Here is an invitation from Maggie (former Lion & a constant friend of Lions)


CLICK HERE  to watch a tantalizing trailer for the show! Seize the opportunity to spritz up your January, and to be entertained by a light-hearted evening of fun and frivolity.

As it is our first online production, and in the spirit of a better and safer 2021, we are offering you this performance for only £5 per connection, so one




Our next Lions business meeting will be on 9th February via Zoom.


We will have a speaker Sandra Manktelow who is the Brain Tumour Research Officer in Lions District 105SC.

Here is the link


Meeting ID: 852 4690 2288

Passcode: Lions105

connection will include all the people in your home bubble. For us to purchase a quality package from Zoom we have limited the connections to 50 per night, so please book now to ensure you don’t miss out. 

Once you have registered, you will receive a follow-up message closer to the performance with details of how to connect on the night and enjoy the most fun lockdown can offer!

“The Tyttesfield Manor Murders” will be staged online at 8 pm via Zoom on

Thurs, Fri, Sat January 21, 22, and 23 and Thurs, Fri, Sat January 28, 29, and 30.

Tickets for the show are a modestly priced £5







As we cannot invite you to our usual Charter lunch in February we thought we would get together with a Charter Quiz, and ask you to donate £5 per link for our charitable funds. A lot cheaper than a charter lunch, and you do not have to drive so you can enjoy a drink with the quiz.

There will not be any Charter themed items, so it will be fair for all. No prizes, only the kudos of winning.


The quiz will be from 8 pm on Saturday 27 February, so if you let me have your “bookings” I’ll send the link in due course. Please also let us have a team name.

The bank account details to send you donation to (please confirm this has been done with your booking):


Nat West  Account no: 13667769  
Sort Code: 60-04-53
in the name of Burnham Lions Club (CIO)


Get together with your family to take part, no set team sizes (limited automatically to your household size!) - challenge other families/club members, and come all for a fun evening.


Best regards,



Steve Spencer,

Secretary, Burnham Lions Club

Convention Notes District 105SC - From Brenda

Held Online

DG Steve Petty welcomed us all to the 2nd on-line Convention for District 105SC.

There are 57 clubs in the District; of which 46 clubs registered 184 delegates. Throughout the Convention, there were between 150 – 165 separate logins: in some cases 2 people for each login.  There were also delegates attending from clubs in Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Ireland and our International guest speaker Past International Governor Sandro Castellano in Italy.

DG elections:
Convention voted for Brian Donovan from Abingdon Lions as next DG, and Dave Ebsworth from Reading Lions 1st Vice DG; no prior nominations received for 2nd DG, so applicants invited from the floor; none received, so will be sought after convention.

Annual subs for District:

The £9 per Lion per capita levy will remain the same for 2021-2022.  For 2020-2021, as expenditure and fund raising are considerably reduced due to Covid, a refund of £4.50 per Lion will be sent to clubs by end April latest.

To encourage clubs to enrol more members, the New Member initial joining fee will be refunded to clubs for the first 150 new members signed up in the 15 months from 21.03.2021 – 30.06.20212.  This is not subs, but the initial joining fee.

Club Activities:
Various clubs and individuals made presentations about what they have been achieving during last 12 months.

  • Fleet Lions set up a Zone IT Project with other local Lions clubs, and various sponsors.  To recondition (at a cost £15 per machine) and issue laptops to needy families.  Up to Jan 2021, 1000 had been issued, of which 80% were to schools.  This has led to forging very strong links with 50+ schools in the zone.

  • Hayling Island Lions have been busy supporting local people and organisations throughout the year.  Ron Harman.

  • Reading Lions adapted their Santa Sleigh to collect food for food banks a few times each month using similar routes.  They have given certificates to many food heroes.

  • Yorky Tuke introduced a presentation by an impressive young man, Kenan Bryan, who is this year’s Young Ambassador nominated by Jersey Lions.

  • Jarvis McDonald gave a presentation on how Lions can work successfully together with Young Farmers groups locally.  He will approach them and match YF groups with their local Lions Clubs to enable contact and progress.

  • David Skinner gave an enthusiastic presentation about the Youth project ROAR21. 

  • Chris Hibbert enthused about the Food waste & gleaning project they have set up and run. Related to the Lions core objectives: Hunger and environment.

  • Kate Scott from Swanwick Lions told us about the children’s art competition they ran on the theme ‘Lockdown Life’. Among many other activities.

  • There was a film about LCIF Campaign 100.  We are hoping to add this film to our website.

  • Past International Governor Sandro Castellano gave an interesting presentation about LCIF Day on 12-13 June 2021. He urged all clubs in Europe to raise funds for this, perhaps 10 Euro per member? He presented a certificate of Appreciation to DG Steve Petty, who reciprocated.

  • There was a film presentation about DG’s chosen charity this year ‘Hope for Tomorrow’ which supports mobile availability of chemotherapy for remote areas. Maidenhead Lions have already donated £200 this month.

  • Fran Storey gave a presentation about the 5-year Brain Tumour Research project. Maidenhead Lions have already donated £500 this month.

  • Ian Grange from Wokingham Lions told us about the ‘Great Woky’ quiz they have been successfully running online, raising many £1000’s.  He recommends use of Face Book for this.  They ask participants for a donation to take part.

  • Jo Walters from Petersfield Lions told us about their 10 performing Lions to raise funds doing all sorts of activities.

Brian Donovan & Dave Ebsworth
made thankyou speeches for voting them in as DG & 1st VDG respectively.


Patrick Hamblin thanked the Convention Committee for all their hard work and contributions to making the day a success. Particular thanks to Tom Sayer and the IT group for handling all the voting etc. He mentioned that next years District Convention will from 11-13 March 2022 held in Swindon.

Dave Ebsworth mentioned that the District Handover will be combined with the Incoming Officers Training Day at the Hilton in Swindon on Saturday 10th July 2021.

Richard Keeley presented his PR & Marketing Team who are available to advise clubs.  Consisting of Peter Tabb, Dave Rose, Barrie Haynes & Jim Storey.

Multiple District 105 Convention will be on 1st May 2021. 

Book by 31st March on

The International Convention will be help 25-29 June. 


Since it is on-line, it’s a good opportunity for all Lions to experience an International event without travelling, at a cost of 50 Euros.