Oswestry celebrates 100 years of Lions Club

Reporter:

Emily Davies

A new monument has been unveiled in Oswestry to mark 100 years of the Lions Club.

Mayor of Oswestry, Councillor Vince Hunt, was on hand on Friday morning alongside Maureen Ross, president of the Oswestry branch of the Lions Club, to reveal the urn which is based in Cae Glas Park.

Also in attendance were assistant town clerk, Arren Roberts, Lions Club members, and Matt Jones, from Jones Bros, who installed the feature.

The Lions Club is a charitable organisations which has raised thousands of pounds for groups over the last century and more recently the Oswestry branch made a large donation to the Bone Cancer Centre Appeal at the Orthopaedic Hospital in Gobowen.

Mrs Ross added: “It is quite an achievement that we have lasted this long.

“We are only a small club but everybody pulls together and we do a lot of things to help different people in different ways.

“It’s an honour to be president of the branch in this centenary year.”

The Oswestry branch, which has been running for 43 years, thanked the town council for its generosity and co-operation to the project.

Cllr Hunt added: “The town council is extremely pleased to be able to support the Lions Club celebrate the organisation’s centenary.

“They raise a significant amount of money for local good causes, money that makes a big difference to local people.

“Cae Glas Park is a wonderful place for this urn to be located, it is hugely popular and many people will see this memorial and note the work of the Lions Club.”

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  • luqman michel

    21:09, 29 November 2017

    It is nice to celebrate the 100 years of Lions existence. However, will it last another 100 years? No, it won't especially if LCI does not care to take action against clubs misappropriating funds. LCI's excuse is that it does not meddle in the affairs of club matters. This rule has to change because you cannot solve problems by club members who have willfully misappropriated funds. At the district level the DG and PDG's appear to only care about parading on the stage during events. They want to be in the limelight and are not bothered to mediate when a complaint is filed. I have been wrongly dismissed with trumped up charges by my club and neither LCI nor the District bothered to investigate. Read more at: www.myclubexperiences.blogspot.com Grill me with whatever questions you may have either in my blog under the comment column or write to me. I promise I will answer all questions.

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