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Fourways Lions Club welcomes new members at 1st Randburg Scout Hall

The new members are encouraged to play their part in helping where there is a need.

A local charity group, Fourways Lions recently inducted new members into its ranks, including its youngest-ever member, Desiree Olivier.

The group operates out of 1st Randburg Scout Hall in Ferndale and regularly does river cleanups in Bryanston and along the Jukskei River in Randburg.

Fourways Lions forms part of Lions International, the largest charity organisation in the world, and has been actively involved in humanitarian issues and disaster relief.

The youngest member of Fourways Lions Desiree Olivier is welcomed by the group’s president Mauritz van den Heever.

“Through your membership, you will help our club reach out to people in need in our community, and throughout the world,” chairperson, Tammy du Plooy told the new members.

“You are becoming part of a distinguished service history that dates back to June 1917. Our motto, ‘we serve’, perfectly exemplifies the dedication to helping those in need felt by Lions worldwide.”

She encouraged the new members to contribute their share to the work of the organisation.

Penelope Clarke, Kevin Wellman, Fourways Lions President Mauritz Van den Heever and Deborah Manfredo.

Du Plooy says since July last year the group has served 289 million people internationally, engaged in over a million activities, spent 46 million volunteer hours and donated $294 million (equating to over R5 billion).

The new members received Lions pins to signify their membership.

The new members are Sharleen Fiodi, Deborah Manfredo, Penelope Clarke, and Kevin Wellman.

They were sponsored by Fourways Lions secretary Elindi van den Heever and president Mauritz van den Heever.

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