We are now approaching a quite busy time for the Club in that addition to our monthly Afternoon Tea Dances,held on the 2nd Monday of every month in the Gnosall Memorial Hall ,we also have a couple of our main Summer events on the horizon,namely the Annual Golf Day,Newport Carnival and the Newport Show. 

We commence with the annual Golf Day on 31st May at Aqualate Golf Club,commencing at 9-15 am with 10 or more trophies up for grabs ,including some fun ones ,the OSWALD and the Fish n a Chip spring to mind,and also trophies for the shall we say more accomplished golfer. This year we are raising money for amongst others our Prostate Cancer (PSA) Testing evening in October. The cost,a modest £19 to include Coffee and bacon Butties at the 10th tee. For this I must say a big thank you to all the local businesses which have supported us and a full report on this will appear in the next issue.

We then move over to Newport to assist on the Carnival and have also booked a stall at the Annual One day Newport Show held at Chetwynd Park in early July.

Last month we were honoured by a visit to our Club by our District Governor,Lion Teresa Nickson and what a visit it was. Talk about a busy meeting. Initially we welcomed and inducted 3 new Lions into the Club,Tracy Healy from Gnosall,Joan Bird and Andrew Tench from Newport with the ceremony conducted by the DG. She then went on to present 3 Long Service Awards to Andy Burns (35 yrs) Geoff Clark and Peter Sterling (both 15 yrs) and a Friends of Lions Badge to Julie Rich who has done sterling work over the years locally in the field of Prostate Cancer,and the International Presidents Medal (the only one in the District) to Lion president Rick for work in the sphere of youth. On display also was the Wyn &Bill Strange Shield for Youth Work,and the Club also came 2nd overall for our PR Work. 

DG Teresa commended us for our work both locally and further afield,feeling we punched way above our weight and are a credit to our community. Praise indeed. We are now expanding but are always on the lookout for new talent to join us,the more we have,the more we can do for the area. We would encourage anyone who feels they would like to learn more about what we do to call pat Hunt 0n (01785) 780032,or John Fullwood on (01952)273919 for more information,to come along to one of our monthly meetings held on the 1st Monday of the month in the community room at the rear of Gnosall Fire Station or come and chat to one of us at one of our events,you will be made most welcome.

Finally to conclude many the following were winners of our Easter Eggs were as follows,The Horns (Andy) The Royal Oak ( Gaynor) the Navigation (M Owen). Thanks to everyone for their support and especially to the pubs for allowing us to put them on display. 

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