Lucindale Lions celebrate 40 years

LUCINDALE Lions Club celebrated its 40th anniversary at its annual changeover dinner on Friday.

Members and guests gathered at the Lucindale Football Clubrooms to reflect on the past year, welcome incoming president Norm Somerville and share a slice of birthday cake.

Outgoing president David Brooker handed the reins over to Mr Somerville after giving a brief report.

"It has given me great privilege and pleasure to be president of the Lucindale Lions Club in its 40th year," he said.

"If it wasn't for the support and help from all members, wives and partners, the year wouldn't have rolled on as well as it has. Thanks to everyone!

"Our Lions club donations seemed to be welcomed by all who received them, with the feedback and letters we have received as well as guest speakers coming along and giving us insight into where and how the money is being spent and thanking us personally." 

Mr Somerville will be joined on the committee by first-vice president Trevor Martin, secretary Dale Wagner and treasurer Mike Waters.

In the SE Field Days committee, chair Doug Crosby has been replaced by John Motteram while Lyn Crosby stays in the secretary position.

Following the formalities, which were led by master of ceremonies Mr Martin, charter members Kevin Smith and Gavin Wilson cut the 40th birthday cake.

Over the past 12 months Lucindale Lions Club made donations to groups and organisations totalling $30,400 and another $17,000 went to the rostered clubs who worked at the SE Field Days.

A donation of $100,000 is being held for the Naracoorte Health Service CT scan appeal.

The Lucindale Football and Netball Ladies Committee catered the event and the cake was made and iced by Catherine Kite.