Welcome to Lions105a.org : A non profit charity organisation

Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion

Hello and welcome to the website of Lions International District 105A

WHO WE ARE.

Internationally we have over 1.45 million volunteer members in over 210 countries and geographical areas. We are the largest humanitarian service organization in the world and strive to be global leaders in humanitarian projects with service every day – in local communities, throughout the world. Lions have no political or religious affiliations whatsoever. We are a non-profit organisation and have recently been awarded the title No 1 NGO in the world.

Locally, District 105A has over 1360 members from sixty eight diverse Lions Clubs within the areas of London (north of the Thames) Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire.

WHAT WE DO

Each local Lions Club is unique and supports local community projects and causes including vision, youth, health, environment, disaster relief. Lions Clubs also look further afield and contribute to global health emergencies and natural disasters. Funds are raised in many ways with our annual subscriptions paying for all administration costs. Each Club has a social side too friendships and fun are important .Please take a look at our photo gallery containing some of our projects and also our Facebook site www.facebook.com/LionsClubsDistrict105A

WHERE THERE’S A NEED THERE’S A LION

This next year the Lions International and many of the District 105A Clubs will focus on five core areas using some of the projects below as well as events for the young, the elderly and people with disabilities that reflect our Districts cultural diversity

  • Diabetes by promoting awareness and education to our communities
  • Environment the health of our planet is essential to life –planting trees, providing clean water, recycling programmes and preserving our local areas
  • Hunger by feeding the hungry, stocking food banks and creating sustainable community gardens
  • Childhood Cancer by expanding access to life saving treatment and supporting children and their families
  • Vision by programmes and services for the blind and visually impaired and educating and improving eye health and eye care

I am extremely proud to be the District Governor 105A for July 2018 - June 2019 and along with the support of my husband Andrew will be out and about helping where we can, supporting our members and Clubs, encouraging teamwork and promoting our Organisation

If you think you have what it takes to become a member and make a real difference to people’s lives check out your local lions club and join us in serving your community? Please feel free to contact us via info@lions105a.org.uk so we can tell you which Clubs are in your area and some of the projects they are doing. More hands mean more service.

As District Governor I will encourage and empower Lions to serve their communities,meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding.

District 105A Lions clubs will achieve this by:

Using on programmes and services for the blind and visually impaired o Supporting local and large-scale global health programs to prevent and control diabetes o Organising events that celebrate the diversity of our community especially our senior citizens, people with disabilities and young people;

Our funds are raised in many ways, we pay for our own Administration by way of our annual subscriptions, So all monies collected after event expenses are there to help many others in their endeavours. Occasionally Partnered Charities (Marie Currie and MacMillan Nurses) ask for our help in raising funds o Whilst having fun and making friendships by helping others

DG’s Partner’s Charity

Haven House Children’s Hospice

My husband Andrew has chosen Haven House Children’s Hospice in South Woodford as his nominated Charity of the Year. From its early beginnings it has always been supported by local Lions Clubs and has expanded its services to respite and end of life care, a toy library and care in the community. Working with children from birth to 19 it covers an area including Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, London City, Newham, Hackney, Waltham Forest, Havering, Islington, Haringey, Enfield, Barnet and West Essex. It also has affiliations with other Children’s hospices throughout our District.s
Please look at their link
www.havenhouse.org.uk

Upcoming Events

  • World Diabetes Day

    The World Health Organization estimates that over 422 million people worldwide have diabetes, a growing world epidemic that is expected to affect over 642 million by 2040. With these statistics and concerns in mind, Lions have taken action through the Diabetes program. Our work supports diabetes awareness, education, prevention, detection, control, and research. Lions work with local community partners and national diabetes associations to promote diabetes education and awareness throughout the year. We also commemorate World Diabetes Day, an annual campaign led by the International Diabetes Federation on November 14.

  • Celebrate the Festive Season by London Central Lions Club

    Singer Rajvi Raja with Karaoke will entertain you with Bollywood & Western Songs A cheque will be presented to Macmillan Cancer Support Please come with your partners and guests. For members it will be a usual meeting but guests will be charged £35 per head.

  • Mehfil Night by Moor Park Lions Club

    Mehfil night, charity fund raiser for Rainbow Trust

  • Stevenage Corey's Mill Lions Club - Charter Lunch

    Come and join Stevenage Corey's Mill Lions Club at their 28th Charter Lunch £26 per person

  • Peace Poster Final

    This poster is overall winner for the 2017 Peace poster Contest. Sponsored by Clacton-on-Sea Lions Club 105E. Lions Peace Poster Competition 2018 Lions Clubs around the world have proudly sponsored the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for children encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. The aim is to encourage every Lions club to engage with the youth in their community to sponsor a Peace Poster Contest entry. The theme of the 2018 Peace Poster Contest is KINDNESS MATTERS Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 as of November 15, are eligible to participate. The Poster entries submission deadline for the District is 15 November 2018. All entries must be received by the District Peace Poster Officer by the above-mentioned date. The final judging of the poster will be held on the 22nd November 2018

  • Fairlop Lions Club (CIO) - President’s Diwali Mehfil Night

    Fairlop Lions Club (CIO) - President’s Diwali Mehfil Night - Ticket Price: £30 Inclusive of: Entertainment, Veg & Non-Veg Soft Drinks Tickets In Advance Only Live Music by Shaheen Chino Khan and Nafees Irfan

  • Festive Celebration

    Please come and join Lions Club of Hayes and Harlington Festive Celebration function on 24th November 2018. It will be a very enjoyable and entertaining evening with 3 course Indian cuisine and tantalizing music and dance. Cash bar will be available - all drinks are at low attractive prices Fantastic venue with lots of parking spaces. Booking details as per the flyer.

  • District Youth Celebration Party

    Annual Party for Disadvantaged and Disable Young People For 12-18 year olds with carers £9 per person Clubs can sponsor tables - £90 Please contact Lion Vijay Arora Contact details and booking forms sent to Club Secretaries Last date for bookings: 10th November

  • International Leo Day

    On December 5, Lions and Leos everywhere will celebrate International Leo Day to recognise Leo clubs for their service in the community. Youth programs such as the Leo club help young people develop valuable leadership skills, network with key players in the community, and realise the impact of their humanitarian efforts. International Leo Day also helps strengthen the relationship between Lions and Leos, encouraging Leos to continue their service as Lions. Consider sponsoring a Leo club to encourage the youth in your community to get involved and make a difference. Already sponsor a Leo club? Recruit new members and host your Leo new club induction event on December 5. Visit the Leo Zone for information about sponsoring a club, planning Leo activities and more.

  • Diwali/Christmas Dinner

    To celebrate the festive season of Lights with Lion family and friends

  • Melvin Jones Birthday

    Melvin Jones, founder and Secretary-General of Lions Clubs International was born on the 13th January 1879. Nearly 100 years ago, Melvin Jones' vision became a reality when delegates of the first Lions club met to inaugurate what would become an international movement to improve the lives of vulnerable people around the world. His devotion to service embodied the values that have grown Lions Clubs International into the world's largest service organisation. His vision carried Lions Clubs International into the 21st century. Melvin Jones, the man whose personal code – "You can't get very far until you start doing something for somebody else" – became a guiding principle for public-spirited people the world over, died June 1, 1961 at 82 years of age.

  • Young Ambassador Final

    The young ambassador’s scheme runs throughout Europe and aims to recognise, encourage and support young people who are actively involved in the welfare of the community. To be eligible, candidates must have reached their 15th birthday, but not their 19th birthday on or before 30th June in the year in which the MD Final is to be held. Details and application forms have already been sent to clubs.

  • District 105a's 19th Senior Citizens Annual Celebration

    3 hours of excitement and fun-packed entertainment for Senior Citizens £10 a ticket includes food, entertainment, free raffle and Bingo Booking form and further details have been sent to Clubs Deadline for bookings: 27th January 2019

  • International Childhood Cancer Day

    International Childhood Cancer Day is celebrated annually on 15 February to raise awareness and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, survivors and their families. Children are a gift to the world, yet every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer and less than half of the world’s children have access to effective care. Children who survive cancer are often left with debilitating effects that can impact their physical development and ability to learn. That’s why Lions and Leos are answering the call to expand access to life-saving treatment and support the children and families who need us most. We are working to give children with cancer a second chance at life.

  • 54th District 105a Convention

    Annual District Convention will take place from the 1st March to the 3rd March 2019.

  • Earth Day 2019

    Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. The health of our planet is essential to life. The environment impacts the quality of our air and water, the availability of food and medicine, the health and beauty of our local communities, and the future of us all. Lions and Leos are meeting environmental challenges at the local and global level by planting trees, organisng recycling programs, providing clean drinking water and cleaning up communities to help preserve our environment for generations to come. We believe that a healthy planet is fundamental to the well being of all.

  • MD105 Convention - 2019

    The MD 105 Convention will take place from the 3rd May to 5th May in Swansea

  • Helen Keller Day

    Born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA, in 1880, Helen Keller developed a fever at 18 months of age that left her blind and deaf. With the help of an exceptional teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan of the Perkins School for the Blind, Helen Keller learned sign language and braille. A few years later, she learned to speak. As an adult she became a tireless advocate for people with disabilities. And in 1925, she attended the Lions Clubs International Convention and challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." The Lions accepted her challenge and our work ever since has included sight programs aimed at preventable blindness.

  • World Environment Day

    World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on the 5th of June every year, and is the United Nation's principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. First held in 1974, it has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on emerging environmental issues from marine pollution, human overpopulation, and global warming, to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime. Lions are kind and generous people who want to help. That's why we work on projects to improve our communities and protect the environment. And around the world, Lions demonstrate our commitment to the environment through Lions Green Team projects that protect the planet by cleaning the environment, planting trees, recycling and educating others.

  • Lions Clubs International Convention 2019 - Milan

    The International Convention will be held in Milan from the 5th July to the 9th July.