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The Lions Club – Santiago del Teide in collaboration with with Santiago del Teide – Social Services Department are organising a Grand Benefit Dinner at The Hotel Costa Los Gigantes on Saturday 24th November at 7.30 pm in favour of the Santiago del Teide Lions Club Charity Funds. The proceeds from the event will go towards supporting local families in the present times of great need. Tickets for the Dinner are priced at 20 euros each & include the excellent sit down buffet & half a bottle of wine per person.
Top Class Entertainment is also included & there will be a Grand Raffle during the evening with great prizes donated by local businesses. Dress code for the evening will be smart casual.
Tickets are available now from El Marques Resales Office in Puerto de Santiago or call 666 362 092.
This event is part of the ongoing support that Santiago del Teide Lions Club give to the neediest local families throughout the year.

Lions Club Santiago del Teide – Helping ease hardship.

Posted by dolly diver on October 12, 2011
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With Spain’s economy undergoing such a bad period, hardships inevitably occur, especially among the unemployed who have families to support. This Lions club has designed food vouchers to the value of 10 euros each, which are distributed by the local Social Services, to between 40 and 50 those families, in the Santiago del Teide area.

The vouchers are recognized by the Transito Supermarket chain, and the Supermercado El Valle in Santiago Del Teide. The vouchers are for necessary food items only, toiletries, and fresh vegetables and fruit, no alcohol, cigarettes etc.

The Lions members hold weekly quizzes at El Marques Time-share resort, to raise the money, to redeem the vouchers. So far over 3,000 euros has been raised and spent, helping to alleviate the pressures of those in financial distress.

If anyone wishes to send a donation to help in this cause, a special account has been assigned at the ;-

Banco March, Playa de la Arena office,
Acc No 0087731. 0061 0215 10 0115530119
IBAN ES 28 0061 0215 1001 1553 0119

All the monies raised will be for the voucher effort, and nothing else.

New Lions Club in Playa San Juan.

Posted by dolly diver on November 1, 2009
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Early in the New Year (2010), Lions Clubs international are hoping to create a new Club which will be the first in the Guia De Isora area.

The Club will be English speaking, but all Nationalities are welcome, men and women.

Lions Clubs are charitable groups which hold events to raise money for local and International concerns.

This Club, will be focusing on holding open social events, weekly or bi-weekly, based in the Playa San Juan area.

Explanatory meetings are to be convened in November and December for all interested parties.

Call Alan Glaves on 669 838 846, or Ken Ward 647 247 800

Lions Computer project finished at last.

Posted by dolly diver on August 26, 2009
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The Lions club of Santiago Del Teide, early in 2003, noticed that the junior schools in this area lacked computer classes. Lion Steve Gilbert headed a team that approached a local wealthy businessman, Jens Fulda. Jens was a German Real-Estate developer, and a long time resident of Los Gigantes. He had already set about funding computers for the older children in local schools.

Nineteen schools were nominated, but the project was to take over five years. Liaising with the local Town halls, some of the schools had security problems. The Authorities had to attend to the vulnerability of the premises before the computers could be installed. Some just had insufficient space, and had to undergo structural improvements before the suites could be introduced. Other schools had to have their electrical supplies enhanced to facilitate the suites.

Lions members Steve Gilbert, Jon Thornley (Joiner) and Paul Marley (Custom Built Computers), funded by Jens Fulda took on the task. The Municipalities of Guia De Isora and Santiago Del Teide were the two areas in this Lions Clubs zone of responsibility.

Steve being a fluent Spanish speaker did most of the organising, with Jon and Paul, the supplying and fitting.

The first school to be completed was the Tamaimo Junior School (pic).
An opening ceremony in the October 2003, was attended by the Lions team, President Ken Ward, Jens Fulda, and on behalf of the local authority, Maria Candelaria who was the Deputy Alcalde (Mayor) and in charge of Social Services. This took place at the schools new computer suite.

The first school in the Guia De Isora Municipality to be completed was the Aqua Dulce junior school. The opening, in November 2003, was attended by the Alcalde, Sñr Pedro Martin, with some of the schools teachers and pupils parents, accompanied by the Lions team.

Over the following years, problems such as security and power being made available, were overcome, so the remaining schools in the two Municipalities were completed. Now all the designated schools are furnished with computer suites.

The whole cost of the project was about 300,000 euros.
At last, the younger children can ‘cut their teeth’ on the most modern educational skills, and enhance them as they get through their tuition years with a fuller education.

The Lions Club awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship to Jens Fulda for his philanthropy, as an example of how local businessmen can support and enrich the community.

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.


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

Photos of the evening are posted in our picture galleries