Peace Poster Contest – 2021/2022

peace poster

THEME: LEAD WITH CAMPASSION

Contest rules & Regulations

  • The theme for the artwork is “Lead with Compassion
  • Open to students who will be 11, 12 or 13 years on November 15, 2022 (ie eligible birth dates are November 16, 2008 – November 15, 2011).
  • Artwork must not be smaller than 33cm x 50cm or larger than 50cm x 60cm. (so in the region of an A2 size). Do not mat or frame artwork.
  • One entry per student and entry must be the work by one student- Artwork must be student’s original creation, no duplications will be accepted.
  • All media is accepted (chalk, charcoal and pastel artwork is to be sealed with a fixative spray to prevent smearing). Do not laminate entries.
  • 3D entries are not accepted. Nothing should be glued, stapled or attached to the artwork in any way
  • No lettering or numbering is to be placed on the front of the artwork. Artist’s signatures are to be written on the back of the artwork.
  • Artwork should be done on a flexible material so it can be rolled for shipping in a mailing tube. Do not fold artwork. Due to Covid restrictions Artwork may even be done at home
  • Artwork to be submitted by latest 15 November 2022

Prizes

  • 1st Prize winner: Agenda Bookshop Voucher Euro 75 & Euro 75 worth of Staedtler products.
  • 2nd & 3rd Prize winners: Agenda Bookshop Voucher Euro 40 & Euro 40 worth of Staedtler products each.
  • 9 merit awards: Agenda Bookshop Voucher Euro 15 & Euro 15 worth of Staedtler products each.
  • At the International level, the winning poster has been sent with other posters from around the world, to the Lions International Head Quarters for the final judging.
  • The International Grand prize winner receives a trip to the USA together with 2 family members, and a cash prize of US $5000.00, plus an award.
  • There will also be 23 international merit award winners each receiving a cash prize of US$500.00 plus a certificate of achievement.
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Talk – Climate Change

TALK

 

      Wednesday, 20th 2019 at 19.30

at Victoria Hotel

Lions Club Meeting Hall

 

Climate Change – Emergency

by

Prof Simone Borg

 

Prof Borg is Malta’s Ambassador for Climate Action and Change and Sustainable Development

 

The Talk will be in English

 

 After the Talk we shall proceed to the Victoria Restaurant for our usual Pasta Night for the price of €12.
 

Parking:  Free under Victoria Hotel

 

All Lions Club members, family and friends are invited
Please inform Lion Chris Borg Cardona by  not later than 17th November 2019 if you will be joining us for the Meal only  by SMS on mobile 79246760

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Report – Olive Oil Pressing at Stella’s Garden Centre Rabat

On Sunday the 27th of October, we were given a tour of Stella’s Garden Centre which has lovely plants, trees, and herbs. We were shown the advanced method of growing seedlings from high-quality seeds which are grown and then distributed as seedlings to farmers throughout Malta who grow them on to produce a variety of vegetables, flowers, and fruit for the local market.
 
Our guide for the visit was Mr Kurt Grima who gave an informative talk about the process of growing the seedlings and also explained the olive oil pressing method. We were told that in Malta harvesting olives is done from mid-September until the end of November.
 
The production area has a hopper into which the olives and leaves are placed.  By means of a conveyor belt, the debris can be separated from the olives.  After washing the olives are crushed and kneaded in a Malaxor tank for forty-five minutes. It is here also that oil, water, and solids are separated by centrifuge. The pure oil is then collected.  This natural extraction process ensures the oil retains all the nutrients and antioxidants that are so beneficial for our health. The oil produced is Extra Virgin Olive Oil because it is not heated, nothing is added and the oil is not treated in any way. It takes approximately ten to twelve kilos of olives to produce one lit er of oil. The waste from production is used for compost or for making into logs for use in fireplaces. 
 
We all appreciated sampling the oil with Maltese bread and bigilla….delicious!
 
Thank you to Lion Isabelle Micallef for kindly arranging this lovely visit and also thanks to her generous family for hosting us.
 
Very grateful thanks to Mr Kurt Grima for showing us around and explaining the process of obtaining the high-quality cold-pressed olive oil.
 
This was a well-attended fundraising event greatly enjoyed by all who came.
 
By Susan Galea Borg
 
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Olive Pressing Demonstration

Sunday, 27th October 2019

At 10.30am

 Olive Pressing Demonstration

at

Stella’s Garden Centre

near Gianpula, l/o Rabat

 €5 per person which will be donated back to Lions Club Sliema

Afterwards Lunch at Irerra Restaurant, Ta’ Xbiex

      

Please email  Lion Doreen Davis on arcoiriscsw@gmail.com if you will be joining us for the Demonstration and for  Lunch by not later than 23rd October 2019

 

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Charter Night 2019

 Saturday, 9th November 2019

At 20.00 for 20.30

 

Charter Night

at

Grand Hotel Excelsior, Floriana

 

Paid up Members are FREE but Guests will be charged €50 per person all inclusive. Friends are welcome.

The Main Course will consist of Sous Vide Veal Loin and Salmon. You are kindly requested to advise Lion Joe of your preferred option and of any dietary restrictions, when placing your booking. 

Dress Code:  Black Tie (or dark Lounge Suit) for Men and Cocktail Dresses for Ladies

      

Please email  Lion Joe Messina on messi242@gmail.com by not later than 2nd November

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The Story of Chinese Porcelain and its Journey to the West

On Wednesday 16th of October Joan Barnewell from Dublin, Ireland delivered a very well-received talk on The Story of Chinese Porcelain and its Journey to the West. Joan’s talk was inspired by her interest in the arts of Imperial China and in particular her love of the Qing Dynasty porcelain in the Chester Beatty collection where Joan has been a tour guide for many years.
 
After a brief history of Chinese pottery and porcelain, Joan introduced us to the famous kilns in Jingdezhen. We learned of the remarkable people who climbed the mountain every day for the secret ingredient-kaolin-and carry it down the mountain where it was processed and fired in enormous kilns to make beautiful objects for the Imperial Palace-and eventually for Europe.
 
We followed the boatmen and stick-men on their arduous 700-mile journey.  They carried the precious porcelain across large lakes, through rivers, across rapids and rough slippery terrain and through steep mountain passes in all weather to reach the port of Canton. The labourers were met there by the merchants and were photographed by the renowned Scottish photographer John Thomson.
 
It was here in the 16th century that the Dutch and Portuguese ships carrying porcelain
began their journeys reaching Europe several months later-if they were lucky.  Many ships did not make it.  The shipwrecks which would have been a disaster at the time have proved to be a blessing as porcelain…. like gold is not affected by being under the sea.
 
In 1604 a consignment of 100,000 pieces of porcelain reached Holland on the SS Catania and was sold at auction it caused a stir.  Everyone who could afford it wanted it.
 
If the secret of how it was made could be found…. there was a fortune to be made. 
A French Jesuit missionary priest managed to get the details from some of his Catholic converts and the rest is history.
 
Today the Chinese are buying back porcelain at auctions around the world.  We saw a slide of a sixteen-inch vase from the 18th century which had been used as an umbrella stand.  It sold to a buyer from Beijing for $43 million.
 
After 2000 years porcelain is still being made in Jingdezhen a testament of Chinese adaptability, great artistry and craftsmanship and the beauty of porcelain.
 
Many thanks to Joan for giving us an extremely interesting talk increasing our knowledge and appreciation of fine porcelain from past to present.
 
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Article about the Visit to the Malta Aviation Museum

By Lion Susan Galea Borg.
 
A visit was made to the Aviation Museum on 15th September 2019 which is especially interesting if you have a family member or friend who served in the RAF.
 
The museum shows the role of aviation in the Second World War and explains their contribution to protect Malta.
 
Some of our members watched a video of Malta being bombed in WW2.
 
There is an interesting range of exhibits that we could get up close to.
 
We saw wartime aircraft and also post-war jets…..A Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane, de Havilland Tiger Moth, Piper L4, Douglas Dakota 1V, Fairey Swordfish and others.
 
Some jets seen are de Havilland Vampire 11, Hawker Sea Hawk and Gloster Meteors.  We also saw land-based vehicles. Uniforms and memorabilia also form part of the collection.
 
The museum also remembers individual men like Sgt. Pilot Tony Boyd who died in a Spitfire airplane to save Malta.  Many men now lie at rest at Kalkara War Cemetery having died as heroes during 1940-1943.
 
The museum visit was a great success. Many thanks to our guide Mr. Ray Polidano who gave us an excellent tour full of information and history
of Malta’s role in aviation history.
 
Grateful thanks to the family Polidano who take care of and run the museum.
 
This visit was a fundraising event which raised one hundred euros.
 
 
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Board Members and Officers 2022/2023

Lions Club Sliema

BOARD OF DIRECTORS  – 2022 /2023 

The Board of Directors for the Lionstic Year July 1, 2022 to July 30, 2023 is as shown hereunder: 

PRESIDENT: WILSON Norman
IMM. PART PRESIDENT: FRENDO Margaret 
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT: GRIMA BEZZINA Karl
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT: BORG BARTHET Victor
SECRETARY: FARRUGIA Lorna
TREASURER: ARENA Alex
   
DIRECTORS: 1 Year (2022-2023)  DAVIS Doreen
  GALEA BORG Susan
  SILIMINI Eliza
DIRECTORS: 2 Years (2022-2024) CUSCHIERI Marie Therese
  SCIBERRAS Louis
  WARD Martin
MEMBERSHIP ZAMMIT Vivienne
LCIF COORDINATOR MESSINA Joe
   
Lion Tamer:  responsible for storing the tools the club needs (flags, banners, name tags), as well as the valuables (bell and gavel) and they, are available at every meeting. SCIBERRAS Louis
Tail Twister:  is to promote harmony, good fellowship and enthusiasm at club meetings through appropriate stunts and games and a judicious imposition of fines on club members. GRECH Arlette

 Current President

Each year a new Lion becomes the President of the Lions Club Sliema.

Norman Wilson
President
1 st July 2022 – 30 th June 2023

Norman Wilson

Norman Wilson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1947. After attending Bathgate Academy he went on to university in Glasgow where he graduated with a degree in Economics. After a further year in Glasgow Norman obtained a Post Graduate Certificate of Education. Norman taught Economics and Economic History at The High School of Glasgow, a top grant-aided private school, and was promoted to head of the department after 2 years. During this time he co-authored an Economics Text Book aimed at bankers for their AIB.
He then went on to a very different kind of school in Clydeside, Govan High School, and a year later he received further promotion to Portobello High School in Edinburgh.

It was then that Norman studied for a Masters Degree in Philosophy and Psychology at Edinburgh University graduating with distinction. 

During this time Norman was also involved in voluntary work with the Roman Catholic Church as Managing Director of Laetare Youth Hostel which offered restful holidays for disadvantaged overseas students.

A move to London saw him as a Senior Teacher (Assistant Head) in Billericay High School, one of the largest secondary schools in England where he was promoted to Deputy Headmaster. 

Norman has always wanted to live in Malta and so in 2000, his wish became reality. He obtained a post as Director of Studies and Deputy Headmaster at St Edward’s College, Malta, retiring 6 years later. 

In 1973 Norman married Victoria and has one son and 2 grandsons. 

Norman was invited to join Valletta Circle, Catenian Association, where he became Secretary, Vice-President, and then President in 2012. In 2016 he became Area Councillor then Provincial Councillor.

The current Lion President, Margaret Frendo introduced Norman to the Lions Club, Sliema, to give a talk on Antique Glass in Malta a subject he has written several papers on, some of which have been published and have been a glass consultant to MUZA. He has also given talks to the Club on Malt Whisky, Wine, Port, Sherry, Chinese Snuff Bottles (2 talks), George Fenech (Artist) and Persian Carpets.

During the Club’s Holiday in France in 2018, Norman was officially asked to join by the Membership Officer Lion Vivienne Zammit. He has recently resigned his post as Provincial Councillor with Valletta Circle to take on the Presidency of our Club.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS  – 2020 /2021 

President WILSON Norman
Immediate Past President FRENDO Margaret
1st Vice President MUSCAT Victoria
2nd Vice President GRIMA BEZZINA Karl
Secretary FARRUGIA Lorna
Treasurer ARENA Alexander
Membership Director ZAMMIT Vivienne

LCIF Coordinator

Lions Club International Foundation

MESSINA Joe
Directors – July 2021 – June2023

DAVIS Doreen
GALEA BORG Susan
SOLIMINI Elisa

Directors – July 2020 – June 2022

ATTARD George
BORG CARDONA Chris
RESTALL Tom

Lion Tamer:  responsible for storing the tools the club needs (flags, banners, name tags) as well as the valuables (bell and gavel) and see they are available at every meeting.

SCIBERRAS Louis

Tail Twister:  is to promote harmony, good fellowship and enthusiasm at club meetings by appropriate stunts and games and a judicious imposition of fines on club members.

MICALLEF Isabelle

 

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Talk – CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES

Mr Norman Wilson

will be giving us a talk on 

CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES (Part 2)

Wednesday, 18th September 2019 at 19.30

at

Victoria Hotel

 Lions Meeting Hall

 

Presentation will be in English.

 Port offered by Lions Club

Sliema and Nibbles made by Victoria Wilson will also  be served.

 

 
Parking:  Free under Victoria Hotel

 

All Lions Club members, family and friends are invited

After the talk we shall proceed  to a restaurant at the Victoria Hotel  for a light dinner.
Please inform Lion Chris Borg Cardona by  not later than 14th September 2019 if you will be joining us at the restaurant by SMS on mobile 79246760 or e-mail.  
chrisborgcardona@gmail.com

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