Lions District Governor Perry Oliver presents Fall River & Area Lion Mike Hughes with his Lifetime Membership pin at the dinner meeting for the Fall River club on Feb. 27. (Healey photo)

FALL RIVER: Members of the local community that assist the Fall River & Area Lions Club for their many activities from their Thursday night wing nights to their annual golf tournament were recognized during a visit by the District Governor (DG) on Feb. 27.

DG Perry Oliver, a member of the Sackville Lions Club, attended the night recognizing the volunteers. Also in attendance were Lions members from St. Margaret’s Bay; Sackville; and Beaver Bank.

The meal was prepared by Jeff Morrison, while 1st Riverlake Scouts served the crowd of about 40 people at the LWF Hall.

The 1st Riverlake Scouts assisted in serving the meal for the Lions supper night. (Healey photo)

Fall River & Area Lions Club King Lion Kirk Stephen said the many volunteers from the community, FRABA and wing night were invited to the supper meal as their way of recognizing their efforts.

Before the meal was served, Anna Marie Carr presented Stephen with a framed Thank You picture of her and her Service Dog Dakota. The club was instrumental in arranging Dakota becoming her dog.

Wellington’s Anna-Marie Carr and Dakota present King Lion Kirk Stephen with a framed photo as a thank you for the club’s support in helping her get Dakota, a service dog that helps her with her day-to-day life. (Healey photo)

DG Perry honoured Lion Mike Hughes with a Lions International Lifetime membership pin and certificate. Stephen assisted in the presentation.

During his speech, DG Perry talked about activities he has for the next year. He said he has a theme for the next 365 days. That theme is all about community service.

He also spoke Lions Clubs need to get the word out to the wider community about exactly what work it is they’re doing. That could help lead to more members, another goal he has for the clubs in his area. He wants to see clubs at 20-plus members, with them attracting younger people; Fall River currently lists 13 active members.

“If we get more members, the work becomes for us that are doing the work,” he said.

Stephen and Lion Wayne MacRae were presented with 25-year Chevrons by DG Perry.

District Governor Perry Oliver speaks as King Lion Kirk Stephen listens in on Feb. 27 in Fall River. (Healey photo)