Our annual tin shake planned for Saturday 21 March had to be cancelled as the country went into lockdown.  We hope to be back in 2021 when we shall again be loitering around Knowle High Street and Dorridge hoping to raise valuable funds for Lion’s Local Causes, including Social Events for the Elderly and Challenging Opportunities for Young People.  The date is yet to be confirmed and is subject to any restriction that may still be in place.

Please take the opportunity introduce yourself and have a chat with us about anything:

  • Our fundraising activities – the Knowle Fun Run, Heart of England Bike Ride, annual Easter Egg Raffle
  • Challenging opportunities for local Youth – including our Youth Travel Burseries
  • Social events for local older persons – Coach trips and tea parties
  • What it is like to be a Lion – how you could help or possibly join us

Or perhaps something else on your mindWe look forward to meeting you

 

The Knowle Society has recently taken the red telephone box in Knowle High Street into its care and paid to have it refurbished as an iconic feature in the middle of the Village.

So next time you are passing and wondering what use it is being put to, please stop to read our latest membership, Message in a Bottle & Great Spec Collect notices. Perhaps they will inspire you to come and help our endeavors

 

 

What a way to end 2019 🙌🙌🙌

We have officially reached over 1000 likes on our Facebook page, so wanted to thank you all for your continued support at our events and look forward to (hopefully 🤞) many more years to come!

We really need some new members to keep us going though, so if your new year resolution is to ‘give back’ a little then please consider joining us. It is only 1-2hrs a month on average and although we work hard we have great fun while doing it!

So if you enjoy our events and want to have a night out once a month for a drink at the Greswolde Hotel then drop us an email now to find out when our next meeting is 👍

Happy New Year all Here is to an amazing 2020…

 

Lions, partners and friends were warned to look out for Unicorns, secret doors, cannon balls and maybe a ghost or two when they visited Aston Hall in late August. Fortunately no ghosts were spotted but we did experience the splendour of one of the last great house built in the Jacobean style. Our experience was completed by a fine lunch in the nearby Aston Tavern.

This month we welcomed a new member to our Club. Known to many of us through his support of our Festive Walk for several years. Tony Gee has decided to join us.

Tony who had known his neighbour Past President Bob Thurtle for over 30 years, was inducted by Deputy President Jeff Potts at our August meeting

We all welcomed Tony and hope he will enjoy his times with us.

You don’t need to live close to a Lion to want to join us, we will welcome you wherever you live. Please peruse this website and get in touch today

Was it the wine or the trophy that brought forth the smiles from winning our annual Pétanque competition held at Blossomfield Sports Club in late July?

Our new President Richard Buckley showed off his leadership skills by having the highest score followed by his wife Jen who came a very close second.

Fully equipped with maps and a fully illustrated electronic guide Lions, partners and volunteers boarded the 11A bus to journey the 27 miles around Birmingham.

Being a social event the intrepid explorers were obliged to stop off for mid-morning coffee and bacon rolls before a long and enjoyable lunch in the Station Pub in Kings Heath.

Lions joined forces with Knowle Society in the Great Spring Clean. Bags & more bags were filled with bottles, cans and many crisp packets.

What a pity our efforts were needed, but the thanks we received from the passing public made it very worthwhile.

Our team chose to ignore the instructions of our President of “participate, enjoy but come second” in the annual Lions Zone Skittles Championship held at Balsall Common at the end of February. Not only did they beat the other six teams but did so by a significant margin. Although pleased with the performance our President was heard to murmur “this is another trophy to dust and look after for twelve months”. There is no pleasing some people.

 

 

“It’s very big outside but very compact inside” was the judgement of Lions and friends as they clambered (some not very gracefully) into the cockpit of the restored Avro Vulcan aircraft that was originally part of the V bomber force.

Our visit started with a guided tour of the Sir Frank Whittle Jet Heritage Centre (named after the local aviation pioneer and inventor of the jet engine) and finished with viewing the many aircraft on display.

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