SAINT CYPRIEN Visiting in June 2019

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OUR NEXT TRIP
SAINT CYPRIEN – FRANCE
5 – 12 JUNE 2019
Dep: Ryanair Malta 2.05pm  – Arr: Girona Spain 4.20pm
Dep: Ryanair Girona Spain 11.40am  – Arr: Malta 1.40pm
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WE WILL BE WELCOMED BY Lions Club SAINT CYPRIEN CATALANE :

 Lions Club St Cyprien Catalane meet at “Hotel Mas d’Huston **** “

Saint Cyprien is famous for the ‘Fauvist’ artists: Picasso, Matisse, Derain Chagall…,

the Royal Castle and vineyards. 

Some places very close to Saint Cyprien that we can visit are:

Perpignano which is about 14 Km from St Cyprien 

is the regional capital of 120,000 inhabitants

Here we can visit

The famous “Castillet”, the seat of the King of Maiorca in the XIII cent.

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

The Abbey of Saint Michel de Cuxa, the city of Prades and Villefranche de Conflent, a UNESCO world heritage site,

The Vauban fortifications and the Yellow Train that crosses the Pyrenees up to the border with Andorra  

Full details, hotel tariffs, tours, transfers, restaurants will be available by the middle of January.  

For further information please see the web sites below

https://lions-saintcypriencatalane.myassoc.org/

https://www.facebook.com/lionsclubsaintcypriencatalane/

https://www.france-voyage.com/cities-towns/saint-cyprien-plage-68450.htm

http://www.saint-cyprien.com/ 

https://www.france-voyage.com/francia-guida-turismo/collioure-2035.htm

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbazia_di_San_Michele_di_Cuxa

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prades_(Pirenei_Orientali)

https://www.france-voyage.com/francia-guida-turismo/villefranche-conflent-2053.htm

https://www.tourisme-canigou.com/decouvrez/le-train-jaune

 

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VIP VISITOR AT OUR MEETING ON NOVEMBER 7

Second Vice International President P. Townsend who will be in Malta to assess the possibility of holding the International Board Meeting in the very near future, will be attending our Club’s meeting on Wednesday November 7.

Club members are asked to be present at the appointed time, i.e. 1830 so that the meeting starts on schedule.

This is a great privilege for our Club to have a Vice President present at our meeting. It is hoped that several members will attend.

Kindly do not fail to wear your LIONS badge for this meeting. As a matter of fact the LIONS badge should be worn all the time as this shows that you are a member of the greatest philanthropic in the world!

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Charter Anniversary Programme

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Lunch on 21 October – World Lions Sight Day

Lions Club Sliema are organising a Lunch at the Malta Union Club, Tigne Street, Sliema after the Mass at Dar tal-Providenza on Sunday 21 October.

Those who do not want to go to Siggiewi can also join us for lunch at the Union Club at 13.00 hrs.
The Menu (€20 p.p.) is as follows:
Olives, Italian Cheese  & piadina
Spaghetti Mosaic (pasta with Veg and chicken)
Salimbocca alla Romana (veal with ham and salvia) with baked potatoes and veg.
Panna cotta al caramello.
BEVERAGES ARE AT AN EXTRA COST.
Those who dont eat meat can opt for fish menu at a supplement of €2.50 i.e. €22.50 instead of €20.00
Menu:
Penne Cozze e ceci al rosmarino (pasta with tomato sauce, clams and chick peas)
Filetto di Merluzzo al forno alla Mediterraneana con patate al forno (baked cod fillet with baked potatoes
Semifreddo al limone
Those of you who intend to participate are kindly requested to let Lion Joe Messina know as soon as possible but not later than Wednesday evening and inform him  if you are having meat or fish menu.
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Wednesday Talk 17 October 2018

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World Lions Sight Day

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Calming a Pride of Lions with a good Sherry

Last Wednesday we held another of our series of talks about drinks from our good friend, Norman Wilson.  This always is a good fund raising event, and a good crowd turns up.  And Lions sleep soundly after.

 

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Wednesday Talk Sept 19 2018 – Sherry!

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Sliema Lions Charity Cruise

In August 2018 Lions Club Sliema organized the first edition of the  Lions Charity Cruise. The event brought to the collection of more than 800 euro to support the purchase of guide dogs for blind people.

The Cruise was organized in collaboration with RMYC (Royal Malta Yacht Club) on whose premises a barbecue dinner and a pasta dinner took place to open and close the event.

In the night of falling stars 7 sailing yachts and over 25 between crew members and friends, including a group of fellow Lions from the twinned Club of Licata, left Malta to touch the southern coast of Sicily in the early afternoon.

The participants spent 3 days in Licata, all with a distinctive yellow bracelet from the Lions Club Sliema.

The local Past president Agostino Balsamo opened all the doors for the Maltese delegation to discover the city, in particular Sant’Angelo church, the maritime museum and the old Maltese District.

A special welcome came from the Mayor Giuseppe Galanti and other members of the City Council during the visit.

Nice weather, delicious food and wonderful company were the perfect frame to relaxed days in the spirit of friendship and solidarity.

The group sailed back to Malta from Scoglitti after spending a few more days in the city.

In the conclusive dinner a participation present was distributed to all the boat owners by the charity cruising committee and a special trophy was awarded to the best average per capita donor and thus winner of this edition: boat 4US.

A special thanks goes to all the volunteers who made all of this possible.

The great success of the event will most certainly lead to new amazing editions in the following years.

 

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The Catacombs of St Agatha restoration phase complete

Dr. Angelo Farrugia, Speaker of the House of Representatives, inaugurated
the third phase of the restoration of the frescoes at St.
Agatha Catacombs at Rabat on July 7.
The restoration work was undertaken by Mr George Farrugia. Lion
Alfred Micallef Attard was responsible to oversee the restoration
work which had been going on for quite some time. There is still some more restoration to be u n d e r t a k e n mainly on the main altar of the
catacombs.
Dr. Farrugia praised Lions Club Sliema for undertaking this important project which enhances Malta’s cultural heritage.
In the photo below Dr. Farrugia is seen cutting a ribbon in the Lions
blue and gold colours. Also seen in the photo is IPP Lion George O.
Attard next to the Speaker. Lion Alfred Micallef Attard is first on the
right. On the left can be seen the Rev. Director of the church with
Mr George Farrugia, who did the restoration work, second left. Club
President Lion Alex Arena is at the back.
It is claimed that St. Agatha spent time in the catacombs prior to
going back to Sicily where she was eventually brutally killed. The
saint is one of the patron saints of Malta together with the Apostle
St. Paul.
The Club is proud to have undertaken this project which hopefully
will be completed in due course.
 
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