Shirley Lions Club.
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Past Chairman of Council, Lion Mike Cooke MJF to Higher Service.
Previously a member of the City of Birmingham Lions Club before transferring to Shirley, Mike served many roles including President of both Clubs.
Mike was elected as DG for 105M for the year 1984-85 and served as Chairman of Council the following year. A regular attendee at International Conventions throughout the world, Lion Mike held also held posts too numerous to list for the Multiple District and was a regular Europa Forum attendee and committee member.
In later years illness prevented him from attending meetings but he remained determined to stay a Lion. The club is poorer from having lost him, but richer for having known him.
Our condolences go to his wife, PDG Lion Mavis and the family.