Pinelands 50 years of community service

Left to Right: Janine Filmer Secretary, Janine Filmer president both of Pinelands Lions Club, Lieutenant Ian Bennett, SAPS Manenberg , Brigadier Jan Solomons, SAPS Widows and Orphans Fund, Councillor Brian Watkyns and latest Lion member Samantha Anderson. Photo by Llen Labuscagne

Left to Right: Janine Filmer Secretary, Janine Filmer president both of Pinelands Lions Club, Lieutenant Ian Bennett, SAPS Manenberg , Brigadier Jan Solomons, SAPS Widows and Orphans Fund, Councillor Brian Watkyns and latest Lion member Samantha Anderson. Photo by Llen Labuscagne

Pinelands Lions Club recently celebrated its’ 50 Years of Community Service by further demonstrating support for an Important welfare project.

The function was attended by Maisie Fisher, district governor, and other senior Lions as well as club members from across the region.

The Police Widows and Orphans Fund received a donation of R5000 which was accepted by SAPS Brigadier Jan Solomons. He stressed his gratitude for Pinelands Lions consideration in helping the dependents of those officers who have died in the service of others.

The guest speaker Lieutenant Ian Bennett of SAPS Manenberg was recognised for his community services to children. He received the Louis Volks Humanitarian Award the highest South African Award which a Lions Club can present.

It recognises “dedicated and distinguished service to the benefit of the community which exemplifies the ideals of the International Association of Lions Clubs”

The club has served the Pinelands and surrounding areas with great pride and hopes to do so for many years to come.

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