Su­gar­loaf Lions mark their 40th an­niver­sary

Bray People - - Socialscene -

THE Su­gar­loaf Lions Club held a wine and cheese evening last Fri­day to round up their 40th An­niver­sary Cel­e­bra­tions.

The mem­bers of the Lions Club took the op­por­tu­nity to say thank you to the com­mu­nity and long term mem­bers of the club for their sup­port over the years.

This year the club’s Dress Dance was held in aid of the Autism Unit in the Bar­na­coyle School in New­cas­tle.

The Lions Clubs from Wick­low Town through to Killiney also raised funds for the Bar­na­coyle School.

Last Fri­day night the mem­bers of the Su­gar­loaf Lions Club pre­sented the Lions Club Zone Chair­per­son, Mau­reen Cahill, with €5,000, which brought the grand to­tal col­lected for Bar­na­coyle to a mas­sive €40,000.

The giv­ing didn’t end there with Bray’s Open Door Cen­tre also re­ceiv­ing a gen­er­ous cheque.

Fol­low­ing a suc­cess­ful ta­ble quiz last month a whop­ping €2,000 was raised for the Bray Char­ity.

Once the fundrais­ing cheques were pre­sented it was time to turn the at­ten­tion to the mem­bers of the Lions Club.

The mem­bers were very proud to take the op­por­tu­nity to recog­nise the hard work and ded­i­ca­tion made by some of the older mem­bers.

In the past 40 years only two mem­bers of the Su­gar­loaf Lions Club have re­ceived a Melvin Jones, Life-time Achieve­ment Award.

The award named af­ter the Amer­i­can founder of Lion­ism is the ul­ti­mate ac­co­lade a Lion could re­ceive.

And last Fri­day, Ai­dan Sum­mers, Tony O’Ma­hony, Pat O’Han­lon and Sean Brady were the ex­tremely proud re­cip­i­ents of the award.

The awards were pre­sented by Lions, Tom O’Sul­li­van and Gerry Traynor, who gave short speeches which high­lighted the need for Lion­ism in the fu­ture.

A great night was had by every­one and it was the per­fect way to fin­ish off the 40th An­niver­sary Cel­e­bra­tions.

At the Su­gar­loaf Lions 40th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions where four mem­bers were pre­sented with the Melvin Jones Award for out­stand­ing ser­vice: Tony Ma­her, Ai­dan Somers, Tom O’Sul­li­van (Pres­i­dent Su­gar­loaf Lions), Mau­reen Cahill (Re­gional Di­rec­tor), Gerry Traynor, Sean Brady and Pat O’Han­lon.

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