Lowestoft Lions welcome new president

Lowestoft Lions Welcome New PresidentCharity stalwart Robin Smith has taken over the reins as presid

Lowestoft Lions Welcome New PresidentCharity stalwart Robin Smith has taken over the reins as president of Lowestoft Lions Club for the second time. He takes on the role from departing president Michael Cook, right.Picture: MICK HOWES - Credit: Archant

Charity stalwart Robin Smith has taken over the reins as president of the Lowestoft Lions Club for the second time.

Mr Smith, who has been a Lion for 18 years and was president in 2001, is a retired safety inspector. He was installed as president for 2015-16 at a dinner and changeover ceremony attended by 50 fellow Lions, their wives and friends held at Carlton Manor.

For the coming year, Mr Smith will continue to lead the club in its support of disability events, including the disability swimming gala and the Bike Active initiative, which gives adults with disabilities access to specially adapted bikes. He he also vowed to work to increase the membership of the club and to further promote the culture of giving help to the community with support in kind as well as financial.

Mr Smith added that plans are well advanced for the Lions' annual Gala Day event to be held on August Bank Holiday Monday at Nicholas Everitt's Park, Oulton Broad. This year's event will star Steve Colley's Motorcycle Stunt Show and Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist Jeffrey Drayton, as well as the ever-popular Maiden In Distress raft race and a grand finale fireworks display.

He thanked departing president Michael Cook for his sterling work during his year in office, in which more than £20,000 was raised for local, national and international causes.


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? Lowestoft Lions meet at Carlton Manor in Carlton Colville on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 8pm.

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