Lions live on to continue support
THE Gayndah Lions Club has solidified another year in service of the community after all positions in the club were secured for another year.
Bill Mellor was sworn in as Gayndah Lions president again along with Henry Harman who retains his position also.
“I am the recycled president,” Mr Mellor said.
“Henry is our bulletin editor, he produces our bulletins for us every month.”
Mr Harman said he took great pride in being part of the Lions Club particularly in a small town.
“The work we do and being able to see it in action is probably the best part of being in the Lions club,” Mr Harman said.
Between them, Mr Harman and Mr Mellor have a combined 84 years of service to the Lions club.
“So far this year we have handed out over $4000 to the community,” Mr Harman said.
“That is great, and it is a 12 month thing.”
Mr Harman said it was a great honour to help support the Gayndah community.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Gayndah for their support over the last year also,” Mr Harman said.
“It allows us to be able to support those we have donated to which benefits everybody.”
So far in 2017 the Gayndah Lions have donated $100 to the Childhood Cancer Appeal, $150 to Liam Harris for an athletics trip, $200 to Australian Lions Smile, $200 to the Australian Lions Foundation and $200 to the Lions Camp Duckadang.
“We are always looking to support local projects,” Mr Harman said.
Other benefactors include the Lions Medical Research, Lions Eye Health Program, Blue Care, Men’s Shed and many more.
Mr Mellor said the Lions club also hold a weekly raffle that helps to keep donations rolling in.
“We have our 170 Club,” Mr Mellor said.
“It’s a raffle with 170 numbers every week and it’s $2 per ticket, we go around the town selling them to the community.”
LION PRIDE: Bill Mellor and Henry Harman are proud of what the Lions Club is able to achieve.