District 201N4 1st Vice District Governor Anne Jones OAM from Gollan, made her official visit to Tumut Lions last month.
Her husband PDG Peter Perry was also in attendance as was Zone 1 chairman, PDG Bob Smith from Wagga.
President Albert Manning warmly welcomed them to the meeting, also to visitors Heather and Miles Franklin, and to all the Lions and Lions Ladies and hope all have an enjoyable evening.
A delicious meal was shared by all at Brooklyn On Fitzroy.
The venue marked a change for Lions, which has been meeting at the Tumut RSL since its charter in 1970.
The annual change-over has always been held there and the RSL Club and staff have always been very good to the Tumut Lions and gratitude was expressed to the club for the years they looked after the Lions.
VDG Anne spoke about Lions and gave an account of happenings of Lions, internationally, nationally and district.
There is much happening in all areas.
Her talk was very informative and had the minds ticking over.
Albert sincerely thanked Anne and Peter and Bob for coming and sharing with the Tumut Lions and presented them with tokens of appreciation.
Anne thanked the Tumut Lions for their love and wonderful hospitality and also thanked Albert for taking her, Peter and Bob on a tour of Tumut and showing them the picturesque sights, including the Lions Junction park.
They enjoyed the ride in the “Royal” Humber.
Anne also passed on international president Bob Carlew, USA, congratulations and regards to the Lions Club of Tumut.
Anne presented Albert with a special president’s lapel pin, also Lion Steve Horton was presented with a two year pin.
At the second meeting in September, the meeting opened on a sad note with a minute’s silence for two very well respected gentlemen, Charter member Lion John Wyse and Rotarian Richard Sanderson.
John had not been in the best of health for a number of years. He had been a past president and over the time had involved himself very much in the Tumut Lions in many aspects.
Love and thoughts went to Beverly and all the family.
Rotarian Richard Sanderson has been a great friend to many and to the Tumut Lions.
He has assisted in many ways to help the Lions. It was a big shock with his sudden passing.
Love and thoughts went to Richard’s family.
President Albert welcomed all to the meeting with special welcome to Mary from Scotland, who had come for Richard’s funeral.
A big welcome went to Lions and partners from Nowra Lions Club.
These folk often visit Tumut and are dear and wonderful friends.
Lions catered for a barbecue at Visy recently and all went well and the recipients very much enjoyed the meal.
A donut cooker and machine has been purchased by the Tumut Lions Club and these delicious treats will be on the menu at the bi-monthly markets as well as other projects.
Driver Reviver was in operation over the long weekend and a number of travellers stopped had a cuppa and a chat. This is a great service and gives the drivers a break and refreshed to continue the journey.
Four members of the Tumut Lions attended the zone meeting in Junee. It’s valuable to be able to share with clubs in the zone.
The district convention will be held in Lithgow on October 21 to 23 and two Tumut Lions will be attending.
The Lions National Convention will be held in Hobart, Tasmania in May 2017 and four Tumut Lions will be attending.
It is great to meet up with other members of the Lions family at these conventions. Lions Anne and Bruce Brien had been holidaying at Norfolk Island and attended a Lions meeting. They were able to exchange bannerettes, which was a lovely memento of their visit.
The bi-monthly Lions Markets will be held on Saturday, October 22 at the Railway Precinct from 9am to 1pm. Come along, browse and pick up a bargain or two.
The Tumut Lions meet the second and fourth Thursday. If you would like to know more about Lions, contact a member for information. Lions is a world wide organisation and do much for the community, nationally and internationally.