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Lions Roar - Jason Horton

The latest news from the local Lions club

 

February 2014

So much has happened since the last update.

At the beginning of December the annual Youth of the Year Quest was held at Kangaroo Valley Hall. Rob and Margaret Griffiths facilitated the night, but not after much work went in behind the scenes to secure three outstanding contestants.

It is encouraging to see young people stretch themselves and impress all there with their performances.

The judges Lee Sharam, Rev. Andrew Paterson and Jason Cox (NAB Manager, Bowral) made the tough choice between the three contestants, Erica Longhurst, Gabrielle Franklin and Matthew Chard, and declared Matthew the winner.

Mid-December was also presentation day at the school. 

This year the scholarships were awarded to Charlie Rodden, Seren Johnson, Bradley Jenner and William Lumsden.

The excellence award was presented to Luka Russell.

There were also six worthy winners to the annual Literacy Awards.

Well done to all winners and good luck with your futures.

Of course with the good weather the pool was well patronised and kept the lifeguards busy. 

Thank you to everyone who continues to patronise the pool, and in the main do so with safety in mind.

Early in the season we had some pump problems, largely related to the pump-out tanks,but they have now been rectified.

The Kangaroo Valley Cup is scheduled for the 25th February, so think about coming along to this annual event.

The club is still in the process of determining what to do with the proceeds, but we will announce that well in advance.

Despite all attempts to initiate some aqua-aerobics at the pool, there were not enough takers, so an informal session is being run at the swimming pool on Wednesdays.

Please see the lifeguard on duty for arrangements. 

For the second year in a row the winner of the Christmas Stocking wanted it to be raffled again, which was done on New Year’s Eve (see separate article).

We are still working with council on the rectification works on the disabled ramp at the community centre.

The new ramp has already started showing signs of cracking.

We are also still experiencing difficulties with tourists arriving unannounced at the community centre, expecting to find a tourist information centre.

In early January we have started talks with council in an attempt to finally resolve this matter.

With the doctor now there more often, it is particularly important that something be done. Of course the solar is up and running (see separate article).

In December and January there have been a couple of driver revivers that still manage to attract a few weary travellers.

It is also a good opportunity to spread the good things about our community.

On Australia Day a handful of the members lent a hand with some catering at an Australia Day function.

Jason Horton