Lions live on to con­tinue sup­port

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Adam McCleery adam.mccleery@cnbtimes.com.au

THE Gayn­dah Lions Club has so­lid­i­fied an­other year in ser­vice of the com­mu­nity af­ter all po­si­tions in the club were se­cured for an­other year.

Bill Mel­lor was sworn in as Gayn­dah Lions pres­i­dent again along with Henry Har­man who re­tains his po­si­tion also.

“I am the re­cy­cled pres­i­dent,” Mr Mel­lor said.

“Henry is our bul­letin ed­i­tor, he pro­duces our bul­letins for us ev­ery month.”

Mr Har­man said he took great pride in be­ing part of the Lions Club par­tic­u­larly in a small town.

“The work we do and be­ing able to see it in ac­tion is prob­a­bly the best part of be­ing in the Lions club,” Mr Har­man said.

Be­tween them, Mr Har­man and Mr Mel­lor have a com­bined 84 years of ser­vice to the Lions club.

“So far this year we have handed out over $4000 to the com­mu­nity,” Mr Har­man said.

“That is great, and it is a 12 month thing.”

Mr Har­man said it was a great hon­our to help sup­port the Gayn­dah com­mu­nity.

“We would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank the peo­ple of Gayn­dah for their sup­port over the last year also,” Mr Har­man said.

“It al­lows us to be able to sup­port those we have do­nated to which ben­e­fits ev­ery­body.”

So far in 2017 the Gayn­dah Lions have do­nated $100 to the Child­hood Cancer Ap­peal, $150 to Liam Har­ris for an ath­let­ics trip, $200 to Aus­tralian Lions Smile, $200 to the Aus­tralian Lions Foun­da­tion and $200 to the Lions Camp Duck­adang.

“We are al­ways look­ing to sup­port lo­cal projects,” Mr Har­man said.

Other bene­fac­tors in­clude the Lions Med­i­cal Re­search, Lions Eye Health Pro­gram, Blue Care, Men’s Shed and many more.

Mr Mel­lor said the Lions club also hold a weekly raffle that helps to keep do­na­tions rolling in.

“We have our 170 Club,” Mr Mel­lor said.

“It’s a raffle with 170 num­bers ev­ery week and it’s $2 per ticket, we go around the town sell­ing them to the com­mu­nity.”

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

LION PRIDE: Bill Mel­lor and Henry Har­man are proud of what the Lions Club is able to achieve.

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