Chester Lions Club is making history by appointing its first lady president, just a year after welcoming women members.
Grace Brown, a retired community services manager in social care for Cheshire County Council and Cheshire East Council, will take over the role from Brian Goodall on June 26 this year.
Former president Peter Upton said: “Grace joined Chester Lions Club during my year as president and it very quickly became apparent that she would prove to be a major asset to its community service, fundraising and social activities”.
During Grace’s 42 year career she managed home care services, residential and day care services, including community services, to meet the needs of people with dementia and support for their carers, in Ellesmere Port, Chester and Crewe, alongside other professional colleagues and voluntary organisations.
She also enjoys art classes, gardening and is a qualified theatrical and media makeup artist.
Grace is a member of Soroptimist International (SI) Ellesmere Port & District Club and treasurer of the SI Region Llangollen Eisteddfod Committee.
It was while Grace was SI Club President 2013/14 she became aware of the great work of Lions Club International, and joined Chester Lions Club in January 2015 to help with fundraising and community work.
Chester Lions Club first admitted women in April 2015 and the first member was Anne Warner.
The club is always on the look out for new members who can give some time to help in fundraising and join in fun activities and events, such as the annual fireworks display on the Roodee and a clay pigeon shoot.
For more information contact Mike Hill on 01244 300030.