Amy South, a pre-school teacher from Menindee, has been appointed the new President for the Lions Club of Broken Hill, succeeding Greg Delbridge. Ms South aims to invigorate the Lions Club with youthful dynamism during her tenure.
“I’d really like to see Lions Club continue to grow. I’d like to try and attract some younger members, and engage a different part of the community,” Ms South told the Barrier Truth.
“Social media is something to explore, and it is definitely something I wouldn’t mind having a closer look at to see how it can help Lions engage with newer and younger members.”
Ms South, whose parents were actively involved in charity work, has always been inclined towards contributing to the community.
“I grew up with a family who did a lot of voluntary, and charity works and were on different committees and organizations throughout my childhood. So, I was used to the idea that you go and give back.
“I was teaching in Menindee, and I thought to myself that I would like to give back, so I did a bit of research and landed on the Lions Club.”
Having assumed her new role at the end of June, Ms South has had to immediately get to work.
“Lots of things have happened. But coming up, we have the Skin Cancer Screening Van coming back in September, and this weekend the Lions Club Car Raffle tickets go on sale,” Ms South.
With a series of exciting events scheduled for the rest of the year and beyond, Ms South believes now is the perfect time to join the Lions Club and make a difference.
“We are here, supporting community events. If there are any events requiring our support, or if anyone thinks they can contribute to the club, or wishes to give back, come down to a meeting and see what we are all about.”