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6 June, 2021

Lionesses call it a day in Atherton

ONE of the region’s most beloved and cherished volunteer groups will officially call stumps in the coming months after four decades of much valued community service.

By Michael Warren

The Atherton Lionesses will call it a day in the coming weeks.

ONE of the region’s most beloved and cherished volunteer groups will officially call stumps in the coming months after four decades of much valued community service. 

The Atherton Lionesses will follow an international directive from the United States and close their Atherton Lioness club chapter on July 1. 

It’s understood between 1978 until present day the Atherton Chapter raised more than $200,000 for a range of local organisations. 

“The decision by the governing body to shut down these valuable community groups has been on the cards for many years,” a Lioness club spokesperson told The Express

“It was with heavy hearts that Lions Club of Atherton farewelled their Lionesses before that final closure with a tribute luncheon at Halloran’s Hill just days ago which was attended by current and former Atherton Lionesses and their partners, as well as Atherton Lions and partners.” 

The Atherton Lionesses have built a reputation over the years for their hard work and enthusiasm for fundraising. 

Aside from raising funds Lionesses spent time participating in local, district, state and national seminars, forums and conventions. 

The first Lioness club was formed in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina in 1975, while the following year the first club was established in Australia.


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