At the end of their 2010/2011 year the Ross Lions Club held their annual Handover event when a new President took over the reins to lead the club for the coming year. Around forty members and guests attended the Handover Lunch which took place at the Chasedale Hotel in Ross.
Following a lovely and enjoyable lunch the outgoing President, Lion Trevor Smith, made his final speech in which he said he had had a tough but successful year. He reminded the members and other guests that the Lions were a service organisation, but that they had raised over £12,000 during his year in office and given out donations of a similar amount; for which he was very proud. He thanked all the members for giving him all their support throughout the year especially his committee chairmen. Mentioning the Ross Young Lions, the Leos, he said he had attended their third Charter Evening and felt very proud at how they ran the club and the success they were having in raising funds in a happy comradely manner and helping the community with many donations. He then proceeded to present his Activities, Community Services Chairman and Vice President with an award for all the hard work they had carried out over the year.
Before taking over his new office the incoming President, Lion Sam Phillips, thanked Lion Trevor for all the effort he had put in during his year in office and presented him with a gift from the club.
Lion Sam Phillips is well known in the town, being greatly involved with the Ramblers, the Cycling club and the Betzdorf Twinning Association, among his many other activities. Outgoing President, Lion Trevor, then proceeded to hand over the Badge of Office to Lion Sam, wishing him all the best for the coming year. Sam accepted the promotion in his usual casual carefree way and vowed to do all he could to make the year successful. His main aims were to make the club stronger, both in numbers and work ethic, and to keep meetings as short as possible. Typical Sam. His officers would remain the same with Lion Bernard Fowkes being Secretary and Public Relations Officer, Lion Don Wood his Treasurer, and Lion Sue Wilding the Minutes Officer.