Lions members and special guests were in attendance at the 59th Changeover dinner held at the Services Club on Saturday June 30.
Highlights of the night were the presentation of awards by outgoing President, Stuart Freudenstein. Citizen of the Year was awarded to Carol Clarke for her dedication to community work. Lions members Gary Sell and newly elected President, Dennis Foster both received the prestigious Melvin Jones Scholarship Award for their tireless work for Lions. Lion Claire Goodwin was thrilled to be named Lion of the Year and Ray Bourke received the James D Richardson Award for his contribution to the Lions Club of Young.
Another highlight of the ceremony were the donations made by the Lions Club to a number of hard working local organisations and charities.
A total of $16,600 was shared among Hilltops Choir $500, Girl Guides $500, Young Cadets $500, Young Regional School of Music $1200, MND $1900, SES $2000 and Mercy Care Centre $10000.
These donations are part of $40000 in donations made by the Lions Club of Young during the last financial year.
Towards the end of the ceremony two new members were inducted into the Lions Club of Young by Lion Marilyn Miller from the Boorowa Lions Club. Verra Stayeyeff and Ron May were sponsored by Stuart Freudenstein.
In his speech, outgoing President, Stuart Freudenstein outlined how the Club has been contributing to our community for 58 years, a proud history of commitment.
“The years ahead will provide many challenges, the need to keep changing so we can serve our community and humanity as best we can,” Mr Freudenstein said.
The 2018/19 Lions Office Bearers were announced and President elect, Dennis Foster said he was looking forward to continue working with such a committed group of people.