Life membership for Lion Craig

LIFE membership of the Lions Club of New Norfolk has been awarded to long-serving member Craig Waterhouse. Craig joined Lions 40 years ago and is a dedicated Lion who has served in most of the club’s executive positions
including terms as president in 1990/91 and 1999/2000.

An engaging storyteller, Craig has brought humour and entertainment to the meetings during that time. He recently said attending district conferences and his role in the club’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2018 had been highlights of his time in Lions.

Shortly after Craig left school he applied to join Tasmania Police. His acceptance was the start of a lengthy career
in policing. He eventually retired after reaching the rank of inspector.

In 1982, Craig was appointed police sergeant at New Norfolk. “I really enjoyed New Norfolk. It was a country town, a good town to live in. We were there for six and a half years,” he said. Police colleagues Brian Parker and the late Peter Birchall introduced Craig to the club, which he joined in 1982.

“Lions was involved with many things,” Craig said. “I remember collecting sheep manure with the kids and (wife) Beth burning all of our clothes when we got home!” Craig and Beth moved to Lindisfarne in the late 1980s but he continues to attend Lions Club meetings at New Norfolk and until recently has been a very active member.

Thank you for your community service, Craig.

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