Lions continue to help out community

Cleve Lions board members: secretary Chris Tarran, treasurer Lorraine Deakin, vice president Robin Evans and tail twister Lyndon Briese. PHOTO: BEV STORY 414898_02
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Cleve Lions Club is synonymous with freshly cooked donuts at many community events.

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However, Cleve Lions president Phil Butterworth said the club took part in many events throughout the year, “mainly by cooking donuts at various functions at Cleve, Arno Bay, Rudall and Darke Peak”.

“We may be few in number but contribute substantially to the local community and Lions International,” Phil said.

“Members, in conjunction with the Cleve District Council, maintain Centenary Park and Yeldukinie Weir campground.

“The council is instrumental in supporting Cleve Lions with the supply of materials, labour and general assistance.”

Phil thanked outgoing club secretary John Schumann at the recent handover dinner.

“John is a person who is always there and rarely misses an opportunity to not only perform his duties as secretary, but also spends many hours of his own time planting trees at the weir and maintenance in general.”

Chris Tarran has taken on the role of club secretary this year.

Cleve gained two new members in the past year – Jane Tarran and David Reed.

Phil made special mention of club treasurer, who has held the role for more than 20 years.

“Lorraine has been instrumental in the distribution of over $12,000 to various charities during 2022-2023.”

He said Cleve and Cowell Lions clubs had worked well together at the Ullabidinie Weir charity event in January and at a combined club picnic at Ulbana Weir.

“It is felt that we must continue our strong ties together,” he said.

“Once again I thank Cleve Lions members and associates for their assistance over this review period.

“May we continue into the future as a strong and valuable asset to the local community and Lions International.”

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