THE Lions Club of Scone has handed over a $35,000 cheque to assist Strathearn Village with ongoing developments.
The presentation was made during the club’s annual changeover meeting on Wednesday night at Scone RSL.
It will go towards the purchase of 10 electric beds, mattresses, and the furnishing of a comfortable sitting room, which is set to be named ‘The Lions Den’.
Strathearn Village chief executive Matt Downie said the donation would make a significant difference, particularly because of the contribution towards concessional rooms.
“Federal funding unfortunately doesn’t cover the cost of providing single, ensuited private rooms for concessional residents at present,” he said.
“But that’s still a philosophy that Strathearn wants to pursue with the new building.
“So a contribution such as this does make a real difference and helps us achieve our goal.”
Apart from Strathearn, a further $3000 was also donated to five other local organisations. These included: TransCare, the Upper Hunter Shire Council’s Young Endeavours Scheme, Scone 1st Boy Scouts, Scone Girl Guides, and Scone Primary School.
Officers for the Lions Club of Scone for 2016/17 were inducted on the night.
Maria Musumeci returned as president, with John Musumeci as first vice president, treasurer, and bulletin editor.
Robert Thurgood was named second vice president and secretary, with Paul Turri becoming second year director, assistant secretary/treasurer, and chair of membership committee.
Ryan Healey was inducted as first year director and membership committee, Jim Clark second year director, Ian Morgan, Lion Tamer, Elodi Turri, Tail Twister, and Ray Moore, membership committee.
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