The Lions' logo and motto 'We Serve'
Today is Saturday 21 October, 2017

Romford Lions Club

Ordinary people...
...amazing things

Quiz Evening

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Our last event was a quiz evening on 14th January. Participants enjoyed fish or chicken and chips and a raffle.
They competed over ten rounds of Connections type questions and a marathon round of DITLOIDs.
We raised a total of £443.80 for charity.

Christmas Collections

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Once again Father Christmas was out and about in the run-up to Christmas 2016 assisted by the Lions.
This was an opportunity to delight young children and raise money for charitable works.
We had booked to be at Tesco Rainham on 13th and 14th December but unfortunately Tesco cancelled these and because
the cancellation was so late we were unable to make alternative arrangements such as extra street collections.
However, we still managed to raise a magnificent £4,084.
So, a big thank you to all the residents of Havering who gave so generously!

Annual Christmas Dinner for Local Senior Citizens at Romford YMCA

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Annual Christmas Party for First Step Children

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Train Rides

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We operate chidrens' train rides at various events during each Summer.

The Catherine Lima Quartet: Saturday 23rd April 2016

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A cabaret evening of jazz, American songbook and show songs by Catherine Lima and her Quartet.

Melvin Jones Fellowship

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Lion Arthur Cottis, President Lion Stuart Mackaness and Lion Peter Coe

Unbeknown to both recipients, members of the Lions Club of Romford voted overwhelmingly in favour of awarding the Melvin Jones Fellowship in recognition of their many years of active service, which they still enjoy, to Peter Coe and Arthur Cottis. Peter, aged 90, has been a Lion for 43 years. and Arthur aged 87, has been a Lion for 47 years. They have both served as President, each on more than one occasion and as chairman of various Club committees. Both have been loyal members of the Lions Club of Romford for all of their service. They have each, in their own right, achieved so much, either actively leading or enthusiastically taking part in many fund raising events and assisting in its distribution to those in need within the local community. Just over 25yrs ago Peter was actively involved in the inception of First Step, a support organisation for preschool children with special needs. Romford Lions Club twinned with Beidenkopf 42 years ago and Arthur has been the lead member ever since then. It was a proud moment on 25th February 2016 when President Lion Stuart presented them with their awards, which came as a complete surprise to them but one which is justified by their outstanding service to Lionism and the community they serve.

50th Anniversary Charter Ball in 2015

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Saturday 17th October.
The Lions Club of Romford celebrated 2015 being fifty years since it was formed (received its charter). The Charter Dinner and Dance this year was an extra special event held in the Goldings Suite at the De Rougemont Manor, Great Warley. The Ball was attended by the Mayor of Havering, Brian Eagling, and the MP for Romford, Andrew Rosindell. There was a DJ and a singer and a great time was had by all.

Female Member

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The first female member of the Lions Club of Romford, Pilar Reading, was inaugurated on 9th October 2014.

First Step Ten Pin Bowling Night

On 19th June 2014 the Lions Club of Romford team won the trophy at the First Step Ten Pin Bowling Event.

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Lions Club International Photography Competition

The following two pictures were taken by Romford Lion member Ron Porter.
"Birds on the River Orwell" won the regional prize in the wildlife section.
"A Quiet Place" won the multiple district prize in the environmental section.


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Some of the other things we do:

Miscellaneous Selection:

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 Pegasus Trust Children's Charity (late Lion member Brian Hornett 2nd from right)




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 Vitalise fishing week





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 Southwold




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 Barbecue




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 Boat trip




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 Brewery visit




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 Visit to Biedenkopf