Witney Lions Club was established in 1969 and is a part of the largest completely voluntary Service Organisation in the world, Lions Clubs International. There are 45,000 clubs in 192 countries with 1.4million members, of which 944 clubs and 20,000 members are in the U.K. and Ireland.
Each club is independent as to how it is run and how funds are raised and distributed to whatever needy cause or person they feel they should support. The vast majority of the funds Witney Lions raise are from events such as the Carnival and our Christmas street collections. These are distributed within the local community and surrounding areas. Witney Lions currently has 26 members and would like more. There are no restrictions to becoming a member. All that is required is a commitment to be prepared to help those less fortunate than ourselves. We also have a very active Social Events Calendar.
“To encourage service-minded men and women to serve their community without personal financial reward.” – John Pole, club president
Alongside the important Welfare and Fundraising functions of the Club, a good number of social events are organised with the intention of developing fellowship and good relations between members.
As no Lion has to attend any event, it is up to the Social Secretary to offer as varied and interesting a programme as possible.
If you would like to find out more about Witney Lions Club please contact:
Rod Attewell – Publicity & Recruiting Officer
Tel: 07527 559020
Or visit www.witneylions.org.uk