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GLENORCHY Lion Jack Allen has celebrated 50 years of devoted and continued dedication and commitment to the community and to Lions Tasmania.

Mr Allen was presented with a 50 Year Milestone Chevron and a 50 Year Australian Lions Foundation LTD Medallion by Chairperson of the Council of Governors of Lions Australia David Triffett at the Glenorchy Lions Club social night.

Mr Allen joined the Lions Club of Moonah in 1970, and along with Lions lady Joan, was very instrumental in club life and community.

In 1990, the Moonah and Glenorchy Lions Clubs merged due to a decline in membership, providing Mr Allen the opportunity to continue serving his community.

From July 1991 to June 1992, Mr Allen was elected Lions district governor of Tasmania, and attended many meetings and projects over those 12 months.

He was also involved in fitting out a bus donated by the Hydro Electric Commission into a mobile eye examination vehicle.

In 1990, the same bus was fitted out with equipment to act as a diabetes education and testing unit, along with organ donation information.

Mr Allen has transferred to the Hobart Town Lions Club where he serves as a member on the board.

Mr Allen has been presented with many fellowships and awards, such as a Progressive Melvin Jones, Tasmanian Lions Foundation Fellowship and a James D. Richardson Humanitarian Award, and in January 2000, he was presented with the Australia Day Citizen of Glenorchy.

Mr Allen has completed three terms as a director/trustee to the Tasmanian Lions Foundation and represented the foundation with the Sunshine Home Association.

Mr Allen was made a Life Member to Lions Clubs International for his continued and valued service to Lions.

Among Lions, Mr Allen has been involved with the Glenorchy Community Fund, Queens Baton Relay leading up to the Commonwealth Games and is a proud member of the Glenorchy RSL Bocce Club.

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