Five fabulous Lionesses feted for 25 years of service

LIONESS PRIDE: Lioness charter members Kay Vollmerhause, Doris Duggan, Nan Logan, Gay Bailey and Narelle Thomsen, honoured for 25 years service, cut the anniversary cake.
LIONESS PRIDE: Lioness charter members Kay Vollmerhause, Doris Duggan, Nan Logan, Gay Bailey and Narelle Thomsen, honoured for 25 years service, cut the anniversary cake. Robyne Cuerel

FIVE Lioness charter members were feted for 25 years service to the community at the Maryborough RSL function room on Friday night.

Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss and Mayor Gerard O'Connell congratulated the five, Doris Duggan, Narelle Thomsen, Kay Vollmerhause, Gay Bailey and Nan Logan for their longstanding contribution and expressed how much the government and the community appreciated the role of the service clubs.

"The Lionesses are part of the fabric of a caring community and set a wonderful example for future generations," Cr O'Connell said.

Lioness club president Majella Taylor said the Fab Five, as they are lovingly tagged, were all unique and possessed a wealth of knowledge.

National president Lenore Howard presented the Lioness Club with two awards, one marking the 25 years service in Maryborough and the second, the prestigious James D. Richardson Award for service rendered to the community.

"It was a very rewarding night," Mrs Taylor said.

"We have achieved so much with a handful of people. It was a wonderful tribute.

"We've got 24 now and looking forward to inducting two ladies next month.

"As one we can't do a lot, but collectively we can move mountains."

Mrs Duggan said she loved the diversity of projects undertaken by the Lioness club.

"My favourite is helping with the soup kitchen several times a year and being humbled by the gratitude of these lovely people for a simple meal," she said.

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