Uttoxeter Lions Club Pat Dow Kindness Award

This award has been created to honour the memory of Lion Pat Dow in recognition of the care and kindness shown to others during her life time. Pat was a very much loved well-known and extremely popular lady in Uttoxeter and around the County both through her professional career in Social Services, and as a dedicated member of Lions International and local lions’ clubs. The award is open to all young people aged 8 to 18 years.

Rules of the award

  1. Any young person in the age range (8-18) may be nominated.
  2. The nomination must be from a third party.
  3. Family members will be excluded as a nominator.
  4. A trophy accompanied by a certificate and a monetary prize (£100) will awarded to the outright winning nominee each year. No further prizes will be awarded.
  5. The administration will be conducted solely by Uttoxeter Lions Club
  6. The Judging committee will consist of the current club president, a past club president and the club youth officer.
  7. Nominators must send documented (a) details to support the nomination, word of mouth or other information will not be accepted other than as detailed (b) A minimum of 12 months active acts of kindness please (accept in this first year).
  8. The award for this lion’s year (21/22) will be presented at the club changeover at the end of June 2022 (Lion’s year-end), and in the following month of March each year henceforth at the annual Uttoxeter Lions Charter Night.
  9. The recipient will receive an invitation to Uttoxeter Lion’s Charter night in the winning year and will be accompanied by the parents or guardians of the said recipient.
  10. This very special award is totally supported and financed by the Lions club of Uttoxeter.

Uttoxeter Lions Club Pat Dow Kindness Award


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PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING Between the 10th and 25th June 2021





Between the 10th and 25th June 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions Uttoxeter Lions Club are unable to run its popular Prostate Screening event this year.

However, we are delighted to offer an alternative solution in 2021, which is the provision of a limited number of free home test kits.

Further details on how to obtain your kit to follow

Pumpkin Competition

Competition Details and Prizes

Uttoxeter Lions Pumpkin Carving Competition Entry Information

To enter:

Please upload your photograph of your Carved Pumpkin to the Uttoxeter Lions Facebook page:@uttoxeterlionsclub


  • Competition entry is free of charge

  • Entry to the competition is restricted to one entry per person please

  • Competition is open to all age groups

Please Ensure its a photo of your Pumpkin Only 

The competition will run until midnight on 31 October 2020

Winning entry photographs will be published on the Uttoxeter Lions Facebook page and Uttoxeter Lions website.

The Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Uttoxeter Lions policy is such that we will not pass on your details to any third part without your prior consent.


Requesting Our Support

Our motto is “We Serve” and Lions are part of a global service network. Here at Uttoxeter Lions, we are a group of committed and dedicated volunteers who offer help and support to individuals, families, charities and community organisations within the wider Uttoxeter area.

If you are looking for support (financial or through us offering an extra pair of hands to help you), please complete the Support Request Form and email it to supportrequest@uttoxeterlions.co.uk. Our Welfare Committee will then consider your request. Please also see our Privacy Policy

Uttoxeter Lions Club Privacy Notice

Uttoxeter Lions Club hold personal data about you. This notice explains how and why your personal data will be used and how long it will be retained for. It provides you with certain information that must be provided by us under the General Data Protection Regulations ((EU) 2016/679) (GDPR).

Data Protection principles.

We will comply with data protection law and principles which means that your data will be:

  • used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way;
  • collected only for the purposes explained in this document and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes.
  • Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited to what is necessary to achieve those purposes;
  • So far as possible, accurate and kept up to date.
  • Kept for no longer than is necessary for the purposes we have told you about and in a manner that ensures appropriate security.

The information we collect and when

The type of information that we will collect on you, and you voluntarily provide to us on this website includes your name and address, telephone number(s), email address, records of conversations, agreements, donation transactions and the reason you contacted us.

You are under no statutory or contractual requirement or obligation to provide us with your personal information but we really do need at least the information above to deal with you in an efficient and effective manner.

How we use your information

  • To contact you after your enquiry, reply to any questions, suggestions, issues or complaints you have contacted us about;
  • Take payment from you or give you a refund;
  • To power our security measures and services so you can safely access our website and mobile apps;
  • To answer your questions and solve any issues you have.

Who we might share your information with

We may share your personal data with other organisations to deal with your enquiry or if the law or a public authority says we must it or if we need to share it in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights which includes providing personal data to others for the purposes of preventing fraud and reducing credit risk.

How long we keep your information for

We retain a record of your personal information in order to provide you with the best possible service. We will always retain your personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and never keep it for longer than is necessary. Unless otherwise required by law, your data will be stored for a period of 5 years after our last contact with you and it will then be deleted.

Your rights are as follows:

Right to Access your Personal Information

This is commonly known as a “data subject access request”.  It allows you to obtain a copy of personal data we are holding about you.  If we agree that we are obliged to provide personal information to you (or someone else on your behalf), we will provide it to you or them free of charge within 30 days from when your identity has been confirmed. Proof of identity and sufficient information about your contact with us will be requested so that we can locate your personal information.

Right to Correct your Personal Information

You can require inaccurate personal data to be corrected and any incomplete personal data to be completed

Right to Object or Stop or Limit our processing of your dat

You have the right to object to us processing your personal information if we are no longer entitled to use it. You can require us to delete or remove personal data which is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed or where the processing is unlawful or where you are exercising your right to object. You can require us to stop processing for a period while we verify the accuracy of personal data which you contest or where the processing is unlawful or where we no longer need the personal data for the purposes for which it was provided.

Right to complain

You can you complain to the Information Commissioners Office, the UK Supervisory Authority for Data Protection Issues (www.ico.org.uk) However, we would ask you to raise any issue or complaint you have with us first and we will always do our best to resolve the matter.

How to contact us

If you have any queries or want any further information or want to review, verify, correct or request erasure of your personal information or object to its processing, please contact

Who are the Lions

Lions – From the Beginning

The Association of Lions Clubs developed from an idea of Melvin Jones, a community-spirited Chicago insurance agent. At its first Convention in October 1917, the Association was officially designated as Lions Clubs. At that time 22 Clubs were represented, all within the United States, and it was at this Convention that the Association’s constitution and by-laws were adopted. By 1927 Clubs had been organised in China, Mexico and Cuba and membership then stood at 60,000 in 1,183 clubs. Gradually, the concept of Lionism has spread throughout the world, until the present day with clubs established in more than 180 countries. In Britain and Ireland alone there are almost 1,000 clubs.

Our Name, Emblem, Motto, Slogan and Official Colours

The official name of our association is The International Association of Lions Clubs. Most of us, however, prefer the abbreviated form ‘Lions Clubs International’. On our Emblem, which is found on our pins, badges, flags, correspondence, etc. the Lions facing away from the centre represent the past and the future. Proud of the past and confident of the future.

Our motto is simply WE SERVE. Our official Colours of purple and gold each have a special meaning. Purple stands for loyalty and integrity: gold stands for sincerity, liberality, purity and generosity in mind and heart.

Our Organisation

Lions Clubs International is organised into Districts and these are grouped together into Multiple Districts. The British Isles and Ireland are known as “Multiple District 105”, or simply “MD 105”. Each District is identified by its Multiple District number followed by one or two letters. Our clubs lie in District 1O5BS. The District is then divided into Regions and each Region into Zones. Most Zones comprise between six and eight Clubs. This sounds complicated, but it is quite simple when reduced as follows:

  • Headquarters: Lions International – headed by annually appointed International President
  • Our Country Identification: MD 105 headed by annually appointed Chairman of Council
  • Our District Identification: BS headed by annually appointed District Governor
  • Our Region headed by annually appointed Region Chairman
  • Our Zone headed by annually appointed Zone Chairman
  • Our Club headed by annually appointed President

Lions Projects and Activities

Lions clubs around the world conduct a variety of humanitarian service projects, which benefit communities at local, national and international levels. The quantum of support at all or any of these levels is decided by the membership of each individual club.

    The following are just a few examples of some of the better-known national and international projects and activities:

  • Diabetes Awareness: Educational programmes designed to promote awareness of the warning signs of diabetes. Some clubs, in collaboration with local medical centres, conduct free diabetic/cholesterol screening sessions for the general public.
  • Sight Conservation and Work with the Blind: A programme of glaucoma screening clinics, eye banks and rehabilitation institutes. White Canes were introduced by the Lions and some clubs provide aids including guide dogs.
  • SightFirst: An international programme dedicated to controlling and preventing blindness worldwide.
  • Closer to home: Lions clubs raise funds to support worthy causes appropriate to the needs of their local communities. The need could be quite modest, such as toys for a playgroup, or much more ambitious, such as motorised wheelchairs for the disabled. There is no set agenda, and much depends on the way the club develops and the support extended by the local community.

The Birth of a Club

Clubs are born in a variety of different ways, and for a variety of reasons. The reason which stands out amongst all others is the overwhelming desire to help those less fortunate than ourselves. This does not necessarily mean helping those less privileged from a financial point of view. In fact, much of the help provided by Lions has no connection whatsoever with money. For example, it could be that some club members are anxious to help with environmental issues, or perhaps rendering physical support to the elderly or the handicapped. Very often the overriding reason for forming a club is the desire of a group of people to gather socially and cultivate new and lasting friendships, while at the same time rendering service to their local community. Such a club is possibly the happiest of all!

    Clubs fall into 3 different categories, all of whom can benefit their community:

  • Club Branch: a small number of people can form a Club Branch, working under the ‘umbrella’ of a sponsor Club.
  • New Century Lions Club: aimed mainly at the under 35 age group.
  • Lions Club: Comprises of a minimum of 20 people of all ages.

Once common ground has been established and the group totals the required number of members, the time has arrived to form a club under the banner of “Lions Clubs International”. Another club is invited to sponsor the new club, and the District Governor appoints an experienced ‘Guiding Lion’ to help the new club through its first year. At this stage, three important meetings are arranged:

  • 1) Pre-formation Meeting: in which members complete their membership application forms, pay their entrance fees, elect temporary officers, prepare for the Formation Meeting and take decisions on the way forward for their club
  • 2) Formation Meeting: a ceremonial occasion when members are inducted and the Club firmly established as up and running
  • 3) Charter Evening: an exciting celebration, usually in the form of a dinner/dance held at a prestigious venue, when the club is formally presented with its Charter. Lions from other clubs participate in the event.

The Club: Structure

The Club Rules are set out in a Constitution, which is in the main common to all clubs. The Lionistic Year runs from 1st July to 30th June, with elections held each March to appoint the following year’s officers.

    These are:

  • President – conducts meetings
  • First Vice President – conducts meetings in the absence of the President
  • Secretary – maintains records and conducts correspondence
  • Treasurer – takes care of Club finances
  • Lion Tamer – the keeper of Club regalia
  • Tail Twister – makes sure members behave themselves and fines them when they don’t.

It is usual, but not essential, for the First Vice President to be elected President for the following year. Some clubs also elect a Second Vice President. Very often the Secretary and Treasurer serve for more than one year. but this is also for the members to decide and in any case, as with other officers, they must be re-elected every year. In addition to the officers, some members are invited by the President to chair committees which take care of the club’s activities.

Board of Directors

Every club has a Board of Directors, generally composed of the office bearers plus two members. The Board usually meets independently to discuss broad issues concerning the club; particularly membership matters and report their findings to the Club at the regular meeting.

The Club Finances

A club requires at least two separate accounts: Charities/Activities and Administration. The Charities account is strictly reserved for money raised from the public, and Lions are very proud of the fact that for every £1 raised from the public £1 goes back into the community. In other words, we are not permitted to claim administration costs from the money we collect. The Administration account contains the money we collect from ourselves. We collect most of the money through our half-yearly dues, holding raffles and other fund raising activities among ourselves. Also there are the fine raised by our Tailtwister, but these are kept within reasonable bounds.

Regular Subscriptions or Dues

Every member contributes to the administration costs of the organisation at District, Multiple District and International levels and currently a typical club half-yearly subscription would be £15 to £25. This also covers the cost of the bimonthly ‘B&I Lion’ Magazine, (posted to every member in Britain and Ireland) as well as our personal accident insurance premium. We each pay a strictly one-off joining fee, usually around £20. This covers the cost of our New Member Kit (Lions pin, etc.) and the administration costs incurred by Headquarters in processing our membership.

The Cost of being a Lion

So often we have heard it said that being a Lion means spending money, but this is simply not true. The most expensive event in our programme is our annual Charter Anniversary celebration, when most clubs arrange a dinner/dance in a prestigious venue. This event celebrates the “Clubs Birthday” and the average cost per person is in the range £17.00 to £22.00. Attendance is optional, and in any case it only happens once a year. Some Lions really enjoy Charters and participate in the celebrations of other clubs as well as their own. This is their choice and pressure is never brought to bear on members to spend more than they can afford. As far as other social events is concerned, the members choose what to do, or where to go and how much to spend.

Regular Meetings

Meetings are usually held twice monthly. The Lion Tamer prepares the meeting room prior to the arrival of the other members. The President conducts the proceedings, the Secretary and Treasurer are asked for their reports, followed by the Committee Chairmen, and finally all members are asked to contribute to any other business. Throughout the proceedings, all members are encouraged to express their views and ideas. The Tail Twister collects the fines, reminding members of the mistakes they have made. Some clubs have a break halfway through the meeting and some prefer to finish the business as quickly as possible, leaving members with an hour or so to enjoy each others’ company before going home. Minutes of meetings are usually circulated to all members within ten days of the meeting.


The Club’s activities depend solely on the preferences of the members. Usually, the Fund-Raising committee is responsible for finding, putting forward and the execution of projects for the raising of charity funds.


There is always an individual or group needing a helping hand and the extent to which the Club contributes depends upon the decisions of the members and possibly the time at their disposal.


This is when members get together and simply enjoy being Lions. The Social Activities Committee plans a programme of entertainment in consultation with all club members. Anything goes in this aspect of Lions.

Regalia and Fund-Raising Equipment

Basic items of ceremonial regalia used by most clubs include the President’s collar of office, gavel, bell, Tail-Twister’s collection box, visitor’s book and bannerettes. (All clubs have their own individually designed bannerettes, which they exchange with other clubs during inter-club visits and on other special occasions.) The basic items for fund-raising include collection boxes/buckets, tabards, collapsible tables and PR display boards. It takes time to acquire all these items, but as a temporary measure in the initial stages of a club’s development, neighbouring clubs usually make their surplus equipment available on loan. The only item which cannot be borrowed is the President’s collar of office.

As a Lion you will be a valued and respected member of the largest and greatest service organisation in the world.