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Lions Welcomes Entire Family To Its Ranks

Four members of the same family were welcomed into The Proserpine Lions Club at the organisation’s dinner meeting at the Grand Central Hotel, Proserpine on March 1.

Proserpine Lions Club representative Horace Lowbridge said this is the first time the Club has inducted an entire family at the same time.

Kim, Misty, Rob, and Eddie Bland were officially “brought into the fold” by members Lisa Atkinson and Club President Joe Little in a small ceremony, and welcomed them with open arms.

The non-for-profit club is a collection of people who are “involved in humanitarian efforts locally, nationally, and internationally” with the Lions International organisation having a more than respectable reputation.

The Club is on a worldwide “Mission to Serve” with the goals of empowering Lions clubs, volunteers, and partners to improve health and well-being, strengthen communities, and support those in need through charitable services and grants that impact lives globally, and encourage peace and international understanding.

Club President Joe Little said he was proud to welcome an entire family in one ceremony, welcoming these “ordinary people doing extraordinary things.”

“Supporting people with a disability, community greening, fundraising for worthwhile cause, that is what being a part of the change and the Proserpine Lions Club is about,” he said.

Lions Club members strive to make a difference in their local community as well as in communities worldwide, volunteering their time to go beyond to address unmet health and education needs worldwide.

For more information on joining the Proserpine Lions Club, contact the local organisation on Facebook.

The entire Bland family was inducted into the Proserpine Lions earlier this month. Pictured are Lisa Atkinson, Kim Bland, Misty Bland, Rob Bland, Eddie Bland, and Charlie Atkinson

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