Two new Lions join Jerilderie’s den
Jerilderie Lions Club held a mixed dinner at the Colony Inn Hotel on Wednesday last week.
Among the 25 people in attendance were District Governor of Lions Steven Kazenwadel and his wife Alison from Wangaratta and Zone 3 Chairman Inara Fox and her husband Ian from Berrigan Lions.
There were also four representatives from the Finley Lions Club, joining local Lions and their wives and welcomed by Jerilderie Club president Paul Ryan.
Prior to addressing the gathering, Steven inducted two new members — Colin Powell and Andrew Buckingham.
Jerilderie Lions secretary Richard Wright was also presented with a 10-year Certificate of Service.
In his presentation, Steve outlined the work being done by Lions on the local, national and international scene, and the importance of using the latest technology to disseminate information and attract younger members.
His wife Alison gave an interesting presentation on the Lions International Recycle for Sight project.
This project organises the collection of used spectacles and distributes them world wide through Lions Clubs, Church missions and humanitarian groups, to people with vision impairment.
The Jerilderie club has been given collection boxes which will be placed in various venues around town.
If you have old glasses taking up space in your drawers or cupboards here is your chance to find a good use for them.
It is suggested that you wrap them in bubble wrap rather than put them in their old cases, which are too bulky for postage.
Congratulations to Sunu and Manu Joseph following the recent birth of their son, Gerard. All are well. Sunu’s parents are visiting Jerilderie and getting to know their new grandson.
Local people were sorry to learn of the recent death in Yass of former Jerilderie Westpac Bank manager, Clive Langfield.
Sympathy is extended to his wife Yvonne, and the wider family.
Clive’s funeral was in Binalong Wednesday.
Tidy Towns will be having a working bee at The Willows tomorrow starting at 5pm.
It is hoped there will be a good roll up to tidy up the gardens, as many hands make light work.
Both primary schools joined in the wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day, which was well attended by those wishing to mark the day of respect.
Children from St Joseph’s Jerilderie will take part in the South West Deanery special Michael Connell Cricket Day in Finley this Friday.
The day is in memory of Michael, who was the former Principal of St Columba’s Berrigan, who died suddenly during the last school holidays.
He loved his cricket.
Years 4/5/6 at St Joseph’s is preparing for the annual Penguin’s Public Speaking competition which will be held on November 30.
The theme is, ‘Should Tourists be Allowed in Antarctica?’.
The Hospital Auxiliary will hold its last meeting for the year on Thursday, November 26 at 2pm in the Community Centre meeting room. Subs are now due. Members are reminded that there will be a pre-Christmas luncheon at the Sports Club restaurant on Tuesday, December 15.
Numbers are required prior to that date.
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Steve Kazenwadel, new Lions Andrew Buckingham and Colin Powell, 10 year service award recipient Richard Wright, Lion Ray Bright and Jerilderie Lions president Paul Ryan. Photo courtesy Jumptree Studios.