$31,000 donated

LIONS Club of Cohuna president, Keith Cummins has been installed as leader for another year.
Nanjing Night Net

He was installed at the club’s changeover dinner on Thursday night.

Lions members from around the district and local community groups celebrated the club’s achievements.

It was a more low-key event than last December’s changeover dinner at the Cohuna Memorial Hall, which also doubled as the club’s 50th anniversary.

Club life member, Laurie Achard had the honour of officially inducting Mr Cummins as president for the 2013/14 year.

“Communities survive on volunteers and our club continues to support the community,” he said.

Mr Cummins listed the yearly achievements of the service club in his president’s speech.

Cohuna Lions raised more than $31,000 during the last financial year for a number of local organisations including the Cohuna District Hospital, Cohuna Retirement Village, Cohuna Fire Brigade, Cohuna Guides, Cohuna Scouts, Murray to Moyne and all three schools in the town.

The Bridge to Bridge multi-sport event in March raised $9000 for CDH, while almost $11,000 went towards the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

This year also saw the club move its meeting headquarters to the senior citizens rooms at the Cohuna Memorial Hall, with the easier access making it possible for all members to attend functions.

Bill Bruns received an award for 35 years of service to the club, while young volunteer Emily Rigg was presented with an honouary Lions polo shirt and recognised for her achievements towards the local organisation.

President’s awards were given to Lee Walkington and Jeanette Kline for their commitment and dedication to Lions.

Two dedicated members, Alan Patterson and George Payne left the club during the past year to spend more time with their family, but the Cohuna gained Ian Ridgway, who is new to the area after moving from Western Australia.

The Lions Club of Cohuna board for 2013/14: president Keith Cummins; secretary Jeanette Kline; directors Laurie Archard, Malcolm McLennan, Ian Ridgway and Norm Walkington; treasurer Bill Bruns; lion tamer Allan Walkington; tail twister Greg Wood and membership chairman Julian Lee.

INSTALLED: Lions Club of Cohuna life member Laurie Archard congratulates Keith Cummins on being installed as president of the club for another year.

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