BOGNOR REGIS LIONS CLUB

ORDINARY PEOPLE, AMAZING THINGS - "WE SERVE"

 
 


Lions District 105SE
Lions Club International

Twinning July 2016

Several members of the Bognor Regis Lions Club and their partners have recently returned from visiting their twin Lions club in Marburg, Germany. The twinning started some 40 years ago and members from the two clubs visit every other year. This year, it was the turn of Bognor to visit the Marburg club. On arrival at Marburg Golf Club, we were welcomed and enjoyed the first of many excellent meals with our hosts. It was the occasion of the European Cup semi-final between Germany and France and being a warm Summer evening, we watched the game on an outside television. Although we cheered for our hosts, we then had to commiserate with them as France beat Germany. It was however a very good game and most of us though it was a much better match than the final on Sunday.

Over the years we have been twinning, some very good friendships have been made and most of us are hosted by our friends in their homes. Likewise, we will be hosting our Marburg friends when they visit us next year.

But back to our recent trip. On day 2, a coach load of members from the two clubs left Marburg at 8.00 am and we spent the day visiting some Roman fortifications near Frankfurt and also an exhibition of artifacts from ancient Greece. It was a most interesting day.

The following day was a free day with our hosts but in the evening, one of the Marburg Lions invited us to a barbeque at his house. Suffice to say, it was a late night.

On day 3, we met at a country Restaurant some miles from Marburg – another excellent lunch – and in the evening, it was time to say farewell to our friends. The gathering was at a local Restaurant and another first class barbeque was enjoyed.

Britain may have voted to leave the E.U but Bognor Lions’ link with Marburg Lions is stronger than ever.

For more information about Bognor Regis Lions Club, please telephone Tammy Fells on 01243-585743.

  

 

 

The Marburg Lions joined us again in July 2015

We met up at The Bognor Regis Golf Club for our Meet and Greet.  We had a beautiful meal together and planned to meet up very early the next day.

Friday a trip to The Isle of Wight to spend an historical day at Osborne House, holiday home of Queen Victoria and Princ Albert.  It was a very very wet day but inside this glorious housethe weather did not matter.  we all thoroughly enjoyed this.  We stayed for a lovely salmon lunch and then moved on to tour the village of Godshill. This was a very damp visit and sorry to say that Godshill is not the best place to be when it is raining. Never mind - back home to Bognor.  It is early 8.00 and we have all decided to have a Spanish tapas evening at The Sen in Bognor Regi.  Too much food and I have to say too much vino but what else could we do? A great night out and lots of laughter Guten Arbent.

 

Saturday  Some went to Arundel Castle to watch the jousting matches and others went to Brooklands, the old racing curcuit in Surrey.  A long day made even longer - we all went to Lion Lindas house for a BBQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Marburg Lions visited us in July 2013

What a wonderful time we had with our visitors.

Thursday - Our meet and greet was held at Bognor Regis Golf Club with a great meal and lots of fun, saying hello again to our friends from Germany.

Friday - A coach trip out to Kew Gardens where some of us walked, some of us took he train, but we all enjoyed a brilliant lunch in the 'Orangy'. After a tiring day we came home to our hosts houses.

Saturday - out and about with our host and friends. Some even made it to Goodwood Festival of Speed,

Sunday - a lazy day for some, others may have been a little bit more energetic. In the evening we said our goodbyes at the Inglenook, a super evening in the fresh air. We look forward to going over to Marburg next summer.

 

 

 


Bognor Regis Lions Club
Ordinary People, Amazing Things - "We Serve"

Bognor Regis Lions Club, Lions Club International, Lions District 105SE - West Sussex, UK