At its second charter night held at Whitwell Station in November, Reepham Lions vice president Barry Howes was presented with a certificate of achievement by the immediate past district governor for East Anglia, Mandy Hawksley.
As club membership chair, Barry received recognition from Lions International for increasing gender parity in recruitment efforts, thereby giving the entire community an opportunity to serve as a Lion.
Meanwhile, the club said farewell to inaugural president Andrew Hadley, who is retiring for health reasons. The club would like to thank Andrew for his role in taking the club forward in its first year and for spearheading its fundraising efforts, the proceeds of which are crucial to being able to donate to local organisations.
Barry Howes becomes president of Reepham Lions with effect from 1 January.
For more information about Reepham Lions and its work supporting local good causes, please visit the website or come along to one of the meetings and find out what Lions is all about – new members always welcome. The next meeting will be at 7.30 pm on Thursday 8 January in St Michael’s, Reepham.
The group usually meets on the first Thursday of the month – the February meeting will be held on Thursday 6 February. Members start to arrive at 7 pm, when they are able to join with others for a cup of tea and a catch-up before the meeting starts.
Reepham Lions thank you for your support during 2019 and wish you a happy and healthy 2020.