ONE could never say that the members of Singleton Lions have not completely embraced affirmative action with the club’s 2012 executive headed by three women.
And if the local mining industry wants to attract more women into their workforce they could do well to follow the example of our local service club.
Not that the executive want to push the fact they are female , they are just happy to serve and put something back into their community.
The first female president of the club was Rhonda McCrone who held the position last year and has now been replaced by Jenny Trunk.
Current treasurer is Judy Langbein and completing the trio is club secretary Rhonda Wright.
Mentored into their positions by older male members of the club, the new executive is hoping to kick start a membership drive to increase the 42 current members.
This year will be a big one for the club with Singleton hosting for the Lions Zone Convention for the first time which attracts clubs from Sydney through to Bulahdelah and west to Dunedoo.
The convention will be held over three days during the first weekend in November 2-4.
Last week’s extremely popular annual book fair raised substantial funds to be put to good purpose locally with the funding of a course for school aged children who are undergoing hardship or trauma called “Seasons for Growth”.
The club also hopes to provide additional funding for specialised medical equipment for Singleton Hospital.
Dinner meetings are held at the Heights Diggers Club on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 6.30pm
For more information contact Mick and Rhonda McCrone 65732672.