Native Australian tree seedlings, with the ever-popular callistemon (bottle brush), decorated the tables for this auspicious occasion – the Charter of the very new Lions Club of Clarence – Environmental threatened species.
Members from eight Lions Clubs from the N1 District attended this monumental occasion. Why momentous you ask?
It is the first Lions Club in Australia to have a focus on the threatened species, the flora and fauna, in this instance the Clarence Valley.
District Governor Kevin Thornton inducted the members and officially chartered the Club.
The Club is already quite active with field trips, for example, a visit to an area burnt out by the fires to check the recovery; weeding native bush; a koala count in the Lawrence region, plus preparation for the planting of specific trees for the koalas.
This is a Lions Club which will achieve much for the local area.
Watch this space!