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The Howth/Sutton Lions Club marked the occasion of their 50th Charter Anniversary with a black tie dinner on February 15th in the Marine Hotel Sutton attended by current and past members and a who’s who of Lions Clubs International.
Despite storm Denis many traveled from far and wide to join in the celebrations. In fact there were representatives from Antrim Coast, a fantastic number from Ballsbridge, Banbridge, Bangor, Bray, Clontarf, Cork, Crosby, Drogheda, Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Fairlop, Killiney, Malahide, Sligo, Stony Stratford, Swords, Thame and Thurles.
The Guest of Honour was District Governor Bernard Black and his wife Kate along with the International Director Elect, Past District Governor Teresa Dineen and Declan. The UK contingent consisted of Past District Governor Andrew Allen from Stony Stratford in Milton Keyes and his wife, Lion Doreen from Fairlop in Romford, Essex, Past District Governor Tom Tyson and Past District Governor Sue Tyson from Crosby in Liverpool, and Past District Governor John Savill and Linda from Thame north of London.
Club President John Powell, who was presented with his 40 year chevron by the District Governor on the night, welcomed the guests and outlined the many activities undertaken by Howth/Sutton over the last fifty years and also remembered deceased members before proposing the toast to the Lions Clubs International.
Entertainment was provided by the very versatile Panache who played until the last person standing left the floor.
Welcoming the guests and outlining the many activities undertaken by the club over the last fifty years, He also remembered deceased members before proposing the toast to the Lions Clubs International.
Mary had the honor of proposing the toast to the many distinguished visiting guests who had traveled from near and far to help celebrate this special occasion.
To achieve a Melvin Jones award is amazing but to go beyond and receive the higher level of the Progressive Award is indeed a mark of the work and dedication of Gerry Langford.
PDG Tom Tyson traveled with his wife PDG Sue Tyson from Crosby in Liverpool and their Club Pennant to presented President John Powell as a memento of his visit.
District Governor Bernard Black
presented long service chevrons to both John and Breege of forty and thirty years respectively.
Michele Powell presented Kate Blackwell with a beautiful bouquet of flowers in appreciation of her attendance.
Panache provided a wide and varied night of musical entertainment which kept the dance floor busy until the early hours.
The setting for the evening was superb, the food delicious and the service excellent. The sponsors of our club meetings really pulled out all the stops to make this such a memorable night.