Lions Clubs chang­ing of the guard

The Free Press (Corowa) - - NEWS -

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.

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