Thornbury Lions annual Change Over took place at the Anchor Inn Oldbury on Severn.
Thirty six members partners and friends were present as Lion Shekar Bheenuck handed over the President’s chain of office to new President Lion Keith Townsend.
Before handing over, as one final duty Lion Shekar enrolled June Chaskin as the club’s newest member. He then went on to report another very successful year with two important donation events when the club gave £500 to each of the primary schools in the Thornbury area and at the second event £500 to local youth groups.
We were also very proud to have a candidate in the Lions Young Ambassador Final for the second successive year. The club has a new constitution as it is now a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Fund raising continued well, with the main source of funds still being the very popular bookshop enabling the club to support a wide variety of local organisations and charities.
Lion Keith thanked Shekar for a very good year and said he hoped to be able to continue the progress. The Club had also recently presented Gems of Thornbury with a Certificate of Appreciation. During the week Star Legal look after the key for the bookshop but they are closed at the weekend. Mick Horton of Gems has very kindly agreed to keep the key from Friday evening until Monday morning so that it is available for Saturday.