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Busy year ahead for B.V. Lions

Busy year ahead for B.V. Lions

A busy year ahead is planned for members of the Lions Club of Barossa Valley celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their club and the Centenary year of Lions International reported Allan Thurmer, club president at the club’s Handover Dinner held at the Vine Inn
Barossa Community Hotel, Nuriootpa on Saturday.

As part of the celebration Lions members are planning a major project in providing seats to be distributed amongst Barossa towns.

Allan had previously officially welcomed everyone present, including Trevor Irrgang who was inducted as a new club member.

In his report, president Allan said, “The generous giving of time by Lions members at fundraising events throughout the year, such as Bunnings barbecue, Nuriootpa and Tanunda football gates, Melbourne Cup and various other functions resulted in donations being made in excess of $24,000 to the Barossa community.

“A special thank you to secretary, Lion Milton Medlow and Treasurer, Lion John Falland who have been instrumental in the smooth running of the club and also have been great support to me throughout the year.

“The Melbourne Cup function was a great success with Lions helpers and Lions lady, Elva Falland as M.C.

“The footy gates at Nuriootpa and Tanunda have raised much needed funds with thanks especially to Lions Milton Medlow and John Kroehn with organising rosters, etc.

“The Lions Club of Barossa Valley “Lions Youth of the Year” winner, Matthew Kazla went on to make the state final and whilst he wasn’t successful, by all accounts he acquitted himself well and was a first rate ambassador for the Barossa Valley.

“Lion Natalie Chapman was congratulated for making the event a success.

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.