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!

It’s What Lions Do

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Club Who’s Who 2018 – 2019

President: Lion Steve Sidaway
1st Vice President: Lion Jack Wilford
2nd Vice President: Lion Di Keale
Secretary: Lion Richard Lukey
Treasurer: Lion Russ Grimshaw
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It’s What Lions Do

At our November 2018 meeting we
- welcomed a new member – Kit Bull
- raised almost £500 working with Ryedale Lions to support the NSPCC Christmas Fair at Duncombe Park
- were thanked by Ryedale MENCAP for financially supporting their Zumba classes
- made a donation to support the Norton Senior Citizen’s Party
- sponsored a local nurse undertaking an elective placement overseas
- gave financial and logistical support to the Ryedale Free Fridge project
- agreed to buy 40 tickets to the pantomime and take local housebound people to see it

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