five decades of involvement with Moose Lodge is praised
Burnham-On-Sea couple's half a century of involvement with Moose
International was marked this week with a special presentation.
and Joy Shannon were both handed certificates to mark their 50
years of involvement during the Burnham lodge's annual Christmas
dinner on Monday.
was presented with a 50-year certificate by National Ladies Circle
President Ann Hall while Peter was presented with his 50-year
certificate by past Grand Governor Trevor Savage.
and Joy first joined the organisation in December 1961 in Weymouth
and whilst there enjoyed putting on plays, having fun and visiting
Weymouth they moved to Abingdon where they joined Oxford Lodge.
Thirteen years ago they moved to Somerset to be near Joys
family when they joined the Burnham-On-Sea Lodge.
the years Joy has served five times as a Lady President with Peter
by her side as Governor.
Ladies' Circle President Ann Hall said: "This is a rare achievement,
and they have both given so much."
week's presentation had been kept a closely guarded secret up
until the last moment.
Moose International is a fraternal organization based on family
values and raises money for charities while providing support
to each other.
Membership of Moose is open to anyone aged 21 or over and details
are available by calling 01278 784645. The Lodge meets on the
fourth Thursday of each calender month at 7.30pm in Berrow Village
Pictured: Top, Joy and Peter Shannon proudly display their
certificates and, above, Burnham Lady President Valerie Wills,
National Ladies Circle President Mrs Ann Hall and Joy Shannon