Mersea Island Lions Club 40th Anniversary

On Saturday 10th March 2018 Mersea Island Lions held their 40th Anniversary at The Granary, Waldegraves Holiday Park. It was a packed evening with Lions from all over East Anglia, Smile’s, distinguished guests and friends of Mersea Island Lions.
Chris and his team did us proud with really good food and service to be proud of.

During the evening we were privileged to be entertained by Scarlett Garwood who sang beautifully to us.

Lion Bridget Smith and Lion Christine Chamberlain were presented by the District Governor Lion Derek Prior the highest award that a Lion can receive for dedication and service to humanity, the Melvin Jones Fellowship.

(L-R) Lion Tony Briault – Witham Lions, Region Chairperson Lion Sandie Briault, Lion David Morton – Mersea Lions, Mersea Lions Club President – Lion Margaret Kimberley, Past District Governor District D Lion Fred Massey from Fleet Hampshire, District Governor District EA Lion Derek Prior, Mayor of West Mersea Carl Powing. On the table is our Charter Plaque 1978 containing the names of all the original charter members when the club was formed.

Past President Lion Christine Chamberlain being presented with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for Community Service by District Governor District EA Lion Derek Prior.

(Standing) District Governor District EA Lion Derek Prior, Lion Roy Chamberlain – Secretary and Lion Colin Kimble – Vice President of Mersea Lions Club pictured with Lion Bridget Smith who was also presented with the Mervin Jones Fellowship Award for Community Service.

Scarlett Garwood

Photos by Keith Bird
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