Julie Henderson and Dee Chandler are Merrigum Lions Club's first female members.March 26, 2014 4:20am
Merrigum Lions president Warren Henderson, new Lion Julie Henderson, 1st Vice District Governor Anne Eldridge, new Lion Dee Chandler and Lions member Graeme Donaldson.
Merrigum Lions Club has welcomed the first female members in the club’s 40-year history.
First vice district governor Anne Eldridge inducted Julie Henderson and Dee Chandler at a ceremony last week.
Mrs Henderson’s husband Warren joined Merrigum Lions several years ago and is the club’s president.
‘‘Warren joined the Lions after our son finished school and I couldn’t understand why women couldn’t become members,’’ she said.
‘‘We go along and assist with all the events and it’s something I really wanted to be part of.
‘‘I think it’s good to have new members in organisations like this as they can help bring in new ideas.
‘‘I’m really excited to be able to stand up now and say I’m a Merrigum Lions Club member.’’
Mrs Henderson said she would like to see more women become Lions members in future.
Mrs Chandler said she was pleased to be able to contribute to the group’s activities.
‘‘The Lions Club does a lot of nice things for the local community,’’ she said.
‘‘I was told the club was considering inducting female members and they’ve really welcomed me in.’’
Two men were taken to hospital after a collision near Tatura.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons defeated Corowa Rutherglen Roos by 76 points at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
REGIONAL Victorians will be invited to get up close and personal with Graham (pictured above) – the face of a world-first Transport Accident Commission road safety initiative.
AFTER 46 years of garden growing, Rochester and District Garden Club members are hanging up their spades, drying out their gloves and getting ready to watch the weeds grow.
Gift fundraiser is looking for toddler talent.
Local export Willie Wheeler dominating at VFL level
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
THE Heathcote Community will come together once again to honour the memory of car accident victim Georgia Edsall-French at a memorial day this Saturday.
Katamatite Lions Club held its 42nd annual handover dinner at the Boosey Creek Tavern on July 13.
Mathoura endured a harsh hammering to its playing confidence on Saturday with a 24-goal thrashing at the hands of Deniliquin Rovers.
The demand for organic milk in Australia is outstripping supply, creating an opportunity for the region’s dairy farmers.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.