Following his installation as the new President of Torquay Lions Club, Lion Colin Bellis claimed his theme of ‘Better Together’ will ensure local Lions will serve their community better, strengthen their Club, and unearth new ways to raise funds to help those in need.
“Our Leadership Team has met already to plan the next 12 months,” President Colin said.
“The idea of ‘Better Together’ will drive us throughout the year.
“A club which operates ‘Better Together’ will ensure our service to our community retains a very high standard, our fundraising will raise sufficient funds to meet local, national, and international needs, and we will have fun while we work”.
He was speaking after the annual changeover dinner of the Torquay Lions held at the Lions Village recently when his new executive team was installed for the next 12 months.
V2 2nd Vice District Governor, Michelle Challis, formally installed the team at the changeover dinner.
Outgoing President, Lion Neil Roche, proudly announced at the dinner that the Torquay Lions had distributed just over $54,300 to local, national and international causes during the past year.
“Under Lion Neil’s guidance, Lions worked hard to raise those funds for distribution,” declared the Incoming President, Lion Colin.
“As well, local Lions worked voluntarily doing deliveries for Feed Me Surf Coast.
“Averaging six Lions delivering or loading each week, we supported Feed Me Surf Coast for 700 hours equating to $21,000 for the past 12 months”.
Lions in the executive team supporting the President this year are Brian Keane, Leadership Chair; Neil Roche, Service Chair; Ken Farrow, Secretary; Deb Law, Treasurer; and Bill Ferguson, Membership Chair.
“Like many other service organisations, Torquay Lions are keen to develop our membership base. We would love to see anyone looking for local involvement with a purpose to try their hand serving the community with us,” Lion Colin pointed out.
“Most people who try out working with Lions, join us for the satisfaction they receive serving others,” he concluded.
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