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Len Button new president of Dover Lions Club on 50th anniversary year

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Dover Lions Club has chosen a new president for the 50th time, in its 50th year.

Len Button is a retired marine engineer who has been a club member for 33 years.

Past and present presidents, from left, Garry Dixon, Len Button and Kevin Finnon. Picture: Dover Lions Club
Past and present presidents, from left, Garry Dixon, Len Button and Kevin Finnon. Picture: Dover Lions Club
New president Len Button. Picture: Dover Lions Club
New president Len Button. Picture: Dover Lions Club

He has held numerous positions within the club including as president three times before. He will remain in office until the end of next June.

A new president is chosen annually although there was no chance of an official handover last year because of the pandemic.

It meant that members now got together for a barbecue in a double celebration.

Kevin Finnon had been president from 2018 to 2020 and was replaced by Garry Dixon who now handed the chain of office to Mr Button.

Mr Dixon was in charge during a highly inactive year because of the coronavirus lockdowns.

Outgoing president Garry Dixon hands over to Len Button. Picture: Dover Lions Club
Outgoing president Garry Dixon hands over to Len Button. Picture: Dover Lions Club
Past presidents Garry Dixon, left, and Kevin Finnon. Picture: Dover Lions Club
Past presidents Garry Dixon, left, and Kevin Finnon. Picture: Dover Lions Club

Mr Button, in his acceptance speech, said he hoped that it wouldn’t be too long before normal activities could be resumed

.Dover Lions Club was first chartered on June 16, 1971, and 2021 marks 50 years of service and

support to countless worthy causes since then, mostly within the Dover area..

The overall Lions Clubs International was founded in 1917 and is the largest service club organisation in the world.

It has 1.42 million members in more than 48,000 branches i more than 200 countries and geographic areas around the globe.

New members are welcome both in the main Dover branch or the Friends of Dover Lions to help in charity fundraising events.

You can make contact via the website doverlions.org.uk

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Dover Sam Lennon



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