Year of re­ward­ing work for Whit­sun­day Lions

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

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