Newport Pagnell & Olney Lions Club

Part of

Lions Clubs International ,

the largest service organisation in the world.

If you are a visitor to the Milton Keynes area, please have a look around our website via the buttons on the left and if you would like to join us at one of our meetings, please contact any of our members who will be only too pleased to give you any information you may want.    If you are local and would like find out more about the Lions club which serves your area, again speak to any of our members or send us your contact details via the contact us page.







NEWS
  • Motorama

    The place to be on Sunday, 122th June is the Market Place in Olney.   From mid-day onwards, you can wallow in a bit of nostalgia when we anticipate over 100 classic and specialist vehicles to be parked up at this years Motorama.  Further details of the day can be found by clicking on our Motorama logo above.  If are a classic car owner and would like to join us in future years, download and complete the Application form which you will find at the foot of our Motorama page.   If you want further information which is not available from the site, simply  click here to visit our contact page and leave us details of your enquiry and someone will get back to you.


  • Our Town Calendars

    The photos are coming in thick and fast for the Olney Town Calendar.   Have a look at those we will be considering for the 2017 issue by clicking on this link  -  Find out how you can support us by Clicking here.
    We will also be issuing our Newport Pagnell Town Calendar with photos of the Town and surrounding area taken by one of our Newport Pagnell members.   Come back here around beginning of October to find out how and where you can purchase your copy.


  • Fire at Bull hits our Dickens Plans

    The recent fire which affected the Bull Inn at Olney has unfortunately seriously affected our Dickens of a Christmas plans.  The impact of losing this venue means that our ability to locate stalls in the centre of town is now no longer feasible and our event will now take place in our two remaining venues - the Olney Centre and Carlton House club.


  • Dickens of a Christmas

    Another successful event in December which despite a gloomy start to the day, saw our numbers steadily increase to our largest attendance for many years.   As a result, we had a great day helped once again by our friends group and the Cranfield Air Training Corps members who were key to the success of the day.
    The date for this years event will be 4th December so if you are interested in coming along, either as a participant or simply to have an enjoyable day out, get it into your diary now. 

    Want to join us at our next Craft event?
    If you want onto our mailing list simply go to our contact page and leave us your contact details and some information of your craft. We will add you to our list and we will be in touch to let you know the situation.   Remember as we get closer to the event, we do fill up but will keep your details and advise you of future events we are organising.    

    Please note Only items which have been handcrafted by the stallholder or a known friend can be brought to the event - no wholesale/retailing is acceptable and certainly no pre made Vintage Goods (whether second hand or 'new').   


  • What we supported this month

    At each monthly meeting, any appeals for support which the club has received will be discussed and the appropriate steps taken according to the view of the majority of those present.   Have a look at How we Serve our community.


  • Friends of Lions

    Could you be a "Friend of Lions"?
    Many of the events we organise take more manhours to cover than our existing club has available via our members meaning that we can only carry these out with the support of our Friends group.   This group of people are simply folks who are willing to give a few hours when available to help the club.   They have no desire to become part of the Lions organisation however they are public spirited enough to offer their help when they are free to do so and we inevitably manage to obtain the numbers we need.
    If you are reading this and feel that you could, perhaps, respond to an appeal for a few hours in our time of need, please go to our   contact page and simply say "Add me to your Friends" - it couldn't be easier.





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Newport Pagnell Civil War Re-enactment

A fantastic event will be taking place in Newport Pagnell over the August Bank Holiday Weekend when the Town will become home to a huge contingent of troops, civilians and equipment from the time of Oliver Cromwell.     We have already sponsored some school activities related to this event and will be present on the day.   Come back to our site for further information.



Psychic Night



Did you come to our last Psychic Night?    Those who did were stunned by the accuracy of the two Mediums who were along and our next night on 24th September at the Carlton Club.   For full details, take the link.
  
 

 



Our 'Lions Toast' Whisky Tasting events have been immensely popular but unfortunately due to such an active calendar during 2015 we haven't had one for 15 months - but that is about to change.

Our 5th event will be one which is quite different in many ways and may well challenge some preconceptions of whisky held by many.

Intrigued?  Take the link to find out more.
  
 

 


Our Town Calendars 2017


 Another Successful Year in 2016 - Can we repeat it in 2017?

Have a look at our entries for the Olney Town Calendar - Click on this link

Our 2016 Olney and Newport Pagnell Town calendars and Olney Christmas Cards sold well helping us to raise over £2000 so we intend to produce both items for 2017.   The Photos have been selected and printing has almost commenced.   Keep an eye on the posters that will be going up in the two towns to see how you can get your copy.




This Months Video




Do you think this a challenge you could take on board?






 
3rd July 2016



The new format for Raft Race, now called Riverfest was a resounding success, partly thanks to the weather but mainly thanks to The Olney Group who put an amazing amount of effort into making this a brilliant addition to the Olney Social Calendar.  We were there in our own capacity, selling our books and meeting the public and also putting some 'service time' into helping out the organisers.  Certainly an event for the future.  Take the link to find out more about the event.

 
12th June



Once again Olney Market Place became a place of nostalgia when we played host to a fantastic range of classic and veteran cars.  Read more about it and our nominated charity(ies) who will be benefitting from the event by taking the link to find out more.

 


Olney Cherry Fair

Each year St Peter & St Paul church organises a Cherry fair which this year celebrated the 700th Anniversary of the awarding of it's charter.  We took the opportunity of joining in with a Publicity Stall which gave us the chance to sell some of our books. 


Olney Fashion Show

We were once again the chosen organisation to benefit  from the Fashion Show run by Noa Noa and Bex Boutique , two very popular ladies fashion retailers in Olney.   As a result of their show, our charity account has grown by a marvelous sum of £160.  
3 of our Lions members were demonstrating their own version of high fashion as they welcomed the guests, sold raffle tickets and generally lent a hand as our contribution to what was a great evening.  A massive thank you to Kathy and Rebecca for their ongoing support to the community through the Lions Club.




Melvin Jones Fellowship



Probably the highest accolade any Lion member can receive is the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. 
Named after the founder of Lions International, it  recognises the contribution made by individual members "for dedicated humanitarian services".  
We were delighted that 7 of our members have been awarded a Fellowship - find out more about the award and our recipients by following this link.