Lion Phil White, a charter member of Castle Bromwich and District Lions Club, was presented with a British Empire Medal by the Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands on 27 April having received the award in the New Years honours list.
Lion Phil has been a lion for 26 years and has served in every club position including president four times. She is also an active member of friends of Acorns and helps transport the elderly to and from Age Concern meetings.
At district level Phil was the Training and Development for 105M for several years writing much of the training material, that is still in use, to train club and district officers. She is also a member of the MD Global Membership Team.
Pictures show Phil with the Lord Lieutenant and with council chairman elect Simon Moss.