Lions members and special guests were in attendance at the 60th Changeover Dinner held at the S&C Club on Saturday night July 13.
The highlight of the night was the presentation of special awards by President, Dennis Foster.
Phillip Hewson received the Annual award and Lion of the Year was awarded to Toby Bourke for his ongoing commitment to working for Lions.
Lions Citizen of the Year was awarded to Kevin Stemm for volunteering his time to so many organisations.
Service awards for working continually for Lions were presented to Lyn and Stuart Freudenstein, Jenny Tate and Marie Tame (5 years of service); David Tame and Louise McKnight (10 years); Jan Foreman, Geoff Freudenstein, Paul Miller, Garry and Helen Sell (15 years); Eric Baker (20 years); Peter McGlynn and Phillip Hewson (25 years) and Dennis Foster and Michael Price (35 years).
A great effort!
Another highlight of the ceremony was the distribution of donations made by the Lions Club to a number of hard-working local organisations and charities.
Those in attendance received the following amounts:
Young Hospital Auxiliary $9,000
Young Regional School of Music $1,200
Motor Neurone Disease $1,000
Young Historical Society $500
The Men's Shed $1000
These donations are part of the overall $28,000 raised by Lions over the past financial year.
A great effort by Lions.
President, Dennis Foster, gave his report for 2018/19 outlining the ongoing commitment by members to raising money for worthy causes.
He mentioned that the Lions Club of Young is hosting the 2020 District Convention with a great committee already committed to making it a success.
At the end of the evening, Marilyn Miller from the Lions Club of Boorowa, announced and inducted the office bearers for 2019/20:
President - Dennis Foster
Secretary - Louise McKnight
Assistant Secretary - Heather Bailey
Treasurer - Jenny Tate
Assistant Treasurer - Claire Goodwin
1st Vice President - Gerry Bailey
2nd Vice President - Paul Miller
Lion Tamer - Phillip Hewson
Bulletin Editor - Marie Tame and Jan Foreman
Tail Twister - Ron May
Membership - Stuart Freudenstein
Safety Officer - David Tame
Publicity Officer - Heather Bailey
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