A warm welcome from the Lions

We are proud to have served Malton, Norton and District since 1963. Lions meet the needs of local communities around the world. Our 1.4 million members in 46,000 clubs who perform community service in over 200 countries and geographic areas are different in many ways, but share a core belief

New Club President for 2016/17 Lion Ian here with wife Dr. Louise Dewhurst

New Club President for 2016/17 Lion Ian here with wife Dr. Louise Dewhurst

The 54th President of Malton, Norton and District Lions Club is Ian Dewhurst who comes to the role for a second time having been President in 2008/9. A Lancastrian (for which we will forgive him!) Ian and wife Louise moved to the Malton area in 1994. He works in Mammalian Toxicology at the Chemicals Regulation Directorate of the HSE in York performing safety assessments for chemicals, and is a regular traveller into Europe and beyond.

IanIan and his wife Louise are avid pub quiz participants and have formed for many years one half of the Malton Lions all conquering quiz team when Lions Clubs in North Yorkshire compete for the Zone Quiz Cup – which we have won for many of the last ten years! Ian has been a member of Lions for 13 years during which time he has been Club Secretary and worked on many of the fund raising projects for which we are well known in the area.

Lion Ian has a full programme of activities planned for the year ahead to help us raise funds for good causes close to home and further afield. If you would like to join us you are most welcome – just ask any Lion. WE SERVE.

People become Lions for many and varied reasons. For some it is the wish to put something back in to their community, for others it’s the desire to make a difference. Whatever your motivation for wanting to join Lions we would love to hear from you. There is no minimum time commitment required from members, but we all try our best to work our commitment to Lions around the demands of our family and work lives.

The events we run are many and varied. Our key fund raisers are the annual golf event at Sandburn and our Santa’s Sleigh which tours Malton, Norton and the surrounding villages during December. In addition our summer lunch has traditionally raised money for a nominated charity – for the last two years this has been the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Santa and his many elves

Santa and his many elves

We deliver Fish and Chips at a subsidised price to people with serious mobility issues between October and April each year. We take Ryedale Special Families on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in October, travelling to Whitby and providing picnic boxes, ice cream and entertainment in our private carriage during the journey. We take up to 200 senior citizens by coach each year to The Milton Rooms where we feed them and entertain them with bingo and music hall style entertainment. And we consider individual requests for assistance based on their merits – our resources are limited so we can only support some of those who are referred to us.

But it isn’t always about giving. When Malton and Norton was hit by severe floods in 2000 we received donations from Lions Clubs around the UK and from Lions Internationally – the money going in to the appeal fund managed by the two towns to benefit those worst affected.

We meet at The Yard, 11 Market Place, Malton, YO17 7LP on the 4th Thursday of every month except June and December. The Yard is a popular traditional pub in Malton with modern twists, that serves a good choice of home-made British dishes.

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Every day, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) works to fulfill our mission: “To support the efforts of Lions clubs and partners in serving communities locally and globally, giving hope and impacting lives through humanitarian service projects and grants.”

Since our founding in 1968 we have strived to sustain Lions’ humanitarian service goals throughout the world, awarding over 12,000 grants totaling more than US$900 million, in the four key areas of sight, youth, disaster relief and other humanitarian efforts.

We give sight. LCIF is providing vision for those in need all over the world by combating eye diseases, creating infrastructure to improve eye care delivery, increasing the number of trained eye care professionals and making vision care more equitable and sustainable.

We support youth. All young people deserve to have an education, feel cared for and experience healthy development so they can have the chance to achieve their dreams. Through our positive youth development program, Lions Quest, LCIF is helping children learn to work together, make positive decisions and serve their communities. The Foundation also supports youth through constructing schools, youth centers and vocational training centers.

We provide disaster relief. Lions are often some of the first to arrive at a disaster to provide relief, and Foundation support is right there with them. We help devastated communities survive after disasters and bring hope by assisting in long-term efforts of rebuilding of homes and lives.

We address humanitarian needs. From working to combat global health issues such as measles and diabetes to empowering those with disabilities to lead more independent and fulfilling lives, LCIF is dedicated to a range of humanitarian service projects. The Foundation continues to develop and expand programs that meet emerging needs worldwide.

Club Who’s Who 2016-2017

President: Lion Ian Dewhurst
Secretary: Lion Richard Lukey
Treasurer: Lion Mike Wingrove
Registered Charity No. 260406

If you would like to make a donation to help us to support those in need locally and further afield, you can do so through Virgin Money Giving. Thank you.

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Recent Donations & Activities

In June & July 2016
- We welcomed another new member, Russ Grimshaw. We hope you enjoy your time in Lions Russ!
- Welcomed Andy Shiu from Hong Kong who is going to the Lions Youth Camp in Dumfries in August and staying with Lions Brian Abbott and Mark Harrison beforehand
- We said goodbye to long standing member Jim Everett, but hope to see him and Suzanne at some of the events we run in the future
- We made a contribution towards the cost of a defibrillator to be placed in the centre of Leavening for public use
- We discussed ways of increasing awareness of prostate cancer
- We agreed to contribute towards the cost of a school trip from Welburn Hall
- We bought bunk beds for a family struggling because of a terminal illness in the family
- We beat Filey Lions at Quoits to retain the Zone Cup!
- Had an enjoyable Handover Dinner at The Old Lodge Hotel when our new President Lion Ian Dewhurst took over from Lion Mark Harrison
- Manned the gates at the Malton Show and received a £450 donation for our charity account
- Enjoyed a wonderful Summer Lunch in East Lutton and raised £1,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance
- Some of us marshalled the Ryedale Special Families Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge which raised a significant sum of money for that charity
- Made a donation through the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) to three charities set up by Norwegian Lions in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon to ease the plight of Syrian refugees
- Discussed details of our “Meet The Lions” event when we entertain senior citizens from the towns and villages at The Milton Rooms. This year’s event takes place on 8th September – if you know anyone who would like to come along please tell any Lion

Visit Malton

District Convention Hosts

Malton, Norton & District Lions hosted the District Convention for the first time in our 50 year history in Nov 2013
Click on the links below to see what it was all about
Host Night
Business Session
Banquet and Ball
Convention Edition of Spotlight

Lions In the UK & Ireland

The Lions motto is “WE SERVE” and we are the largest and most committed voluntary service organisation in the world. We have 46,000 clubs and more than 1.4 million members. To see the bigger picture take a look at the NE England & Scotland website and the UK & Ireland website