Port Shepstone Lions bid farewell to popular pair

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Port Shepstone Lions Club bid a fond farewell to Lion George and Lion Lady Audrey Leggett on Thursday night.

The Leggetts will be emigrating to the UK next month and George has decided not to transfer into a new Lions Club when they settle there. During the farewell ceremony, Club President Alister Love presented them both with a specially designed plaque for outstanding service. The Lion Ladies also presented Audrey with a special gift. This brings to an end a very long and active Lionistic career that spanned a number of decades.

Lion George was initially inducted into the Lions Club of Matopos, in Bulawayo, Rhodesia in 1971. Whilst in Rhodesia he also served at the Gwelo Lions Club. When they emigrated to South Africa, George transferred to the Bergvliet Lions Club in Cape Town. He went on to serve at a number of clubs over the years and even tried a 3-year stint as a Rotarian.

He, however, came back to Lions when he joined the Sheppie Club 6 1/2 years ago. During his time at the Sheppie Club, George has served as Club and Zone Secretary on a number of occasions. He was also very involved with Diabetes testing and a number of other community service projects. His special talent of being able to “walk on water” will always be remembered!

Lion Lady Audrey was a popular and very active member of the Sheppie Lion Ladies Club. Her outstanding commitment came to the fore when she was instrumental in the recent publishing of the Sheppie Lions Ladies Recipe Book which has proven to be very successful.

George and Audrey are truly wonderful couple who have dedicated a large portion of their lives to the service of those less fortunate. We will miss them a great deal and we wish them health and happiness when they settle in their new home and enjoy much deserved time with their children and grandchildren.

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