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Trentham’s Tim Walsh giving back


RENTHAM Lions Club president Tim Walsh has received Australian Lions Foundation Community Service Award.


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The award was presented last month by the immediate past Lions District Governor and now Trentham resident Stan Falloon. Along with his Lions work, Mr Walsh is also on the board of Hepburn Health, an active member of the Catholic church, provides supper sandwiches for the Old Time Dance, helps organise the Anzac Day march, leads community singing at the Carols in the Park and organises the wood deliveries for the Lions wood raffle. The Kyneton Sacred Heart College staffer said he joined Trentham Lions about 20 years ago after seeing the work they were doing around the town. “They were involved in the redevelopment of the Quarry Street Park, also known as the duck park, which is probably the greatest achievement of the club. It was just a muddy, swampy paddock and the Lions created what is there now.” Mr Walsh said receiving the accolade, which those at the event said left him speechless “for the first time” was “extremely humbling and embarrassing”. “I can think of many people ahead of me in the line for community work around Trentham – I just didn’t expect to get that.” Mr Walsh said current projects included work with the RSL for Anzac Day services, Carols in the Park, monthly wood raffles, the old time dance, delivering a birthday cake to every resident over 80 and working bees with groups like Landcare. Not surprisingly Mr Walsh said he would definitely recommend joining Lions to others. “We have a lot of fun – at our dinner the other night we engaged with the Hepburn Health Services CEO and a number of other community groups were represented. There’s also the monthly farmers’ market, on the third Saturday, we run that and get community groups involved to fundraise with the barbecue. “But we are not just a knife and fork brigade, service has its own rewards and it’s very satisfying to those of us who are wired up that way to contribute to our community and pay a little back.”

The Local, August 18, 2014 Issue 26  

The Local, August 18, 2014 Issue 26  

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