MIKE Armstrong is the new president of Louth Lions for the coming year.
Liz Shaw handed over the chain of office to Mike at the Mill House restaurant in Covenham, watched by members.
Lions district governor Ajit Verdi attended on the night to present Melvin Jones awards to Terry West and Bob Booth.
Melvin Jones was the founder of Lions International and the award given out in his name is the highest award that can be achieved in Lions.
Members are now preparing for future events including a performance by the Rumble Band on November 26 at Louth Town Hall and the bonfire in November.