Chris ‘Bomber’ Wells has been an integral part of the community forever, or so it seems.
He always has a smile and a word for anyone and everyone.
Chris has been a part of sporting groups both as a participant and an administrator, he has supported his children throughout their schooling and has been a member of service clubs, always engaged in helping community groups as well as many individuals and families.
He has been a member of the Circular Head Umpires Association, rising through the ranks as boundary, junior, reserve, senior and goal umpire, making himself available when and where needed.
In 1991 he was presented with a life membership of the Umpires Association, followed by life membership of the Circular Head Football Association in 2003.
Chris has been a member fo the Smithton High School Association, the Apex Club, the Central Outdoor Area Management Committee, and the Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre.
Adie Cole says Chris was an invaluable source of knowledge and advice during the early days of the Recreation Centre, and has been involved in every operational facet of the centre.
Alongside his many accolades Chris was also a member of the Relay for Life organising committee and is probably most well known to the younger community members for his role as Santa Claus on parade night, with his house and garden a must see on the Christmas light circuit.
Following a serious medical condition, the Circular Head community were able to rally and give back a little of his generosity.
Chris and his family have a selfless commitment to the community who have always and continue to put others first.
Bomber has been an active member of the community for many years and epitomises the words ‘Community Spirit’.
What better way to say thank you than to formally recognise his generosity to the community by honouring him with the Lions Club Citizen of the Year Award for 2021.