Alec has this week been elected to serve as President of the Lions International in the Palace of Westminster.
The Lions International were established in 1917 when a small group of businessmen in Chicago, Illinois came together to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs all over the world.
Today there are 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs across the world including the hardworking local club in Wetherby. Each year, Wetherby Lions organise a number of events around the town including the annual senior citizens Christmas lunch.
Alec has now taken over from the Vice Chamberlain of Her Majesty’s Household, Mark Francois MP as President of the Palace of Westminster Lions. Members of Parliament have their very own Lions club which was formed last year to promote the work of Lions International in the UK by supporting clubs and charities across the country.
Alec commented: “I am over the moon to have been chosen to step into this important position and push forward the vital work of Lions Clubs across the country. I am looking forward to hosting the Westminster Charter Dinner and inviting Lions from Wetherby, Garforth & Rothwell to join me for our annual fund raiser”.