AFTER 25 years of service to the Campbelltown City Lions Club and the community they serve, Shirley Chitty is hanging up her barbecue tongs.
"I'm sick of sausages on bread," she joked, as her reason for retiring from the club.
Raby's Mrs Chitty has been a member of the Lions Club — famous for it's barbecues at community events — for 32 years (in Parkes and then Campbelltown for the past 25 years).
But don't think she's slowing down.
She's still a member of five other community clubs, including the Probus Club.
"I'm just getting a little too old to be working on barbecues and standing around raising money," she said. "As people get older, I don't think it's any good sitting in your house vegetating if you don't have to be. It's good to get out there and there's so much to do with the community."
With 46,000 Lions clubs and 1.35 million members, it is the world's largest service club organisation.
Mrs Chitty received a Melvin Jones Award in 2005, considered the top honour for Lions members.
"The Lions Club is not only to raise money for the community, but it's about the friendships you make as well," she said.
"If you want to help the community and people less fortunate, the Lions Club is a good club. I will miss it."
The Campbelltown Lions Club meet fortnightly at Campbelltown RSL Club. Details: Alan, 0417 462 585 or Kerry, 0408 699 757.