ROSEBUD resident and member of the Lions Club of McCrae and
District, Jack Milledge, was recently celebrated for achieving 50 years of service in the organisation.
Due to COVID a celebration to recognise Mr Milledge for his work and service to the community was postponed last year until 23 January, when club members and members of the Lions district executive met at the Rye Hotel.
Mr Milledge joined Dromana Lions in 1971 and in 1972 transferred to Rosebud where he became the charter president.
As Rosebud did not take women as Lions at the time, he transferred to the newly chartered club at McCrae in 1993, which allowed his wife, Joyce and other women to join.
Club president Colin Blythe said Mrs Milledge was also a dedicated Lion and together she and her husband were an invincible team.
“Their home is a shrine to their many awards and achievements attained over the years and Jack is proud to talk about Lions and the traditions he treasures,” he said.
“In each of the clubs, he has held multiple positions, from president, secretary, treasurer, club historian, bulletin editor and many other roles too numerous to mention.
“He has also made an inspiring impact at district level, taking on a variety of roles including, youth exchange, year of the disabled and multiple district projects.
“Mr Milledge represents the very heart of what Lions is all about, we serve.
“To that end he has served Lions and the broader community with utmost devotion and loyalty over half a lifetime.”