At our September club meeting Lion President David Skinner presented a cheque for £1,000 to Annette Honeyball of the First Days Children’s Charity. First Days provide everyday essentials to local families in need by distributing clothes, toiletries, school uniforms equipment, furniture, toys and books. Three members of the club had visited First Days at their premises at Hurst and were extremely impressed with the work being done by this charity. Annette thanked the club and gave a short presentation about the charity’s work and how they would use the money that we donated.
Henley Lions recently sponsored two outings on the River Thames for the members of the Memory Cafe. Both cruises were on the Rivertime which is a boat which is especially designed for disabled passengers. The Memory Cafe is held at Christ Church in Henley and provides support fo those with dementia and other memory loss conditions. By all accounts those taking part on both of the excursions had a very enjoyable and relaxing experience. The Rivertime is run by the Rivertime Boat Trust charity and is another of the worthy causes supported by a number of Lions Clubs in our area.
Henley Lions presented our annual music award to Lauren Leach-Scrivens at Gillotts School at their final assembly. Lauren was nominated by her teachers who wrote; “For the last three years, Lauren has been dedicated to the choir, she has participated in almost every event and performance and has been a great asset to the group in this time. We did not have a Year 11 class this year but Lauren definitely ‘stepped up’ in the choir to be a positive and mature role model often helping Mrs David with sectional rehearsals. Lauren has been a pleasure to have had as part of the group and we will miss her.” The award was presented by Lion President David Skinner and Lion Chris Free. Our thanks go to Michaela Clarke of the Henley Herald for the photo.
Henley Lions inducted our newest member, Dave Adamson, at our July business meeting. Dave has been active in our local community for a number of years and brings a wealth of experience to the club. He was sponsored by our Immediate Past President, Wendy Franklin and welcomed by Lion President David Skinner.
On 1 July 2019 Henley Lion Wendy Franklin handed over the chain of office to incoming president David Skinner. Wendy has been our president for the past three years and David takes on the presidency for a second time. The club thanked Wendy for her leadership and dedication during her time in office and look forward to another very successful year with David at the helm.