K&D Lions celebrate 40 years

On Sunday 22 May 2016 Knowle and Dorridge Lions celebrated the 40 years since their Club was formed in 1976 with a lunch at the Forest Hotel in Dorridge.

Past District Governor and charter Knowle and Dorridge Lion Brian Burgess spoke briefly of his early memories of being asked to join the Club when in his 40s and visiting PDG Doug Cross from our mother club Solihull told us exactly how the Club was formed, one of many created throughout the UK & Ireland in the late 70s

After welcoming other previous past Presidents, President Lion Bob Thurtle introduced toastmaster Marion Canning who entertained everyone with stories of her career as a lady toastmaster and her support of the Solihull Talking Newspaper. She was delighted when Bob made a generous donation on behalf of the Club thanking her for her interesting talk