ONE of the local Lions, Craig Waterhouse, was awarded Life Membership of the Lions Club of New Norfolk on Tuesday, October 4. Craig, pictured, has been a member for 40 years and is a dedicated, passionate Lion who has served in most executive positions including President in 1990/91 and 1999/2000.
An engaging storyteller, Craig has brought humour and entertainment to our 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 the Tasmanian Police Force. His acceptance was the start of a lengthy career in policing.
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 61/2 years. ”Brian Parker and Peter Birchall, police service colleagues, introduced Craig to our club which he joined in 1982. “Lions was involved with many things. I remember collecting sheep manure with the kids and Beth burning all of our clothes when we got home!”
Craig and Beth moved to Lindisfarne in the late 1980s but he continues to make the journey to New Norfolk for Lions Club meetings and until recently has been a very active member. Thank you for your service, Craig.