The 105SW District covers Cornwall, Devon and part of Somerset.
The District Governor for 105SW 2013 – 2014 is Lion Marianne Warren.
District 10SSW Somerset Flood Relief Appeal
Our District Governor Lion Marianne Warren is delighted to advise all members that the Multiple District (MD) has granted a £10,000 flood relief grant to the District for use in the Somerset Levels.
This application was considered and agreed to within 12 hours which shows that Lions can act swiftly!
The flood waters are still rising and our assistance will predominantly kick in when the waters begin to recede and we can help in the aftermath.
The MD grant has been given on the basis that we meet certain criteria and to enable us to meet them we will he working closely with the Somerset Community Foundation (SCF). We will have access to their robust application process based on financial needs and circumstances and which targets precisely those people that Lions would wish to help.
The funds will be used for cleaning up and emergency repairs, clothing, drying and heating equipment, including additlonal heating costs, kitchen equipment, child care equipment, sterilizing equipment, specialist medical equipment, beds and bedding and temporary accommodation costs. This list is not exhaustive but gives a clear indication of the priorities.
The priority households that we will be helping are those with adults over 70 years of age, children under 5, people with physical or learning difficulties or mental health issues, people in receipt of job seekers allowance, pension credits or disabtlity benefits and low income.
To further increase our ability to help those families affected by flooding DG Marianne has agreed to launch a District Appeal for further funds. A number of dubs have already asked what help can be given, including the offer of six de-humidifiers from Seaton and District.
Those clubs wishing to donate to the Flood Appeal are asked to either send a cheque made payable to LCI District 105SW to the District Treasurer or alternatively make a transfer to the district account and send an e-mail to Lion Graham confirming the amount. His E-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any residue of funds from the grant or club donations will be returned to the Multiple District Disaster Fund once the need has passed.
The Flood Relief Committee is DG Marianne Warren, District Treasurer Graham Marshall, District LCIF Officer Brenda Wood, District Alert/Emergency Officer Peter Hill and David Atkins. The latter two lions are members of the two nearest clubs to the area affected – Bridgwater and Glastonbury & Street.
For further information please contact Lion David Atkins H 01458 443055, M 077885 900682, E-mail :- email@example.com
MD Disaster Fund Appeal Latest News
including Application for Grant from District 105sw from the MD105 Disaster Fund :- MD Disaster Fund Appeal.
The District 105sw 2014 Convention book is now available on-line.
Fellow Lions of the South West.
You will all by now have heard of the terrible disaster that has befallen the Philippines in the last 7 days.
Thousands have died, and hundreds of thousands have lost their families, their homes, in fact everything they hold dear.
Our International President Barry Palmer has communicated that he believes that the best way we can help in the short term, is by providing clean water to as many as possible.
And so I ask of you…. Please will you contribute to the South West Philippines
appeal, aiming for a pallet of 56 Lifesaver Gerry Cans at a unit price of £190 (the pallet costing £10,640)
They will be badged with a logo and “A gift from the Lions Clubs of British isles and Ireland”
This may eventually become an MD Appeal but for the moment Please! Send monies raised to District Treasurer, cheques payable to LCI District 105SW, and endorsed on the back with “Philippines Lifesavers”
Lion Marianne Warren
Your District Governor
Total raised within the District for the Philippines Lifesaver appeal.
Clubs have contributed a further £727.75 this week to the Philippines Lifesaver appeal
bringing the total to date to £19,989.75.
Lions Clubs International Foundation Philippines Appeal: £7,056.50.
I want to keep you updated regarding Lions relief efforts in storm-ravaged areas of the Philippines.
We immediately sent US$30,000 to provide relief early Friday morning.
This was prior to initial reports of the total devastation unfolding hour by hour. By Friday afternoon, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) provided a Major Catastrophe Grant of US$100,000.
But that’s not all. As the storm struck, it happened that the OSEAL Forum was underway in Singapore. The Lions from OSEAL within hours donated an additional US$370,000 designated funds for Philippines relief efforts, bringing the total funds to US$500,000. As I said, reports are still coming in.
Officials now estimate that 9.5 million are affected, half million are homeless, and the death toll is rapidly rising. Entire towns along the coast have been decimated.
There are more than 12,600 Lions in the Philippines in 380 clubs, with four clubs in Cebu, and one club in the disaster epicenter of Tacloban. Lions on the ground were already busy serving people affected by last month’s major earthquake in nearby Bohol.
We now need to help Lions give relief-aid to those affected in the weeks ahead by this tragedy. The magnitude of this storm is hard to imagine. Some weather officials are calling it the worst storm to make landfall in recorded history. To put it in perspective for some of you, the strength of Typhoon Haiyan was 3.5 times greater than Hurricane Katrina.
You can support your fellow Lions by making a donation to the Foundation’s disaster relief fund.
These donations are Melvin Jones Fellowship eligible and help support Lions whenever a need arises due to natural disasters. Now is the time. They need our help. I will keep you updated in the days ahead. As always, I want to thank you for your generosity.
Wayne A. Madden Chairperson,
Lions Clubs International Foundation
2013–2014 President’s Theme: Follow Your Dream.
Join International President Barry Palmer and Lions everywhere in fulfilling the dream of stronger clubs, stronger communities and stronger Lions.
“More now than ever there are people in need, and those people need Lions. There is no time like the present to set your sights on a dream and inspire Lions of your district to achieve a new high standard, to set a new benchmark.”
The Lions are one of the largest service organisations in the World.
As members of Lions Clubs we volunteer our time and skills to serve not just the communities we live in but by joining together in our districts.
we serve nationally through our Multi District 105 and Internationally through the Lions Club International Foundation.
Becoming a Lion.
If you are interested in in joining Lions International and would like to find out more about Lions Clubs in the South West, a list of member clubs throughout the south west can be found by following the Lions Clubs link on the top menu bar. This link will tell you where your nearest Lions Club is and how to contact them.
Or you can Email :– firstname.lastname@example.org
New Events Calendar for the District 105SW web site.
One event for every 105SW Lions Clubs has been added to demonstrate how the calendar will look. The Events start from 1st March 2013.
You will be able to post any event as long as it is Lions related e.g.
Monthly meetings on the date and listing the time and venue.
Fund raising events
Zone Business Meetings
If it involves your Lions Club, put it on the Calendar and tell all the other Clubs in 105SW when, where and what it is your Club is doing.
How to use the Events Calendar.