The Lions Club of Port Pirie honoured one of its own at the group’s annual handover dinner in June.
Phil Price was presented with the James D Richardson Honour Award for community service, joining a comprehensive list of dedicated local Lions and community members to be awarded the prestigious honour. Mr Price, a Lion for nine years, joined the service club after retiring from an extensive career in the smelter.
“It was a great thrill to be a recipient and join a list of other award recipients,” he said. “I enjoy the fellowship, being out in the community and raising funds for the projects we get involved in.”
Mr Price was inducted as the club’s president for 2017-18, with outgoing president David Haldane thanking Lions for their work during his year.
The dinner showcased and celebrated the club’s hard work during 2016-17.
Port Pirie hospital’s Trudy Hanlon was presented with a memento, marking the group’s fundraising efforts for a portable infant heart monitor. The monitor, to be donated to the hospital, has been a major project for the club in the last year.