Jamestown 50th Anniversary
JAMESTOWN LIONS CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF SERVI CE TO THE COMMUNITY
Photo shows Outgoing President David Hunt handing over gavel and gong
to Incoming President Jim Best assisted by PDG Lance Leak OAM.
Jamestown Lions Club members past and present gathered at a celebratory dinner 50 years to the date of the Club’s Charter, 16th June 1967.
A delicious dinner was served during the evening and many memories were shared of the activities of the Club throughout the years.
Max Prior, a veteran of 40 years as a member of the Club spent many hours researching the history of the Club and compiled a very comprehensive account which he presented during the festivities.
Photos and written history were on display which brought back many memories for past members.
The local community has benefitted from hours and hours of the Lions’ efforts from building playgrounds to helping residents with cleaning up their properties, beautifying the local Belalie Creek surrounds, cooking donuts, selling show bags at the local Show, presenting Carols on the Creek and in the Park, organizing twice-yearly Auctions, supporting local youth with travel, the elderly with phone calls, Skin Cancer screenings, Pageant Day activities and much more.
A Birthday Cake was cut by the Raelene Knight, wife of Charter member Robert Knight (deceased).
Phil Bowman, 1st Vice District Governor (Elect) District 201C1 and Don Pritchard, District 201-C1 Cabinet Secretary Designate, also were in attendance.
The 2017 Handover was also held on the night with new President Jim Best being inducted for 2017-18 by PDG Lance Leak OAM.
Jim introduced his Board to those present and thanked outgoing President David Hunt for his excellent leadership from 2015-17.
40 year Monarch Awards were presented to members Kevin Hawkins and Ian Symonds who both expressed their delight at being recognized but said that they were happy to have had the chance to support their community by being members of the Club and had gained much from the experience.
A Fines session which increased the Club’s finances and provided highly amusing entertainment was followed by great fellowship.