SERVICE organisations in the area should work together toward common goals was the message of newly inducted president, Lloyd Stephenson, at the first anniversary dinner to celebrate the Port Alfred Lions Club receiving its charter.
The dinner, held at the Port Alfred River and Ski-boat Club on Saturday evening, was attended by Lions Club members from the area as well as other invited guests.
“My objective is to get the various service organisations in the area to work together,” said Stephenson. “In that way we can approach companies in the area one time rather than each organisation approaching them individually. We need to have fun together.”
NEW TOP LION: Lloyd Stephenson (left) was inducted as Port Alfred Lions Club president at the first anniversary supper of the club receiving its charter, held at the Port Alfred River and Ski-boat Club on Saturday evening. Presenting Stephenson with his collar of office was outgoing president, Rob Brunette Picture: ROB KNOWLES
The dinner also saw Port Alfred Primere Skool principal, Arthur Isaacs, inducted into the Lions. Isaacs is a leading figure in the community and is involved with many other upliftment projects at the school as well as at Child Welfare.
In his outgoing valedictory address, the chapter’s first president, Rob Brunette, thanked those who had helped the Lions achieve its objectives.
Brunette spoke of the many projects Lions had undertaken during his term in office, including operation Brightsight where spectacles are recycled for those in need, donations of blankets and pillows to Child Welfare, Miss Port Alfred, Port Alfred High School computer upgrades, donations to Hospice, blood drives, trees and vegetables to Port Alfred Primere Skool and many others.
“I would also like to thank Talk of the Town for its effort to publicise our organisation,” said Brunette. “We won an award for the amount of publicity the cub received in the press, and that is thanks to the efforts of TotT.
“I would also like to thanks my wife, Erica, for the support she has given me throughout my year in office.”