In February, 2016, Modbury Lions Club celebrated 40 years of service to the community at a special event. The informal afternoon was attended by many former members, community leaders and members of other Lions Clubs as well as current members.
For the anniversary celebration we were reminded of the significance of our club bannerette.
LlONS CLUB OF MODBURY BANNERETTE
Lions Clubs world-wide use bannerettes as gifts for visitors and to exchange with other Clubs. The banner design symbolises the unique character of each Club.
Our banner is designed in the ‘double blue’ colours of the local Modbury Football Club.
Central to the banner is a shield shape with three diagonal stripes. The middle stripe has symbols of the agricultural past of Modbury area: grapes represent the many acres of vineyards and a sheaf of hay represents grain growing. Red Gum trees covered the area before the land was cleared for farming.
Above the shield the name Modbury in a boomerang shape, recognises the first people of the area. It also indicates that we always return to the Club and its ethics.
The motto ‘Harvest follows work’, a tribute to the area’s agricultural roots, suggests that a harvest of fellowship follows work the Club performs for the community.
Modbury Lions Club is proud to be affiliated with the 1.7 million member strong Lions International, through national, district and zone partnerships.
Lions is the world's largest and most active service club organisation; men and women in 46,000 clubs in 207 countries and geographical areas, who are dedicated to making a difference through the provision of unparalleled humanitarian services around the globe.
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