Tuesday 17 October 2017

Ger is the new president of the Lions Club

By Esther Hayden

Dan Redmond, outgoing President of Wexford Lions Club, hands over the chains of office to incoming President Ger Cashman in the Riverbank.
Dan Redmond, outgoing President of Wexford Lions Club, hands over the chains of office to incoming President Ger Cashman in the Riverbank.

Wexford Lions Club recently celebrated their end of year with a barbecue at the Riverbank House Hotel.

During the event, President Dan Redmond handed over the chain of office to incoming President, Ger Cashman.

Ger has been a member of the club for 30 years and this is his third time to hold the office of President.

Thanking the club and his family for their support during his year of leadership, outgoing President Dan, referred to the many projects supported by the club, citing the Trabolgan Holiday Project and the Carer's Weekend in particular.

'But the one that really touched my heart was Our Lady of Fatima School', said Dan.

The club recently donated €5,000 to the school for vital equipment to assist the children with their learning. Dan went on to describe the reaction of one child in particular to being able to communicate with his classmates through a computer program. 'A look of pure joy on his face' was how Dan portrayed the moment.

He welcomed Ger as the new President of Wexford Lions and thanked the team for their support and encouragement noting in particular, the tremendous work of outgoing club Secretary, Anita Ryan.

Ger reiterated this sentiment as he accepted the 38-year-old chain of office. 'Nothing would happen without the co-operation of the members and we have had a good year and are a very good club'. He said two new members will join the club in September bringing numbers to 30.

'They will join at a time of new beginnings in Ireland as a new Lions District specific to the whole island was introduced on July 4', he said.

Ger's presidency of the club falls in the latter half of the Centenary year of Lions internationally and celebrations locally, nationally as well as globally will continue to the end of 2017.

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