CLUB PRESIDENT'S HANDOVER
SUMMERTIME AT ITS BEST WITH A WONDERFUL TEA PARTY

Lion Brian W & Ken Clark cakes galore - all fattening Members tuck in to afternoon tea  


Janet has a new 'Lion' to take home   Thank you to Brian and Vanda for hosting the afternoon  That won't do your waistline any good!!!! 


VISIT TO FAIRLANDS DURING THEIR COMMUNITY WEEK


Cheddar Lions invited to talk about their work within the community at Fairlands School during their Community Week

RAISING FUNDS FOR THE GRENFELL TOWER FAMILIES

Doing our bit after the horrific fire in London


BRENT KNOLL & WINSCOMBE SUMMER FAIRS

Getting out into the villages and supporting their events Summer months are busy

Never a dull moment

ANNUAL DUCK RACE - 2017

Not our best year with the weather but we still managed to raise funds for
Children's Hospice South West and our other Lions Charities


Getting everything ready - all hands on deck  Now for some ticket selling

 

Marion gets in on the actPresident Janet with the District Governor's wife Lion Wendy with the PR stand


Brian the Lion is always ready to pose with friendsHave we a winnerKen enjoys a cuddle with 'Brian the Lion'  


The Legs are out and we have a winner with Lion Andy

SENIOR CITIZENS ANNUAL TEA PARTY - APRIL 2017


Preparing all the goodies Getting stuck in


Enjoying the entertainment


CHARTER ANNIVERSARY - MARCH 2017


Club Members celebrate with President Janet and guests


Lion Theresa is presented with her 20 years chevron President Janet with Lions Marion & Iain    President Janet with 105SW 1st VDG Lion Peter Rowe and 105W 1st VDG Lion Sally Marsh


ANNUAL SPRING JUMBLE SALE


Banner up ready for the crowds All hands on deck ready for the crowds


Ready for the fray


ATTENDING CHILDREN'S HOSPICE SOUTH WEST 25TH ANNIVERSARY SERVICE

Lion Brian Airey & wife Pam join with others from across the South West at the special service of thanksgiving


PRESENTATION OF YOUNG LEADERS IN SERVICE AWARDS AT CHEDDAR VALLEY MUSIC CLUB'S ANNUAL CONCERT


Presentation to Cheddar Valley Music Club for their support to Cheddar Vale Lions Club Lion President Janet with Cheddar Valley Music Club receiving their Young Leaders in Service Awards

YOUNG LEADER IN SERVICE GOLD AWARD

Group photo at the presentation Lion President Janet & Division Leader of Guides with Lizzie Arnold receiving her Gold Young Leaders in Service Award

ATTENDING WEDMORE BY LAMPLIGHT


Members busy selling raffle tickets and tombola Our Lion Mascot was in demand

WE STILL HAD TIME TO RELAX AT OUR CHRISTMAS DINNER!

Friends join us Our opportunity to relax

Christmas hats obligatory Enjoying our pre Christmas Meal


FATHER CHRISTMAS WAS ON DUTY


Father Christmas had Lion Sylvia suitably dressed to assist!


CHEDDAR FESTIVE NIGHT


PIG RACING WAS VERY POPULAR NOT ONLY WITH THE CHILDREN BUT WITH MUMS AND DADS AS WELL


Ready to roll Very excited children - who's going to win!!!


TREE OF LIGHT 2016


Tree now lit for 2016



President Janet with some of the musicians I can just about manage to keep warm Joining in the carols




Bitterly cold for the sponsors Cheddar Valley Music Club Lighting the Tree

EMPTYING THE WISHING WELL

Emptying the Wishing Well

Lions are best kept in cages!!!!


CELEBRATING WORLD SIGHT DAY

Visiting our PR Gazebo

Using a White Cane - World Sight Day Whats available for those with sight impairment


JUMBLE SALE - OCTOBER 2016
  

Jumble Sale Oct 2016 Plenty of customers

PROVIDING THE COMMUNITY WITH A DEFIBRILLATOR


Lion President Janet, Huw and electrician


A SEASON OF COCONUT SHY'S OUT AND ABOUT


Having fun  Can you manage the buckets


Please can I have a go Lions get everywhere Janet's kept busy



Can I hit it!!!    Another day


EXETER CATHEDRAL SERVICE FOR CHILDREN'S HOSPICE SOUTH WEST


Lion President Janet, Lion Brian & Pam join with other Lions from across the South West

AUGUST STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY


Looks as if Brian has heard enough!!! Storytime August 2016


CHEDDAR VALE LIONS CLUB PROVIDE THE 'LIONS ROCK' FOR CHEDDAR FIRST SCHOOL


Celebrating the Lions Rock at Cheddar First


CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF THE DUCK RACE


Here they all come Brian loves to get in on the act


Busy day for all Club members Happy Lions Brian's got the winners


Ready to pack up Happy winners Gathering the ducks in for another year


TIME FOR A SPRING JUMBLE SALE - CHANGE OF WARDROBE


Here come all the customers Are we all ready for the fray!!! Tricia's ready with the light

PRESENTATION OF MELVIN JONES FELLOWSHIPTo Bev Davies of Cheddar and Axbridge Guides


Recognising Bev Davies as a worthy recipient of a Melvin Jones Mellowship Bev and her Guide colleagues

CHARTER 2016

Lion President Janet and members of Cheddar Vale Lions Club at their annual Charter Anniversary

YOUNG LEADERS IN SERVICE PRESENTATIONCHEDDAR VALLEY MUSIC CLUB


Young Leaders in Service Awards for Cheddar Valley Music Club

STORYTIME - CHEDDAR LIBRARY AUGUST 2015

A full house this time - but all had a lovely time listening to stories and taking part in the activities organised by the Library and Cheddar Vale Lions Club


Brian and friends           Local author Valerie Walsh joined us this time



Storytime - a packed house


TEA WITH THE LIONS
at
NANNY IDA'S, WEDMORE


The gang pose for a photo       Time for Tea      We love our cakes - yum yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!       


          Time to wander off           What a poser      I want to be your friend Brian                    

CLUB HANDOVER 2015


Chain of Office passes from Judith to Janet


         Floral presentation to Judith


PRESENTATION TO CHILDREN'S HOSPICE SOUTH WEST(proceeds from the Duck Race)

Louise from Charlton Farm & Lion President Judith

CHEESE TASTING EVENING CHURCH HOUSE CHEDDAR


   Try this, I'm sure you will like it     Enjoy the buffet   Talk by John Alvis of Lye Cross Farm

DUCK RACE 2015


       There on the way - is mine in the lead!       What's the number on the winner!


       It's slow going this year!!!      Is it time to put the ducks in!!


OUR FIRST SWIMATHON
but
Look out for next year - could put a team in!


More teams following their swim     Great day - time to relax

         The youngest participants     Great day lots of fun          

                      

LION THERESA TAKES OVER THE INTERNATIONAL PEACE POSTER COMPETITION AT 'DISTRICT LEVEL' 

CONGRATULATIONS


Lion Theresa pictured at Cheddar Library with Posters entered into the International Peace Poster Competition by pupils from Hugh Sexey Middle School


STORYTIME WITH 'BRIAN' AT CHEDDAR LIBRARY


'Storytime' with 'Brian' and friends at Cheddar Library 


PRESENTATION TO CHEDDAR VALLEY MUSIC CLUB


Lion Glyn John and member of Cheddar Valley Music Club with the French Horn presented to them at their Annual Concert



JUMBLE SALE


  

That looks the right size      Even more punters      Jumble and crowds galore    


BARN DANCE 2015

Working off the extra pounds put on over Christmas and still able to enjoy a Hot Supper!!!


       Getting ready to serve the hot supper at the Barn Dance  Dancing to Tanglefoot      Relaxing whilst the dancing goes on

GALLERY 2014

Final day of selling before drawing the winning tickets from the Christmas Raffle

Pick a number    Ready to do the draw      



CHRISTMAS PARTY


Lion President Judith presents Lion Bryan with his 25 year chevron - service to the community       Time to relax and chat       Still found time to have our Christmas Party early in December       

FELLOW LIONS TOAST SIDNEY AS HE CELEBRATES HIS 90TH BIRTHDAY


DSC 0354 Sidney celebrates his 90th Birthday


CHRISTMAS SHOPPING - SHERRY & MINCEPIES


Afternoon tea & shopping for senior citizens   DSC 0348

 

WEDMORE BY LAMPLIGHT

                 

He didn't even get his head wet, mind you his feet were soaking!!!     All wrapped up for Wedmore     Brian the Lion didn't get cold!!!


CHEDDAR FESTIVE NIGHT


                                                                                                                        Brrrr - All ready and wrapped up for the evening


TREE OF LIGHT DEDICATION SERVICE 2014


Cheddar Valley Music Club Brass Band          Tree of Light 2014         Cheddar Valley Voices perform prior to Tree of Light


TEA WITH THE LIONS
AT
NANNY IDA'S WEDMORE

All important - promoting Lions    Someone loves me!!!    Tea or Coffee    


I think that cake looks good!!!    

    

ANNUAL JUMBLE SALE

Plenty of customers this year        Annual Jumble Sale

Kings Fitness & Leisure Family Fun Day

Janet & Lyn, mastering the art of Candy Floss making              That's not bad   

Happy faces all round 

Time to meet Gabriella and see her in her Standing Frame provided by Cheddar Vale Lions Club

The Coconut Shy went to Kings of Wessex for the Fathers Day event organised by the local churches

Is Glyn the target or just getting in the way!


Presentation to Lions Brass 4 Youth at their Annual Prizegiving Concert

Cheque presentation to Lions Brass 4 Youth

Annual Duck Race

Ducks are on their way


Public starting to gather for the off The winner has arrived way ahead of the rest  

Emptying the Wishing Well

Old Clothes needed for this job - but the Club are grateful to all the public who throw their coins in.        Wellies on amongst the coins and silt         

Senior Citizens Annual Tea Party

President Janet and Lions wife Vanda


Preparing ready for the guests      The coach has arrived   Help from the young people of St John  



Entertainment from the Ladies U3A choir      Time to go home with a doggy bag


15th March 2014

Charter Anniversary Dinner at the Webbington Hotel

At the Club's Annual Charter Anniversary the President Lion Janet left the District Governor for the District 105SW 
Lion Marianne Warren speechless when she was presented with a Melvin Jones Fellowship, one of the highest awards in Lionism.
Lion Marianne is also a member of Cheddar Vale Lions Club.


Lion President Janet Clark with District Governor Lion Marianne Warren and members of Cheddar Vale Lions Club


Cheddar Vale Members at Convention in Torquay7th March 2014



Cheddar Lions with District Governor & International Guest



1st March  2014

Showcase at St Andrew's Church Hall, Cheddar

Organisations and Clubs in the Cheddar Valley were invited along for the public to see what they did for the community.Lion Brian Airey is pictured with representative of Cheddar Twinning Association.


One of 15 Groups who attended the Showcase                            


28th February 2014

Concert forLions Brass 4 Youth & Youthful Spirit Gospel Choir


        Lions Brass 4 Youth        Youthful Spirit Gospel Choir


January
Barn Dance at Shipham

GALLERY 2013

Christmas Party

Despite our hectic time during November & December we managed to have our annual Christmas Party at the Rodney Stoke Inn

 with fellow Members and Friends of Lions -  time to catch our breath.

Lion President Janet, District Governor Marianne with fellow Lions

Christmas Raffle and Father Christmas

We were busy with the Christmas Raffle and Father Christmas during December

Manager of Budgens picks out the lucky winners Father Chrismas and his Elf met a beautiful fairy and mum

Christmas Shopping for Senior Citizens at Cheddar Garden Centre

See under Community for more photos

Even the staff want to get in on the act!!!Disembarking the coach and welcomed by Lions   Father Christmas gives advice over Christmas presents  

Christmas Decoration Sales 

Throughout November and into December we had Christmas Decoration Sales - By Christmas we had all seen enough Baubles to last our lifetimes!!!

Not out in the cold for this sale Cheddar Festive Night - plenty left to sell

Promoting the Annual Bonfire & Firework Night at Cheddar Garden Centre

 

All ready for the big night

World Sight Day October 2013 - Raising awareness amongst the youth of the community

Goal Ball at Fairlands Richard Llewellyn at Cheddar First School Cheque presentation to GDB

Annual Jumble Sale in September

 Time to find a new outfit for the autumn at our annual Jumble Sale

'Storytime' at Worle Fun Day

We took our 'Storytime' to Worle Fun Day and the District Governor Lion Marianne read to the children

Brian the Lion with Clarence and friend'Read to the Lions'

'Storytime with the Lions' at Cheddar Library

'Brian the Lion' visited Cheddar Library and together with Team Librarian Tricia listened to stories about all sorts of Lions, took part in a 'Hunt the Lion'

and went home with bookmarks and other prizes. 

Brian the Lion gets a big hugFun at the libraryPresenting books

Our very popular Coconut Shy visits many events throughout the summer

Pictured - Worle Fun Day & Portishead Flower Show

Set up and ready   Winners at Portishead Flower Show  Setting up at Worle Fun Day

Annual Senior Citizens Tea Party

Nearly ready for our guests arrival Ready to start laying up Tucking in to a traditional afternoon tea

Brian can handle both the Teapot and the Milk Jug Cheddar U3A Ladies Choir entertain    A great help at Bingo also

Visiting Fairlands Middle School during their Community week

Demonstrating the Lifesaver Bottle

Cheddar Vale visit Fairlands Middle School 

Members meet up with Toby cycling from John O Groats to Lands End raising funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust

Cheddar Vale & Burnham on Sea Lions with DG Marianne presenting their cheques

 

Annual Duck Race down Cheddar Gorge - Supporting Children's Hospice South West & other Lion's charities

They are on the way over the weir  Is mine the winner!!!  Time to catch the ducks

  

Members attend Multiple District Convention in Torquay 

Lion Marianne - District Governor Elect for 105SW is greeted by delegates at Torquay Members celebrate at Multiple District Convention in Torquay 

Presentation to Lion Norman Leavey of the International President's Certificate of Appreciation

by Immediate Past District Govenor Lion Julian Chadwick

Charter Member Lion Norman Leavey was presented with the International President\'s Certificate of Appreciation by District Governor Lion Julian Chadwick at a farewell lunch. Lion Norman served 41 years with Cheddar Vale Lions Club but has recently moved to Cambridgeshire to live with family  

GALLERY 2012 

Collection & PR at Cheddar Garden Centre  Cowboy President in the saddle

Christmas Raffle at Budgens

Jubilee Duck Race 2012

Weather - Perfect - Water Flow - Just right - Visitors - Plenty

Ducks AwayMaking New Friends

After the event

 Annual Senior Citizens Tea Party

Preparing to feed over 100 takes a lot of organising 

All lined up

  

 CHARITY GOLF DAY 2012

Presentation to winning teamTeam ready to tee off

  

HALLOWEEN & BONFIRE NIGHT

 Fancy Dress participants A good job done - bonfire all ready for burning 

 

All illuminated 

  

40TH CHARTER ANNIVERSARY

The Club celebrated 40 years of serving the community in March 2012

 

All lined up for a photograph Official Party - Club President Lion Brian Airey & Pam, District Governor Lion Clif & Lion Marjorie with Charter Member Lion Norman 

 

WORLD SIGHT DAY 2012

Pupils hear all about Guide Dogs for the Blind

 

PRESENTATIONS DURING THE YEAR

Presentation to Children\'s Hospice South West & Weston Hospice Care following handover Presentation to pupils from Kings of Wessex

 

 

 SOCIAL VISIT TO HOLT FARM

Members also have chance to socialise and enjoy a relaxing meal or visit (even if it is raining)

 

A welcome lunch and sit down for Sid Thank goodness for see through umbrellas

 

And then the sun shone 

 

 

 

 

  Barn Dance January 2015

GALLERY 2015

Great effort - time to relax Keep them moving Tuck in to the buffet                                                        

WORLD SIGHT DAY - Experiencing life without sight in Cheddar Garden Centre

                                 

CHEDDAR VALE LIONS CLUB PROVIDE THE 'LIONS ROCK' AT CHEDDAR FIRST SCHOOL

                 

CELEBRATING WORLD SIGHT DAY