About Us

Selsey and District Lions are always looking for new members, male and female, young and old to join an active and enthusiast team, who have common interest in helping the community while at the same time enjoying a good social life. If you are interested in finding out more about our activities or are thinking of becoming a Lion we would love to meet you, so why not come along to one of our meetings at the Selsey Club in Coxes Road, now held on the 2nd Monday of each month,  telephone Lion Colin on 07710 405011 or email colin.rickman2@gmail.com for further information.

What is a Lions Club?
   Our Lions Club, like every other Lions Cub throughout the world is totally autonomous within the framework of our Constitution and is a branch of The International Association of Lions Clubs, which is the world's largest Service Organisation, with over 1.3 million members in approximately 200 countries. Originating in the USA the first Lions Club was formed in England in 1950, there are now over 900 Clubs and more than 19,000 members in the British Isles.  http://www.lionsmd105.org . The Selsey and District Lions Club was formed in 1976 originally as the "Selsey Bill Lions Club" later changing to the "Manhood Peninsular Lions Club" and then after the formation of the Witterings Club in 1992 it took the present name.

When do we meet?Our main monthly Business Meeting is held on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Selsey Club in Coxes Road Selsey. Commencing at 8.00pm and normally lasting for a couple of hours. We have a varied program of Social Events, usually held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at various venues and often joined by spouses, partners and friends. We also hold an annual Anniversary Dinner, Changeover Dinner and President's BBQ.

How Does the Club Raise Money? In addition to helping and supporting many Local Activities and Charities we also organise and run several popular events in Selsey during the year. These have included the Talent Show,   Bands Bangers and Blues, Swimathon, Moneymile and the Christmas Carol Float as well as running stalls at various local fetes and events.

Who benefits from this Money?
   The vast majority of the money we raise in spent locally, this is usual with most Lions Clubs. We support Youth Organisations, Hospices and many other local groups and individuals.
   In addition to this we have supported major disaster relief efforts, on-going projects run by Lions International as well as other charities both national and international.
   Each year we run a Prize Draw to raise fund for a specific Charity chose by the Club President, in recent years this has included Selsey First Responders, Sussex Snowdrop Trust,Help for Heroes and the Snowdrop Trust.

Who can join?  
Maybe YOU! Although  membership is by invitation, it  is open to all  men   and  women over  18 years of age,  we do  not  put up barriers based on social and professional distinctions; it's personal  qualities that really count.  We welcome people from all sections of the community who share a common interest in helping others, being part of team and wish to enjoy a good social life.
   The Club is seeking to increase its membership and if you are interested in joining you would be expected to attend at least three meetings to give you an opportunity to get to know us and gain a wider   understanding of the of the Aims and Objectives of our Organisation.
   If you feel that you are unable to commit yourself to membership but would like to help out at some of our events we would appreciate your assistance as a "Friend of the Lions". All help is gratefully received and hopefully you will enjoy yourself.

What does it cost?   Members' subscriptions are currently 21 per half year, this pays for the Club's administration costs. Every penny raised from the public is used for the benefit of Charity and the Local Community. Club Members are not expected to contribute financially to any Welfare or Service project. Our contribution is to give our time ideas and enthusiasm. There is no set amount of time you have to contribute to the Club this is entirely your choice, suffice it to say that as with most things in life the more participate the more rewarding it becomes.

How can I find out more?There are several ways of doing this.....The easiest thing do is to ask!

You can arrange to come along to one of our meetings; alternatively you can arrange to speak to one of our members.

If you would like more information please contact our Membership Chairman:

Lion Colin Rickman on 07710 405011 or email colin.rickman2@gmail.com for further information.