Frequently Asked Questions

What is the age range?
Lions will welcome you whatever your age. In Cheddar Vale Lions Club we have a range of ages from 30s to over 50s, so we welcome any interested persons to come along and see if Lions will suit you.

Do I have to live in Cheddar
No.  In fact we already have Lions living in Draycott, Kewstoke, Portishead, Shipham, Wedmore, Weston super Mare, Wick St Lawrence, Highbridge as well as Cheddar itself.

Is it all meetings?
No.   Cheddar Vale Lions meet once a month on the second Thursday for the Business Meeting and a convenient day to suit all for a social event most months. 

Is it a Charity?
Yes we are registered with the Charities Commission as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation ( Charity No 1184104). This means we keep our fund raising strictly separate from our membership and administration costs, which we pay for through subscriptions.  100% of all monies we raise will go into our Charity account.  

Is it expensive?
Our annual fee is only 72, in other words just 1.38 per week or 6 per month, so the answer has got to be "no"

Do I have to be a professional person to join Lions?
No. Lions welcome everyone from all backgrounds and walks of life, male or female, whether you are working or retired, providing you share in our objectives - to serve the local community.

How many people are there in a Lions Club?
Usually between 15 and 35, although Clubs do vary. Cheddar Vale currently has 18 members, but with an ageing membership we are actively seeking new members.

What about my family?  
We work on the principle that partners and family may support all fund raising activities and socials. You and your family will be welcome to our Lions community in Cheddar Vale.

Is Lions just fund raising?
Certainly not. We have a variety of community service activities e.g. supporting youth, the elderly, those with disabilities and health issues. Did you know that Lions International raised $135m with the intention of eradicating preventable blindness throughout the world?

How much time will I have to commit to Lions?
The commitment is only what you choose to make it. We find, as with most things in life, the more you can put in, the more you will get out.  There is no obligation to commit a set number of hours, we try to share and set up rotas where possible.

How can I find out whether I would enjoy Lions?
Contact us via the "Contact Us" page above.  We will tell you more about Cheddar Vale Lions and Lions Clubs International, answer any further questions you may have, and invite you to a social event or Club meeting. There is no obligation on your part until you are satisfied that you wish to join.