Port Al­fred Lions roar at the Pig and Whistle

Talk of the Town - - Business Forum - ROB KNOWLES

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.

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