On Saturday at the Bowling Club the Canowindra Lions Club marked a remarkable milestone, celebrating 50 years of servicing the community. Past and present members travelled from near and far to congregate together and enjoy dinner, drinks and a good catch up at the anniversary gala. “It was a really good roll-up and it was lovely so many people could come back after not seeing each other for a few years. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the meal was lovely” said Lions Secretary, Jan Jarrett.
Over a hundred Lions members were present for the occasion, which was opened by President Darryl Fliedner, who has been President for three years running and has been a member of Lions for 34 years this June. “We were all young back when we started but there’s not many young people coming in as many are focussed on their children, jobs or sports” says Jan; “If any young people are interested and would like to join they can contact myself on 6344 1301.”
Other members who gave speeches on the night included district governor, Tony Smith, and Doug Nash, a 43-year member who talked about the bygone days of what Lions used to get up to. The Canowindra Lions Club mainly do voluntary work and last year clocked up 4000 voluntary hours, raising over $16,000. They are involved in local community events such as team penning, driver reviver, Meals on Wheels and the Canowindra Food Basket. Congratulations to all Lions members and here’s to 50 years more!