Lions Club of Wangaratta,

Victoria, Australia, District 201V6

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Bunnings BBQ's are back - see you there

 



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  • Cleanup

    Club members recently involved with a cleanup of the northern approach into Wangaratta, along the Lions International Avenue

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    Wood day

    Recently club members spent a cool Sunday morning, cutting and splitting firewood. The firewood is made available through a number of outlets


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    Social evening

    Earlier in February, the club held a social evening of "barefoot bowls" at the Park lane bowls club. The bowls club provided dinner as well


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    Bunnings BBQ's recommence

    Bunnings BBQ's have recommenced, and Sunday 22nd November was our first one.

    Our next one is Sunday 16th May - currently BBQ's are being conducted at the end of the garden section.



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    Service award

    At the recent club meeting, member Mike O'Sullivan's service to Lions was acknowleged with the presentation of a 45 year service award. Mike has been a member in 3 different clubs over that time. Mike is pictured here with club President Alison Kazenwadel


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    Meetings re-commence

    The club held its first face to face meeting since the charter anniversary in March , on October 15th, with the District Governor's visit. Our usual meeting venue, the Wang Club, has a marquee set up, so that they can cater for groups up to 50. This photo was from the following meeting on October 29th


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    Zoom Meetings

    The club has been holding meetings by ZOOM during the recent COVID restrictions. At this meeting we welcomed past international director Tony Benbow OAM, who spoke on the background of the Australian Lions Foundation, what it does, and recent events.


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    64th Charter anniversary

    Thursday 19th March 2020 marked the 53th anniversary of the chartering of the club. The event was held at the DaVinci club in Wangaratta. While the number in attendance was down a lot, mainly due to health concerns, those that did attend, had a very enjoyable evening. The nibblies, then a full 3 course meal left most people very content. Many thanks to the members of DaVinci club who made the evening proceed so well. There were 3 awards presented by President John Walker - a 45 year service award to Keith Martin, a 60 year service award to Geoff Webster, and a Melvin Jones Fellow award to and Paul Tucker.






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    Timboon Lions club hay run to Corryong - Feb 7 & 8

    Wangaratta Lions supporting the hay run from Timboon to Corryong. With 82 trucks at the Wangaratta showgrounds overnight, the Lions club provided a full breakfast for those participating.

    more details in- "About Us" above


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    Australia Day 2020

    With the official part of the Australia day ceremony over, it was time for those in attendance to partake of the sausage sizzle

    for more details - go to "About Us" on the menu above


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    Bushfire emergency evacuation centre catering

    With the many fires to the east and south of Wangaratta, one of the evacuation centres is the Wangaratta showgrounds. Over the weekend,of the 4th & 5th there were more than 200 people on site in caravans or tents. There are also two donkeys, three horses, 30 poultry, as well as dogs and cats staying with campers.

    The Lions Shed has for the last several days been used as the main catering, and meeting place at the showgrounds.

    This photo was Monday 6th lunchtime, with many evacuees enjoying chicken and salad, or a pie.
    The last meal provided was lunch on Wednesday 15th. By then most had returned home, and the army was being relocated to the evacuation centre at Ovens, just south of Myrtleford.

    For more details - go to "About Us" on the menu above



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    Camp Quality catering

    Camp Quality catering at Apex Park -

    On 20th October the club provided breakfast for the Camp Quality esCarpade 2019, running from Wangaratta to Mt Gambier from October 19th to the 26th. The breakfast was held at Apex Park in Wangaratta, and over 140 people were served.



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    New Board for 2019/2020

    The Board members for the next year were installed by Past District Governor Lionel Gillman OAM at the Wangaratta Turf club.

    From left to right Stephen Kazenwadel, Owen Jenkins, Micheal Everard, Neil Campbell, Alison Kazenwadel, Bill Michalowski, President John Walker, John Houghton, Frank Darke, Ron Sneddon, Maurice Byrne, Graham Whitehead.
    Absent: Lori Ormand, Rodney Dean


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    DG Judy present years of service chevrons

    DG Judy with members who received their years of service chevrons, PDG Bea Ahearn - 40 years, Keith Fleet - 25 years, Rob McLeish - 45 years. In total 110 years of service

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    DG Judy presents MJF

    During DG Judy's visit to Wangaratta Lions, she presented Lion Ashley Gilmartin with his MJF award.

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    Swap Meet

    The recent swap meet was again a great day for bargain hunters to get out and have an enjoyable day - click on "Swap Meet" in the menu for more info


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    Chris August Award recipient- Neville Bell

    Recently, former Lion Neville Bell was awarded a Chris August award for his contribution to the club, and community, over many years


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    Country Buddies BBQ

    The club recently ran a BBQ in support of the opening of the new County Buddies centre in Mason St

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    Gary Nash Clearing Sale

    Hungry people


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    Gary Nash Clearing Sale

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    Childrens week catering

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    Childrens week catering

    recently the club ran a BBQ as part of councils childrens week celebrations


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    Lions Park

    Recently the club completed a fence around the whole of the Lions Park area at Batchelors Green. this fence encloses the two BBQ areas, the playground and the liberty swing. There are two pedestrian gates for access, and two for equipment.




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