Broken Hill man Greg Delbridge has assumed the role of president for the local Lions Club branch.
The new president, who’s been involved for several years, says it’s an honour to hold the position and is raring to get started.
“With the last three years in COVID, we now have to get everyone up and going,” Mr Delbridge said.
“We’ve all been quite relaxed and now we have come forward.”
This is the first time he has become president but he has served as the branch’s treasurer for the past seven years.
He plans to use that experience to lead the group which he believes are in a stable position.
“They are a good strong group,” Mr Delbridge said. “They are well versed in what’s got to be done.”
Lions Broken Hill is currently manned by 28 members.
Despite the many active members, the head lion wants new volunteers to join the crew.
“We have a few members that are wearing out,” Mr Delbridge said.
“So we really need some younger people or fit and healthy people with a bit of character.”
In his term, Mr Delbridge wants to a stronger focus on the local community as the team plans to raise funds through BBQs and its annual major car raffle.
“We’ll continue the work from the past president has started last year which is really good,” he said.
“We are trying to focus more on Broken Hill. There’s a lot of people in need so we will shift our focus to their needs a bit more.”
The Broken Hill branch was scheduled to have its changer over dinner last Saturday (June 25) but was postponed due to COVID-9.
The new committee will officially be sworn in next week before the changeover is celebrated.
“We’re in limbo at the moment but we’ll do a little interim (on July 7) to induct the guys in,” Mr Delbridge said.
“When everything gets back to normal, we’ll sit back and have a meal.”
The Lions Club will host a skin cancer screening in September and may look at facility upgrades at the Recreational Reserve on Blende Street.