Dun Laoghaire Lions Club celebrates 50 years and a new President
Tom Forsyth is the new President of Dun Laoghaire Lions Club. He received the chain of office from outgoing President Eamon Teehan at a handover event in The Graduate Bar and Restaurant on Saturday 31st August.
Dun Laoghaire Lions Club celebrates 50 years of service to the local community this year. The Club's fundraising activities provide food and toy hampers to needy families at Christmas, a tranquillity garden at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire, and its services include diabetic screening, senior citizen holidays and socials.
Tom Forsyth, who will serve a 12-month term in office, says: “The benefits of the economic success of the country are not felt by everyone in our community. There are many people in the Dun Laoghaire area who need assistance from the Lions Club and other charitable organisations. We are grateful to those who support our work through the generous donations they make to our various appeals.”
There are currently 33 members in the Club who are active in both fundraising and services. The Club is affiliated to Lions Club International which is the world's largest service and charitable organisation.
The Club meets twice a month in the Royal Marine Hotel. LionTom Forsyth says: “The members are ordinary people from the community who come together to improve the quality of life for people who find themselves in a less fortunate situation than ourselves.
“We invite people who would like to make this commitment to get in touch with us. You can find us on our website www.dunlaoghairelionsclub.ie or on facebook.”