The Lions Club of Jervis Bay (Inc)

District 201N2, New south Wales, Australia

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    Spring into Sanctuary Point

    Free Sausage Sandwiches

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    Spring into Sanctuary Point

    Jervis Bay Lions had 2 x tents at this event. One was free sauage sandwiches, & the other was explaining all about Lions.

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    Volunteers Reception

    Lion Bob Hanlon being awarded a certificate at Parliment House Sydney, by Hon Shelley Hancock MP

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    Guest Speaker Ross Gates

    Ross gave an interesting talk on his career in the Emergency Services - Fire Fighter, SES & Ambo, at our Dinner Meeting on 10th Aug.

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    Jervis Bay Lions Club presenting Isabella with her new Ipad




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    2016/2017 Changeover Dinner




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    2016/2017 Changeover Dinner




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    2016/2017 Changeover Dinner




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    2016/2017 Changeover Dinner




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    2016/2017 Changeover Dinner




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    2016/2017 Changeover Dinner




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    The annual White Sands Festival 26 March 2016

    What would a White Sands Festival be without Scottish bands to lead the parade?


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    The annual White Sands Festival 26 March 2016

    The CareFlight helicopter was a display of great interest to many people.


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    The annual White Sands Festival 26 March 2016

    One of the highlights of the Festival was the many and varied entertainers - here we see the Line Dancers doing their thing on the way to the Festival.


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    The annual White Sands Festival 26 March 2016

    The ever popular vintage cars on display at the Festival.


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    The annual White Sands Festival 26 March 2016

    A scene from the past? No, just another part of the parade which started the Festival.


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    Police Day at Voyager Park 19 March 2016

    Wherever there is a gathering of people the Lions caravan is there to serve, in this case Lions Robyn and Carol were ready for the promised gathering of people at the display put on by the local police. Unfortunately the gathering was not as overwhelming as expected and hence the lack of customers lining up at the caravan.


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    Police Day at Voyager Park 19 March 2016

    The crowd was so small in fact that we even had time to pose for this photo, instead of busily working in the caravan.


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    Police Day at Voyager Park 19 March 2016

    Some of the police who were there on the day getting ready to distribute some information to the public who turned up.


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    Guest Speaker, Caroline Smart, from the Kairos Foundation, 9 March 2016

    Kairos is a community-based Christian Ministry that serves both those in prison and the family and friends of those in prison. The JB Lions Club was lucky to have someone as committed to her cause as Caroline to talk about the work done by Kairos.


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    Guest Speaker, Caroline Smart, from the Kairos Foundation, 9 March 2016

    Caroline helped the JB Lions members to understand the importance of the work done by Kairos in a speech which detailed the effect prison life can have not just on the prisoners themselves but also their families.


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    Guest Speaker, Caroline Smart, from the Kairos Foundation, 9 March 2016

    Lions Jeff, Wendy, Yvonne, Ian and Lance look on intently as Caroline gives her speech.


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    Jervis Bay Lions welcomed Nowra Lions to our Clubhouse for an evening of fun, food and friendship - Thursday 18 February 2016

    The evening started in a relaxed mood with "Brad Pitt" being the best known guest in this group.


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    Jervis Bay Lions welcomed Nowra Lions to our Clubhouse for an evening of fun, food and friendship - Thursday 18 February 2016

    It was pleasing to see District Governor Sally joining us for the evening - at this moment she has the attention of some members from the Nowra Club.


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    Jervis Bay Lions welcomed Nowra Lions to our Clubhouse for an evening of fun, food and friendship - Thursday 18 February 2016

    A night together wouldn't be the same without sitting down to a meal, with members from both clubs mingled in together so we could all share ideas and thoughts about what it is like to be a member of the different clubs.


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    Jervis Bay Lions welcomed Nowra Lions to our Clubhouse for an evening of fun, food and friendship - Thursday 18 February 2016

    Tail Twister Jen came up with some excellent ideas for the evening, such as having to find our partners for the evening based on name tags we were given. Once we were paired off and ready for the evening we found ourselves trying to solve a brainteaser, appropriately based on a lion.


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    Jervis Bay Lions welcomed Nowra Lions to our Clubhouse for an evening of fun, food and friendship - Thursday 18 February 2016

    A Lions Club evening wouldn't feel natural if there was no fund raising event so Lion Jen had us throwing $2 coins at a bottle. You can see the bottle was a worthwhile prize just by looking at the concentration on the faces of the competitors.


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    Dinner Meeting at our new venue, St Georges' Basin Country Club - 10 February 2016

    Bev and Tony Simmonds of the Rural Fire Service were the guest speakers at our meeting and talked on the crucial topic of keeping safe during fires. The main message for us all was to make a plan before anything goes wrong. Tony made it clear that trying to work out how to keep safe in a fire was always difficult with the stress and confusion that was created by being surrounded by flames and smoke.


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    Dinner Meeting at our new venue, St Georges' Basin Country Club - 10 February 2016

    The lifeblood of any Lions Club is the induction of new members. Here our President, Lion John, presents Lion Yvonne with a pin in recognition of her efforts to introduce new members to the club.


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    Volunteers join in a working bee to clean up our Clubhouse (7 February 2016)

    Jaime was given the nickname Molly as he climbed the ladder to help clean the garden growing in the gutter. Yes, that's right, it was a garden on the roof that really took some heavy work to clear by those who enjoyed the heights - this group of daredevils included the two Jeffs, Jaime and John.

    NB: At the last report none of the roof workers had fallen off the ladder as was the case with the infamous Molly Meldrum.



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    Volunteers join in a working bee to clean up our Clubhouse (7 February 2016)

    Now that is the face of an enthusiastic volunteer!


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    Volunteers join in a working bee to clean up our Clubhouse (7 February 2016)

    Marie-Anne inspects the state of the chairs while Wendy looks on somewhat horrified at what she has found.


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    Volunteers join in a working bee to clean up our Clubhouse (7 February 2016)

    We had to bring in the heavy movers for some furniture shifting.


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    Volunteers join in a working bee to clean up our Clubhouse (7 February 2016)

    Wendy is determined not to miss even the smallest of crumbs as she vacuums the meeting room.


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    Volunteers join in a working bee to clean up our Clubhouse (7 February 2016)

    A pleasant luncheon was had by all, though to be fair to some of the volunteers this photo certainly doesn't show everyone who was there on the day.


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    JB Lions Supporting the SES Duck Derby Fundraiser 2016

    This little duck must have felt pretty lonely on this special fundraising day for the local SES Association. The weather was so inclement that the number of supporters only warranted one "duck derby". The event had to be called off after the first and only race.


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    JB Lions Supporting the SES Duck Derby Fundraiser 2016

    Lion Jeff knew where the driest place at Moonah was - inside the caravan. Here he is cooking the food for the small number of people who attended the event. Some body always wants a bacon and egg roll to start the day!


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    JB Lions Supporting the SES Duck Derby Fundraiser 2016

    By the look on Lion Yvonne's face you would almost think she was being overwhelmed with orders. Somehow I think not! The relaxed look on Lion Wendy's face and the hot cup of coffee suggest orders were pretty slow at the time.


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    Huskisson Carnival's Annual Charity Day Run with JB Lion Volunteers

    George Melonas, a long time supporter of the JB Lions Club, sits down for a photo which sees 4 generations of his family together. The generosity of this man has allowed our club to raise money each year which is given to one form of cancer research, or another.What a special person his grandchildren have to look up to!


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    Huskisson Carnival's Annual Charity Day Run with JB Lion Volunteers

    One of the jobs the JB Lions volunteers do to help this annual fundraiser is to sell the tickets for the incoming patrons. Lions Frank and Jeff seem to be enjoying their time in the ticket booth.


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    Huskisson Carnival's Annual Charity Day Run with JB Lion Volunteers

    Lions Marie-Anne and Leesa continue the ticket selling after the fellows have decided they have had enough.


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    Huskisson Carnival's Annual Charity Day - Chocolate Wheel

    President John almost looks shy as he stands beside the "Cookie Monster".


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    Huskisson Carnival's Annual Charity Day - Free Snags for All

    The generosity of George Melonas continues - 400 free sausage sandwiches are given out to anyone who is at the carnival. Being free makes it easy on Lion Debbie who doesn't need to worry about correct change, she just passes on the food to eager "customers".


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    Huskisson Carnival's Annual Charity Day - Free Snags for All

    You would almost think the cooking is over by looking at the smiles on these volunteers faces.


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    JB Lions Support Cerebral Palsey

    Lion Bob and Lion Lance worked tirelessly with a number of other JB Lions Club volunteers, such as Lion Frank, to raise money for the Cerebral Palsey Association. The raffle they organised was a wonderful success with $3096 being donated to the Association.


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    JB Lions Support Men4Life

    Another monster raffle selling effort by Lion Bob and Lion Lance, and other club volunteers, saw a generous donation of $1808 by our club to the Men4Life Association.


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    2015/16 New Year's Eve

    What else but the annual New Year's eve fireworks? It might be a bit early to see in the New Year seeing as the fireworks go off at 9 PM but what a wonderful family and tourist activity that takes place in Huskisson year after year.


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    2015/16 New Year's Eve

    If there is a community activity in Jervis Bay then it is almost certain that the Lions Club Caravan will be there. This photo was taken early on in the New Year's Eve celebrations but you can be sure that as the night goes on the lines will become longer and the volunteers will become more tired.


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    2015/16 New Year's Eve

    New Year's Eve is not just about selling food this is a time where crazy hats and glow sticks are the main items on sale, more often than not these interesting items sell out, especially as the sun goes down.


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    2015/16 New Year's Eve

    Lion Marie-Anne checking out the merchandise that is for sale. It might be full boxes at this point but it won't be long before the goods are gone and customers start showing their disappointment.


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    2015/16 New Year's Eve

    Star Wars? Gladiator? Who knows? But one thing that can be said is that Lion Lou looks like he is keeping guard over the fireworks behind him. No one would dare cross the line with such a fierce guard on duty.


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    Jervis Bay Lions Club Christmas Party 2015

    After a year of helping others the Jervis Bay Lions Club volunteers finally get together to enjoy each other's company. The food was plentiful and everyone enjoyed each other's company immensely. The volunteers always look forward to this traditional get-together and this year's gathering was another success.


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    Jervis Bay Lions Club Christmas Party 2015

    I'm not quite sure what Santa was whispering in Joyce's ear but it certainly had her giggling, as well as Lion Marie-Anne. What ever he whispered to them they certainly kept it to themselves for the night, it was their Christmas secret.


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    Jervis Bay Lions Club Christmas Party 2015

    Lion Noel enjoyed receiving his gift from Santa Claus.


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    Jervis Bay Lions Club Christmas Party 2015

    Lion Joan was next in line with a half smile on her face which suggested she might have known what her gift was. On the other hand she might have been just thinking of all the possibilities of what the gift was, or, she might just have been pleased to receive any gift at all.


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    Jervis Bay Lions Club Christmas Party 2015

    Is this a Christmas dance that Lion Debbie and Lion Leanne are doing? What ever it is they certainly seemed to be enjoying themselves.


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    Vincentia Christmas Carols 2015

    The banner says it all "17th Carols by Candlelight" organised by the Jervis Bay Lions Club. The families of Vincentia and the volunteers of the Jervis Bay Lions Club have enjoyed each other's company and this time of the year for 17 years. What a wonderful way to spend Christmas.


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    Vincentia Christmas Carols 2015

    What would Christmas be without children? Who looks on the faces of these children tell us how excited they are to be standing so close to Santa Claus. Little does Santa Claus realise he is just about to lose his historical Christmas Bell if he is not quick enough.


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    Vincentia Christmas Carols 2015

    These entertainers really made the Vincentia Carols the success that they were. They sang throughout the night, one carol after another, whilst encouraging the audience to sing along and urging the little ones to come to the stage and dance to the music.


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    Vincentia Christmas Carols 2015

    These two young fellows really exemplified the Christmas spirit. Just hours before the Vincentia Carols took place they were talking to the Jervis Bay Lions Club volunteers who were selling raffle tickets at the shopping centre. They offered to buy some raffle tickets but due to limitations because of their age they weren't allowed to buy the tickets. This didn't stop them they simply donated their money. A pretty generous action for two young fellows who could just as easily spent the money on themselves.


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    Vincentia Christmas Carols 2015

    Enjoying Santa's company doesn't just appeal to the children, here is Lion Carol snuggling in for a big cuddle with the jolly red giant.


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    Sanctuary Point Christmas Carols 2015

    The highpoint of the Sanctuary Point Christmas Carols was the arrival of Santa Claus. The Carols went on in the background but the children moved quickly towards the one person they had been waiting to see. And they weren't disappointed.


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    Sanctuary Point Christmas Carols 2015

    Santa Claus did not only appeal to the children. This 97-year-old fan was determined to get her photo taken with the jolly old man in red.


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    Sanctuary Point Christmas Carols 2015

    This young girl looks up to Santa with a look of amazement on her face. Santa's arrival has really made her day.


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    Sanctuary Point Christmas Carols 2015

    The Sanctuary Point children continue to flock around Santa Claus. Little do they realise the history that is in Santa's hand, a Christmas bell that is over 100 years old.


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    Sanctuary Point Christmas Carols 2015

    The focus might be on Santa Claus and Christmas Carols but the thought of food is never too far away and the Lions volunteers are always there to serve the customers.


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    BBQ Breakfast – A Youth Week Activity

    Lions Noel, Patty, Jaime and Marie-Anne helped support the Bay & Basin Community Resources centre with one of their numerous community activities. They cooked the BBQ Breakfast for one of the BBCR’s Youth Week Activities.


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    Fundraising For The Local Flood victims

    The moment the rainy weather turned into flooding, members of the Jervis Bay Lions Club set about raising money for the locals who were always going to suffer from such a dreadful event. Lion Bob Hanlon immediately got a crew together to sell raffle tickets and raise money that was going to be needed as a matter of urgency. Lion Bob was supported in this endeavour by Lions Lance, Pat and Wendy who sold tickets at the Vincentia, Sanctuary Point and St George’s Basin Shopping Centres and raised over $2100.


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    JB Lions Club Dinner September Meeting - Men4Life Guest Speakers

    At our Dinner Meeting on Thursday 3 September we were fortunate enough to be addressed by two representatives of the Men4Life organisation. Our guests for the evening were David Simister and Rob Cook. The Men4life Support Group commenced in Nowra in 2004 and the demand for its service is increasing, as services for men are limited. Recent changes in society, including changing communications, technology and the continued focus on the roles of women, have brought about big changes in the way men relate to each other and the world. Sadly, it seems many men have become disconnected from the world, and from each other and particularly their own families. Men4Life see the end results of this on a daily basis.

    They feel the best way to tackle the situation is to start with helping men reconnect with each other, in a neutral setting where they can talk, share their stories, and hopefully learn from other men in the group. 2015 has been a very productive year for the Men4life Support Group Incorporated, and they have now also been approved by the Attorney Generals Department to be a sponsor of Work Development Orders. This means men who actively participate with the Men4Life peer support meetings for at least a month, can decrease the amount of fines they have with this State Debt Recovery. This will decrease the financial burden men may be enduring, and in turn will give them a weekly peer support and case management.

    Now that they are incorporated as a Non--Government Organisation they can look at applying for funding. Applying for and gaining funding will be crucial for the Men4Life Support Group to reach its objectives and goals. Their future objective is to have a drop in referral centre for men in the Shoalhaven, aid with temporary accommodation for men who are all of a sudden homeless due to relationship and family breakdown. They also endeavour to grow and strengthen their weekly support group and Reconnect camps, so as to support more men in the Shoalhaven region.

    Men4Life Board Members and facilitators are passionate volunteers. They all share the same vision of decreasing the horrible statistic of male suicide, because let’s face it five men every day in Australia take their own lives by suicide. And this is not acceptable! The Men4Life group can be contacted by ringing David on 0431549593 or by emailing him at men4lifehelp@gmail.com.

    The Jervis Bay Lions Club donated $300 to the group to help with their work.



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    Homeless Seminar Tuesday 4 August 2015

    Lion Bob and Lion Marie-Anne attended a Seminar held at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on behalf of J.B.Lions.
    This was the first gathering of its kind for the area where Support Centers got together with Business owners and the concerned public to address the issue of Homelessness in a practical way. About 200 people were in attendance- Politicians, Councilors, Business owners, Support Groups, Charitable organizations and Members of the Public. The portrait of the Homeless person was identified not necessarily as a dirty hobo but as anyone in dire straits in need of a place to live. People are living in cars, tents, park benches and such. With the recent extreme weather, their already meagre possessions were ruined. Support Centers were stressed to cope with the extra demand. They need help.
    The Support Organizations put forward projects and asked for volunteers to help out. Some had a price tag, others not.
    For example:
    1. An educational group asked for premises to hold classes- they had the mentors/teachers, willing students, tools & equipment but nowhere to put these together. In response, someone offered a disused warehouse they owned.
    2. A group home asked for a raised garden bed so that mobility impaired people could grow their own food. Response- someone donated 6 corrugated iron troughs, someone else donated the soil, and another donated the plants.
    3. Drop in Centers, which offer a hot meal, shower and washing facilities, asked for “Survival Kits”- Toiletries or bedding and such. Response- Great.
    4. Some organizations offer food vouchers and they accompany the receiver on their shopping trip to ensure that the money is spent on necessities not junk food, booze or cigarettes.
    A full report on this seminar will be published in the club's next newsletter.


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    1st Vice-DG Sharon Bishop visited our club on Thursday 16 July to present a message from DG Sally Wilson.

    Lion Lance presenting the Lions Club Purposes.


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    A visit to the Planetarium at Wollongong was organised by the Nowra Lions Club and attended by some JB Lions as well.

    JB Lions flanking Katherine our "teacher" for the morning visit.


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    Changeover Dinner 2015

    Lion Jen demonstrating her MC skills on one of the most important evenings of the year.


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    Changeover Dinner 2015

    Allan McDonald, a past District Governor, was on hand to install the Club's Officers for the coming year.


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    Changeover Dinner 2015

    What a worthy recipient of this award - the Quiet Achiever Award. Well done Noel.


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    Changeover Dinner 2015

    Well done Lance, you certainly kept the members in order with your monthly fines.


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    Changeover Dinner 2015

    Tail twister Lou! Who better to do this job?


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    Changeover Dinner 2015

    Forty years of being a Lion - that is truly worth an Award. Congratulations Lion Frank.


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    Changeover Dinner 2015

    Lion Bob must be the best known fundraiser on the whole of the South Coast. We are just lucky that he is committed to the Jervis Bay Lions Club. Thanks Bob.


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    Changeover Dinner 2015

    Joyce Lowles was acknowledged for the work she does for the club - what a wonderful, selfless person she is and she thoroughly deserves the Award.


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    Changeover Dinner 2015

    We all know that President John doesn't want to be thanked for the work he does, but he deserves every bit of praise and thanks he gets for the wonderful job he does.


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    Changeover Dinner 2015

    Leesa is a hardworking member of the Club and deserves the award she received, specifically for the work she did with the Relay for Life.


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    Changeover Dinner 2015

    The Officers for the coming year were inducted by Allan McDonald - good luck with the task ahead of you!


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    Changeover Dinner 2015

    The Joker of the Year Award, an annual award inaugurated by Lion Lou, was presented to Lion Alan. Well done Alan and keep those jokes coming in the year ahead.


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    Lions Reporting on Overseas Visit - 2015

    Lion Carol and Lion Steve present President John with a pennant from the Brugg Lions Club in Switzerland.


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    Guest Speaker May 2015

    At our May Dinner Meeting, we had a very interesting Guest Speaker, Noni Gove, talking about her world wide travels.


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    Truck Working Bee

    President John shows he is not just a smooth talking "front man" by joining in the physical work done to keep the truck on the road.


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    Truck Working Bee

    Lion Lou and Lion Wolfgang use their skills to help get the truck ready for another year of fundraising activities.


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    Truck Working Bee

    Lion Noel and Lion Wolfgang using their painting skills to detail the truck.


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    Jervis Bay's social outing for April, 2015 - a shucking adventure.

    Jim shucking oysters - he is the World Champion at oyster shucking.


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    Jervis Bay's social outing for April, 2015 - a shucking adventure.

    Next is a series of photos showing different oyster eating styles - this is the friendly group style of eating.


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    Jervis Bay's social outing for April, 2015 - a shucking adventure.

    This is the family gathering style.


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    Jervis Bay's social outing for April, 2015 - a shucking adventure.

    Here is a polite if not unsure style of oyster eating.


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    Jervis Bay's social outing for April, 2015 - a shucking adventure.

    And what do you do after gulping down some oysters - go to the nearest fish and chip shop of course.


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    White Sands Festival 2015

    The Scottish Band proudly leading the parade to the White Sands Festival. Lucky the members of the band are made of sturdy stuff and were not put off by the inclement weather.


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    White Sands Festival 2015

    Just one section of the many motor bikes that took part in the Festival and the Parade. They really are one of the favourites of the spectators who are always impressed by their power and style.


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    White Sands Festival 2015

    One of the many vintage cars that were on display - nothing like a trip down memory lane.


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    White Sands Festival 2015

    Another look at the Scottish Band - what a wonderful mix of ages that make up this talented group.


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    Relay for Life , 2015

    Someone has to do the hard work of setting up and at this point it looks like it is Lion Yvonne.


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    Relay for Life , 2015

    Jervis Bay Lions Club members gathering around the team's base getting ready for the Relay for Life.


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    Relay for Life , 2015

    Great to see the diversity of walkers, especially the "Survivors of Cancer".


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    Relay for Life , 2015

    Now this is the way some people cope with cancer, seems like a great outlook on life and its perils.


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    Relay for Life , 2015

    Wonderful to see the Defence Forces putting in an appearance at such a worthy cause.


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    As the Relay for Life event gets closer the Jervis Bay Club members step up their fund raising activities.

    Relay for Life is one of our favourite charities and Jervis Bay Club members support this charity from year to year, in many different forms.


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    As the Relay for Life event gets closer the Jervis Bay Club members step up their fund raising activities.

    Lions Yvonne and Lisa show their commitment to Relay for Life by selling Rocky Road and raffle tickets at the Tomerong Markets.


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    As the Relay for Life event gets closer the Jervis Bay Club members step up their fund raising activities.

    Did I just say they sold Rocky Road? I should have said they sold WICKEDLY DELICIOUS Rocky Road. That's not just a label that is exactly how they taste.


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    As the Relay for Life event gets closer the Jervis Bay Club members step up their fund raising activities.

    How about these for fantastic prizes!! I am sure there are some tickets left so look for the Lions Club stall at the Vincentia shopping centre and at the monthly Husky markets.


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    Lions National Picnic Day, March 2015

    Someone has to do the cooking and this time it looks like it is Lions Lance, Bob and Leanne who are on duty.


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    Lions National Picnic Day, March 2015

    The smell of a good BBQ always brings a gathering, and this is just the start of this Lion gathering.


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    Lions National Picnic Day, March 2015

    Lion Diane just doesn't seem to be in the barbecuing mood, but take away pizza at a picnic?


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    Lions National Picnic Day, March 2015

    Now here is a Lion who knows how to enjoy a picnic, a barbecued snag is the only way to go.


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    It's a global world, afterall. Lions Carol and Steve get to particpate in a meeting of the Brugg Lions Club in Switzerland in March, 2015.

    Lion Carol and Lion Steve sharing the company of Lion Hans. As visitors to the Brugg Club we were treated as honoured guests where we enjoyed the company of some wonderful people. The Brugg members meet on the second Tuesday of the month at a marvellous restaurant called Chamihutte.


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    It's a global world, afterall. Lions Carol and Steve get to particpate in a meeting of the Brugg Lions Club in Switzerland in March, 2015.

    Whilst you would expect some differences from country to country what I noticed was the similarity of purpose which in both countries focused on ways of helping those in need in the local community. This photo shows the Brugg Lion who is in charge of Youth Exchanges asking if there are any members who are able to look after some Leo's from around the world.


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    It's a global world, afterall. Lions Carol and Steve get to particpate in a meeting of the Brugg Lions Club in Switzerland in March, 2015.

    There is no doubt whatsoever that the Brugg Lions know how to enjoy a good meal. The Chamihutte restaurant served the most delightful meal, supported by some exquisite wines.


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    It's a global world, afterall. Lions Carol and Steve get to particpate in a meeting of the Brugg Lions Club in Switzerland in March, 2015.

    Lion Carol has a chat with Lion Phillip who was the guest speaker for the club's meeting that night. Lion Phillip is the CEO and co-owner of Coresystems, a company who is thriving on the move to a technological world. Whilst Carol and I could not understand his speech, which was in Swiss-German, the slides he used were in English and helped us from being totally baffled. The applause he received from the club members made it clear they really appreciated his speech.


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    The JB Lions Club March meeting, 2015.

    Lion Lou thanking and congratulating Deborah Butler on being the club's guest speaker for the night. Deborah represents the Bay and Basin Community Resources centre and talked about the work her association does in the local area. Thanks for giving up your time Deborah your talk was greatly appreciated by the members.


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    The JB Lions Club March meeting, 2015.

    Lion Yvonne receiving a pin for membership.


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    The JB Lions Club March meeting, 2015.

    Bob Hanlon receiving an award for his fund raising efforts. He probably doesn't like to be highlighted for the work he does but his efforts just can't go unnoticed.


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    February 2015 markets, and the steady work of fundraising goes on.

    Where would the club be without people like Dame Wendy turning up regularly to keep the whole process running smoothly, lucky she has so many like minded friends that just love helping other people.


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    February 2015 markets, and the steady work of fundraising goes on.

    Lou and Noel keep the sausages, steaks, bacon and eggs cooking to perfection.


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    JB Lions club and "Clean Up Australia 2015".

    Jen looks like a lone trooper cleaning up her part of Jervis Bay, the rest of the team are pretending to be camera shy.


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    JB Lions Club supports local Luke Stono in his efforts to raise money for those suffering from brain damage.

    Leanne and Yvonne check out Luke Stono's amazing bike that he uses for his fundraising efforts.


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    JB Lions Club supports local Luke Stono in his efforts to raise money for those suffering brain damage.

    Luke rode his purpose made bike to a meeting of the JB Lions club to receive a cheque for $500 to help towards his fundraising for brain damaged people.


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    Another Lions Club social gathering of the JB Lions Club.

    This gathering was held in February 2015 at Debbie and Lance's home. The variety of meals was fabulous, only bettered by the friendliness of the members in attendance. Debbie and Lance's home was a perfect venue to chill out and socialise.


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    The Australia Day Duck Derby at Moona Moona Creek, 2015. This annual event is the Marine Rescue NSW's major fund raiser for the year and is supported by local groups such as our Jervis Bay Lions Club.

    The weather this year was, to say the least, very poor and so our soft drink selling volunteers used the time to sit and discuss plans for future events. At least that is what they told other Lions Club members who were of the opinion that they were just having a "chin wag".


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    The Australia Day Duck Derby at Moona Moona Creek, 2015. This annual event is the Marine Rescue NSW's major fund raiser for the year and is supported by local groups such as our Jervis Bay Lions Club.

    The ducks are dumped and the race is under way. Surely one of the JB Lions Club members will have bought the winning duck this year after many years of fruitless punting.


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    The Australia Day Duck Derby at Moona Moona Creek, 2015. This annual event is the Marine Rescue NSW's major fund raiser for the year and is supported by local groups such as our Jervis Bay Lions Club.

    The ducks are tightly bunched as they move within centimetres of the finish line. And the winner is?


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    The Australia Day Duck Derby at Moona Moona Creek, 2015. This annual event is the Marine Rescue NSW's major fund raiser for the year and is supported by local groups such as our Jervis Bay Lions Club.

    Well the winner certainly wasn't one of these JB Lions Club posers. You would think they had won the Melbourne Cup the way they lined up for this photo, but as per every other year the winning duck (Number 492) was owned by someone other than a hard working Lions Club volunteer.


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    The Nowra Lions Club Kids Fun Sunday - 2015, supported by other local Lions clubs such as the Jervis Bay club.

    Whilst this day is a fun day for the kids the local Lions Clubs take the opportunity to check the health of the children's eyes. Here we have Marie-Anne checking the girls ability to follow the direction of the E's, which is just one of the checks carried out on the day.


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    The Nowra Lions Club Kids Fun Sunday - 2015, supported by other local Lions clubs such as the Jervis Bay club.

    Jamie and Yvonne are helping track this child's eye movement, just one of the tests used to ensure all the children present have healthy eyes.


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    The Nowra Lions Club Kids Fun Sunday - 2015, supported by other local Lions clubs such as the Jervis Bay club.

    Here we have a youngster getting his ID card made. We hope his parents never have to use it but what an excellent use of technology to help keeps kids safe.


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    The Nowra Lions Club Kids Fun Sunday - 2015, supported by other local Lions clubs such as the Jervis Bay club.

    It is meant to be a fun day after all - so what better way than teaching the kids to strum away on a ukulele.


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    The chocolate wheel fundraiser at the Huskey Carnival 2015

    This customer seems to think a banana in our spruiker's mouth might quieten her down a little. But he just doesn't know our Jen!


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    The chocolate wheel fundraiser at the Huskey Carnival 2015

    Sometimes it is just as much fun to spin the wheel as it is to win a prize.


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    The chocolate wheel fundraiser at the Huskey Carnival 2015

    Now here is a happy winner!!!


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    The chocolate wheel fundraiser at the Huskey Carnival 2015

    Everyone loves to win and this luxury lounge looks like a great prize.


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    The chocolate wheel fundraiser at the Huskey Carnival 2015

    Two of the hard working volunteers helping to raise money for local Lions Club projects.


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    Just one of the numerous fireworks setting the sky alight in the 2015 New Years Eve celebrations.

    Its always nice to know that people enjoy the work done by the Jervis Bay Lions Club and so I have included the text of an email sent to us following the celebrations.
    "Thank you from us to all involved in the event. The Lions Club members, in giving up their free time in order for us to enjoy is very much appreciated. We trust our extra tourist dollars helped the community. Pass on our thanks for all your hard work."
    Regards Cecilia Chad


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    Not all of the locals and visitors to the Jervis Bay Lions Club fireworks display watch from the shore - some, like the tourists on this boat, get a bayside view of the event..




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    Late into the night, and the line for the sale of the glow sticks is still stretching into the darkness. Great to see the community getting into the spirit of the evening.




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    Someone has to do the hard work setting up for the fireworks display ..... and these two were voted to do it by the rest of the membership.




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    One of the club's more handsome models for this year's range of New Year's Eve headware.




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    Members of the Jervis Bay Lions Club setting up a stall at the Vincentia Christmas Carols - this stall was selling candles and glow-in-the-dark goodies that really looked fantastic later in the evening.




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    The evening has begun with the first of the performers on stage and most importantly the children dancing at the front of the stage.




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    The MC for the night introduces the special guest, Santa Claus, to the children at the Vincentia Christmas Carols evening.




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    The special part of the Vincentia Christmas carols evening is when Santa arrives. The children can't wait to get close to him and have a talk.




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    Santa Claus, a child and a child at heart. Merry Christmas to you all.




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    One of the favourite activities for the children at Vincentia Christmas carols evening - eating the fairy floss supplied by the Jervis Bay Lions Club.




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    Santa getting a hug from Jen, the co-host for the club's Christmas party.




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    Getting presents at the club christmas party always brings a smile to people's faces.




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    "What happened to all the food?" "Next time I am going to jump in to the front of the line."




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    Dressing up for Christmas isn't what it used to be two big kids.




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    A proud moment for Andy and the club when he was presented with his certificate by President John celebrating 20 years of dedicated work for the Jervis Bay Lions Club




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    Another ongoing community project undertaken by the Jervis Bay Lions Club - "Specs for Recycling".




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    A keen and knowledgeable group of Lions who competed at the 92.7 Trivia Night - they had a great night's entertainment and excelled themselves by achieving a perfect score in the local knowledge category of the contest.




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    The "Young Cubs", a highly intelligent and enthusiatic group of Lions, who rated in the top half of the Trivia Night ladder. It was a great social night for all, with one or two members of the team showing their memories haven't been dulled by age.




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    Sarah Kenny, the overall winner of this years Youth of the Year quest, alongside Josh Print the winner of the Public Speaking section of the quest. Also in the photo are the very hardworked judges Gayle Simpson, Gemma Hart and Tanya Bennett.




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    Josh Print won the Public Speaking section of the Youth of the Year quest with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic speech on football (soccer for those not so familiar with the "world game").




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    Our Club House is now open, somewhere we can enjoy the fellowship of our members, and, a place to organise our community work.




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    What would an opening ceremony be without a speech, in this case from our club's long time supporter and fellow Lion, Councillor Greg Watson.




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    What a wonderful way to open the Club House with Sue doing the honours of cutting the ribbon.




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    One of the benefits of having our own Club House is that we can store important information so members can reflect on the club's history.




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    Pat, the club's newest member, is inducted into the club by President John and his sponsor, Di.




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    Pat being welcomed into the club by "the old hands".




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    Hardworking (?) JB Lions Club volunteers at the 2014 Shoalhaven River Festival.




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    What would a festival be without clowns.




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    Australia is known for many "biggest" tourist attractions, this just has to win the Biggest Duck category.




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    Just one of the river activities at the River Festival.




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    What would a River Festival be without a boat show.




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    This is what we love to do most at the Jervis Bay Lions Club - support our community and raise funds for people and worthwhile causes . This car is just one of the many cars on display at the Ollie Tyse Car and Bike Show. This is an annual fund raising event raising money for the treatment of cancer in young people, as experienced by Ollie Tyse.




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    Nothing like a few hot rods to make the Ollie Tyse Car and Bike Show a special day out.




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    Not your usual suburban cars - some special cars on display at the Ollie Tyse Car and Bike Show.




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    More cars and enthusiasts at the Ollie Tyse Car and Bike Show.




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    The Shoalhaven Rock 'n Roll dance group putting on a display at the Ollie Tyse Car and Bike Show.




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    The Jervis Bay club, known as the Friendly Club, becoming even more friendly with a second social gathering at the new Club House.




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    The caravan and the tent up and running at the October markets




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    The local community wandering around the stalls at the October Markets




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    A toast to the new Club House, and to the many projects that will be undertaken to help the community.




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    JB Lions club members socialising at the opening of the Club House




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    Some of the members checking what needed to be done at our new club house. It was the start of a really productive day.




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    These windows were so clean in the end you would hardly think there was any glass there.




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    All sorts of areas of the club house needed fixing, so once again Jeff got down on his knees for the sake of the members.




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    The first days work on the new club house is finished and the workers relax.




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    Hope in a Boat

    Members of the Albany Lions Club are riding motor bikes around Australia in a mammoth fundraising effort - 22000+kms, all in an effort to raise money for the fight against diabetes.


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    Hope in a Boat

    You would have to be dedicated to the fundraising cause to spend three months riding around Australia. The Diabetes Association would really appreciate the effort these Lions members are putting in.


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    This is what being a Lion is all about, donating money to worthy members of the community.




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    The life blood of any Lions Club - new members.

    Jen and Lou are invested into the Jervis Bay Club by President John.


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    Jervis Bay club members work long into the night to make the New Year's Eve fireworks a success for the local community.




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    How could you refuse to buy head gear for the New Year's Eve celebrations when our Secretary gives you such a big smile.


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    Some of our volunteers will dress up in anything if it helps sell our fund raising products.


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    An annual social event for the club - the Melbourne Cup lunch

    I hope there is a winner amongst them.


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    Those hats would make anyone smile.


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    The Jervis Bay club's largest event of the year - The White Sands Festival

    This multi-talented man organises the parade and plays in one of the Scottish Bands that make the parade so successful.


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    Nothing like a bit of rock'n roll to make a festival jump.


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    One of the many hard working Lions Club volunteers, Joan is especially hard working as she has the huge task of organising the stalls on the day.


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    Nothing like a pet farm to keep the kids happy.


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    Who doesn't like to watch vintage cars roll on by.


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    It is so good to see the young people of the area join in the festival.




District news

  • Incoming Club Officer Development Forums.

    · Saturday 29th April 2017 at Cooma RSL Club;
    ---- 106 Vale St COOMA NSW 2630 ------
    · Sunday 30th April 2017 at Raiders Belconnen Club;
    ---- 155 Hardwick Cres HOLT ACT 2615----
    · Saturday 20th May 2017 at Goulburn Workers Club;
    ---- 1 McKell Pl GOULBURN NSW 2580 ----
    · Sunday 21st May 2017 at Batemans Bay Soldiers Club;
    ---- 2 Beach Rd BATEMANS BAY NSW 2536
    · Saturday 27th May 2017 at West Leagues Club Leumeah (main club
    premises); ---- 10 Leumeah Rd LEUMEAH NSW 2560 ----
    · Sunday 28th May 2017 at Berkeley Sports Club.
    ---- 5 Wilkinson St Berkeley, NSW, 2506 ----

    While President’s, Secretaries, Treasurer’s and Membership Chairpersons are targeted in the training that is provided, any Lion (no matter how new or old to the organisation) are encouraged to attend. Information will be provide covering various facets of Lionism that should be interesting to all.

    For the purpose of catering with morning teas and the like, it would be appreciated if all attendees could book in with me no later than a week before the Forum you propose to attend. If for example, you are unable to attend the venue closest to your club, you are encouraged to consider going to one of the other venues that might be more suitable date wise.
    Kind regards,
    John Flarrety
    Cabinet Secretary 2016-2017

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    Lions Youth of the Year Facebook Page

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    More details: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Youth-of-the-Year-Australia/692761254182599?fref=ts


  • Lions District 201N2 Facebook Page



    More details: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Lions-District-201n2/219386554776249




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