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Lions - Handover Dinner - Thursday 16th June 2016
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Lions Club of Stowmarket & District Handover Dinner at the Cedars hotel on Thursday 16th June 2016.
The Handover Evening is where the President passes his chain of office and the role of President to his successor who in turn names his officers for the next Lionistic Year. Some officers retain their roles for succesive years.

After a fabulous Dinner it was down to business and a group photo of all who attended the Handover Dinner

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Fundraising Chairman Lion Kev Parker presents outgoing Lion President Peter Elford with a cheque for £54,000 representing the amount generated by Lions, wives, partners, family and friends from fund raising charity events over the last 12 months

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Outgoing Lion President Peter Elford paid tribute to the fantastic achievement of the Club over the last 12 months and asked all present to remember those that were not able to make the evening, notably Lion Ernie Pearce. Lion President Peter Elford welcomed everyone with a particular warm welcome to Angela Cook. Treasurer, Lion Keith Cooper was congratulated for keeping tabs on all the monies both incoming and outgoing to some 60 plus local charities, organisations and individuals.

Particular thanks went to Fundraising Chairman, Lion Kev Parker for driving the fundraising of the Club to achieve the fabulous total of £54,000. Thanks also went to Lion Ivan Bonnett and Rita Bonnett for arranging an extremely enjoyable programme of social events over the last 12 months ranging from recycling to wine tasting. The year included the welcoming of four new Members and being victorious in the 2015 / 16 Zone Quiz. Thanks were given to Vice President Kevin Standrin for covering for him on a number of occasions throughout the year and to Lion Peter Smith for all his hard work as Zone Chairman organising the recent Zone Convention and also for organising the Clubs Charter Night. Final thanks were given to
Lion President Peter Elfords' wife Sarah for putting up with all his absences during the year

President Peter Elford then presented certificates of 100% attendance at meetings over the last Lionistic year

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Lion President Peter Elford and Lion Ivan Bonnett

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Lion President Peter Elford and Lion Bill Bowbrick
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Lion President Peter Elford and Lion Ian Clark
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Lion President Peter Elford and Lion Keith Cooper
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Lion President Peter Elford and Lion Kev Parker
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Lion President Peter Elford and Lion Chris Philpot
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Lion President Peter Elford and Lion Peter Russell

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Lion President Peter Elford and Lion John Smith

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Lion President Peter Elford and Lion Mike Tuffin

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Lion President Peter Elford and Lion Tony Wass

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Lion President Peter Elford and Lion Douglas Whyte

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A further 100% attendance certificate went to Lion Jonathan Pearce who unfortuately could not make this evenings' Handover Dinner


Lion President Peter Elford then presented the award of Lion of the Year to Rob Hale for his work in developing Press Coverage, promotional activities, raising the profile of the Club and work within the Club.

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The last but by no means least task for Outgoing President Peter Elford was to welcome Vice President Lion Kevin Standrin as the Stowmarket & District Lion President for 2016 - 2017

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Lion President Kevin Standrin and outgoing President Peter Elford

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Lion President Kevin Standrin outlined a busy year ahead and referred to the new Programme and Directory for the new Lionistic Year 2016 - 2017

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Lion President Kevin Standrin then welcomed his new team of Officers for 2016 - 2017 presenting each with a Lion caricature depicting their role

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Lion President Kevin Standrin and Lion Ian Clark who takes over from Chris Philpot as Club Secretary


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Lion Keith Cooper is again Treasurer

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Lion Dave Thomas takes over from Peter Russell for Community Services


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Lion Kev Parker again heads up fundraising as Fundraising Chairman for the Club


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Lion Clive Penton is again this years Lion Tamer


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Lion Tony Wass heads up International Relations


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Lion Andrew Ward takes on Programme


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Lion Andy Friend again heads up Youth Affairs


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Lion Royston Godfree continues his role as Fellowship Officer


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Outgoing Lion President Peter Elford becomes Past President


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Lion Rob Hale continues with Press, PR and this website
 

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Lion Chris Philpot after many years as Club Secretary takes on the role of Tail Twister


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All images can be found and downloaded from here

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