Cowell Lions recap on year

Cowell Lions' board: immediate past president, secretary Jack Kaden, Kim Baum, service director Phill Wake, treasurer Bruce Francis and catering officer Geoff Turner. PHOTO: BEV STORY 414898_08
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Cowell Lions have kept busy with many catering and fundraising activities in the past year.

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Outgoing president Allan Zerna thanked all members, partners and others who had helped him in any way since October 2019.

He asked them to give the same support to incoming president Peter “Stax” Story.

The club was kept busy cooking the Cowell Australia Day breakfast and for the recent Eyre Peninsula Local Government Conference breakfast, when it was held in Cowell.

It also had weekly fundraising activities selling raffle and bingo tickets at the hotels.

Cowell Lions also helped to cater for the Ullabidnie Weir day, helped by Cleve Lions.

The club also organised Cowell’s annual Christmas raffle, pageant and lights competitions, as well as monthly markets from spring through to Easter.

Cowell Lions made donations locally to Lions Foodbank Mince program, Cowell Early Childhood Centre and Franklin Harbour Development Group.

In addition, funds raised went to support Lions projects supporting those with prostate cancer, hearing dogs, eye health, Medical Research Foundation, Well Being Foundation, blood cord research, cancer research, diabetes research, alzheimer’s research and spinal cord, plus worthwhile outside groups – the Leukaemia Foundation, Angel Flight, Childhood Cancer.

Members also travelled to Streaky Bay to give assistance to members hoping to set up a club there.

Five new members have joined throughout the year – Jack and Michelle Curtis, George Green, Merrilyn Glynn and Marco Munayo, who was inducted at the handover dinner.

Cowell Lions will also host the organisation’s convention this year – titled Coast to Country @ Cowell from October 11 to 13.

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