Walk for Wexford with the Lions Club in 2019!
The Annual ‘Walk for Wexford’ hosted by Wexford Lions Club takes place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August 2019. Participants are invited to join members of the Club on either or both days for walks through the beautiful landscape of south County Wexford. Walks on both days are suitable for all levels of fitness with an option on Saturday to stretch the legs for 10k or 5k.
Starting in the carpark of the Vine Cottage, Saltmills at 10am, Saturday’s walk passes through the grounds and woodlands of Tintern Abbey, through the famous Colclough Walled Garden and onto Bannow Bay, and finishing at the Vine Cottage car park.
On Sunday, walkers will start out from Kilmore Quay Carpark at 10am and follow the path through Ballyteigue Burrow to the Cull Bank and back. This is a beautiful walk with views of the Saltee Islands, the Hook Peninsula and south County Wexford up to Forth Mountain.
100% of funds raised by the Lions Club is spent on projects; not one cent is spent on administration.
Projects supported in Wexford include Wexford Women’s Refuge, Ozanam House, FAB, Southend Resource Centre, St Brigid’s Centre, Wexford General Hospital (St Gabriel’s Paediatric Ward)(MRI Scanner appeal), Ard Aoibhinn, an annual Carer’s Weekend, a week long holiday in Trabolgan for local senior citizens and adults with special needs, and much, much more!
As a registered charity, Wexford Lions Club relies entirely on public donations to support local community projects. Sponsorship cards are available from Westgate Design, North Main Street, and Club members. Further details are available at Wexford Lions Club facebook page.
WE HAVE A NEW PRESIDENT!
Congratulations to our new President, Joe Costello who was presented with the chains of office by the outgoing President, Gabrielle Willis at a ceremony in the Riverbank Hotel recently. We wish Joe every success and thank Gabrielle sincerely for her sterling work and leadership.
Lions Elect Antrim Governor
Bernard Black has been elected as District Governor of Lions Clubs in Ireland.
He heads an organisation of 2,500 Lions who are members of 106 clubs located throughout the island of Ireland. They are part of the worldwide Lions Clubs International which is the world’s biggest voluntary service organisation with 1.7m members in 45,000 clubs spread across 206 countries and regions.
Bernard Black is a native of Carnlough, in the Glens of Antrim, an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and a ‘World Heritage Site’.
He was educated at St. John’s PS, St. MacNissi’s College, New University of Ulster and the University of Liverpool and holds a degree in Ecology and Post Graduate qualifications in Education and IT in addition to a Masters in Microelectronics.
His father was a Charter (Founder) Member of Antrim Coast Lions Club and Bernard joined the club in 1984, the year his father died. A committed Lion from the beginning, Bernard was twice Zone Chairman and twice Regional Chairman. He has been Global Leadership Coordinator and was second and first Vice District Governor prior to his election as District Governor.
Bernard is John Moores Foundation Trust Fund manager for Northern Ireland and is an elections consultant for both Idox Elections and Modern Democracy.
With more than 1,000 books on his Kindle, Bernard is a keen reader. He also claims to ‘play the guitar badly’ and enjoys computing and consuming red wine.
The eldest of a family of five boys and two girls, Bernard married Kate 43 years ago and they are blessed with four daughters, two grandsons and two granddaughters