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.
On 5th October, members of the Lions Club of Stowmarket and District gathered with their guests and friends to celebrate the Club’s 39 Charter Anniversary. The president’s guests on were the District Governor of 105CE, Lion Gurcharan Manku and the Mayor of Stowmarket, Paul Ekpenyong. Visiting Lion and responding to the toast on behalf of the guests was Lion Malcolm Collins of Filey Lions Club.
An excellent meal was followed by music and dancing to “Pea Green” rounding off a great evening enjoyed by all.