Presidents’ Blog – March 2022

Presidents’ Blog – March 2022

President’s Blog – 2 ways to help

Firstly our thoughts must surely be with the people of Ukraine, whether they are still in their homeland or have now fled to neighbouring countries. Lions Clubs International have already sent significant funds to Lions Clubs absed in the Ukraine and the surrounding nations to help with refugee relief and will continue to do so in the coming weeks. The LCIF Refugees & Displaced Persons Fund can be supported via www.lionsclubs.org/en.

Secondly, I wanted to mention today one of our ‘unsung heroes’ – not a person as such, but a scheme that can help others. The Message In a Bottle (MIAB) scheme is a simple one, as local Lion James McAlpine explains-

“Anyone can take part in MIAB – you just write your personal and medical details on a standard form and keep it in a common location – your fridge! The special MIAB bottle will then be found by the emergency services, should they have to attend your home”

I either you or someone you know wants to take part, the bottles are FREE – for Frome or the surrounding area, just contact J. McAlpine on 07702248462 or jamesmcalpine43@gmail.com.   

Finally, a couple of reminders – our next quiz is on March 11th (yes, this Friday) at the Rugby Club (it isn’t too late to enter a team) and, the popular Lions Summer Fete will be on June 18th this year at Victoria Park.

Full details about both Quizzes and MIAB are on our website www.fromelions.org.uk

Lion Greg Wood