John’s still do­ing his bit 60 years on

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IT WAS a close friend of his fa­ther’s who in­tro­duced John Perry to the phrase “do a lit­tle bit your­self’’. That was when he was 22. Sixty years later, he says the words have had a life­long im­pact on him and drive his pas­sion to serve the com­mu­nity through the Dalby Li­ons Club.

While he had al­ready be­come a mem­ber of the club, Mr Perry said the no­tion stayed with him and en­cour­aged him to take it upon him­self to im­prove the com­mu­nity.

Mr Perry, a mem­ber of Li­ons for 60 con­sec­u­tive years, said in that first year he could see what the Li­ons Club was start­ing to do.

“That’s what started to de­velop my pas­sion,” he said.

“If mem­bers of the com­mu­nity don’t work to make the com­mu­nity a bet­ter place, things won’t hap­pen.”

Mr Perry said he wanted to help com­mu­nity mem­bers in need.

“I’m very happy with what the club has achieved,” he said.

PHOTO: EBONY GRAVEUR

John Perry and an­other Li­ons mem­ber cut the cake at the club’s 60th an­niver­sary.

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