Fellow Lions, Lionesses, Leos and Partners.
Last month was a funny old month, we were hit by the Beast of the East and then again by the Mini Beast, and living in Queensbury 1,000 foot above sea level we really tend to get the weather to its fullest extent. There can be a 5 degree difference in temperature between the M62 motorway and home.
And if that was not enough Carole and I caught a very nasty chest virus, which apparently takes a minimum of three weeks to clear, it really knocked me for six with chest pains through coughing and feeling lethargic but we try to soldier on.
Although we had our fair share of ups and downs, I still managed to get out and about in the district and beyond. Lion Carole and I attended the Charter Celebrations of Rothwell District Lions Club, who held their event in the Print Works in Leeds, with college students cooking and serving the meal and they did a great job.
The next Charter I attended with Lion Melvin at Featherstone District Lions Club was held at Featherstone Rovers Rugby ground, unfortunately Carole was laid up with the dreaded virus, but it was a great night with good company. Our next Charter was Boroughbridge 98 Lions Club, but by this time we were both laid up and we had the mini beast from the east, so we were unable to attend.
My thanks to DGE Lion Clive and Patsy for representing us. Our last Charter in March was Holderness Lions Club Charter held at the Village Hotel in Hull, although we are still not in good health, we enjoyed a lovely evening.
Also we managed to visit Rothwell District Lions, Holme Valley Lions Club, where I inducted two new members, Lion Win and Lion Sheryl. A special visit to Haltemprice Lions Club saw me induct four new members, welcome to Lion Elisabeth, Lion Norma, Lion Susan and Lion Judy. Then at our own Keighley Lions Meeting I inducted another new member Lion Allan. Our final visit of last month was to Thorne Rural Lions Club.
If all that travelling was not enough we travelled to the Palace of Westminster for the Lions Day with the United Nations. Again problems hit us as our train was cancelled and we had to complete the first part of the journey by Taxi, but we were soon in the company of PDG Alan and Penny Doble and Lions Chris and Christine Whiteley and we had an interesting time at the event.
Finally I attended a Strategic Development Meeting chaired by IPDG David McDowell, where the focus was on establishing the new District N, at the time of writing I am preparing to attend a meeting with our friends from District NE to organise an EGM in September for all Lions of both District C and NE to elect a District Governor, 1st Vice and 2nd Vice Governor’s for new District N and also to adopt a new District Constitution. I will give you a full report on this meeting next month.
Lion Carole and I wish you all a “Very Happy Easter”
Lion Michael Boldero
District Governor 105C