THE Lions Club of Wauchope has celebrated another year of service to the community.
Outgoing President Gordon Douglass said it had been an honour to serve as president for the past 12 months.
"Our major project was the provision of an Intravenous Fluid Warming Cabinet and two wheel chairs to Wauchope District Memorial Hospital," he said in his speech.
"The Club has completed over 3900 hours of service to the community and has distributed over $20,000 to over 40 beneficiaries.
"Some of the assistance was to help people in northern New South Wales who were affected by severe flooding and the Australian Lions Children's Cancer Research Foundation to help cure childhood cancer.
"An annual project is our Kids to Coast Camp which helps disadvantaged youth to enjoy a holiday at Camp Elim in Forster and the Lions Deaf Camp for hearing impaired students.
"The Club also provided hampers at Christmas to disadvantaged families, assisted Riding for the Disabled, the Cancer Council and The Lions Hearing Dogs project."
Mr Douglass thanked the community for their support during the year especially at the Wauchope Show, 4WD drive & Camping Show and the Antique and Collectables Fair. Without the support of the community the Lions Club would not be able to assist the community.
The outgoing president also thanked the Lions Sport Foundation which continues to support our young sportspeople to achieve their sporting goals.
Mr Douglass thanked the Sports Foundation sponsors for their ongoing support with this very important activity.
Incoming President, Jim Munro said he would concentrate on continuing the good work of the Lions club.
"We bill be continuing the Lions Club's established activities and is looking forward to the challenge and the continued support of the community," he said.
"The next project will be the Great Grocery Grab."
For more information about the Lions Club contact Crawfurd Hunt on 0412 413 869 or e-mail email@example.com