About Us – Hayling Lions

About Us

Our New Helmsman

Hayling Lions are pleased to announce that Lion Derek Gillard has been appointed as our new President.

Derek says that he is delighted to take office following some seven years of service as a Lion, having served four of those years as Treasurer.

Joining the Lions upon his retirement Derek was keen to 'give something back' to society.

Our new President is a keen yachtsman who takes the helm at a time when our unique island community faces the challenges brought about by the ongoing cost of living crisis as well as the fallout from the Covid pandemic.

Derek stresses that one of his key goals for Hayling Lions will be ongoing service to the community and support for our groups, clubs and societies.

Recruitment is another aspect of Hayling Lions that Derek is anxious to promote. Whilst service is the prime objective of Lions Clubs everywhere that does not mean that a varied social calendar is not firmly on the menu. Lions meet up regularly for dinners,  cinema trips and group activities (literally Beer & Skittles!).

Hayling Lions wish Derek a succesful and rewarding year as our new President.