Moama’s Lions reach 40 years

August 12, 2017

Moama Lions Club past president Vic Camenzuli (left) and Moama Cemetery Management Committee chair Trevor Berryman will help exhume a time capsule buried at Moama cemetery 25 years ago.

MOAMA Lions Club celebrated its 40th year anniversary on the weekend.

On March 25, 1977, 35 people decided to form Moama Lions Club, with 400 people attending its charter night on July 30, 1977. In November that year, members planted 100 acres of wheat on a member’s land, yielding $5000. In 1978, the club raffled a block of land and by 1979, it was ready to approach Murray Shire Council seeking land suitable for building a retirement complex.

Another 80 acres of wheat was sown and harvested.

On June 28, 1983, Moama Community Village was formed.

The first units in Berry St were opened in 1985 and more land was acquired in Chanter, Council and Blair streets and units were built. Moama Community Village now has 28 units.

An anniversary dinner was held at the Comfort Resort Echuca-Moama on Saturday, attended by the Lions District Governor, past and present Lions members, five charter members and a Murray River Council representative.

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