Year of rewarding work for Whitsunday Lions
SUNDAY marked the end of another year for the Whitsunday Lions and what a year it was.
Returning president Betty Wilson said they had received more than a few nods in the past 12 months.
“At the convention in Hawaii, our club was number seven in the world,” she said.
“There are 45,000 clubs in the world and we were num- ber seven because of the money that we donate from the markets.”
The markets raised around $120,000 last year.
The club was also named in the top five in their constitutional area, taking in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia.
The Whitsundays club now has a new secretary in Susan McAllister, while Sue Gravelle returns to the role of treasurer for her seventh term.
Helen Toy was awarded the Secretary’s Plaque, while Sue Gravelle took out the Treasurer’s Plaque. Lion of the Year was Allan Gravelle.
Ms Wilson said members would not drop the pace in the next year.
“We just want to continue with the work that we’re doing,” she said.