Lions club celebrate successful year

The Port Lincoln Lions Club recently held their handover dinner where they celebrated many successes over the past year.

Two members each received their 30 year Monarchs from the Zone Chairman Gavin Roberts, Terry Aldenhoven received member of the year, while outgoing president Iain Adams received a Melvin Jones Fellowship.

The fellowship is used to recognise outstanding Lions members or members of the public who contribute significantly to Lions clubs.

Mr Adams was secretary for three years, president for three years and has handled the monthly bulletins for eight years.

"I take a bit of pride in putting the bulletin out each month," he said.

Mr Adams said one of his greatest achievements in the past year was constructing the additional shelter in the Lions Park.

It took about 10 months of work and was completed in mid-June, after receiving support from council and a grant from the Bendigo Bank for just over $10,000.

"That was something really pleasing as president last year to achieve something tangible," he said.

Mr Adams estimates the project cost around $17,000 total, and said they were now turning to fixing up the meeting room at the Lions Hostel.

On the night of the handover dinner, a cheque of $500 was also presented to Ivan Phillips on behalf of White Ribbon and his charity Riding Free of DV (domestic violence).

Mr Phillips is currently travelling around the west of Australia to speak out against the issue.