Lions cel­e­brate golden ju­bilee

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - NEWS - JAMES KITTO

THE New Nor­folk Lions Club brought to­gether new and old mem­bers for a com­mem­o­ra­tive night mark­ing 50 years since the club started.

First opened on Novem­ber 3, 1968, the New Nor­folk Lions club has served as a sta­ple com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tion for a large number of com­mu­nity mem­bers for five decades.

The club’s golden ju­bilee on Satur­day night at­tracted 71 guests and sev­eral from its char­ter night, in­clud­ing Barry Lathey, Bob Bad­ham and Des Gra­ham.

Lions Club mem­ber and speaker at the event on Satur­day night Craig Water­house said the 50-year an­niver­sary was a night to re­mem­ber.

“We had a number of past mem­bers travel from in­ter­state to be there who all re­ported the night to be a com­plete suc­cess,” Mr Water­house said.

“A number of guests spoke about their mem­o­ries of the club and a great din­ner was put on.”

Mr Water­house said the New Nor­folk Lions Club was an im­por­tant com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tion in the Der­went Val­ley.

“The ca­ma­raderie it’s cre­ated among mem­bers and its abil­ity to pro­vide help and as­sis­tance to those in need shows that there’s a much needed place for it in the com­mu­nity,” he said.

Mr Water­house said he ex­pected the club to be around to cel­e­brate its 100 year an­niver­sary in 2068.

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