Lions celebrate golden jubilee
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.