Several Marlborough Lions and Leos have made international and national headlines in recent times.
Ian Cameron of Havelock Lions was awarded the QSM in this year’s Queens Birthday honours and received his award from the Governor-general, Lt Gen the Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, at an investiture at Government House in August. Ian is currently club secretary and a Lions district trustee. He is involved with several Havelock community groups including the local theatre and the historical museum, as well as Marlborough Community Law. He is also secretary of the Marlborough JP Association.
Lion Linday Moir, a member of the Lions Club of Blenheim, recently received the Civic Award for his contributions to the community from Marllborough's mayor, Alistair Sowman. In addition to his 24 years of service to Lions, Lindsay is also the club's liaison with the Marlborough Boys College Leo Club. This has involved attending fortnightly meetings with the Leos for the past eight years. His community involvement includes facilitating at U3A, and being a strong supporter of local groups including Women's Refuge, Hospice and the Civic Community Board. Lindsay's wife Jennifer is a member of the Beavtertown Lions Club.
Marlborough Boys College Leo Logan Silcock (right) was awarded the International Leo of the Year Award in August and along with his medallion and certificate was recognised at a recent Blenheim Lions club meeting of 80 members and partners, with his family and the mayor in attendance. Thirty Leo of the Year Awards were made for the 2013-14 year, 14 from countries other than the USA. Logan's sister is a member the Marlborough Girls College Leo Club.
Marlborough Girls College Leo, Alice Scholfield also received international fame this year when she sang the National Anthem in front of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the many overseas photographers when the Royal couple visited Blenheim. Alice's successes and recognition also include being a finalist in the Spring Creek Lions 'Stars in Your Eyes' show and of being awarded the Cultural Achiever’s prize at her school’s annual presentations.