New Lion king for Sidmouth

Sidmouth Lions Club celebrated 12 months of success when members and their partners got together for a traditional end of year social.

After enjoying a superb buffet supper prepared by the ladies, it was time for the presentation of annual awards and the formal handover to the new president.

Outgoing Lion president Chris Rignall congratulated club members on their fundraising efforts during the year and the charitable services provided.

The latter included outings to the theatre and a Christmas party for the elderly, as well as numerous donations, totalling around �16,000, made to local organisations, charities and individuals.

On behalf of the Lions, president Chris expressed particular thanks to the Lions ladies (aka the ‘Flappers’ ) for their unstinting suppport throughout the year, without which Sidmouth Lions Club could not have achieved what it had done.


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As his final duty, Lion Chris handed over the president’s badge and chain of office to incoming Sidmouth Lions president, Graham Rossiter, and congratulated him on his appointment.

Graham became a Lion when he joined the City of Wells Lions Club in October 1987 and he was president of that club for the 1996 to 97 Lions year.

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He transferred to Sidmouth Lions in January 2006, when he moved to Sidford.

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