Ruislip Lions Club enjoyed an excellent self funded meal & fun entertainment whilst getting together on Saturday evening at Woodford Hall Ruislip. This was an opportunity to relax after a year spent fund raising and providing many different services to people in the community. Those attending were very appreciative of the effort put in by the social committee led by Rosemary to make it memorable.
Lion President Phyllis led a team of Lions including Julie and Sally who were joined by Nancy from Brunel University volunteers, in running the Ruislip Lions cross bow stall at the Pinner Pantomime evening
Ann initiated the formation StageWorks, a Saturday morning
theatrical workshop in Ruislip and led it from 2003 until the summer of 2016. It caters for 60 students, in two classes juniors (7-12) and seniors (12-17 years). Similarly Ann initiated and was the artistic director of a seven day StageWorks Summer School from 2006 until 2016. The attendance at the school averaged over 50 students, aged 8 -17. At the end of the week the students performed a fully costumed musical with full sound staging and lighting in a local theatre. Over 600 people attended the two performances each year and the shows won several awards.
The Lions involvement began when a club member, Gordon was asked to join the committee for the summer school at its inception. Other members of Ruislip Lions Club became involved as volunteers doing chaperoning etc. It became apparent in the first year of the summer school that there were students whose families could not afford the fees to participate so Ruislip Lions sponsored up to four students every year.
Ann lives in Kings Langley where she currently chairs the Good Neighbours Scheme, she leads the Evergreen Club for over 55’s, runs keep fit classes for all comers and has recently started exercise classes in a local sheltered housing unit. Ann is aged over 70!
Ruislip Lions Club recommended Ann Martin for a Lions International Centennial Plaque, to recognise her outstanding work in the Community. In the photograph Ruislip Lions President Phyllis is shown on the left with Ann on the right holding her presentation plaque.
Here is Ruislip Lions attempt at taking part in the Harlington Hospice ‘Go Yellow’ campaign – ours might be called “Mellow Yellow” after the song!! As avid supporters of Harlington Hospice we really enjoyed helping out by organising a tin shake recently to raise funds.
Ruislip Lions listened to their guest speakers Thérèse and Lynne from ADHD and Autism at the second September club meeting on Tuesday evening, when they explained the wide range of activities and support that they provide in the centre based in Eastcote, for both young people and adults, plus parents who need support.
Ruislip Lions President Phyllis inducted Ian as a new member on Tuesday 25th September at the Fairway during a monthly meeting
The Friary Guildford Band were absolutely brilliant playing at our “Last Night of the Proms” concert at the Winston Churchill Theatre on 1st September and provided not only the highest quality music but delivered it with great humour.