The Chester Lions Club has welcomed its first female member in its 55 year history.
The club, which was founded in 1960 and celebrated its 55th charter at Chester Golf Club last Saturday, April 25, has had to change its constitution in order to accept women as full members and Anne Warner was inducted into the club yesterday evening (April 28).
Anne is semi-retired and left her role as theatre sister at the Countess of Chester hospital last May after 40 years service to the NHS.
She has been involved with Chester Lions for about 30 years and her father was a past member of both Dunstable and Chester Lions. Her hobbies include travel, theatre, cruising, country walks and visits to stately homes and gardens.
The Pride at Chester is the club’s campaign to attract new members and president Peter Upton is delighted with the response for new members. Another four new members are expected to join over the next couple of months including another woman Grace Brown.
Peter said: “It is about time we lived for today rather than in the past. We live in a changing world and we need to keep up with it.
“We are still looking for more like minded people to come along and see what we are all about. We have a great time serving our local community as well as holding many social occasions throughout the year”.
Anybody who is interested in joining, male or female, should contact Mike Hill on 01244 300030 or 07708443750