Tungamah Leo Club celebrated their eighth changeover night recently with a special visit from the Council Chairman, Malcolm Peters Australia’s top ranking Lion.
The club were honoured to have Mr Peters attend as this would be the only Leo Club in Australia to have him at their changeover night.
The ceremony was carried out by Immediate Past District Governor Peter Poels who is now the District’s Leo Chairman.
After a magnificent dinner put on by the Tungamah Lions, outgoing president, Nicholas Megarrity gave his report, citing the club’s involvement in the State Conference, Camp Koala, Leo of the Year and visit from the Chairman of the Victorian Lions Foundation as the year’s highlights.
The new board was inducted, with Jazmin Clarke taking over the reins from Nicholas, Nicholas himself taking on a guiding role as Vice President, Jade Abley as secretary, Harley Sampson as treasurer, and Tom Beattie and Casey Sampson as Membership Directors. Kaitlyn Megarrity is assistant treasurer, while all other members are on the Board of Directors.
Council Chairman Malcolm then spoke on Leos and their service to others, and then shocked Nicholas by presenting him with a Leo of Honour Award, the world’s top award to Leos.
Malcolm spoke on Nicholas’s service as a president and secretary, his Kokoda Track Walk, Leo of the Year entrance, Young Citizen of the Year, and the guiding work in raising funds for Neurobionics and the town’s defibrillator.
Malcolm’s wife Narelle joined him for the evening, as did Margaret Poels. A good attendance of Lions, parents and grandparents were in attendance on this big night.
Club Advisors, Les and Robyn Harrison said they are very proud of the Leo Club, and plans are now in action to erect a canopy over the Lions BBQ in the Lions Park, as well as having fun.