Arthur hon­oured with Richard­son Award

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TOCUMWAL Lions Club’s 36th An­nual Re­port by pres­i­dent Lidy Soule started on a sad note, with the pass­ing of for­mer Pres­i­dent Tom Hart early in the year.

Tom, who joined the club in 2001, had been an en­thu­si­as­tic worker at both the Rail­way Sta­tion and ceme­tery.

Five new mem­bers were wel­comed into the club and they, along with the rest of the mem- bers, have had a very busy year work­ing on town projects and fundrais­ing.

The Lions do­nated to 29 causes rang­ing from the Aus­tralia Lions Drug Aware­ness cam­paign, Eye Health Pro­gram, Prostate Re­search, and to many lo­cal places, in­clud­ing Friends of the Li­brary and lo­cal schools.

The club also looks af­ter the ceme­tery, rail­way sta­tion and skate park, where they put rail­ings on the skate ramp.

High­light of the changeover din­ner was the pre­sen­ta­tion of the pres­ti­gious James D Richard­son Hon­our Award for Ser­vice to Lions to Arthur Dixon. Dr Balaji Rao and Len Soule, both Charter Mem­bers of Tocumwal Lions, re­ceived their 36th year pins.

Pres­i­dent for 20011/12 is Lidy Soule, vice pres­i­dents are Arthur Dixon and Beryl McFar­lane, and sec­re­tary is Sandi McDon­ald.

●●● Congratulations to Al­lie and Jim Mac­don­ald on the ar­rival of their first child, a daugh­ter, Grace Fiona.

Grace is a grand­daugh­ter for Jeanette Bolton, who has just re­turned from vis­it­ing her son David and fam­ily on the is­land of Guernsey.

●●● Also re­ceiv­ing congratulations on a new ar­rival is Susie and Nick Ho­gan with the ar­rival of their fourth child, a son (not named yet). He is a brother for Lachlan, Som­mers and Indi, and a grand­son for Ste­wart and Joy Scott.

●●● A re­minder for the knit­ters who are knit­ting squares for the an­nual ABC Knit In.

You have a month to go be­fore the hand in time and count­ing for the Rose Bowl tro­phy. If you need wool see Jo at the li­brary.

●●● South­ern Rive­rina Art group will be run­ning a bus trip to see White Wed­ding Dresses at the Bendigo Art Gallery on Au­gust 29. The Bendigo Art Gallery is the only place in Aus­tralia where the dresses can be seen. They are from the Al­bert and Vic­to­ria Mu­seum in Lon­don.

Ring 5874 2096, at night, to book as seats are lim­ited.

●●● April 26 was a very spe­cial day for Marge and Wally Por­czak when their grand­daugh­ter gave birth to a beau­ti­ful daugh­ter, Madi­son Rose (see pic­ture be­low).

This new


girl gave Marge her four gen­er­a­tions of girls - her­self, Mandy, grand­daugh­ter Jessica, and Madi­son.

Mother’s Day this year was a great cel­e­bra­tion as news of an­other great grand­child was given from grand­daugh­ter Tabitha and part­ner, Daniel, to be in Septem­ber.

Fancy . . . Casey Thorn­ton from Fern­tree Gully added to the num­ber of witches.

Pre­sen­ta­tion . . . Arthur Dixon re­ceives the James D Richard­son Hon­our Award from Lions pres­i­dent Lidy Soule.

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