Lions look back on busy year

ROSA STUDHOLME
Last updated 05:00 26/06/2012

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Retiring Temuka District Lions Club president Josie Teahen has reflected on a busy year of projects carried out by the organisation.

The club held its annual changeover of officers last week at the Temuka Golf Club when Mrs Teahen delivered the annual report. Sandra Gray will succeed her as president.

The major project was supporting the Aoraki Foundation MRI Scanner Appeal with a donation of $5000 from the proceeds of a Calendar Girls-style calendar, the donation of a painting by a local artist, and a fashion parade at Ballantynes.

There were also catering jobs, raffles, a kitchen walk, a cupcake sale at the Geraldine Arts and Plants Festival, and providing safe sound indicators to the two local kindergartens. The club also supported Lions appeals for child mobility, Camp Quality and the Lions International Foundation, as well as suicide prevention campaigns, women's refuge, and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Donations were made to various local teenagers to attend Outward Bound, Berwick Camp and a football training camp in Singapore.

A total of more than $12,000 was donated by the club this year.

Community projects included the delivery of Meals on Wheels, entertaining and serving afternoon tea to residents of Wallingford Home, organising an outing to Ashfield House for the elderly and serving at the Lions Christmas community dinner.

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- The Timaru Herald

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