Camaraderie and helping people is what these blokes enjoy best.
Two Milton Lions volunteers were recently acknowledged for their services with a Lloyd Morgan life membership award.
The membership is the highest honour a Lion can receive, and recipients are given a framed certificate and lapel pin.
Maurice Lloyd and Murray Cullen were praised for their efforts by previous president David Allison, who is a life member himself.
Mr Lloyd joined the Milton Lions in 1998 and served as president in 2011-12 and again in 2016-17.
He was praised as a ‘‘tail twister, lion tamer and director’’ in his official citation, and assisted in club committees including social, sport, catering, membership and more.
Mr Cullen joined the Milton Lions in 2008 and was appointed to the projects committee and served a year as the projects convener. He had served in many committees and continued to support the club along with its projects.
The club of 31 members has two meetings every month, and continues to organise, donate, host and help Milton local individuals and groups.
Members listen to local speakers who are involved in the community and sponsor youth on Outward Bound trips and Spirit of Adventure.
The club gave thousands of dollars in donations between local and national groups, including schools, foundations, societies and fundraisers.
The pair said they were ‘‘surprised’’ to each receive the awards.
‘‘It was a good surprise to be acknowledged. You don’t usually join to be acknowledged, you join to help others, but it was nice,’’ Mr Cullen said.
Mr Lloyd and Mr Cullen said they enjoyed getting together with like-minded folk to help others out.
‘‘You get a sense of self-satisfaction, knowing you’re helping others and doing good for them,’’ Mr Lloyd said.
‘‘It’s good that we can help people in our community. We’re just helping to be part of the bigger picture of making the world better.’’