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What's On

February

2020

Venue 

Time/Details 

Fri 28th

Drink and Chat social

De Havilland Arms; The Key; Fleet GU51 1HA

7pm

March

2020

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sun 1st

St David's Day

 

 

Mon 2nd

Zone dinner meeting

Hartley Witney Golf Club; London Road; Hartley Wintney RG27 8PT

7 for 7:30pm £16.95

Tue 10th

MD Lions Day with the UN

Palace of Westminster; London SW1A 0AA

 

Wed 11th

Club Meeting

Grange; Coxheath Road; Fleet GU52 6QR

8:00pm

Tue 17th

St Patrick's Day

 

 

Fri 20th

District Cabinet Meeting

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Swindon; Lydiard Fields; Great Western Way; Swindon SN5 8UZ

TBA

Sat 21st

District Convention 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Swindon; Lydiard Fields; Great Western Way; Swindon SN5 8UZ

Weekend

Sun 22nd

Mothering Sunday

 

 

Sat 28th

Ringwood and Fordingbridge 50th Charter Dinner

Balmer Lawn Hotel Lyndhurst Road; New Forest; Brockenhurst SO42 7ZB

6:45 for 7:15pm £35.00

April

2020

Venue 

Time/Details 

Wed 8th

Club Meeting

Grange; Coxheath Road; Fleet GU52 6QR

8:00pm

Fri 10th

Good Friday

 

 

Mon 13th

Easter Monday

 

 

Thu 23rd

St George's Day

 

 

May

2020

Venue 

Time/Details 

Fri 1st

Council of Governors meeting

Birmingham Conferences and Events Centre; Hill Street; Birmingham B5 4EW

 

Sat 2nd

MD Convention

Birmingham Conferences and Events Centre; Hill Street; Birmingham B5 4EW

1st to 3rd

Fri 8th

37th Motorcycle Run and Concours

Key Car Park; Elvetham Heath; Fleet GU51 1HA

Arrive from 9.30; set off on run at 11.00

Fri 8th

May Day and VE Day celebrations

 

Moved from Monday 4th

Wed 13th

Club Meeting

Grange; Coxheath Road; Fleet GU52 6QR

8:00pm

Sun 17th

District Cabinet Meeting

 

10:30am

Fri 22nd

Lions Den

Church on the Heath; Elvetham Heath; Fleet; Hampshire GU51 1HA

 

Mon 25th

Spring Holiday

 

 

June

2020

Venue 

Time/Details 

T.B.C.

Paultons Park

Paultons Park; Ower; Romsey; The New Forest SO51 6AL

 

Wed 10th

Club Meeting

Grange; Coxheath Road; Fleet GU52 6QR

8:00pm

Sat 20th

Fleet Food Festival

the Views

two day event

Sat 20th

Newbury Charter Dinner

Newbury Racecourse; Owners Club; Newbury RG14 7NZ

7 for 7:30pm

Sun 21st

Father's Day

 

 

Fri 26th

International Convention

Singapore

Weekend+

Sun 28th

FunFest (by invitation)

Yateley Manor School; 51 Reading Road; Yateley GU46 7UQ

11:30am to 4:00pm

July

2020

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sun 5th

Fleet Carnival

 

 

August

2020

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sat 1st

Fleet Lions Beer Festival

The Harlington; Fleet GU51 4BY

11:00am-3:00pm & 5:30-9:30pm

Mon 31st

Summer Holiday

 

 

October

2020

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sat 24th

Oktoberfest

Zebon Community Centre; Danvers Drive; Church Crookham GU52 0ZE

7:30pm

Sat 31st

Halloween

 

 

November

2020

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sat 7th

Fleet Lions Firework Fiesta

Calthorpe Park; Reading Road North GU51 4AD

Gates open 5pm

Sun 8th

Remembrance Sunday

 

 

Mon 30th

St Andrew's Day

 

 

December

2020

Venue 

Time/Details 

Fri 25th

Christmas Day

 

 

Sat 26th

Boxing Day

 

 

Mon 28th

Bank Holiday in lieu of Boxing Day

 

 

The above dates may change without warning

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Very sad news

It is with deep sadness that we have to announce the passing of Beverley Allardice MBE, MJF. The manager and stalwart of the hugely successful Lions Community Store since 1995, she was appointed MBE by the Queen in 2002 for her outstanding contribution to the local community and was honoured in 2008 with the Lions MJF award. Often said in these circumstances but never meant more passionately: Bev will be very greatly missed. We’re sure you will all join with us in condolences to her family and loved ones.

Classic Motorcycle Run and Concours 8 May 2020

IMG 3301(Please note this Bank Holiday is a FRIDAY.) Our 37th Classic Motorcycle Run and Concours is again at The Key Car Park, Elvetham Heath, Fleet, GU51 1HA.  We get several hundred amazing bikes and they all have a fabulous ride out at 11:00am before returning for judging by 2.15pm. So bring your bike along and join them. Or just come and have a look at them. Riders arrive between 9:30am and 10:30am. Hot rolls and drinks will be available.  More details here.

Recycled Computers

Fleet Lions have teamed up with other Lions Clubs in the area and as part of the Microsoft Registered Refurbisher scheme are now refurbishing PCs and laptops and donating them with preinstalled Microsoft software to local non-profit organisations, charities, preschools and families in need. Each PC is loaded with an official copy of Windows 10 Pro and a range of free software, including Libre Office. Contact it@fleetlions.org.uk

Who are the Lions?

Lions are the largest community service organisation in the world. We've just raised over £21 million to help protect tens of millions of children in the world's poorest countries from measles. The men and women of Fleet Lions help local people and organisations where there is need. We organise some of the biggest events in the town to keep you entertained - and we have fun doing so!

Young People's Bursaries

teaching costa ricaFleet Lions have bursaries to help young people fund their trips abroad to help the less fortunate. Apply to bursaries@fleetlions.org.uk


Lions Community Store Needs Your Help

The Lions Community Store is in desperate need of household goods and appliances in reasonable condition to support needy families and individuals in our area. They urgently need more furniture (especially small settees and chests of drawers), bedding, "white goods" (washing machines, fridges, fridge/freezers) and small electrical goods (toasters, kettles, microwaves, TVs, lamps, vacuum cleaners). If you have any suitable items they will collect them at a time to suit you. Please contact the Store by phone (01252 616998) or e-mail (admin@communitystore.org.uk).

Find out about the Store's work at www.communitystore.org.uk

To contact the Store or for full details of what they do and how they can help you please go to their independent web site here. Fleet Lions are not involved in day-to-day operations and may not pass-on your messages! 

Fleet Lions Volunteer Team

We organise some of the biggest events for the people of Fleet and neighbouring towns to enjoy. And quite a few of them need numbers on the day beyond the members of our Club e.g. it takes 120 people to put on the fireworks event. We have a group of people we can call upon to help us - and join in the fun too. So we call them the Fleet Lions Volunteer Team and we'll give people any training that they need. We'd also like to make sure everyone also has a bit of play - not just work. So let us know if you're interested by using our contact us facility. Our Branch Club in Aldershot are also keen to find people who'd like to help them at their events. So please contact them too if you'd like to do that: Aldershot Lions' website.

Do you have some time to spare?

Please join Fleet Lions Volunteer Team and help us with some of our other projects:

Community Service

Fundraising

or maybe join us for a social evening.

All the help is gratefully received - and hopefully you will enjoy the activity!

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Message in a BottleMessage in a Bottle - important medical facts to help the emergency services help you

The Lions Message In a Bottle scheme is a simple idea designed to encourage people to keep their personal and medical details on a standard form and in a common location - the Fridge.  Whilst it is focused on the more vulnerable people in our community, anyone can have an accident at home, so this scheme can benefit anyone, including you. More details here. Contact miab@fleetlions.org.uk if you need one/some.

Dates for your diary

May 8: Vintage Motorcycle Run and Concours, Key car park, Elvetham Heath 

May 22: Lions Den, Church on the Heath , Elvetham Heath 

August 1: Lions 20:20 Beerfest

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A year in the life of Fleet Lions Club

Our thanks to John Sutton of Clearwater Photography who followed us around for a whole year and then turned what he saw into this fantastic film. You the public voted us into THE SHORTLIST of the documentary section the Charity Film Awards. Many thanks to those of you who voted for us. Did the judges put us into the finals? Sadly they didn't but here's a comment from them: "The video told clearly the surprising different work done by Lions and the charities which benefited not just financially but in practical ways". It was an honour to take part along with many other incredible organisations who serve their community too. Ordinary people doing amazing things!


Meetings

The club normally (see below) meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 8:00pm at:

map The Grange, Coxheath Road, Fleet GU52 6QR

Why not visit Hart Lions, our sister club in fleet?

If you live in Aldershot, see Aldershot Lions' website.

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