Newquay Towan Blystra Lions are roaring with pride, as they scooped a number of top awards at the recent District Convention, which took place in Torquay.

The club were joint winner of this year’s Ray Hill Administration Award, along with Exeter Lions Club.

This award has been presented to Lions Clubs in the South West District since 1997 for their achievement in administration during the year. It was an idea brought about by Past District Governor Lion Ken Clarke during his year as District Governor after the demise of the District Treasurer Past District Governor Lion Ray Hill in 1997.

All the clubs are entered and gain points for completing Membership/ Activities Reports, sending List of Current members by a certain date, payment of all dues by set dates, returning certain forms by set dates, submitting accounts by set date, attending all 4 Zone meetings and various forums and conventions.

This is the second year Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club have won this award. President Lesley said ”It was a great achievement for us as a new club to win this award again for the second year albeit jointly this year, but it shows the enthusiasm of the members in our club and the timely work achieved by our secretary Lion Colin and treasurer Lion Heather.”

The club also won the SW Lions Environmental Award, after club efforts helping Newquay in Bloom tidy up the gardens in the town centre and a beach clean on Fistral Beach.

Meanwhile, Newquay Towan Blystra Lions member Lion Jodie Ward received the “First Timers Award” from Past District Governor Brenda Wood.

This is a competition for first time Lions attending convention, to go and speak to Lions at the convention and ask for their signatures which count as points to the total. President Lesley said, “It was great to see Lion Jodie win this award at her first Convention, she is a great asset to our club as shown by her commitment, enthusiasm and dedication. She has developed superbly since becoming a member, even though being a lion for only a year and being our youngest member.”