Celebrating 100 years of Lions
A park bench has been put in place at the Tokoroa Cemetery to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs around the world.
June 7, 2017 marks the anniversary of the Lions Club. It started in the USA 100 years ago, and so local members have put their heads together to produce a legacy project.
Tokoroa District Lions [an all women club] member Iris Menzies said the decision wasn’t hard as they wanted to do something that the community could use, as well as something to remember past members by. . ‘‘It was a way to remember the girls,’’ she said
She said after the idea and location was chosen it was easy to go from there, as the council put the benches in so that it would be the same as the others.
The only difference being that this bench had a plaque moulded into the concrete in front of it, in remembrance of past members Shirley Dunphy, Janice Mair, Dianne Morris and Rita Potroz.
A ceremony was held on Tuesday afternoon at the cemetery.
Menzies said having the past members names on it made it special.
She said that Lions clubs all over the world were asked to produce a legacy project
The District Lions will also be celebrating their 25th birthday this Saturday.
Tokoroa District Lions club cut the ribbon in an opening ceremony for their new park bench