Lion Ron Clarke and his wife Doris thank all Lions, partners, guests
and friends for the support at the 33rd Annual Convention weekend of
Saturday 8th March 2008 with special thanks to Lion President Alan
Davies, and all members of the host club, Glantawe Lions Club.
weekend headed up by the 2008 Convention Officer Lion Laurence
Director Lion Roger Richert presents an Appreciation Certificate to
Lion Byron Hughes with District Governor Lion Ron looking on.
The 33rd Annual
Convention weekend of Lions District 105w hosted by Glantawe Lions
Club started on Friday 7th March at the Manor Park Country Hotel,
Swansea. The host night revelers dressed up for a 'Way out West'
themed evening with cowboys and salon girls in abundance, for a
'Wild-W-Time' in the company of International guest Lion Roger and his
wife Lion Rosemary who travelled from Washington to be with the Lions
of District 105w throughout the weekend.
Night Out West with left to right, Doris, DG Ron, Heather, PID Roger,
Rosemary and Laurence
Lion Brigitte from MDHQ brought a
sparkle to the W salon out west
to Convention business session on Saturday 8th March, the Morriston
RFC choir with conductor Glyn Williams, gave the assembling convention
goers a superb performance before Sergeant-at-Arms
Lion Byron introduced Convention Chairman, District Governor Lion Ron
Clarke and Past International Director Lion Roger Richert. A message
of apology was received Saturday morning from Councillor Susan Waller,
Lord Mayor, City and County of Swansea due to the severe illness of
her consort that morning.
of best wishes were received from the office of Her Majesty the Queen,
from Chairman of Council, Lion Jeff Byers and many cards from Lion
friends. The number of delegates attending was 48 and Clubs attending
29. The flag ceremony was conducted by Pontardawe Air Cadets under
command of Flying Officer, Steve Todd.
worked through the Business Session of Nominations and Resolutions.
Vice District Governor Lion Surinder Malhotra was elected District
Governor 2008-2009 and Convention 2009 will be hosted by Zone J Clubs
District Peace Poster winner, Yahna sponsored by Maesteg Lions Club
was introduced to Convention by Peace Poster Officer Lion Frieda Cox.
The Young Ambassadors Competition was enthusiastically organised by
Lion Tony Buchan and PID Lion Roger presented the District Young
Ambassadors Award to Adam, sponsored by the Lions Club of Ammanford.
Adam addressed Convention with his personal story.
The Peace Poster Award presentation to
Yahna by PID Lion Roger and Lion Frieda
Ambassador Award presentation to Adam by PID Lion Roger and
Lion Tony with support from Katie, last years winner.
DG Ron presented his
friendship bannerto VDG Jean-Marc
Lion Jean-Marc Mathieu, representing District Governor of our
twin District 103Nie, accompanied by Lion Reginald Atwell
103Nie brought greetings from the Lions of Normandy.
Julie presenting a cheque to
PDG Lion Brian
daughter of the late Lion Bob and Joy Cook made three cheque
presentations from the Bob Cook Memorial Trust.
addition to the International Presidents Certificates, the DG
presented personal Certificates of Appreciation to several Lions as
well as awarding medals to deserving Lion members.
received a Tacade presentation from Lion Margaret Riley 105C;
Campaign Sightfirst II presentation by Lion Surinder Malhotra:
a Personal Energy Transportation (PET) presentation of basic
mobility possibilities for handicapped people in African
countries by Lion David McKirdy and a Leadership presentation
by Lion Bill O'Neill.
Same background - different speakers
DGE Surinder and PDG Bill address
International guest PID Roger Richert gave a rousing keynote address
of work within Lions Clubs International, the present and our future
as the world's largest Service Club organisation. DG Ron seen
presenting a gift from the District to Roger and Rosemary.
Convention business over, it was now time to party with one hundred
and seventy Lions and guests sitting down to the Banquet and
Ball with music by Noel West. Guests from District Governor Lion Ron's
previous District at EA took wine as a trial run for their own
Convention the following weekend.
Roger Richert conducted a one hour session on Sunday morning for those
that welcomed news from LCI in the States.
great weekend of fun, friendship and fellowship ................
Governor Elect, Lion Surinder Malhotra and his wife Lion Indu
have great pleasure in inviting all Lions, partners and guests
from within our family of Club Lions of 105w to the 34th Annual
Convention at the Holiday Inn, Filton Road, Hambrook, Bristol on Saturday 14th