Welcome to Sliema Lions Club
Lions Club Sliema is the one of the foremost Lions Club of the Maltese Islands. Looking back at the forty three years we have been together, among the achievements that stand out are the Organ Donation Campaign, the restoration project of the frescoes at St Agatha’s Catacombs and the ongoing work of preserving our patrimony at the National Library of Malta. Our members aim is to strengthen the club even further in its philanthropic and social aspects. In doing this we rely on the generous assistance of long-serving members who have served, and continue to serve, on the many boards through which our Club works. We are also very happy to welcome our new members, who have brought in fresh ideas and valuable expertise, which will help us with current and future projects.
We meet each first and third Wednesday of every month at 6.30pm at Victoria Hotel Sliema.
We are now looking to the possibility of enticing younger members to join our Club. Our student volunteer programmes allow young members to help others in the community. A reduced membership is available for those of student age.
Our Motto is: ‘We Serve’
For more information of the Clubs past activities go to History of Lions Club Sliema.
Here is a link to the Lions International Website. lionsclubs.org
Our Current President
Each year we choose a new Lion to be President of our Club.
Margaret Frendo nee Debono was born in 1952 at St. Julian’s and brought up at Balzan. She received her formal education at St. Joseph Convent School, Blata I-Baida followed by studying to qualify as a tour guide at the Royal University of Malta, Valletta.
In 1973 Margaret married and accompanied her husband on his studies at Oxford and later, on his job with UNHCR. this involved living in switzerland, Egypt, Papua, New Guinea and Australia.
In Oxford Margaret worked as a telephone operator/receptionist at the Nuffield Nursing Home and then in the foreign Exchange Bureau of Selfridges.
She returned to Malta with the family in 1988 where she resumed her guiding career in English, French and Italian. She followed a diploma course in the Appreciation and History of Art at the School of Art in Valletta as well as attend a course of lectures at the University of Malta’s Institute of Baroque Studies.
She was also involved in organising various international cultural conferences.
Margaret is now retired and lives in Attard. She is married to Professor Henri Frendo and they have three children: Juliana, benjamin ans Oliver. She is grandmother to twins Hugo and Jerome. Margaret joined Lions club Mdina in 1999 and transferred to Lions Club Sliema in 2014. Her hobbies are reading and cultural travel.