Rosemary Markham Chair of Ruislip Lions Club Social Committee, presented a cheque to the Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor John Hensley on behalf of the club, at the quiz night held in the Middlesex Suite at the Hillingdon Borough Offices, on Tuesday 21st March in aid of the Mayor’s charities. Barclays Bank who organised the evening kindly doubled the amount to a total of £400.
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS by William Shakespeare
24th June 2017
In their 26th open-air touring season, and renowned all over the world for their clarity, quality and ingenuity, Illyria return to their home-turf: Shakespearean comedy. Two sets of identical twins, separated at birth, unknowingly end up in the same city. More and more people are sucked into a vortex of mistaken identity including an Officer who is paid per arrest, a Goldsmith who hasn’t been paid at all, a delayed Merchant, an irate Courtesan and a mad Exorcist. To say nothing of a wife who sometimes feels her husband is two different personalities, and a poor Immigrant who is arrested for being the wrong nationality. And what exactly is the Abbess of Ephesus’s dark secret? Will anything ever make sense again?To cap it all, this year Illyria’s Shakespeare production is re-located to the town of Ephesus, Mexico, and is performed by our very own 5-piece Mariachi band, resplendent in ponchos and sombreros. Ay caramba!Recommended for adults and children aged 5+. Running time: 2 hours including 20 minute interval
Performance at the Manor Farm courtyard Ruislip. Box office details in due course
The club which covers the area of Ruislip, Eastcote & Ickenham celebrated its 41st year since formation on Friday during the 100 year anniversary of Lions International being formed. The event held at Fellini restaurant in Hatch End was attended by many guests including the District Governor of District 105a and the Mayor of Hillingdon . The club presented the District Governor’s wife with a cheque for her charity supporting Admiral Nurses.
The Mayor was also given a cheque for his own charities and a club bannerette. In the years since being constituted, the club has raised thousands of pounds which have been donated to many charitable causes. The club also provides direct assistance to people in need by running film nights, cafe’s for carers, supporting young carers activities and driving mini buses for the disabled to attend events.
Our Waitrose Trolley Dash draw took place in store at Waitrose Ruislip on 12th February.
The winner went round the store on Sunday 26th February for two minutes, selecting food and non–alcoholic drinks of their choice . The winner actually donated their winning trolley of food to the Trussell Trust who run food banks.
The money raised by Ruislip Lions Club will go to local charities and good causes.
The theme of the Lions International Peace Poster Competition for 2016-17 is “A Celebration of Peace”
The exhibition (of 55 entries) will be held at Ruislip Manor Library on Saturday November 12th from noon in partnership with BWI year 6, with the support of Head Teacher Gill Westbrook and her wonderful team.
All are welcome and the entrants will have the opportunity to have their photos taken with their posters.
Last year’s winning poster by Moriah Ikutiyini is below.
It is July and once again we have moved into a new Lionistic year, the 40th year of Ruislip Lions Club. We had our Handover evening, where we all enjoyed a barbecue organized by our Social committee and our new President for 2015/2016 is Lion Lynne Kauffman. Thanks to the outgoing President, Lion Arthur for his work during the past year.
The Club held its Annual Plant Sale in May which once again was ahuge success and profits were well in excess of £2,000. At the beginning of June the Club attended Eastcote House Gardens Open Day where they sold remaining plants which raised over £100 and had a Teddy Bear Tombola stall which made £58.00. Our next fund raising event will be at the Medieval Festival in August. Who can earn their place to fund raise in the stocks?
On Saturday 19th September ‘The Last Night of the Proms’ returns to the Winston Churchill Theatre in Ruislip with the Friary Guildford Brass Band, who this year so far have won the following contests: National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain 2015, London & Southern Counties Regional Champions 2015 and Most Entertaining Band, Butlin’s Mineworkers Contest 2015. Appearing alongside the band will be soloist soprano Alexandra Regazzi-Tarling. Tickets for this concert will be on sale from the Compass Theatre, this means, for those of you who wish, you will be able to purchase your ticketsusing credit or debit cards. Tickets are £12.00 each. To book your tickets please contact The Compass Theatre Booking Office on 01895 673200 Tuesday – Saturday 10.30am – 5.00pm, or go to www.hillingdontheatres.uk then to What’s on? and you will find our concerts listed. So put the date in your diary and come along and enjoy a gala evening of music and song, including all the fun and flag waving of Rule Britannia, Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory and more..
A future date for your diary – We will be holding our annual Christmas Concert on Saturday 12th December, we will write to you well in advance of this event so you can make advance bookings
‘Last Night of the Proms’ – Saturday 19th September 2015
By popular demand ‘The Last Night of the Proms’ returns to the Winston Churchill Theatre in Ruislip with the Friary Guildford Brass Band, who this year so far have won the following contests: National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain 2015, London & Southern Counties Regional Champions 2015 and Most Entertaining Band, Butlin’s Mineworkers Contest 2015. Appearing alongside the band will be soloist soprano Alexandra Regazzi-Tarling.
Tickets for this concert will be on sale from the Compass Theatre, this means, for those of you who wish, you will be able to purchase your tickets using credit or debit cards. Tickets are £12.00 each. To book your tickets please contact The Compass Theatre Booking Office on 01895 673200 Tuesday – Saturday 10.30am – 5.00pm, or go to www.hillingdontheatres.uk then to What’s on? and you will find our concerts listed. Alternatively you could go to the Useful Links page on the site where there is a direct link.
We hope this change of booking will help you as we were unable to take credit or debit card bookings before. If you have any problems please contact Allan Kauffman on 020 8845 4518 or Maureen McArtney on 01895 634743.
Handover of Ruislip Lions Club President’s Duties
On Saturday 27th June Lion Arthur Wilson handed over the President’s Badge of Office to Lion Lynn Kauffman who is the new President
Three New Lions for Ruislip Lions Club
RuislipLions President Arthur Wilson inducted three new members at the Handover BBQ on Saturday 27th June: Sumit, Maureen & Peter in the presence of their sponsor Lion Rosemary Markham.