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Lions roar for 30th anniversary

Coolum Lions president Phil Peterson and wife Robyn. Photo: Mike Garry/scw1201g
Coolum Lions president Phil Peterson and wife Robyn. Photo: Mike Garry/scw1201g

There was much camaraderie and reminiscing last Friday night as more than 120 guests celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the establishment of the Lions and Lioness clubs in Coolum.

The gala event at the Coolum Civic Centre was attended by Lions and Lionessess from all over the Coast and from clubs from as far away as Rockhampton.

Lions president Phil Peterson said that as a comparative newcomer to the fold he was continually learning about the proud history of the club.

“It never ceases to amaze me when old timers like Jim (Bell) and Stuart (Sharp) pipe up and say, ‘we built that 20 years ago’ or ‘we started that project before it was handed over to the community’,” Mr Peterson said.

“Collectively, the Lions and Lioness clubs have returned over $500,000 to the community from their activities over the last 30 years, not to mention the funds passed on to our national and international projects.”

AWARDS

Monarch Awards for service to Lions

Ralph Clark, Ian Davis (10 years), Jeff Williams (15 Years), Jim Bell (20 Years), Greg Beak (30 Years), Lloyd Somers (30 years) and Stuart Sharp (35 Years).

Win Tyquin Awards

Lori Knopke and Peter Maddox

James D Richardson Awards

Grace Sharp, Mavis Somers and Gwen Bennett (charter members of the Lioness Club)

Melvin Jones Fellowships.

Greg Jackson, Jeff Williams and the Lions Emergency Accommodation Centre.

This is the highest honour in Lions named after Melvin Jones, the founder of the Lions movement.


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