On Thursday 19th December, Lions, wives and guests gathered at the Stowmarket Golf Club for our Christmas Dinner. Lion President Kevin’s special guests were some of the children visiting the UK as part of the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline hosting programme, along with their interpreter. It was a pleasure to have them join us and to see them relaxed and enjoying themselves.
On Thursday 21st November Lions gathered for an evening of wine tasting at Stowmarket Gold Club.
Hosted by sommelier David Hammond, Lions were asked to blind taste 8 wines and determine the country of origin, grape variety, ABV and price. Joviality increased as the night progressed but, after some enthusiastic tasting, 2 Lions managed a score of over 50%! After an exciting tie-break Colin Denton was declared the winner and took away a fine bottle of Spanish Rioja.
This month’s social took Lions and their wives and partners to Bawdsey to visit the new exhibition in the wartime Transmitter Building. Having been extensively re-furbished the building now houses a new, interactive exhibition charting the development of radar, so vital to the outcome of the Second World War.