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The Lions Club – Santiago del Teide are holding their Charter Night this year at El Marques, Puerto Santiago on Saturday 23rd February. As in previous years the event will be a full sit down buffet followed by cabaret & dancing till late. The evening starts at 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm sit down. Anyone that has experienced an El Marques Buffet will know what an amazing selection of food they provide.
In addition to the cabaret which features the popular entertainers, Gavin Nicholas & Tony Kay, there will be our usual Euro note draw with great prizes donated by local businesses.
This promises to be a great fun night & with the price of the tickets still held at 30 euros per person & including half a bottle of wine per person it is excellent value. There will be Happy Hour at the bar & Dress Code for the evening is Smart Casual.
As it will be Carnaval time in Los Gigantes why not start the evening with us & then, after midnight, move down to the Plaza & enjoy the fun there .
Tickets are available from El Marques Resales Office in Puerto de Santiago or call 666 362 092.

Lion’s President’s Night

Posted by dolly diver on October 21, 2011
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Saturday 15th October saw Santiago Del Teide Lions Club celebrating their President´s Night, with a magnificent Buffet Dinner and Cabaret evening at El Marques in Puerto Santiago.

Invited guests were Deputy Mayor Inocencio Doble and his wife Remedios and Legal Advisor to the Council, Antonio Espinosa and his wife Alexandra.

The evening was a huge success, with 89 guests in attendance.

Entertainment was provided by artist and showman Gavin Nicholas, who had many of the audience in tears of laughter and music to get everyone dancing came from the superb saxophonist, guitarist and singer, Stu McCoy.

It was a perfect evening for departing President, Steve Gilbert to hand the reigns to incoming President, Ken Ward.

Apart from the traditional welcome to all guests, Steve Gilbert was delighted to award the coveted “Lion of the Year” plaque to Terry Hill for his unstinting support and dedication to the work we do.

During the evening, brief speeches were made by Steve Gilbert, Ken Ward, Inocencio Doble and John Brookhouse from Las Rosas.

All were thanked for giving us such fantastic support and Inocencio Doble was pleased to announce, that after the 20th November General Election in Spain, the Ayuntamiento will be giving the Lions Club use of a local in Puerto Santiago. This will be set up as a store where people can donate unwanted items, that can then be sold on to generate more income to assist many local families experiencing difficulty in these harsh economic times.

It was announced by Steve Gilbert that during the last year, the Lions Club has raised 5,600 euros to put into their Food Voucher Scheme. It is hoped that with this new source of generating income, we will be able to support many more local people in need.

Deputy Mayor, Inocencio Doble addressed everyone in Spanish to give his personal thanks for all the help we were able to offer. His speech was ably translated by Jamie Gilbert, much to the relief of the majority of the audience.

All guests agreed that the evening represented tremendous value at only 30 euros per head and many are now eager to attend the next event, which is scheduled to be Charter Night in the early part of next year.

Ana Martin, Resort Manager for EL marques, was warmly thanked for the excellent service of all her staff in making this evening such a success and once again demonstrated that this venue provides a superb setting for this type of occasion.

James Lambert SingersThousands have heard them sing in international competitions and at private functions, and now they are coming to Tenerife.

The , based in Wrexham, North Wales, are to sing in Spain for the very first time.
The choir has about 30 members and a lively repertoire of popular music that includes well known songs from the 40’s right up to music from more modern shows and films.

For one night only they will be performing at El Marques in Puerto Santiago on Saturday 7th September starting at 7pm.

The evening in association with the Santiago del Teide Lions Club, will be supported by the local singer Ian Anderson with dancing until late.

A full, sit down buffet is included in the ticket price. Places are limited so early booking is recommended.

Tickets are Euros 20
Available from El Marques reception, MDI Alcala, Megatone in El Varadero, Paul Ruane in Los Gigantes.

Lions presidents night is the night when we celebrate the start of a new lion year and traditionally the president officially hands over power to a new president who has been elected by the club in a democratic (no arm twisting, vote rigging or opposition killing allowed) election.

This year was no exception, the main difference being that our current president was unanimously voted back for a second year in office.

Lion of the year jon-thornleyMary Thompson is now going into her second year as Lion President and her speech was short and to the point. Mary also, as is traditional, handed out a number of awards. The Lion of the Year award this year went to Club Secretary Jon Thornley. (pic right) and appreciation awards went to Ken Ward, Sheila Widdrington and Richard Dobinson.

Then night was held at El Marques in Puerto Santiago and what a fantastic night, the food was a sumptuous buffet, the staff were helpful and polite, José the head waiter was only too happy to help with last minute seating plan changes.

steve-delseyThe entertainment was superb, Rick Porter had one of the hardest jobs of the night providing the pre-dinner and background music for the evening, he was followed by Steve Delsey (left) a very funny man who had the audience laughing with some very quick humor, and then just to show his talent more he finished his show with an operatic song Nessun Dorma, which had the audience on there feet in appreciation.


tuxedo-nights

Next Rick was back with some dance songs to get the dinner worked down, then a special surprise Tuxedo Nights(right), a close harmony singing trio, Tom Bell, Eddie Hastings and guess who, yep the one and only Rick Porter, had every one up and dancing, and brought the night to a fantastic close.

For more information on the Lions Clubs International Santiago del Teide branch and what they do visit their web site

http://lionsclub.losgigantes.com/whatwedo.htm

Photos of the evening are posted in our picture galleries http://www.losgigantes.com/pictures/