40 years of service are a source of Lions pride

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Nearly 100 people helped Tring Lions celebrate 40 years of service to the local community this week.

The charter dinner was attended by representatives from 17 Lions Clubs including South West Herts MP David Gauke, a member of the Palace of Westminster Lions Club.

New Mayor of Tring Councillor Roxanne Ransley was also among the guests.

District governor John Saville praised Tring Lions for the work that the club had undertaken, noting that members had recorded well over 1,000 hours of volunteering this year so far.

One of the highlights of the evening came when John presented charter member Tim Woodcock with a Melvin Jones Fellowship, named after the founder of Lions International, and the highest award a Lion can receive.

Tim has been an ever-present member of the club and has held many offices including that of president. Over the years Tim has involved himself in many local organisations but always managed to play a very important part in the running of the club.

Tring Lions are moving forward into their next decade and have sponsored a Community Action Dacorum minibus which will be based in Tring. For more about the club’s activities visit www.tringlions.org.uk