A former member of a Lions Club from the West Midlands has joined Newquay Towan Blystra Lions four years after having moved to Cubert to live with wife, Alison, in retirement.
Rhys Morris, was a former president of Balsall Common Lions and also the chairman of the local Lions Zone in that area. He was involved in numerous initiatives which helped others both locally and across the globe, including being instrumental in work his club did to establish a fresh drinking water pump in Malawi. He also has a specific interest in support for the blind and visually impaired, this being one of Lions Clubs International’s signature causes along with diabetes, hunger, the environment and childhood cancer.
Lion President, Jill Bunt (pictured), welcomed Rhys to the club at their March meeting and said: “We are so delighted to have someone with Rhys’s wealth of knowledge and experience in Lionism on board with our club. We only met him earlier this year after he expressed an interest in re-joining the Lions and everyone has warmed to his friendly manner, enthusiasm and wish to help others. I know he will be a great asset and the community will ultimately benefit.”
Lions Clubs are always keen to hear from community-minded individuals who have some time they are willing to devote to helping others. Towan Blystra Lions run a number of well-known events every year which support others and raised money for good causes. These include Newquay Beer Festival, the Brains of Newquay Quiz, Community Christmas Lunch and annual tour supporting Santa around the streets in his sleigh. They also enjoy the social aspects of being within a club and it’s a great opportunity to make new friends. With very active members ranging in age from the early 30s to mid 70s, anyone considering joining is assured a warm welcome if they would like to come along to one of the business meetings to find out more. Just email secretary@newquaytowanblystralions.org.uk or telephone 0345 833 4981 to find out more.