A highly successful weekend of events for Charter Celebrations

Below are some photos of the return Twinning events with Licata and the night of the Charter anniversary attended by over 140 Lions from 6 different countries.  As well as lionistic talks and debates we also hosted trips to see some of the historic sights of Malta.

Induction of new Lions

More Charter Night Photos

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Get Ready for CHARTER AND LCIF CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS November 2017

Lions Club Sliema Charter and LCIF Centennial Celebrations

 Image result for 100 YEARS anniversary pictures

We at Lions Club Sliema are ready to welcome our guests and fellow Maltese Lions to our Charter and 100 years Celebrations.

A NUMBER OF FOREIGN VISITORS WILL BE JOINING US

FOR THESE CELEBRATIONS

Thursday 2nd. November 20.00hrs

WELCOME PARTY AND RETURN TWINNING

WITH L.C. LICATA

Venue: CAPUA PALACE-SLIEMA     Cost: Euro 35

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Saturday 4th. November 20.00hrs

CHARTER AND CENTENNIAL GALA DINNER

Venue: CORINTHIA SAN GORG-ST JULIAN’S

Cost: Paid up members free

Guests: Euro 55

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Booking: Lion Joe Messina mob: 9923 7456

                    Lion Victor Borg Barthet: 9948 5696

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We are also organizing tours for our guests.

Nov. 3rd. Valletta + Lunch

Nov.4th. Rabat/Mdina + Lunch

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Visit to St Augustine Church

On 16th October Sliema Lions visited the Church of St Augustine in Valletta which started to be built in 1571 on the plans of Maltese Architect Girolamo Cassar. Napoleon had expelled the Augustinian priest from the monastery during his stay in Malta in 1798. The lions were also shown around the monastery building, the crypt and war time shelters beneath the church.

President George Attard donated much needed money for the restoration process which is estimated at over 1 million Euros. The group then proceeded to Aarons Restaurant where an excellent meal was served.
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Sliema Lions Food Collection Smart Supermarket 21.10.17

Support us with our food collecting day for people in need on Saturday October 21st at SMART Supermarket Birkirkara between 1000h and 1400h and buy one (or two) extra items that we can give away with our christmas hampers.

Please come and support us for worthy causes.

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Pig Roast Night Fund Raising update

A successful fund raising event was held on Thursday September 28 at
the Marsa Sports Club. On the initiative of Lion President George O.
Attard a “Pig Roast” was held. A good number of members and their
guests together with represtatives of Lions Club Malta (Host) and Mdina
including Zone Chairperson Lion Mary Anne Abela attended the event.
During the evening a lottery for various prizes was organised by Lions
Vivienne Zammit, Isabelle Micallef and Victoria Muscat. The lottery
raised over €300 which together with any profit from the event will boost our Club’s Philanthropic Account.
The friendly atmosphere prevailing during the evening was enjoyable.
It was a good decision to take as more funds were raised to the Club’s   funds which enables the Club to continue with its philanthropic work which this year sees the restoration of the frescoes at St. Agatha’s catacombs in Rabat being completed.

It is envisaged that these works will be finalised by the end of October. Then it will be possible to inaugurate the project during the
forthcoming celebrations of Lions Club International Centennial
scheduled for early November. Well done to all concerned.

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Sliema Lions Club Praised for helping Refugee Students

An email has been received from the supporters of several refugee students in Malta thanking Lions Club SLiema for the generous donation, last year that helped students to study english and further their career. This has helped them to integrate and develop. The text of the email is below.

From: Giuliana Fenech 
Date: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 10:07 PM
Subject: Thank you! And an update…

Thank you for believing in us and for supporting in real and tangible ways.

 
Thanks to you all 4 of our students have started Foundation School this year, 1 is starting an MA in Humanitarian Action1 is in the USA reading for a PhD.
 
University administration have dedicated rooms for lessons and staff at every level up to Registrar and Rector’s office specifically to deal with our students, bending over backwards to make applications fit and happen.
 
Private individuals have contributed 10, 20, 100 and 200 euros to pay for IELTS exams, the Lions Club coming in to save the day with a hefty donation.
 
Theo, Daniel, Tessa, Michaela, Christina, Rachel, Andrea, Diane gave hours and hours of teaching throughout the  year. 
 
Paul filled in a ton of application forms and supported the group through a complex application process.
 
The Sudanese community brought us together through space, music and food.
 
The Ministry of Education has agreed to waive these students’ University fees (amounting to approximately E25,000).
 
KSU has launched a support scheme roping in all their main sponsors and getting them round a table to offer up to 20 hours of paid work for the duration of their studies, full time summer employment and possibility of permanent employment after graduation. These include companies such as Vodafone, KPMG, Farsons, Transport Malta, 8.97Bay and others. Conversations about this with the students will be had over the next few days.
 
A lobby for patronage by the President’s Foundation is being put together, supported by all of the above. Patronage will come in the form of free accommodation at the University Residence for the duration of their studies. 
 
Vodafone and KPMG are donating up to 25 second hand but very good laptops to our community. 
 
Next Monday our IELTS programme kicks off again and we’re hoping to have the next group applying for University in June. 
 
Just over one year ago Sari and Mo gave an interview, Sarah Carabott wrote it, Herman Grech published it. I think it is important to remember:
 
 
This all started with the courage to stand up and be counted and with the desire to contribute.
 
And with people like Maria, and the Integra Foundation, who inspires us all to be better and do better, and is fearless.
 
I wanted to write this email to register what we’ve done and achieved, probably what we all thought would be impossible to achieve in just one year. 
 
Just one year ago Mo said, ‘we have a spark we hope will set fire to the change we want to inspire‘. 
 
March on Spark 15, look what you have achieved so far and THANK YOU for sharing your journey with us. 
 
Much gratitude,
 
Giuliana
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Majjalata, Roast Pig Night at Marsa Sports Club

Everyone is welcome to enjoy succulent freshly cooked Roast Pork at
Marsa Sports Club, Marsa.

Date: 28th September 2017
Time: 8pm

Menu

Humus and galletti
different cuts from the pig,
Salad, couscous  capunata and coleslaw.
Gateau.
Half bottle wine and half bottle water.
 
Euro 25 per person.
 

Free Entrance.  Free Parking.

Proceeds towards Restoration of St. Agatha Catacombs.

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Balloons in Car Fundraising July 2017

A successful event organised by Lions Club Sliema – 
Guess the number of balloons in a VW Passat which was lent to us specifically for this event by Continental Cars Ltd

The number of balloons in the car was 124 and our congratulations goes to Mr Matthew Caruana who managed to guess the exact number. A big thank you also goes to the generosity of passers by who understood the good cause we were supporting and stopped to play a game with us.

The Malta Guide Dog Association also thanks you for your support

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Twinning Lions Club Licata Sicily and Sliema Malta 17.6.2017

Excerpt from Twinning document
The concept of ‘twinning’ between Malta and Sicily has a long history. Licata hosted many Maltese fleeing from the Ottoman invaders in 1565. Almost a century later, there was a new migration of Maltese people to Licata, who settled in the San Paolo district. This Became the first town hamlet built out outside the walls of the city of Licata in the the north-eastern slopes of Mount Saint Angelo. This area was dedicated to Saint Paul, protector and patron of Malta.
There are countless business relations between Sicily and Malta, between Licata and Malta. There  various cultural and commercial contacts set up by the municipality of Licata and the municipality of Valletta, Involving traders, farmers, and professionals of both localities. This gives us a very firm basis for setting up the twinning between Licata Lions Club and Lions Club Sliema, Malta.

 

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Helen Keller Book Donation

On 30th May the Vice President of Sliema Lions presented a book on Helen Keller to the National Library Ms Joanne Sciberras, Director Library Operations accepted the book on behalf of the National Library of Malta
Helen Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer.
She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.
She was an inspiration to Lions International in helping blind people and combat blindness throughout the world.

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