Lions Clubs changing of the guard
Corowa, Rutherglen and Howlong Lions clubs recently came together to formally induct their new boards for the 2017-18 Lions year.
Close to 80 Lions and invited guests, some from as far away as New Zealand, attended the evening held in the dining room at the Corowa Golf Club.
A great meal was provided and enjoyed by all.
The new boards were inducted by Past District Governor, Lionel Gillman and the evening was chaired by Past District Governor, Lynn Fredericks assisted by members of the three clubs attending.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of a Melvin Jones Fellowship, the highest Lions award in Lions, to Corowa’s immediate Past President, Lion Keith Barr.
Lion Keith was initially a member of Rutherglen Lions Club and transferred to the Corowa Lions Club when he and his wife Loraine established a business in Corowa.
He has served Corowa and District community and his own Corowa Lions Club for 32 years and has held the position of president three times, been secretary twice and been a devoted board member almost since his joining all those years ago.
Mr Barr said he was taken completely by surprise at receiving the award and when asked to comment he said he was “absolutely speechless”.
The three clubs would like to thank the Corowa Golf Club and their staff for their hospitality and support and the wonderful meal provided.
John Jones, Marie Leary, Barry Gleeson, Lionel Gillman, Val Bateman, Keith Barr, Les Johnson, Graham Withers, Vincent Hornsey at the Lions Clubs changing of the guard.