Arthur honoured with Richardson Award
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).
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.