Flags mark couple's work

22:41, Feb 13 2014
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FITTING TRIBUTE: From left, Temuka Pakeke Lions Club president Yvonne Blackwell with Leah Henderson, granddaughter of Cliff and Pat Adams who recently made a bequest, and club secretary Gavin Somerville, who are holding the club's new flag set.

Temuka Pakeke Lions recently received a bequest from the estate of the late Cliff and Pat Adams.

Mr Adams joined Temuka Pakeke Lions in 1995 and was president of the club from 1999 till 2000. He passed away in 2005.

Mrs Adams was a member of the Temuka Lioness Club before it became the Temuka District Lions Club and she transferred from there to Temuka Pakeke in 1996. She served Temuka Pakeke as president in 2004-2005. She passed away on August 30, 2013.

Mr and Mrs Adams were very active members of the club and contributed in many different ways publicity officer Barbara Somerville said.

"Being a Lion was something of which they were both very proud. It was decided that something that would be a permanent tribute to them, would be the most appropriate way to utilise their generous bequest."

As a result, the club is now the proud owner of the Lions International Flag Set - featuring 120 flags of the countries around the world united by the Lions club movement. It will be displayed at the monthly meetings.

The Adams' granddaughter Leah Henderson was at the meeting when the flag set was officially presented.


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