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Moving Clubs Forward

Summary of the main points discussed at the recent Seminar held in Southampton. More...

Ideas anyone?

PRO Richard Keeley has started a Lions District 105D Ideas Group on Facebook to discuss and share good ideas for Lions Clubs publicity, events and projects. Why not join in? More...


Full details of the Disclosure & Barring Service application procedure. More...

Becoming a Lion

An Introduction to what it means to be a Lion by Peter Tabb - download the PDF booklet

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Sun 18th

Blandford Charter Lunch

Langton Arms; Tarrant Monkton; Blandford DT11 8RX

12:15 for 1pm

Fri 23rd

MD Young Ambassador Final

Village Hotel; Castlegate Drive; Dudley DY1 4TB


Sat 24th

Weymouth and Portland Charter Dinner


DG attending

Sat 24th

IOW Sandown and Shanklin Charter Dinner

Wight Hotel; Avenue Road; Sandown; IOW PO36 8BN


Sun 25th

Burnham Charter Lunch

Burnham Beeches Hotel; Grove Road; Burnham SL1 8DP

12:30 for 1pm DG attending





Thu 1st

St David's Day



Sat 3rd

Windsor Charter Dinner

Harte and Garter Hotel; 31 High Street; Windsor SL4 1PQ

7 for 7:30pm

Sun 11th

Mothering Sunday



Sat 17th

St Patrick's Day



Sat 17th

Poole Charter Lunch

Broadstone Golf Club; Wentworth Drive; Broadstone BH18 8DQ

12:30 for 1pm DG attending

Sun 18th

IOW Newport Charter Lunch

New Holmwood Hotel; 65 Queens Road; Cowes IOW PO31 8BW

Was on 11th

Fri 23rd

District Cabinet Meeting

Royal Beach Hotel;St. Helens Parade; Portsmouth; PO4 0RN


Sat 24th

District Convention

Royal Beach Hotel; St Helens Parade; Portsmouth PO4 0RN






Sat 7th

IOW Ryde Charter Dinner



Sat 14th

Gosport and Lee-on-Solent Charter Dinner


DG attending

Sun 15th

Bridport Charter Lunch


DG attending

Sun 22nd

Newbury Charter Lunch


DG attending

Mon 23rd

St George's Day



Mon 30th

Finance Committee Meeting

Conference Call






Thu 3rd

Council of Governors Meeting

Hampshire Court Hotel; Centre Drive; Great Binfields Road; Chineham; Basingstoke; RG24 8FY


Fri 4th

MD105 Annual Convention

Hampshire Court Hotel; Centre Drive; Great Binfields Road; Chineham; Basingstoke; RG24 8FY


Fri 11th

Trowbridge Charter Dinner



Fri 11th

Cabinet Reports to District Secretary



Sun 13th

Hart Charter Lunch


DG attending

Sat 19th

Westbury Charter Dinner


DG attending

Sat 19th

Yateley Charter Dinner



Sun 20th

District Cabinet Meeting

Hilton Southampton; Bracken Place; Chilworth; Southampton SO16 3RB


Sun 20th

Incoming Club Officers Seminar

Hilton Southampton; Bracken Place; Chilworth; Southampton SO16 3RB


Wed 23rd

Incoming Club Officers Seminar


2nd session

Sat 26th

Basingstoke Charter Dinner



Sat 26th

Bracknell Forest 50th Charter Dinner

Grange Hotel; Charles Square; Bracknell RG12 1DF

7 for 7:30pm DG attending





Mon 11th

Incoming Club Officers Seminar


3rd session

Sat 16th

Reading Charter Dinner


DG attending

Sun 17th

Father's Day



Sun 17th

Paultons Park

Paultons Park; Ower; Romsey; The New Forest SO51 6AL

25th visit

Fri 29th

International Convention

Las Vegas; Nevada; USA


Fri 29th

Christchurch Charter Dinner








District Handover







Wed 31st








Sun 11th

Remembrance Sunday



Fri 30th

St Andrew's Day



The above dates may change without warning

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District Handover

For pictures of the District Handover at the Southampton Hilton. More...

District Convention

For the report on the 51st District Convention at Winchester from 18th - 20th March. More...

MD PR Strategy

There is a new document outlining the Multiple District Public Relations strategy for 2015-16. More...

Your Club, Your Way

Download summary notes from PDG David Merchant's Convention workshop:



District Directory

If you wish to download the District Directory, follow this link and then click on the Members tab and log-in. More...


2017/18 Cabinet Officers and Club Officers may obtain a user name and set their passwords or existing users may reset their passwords via this link: Password reset


Download a membership application form for clubs. More...

Monthly mailing

The District Secretary monthly mailing has been replaced with a page of links where you may download relevant PDF files. More...

District Convention 2018

23-25 March 2018

Royal Beach Hotel, Southsea PO4 0RN

Do join in the fun and be there at our Annual General Meeting. See the District Convention 2018 website for full details.

Convention 2018 ExtraRead Convention Extra

22 days until bookings close

Council of Governors Chairman 2018-19

Peter BurnettAt the Council of Governors meeting on the 26th of January, the 1st VDGs interviewed and selected the Council of Governors Chair for 2018-19. 

By unanimous decision, our District Governor, Lion Peter Burnett, was duly elected and has accepted the position. Congratulations Peter!

DG Partner Charity

Different Strokes logoThe DG Partner Charity this year is Different Strokes. Read Debbie's story.

District 105D win the MD Peace Poster competition 2017-18

MD Peace Poster 2017-2018 Winner

PP17 001-MD people gathered together in peace

Joseph Durwood age 12 from Ringwood school sponsored by the Lions Club of Ringwood & Fordingbridge.

Joseph's quote on Peace "Turning their backs on war"

Petersfield Lions Club came second with their Peace Poster entry

Peace Poster Further details...


The International Board has now approved the re-districting as agreed at the MD Convention in Blackpool. Both the Council of Governors and our Cabinet will, as soon as possible, be working on the logistics of making the transition. Some Lions have asked if they can make contact with the Clubs near them who will be joining us in District SC in July 2019. At the moment please do not do that as we need to work out the "big picture" before getting down to individual Clubs. I think the first contact we will make with the new Clubs will be to invite them to our Convention in March.

Peter Burnett - District Governor

District Governor 2017-2018

Debbie and Peter BurnettAs of the 1st of July we have a new District Governor, Lion Peter Burnett of Wimborne and Ferndown Lions Club, shown in Chicago with his wife Lion Debbie, also of Wimborne and Ferndown.

District 105D Welcomes Lawrie McMenemy to our Convention

DG David Taylor presents Laurie McMenenemy with a donation to the special OlympicsThe 52nd Annual Convention for Lions District 105D took place on Saturday 25th March 2017 at the Wessex Hotel, Bournemouth. 

Our guest speaker was Lawrie McMenemy most famously known as the Manager of Southampton Football Club during their most successful period in history, guiding his team to FA Cup victory in 1976 against Manchester United. As Southampton Manager, Lawrie also introduced an enhanced youth development policy. Graduates of this programme include England internationals Mark Wright, Matthew Le Tissier and Alan Shearer.

Lawrie was appointed Chairman of Special Olympics Great Britain in 2004. He was awarded an MBE Honours by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2006 and was made a Freeman of the City of Southampton in 2007. Lawrie is an Ambassador for the Football Association, President of Age Concern, Hampshire, and also supports the Alzheimer's Society and the Hampshire Autistic Society.

As well as serving as President and former Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2004 until 2010, Lawrie is highly regarded Ambassador for Special Olympics GB and we were pleased to welcome him to our 2017 Convention.

 Convention report...

International President's Certificate of Appreciation

Congratulations to Immediate Past District Governor Alan Chapman on being awarded the International President's Certificate of Appreciation. Further details...

New Members

We are proud to welcome 16 new members into Lions Clubs throughout District 105D. Further details...

The Formation of Lions Clubs

In our Centennial Year see how Lions Clubs International grew into the 2.4 million strong organisation it is today in over 200 countries around the world in our Centennial video collection. Further details...   

Club Centennial Awards 

Congratulations to 40 of our Clubs for completing Centennial Challenges in 2015-16: Further details...

Recruitment and Retention event

Following on from our very successful event on Monday 3rd October at the Hilton Hotel, Southampton PDG David Merchant has produced some very useful notes. Further details... 

Special Olympics GB


SOGB Sheffield logoIn 2010 I listened to Lawrie McMenemy address our national convention in Leeds. He reduced many of us to tears of emotion as he described his work with the Special Olympics organisation and his speech motivated me to volunteer at the next national games in Bath in 2013.

It proved to be the most fulfilling, and rewarding, week of my time as a member of Lions Clubs!  Together with the dozens of other Lions from around the country, including many from our own District, I experienced the same emotions Lawrie had described 3 years earlier. This was the true meaning of what we do in Lions - “We Serve”.

In 2016, my experiences led my son, who lives in Los Angeles, to volunteer at the Worldwide Games in California - with the same result.

In 2017 - our Centennial year - Lions will again be supporting the next National Special Olympics GB (SOGB) Games in Sheffield with 3,000 athletes and 5,000 family members (many from our area) by providing the Families Programme. I will be there working directly for SOGB as an event coordinator at the football tournament.

Before that happens, I am proud to say that Lawrie McMenemy has accepted my invitation to speak at our District Convention in Bournemouth; local Special Olympics athletes will also be there as meters and greeters.

Consequently, I am asking the Clubs and Members of District 105D to raise funds and donate them to our District Special Olympics Appeal Fund. Why? Please visit our Special Olympics website page and take time to view the videos. /news/specialolympics.html 

Thank you

David Taylor

District Governor 105D

& Special Olympics Volunteer