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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.

Lions Charter Night Feb 2011

Posted by dolly diver on February 10, 2011
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lions-charter-night-jan-2011On Saturday February 5th 2011 just over 100 members and guests attended Lion’s Club Santiago del Teide Charter Night at El Marques, Puerto de Santiago. One special visitor was Ray Dobson, a founder member of this branch of the “Lions”.

The compare for the evening was Fred Dudman whose first job was to have all the members and guests sitting down for the hot and cold buffet. As with other events at this location the guests had a very good selection to choose from. The food was well appreciated and a big vote of thanks goes out to the staff for their hard work.

Once the meal was finished it was cabaret time and the first act was George Peña. The New Yorker kept everyone entertained for just over one hour. His comedy bridged the gap between American and British humour plus some very powerful singing. At the end of his act he was called back for more by a very happy audience.

Then Steve Gilbert, President of the Lions Club Santiago del Teide, gave a very short speech and drew attention to a new scheme to help some 50 families who are having a very hard time here in Santiago del Teide. Some of the money raised over Christmas has been placed in a voucher scheme for the purchase of food and is controlled by the local council. The President then proposed a toast to all guests. This toast was responded by Frank Pope who proposed Lions Club Santiago del Teide.

Then followed a currency note draw, name written on a note and placed in the pot. The winning note was Chris Goode who received a large basket of wines and spirits. All money raised from this draw will go to the new voucher scheme.

The evening was rounded off by music from Tuxedo Knights and Glam Slam which very quickly had everyone on the dance floor. This completed a very successful evening.

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Anyone wishing further information on “LIONS” should contact Jon Thornley (Hon. Sec. Lions Santiago del Teide) Tel: 627386648

These Lions have no time to laze around

Posted by dolly diver on October 31, 2008
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The Santiago del Teide Branch of Lions certainly have no time to laze around.

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On 21st October a surprise phone call “Hi, I’d like to give you €500 for the Lions club”. It was John Sharples from the Comedy act ‘Bitter and Twisted’. “We need you to come and collect it”.

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On 23rd October New member Sheila Lee Peg was badged up by President Mary Thomson at their club meeting this month.

lions-hand-over-cheque-to-mother-superiorOn 25th October the Club visited the Ladies handicapped centre in Santiago del Teide to hand over a cheque to Mother Superior. The money had been raised in the Lions Grand Summer raffle.

 	winners-the-yorkshire-puddingsThen on the 26th October it was time for the Lions and friends to let their hair down for a fun day with their annual treasure hunt where 6 teams battled it out for the Ralf Jennings memorial Trophy.
You can read the full stories of all events on the Lions web site

glam-slam…………and the work does not stop there. Make a note in your diaries Sat Nov 22nd. The day starts with their Christmas Fair at 12:30 where they join forces with other local charities. In the early part of the evening entertainment is being organised by the Carnival Commission. Then at 10pm – 2am the lions team up with Viana shows to bring you all an amazing variety of entertainment which will be taken live by the Power FM Road Show to all seven Islands.