- Who are the Lions?
- What is the aim of Lions?
- What do the Chipping Sodbury Lions Do?
- New Members Required
- What would you get out of joining?
Chipping Sodbury Lions Club is part of Lions Clubs International, the largest service clubs organisation in the world. There are over 1.4 million Lion members in the world and around 1000 in our district.
The first club in the UK was formed in 1950 and the organisation has rapidly expanded to more than 800 clubs in Great Britain today.
Chipping Sodbury Lions Club was formed in 1971 and presently comprises 18 men & women, all of whom are volunteers.
Members come from all walks of life and across a large age range – there is no maximum age, and members can join at age 18.
The principal aim of Lions Clubs is to provide help and funds to those in need, whilst enjoying the satisfaction, fellowship and fun that can be derived from taking part.
Lions Clubs are dedicated to improving the quality of life for those less fortunate people in our community.
Chipping Sodbury Lions Club provides direct service to our community by events such as the Chipping Sodbury Street Fair & Carnival, Christmas Santa Claus float, Golf Day, Carol Concert and its main activity is in raising funds for Charitable Purposes.
Members of Chipping Sodbury Lions Club are all actively involved in the raising of funds during the year.
Current events have included Carnival & Street fair, Easter Eggs, Christmas Float, Victorian Day and numerous other events.
Previous events have included Crockery Smashing, Duck Races, Bedding Plant Sales, Race Nights and the many more.
Members also participate in the various direct service activities and enjoy a social calendar which includes dinners and other social occasions where the principal aim is to enjoy ourselves.
It is inevitable that in any organisation members move on through work commitments or many other reasons and they need to be replaced.
New ideas and personalities are the life blood of any forward thinking organisation and new members bring with them not only original ideas but fresh thought and outlook on established events.
If you can sell raffle tickets or dance tickets then so much the better, if you can organise and plan events, excellent, but even if you cannot we would still like your input.
Events do not run themselves and we need all the manpower possible to ensure the continued success of the Chipping Sodbury Lions Club.
It is a cliché, but you will get out of it what you put in! Lions has been described as a constructive form of relaxation.
Working together on fund raising and community welfare events is enormous fun. The satisfaction of seeing an event through from planning and organisation to successful conclusion can be tremendous.
Receiving the thanks of the recipients of your help, whether financial or practical, lifts your spirit.
On top of all that, there is the friendship and fellowship of members of the Chipping Sodbury Lions Club, of Lions throughout South West England & Wales, throughout Great Britain and throughout the world!
If you are interested in finding out more about the Chipping Sodbury Lions Club, use our links to the Find Out More page to contact us for more information.