The impressive Lions’ View at Fleet Pond was opened in April 2014 (see here)
Jim Storey, Fleet Lion and also a Committee Member of FPS, writes:
“Fleet Lions have been involved with the Pond for many years. And let’s not forget the help that the ‘Pondies’ give to running the Lions Beer Festival and Fireworks Fiesta – it works both ways.
The ladies from Hart Lions have been involved too, as well as the younger members of the Leos Club. They installed the original benches at the picnic area and Sandy Bay as well as doing more basic jobs like stream bank maintenance, dog steps and scrub clearance. They love setting fire to things!
However they also built the Kenilworth Road viewpoint and have given a few donations over the years too. The biggest of which was to fund Lions View and was the biggest donation that Fleet Lions have ever given to anyone.
The Lions’ View during construction
This year is a special one for Fleet Lions because they and all the other Lions around the world are celebrating the first Lions Club being set up in Chicago a hundred years ago. There are now nearly a million and a half Lions in the world. And there are 45,000 Clubs based in over 200 countries.
Fleet Lions provide help locally but they’re proud to be part of an international organisation that is helping to eliminate diseases and bring relief after disasters, like the recent ones in Haiti and Italy. So Fleet Pond Society has put a new plaque on Lions View to celebrate the achievement of Lions in Fleet and all around the world.
Just go to their website if you want to find out more or are thinking of joining : http://www.fleetlions.org.uk.”
Here are some additional photos:
Jim Storey at Fleet Carnival 2014 – scary or what?
Lions’ View mentioned in the spectacular artistic murals at Fleet Station
Colin Gray (far right), Chairman of FPS, awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship by Fleet Lions