Lion Tony Hopkins was recognised for 40 Years of Service to Lions
Tony was awarded a certificate and silver pen by 1st Vice District Govenor Graham Jackson and President Dave Cane for his Lions Club, Sanctuary Cove Hope Island
Lion Tony Hopkins 40 Years a Lion
Tony was married to Auriol for 57 year, Auriol passed away on the 27th July 2015. Tony is a father of 3 sons
He joined the Lions Club of Taree NSW on 1st July 1975 at the age 38. Tony was a member of Taree Lions Club for about 22 years.
When Tony was introduced to Lions at that time the Taree Lions Club was made up of mainly professionals, Doctors, Solicitors & Accountants. However it was the local Butcher Max Hurrell who introduced Tony into Lions.
At the time Tony was a struggling truck driver, his truck was an old International, Tony carted rabbits to butcher shops. On the back of his old rig was picture of a big sausage with the words “Super Sausage on the Move”
Tony moved, and transferred to other clubs including;
Foster Lions Club for about 3 years
Tamworth Lions Club for about 5 years
Redland City Lions Club for about 20 years
In 2014 Tony became a member of the Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove Hope Island.
Top – Lions Tony being presented the 40 Year Service Certificate and a special engraved silver Lions International Pen. Pictured with 1st Vice District Govenor Graham Jacko Jackson and President Dave Cane – Lions Club of Santuary Cove Hope Island.
To the right – Lion Tony and Present Dave being presented with a pennant from Tony’s previous Lions Club Redlands City Lions Club.