Droitwich Spa Lions Club

First published in Club & Society

AFTER welcoming zone president Terry White, club president Phil Wallis said that April has been a busy month for the Droitwich club and that May and June look even busier.

He opened the meeting at the Old Cock with his presidential report and thanked fellow Lions for the success of the Easter egg draw at local establishments in raising over £2,000. Presentations to Acorns and other nominated organisations are to be arranged. Phil also said that theMaybook sale held in the old Carpet Shop and St Andrews Church took over £600 and that June’s sale will be at the same venues.

The big community event in April was the blossom run when the Lions took a party of 40 mainly senior citizens from various sheltered accommodation in Droitwich on a coach tour of the blossom trail to the usual centre in Bidford-on- Avonwhere they were served a lovely afternoon tea and entertained with music and singing before completing the tour of the blossom trail on a leisurely drive home. The weather was kind, but unfortunately not a lot of blossom. It was proposed that an autumn event for our senior citizens would be a good idea, probably in the form of a harvest supper with entertainment.

The club had been asked to assist with the marshalling of the Olympic torch run through Droitwich on May 24, support the Snoezelen sponsored 200 mile walk at Worcester Racecourse on May 26 and the Kingsfield Fete on May 31.

The club will be running stalls at the Spa Housing Community Games, Steynors Avenue, on June 7, the Friar Street fete on June 9, Hanbury fete on June 16 and assisting with the music festival at Dodderhill Schoolon July 7. The club also voted to sponsor the Lido Park Band Concert on August 12. Recent social events have included a trip to the Norbury Theatre andthe club’s charter dinner at Droitwich Golf Club and the next event will be the presidential handover which, as Phil Wallis is to continue as president, will take the form of a less formal quiz and ploughman’s evening on June 23.

Further events pencilled in for the forthcoming months include a trip to the National Memorial Arboretum, a pudding club evening and a treasure hunt/pub lunch.

Terry White reported briefly on zone activities and complimented the club on their level of activity and support to the local community.

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