" /> The Lions Club of Dartford has been running for over 40 years and our latest members include the past Mayor of Dartford Cllr. Avtar Sandhu MBE.

About Dartford Lions

Certificate of appreciation presentation

We recognise working with the community

Presentation to Argonoughts Wheelchair Rugby

Enrole New Members

Two new members enrolled

Dartford Bonfire Night

Running Fireworks for over 40 years

Our famous Carousel

Come and see it in action during the Summer months

Dartford Lions Club – Charitable Objetives

Such purposes as are exclusively charitable in England and Wales, including in particular:

The advancement of citizenship by;

Promoting the principles of good citizenship;

Encouraging members to take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community;

Providing a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; provided that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by members;

Encouraging service-minded people to serve their community without personal reward and encouraging the promotion of high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavours;

Supporting youth to develop their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals;

Promoting the voluntary sector for the public benefit by associating with local authorities in a common effort to advance education and provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation or other leisure time occupation to improve the conditions of life of people in local, national and international communities;

Promoting volunteering;

The relief of poverty and the relief of those in need in particular by providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief;

The advancement of health or the saving of lives by preventing avoidable blindness, assisting disabled people to lead independent lives or helping to prevent or manage health issues;

Promoting for the benefit of the public the conservation protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment; and/or promoting community participation in healthy recreation.

Lions clubs are central and vital to their local community. It is the ‘hands on’ role in improving local people’s quality of life that really encapsulates the spirit of being a LION.

When was Dartford Lions Club formed?

Dartford Lions Club was formed in 1969, more than 180 guests were present at Dartford’s Acacia Hall that Thursday night in November 1969, to witness the presentation of our Charter. From that day Dartford Lions have served their community with distinction, raising thousands upon thousands of pounds for local groups.

Our Charter Members in 1969:

Dartford_Lions_Charter_Presentation

 

George Allen, Ray Atfield, Bill Barker, Jock Bell, Jim Benson, Tony Blanchard, Colin Brooks, Reg Coppin, Leon Edwardes, Bob Ellis, Albert Fendall, John Firrell, Tom Mallaban, Ralph Price, Ted Roalfe, Fred Taylor, Ron Taylor, Richard Trigwell, Ron Underwood, Tom White.

 

 

 

Past Presidents 1969 - 1980
1969 – 1970 Ron Taylor 1970 – 1971 Ted Roalfe 1971 – 1972 Bob Ellis 1972 – 1973 Albert Fendall 1973 – 1974 Frank Stanford 1974 – 1975 Percy Walker 1975 – 1976 Bill Butler 1976 – 1977 Jim Colwell 1977 – 1978 Edwin Seabrook-Smith 1978 – 1979 Ron Freeman 1979 – 1980 Dennis Robbirt

Past Presidents 1980 -1990
1980 – 1981 Derick Robertson 1981 – 1982 Arthur Corke 1982 – 1983 Tony Gladdy 1983 – 1984 Bill Jackson 1984 – 1985 Bernard Longhurst 1985 – 1986 Percy Walker 1986 – 1987 Edwin Seabrook-Smith 1987 – 1988 Eddie Young 1988 – 1989 Fred Clarke 1989 – 1990 Peter Catlett
Past Presidents 1990 - 2000
1990 – 1991 Alan Cheeseman 1991 – 1992 Alan Cheeseman 1992 – 1993 Keith Pearsall 1993 – 1994 John Taylor 1994 – 1995 Bernard Longhurst 1995 – 1996 Keith Thurlow 1996 – 1997 Keith Pearsall 1997 – 1998 Richard Mace 1998 – 1999 Danny Sullivan 1999 – 2000 Tony Gladdy
Past Presidents 2000 - 2010
2000 – 2001 Alan Cheesemn 2001 – 2002 Eddie Thow 2002 – 2003 Edwin Seabrook-Smith 2003 – 2004 John Taylor 2004 – 2005 Edwin Seabrook-Smith 2005 – 2006 Paul Osborne 2006 – 2007 Edwin Seabrook-Smith 2007 – 2008 Ann Osborne 2008 – 2009 Rob Pullinger 2009 – 2010 Vicky Pullinger
Past Presidents 2010 - present
2010 – 2011 Keith Thurlow 2011 – 2012 Edwin Seabrook-Smith 2012 – 2013 Graham Illsley 2013 – 2014 Cathy Morgan 2014 – 2015 Cathy Morgan 2015 – 2016 Barbara Whitehead 2016 – 2017 Barbara Whitehead 2017 – 2018 John Whitehead