Social Events

December 2016 – Festive Meal

Many of our members and their partners had a great night out at Bearwood Lakes Golf Club to celebrate Christmas.  As always, everyone got into the spirit of the occasion and had a fun time.

27 April 2016 – Guided Tour of Wokingham

This was the second tour we took with Trevor Ottlewski, who is a mine of knowledge about the history of Wokingham.  The first tour took us around Rose Street, this second covered the Town Hall and Denmark Street.

We were all aware of the fantastic historic buildings in the town centre, but were mesmerised with the stories Trevor could tell us about them, and saw details that no-one would notice without his guidance

Wokingham Town Hall

February 2016 – Slot Car Racing

February’s social event was a visit to Slot-Car Racing at Pinewood. We invited Woodley and Earley Lions to join us and we plan to do more social events with other clubs in the future. Great fun was had by all, as can be seen by the photo!

Slot Car Racing

January 2016 – Bring-a-Dish Evening

We had a great night out at Wokingham Town Hall for our Bring-a-Dish evening.  The idea is that everyone brings a contribution to the menu, so there is a wide choice of food and plenty of it.

The theme was London Underground, so there were some very inventive costumes and clues, and mind-stretching quizzes on all there is to know about the London Underground rail network.

Ladies ideas included Angel, Baker Street and Cockfosters
The men represented stations like Waterloo, White City and Wimbledon

16 December 2015 Festive Dinner at Bearwood Lakes Golf Club

A fun time was had by all at the annual Festive Dinner at Bearwood Lakes Golf Club.  Lions enjoyed a glass of champagne on arrival, three-course meal, mince pies, festive atmosphere, a few quizzes, some surprise entertainment and lovely company.

Best wishes for a very Happy Christmas, and Peaceful and Healthy New Year.
Festive dinner Dec 2015


1 August 2015 – Handover BBQ for New President

Alan Rouse (left) was named new president of the Wokingham Lions Club at a handover BBQ at the home of Bob & Frances Westerman on 1st August.  Tim Hanton, previous president, thanked members for their contributions to the club over the last year.


 24 June 2015 – French Boules

Playing French boules (also called petanque) was a lot of fun at the British Legion in Winnersh. We formed teams of four, and switched teams after every round. Afterwards, we enjoyed some drinks and fish or chicken and chips. Nigel Page and Patrick Allen were declared the winners at the end of the game.

 June 2015 – Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Picnic

A group of us went to the celebrations held in Runnymede to celebrate the 800th anniversary of signing the Magna Carta.  We had a picnic beside the Thames to watch a pageant re-enacting the time, and a flotilla of 200 boats, led by the Royal Rowbarge Gloriana.

 May 2015 – German Twinning

Every second year we arrange an exchange visit with our twinned German Club, Offenbach in der Sudpflatz. This year was their turn to host us so 12 of our members and partners visited them from 15 – 18 May.

 Some of the fun we’ve had in the past:

Stan Hetherington receiving the Gerry Aggett award for services to the community from the town mayor, Ullakarin Clark