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MD Officer Positions 2020-21

The Council of Governors has agreed to review the majority of MD Officer Posts.
This reveiw will take place annually. Roles appointed within the last year, or roles with a required specialist knowledge are not included in this review.
Current MD Officers are being given the opportunity to continue in post should they wish to however those decisions will be made by Council
If you would like to apply for any of the posts shown below please request an application form by email to, the closing date for applications will be 20th April 2020.
Council and Vice Council will consider all applications and requests to remain in post during the April/May Council
meeting and will advise you shortly after Council of their decision

• MD Council Treasurer
• MD Deputy Council Treasurer
• MD Council Secretary
• MD Deputy Council Secretary / SAA role
• MD Events Officer
• MD Compliance Officer
• Lion Lioness Co-ordinator
• MD Legal Advisor
• MD GST Co-ordinator
• MD Brain Tumor Research Officer
• MD Communications Co-ordinator
• MD Lion Magazine Committee member
• MD IT Officer
• MD International Relations officer
• MD Sight Vision Camera Officer
• MD Global Membership Team Coordinator
• MD Childhood Cancer Officer
• MD Environment Officer
• MD Feeding the Hungry Officer
• MD Medic Alert Officer
• MD Special Olympics GB Officer
• MD Lifeskills Officer
• MD Physical & Learning Disabilities Officer
• MD Activity Alliance Officer
• MD Speech & Hearing Officer
• MD Prostate Cancer Officer
• MD Youth Co-ordinator
• MD Young Leader in Service
• MD Youth Exchange
• MD Peace Poster/Essay Officer


Community Help Card

For those Lions members and clubs in a position to support their communities safely during the COVID-19 and are not in self-isolation, a ‘Community Help Card’ has been developed.  Please click on the highlighted link provided to download and print the card which has been provided in a word format.

Fellow Lions,

Having held an online meeting with the Council of Governors last night (15.03.20), I am sorry to advise you that the decision has been made to postpone the MD105 Convention due to take place 1-3 May 2020 in Birmingham.

This decision was not made lightly but in view of the current COVID-19 situation, it was considered to be the most sensible course of action.

The Council will meet again next weekend to work on alternative proposals for holding a Convention, perhaps online. Updates on this will follow.

I would like to thank all of those Lions – at local and MD level – who had done so much to ensure that the Convention would have been a success.

As you will appreciate, the welfare of our members and guests has to be our priority.

All payments for events over the weekend which have been made will be refunded in due course. Please be patient as this will take some time to be done by your MDHQ team.

MDHQ has a good relationship with the hotel and at this stage if you have reserved accommodation, please again contact MDHQ who can liaise with the hotel on your behalf.

Take care and please take all necessary steps to ensure your health and well-being (see below for NHS advice).


Stewart Sherman-Kahn

Council Chairman
MD 105 British Isles
Lions Clubs International



How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus (COVID-19)

Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds 
Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze 
Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

For further information go to the NHS website for advice


Chichester Lions Club – Spectacles and hearing aids recycling

Chichester Lions Club is sad to announce that with immediate effect it is suspending the spectacles and hearing aids project at the Apuldram Centre.

As most of the volunteers are in the vulnerable group who have been advised by the government to stay at home and not have any social contact, it is not possible to maintain any level of sorting at this time.

Clubs are asked not to send or deliver any spectacles to the Centre until being notified that it is fully operational. Further details will be added to the website:

Chichester Lion also report that Parcel Force has terminated the contract, which has enabled clubs to send spectacles to the Centre for many years, free of charge. 

Enquiries are being made to see if the contract can be reinstated and if not, to seek another carrier able to help.

Once Chichester Lions are in a position to reopen, Clubs will be able to deliver direct.

Chichester Lions is thanked for its work on this excellent project, as are clubs that have supported it over the years. We all hope that it won’t be too long before the project can be continued.


The Lion

Spring 2020 issue
Print magazine published:
24 February 2020


The British edition of the official publication of Lions Clubs International (published by MD 105 British Isles) can be downloaded as a pdf.  Click here for digital and pdf versions of the current and previous issues of Lions Magazine

Clubs are invited to send story ideas, with high resolution images (1mb 300dpi in size), for consideration for a future edition to their District News Liaison Officer, or via the club PR Officer to the Lion Editor (details are in the front of each issue).

Click here for more Members News

PDG Lion Pete Dilloway

Council Chairman 2020-21

Past District Governor, Lion Pete Dilloway of District 105SE, has been elected by the incoming Council of Governors as Council Chair 2020/21. A member of the 2018/9 Council of Governors, Lion Pete brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role. We wish him an enjoyable and successful year.


In-Memoriam website

To honour the memory and service of Lions from MD105 British Isles, the In-Memorian website provides individual obituaries in celebration of the lives of those who have passed recently to higher service. Tributes may be left in comments. 

Almoners should email obituaries to:

Obituary listings are provided at by Lion name, Club and when featured in the Lion Magazine. You can also download obituary listings back to October 2017 as pdf documents.

Notice to visitors of the Lions Clubs of the British Isles website and social media sites


Lions Clubs of the British Isles will never ask anyone to make a payment to secure a grant from Lions Clubs International or from any Lions club.

If you are contacted by telephone, letter or online and offered a Lions grant in exchange for a fee or advance payment, the person doing so is acting fraudulently, and you should not proceed with the matter.

For further details about such fraud and scams see: