In the true tradition of Burns?

Lions members and their guests enjoyed a traditional Burns Supper at Cedar Barn just outside Pickering on 24th January 2014. Even down to the genuine Scots Bagpiper Mark from the Highlands (okay – he now lives in Selby!) who piped in the haggis.

Another genuine Scotsman (at least by birth) Lion Bill Thompson addressed the haggis in the true Burns tradition prior to it being plated up and delivered to the hungry rabble.

For those with an appetite for haggis, neeps and tatties there were seconds and even thirds if required thanks to Mandy and the staff at Cedar Barn.

The McHarrison clan and another branch of the Thompson clan were in attendance and Nick McSimpson in his toast to the lassies reeled off his own Scottish heritage. This ranges from representation at all the major Scottish battles to some connection with a bus shelter in Glasgow! Under pressure however Lion Nick – who with help from Lion Deborah had organised the event – admitted his mother’s only recollection of a Scottish connection was a liking for Dr Finlay’s Casebook and things that might or might not have happened during one particular programme!

Lion Deborah replied for the lassies giving a heart-felt critique of a Burns poem about the benefits for women of having a man around the house (or not!). Her challenge to all the men wearing kilts to show what they’re made of was risen to by Lions Bill and Nick.

….but clearly did not impress our Treasurer Lion Mike Wingrove and partner Nicky!!!


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Club Who’s Who 2018 – 2019

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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
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Host Night
Business Session
Banquet and Ball
Convention Edition of Spotlight
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