A Convention To Remember

Part 3 – Banquet and Ball

The finale of the Convention weekend was the Banquet and Ball in The Milton Rooms on the Saturday evening. Over 180 people sat down to a three course meal followed by four short speeches, finishing with dancing to the music of Kirkby Soul. The event was organised by a team of Malton Lions headed by Lion Deborah Burton (below left) whose attention to detail made for an excellent evening.

Every effort was made to seat guests with people they knew and the Ryedale Lions table was a typical example.

Below Ryedale Lion Geoff Otterburn in conversation with Middlesbrough Teeside Lion Giles Bolitho.

Kirkby Soul played two sessions and immediately got the dancers to the floor where many of them remained until the last encore after midnight.

Amongst the first up and dancing was our International Guest Lion Bud Wahl and his wife Lion Jama who had travelled from Illinois to Malton for the weekend.

Assured that the evening had been a huge success, Lion Deborah was also able to get into the swing of things.

Amongst the last standing on the dance floor was Malton Lion Peter Smurthwaite and wife Daphne. They had played a sterling part in organising the whole weekend having been in charge of bookings and registrations.

…and amongst the very last to leave the dance floor were Lion Nick Simpson who organised Host Night on the Friday evening and Anne Harrison who had helped out with copying the programme and menus as well as serving drinks on both the Friday and Saturday evenings.

Lion Mike Rogers from Consett wrote:

“Your hospitality, care and attention to detail were greatly appreciated. It was the most enjoyable Convention for many years. Well done everyone”

Praise indeed for all the members of Malton, Norton and District Lions Club from someone who has attended almost every Convention over the last 10+ years!

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Club Who’s Who 2018 – 2019

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It’s What Lions Do

At our July 2018 meeting we
- made a donation towards the cost of a defibrillator for a local village
- contributed towards the cost of four Norton based kick boxers attending the World Championships overseas
- agreed in August and September to take two local families for a week each to stay at the Filey Lions Chalet to enjoy a break they would otherwise not get
- helped a mature Open University student obtain a passport to continue their studies
- provided transport for a local family to get to and from Kirkbymoorside to attend a children’s centre
- sourced furniture and white goods to furnish a house for a single parent family experiencing financial difficulties
- provided financial support to help with roof repair costs for a local playgroup
- helped two local brownies attend their brownie camp
- arranged to supply and install an electric cooker to a single parent family whose gas cooker had been condemned
- supplied vouchers to help a local family buy food pending receipt of universal credit payments
- made a significant donation to Yorkshire Air Ambulance from the proceeds of the Summer Lunch topped up from club funds
- assisted Ryedale Special Families to raise over £30,000 from their Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge by assisting with marshalling the event
- agreed to assist with the Festival of Racing in September

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 across the British Isles

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
British Isles website