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Lions Club of Clarence – Environmental (L to R) Secretary – Ant Van Haren; Vice District Governor – Robin Parker; Vice President – Prue Leggoe; MP Chris Gulaptis; President – Tim Watson; Guiding Lion – Brian Grieve and Treasurer – Barbara Linley.

Lions history in the making

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!

Key Members – (L to R) New Club President – Lions Club of Clarence – Environmental – Tim Watson; Vice District Governor – Robin Parker (Maclean Lions); Immediate Past District Governor – Bill Shepherd (Nambucca Lions); and current District Governor – Kevin Thornton (Manning River Lions).
Treasurer Barbara Linley with the raffle prize – a very special first sighting on the club’s field trip. If you look very closely, she has an eye peeping from her lap; she has a joey!  Not Barbara, the koala that is!