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President's Blog - October 2020
Hello everyone, and welcome back to the website. Well it is 3 months since my last blog and things do not appear to be getting any better with the Covid situation. The shopping which we carried out for the vulnerable and housebound from March came to an end at the end of July, but we may need to look at re-introducing it at some point if the area reaches a higher risk bracket. Certainly there are a lot in our community who still will feel vulnerable and nervous about going out, although the delivery services offered by the supermarkets seems to have improved, and the age care agencies have stepped up too. We will wait and see.
We did manage to open up our holiday caravan to vulnerable families for 6 weeks during summer, which was much appreciated by those who used it, 2 lots being foster parents with children who had never had a holiday or been to the seaside, which makes it all worthwhile.
At the current time of writing , our bonfire and firework display in November and our over 85’s Christmas lunch in December, which had 107 attendees last year, have both been cancelled. As a one off this year, we are looking at delivering Christmas gift hampers to those on our over 85’s list, and currently negotiating prices. It is difficult though , when all of our fundraising events this year have gone by the wayside. The main thing for us though is to maintain a visual presence so that the community know we are still here and available to help where and when we can. With that in mind, we intend to run our Santa float around the usual areas to intentionally put a smile on peoples faces, not knocking, probably not collecting, but there may be an option for the public to donate on line if they wish to do so, and details of that will appear here and on our Facebook page, .
This week should have been our 56th Charter dinner, always a splendid occasion and an opportunity for us all and our guests to get into our finery and enjoy the fellowship and friendship of Lions. Unfortunately, like everything else, this had to be put on hold, and we look forward to next year being more successful.
As lion President then, my duties have been curtailed to presenting birthday and anniversary gifts, attending online meetings, and trying my best to keep in contact with all our members.
We look forward to a time when we can plan ahead with positivity and enthusiasm, and in the meantime we say to you keep safe and well, and if we are able to help in any way do not hesitate to contact us.
Regards to you all,
Lion President John Sellers.