Lions as­sist Sav­er­nake com­mu­nity

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

The Yar­ra­wonga Lions Club pre­sented the Sav­er­nake com­mu­nity on Aus­tralia Day a gen­er­ous do­na­tion to go to­wards pur­chas­ing fur­ther equip­ment to en­hance the re­cent re­fur­bish­ments to the hall.

The Sav­er­nake com­mu­nity con­tin­ued their Aus­tralia Day tra­di­tion of host­ing a de­li­cious tra­di­tional Aus­tralian BBQ break­fast at their hall.

This year saw 90 lo­cal res­i­dents and guests of all ages en­joy good food and so­cial time to­gether.

The morn­ing be­gan with An­drew ‘Jock’ Tom, rep­re­sent­ing the Yar­ra­wonga Lions Club, mak­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion to Chris­tine Gor­man, pres­i­dent of the hall com­mit­tee. The cheque for $2,072 was from the pro­ceeds of the Lions Club Wool Show, held in con­junc­tion with the Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Agri­cul­tural show last Oc­to­ber. Chris­tine, in ac­cept­ing the cheque, thanked the Lions Club for their thought­ful­ness and gen­eros­ity.

Af­ter break­fast lo­cal piper Graeme Ste­wart played the Na­tional An­them (on his newly pur­chased set of black­wood pipes), whilst two long-time res­i­dents, June Gor­man and Janet Gor­man, to­gether raised the Aus­tralian flag. Graeme also played a se­lec­tion of Aus­tralian and Scot­tish songs, to the en­joy­ment of the crowd.

Many lo­cal res­i­dents, for­mer res­i­dents, friends and fam­ily as well as guests from Ja­pan par­tic­i­pated in the gath­er­ing.

Sav­er­nake Hall Pres­i­dent Chris­tine Gor­man ac­cept­ing the gen­er­ous do­na­tion from Yar­ra­wonga Lions Club’s An­drew ‘Jock’ Tom.

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