Who joins the Lions?

An interview with our newest Witney Lion, Lynn Clark


Could you give a little information on your background, and also any other spare-time activities you were involved in before considering Lions?

Born and brought up in Scotland, I joined the RAF in 1989. Having been posted to MU16 Stafford and 617 sqn Lossiemouth, I moved to Oxfordshire in 1999 with my husband and 2 children. I work full time in Admin for a local transport company and have been an employee for 18 years. It was working on the charities committee while serving in the RAF that gave me the passion to help others.


How did you hear about Lions?

Having decided I wanted to put back into the community that had given me and my now grown-up children so much, I searched online for volunteer groups and I was overwhelmed with the Lions’ commitment and what they do unselfishly to help the local people of Witney.


What inspired you to want to join Lions?

The time and effort the Lions put in to ensure the community gets the best service. The pleasure of knowing you can make a difference to someone’s life.


What did you imagine it would be like, and what is the reality?

When I contacted the Lions secretary to enquire, I was made to feel very welcome. I was invited along to their meeting and was met by the secretary before being introduced to the committee members. The Lions showed great comradeship and there was no pressure to join. The work the Lions put in behind the scenes was an eye-opener, but very worthwhile, and if the community benefits from the committee’s time, that itself is the Lions’ reward.

In your opinion, what is the single most important service Lions provides?

We Serve 


In your opinion, what sort of person would most benefit from joining Lions?

If you have good morals and are willing to give time to the club and help the community. If doing good makes you feel good. A sense of humour also helps.  

We are always open to new members, so if you identify with some of the points Lynn mentions here, and would like an informal chat with one of our Lions, don't hesitate to contact us.

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