Duncan Chapman has become the young new face as president of Wellington Lions creating a generational change at the club.
The 34 year old corrective services employee rose to the job after one year with the service organisation.
“I am confident we can have a bigger membership base and I have strong confidence in my board as we head for a big year,” he told fellow Lions Club members at a changeover dinner attended by the Member for Parkes Mark Coulton.
Outgoing president Val Smith thanked members for their ongoing work.
“I wish Duncan and his board the very best and hope they continue the good work Wellington Lions have done in the community for the last 50 years,’’ she said.
Mayor Anne Jones commended the local club for its service recognising the Australian sector of Lions had been awarded world status.
“Australian Barry Palmer has been installed as the international president next year. You have received the recognition of the hard work you so richly deserve,” Ms Jones said.
The mayor has also become the Zone 8 president the area now includes Wellington.