triggle who was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship as he had not been able to attend last months presentation.



October 2015 Minutes

The meeting was attended by our District Governor, Meena Gupta who had the pleasure of presenting 6 Melvin Jones Fellowships to our longest serving Lions who between them had accumulated over 200 years of Lionism.

Our involvement in the Olney Fireworks was confirmed and we were pleased to note that our past sponsorship with the Olney Newton Link which has seen us financing the construction of 3 houses and major donations to the School and Skill centre will finally be acknowledged by the display of plaques within the Skill Centre.

We were delighted to receive a donation of £700 from Rebecca and Kathy (Bex Boutique & Noa Noa) which was the profit from their very successful Fashion Show which saw the club supporting.



September 2015 Minutes

Having recently lost one of  our members when he emigrated to Cyprus, we were delighted to welcome a new Lion when Fran Hedges was inducted into the club helping to maintain our numbers at 17.

Two guests gave presentations when representatives of MK Healthwatch and Medical Detection Dogs gave us information about their respective organisations.



August 2015 Minutes

Having recently lost one of  our members when he emigrated to Cyprus, we were delighted to welcome a new Lion when Fran Hedges was inducted into the club helping to maintain our numbers at 17.

Two guests gave presentations when representatives of MK Healthwatch and Medical Detection Dogs gave us information about their respective organisations.



July 2015 Minutes

Motorama progressing well with significant income in before the even even starts. Donations approved for some local youngsters who will be working to assist people less off than themselves.

The club are looking into the possibility of providing some facilities for the Medical Detection Dogs Charity with a view to helping them raise their own profile in the area.  A number of requests for help were received and the Service Committee gave recommanditions on those.



June 2015 Minutes

A busy month which saw us making a number of donations to a range of charities, exploring & progressing fundraising initiatives and decision taken on helping the raft race committee on the day of the race.





May 2015 Minutes

Having recently lost one of  our members when he emigrated to Cyprus, we were delighted to welcome a new Lion when Fran Hedges was inducted into the club helping to maintain our numbers at 17.

Two guests gave presentations when representatives of MK Healthwatch and Medical Detection Dogs gave us information about their respective organisations.



April 2015 Minutes

An invitation was extended to our latest guest who has expressed an interest in becoming one of the family of Lions and she will formally join the Newport Pagnell & Olney Lions Club at the next meeting.

A wide range of projects for the coming year were discussed along with a number of fundraising activities to support these and a number of donations were made which will ultimately benefit 5 good causes.

NOTE: The next meeting will be at the Two Brewers and not the Bull as outlined in the minutes.



March 2015 Minutes

Our new officers who will take the club into the 2015/6 Lionistic year was announced along with some new methods of working which are aimed at introducing new members to the world of Lions.

We had a great informal chat with two people from Canine partners along with two of the dogs and were amazed at the jobs which these intelligent animals can do to make their owners lives so much better than they would otherwise be.

Donations of £2000 were made to a number of charities and causes including a project by one of our Lions members who plans to Cycle from Lands End to John O'Groats in aid of 4 charities.

A range of fundraising activities were discussed as our plans for the year ahead began to take shape



February 2015 Minutes

Dates were planned for Motorama, a second 'Psychic Night' and a number of other social and fundraising events which will shortly be posted on our website.

Considerable discussion took place over our annual gift distribution and we will be reviewing what form that will take in future as we had much positive feedback over an event which we held for the residents of Clifton Court in Olney.

Over the next few months, a few organisations will be visiting us to give us awareness of their causes as we learn of the good work done by many volunteers in many arenas.



January 2015 Minutes

A quick review of the end of year events took place and particular congratulations were given to Lion Karen Thorpe Morgan for the success of her first Dickens of a Christmas.

Our calendars were equally successful raising in excess of £2000 for our charity account and our major service activity involving the hand delivery of Christmas gifts to almost 300 residents was carried out with the same enthusiasm as normal.

Donations of almost £3500 were made to 5 different charities/causes.



December 2014 Minutes

The club were given a report back from the Zone Meeting by our President and Zone Chairman.   Details of other club activities and a couple of presentations involving Speech/Hearing and an interesting outline of a Milton Keynes Lions Club project which saw a number of the club Climb Mount Kilimanjaro.   This latter presentation culminated in a proposition for us to support a local School in the Moshi district with funds to ensure all children attending were fed for a full year.

The club agreed to make a substantial donation to the Lions International Measles initiative (One Shot, One Life) and to support the Moshi initiative.   We also agreed to offer our services to The Olney Group again if they required our assistance at the Olney Fireworks Display.

The club decided to support Great Ormond Street Childrens hospital by giving a substantial donation to the William Crook fund, set up by the parents of William in memory of their son.  


November 2014 Minutes

Unfortunately this month, no minutes were prepared.

 




October 2014 Minutes

The club were given a report back from the Zone Meeting by our President and Zone Chairman.   Details of other club activities and a couple of presentations involving Speech/Hearing and an interesting outline of a Milton Keynes Lions Club project which saw a number of the club Climb Mount Kilimanjaro.   This latter presentation culminated in a proposition for us to support a local School in the Moshi district with funds to ensure all children attending were fed for a full year.

The club agreed to make a substantial donation to the Lions International Measles initiative (One Shot, One Life) and to support the Moshi initiative.   We also agreed to offer our services to The Olney Group again if they required our assistance at the Olney Fireworks Display.

The club decided to support Great Ormond Street Childrens hospital by giving a substantial donation to the William Crook fund, set up by the parents of William in memory of their son.  


September 2014 Minutes

The club were given a report back from the Zone Meeting by our President and Zone Chairman.   Details of other club activities and a couple of presentations involving Speech/Hearing and an interesting outline of a Milton Keynes Lions Club project which saw a number of the club Climb Mount Kilimanjaro.   This latter presentation culminated in a proposition for us to support a local School in the Moshi district with funds to ensure all children attending were fed for a full year.

The club agreed to make a substantial donation to the Lions International Measles initiative (One Shot, One Life) and to support the Moshi initiative.   We also agreed to offer our services to The Olney Group again if they required our assistance at the Olney Fireworks Display.

The club decided to support Great Ormond Street Childrens hospital by giving a substantial donation to the William Crook fund, set up by the parents of William in memory of their son. 


August 2014 Minutes

The club received its customary visit from the new District Governor Ramesh Parmar, Past DG Eric Amaria, District Officers Roheet Mehta and Raveena Rattan.   We were advised of a number of intiatives which are currently being progressed via Lions International along with some information about Diabetes screening.

Our “seeds for success” campaign with local primary schools is up and running. Five of the seven schools replied and had their seeds 3 weeks ago and have now begun the planting.

An update was given on a future Historical Pageant event for Newport Pagnell and we will keep in touch with the project as we feel it has considerable merit.


July 2014 Minutes

A quiet month as far as actual fundraising, donations and activities was concerned, it did give the club an opportunity to review many of the projects which we had been involved with recently and to enable us to focus in to future events on the horizon.




June 2014 Minutes

The club decided to make a donation to a local girl who was raising funds for Aspire, a charity which supports people who suffer from spinal injury.   We were impressed with the fact that she will be taking part in a relay swim across the English Channel.

An update was also given on two imminent events of Motorama and our next fayre at Newport Pagnell both of which are looking good.


May 2014 Minutes

An appeal was made to the members to consider putting themselves forward for one of the main board positions, if only from a point of view of shadowing the existing incumbents who will be on their final year before standing down in 2015.

Our Easter Egg raffle resulted in over £1000 being raised and distributed on a 50:50 basis to 6 charities/good causes.  A very successful Psychic event took place at the Carlton Club and this raised £750.  The club thanked both event organisers for their well managed events.



April 2014 Minutes

Feedback was received on a number of recent activities including the Cuba Night, Malt at the Movies and thanks received from some of our Welfare donations including the Defibrillator at Brooklands and our Skydiving 75 year old Canine Partner organiser.

A number of appeals and approaches were in the pipeline and being progressed. 


March 2014 Minutes

The Club were surprised and delighted at having been awarded the District 105a Club Website of the Year award in recognition of the design and use of the website you are currently reading.

A number of appeals and approaches for help are being investigated but no donations were authorised this month.

We also looked at a number of social activities and these are being looked at with a view to selecting those which we may wish to take part in.


February 2014 Minutes

The club welcomed our newest member when Richard Pearson was inducted as a Lion following his support over a number of months.   Welcome Richard.

Donations of over £1100 were awarded to a wide and varied range of organisations this month.  These included Canine Partners, a local person who is setting up a Dementia support group in the area, Alzheimers Society and a young woman who is about to carry out a volunteering exercise in Mexico.

A wide range of new fundraising activities were moving into the planning stage and range of Social events were announced.


January 2014 Minutes

We were delighted to welcome our District Governor DG Sarbjit Assi and his wife Lion Kuldip Assi who were visiting the club as part of his new role.   Lion Kuldip gave us details of her Charity of the Year, the Altzheimers Society, a charity which she had first hand experience of benefitting from their services.

A number of small donations were made and a large number of appeals are still being considered.


December 2013 Minutes

Donations of almost £3000 awarded or pledged to a variety of organisations and causes this month.

A range of Social events and other Service related activities were planned for December and early January plus a couple of guests who were updated the club on past and forthcoming commitments.

We were also delighted to welcome a guest who had just moved into Olney and was attending to find out more about Lions and whether we were an organisation she would like to be associated with in her 'new home'.


November 2013 Minutes

A large number of activities are planned for the festive season and they are all at various stages of planning.  Social, fundraising and service are involved.

Our Calendar for 2014 will shortly be received from the printers and these will be on sale from our usual outlets and a programme of sales for the market place will be planned.

The highlight of the meeting was our first ever report in prose from resident Lion Poet Laureat, Geoff O'Brien - worth reading these minutes just to lighten your day.


October 2013 Minutes

A large number of activities are planned for the festive season and they are all at various stages of planning.  Social, fundraising and service are involved.

Our Calendar for 2014 will shortly be received from the printers and these will be on sale from our usual outlets and a programme of sales for the market place will be planned.

The highlight of the meeting was our first ever report in prose from resident Lion Poet Laureat, Geoff O'Brien - worth reading these minutes just to lighten your day.


September 2013 Minutes

We received a presentation from a local lady who intends cycling through Cuba in 2014 in her quest to raise funds for 3 charities.   Having supported her with a donation in the past for a similar activity, we will be helping her organise an event which will be aimed at her supporters and bring in some early funds.

A donation was made to Disability Snowsport Scotland, the chosen charity for Dr Andrew Forrester who recently contirbuted so significantly to More Malt, as a token of our thanks for helping us raise over £2000 from the event. 

A wide range of charities and causes benefited from our funds distribution this month with over £1200 being split between Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, MacMillan Cancer Support, MK Dons Special Needs football team and a number of Lions youth projects.
Following our end of financial year, the club raised over £18k in the year and donations of over £10k were made to local (£5.2k), National (£3k) and International (£1.3k) causes emphasising the importance which the club places on Local support.
As part of our resurgance efforts in Newport Pagnell, we agreed to support the Muster and volunteers were obtained from those who would attend to help with marshalling. 


July 2013 Minutes

An upbeat end of our Lionistic year saw two of our members receive their 15 year recognition award from Lions International.  Congratulations to them both Congratulations also go to Russell de Ville who has become our first new member of the 2013/14 Lions year as he was inducted into the club following a few months 'getting to know us' - welcome Russell.

Congratulations also go to our Club and those who support us by being a friend of Lions.   Thanks to our combined efforts, our provisional accounts are indicating this is our best year yet for raising funds enabling us to review over 80 approaches for help, some appealing for financial support and others looking for help from Lions in relation to providing manpower. This meeting made donations of a further £1500 to 5 good causes - continuing a trend which saw the club donations top over £10,000 in the last year. 


June 2013 Minutes

A wide range of appeals are being discussed by our Service Committee prior to making proposals to the club.    A donation to Age UK and support to Olney Town Council Hanging Basket appeal were agreed this month.   Sponsoring one of the baskets which, along with all the others that adorn the lamposts, will hopefully will be appreciated by the residents, visitors and judges of the Britain in Bloom competition.  

Supporting local community initiatives which enhance the area we live in is just one other way which Lions can contribute to society. 

 
May 2013 Minutes

Ongoing discussions are taking place over supporting the MK Act Charity, (MK Women's Refuge).

Motorama is now full and we have a major contingent of 54 model T Fords who will be visiting the town.




April 2013 Minutes


A tree planting exercise as part of the Lions Ecological Initiative and some activity involving MK General Hospital was discussed along with donations to a number of Local and National  causes/charities formed the bulk of this months meeting. 
  
A visit from our District Governor provided us with a wider appreciation of some National issues affecting Lions in the UK



March 2013 Minutes

Donations amounting to over £1100 were made this month along with confirmation of a wide ranging social calendar involving the club and many of the friends group.   


 



February 2013 Minutes

A range of new activities aimed at Newport Pagnell were announced and it was felt that these would signify our return to working in the town.    

This backed up donations of almost £1000 to a number of good causes. 
 


January 2013 Minutes

The results of our Calendar sales and some information about a unique feature of Motorama was announced to the members.  

Our gift distribution to the elderly saw us personally delivering almost 300 gifts to the older residents in the area. 



December 2012 Minutes

A presentation from a Northampton based charity was given and a number of donations were authorised.  Feedback was received on some service activities and the request for support to events in Newport Pagnell which was given to us a couple of months ago, had progressed.

A number of social events were planned for the coming month along with an idea to foster closer links with the business community.


November 2012 Minutes

An appeal on behalf of a local teacher whose class had adopted a charity which had been formed following the death of a young girl and the induction of our second lady member were the highlights of this months meeting. 
 
Donations of over £2000 were also made to a range of local charities/organisations and an emergency replanning exercise for the Olney Fireworks Display which had been cancelled was carried out.


October 2012 Minutes


Donations amounting to over £3000 were authorised and a number of social activities were planned.






September 2012 Minutes



A representative group form the Newport Pagnell Christmas Lights committee gave a presentation to the club seeking support for their efforts in the Town. 

We also received feedback from a scout who we had previously supported and a summary of the past years income & donations was given by the Treasurer.  

A number of small donations were made to local causes  

Business Case Document

If a member wishes to propose an event which is likely to incur costs of over £200, the proposal should be accompanied by details of costs and expected revenue to enable a decision to be taken.



The form is a simple one which captures the basic information which will be required when the case is put to the club meeting and it can  be downloaded here.