Return visit to Lions Club Bosco Marengo Santa Croce - With President
Andrea Brunetti. 7 Sliema Lions travelled to Italy for their Charter
MEDITERRANEAN LIONS CONFERENCE
Mediterranean Lions Conference was held recently at Ljubljana,
Slovenia. Lion Tom A. Restall, Zone Secretary, represented the 5 Lions
Clubs in Malta at this Conference, which had as its main theme “The
Ageing Population of Mediterranean People”.
Tom A. Restall delivered a short presentation highlighting the
facilities available in Malta for the aged that are provided by the
Government and the private sector, also detailing the various social
facilities made available by the state. During the course of the
conference delegates from Lions Clubs of the Mediterranean littoral
presented papers outlining the need to help the aged.
other interesting aspect discussed during the conference was the role of
females in the Lions movement. The International President Wayne D.
Madden and International Director Lion Claudette Cornet, addressed
delegates on the important role that females play in the international
end of the Conference Malta was confirmed as the host country for the
2016 Mediterranean Lions Conference and Lion Tom A. Restall was also
confirmed as Malta’s representative in the Mediterranean Solidarity
Movement. The Mediterranean Lions Conference has now been recognised as
a regional annual conference that is attended by the Lions International
President and other officials.
Incoming 2013/2014 International President Barry J. Palmer of Australia
will be visiting Malta in the near future while making visits to regions
within the Commonwealth.
During the meeting of
20th March, DR. PAUL PORTELLI - BSc Communication &
gave an interesting
talk on APICULTURE IN MALTESE CULTURE AND TRADITION FROM ANTIQUITY
TO PRESENT TIMES.
30th Anniversary – Renewal of Twinning Certificate
with Lions Club Sciacca
IN MEMORIUM - DONATION
TO URSULINE SISTER
Lion President George Attard presenting a cheque to the Ursuline
Sisters following a mass for the repose of lions who passed
Visit to Casa Bernard by
Lions Club Sliema – hosted by Mr & Mrs George Magri (centre)
Leos from Trapani on a Malta cultural visit sponsored by
Lions Club Sliema meet the Prime Minister of Malta with
Josette Camilleri (3rd from left) of the
Government Youth Agency.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS MALTA
Thanks to a sponsorship by Lions Clubs
International the Special Olympics Malta organised a series of
talks for parents and individuals with intellectual disabilities
as part of the Family Health Forum. The subjects treated were
athletes’ Sight, Health, Hearing and Motor Activity Training.
Club President Lion Alfred Micallef Attard
was invited to make a presentation on the activities of Lions
Club International, Lions Zone Malta and Lions Club Sliema both
globally and in Malta. The talks, which were well attended, were
held at the Guardian Angel School in Hamrun.
Our President’s presentation was well
received by an audience of over 400 persons including Minister
of Justice and the Family Dr. Chris Said who thanked Lions for
their valuable contribution to the community.
Lions Club Sliema held a party for the residents of the Ta’ Saura
Home for the elderly in Rabat. The Archbishop of Malta, Monsineur
Paul Cremona, received a donation of €1.000 towards the new PABX
system recently installed at the Home from the Club’s President. A
further donation will also be made to Casa Leone XIII of St. Julians.
These are both Catholic Church run Institutuions.
GATHERING MALTA November 8th to 11th 2012
The first Gathering was
held in Malta in 2004. Held every two years, the idea behind these
meetings is for Lions from different countries and Clubs to meet in
an informal way through holidaying together.
The relaxed atmosphere
of the tours, and the meals shared together allows the free exchange
of ideas and Club experiences, leading not only to lasting
friendships but also to joint projects between Clubs.
These gatherings have been instrumental in starting joint services
such as youth exchange, and collaboration in cultural and
educational programs. Above all, these gatherings have been fruitful
in promoting a better understanding of people across borders.
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Lions Club Sliema
Past President and current Zone Secretary Tom A. Restall who
is a member of the Mediterranean Solidarity Obsrvatory met
Internatioanl President Wing-Kun Tam during the 2012
Mediterranean Lions Conference in Athens and presented him
with bannerettes of the five Maltese Lions Clubs.
Members of Lions Club Sliema during the private tour of the
National Library of Malta.
On view is a page from the “Hortus Romanus collection”
which was restored through funds raised by the Club.,
the Hortus Romanus is a series of eight volumes published
between 1772 and 1793, and considered as one of the few
Italian efforts at the publication of colour plate botanical
books in the eighteenth century. The edition was very small
and even famous collections including those of the British
Library and the Library of Congress are missing one or more
volumes. The National Library of Malta owns seven volumes of
this exuberant series.
ROUND UP FOR
FROM LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
recognition of the achievement by the Club, the International Board of
Directors of Lions Clubs International has bestowed upon the Club the:
Club Excellence Awards
Lion President Alfred Micallef
Attard was awarded:
The Club President Excellence
Award for 2010/2011,
The International President’s pin ‘I Believe’ and
his personal signed banner.
On the 11th
November, an Awards Night was held at The Victoria Hotel where a number
of members were awarded for their contribution to the Club’s successes.
37th ANNIVERSARY OF CHARTER:
Our 37th Anniversary
of Charter was celebrated on the 12th November. As is
customary it was a successful activity where the majority of members
attended. During the Charter the Club confirmed the twinning with L.C.
Bosco Marengo by signing a Certificate. Also the Club signed a
document of continued friendship with L.C. Sfax Thyna of Tunisia.
At the evening:
Lion ALPHONSE MACDONALD received the Melvyn Jones Fellow Award
P.P. Lion Chris H. Borg Cardona received the
Melvyn Jones Fellow Award.
During this period 9 new
members joined the Club. These are:
Lion Frederick Farrugia, Lion
Louis Sciberras, Lion Dragan Cvetic,
Lion Anthony Tabone, Lion Leo
Portelli, Lion Dr. Valhmor Zammit,
Lion Christopher Abela Medici,
Lion Ronald Gatt.
Lion Vivienne Zammit joined the
Club through a transfer from another local Club.
During May, a Group of members
travelled to Alessandria in Italy to attend the signing of the Twinning
Documents with Lions Club Bosco Marengo Santa Croce (Alessandria –
Italy). It was a well organised activity.
The VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
were presented with a cheque of € 900 to hold the Debutantes Evening in
Gozo in July 2011.
2 Students namely Ms. Charleen
Caruana and Ms. Gabriella Debattista were sponsored with the amounts of
€ 200 and € 530 respectively to hold two concerts to help them obtain
credits for their University degrees.
THE NATIONAL LIBRARY BOOK RESTORATION PROJECT:
The project is ongoing and
through funds received from Bank of Valletta p.l.c. and The Royal Malta
Golf Club, the club purchased a Leaf Casting Machine which was presented
to the Minister for Education Dolores Cristina who received the machine
on behalf of The National Library. This project was featured in the
Lion Magazine of February 2011.
In association with Agenzija
Zghazagh of the Secretariat for Youth and Sport, The Hon Clyde Puli
presented 33 youths with the Lions Young Leaders in Service Awards.
This programme is organised by Lions Club International, the Club
managed to involve 250 youths 33 of whom gave not less that 50 hours of
voluntary work in the community.
A very successful weekend in
Gozo was organised by Lion Chris. H. Borg Cardona
The local agents for the Cruise
Ship m.v. Solstace invited members for a briefing and lunch on board
this extraordinary vessel.
Recycling of Eye Glasses – The Club collected over
1000 used spectacles and were sent to L.C. Medico France through the
support of O’hea Opticians and Express Trailers.
We participated in a Tree
Planting Ceremony at Dar Tal-Providenza.
Golf Tournament raised € 1030
which was matched with the same amount by the Club.
Easter Lottery netted € 853.
Bonfire Night raised € 315
Spare Ribs profited € 853
P.Z.C. Lion Tom. A. Restall was
Malta representative on the
Mediterranean Solidarity Observatory and
Secretary Lions Zone – Malta,
and Project Administrator – Sightfirst Malta Project
PEACE POSTER COMPETITION:
Again Jonathan Young the very
talented artist who last year managed to reach the last 24 in the Peace
Poster Contest has repeated his feat this year. On both occasions he
was awarded U.S. $ 500 and a Certificate.
RIYADH – KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA
The Arts Committee organised
youths to participate in this competition. Two local youths presented
by the Club placed first in their age group.
Jonathan Young and Sinaed
Darmanin received a Gold Medal for being declared winners. The medals
were presented by The. Hon. Dr. Tonio Borg, Minister for Foreign Affairs
in the presence of H.E. Lion Frank Galea, Ambassador of Malta for the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
LCIF – Pakistan Floods Relief
Fund – U.S. $ 1000
LCIF – Japan Tsunami and
Earthquake Relief Fund – U.S. $ 1000
Land Group - € 100
Dar Tal-Providenza - € 250
Angela House € 500
During this period the Club
invited various speakers namely:
Mr. Guido Lanfranco – Folk
Dr. Timothy Gambin – The
Discovery & Exploration of Ancient Shipwrecks off Ventotene Island.
Dr. Stella Borg Barthet – From
Fascisism to Liberalism
Mr. Joe Grima – The Mission
Fund – Children in Brazil
The Club hosted a great number
of visitors as follows:
13 Lions from L.C. Chartreuse
42 Lions from L.C. Grenoble
Past Lion Giuseppe Acquaviva
accompanied by his wife Soprano Daniela Sigliano and World renowned
pianist Laura Beltrametti together with her husband.
22 Lions from L.C. Famagusta
30 Lions from 3 Milanese Clubs,
namely Lions Club Milano Host, L.C. Milano alla Scala, L.C. Bramante
Sette Giornate accompanied by Lion Governor Carla Torelli Di Stefano.
2 Lions from L.C. The Hague Centrum and L.C. The
Hague Pleiades (Holland)
37 Lions from Twinned Club L.C. Bosco Marengo
Santa Croce (Italy) and
11 Lions from Twinned Club L.C. Sfax Thyna
(Tunisia) joined us for our 37th Celebrations of Charter
Lion Livio Elia Maggio headed a group of persons
from Citta di Castervetrano (Sicily) for discussions on a youth exchange
4 Lions from U.K. including Lion Malcolm Harris
from L.C. Kensham.
A special visitor from Estonia was Candidate for
International Director 2012-2014 Lion Kalle Elster.
4 Lions from Villacidro (Sardegna)
The President met a delegation of Governors and
Past Governors who accompanied a group of Lions from L.C. Tunis Elminzah
led by Club President Lion Samir Mhiri.
Sliema Lions at their 37th Charter
March 19th 2011 – The Club held the Annual
Golf Tournament together with the Royal Malta Golf Club for the Alex
Mangion Memorial Trophy. Participating Golfers make a donation
according to the points obtained and funds raised by the golfers are
matched by Lions Club Sliema. This year the total raised by the Royal
Malta Golf Club was € 1030 and the amount of € 2060 was devoted to The
Lions Club Sliema National Library Book Restoration Project for the
purchase of a Leaf casting machine.
To mark the occasion the precious volume – Ordinum
Equestrium ac Militarium Brevis Narrazio (Venezia 1715) written in
honour of Grand Master Perellos was dedicated In memory of Alex Mangion
who was a member of both Clubs.
LIONS INTERNATIONAL PEACE POSTER CONTEST
In March we were informed that the Club’s entry for
this contest was chosen as one of the best 24 posters submitted from
350000 participants coming from 63 countries. The poster is the work
of Jonathan Young from Gozo and we won a cash prize of US$ 500 together
with a Certificate signed by the International President. For Jonathan
this was the second time he won this honour having placed again among
the best 24 in 2009.
The Club’s congratulations go to this remarkable
In April the Election for the post of Zone Chairman
was held. Lion Maryanne Abela was elected unopposed and she appointed
Lion Tom A. Restall MJF as Lions Zone Malta Secretary. The post is
held for one year.
GLASSES AND LENSES
The Club collected over 500 uncut lenses, 450 unused
frames and 200 used spectacles.
The material was sent to Lions Club Medico in France
to be forwarded to countries where these sight corrective items are
needed in the worldwide Lions fight against blindness.
YOUNG LEADERS IN SERVICE PROGRAMME
The Club joined Agenzija Zghazagh, an agency of the
Secretariat for Youth and Sport to involve youths in voluntary work in
their respective localities. Of the 235 participating youths 35
obtained a Silver Award for giving a minimum of 50 hours voluntary work
whilst one youth was presented with a Gold Award for giving over 100
The certificates were presented by Parliamentary
Secretary for Youth and Sport Clyde Puli.
THE NATIONAL LIBRARY BOOK
This long-term project was
embarked upon so that valuable books found at the National Library and
require restoration are brought back to their original beauty.
The first phase of the project
which was launched on the 25th May 2010 by Dolores Cristina
Minister of Education, Employment and the Family, and 1st
Vice President Alfred Micallef Attard consists of the restoration of 3
of the seven volumes of Hortus Romanus (1172-1793) by the Conservation
Division of Heritage Malta with a cost of €9000.
The second phase is the
restoration of 21 Melitensiae books printed between 1672 and 1872,
costing € 1300.
The third phase is the purchase
of a Leaf-Casting Machine costing € 6000.
Funds for this project were
forthcoming from foreign firms, club members, members of the public and
fund raising activities.
This project is fully supported
by the Ministry of Education, the National Library and Heritage Malta.
To encourage the public to
sponsor a book, a label showing the name of the sponsor is affixed to
the selected volume. Interested book lovers may write to LCS, P.O.Box
62, Sliema SLM 1000.
Mizzi of the Ursuline Crèche in Guardamangia being presented
with a donation by Sliema lions President Alfred Micallef Attard
and Lion Tony Savona.
ROUND UP FOR 2010.
At the Christmas party organised
by the Club which was held at the residence of Lion Victor and Dr.
Stella Borg Barthet, an update on the Club’s achievements during 2010
was given by Lion President Alfred Micallef Attard. The period covers
the second half of Lion President Dr. Alphonse Macdonald and the first
half of the present incumbent. This round up was compiled by Lion
Secretary Joseph Messina.
AWARDS FROM LIONS CLUBS
of the achievement by the Club, the International Board of Directors of
Lions Clubs International has bestowed upon the Club the:
2009-2010 Club Excellence
Lion GEORGE O. ATTARD was
awarded 2 Key Medal for introducing 2 new members to the Club.
Lion VICTOR BORG BARTHET was
awarded 5 Key Medal for introducing 5 new members to the Club.
I.P.P. Lion ALPHONSE MACDONALD
was awarded the Club President Membership Growth Challenge 2009/2010
I.P.P. Lion ALPHONSE MACDONALD
was awarded the Club President Excellence Award for 2009/2010
Lion JOHN CAMILLERI received €
500 as sponsorship to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya where he planted
the Club’s Banner.
The VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL ARTS
FESTIVAL received € 800 to hold the Debutantes Evening in Gozo.
The DEPARTMENT of ENGLISH
STUDENTS ASSOCIATION received € 324 to hold a conference for students
reading for a degree in English at the University of Malta on
experiences in writing and publishing their works.
The cost of the first phase of
the NATIONAL LIBRARY BOOK RESTORATION PROJECT which amounts to € 9000,
was subscribed by Overseas sponsors.
The cost of the second phase of
this project amounting to € 1200 was fully subscribed by Club members
Lion FRANK P. GALEA a Past
President was appointed Maltese Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia and The Emirates
Lion TONIO PORTUGHESE was
appointed by the President of the Republic of Malta Dr. George Abela, as
Member of the National Order of Merit of the Republic of Malta.
JONATHAN YOUNG a promising
12-year old from Xaghra Gozo was sponsored by the Club to participate in
the Lions International Peace Poster Competition. His poster was
placed second from among 365000 entrants from 65 countries and received
U.S.$ 500 and a certificate.
THE MALTA HOSPICE MOVEMENT
SAN FRANGISK CHURCH B’KARA
DAR PATRI LEOPOLDU
URSULINE CRECHE G’MANGIA
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH SLIEMA
€ 200 towards the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund
BIENNIAL LIONS GATHERING AND CHARTER
3rd Biennial Lions Gathering was held with the participation
of 21 European Lions whilst at the Charter 35 European Lions attended.
These came from:
Castenaso Villanova Gozzadini of Bologna – Italy
L.C. Trieste Host – Italy
L.C. San Remo Matutia – Italy
L.C. Quatrucciu of Sardegna – Italy
L.C. Bosco Marengo Santa Croce of Alessandria – Italy
L.C. Duino Aurisana Trieste – Italy
L.C. Gameby Overom – Sweden
L.C. Burnham – U.K.
L.C. Fishguard & Goodwick – U.K.
L.C. Keynsham – U.K.
Tournament was held in association with the ROYAL MALTA GOLF CLUB in
March when € 800 was raised. The Club matched that sum and the amount
of € 1600 was donated to The Malta Hospice Movement.
Spare Ribs Night was held at The Malta Union Club.
NIGHT was held in July.
year the Club hosted visitors from various Clubs and countries including
Mr. Hisashi Nakanishi Managing Director of NGK Spark Plug Europe GMBH
the Club’s main sponsor for The National Library Book Restoration
Order of Merit being awarded to Sliema Lion
Tonio Portugese by the the President of the Republic of Malta, HE Dr
George Abela on 13/12/2010.
Induction of new members during the Charter
Dinner at the Excelsior Hotel on Sunday 21st November, 2010
Guests at the International Gathering
hosted by Lions club Sliema at the Capua Palace Sliema on the 14th Nov
Excellency Mr. Frank P. Galea presents his credentials to
the king of Saudi Arabia after having been appointed as
Malta's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the
Emirates. H.E. Frank P. Galea is an Honorary Life Member
of Lions Club Sliema and has held the Office of President of
the Club in 1990-1991 and Malta Zone Chairman between 1998
congratulations go to H.E. Frank and wish him success in his
At the age of
50 Giovanni (aka. John) Camilleri became the first Maltese Lion
to climb Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in
Africa. He reached Uhuru peak on the 18th October 2010 at 6.57
am making him the first out of 11 Maltese to reach the summit on
that day. Mr. Camilleri is seen in the photo holding the Lions
Club Sliema Banner as a sign of gratitude for the donation made
by the club towards the clinic in the village of Karro
FROM LIONS INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT:
2010 Lions Club
Sliema Lottery winner receives prize
Winner of the first prize, a painting donated by Ms. Galea, was
won by Mr. Raymond Baldwin. At an animated ceremony following
the bi-monthly Lions Club Sliema meeting on 21 April 2010 Mr.
Baldwin received his prize from the artist.
In the picture
from left to right: Lion Paul Micallef, Chairman of the Fund
Raising Committee, Mr. Raymond Baldwin, Ms. Rachel Galea
(artist) and Lion's President Alphonse L. MacDonald.
BEREAVEMENT – LION SECRETARY JOE CARUANA
The untimely death of Lions Club Sliema Secretary Joe Caruana has filled
the Maltese Lions community with sorrow.
Lion Joe passed away after a short illness on Saturday April 24. He
leaves to mourn his immense loss his wife Josephine (member of Lions
Club Mdina) his daughter Roberta and his two sons Nicholas and Joseph.
Lion Joe served Lions Club Sliema as President and for the last 12 years
as Club Secretary. Moreover he acted as Lions Malta Zone Secretary for
the last two years.
Joe was a hardworking Lion who was always ready to fulfil whatever
duties he was entrusted with. All Lions in Malta will sadly miss him.
May he rest in peace.
On 19 March 2010 the annual Lions Club Sliema sponsored golf
tournament took place at the Royal Malta Golf Club at Marsa.
Since 2009 this event is being held in memory of Lion Alex
Mangion who was also a Captain of the RMGC. The Sliema Lions
Club trophy has been superseded by the Alex Mangion Memorial
Shield. The Funds raised at this event are matched by a
donation from Lions Club Sliema and the total proceeds are
donated to charity that is chosen alternatively by the RMGC or
the Lions Club Sliema. This year the choice was RMGC’s and the
recipient charity will be the Hospice Movement.
In all 80
members, ladies and gentlemen participated in the event. The winner of
the ladies section was Ms. Marie Iinuma, while the overall winner and
the winner of the Alex Mangion Memorial shield was Mr. Malcolm
Hill. Lions Club Sliema was represented at the prize awarding ceremony
by its president Lion Alphonse L. MacDonald, the First Vice-President
Alfred Micallef Attard and Treasurer Joseph Messina. The Zone chairman
Lion Tom Restall also attended.
picture from left to right: Mr. Malcolm Hill, Mrs. Doreen Mangion, Lion
Alphonse L. MacDonald, Mr. Guy Chamberlain, Captain of RMGC.
Club Sliema continues support for Victoria Arts Festival
Lions Club Sliema has since 2007 supported the
Victoria Arts Festival, especially that part of the programme that
provides young Maltese musicians with the opportunity to expose their
work and show their talent in the “The Composer Speaks/Debutantes”
At the recently Lions Club Sliema organised Award Ceremony for the
International Peace Poster Contest in Victoria, Gozo, the Club
expressed its continued support to that programme item of the Victoria
Arts Festival 2010. Vice-President Alfred Micallef Attard handed Dr.
Maria Frendo, representing the Organising Committee of the Victoria Arts
Festival, a cheque as the 2010 contribution of Lions Club Sliema. The
presentation of the cheque is witnessed by Mr. Anthony Borg of the
Ministry for Gozo and Dr. Chris Said Parliamentary Secretary responsible
for Local Councils.
Alfred Micallef Attard presents cheque to Maria Frendo
Club Sliema Gozo Weekend 12 – 14 March 2010
The Board of Directors, members of the Club and visiting Lions from
abroad some accompanied by their spouses, and visiting Lions from the
UK, visited Gozo from 12 – 14 March 2010. During their relaxing stay in
Gozo the Lions Club Sliema group participated in a number of activities
organised by the Club and a partner organization the Gozo Cardiac Care
Unit (CCU) (see Partners).
On Saturday morning 13 March, the group and other Lions who came to Gozo
especially for the occasion, participated in the 2009 Lions
International Peace Poster Contest Award Ceremony at the Banca Giuratale
in Victoria, Gozo, see Award ceremony.
In the evening, the group socialised at a well attended and successful
dinner and flamenco show, “An Evening in Spring” organised by the Gozo
CCU, a voluntary organisation whose activities are supported by the
On Sunday morning 14 March 2010 the group attended Mass at St. Anthony
Convent in Mgarr where 1st Vice President Alfred Micallef
presented the Church with a relic, donated by Club Member Lion Anthony
J. Abela Medici, of St. George Preca, the first Maltese Saint. This
was greatly appreciated by the congregation. After lunch at a popular
restaurant the group returned to Malta satisfied with a successful and
Alfred Micallef Attard presenting relic
Lions attending Mass
Lions Club Sliema sponsored entry wins Merit Award
in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest 2009.
Lions Club Sliema is promoting the participation of young Maltese
artists, age 11 – 13 years old, in the annual International Peace Poster
Contest organised since 1988 by Lions International. The theme of 2009
competition was “The Power of Peace.” The 2009 Maltese contest was won
by Jonathan Young, a 12-year-old boy from Xaghra, Gozo, a student of the
Sacred Heart Minor Seminary of Victoria. His poster by right entered the
22nd annual International Peace Poster Contest and was one of the 24
finalists chosen from more than 350,000 entries drawn by children ages
11 to 13 from 65 countries. Other finalists were from the Bahamas,
China, the Dominican Republic, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea and
Taiwan (China). The Grand Prize winner was Yu Min Chen, a 13-year-old
girl from Taiwan. The other finalists were awarded a Merit Award,
consisting of a cash award of US$500.00 and a Certificate of Achievement
by Lions International.
Young’s winning poster was chosen for its originality, artistic merit
and portrayal of this year’s theme. “Peace conquers suffering and
despair and brings hope, life and unity!” said Young
His poster will form part of the 2009 Peace Poster Exhibition that will
be on view in the USA, Austria, Australia and feature in the Lions
International magazine with a circulation of around 1.4 million copies
worldwide and its website.
Lions Club Sliema, the national sponsor of the annual international
contest, is organized an award ceremony on 13 March 2010 in Victoria, Gozo.
Annual donation Lions Club Sliema to Inspire
Left Alphonse L. MacDonald, President Lions Club , right Nathan
Farrugia CEO Inspire
Practically since its inception
tal-Hbiberija has enjoyed the support of the Lions Club Sliema.
To provide the necessary funds for Razzett each year in the
summer a Spare Ribs Night, barbecue, is organised and served by
the members of the Lions Club Sliema at the grounds of Razzett.
Proceeds go towards supporting the activities of Razzett.
As Razzett and the Eden foundation have merged into Inspire last
year the proceeds of the Lions Club activities now go towards
the activities of Inspire. At a simple ceremony at the Victoria
Hotel in Sliema, the President of Lions Club Sliema Dr. Alphonse
L. MacDonald, accompanied by the Club’s treasurer Mr. Joseph
Messina, recently presented a cheque representing the 2009
donation of the Club to the Chief Executive Officer of Inspire,
Mr. Nathan Farrugia.
Rachel felt the need to communicate with
colour from an early age and at 14 years she started studying art and
eventually attended gilding and art private tuition. She works primarily
in oils and acrylic on canvas. In August 2009 she held a very successful
exhibition entitled ‘Alive in Colour’ at the Banca Giuratale in Victoria
donates picture to Lions Club Sliema
On the occasion of
the celebration of its 35th anniversary Lions Club Sliema held a
gala dinner on 14 November 2009 at the Grand Hotel Excelsior in
Floriana. In addition to the Lions Club Sliema members and their
guests, the dinner was also attended by a delegation, led by
President Alessandro Bitelli, of Lions Club, Villanova
Gozzadinni Castenaso, Italy, which is twinned with the Lions
As a side event Lions Club Sliema organised an exhibition of the
paintings by Rachel Galea, a young artist Maltese artist. Rachel
was born in 1973 in Attard and lived in Malta till the age of
eleven and then her whole family moved to Gozo, as both parents
presenting picture to Lions Club Sliema President Alphonse L.
During the dinner Rachel Galea presented the President of the Lions Club
Sliema Dr. Alphonse L. MacDonald with one of her paintings as her
contribution to the fund raising activities of the Club.
Rachel Galea’s exhibition can be visited at Hotel Excelsior till 29
November 2009. Part of the sale of her paintings will be donated to the
Lions Club Sliema in support of its philanthropic activities.
||On 30 July 2009 Annual Spare Ribs
Night was held at Razzett tal-Hbieberijja. The event was well
attended and the large amount of guests were full of praise for
the excellent organisation and well presented and tasty menu.
The event was a collective activities of the Lions Club Sliema
lions and their spouses, with the professional support of Chef
Lion Tony Abela (left in photo).
Proceeds of the event will be in support of the activities of
The event was sponsored by
Delicata & Sons
The Palace hotel
Benefit Shoe store
Please note that the Awards
Night was held at the
Club on Wednesday 24th
June at 20.00
hrs, three new members were
inducted in this last event under the Presidency of Lion
During the evening the Melvin Jones Award was received
by the Malta Zone Chairman. Lion Tom Restall of the
Sliema Lions Club and Sliema Lion Ian Lockheed, Founder
of the Sliema Lions Arts Fund.
Malta Lions meet the President of the Republic of Malta (4th
President Kevin Schembri, Malta Host President David Borg Cardona,
Zone Chairman (Sliema lion) Tom Restall. H.E. Dr. Anthony Abela,
President of the Republic, Mdina President Judith Debono, Sliema 1st
V. President Alphonse L. Macdonald, Zone Secretary (Sliema Lion) Joseph
Sliema President Lion George Attard during the presentation of
prizes to the winner of the Alex Mangion Trophy. This is an
annual event held for the past 25 years and which is sponsored
by Lions Club Sliema for the Golfers of the Royal Malta Golf
Club. Proceeds this year will go towards the purchase of
Glaucoma Screening Machines.
Sliema Lions President (left) lion George O. Attard exchanging
banners with Lions Club La Vallette President Lion Kevin
Schembri at the La Valletta Charter night in March 09
Past Zone Chairman Alfred Micallef Attard & Lion Daniel Houres
from Lions Club Marrakech
The board of Directors and members of the Sliema Lions Club
including their spouses crossed over to Gozo on Friday 7th
Feb 09 for a weekend break, away from Sliema’s hustle and bustle.
Sliema lions during their weekend visit to Malta’s
sister isle of Gozo.
The new Presidents of the 5 Lion clubs of Malta with Provisional Zone,
Tom Restall (centre) just after the handover ceremony in June 2008.
Following the lottery which was organised by
Lion Joe Messina and Lion Tony Abela, the winners were presented with
the 1st prize which was a water colour painting by the renowned artist
John Martin Borg.
In the photo, Sliema Lions President George Attard is flanked by John
Martin Borg whilst handing over the painting to Mr & Mrs. Grech,
Sliema Lions announce the winners of the Art Committee 2008 Poster
Sliema Lions are presently collecting
funds for the Site First 11 project initiated by Lions International.
This is being done in collaboration with the other four Lions club in
Funds collected will be used to
purchase special equipment for screening of Glaucoma in the Government
Polyclinics on a nationwide bases.
This is the second time round that such
funds have been collected. All 7 Government Clinics were supplied with
this equipment in 1998 but this equipment is now outdated and in a bad
state of repair after 10 years of continual use.
The sum which is needed is in excess of