A changing of the guard for Canowindra Lions Club

Canowindra Lions Club Inc held their 53rd annual changeover at the Bowling Club on Saturday, June 29.

Outgoing President, Richard Bowd and Secretary Jan Jarrett welcomed local guests and visiting Lions Club members including Zone Chairman Terry Carroll, who conducted the changeover and his wife Deidre from Grenfell.

The toast to Lions International was proposed to which Zone Chairman Terry Carroll suitably responded.

The Board for 2019-20 is: President Darryl Fliedner, 1st Vice President Richard Bowd, 2nd Vice President and Lion Tamer Rodney Boatwood, 3rd Vice President, Treasurer and Publicity Officer Ron Cain, Secretary Tina Davis, Assistant Secretary and Assistant Tail Twister Alison Newcombe, Tail Twister Don Percival, Public Officer, Dinner, Membership Chair and Youth and Education Neryle Smurfthwaite, Membership Committee and Site Manager Don Percival, Santa Project Richard Bowd, Don Percival and Darryl Fliedner.

During his report, outgoing President Richard Bowd wished the new President luck and spoke about the success the club has had during the past 12 months.

"Our club is small, but we are extremely successful in volunteering within the community. During the year, the club recorded 2503 volunteer hours, our donations totaled $13,307.50," he said.

"The club participated in Canowindra Food Basket, Show Gates, Community Transport, Team Penning, various catering jobs, Balloon Challenge Balloon Glow, Australia and Anzac Days, Moyne Fete and BBQ, School Presentations, Seniors Week and Christmas Luncheons, Easter Family Fun Day and our famous Air Castle.

"Thank you to the local community for your support over the past twelve months.

"Thank you to our outgoing Secretary Jan Jarrett who is relinquishing this job after seven years. Well done. Thank you also to Ron Cain for his continued service as Treasurer."

Incoming President Darryl Fliedner said he was looking forward to another successful year.

"I would like to thank outgoing President Richard for his hard work, dedication and unwavering support of the Canowindra Lions Club, without volunteers such as Richard, our club would no longer exist," he said.

"I look forward to a successful year."

The Bob Watt Memorial Award was presented to Jan Jarrett and the Col Murphy Memorial Award - Lion of the Year recipient was Kay Falls.

Certificates of Appreciation were presented to members and donations included the Hospital Auxiliary, Age of Fisheries Museum, Canowindra Fire Brigade, Morbell Hall Committee, Mens Shed, Riding for the Disabled and Food Basket.