The Lithgow Lions Club held its 57th changeover celebration on Tuesday, June 11 at the Zig Zag Motel.
Over the course of 2018 the Lithgow Lions Club participated in 72 events, members served a total of 713 volunteer hours, they served 5980 people and the average number of people served per member was 208.
The club also donated a total of $31,358 to 19 different organisations over the course of the year.
The evening was a chance for the Lions members to mingle with others, including past DG Ian Warren.
To raise money, the group played a game of tail twisting, jokingly fining one another for funny things members in the group have done.
Members were also given awards, such as best dressed and golden oldy.
Lithgow Lions Club President John Edwards said that in 2019 he hoped to get more of the members active in the community.
"I hope the next 12 months are rewarding for everyone involved," he said.
Mr Edwards also discussed how proud he was that the club made the top 100 Lions Club in the world for service projects.
"Out of 45,000 clubs worldwide, what a fantastic result," he said.
It was also announced that out going secretary Bill Neubeck would be becoming the new Global Service Team Chairperson for the district 201N4.
"I am sure Bill will do an excellent job in his new role," he said.
The incoming board for 2019-2020 was then inducted as following:
- President- John Edwards
- First vice president- Darryl Fitzgerald
- Second vice president- Jean Stamper
- Immediate past president- Bill Neubeck
- Secretary- Susan Eckford
- Assistant secretary- Kim Edwards
- Treasurer- Dorothy Gee
- Assistant treasurer- Bill Evans
- Membership chairman- Joan Deeley
- Tail twister- Bill Evans
- Web/publicity- Lyn Facchina
- OHS officer- Graham Herbert
- Mints and cake chair- Dorothy Gee and Bill Evans
- Lion tamer- Bryon Smith
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