LITTLE Haven's business manager Sue Manton thanked Gympie South Lions Club for supporting palliative care when the club celebrated its changeover dinner of past and present board members at the weekend.
"We need this type of ongoing support to continue to meet the needs of the community," she said.
Former club president Mr Wheatley said he was proud with what the club had achieved during his term, and acknowledged each member's contribution.
He was especially happy with how club members worked together to accomplish a variety of projects during his time as president.
Besides $30,000 raised by the club for various local charities, including Little Haven, the Information Centre at Lake Alford also benefited from work carried out by Lions in the past year.
Refurbishment work completed on the centre's entrance is expected to lift first impressions for first-time visitors to Gympie.
Gympie South Lions Club was also responsible for helping the LePelbert family during a difficult time when Amanda LePelbert was struck down with an auto immune disease days before the birth to her first baby.
Club members cleaned up around the house while Amanda's husband was by her side in hospital. They built a wheelchair ramp, providing all labour and material, to ease Amanda's transition back to her home.
Mr Wheatley will remain as immediate past president to assist incoming president Les Sprott.