DESPITE pouring rain and a power blackout, more than 20 members attended the Mary Valley Lions Club changeover dinner on Saturday night at Amamoor Hall.
Now in its 30th year, the club welcomed new members Carol Clark and Kevin Shaw and celebrated the re-election of president Dawn Johanson and secretary Ray Horne, who will carry on their positions with Carol Clark as treasurer.
Mrs Johanson agreed to continue as president for the third year, remarking that she wasn't sure if she deserved a medal or a wooden spoon.
She said the evening was wonderful even though the lights were out for an hour and pouring rain threatened to dampen the occasion.
A generator was fetched from a member's property and the dinner continued with a lot of fun. It turned out a possum up a power pole had short-circuited the power.
On a more serious note, Ray Horne was acknowledged for being a chartered member, having been first president when the club was established 30 years ago.