To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.
Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organisation with 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in 205 countries. Lions are men and women who volunteer their time for humanitarian causes. Founded in 1917 by Melvin Jones, our motto is “We Serve”.
Rothwell District Lions Club
Rothwell District Lions Club was founded in 1968 by Wakefield Lions Club (our ‘Mother Club”)
We are part of District 105C and in Zone 3A. District 105C covers parts of Derbyshire (Buxton and the Hope Valley) to the South; Boroughbridge to the North; Todmorden to the West and Bridlington to the East.
We meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month and our meetings are currently held at the Holiday Inn Express, Oulton. If there is a fifth Tuesday in the month then we try to hold and additional social event.
We currently have 29 members.
In common with other Lions Clubs we have an elected President; Vice President; Second Vice President; Secretary; Treasurer and Membership Chair.
We have several committees with one member acting as chair for each of them. The committees are –
Activities – The fundraising side of the club. this committee organises the events and staffing levels required
Welfare – Responsible for spending the money we raise. They investigate applications for help and decide if we should support the request
Membership – Responsible for looking after members and formulating strategies for recruiting new members
Social – Arranges and publicises social events