It has been a busy week for the club, and my thanks go first of all to our departing President Lion Henry, seen above, handing over his
chain of office to me at the club's AGM. Buxton and District Lions Club supports many activities and projects to raise funds to assist individuals and organisations within the Buxton and
District community. "The Buxton Carnival Duck Race" sees us all out in force at Morrisons supermarket
selling tickets from Monday July 8th to Frday July 12th, we look forwad to your support for this fun event. Again we welcome you all to the Duck Race held on the River Wye at the Pavilion
Gardens on Carnival Day on Saturday July 13th at approximately 4pm. Many thanks again for joining in to this community activitiy.
The Buxton Lions remember Anne Gould this
week and all the good times that they spent together with her husband, former Lion Ken and their family. Happy adventures twinning with the Chateaubriant Lions, running Father Christmas in the
Buxton shopping precinct, organising the Duck Race at Carnival time and many other community events. Our thoughts and condolences go to Ken, Christine, Robert and other members of the family at
this difficult time.
Last year was the LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL British Isles Centennial Celebration, an event which was promoted at Buckingham Palace on 28th Feb.
2018. It was hosted by Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex the Patron of the Lions Clubs of the British Isles. We were very proud that one of our members, Lion Tony Huxford our
man in the river on Carnival Day, was invited to attend to represent our club. This year we are now part of the newly formed North Western Region of Lions Clubs in the
Buxton & District Lions have raised thousands of pounds for local charities as well as performing many hours of community service.
Meetings are held twice a month, details in the club progamme page shown above. The 2nd Thursday of each month is a business meeting where we update each other on what we have been doing and
the 4th Friday is where we all sit down with our partners to enjoy a pleasant meal at the Cavendish Golf Club. As a member, you pay a subscription of just £5 a month to cover the administration
costs, so that everything raised from our activities goes back into the local community. So why not contact us or come and help us with some of our future events, we always need
I've been married to Gill for many years and our involvement with the Lions has given us many happy memories and helped us make good
friends from our work in the local community. So if you are interested just send me an email and I will be pleased to take you to one of our meetings or invite you to get involved with one of
our events, so that you can see and experience what the Lions do in Buxton.
I am looking forward to hearing from you and meeting you soon.
Graeme Kitchen - Lion President 2019-20