A small band of Lions turned out to collect on
behalf of Marie Curie in a supermarket near you.
Pictured below are the pride, I'm not sure if it's a before & after Lunch event!
Monday March 6th saw our first Lady member join
Pictured Below Lion President Kevin congratulating Norma as our first lady member.
This is probably the biggest change in the clubs
constitution since the club was formed 46 years ago.
We hope to badge up our first lady very soon & look forward to the new ideas that are bound to come from the female influence.
From day one Sean had been fully involved with
the activities of Bodmin Lions, we will miss his enthusiasm & dry
comments at our meetings.
To quote Sean, He hadn't known us long enough to dislike us.
Pictured below is Lions President Kevin
presenting a new mower to the project
After a quick inspection, it's off
Nick has served Bodmin as Town Crier for the last
Forty, yes Forty years. During that time he
has represented our town in many competitions both home & abroad & made
Nick has always supported Lions & Town events, with his trusty bell & smiling face he's made any necessary announcements.
He's started our annual Ten Tors walk many times he wishes them well & sends them on their way.
To thank Nick & honour him for his years of service the Lions Club of Bodmin decided to present him with a Melvin Jones Fellowship (MJF).
A MJF is the highest honour we can bestow for service. Melvin Jones founded Lions in Chicago in 1917. All MJF members names are displayed at the Lions International Headquarters in Oak Brook (a suburb of Chicago)
We wish you well in your retirement.
Jon also presented The Ten Tors Trophy for the
highest sponsored team, a cheque for £550 to the Cornwall Search & rescue
team for their help during the Ten Tors walk, a cheque for £1000 to the
Cove Macmillan cancer support Centre now being built at RCH Treliske.
He also presented a few badges to deserving Lions with the ultimate badge going to Lion Dave Truran.
Dave has now been promoted to office as Custodian of Badges, a new post in Lions.
When our local special school needed extra plants to replace those lost in bad weather, Bodmin Lions were delighted to help out.
Lions Clubs of Cornwall at the Royal
Cornwall Show 2016
With Diabetes especially in Cornwall hitting the recent headlines our Lions Clubs Joint Awareness Project at the Royal Cornwall Show does a wonderful community service. By undertaking these screenings using qualified Nurses and Paramedics we hope to raise a better awareness of Diabetes in Cornwall.
We had a new Marquee location this year & had an official visit from the Show President Bishop Tim. Lions District Governor Lesley Clarke made a special visit to the show to greet him and invited him and his wife to undergo a screening, which turned out fine. Over the three days we managed to undertake 1414 screenings, of those 136 were found to have abnormally high blood sugar levels and given appropriate advice.
What a great achievement exceeding last year's figure.
This is close to the all time record thanks to the efforts of, Lions, Partners, Nurses and Paramedics.
On Sunday 24th April we celebrated 46 years of
Lions in Bodmin with a buffet lunch at Bodmin Rugby Club.
Our entertainers for the afternoon were the Shipwrecks of Wadebridge pictured below.
The two pictures are spot the difference
I'm sure you spotted the two interlopers that
Lions past presidents Dave & Paul also think they can sing being members of Loveny MV Choir
Sorry, it's been a long time since the last
update of this page, rest assured Lions haven't been sunning themselves.
We have been very busy out & about, planning events & raising money. As part of the firework committee we can be proud of the money raised, see the Firework page for a full slide show of the presentation. Also Lions raised money around the town with our Father Christmas Sleigh during December. That money & money from our Ladies was presented at The Masons Arms on Wed 17th, picture below.
Lions President Jon took office last night 6/6/15
for the coming year (picture on the home page)
At the handover evening outgoing president Bill May made presentations to Paul & Wendy of the Masons Arms & Lanhydrock Ostomists
A chance to ride on Bodmin Moor, Go to Fun Ride Page
Once again the Lions clubs of Cornwall combined to offer a diabetes screening service at the Royal Cornwall Show. During the 3 days a total of 1340 tests were carried out and 116 people identified with raised blood sugar levels and given appropriate advice. The Lions are grateful to all our volunteer medical staff , Lloyds Pharmacy for supplying test equipment and to FAC group for sponsorship.
Picture by Lion Jon Hancock.
Tue 12th May
A pride of Lions visited the Cornwall air
Ambulance HQ to see the Helicopter close up & present a cheque for
The money was raised by Lions Clubs locally & match funded by Lions Clubs International
People of Bodmin partake in beating the bounds of
the ancient borough every five years.
This is followed by a hurl from the end of the beat at salting pool to the turret clock at the bottom of Fore Street.
Years ago the beat was the elders way of teaching youngsters the extent of their land. They walked the border & beat said youngsters on boundary stones around the border to imprint on their mind or maybe behind where the border was. Today we are much more civilized, we bounce the town mayor on the stones because the beating of youngsters is no longer legal.
The pictures below show:
The start, The first stop in Cardinham woods, The boundary cry & retrieving the coins from the river at Fletcher's Bridge, The modern stone on the site of the cross at carminnow cross, The end of the walk & retrieving the ball from the pool at salting pool & finally, The end of the hurl along Honey Street to Turret Clock.
Bodmin Lions Need You
Update 14th January
As a result of this campaign we have already recruited 6 new members in their 40's & 20's we now need a few in their 30's
Go to History page for more details.
Christmas Fayre & Sleigh presentations.
The presentation took place at a social on Wednesday 25th
£3000 to Cornwall hospice care & £200 each to RNLI & Bodmin Horizon Club
Thank you received at Fireworks
Report & slideshow on the fireworks page
Christmas Sleigh Collections have now finished for 2014 visit Father Christmas Sleigh page.
Fireworks report on the fireworks page.
Firework update 11th Nov
THE GUY COMPETITION, there were eight guys entered this year, the winners were.
1st Horizon Club of Bodmin
2nd St Breward Y.C
3rd Castle Canyke Scouts
Late report for August
On Tuesday 19th of August Bodmin Lions joined in
for part of a sponsored walk from Saltash to Lands End in aid of
Children's Hospice Southwest. Bodmin's President Bill, Secretary Peter &
Treasurer Ron walked from Bodmin to Victoria Roche via Lanivet where we
met up with Dan Rogerson MP, charter member of The palace of Westminster
Lions club & members of Roche Lions club. Pictured below at Lanivet are
members of 5 Lions Clubs, Saltash, Callington, Bodmin, Roche & The
Palace of Westminster.
Our annual change of president took place at the
Masons Arms Bodmin, the new President for 2014-15 is Lion Bill May.
The Trophy for the highest sponsored team in the 2014 Ten Tors walk was won by Kerry Foods, Mrs. Jones Boys.
We were also given a very interesting talk by Norman Trebilcock of FLEET about Public Access Defibrillators (PAD), FLEETS project for 2014.
Click the picture to link to the FLEET site.
Bodmin Lions joined with Lions Club of London Seven Kings to help
sponsored an Eye Camp in Kericho Kenya.
Balu Madhvani of Bodmin & his nephew Sandy of Seven Kings went to Kericho.
With the help of his family & the local people of Kericho the eye camp was set up.
About 1000 peoples eyes were examined, some were given glasses or other eye treatments not normally available to them.
60 were given cataract operations at a Lions eye Hospital.