History was made when Lion President Chris Offord handed over the Presidency to the Club’s first Lady President – Margaret Trewick. Margaret also has the distinction of firstly being a Lion, then a Lioness and then again a Lion. This came about when Margaret joined her husband Mike in Wilmslow Lions Club in the mid 1990’s when they moved to that town. However she had been very involved helping at Kidderminster Lions Club when Mike joined in 1977.
On moving to Ashington in 1996 Margaret joined Ashington Lioness Club and during the following 16 years served 6 years as President and 3 years as Secretary. The Lionesses were a very active Club and were a driving force in supporting their male counterparts in Ashington Lions Club. Sadly, both Clubs folded however Margaret still wished to serve the community as a Lion and thus transferred to the Morpeth Club five years ago. Since then she has served on the District Cabinet as Zone Chairman.
Margaret therefore is certainly up to the challenges of the coming year and will also continue as District Physical & Learning Disabilities Officer. She is looking forward to the coming year as the Club’s leader and will be ably assisted by Richard Nash who was elected Vice President whilst Geoff Bushell remains as Club Treasurer and Ian Mills as Secretary.
On being installed as President Margaret paid warm tribute to Chris’s year in office. She said ‘Chris will be a hard act to follow having completed a very full year that included hosting the District Convention held last November. I am hoping to introduce new activities that will concentrate on Club members having fun. It is a great honour to be Morpeth Lions Club’s first Lady President and I will do my best to live up to the legacy of the previous 45 Presidents.’