Lions Elect ‘True’ Local to President Role

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Cheryl Devine has been elected as President of the Lions Club of Emu Plains Inc for the 2022/23 year, being only the second woman to fill the Club’s top role in its’ 35- year existence.

She is a ‘true’ local, having lived in St Marys, Penrith, Emu Plains and Leonay, all her life. Mrs Devine is no stranger to local volunteer organisations, being a Life Member of Emu Plains Little Athletics Club and Emu Plains Netball Club.

Whilst there, she held Office Bearer positions in both as well as being a retired real estate agent of 29 years including owning an agency.

Cheryl’s children and grandchildren have been members of both of Emu Plains Little Athletics Club and Emu Plains Netball Club. She can be seen at Jamison Park on a weekend, supporting the girls in netball and at local grounds watching the boys in games of soccer, baseball, and AFL.

“I want to make sure my Presidency is one of inclusion. We need new members with drive, enthusiasm, and a desire to help in the community” explained Cheryl to the Emu and Leonay Gazette.

The Lions Club of Emu Plains is involved with many community fundraising and other activities like, Westfield Penrith Chocolate Wheel, Bunnings BBQ’s, Christmas tree sales, food trolley drops, wheelchairs for children, Nepean Hospital, Cancer Care Centre, Ronald McDonald House, WestCare and the Salvation Army appeals.

Cheryl’s individual charitable interests are DonateLife; having a granddaughter who had a liver transplant at 3 months old and as a Member of Nepean Blue Mountains Parkinson’s Support Group, as her husband Jim has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Emu Plains Lions at emuplains@lions.sydney for further information.

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