Dedication to Bingara community recognised

October 28, 2018

Many years of dedication to the community by Bingara woman, Brenda Pankhurst, has been recognised with a Harry Hession Bronze Honour Award. The award was named after Kempsey Lion Harry Hession, who served Lions with distinction for many years, with many outstanding achievements.

Lions District Governor David Emmanuel, Brenda Pankhurst and Bingara Lions President, Ian Grieve.

Lions District Governor David Emmanuel, Brenda Pankhurst and
Bingara Lions President, Ian Grieve.

Speaking about Brenda at the presentation, Lion Lee Louden said “Brenda is one of those people who can see a need and quietly and efficiently sets about meeting that need with great tenacity.

She is a team leader who leads without fuss, organising everything to perfection. She is a leader who leads by example.

“Brenda ably delegates tasks, respecting the person’s ability to complete it and giving that person full responsibility.

“She gives of her time freely by volunteering to serve on various committees, working for the good of the community. These include her Church, Friends of Touriandi, Pony Club and the Lions Club.”

Family is important to Brenda, and Lee noted that, despite being busy working for the community, Brenda is always available to family and friends, offering her time and energy to help and support them. “Brenda is Peter’s right hand, working beside him on the farm and supporting him in all his undertakings in the community. They are indeed a dynamic duo,” Lee said.

District Governor, David Emmanuel, assisted by Bingara Lions President, Ian Grieve, presented the award to Brenda.