Pre-Xmas Lions honours
Jerilderie Lions Club members hosted a Christmas break-up dinner meeting at the Jerilderie Hotel.
Joining members and their wives were special guests like District Governor Judy McKerrow and her husband Ron from Lake Charm Lions Club, three members from Deniliquin Lions Club, including Zone Chairman Daryl Whateley and his wife Lyn.
Other guests were Murrumbidgee Council general manager John Scarce and his wife Laurie, and Cr Faith Bryce and her husband John.
During the evening, Judy presented Milestone Chevron Awards to Paul Ryan (10 year service) and Lou Rorato (40 year service).
A cheque for $10,000 from Jerilderie Lions was presented to Faith Bryce for the Independent Living Units project.
At the invitation of Jerilderie Lions president Louis Kelly, Mr Scarce gave a brief but interesting outline of his career which has covered many councils in Australia and in Canada where he worked previously.
Prior to the Lions meeting, Judy had presented a Memorial Candle to the family of the late Harry Sleeman, a founding member of the Jerilderie Lions Club.
Harry was remembered at the 2018 Lions Convention in Cohuna, with other Lions members who had died during the year.
Memorial candles were presented to attending clubs, to be passed on to families of the deceased members.
Lions Club calendars for 2019 are being delivered around town and district.
If you haven’t received your free calendar by the end of December, please pick one up from newsagency.
The Makatak Christmas raffle was drawn on December 14, and thanks have been expressed to everyone who supported this fundraiser for many great causes.
Winners were: Helen Neilson, Apple iPad, 1; Noeleen Bradley, Karcher pressure washer and window cleaner, 2; Vanessa Edwards, IGA $150 voucher, 3.
Jerilderie Public School finished the year with presentation night and a family barbecue. At the school’s year 6 farewell dinner two students — Abbey and Georgia — were farewelled by their teachers and Year 5 students. Mrs Amanda O’Connor, the Year 3-6 teacher for 2018, was thanked for her contribution during the year, and is leaving the school with the good wishes of the JPS community.
The 2019 School Captains are Chelsea and Dan, with Katelyn house captain for Algudgerie, and Montana house captain for Colombo.
Presentation night results will appear in a future edition.
Tiffany Sutton was the lucky winner of the JPS Christmas Hamper raffle.
The P&C raffle of the Gator was won by Richard Fletcher of Coleambally.
Students will return to school on January 30, 2019.
Best wishes to those having birthdays during the holidays — Steve Dalgleish, January 1, Hamza 6, and Rehan 19.
Your correspondent thanks contributors to the Just Jerilderie column over 2018.
Please keep the news coming in for 2019, and may it be a good year for you all.