From the Bombala Lions Club
MEMBERS of Bombala Lions and guests from Cooma, Jindabyne, Berridale and Nimmitabel enjoyed a delicious roast luncheon provided by the ladies of the Bombala Golf Club as part of our changeover to induct the new Board for the 2012/13 financial year.
General Manager of Bombala Council proposed a toast to Lions International and made comment on the positive affect the walking track has had on our town.
The Year of the Farmer was recognised through a challenging but witty quiz prepared by John Pereira.
As it is also the Year of the Olympics those present were asked to offer what they thought would be the world record in various events, and actually seeing these distances and heights amazed quite a few present.
Outgoing President Ray Turnbull made comment that the year had been a busy one with major projects and catering for events testing the resolve of members.
Ray also had the pleasure of presenting a 35 year Monarch Certificate to John Hood for his 35 years of membership of Bombala Lions Club.
Ray himself has attained 30 years of membership and will be presented with his certificate at the next dinner meeting.
Ray was justifiably proud of the fact that as part of the club’s annual disbursements, which this year totalled $9550, disbursement was shared between both local groups and Lions International Projects.
Notably, the club donated $3,000 to Bear Cottage, which is a hospice for children with life shortening illnesses.
Ray also thanked all who had made his year the success that it was and offered encouragement to incoming President Clare Trevanion as she continues the Club’s existence as we enter its 41st year.
Zone Chairman Brian Farmer then inducted the Board to conclude the formal part of the afternoon.
Incoming Board for 2012/13
President, Clare Trevanion; 1st Vice President, Yvonne Murphy; 2nd Vice President, Graham Hampshire; Treasurer, Murray Garnock; Secretary, Ann Thompson; 1st Year Directors, John Pereira/John Adamson; 2nd Year Directors, Ann Thompson/Robin Dent; Tail Twister, John Pereira; Lion Tamer, Charlie Thompson; Bulletin editor, Margaret Cotterill.
Once again the Club would like to thank the Golf Club ladies and the golf club for hosting our first time afternoon changeover, which everyone agreed was the preferred time and should continue in this format for next year.