Newly Appointed Lions President Ready for the Challenge

Roger Wilson is the newly appointed president of the Leeuwin Lions Club for the year 2012-13. He was elected during the club’s installation dinner held at Augusta Hotel on Sat, June 23rd. Over 50 Lions, volunteer helpers and partners attended the event including Lions from Cowaramup and Bridgetown.

The news article “New Lions President Steps Up” has full details of the event. It says the following about the new president’s previous roles at the club: “Roger, who joined the club four years ago, is chairman of the Lions Augusta Adventure accommodation facility at Kudardup and in recent years has promoted youth activities.” http://www.margaretrivermail.com.au/news/local/news/general/new-lions-president-steps-up/2613661.aspx

At the dinner, Roger said that he looked forward to an eventful year ahead in which Lions would work hard to uphold their proud reputation for community service and look for ways to further enhance their performance.

Marcia Nicholls, Lions zonal chairman from Bridgetown, formally set up the club’s new board of directors and applauded the Leeuwin team for yet another year of great achievement.

She presented seven club members with Melvin Jones Fellowships as an appreciation for many years of dedicated service- Richard McKenzie, Bruce Morgan, Ron Brearley, Margaret Dente, Barry Darnell, Ross Fimister and Peter Hodgson.

Volunteer Irene Carlsen was presented with a certificate of recognition for her role in managing the Lions toy shop located in Augusta.

James Challis, outgoing president of the Leeuwin Lions Club, outlined the major projects undertaken during the last 12 months including the celebrations regarding the club’s 40th anniversary as well as continuing success with toy shop sales, shed and recycling thanks to the hard work of many, particularly community volunteers.

“I thank the club members, their partners and all the volunteers for their tremendous support over the past year and I wish Roger Wilson a very successful and rewarding year,” Challis said.

About the Leeuwin Lions Club:

Leeuwin Lions Club is part of a global network of 1.3 million members in more than 200 countries and territories who share a common desire to make a positive change in their community by using their enthusiasm, energy and creativity. Leeuwin Lions Club is all about ordinary members of the community doing extraordinary things- raising funds to support worthwhile causes, carrying out green initiatives to protect Mother Earth and helping those with a disability. Membership is open to everyone in the community.

For further details go to the Leeuwin Lions Club

About Benji

I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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