Members of Ross on Wye Lions Club were overjoyed recently when Adam Middlecote became a member of the Ross Youth Lions (Leo) Club based at John Kyrle High School. This means that there are now 3 generations of Middlecotes in the Ross on Wye Lions ‘family’.
Mel Middlecote joined the Club soon after it opened and has held many leadership roles including President of the Club four times and Zone and Region Chairperson. Mel was honoured by the Club with Life Membership and will achieve 40 years of service to the Community next year. His son, Andrew has just been recognised for 20 years of service, he has also been President of the Club twice and is currently the Club’s Secretary. Adam has a wonderful tradition to follow!
Adam has grown up helping out at Lions events, now he hopes to help out as a fully-fledged Leo in his own right. He will be with the other Leos selling lightsticks during the evening of the Bonfire and Fireworks on 3rd November. Ross Leo President for this year is George Gooch who says the start of the year has gone well with a number of new members; “RYL has made a big step forward and the future looks bright”.
The JKHS Leo Club is for young people aged up to the age of 18, and two former members, having left school, have now joined the Lions Club. Ross Lions are part of the world’s largest voluntary service organisation and have been serving the people of Ross on Wye for over 40 years. For more information see our Facebook page Ross-on-Wye Lions Club or talk to any of the members at one of the many events they run or support throughout the year.