Port Alfred Lions roar at the Pig and Whistle
FOR the second consecutive year, Port Alfred Lions Club has inducted Norman Elliott as president.
The event at the Pig and Whistle in Bathurst on Saturday was attended by Port Alfred Lions as well as Lions from other Lions Clubs in the area, together with invited guests from Rotary and Round Table clubs, making the afternoon a festive affair.
In his valedictory report, Elliott spoke of the work the club had done during his year of office including testing 242 people for diabetes, donating glasses to recipients of the Bright Sight initiative, donating 10 computer tablets to school children and providing meals to pensioners in town.
Elliott also spoke of the club’s participation in the Kowie Bowls Club Night Bowls competition, and the quiz night, hosted by the club at the Port Alfred High School clubhouse with quizmaster, Lion Neville Williamson.
At the moment there are 17 members of the club, with one new member joining during the year.
Those present also enjoyed a hearty meal from the Pig and Whistle’s kitchen.
Several members were awarded certificates for the good work they had done during the year.
Russell Volker, council chairman, inducted Elliott in a solemn ceremony before the board members were elected.
At the end of the ceremony there was a special presentation, made by Volker to Zelda Elliot of Port Alfred Sunshine Coast Hospice, the Melvyn Jones Fellowship, for her dedication and humanitarian services in having started the hospice in Port Alfred and for all the hard and selfless work she has undertaken over the years.