Posted by HowickLions on August 1, 2019

president blog

Fellow Lions

It's been a rather busy start to the new Lions year. Our funding application for the 2019 Summer Festival has been submitted to the Howick Local Board. Thank you to Lion David Westwick for pulling all the supplier's quotes together to support our application, and filing the documentation online.

Myself, Neil Hornblow and Rajiv Sondhi attended the Club Development Day training for incoming officers, which was a great opportunity to meet up with fellow Lions in our neighbouring clubs and share ideas. I'm sure this will continue at our upcoming joint Dinner Meeting with Pakuranga - Panmure and Bucklands Beach Lions Clubs on the 7th August. We've also invited the incoming officers (and their parents) from Howick College Leos Club and it will be a wonderful opportunity to hear their ideas for serving our community.

I'm very excited that the proposal to sell reusable, organic beeswax via our website was approved. This fits perfectly with Lions Clubs International's environmental programmes and will hopefully provide a steady income stream for our community fund. Thank you to Lion Denis McKenna for putting his hand up to be the Lead Lion for this project. The first order has been placed, and we'll have an official launch at the joint Dinner Meeting.

We've got a busy couple months ahead with Chip Cooking at Owairoa and Shelly Park primary schools in September, and a sausage sizzle later this month. These are vital fundraisers for the club. I'll also be calling for names to
get the Summer Festival and Water Safety Picnic planning underway for 2020.

Just a reminder that the Programmes and Community Committee have organised a social film evening to see Downton Abbey on the 12th September at the Monterey Cinema in Howick. Please let Lion Tony Blair know numbers for
attendance asap.

I look forward to seeing as many members as possible at our joint Dinner Meeting on the 7th August.

Yours in Lions

Lion Paul Curtis
Club President
'We Serve'