Grenfell Lions help out the Scouts

Donations to Cub Scouts: The Grenfell Lions Club President Chris Moran and Lions Kathryn Williams and Terry and Deidre Carroll were on hand to present the 1st Grenfell Cub Scouts with a state of the art camping and equipment trailer.

Following a request from the 1st Grenfell Cub Scouts, the Lions Club commissioned Adam Troy of AHRT Welding and Fabrication of Grenfell to build the much needed trailer valued at more than $6000, which included on road costs.

Cub Scout leaders Natasha Best, Damien Hunter and Dianne Hardy, along with a group of current cub scouts were delighted with their new trailer.

Natasha Best said “Our group would like to thank the Lions Club of Grenfell for their generous donation and will make good use of the trailer several times a year; Our next camp is coming up on October 26, in Orange for the regional 'Oonai'.

Grenfell Cub scouts meet every Monday of the school term at 6.30 in the scout hall on Short Street. All children aged between 7 ½ and 10 ½ welcome to join in the fun”.

Mini Lotto:

The Lions Club Mini Lotto is down to 15 numbers.

The jackpot remains at $10000 - Select six number 1-15. Last week there were thirteen five-number winners.  

See today’s Classifieds in the Record for results. The draw tomorrow night week will take place at the Royal Hotel.

As a courtesy when filling in your numbers please write the selling agent on the ticket and please remember to ask someone from the selling agency to sign your ticket before  placing it and the money into the box.

Sincere thanks to the business houses of Grenfell who supports the Mini lotto; Mini Lotto would not be as successful as it is without your support.

1ST Vice District Governors Visit:

Last dinner Lions and partners welcomed 1st VDG Peter Bright, and Lion Elaine, for his official visit.

Peter, a member of the Forbes and District Lions Club was born in Echuca.

He has had three completely separate careers in his working life; his first, at a very young age in Victoria at one of the largest Soft Drink and Sauce Factory – eventually given the role of Factory Manager.

During this time he was a member of the local Citizens Military Forces (Army Reserve). Rising through the ranks to Sergeant and then to Officer Training and finished up as a 21C of Support Company.

After 20 years he decided he needed a new challenge and joined the then ACT police Force.

After training he was seconded directly into the Rescue Squad as Training Officer. He spent twelve years with the Rescue Squad and gained a Diploma in OH&S Management.

He then made another career change into Health and Safety Consulting and Training.

He convinced his employers that they needed a National Computer Network – eventually becoming National Information and Technology Manager.

He retired in 2000 and he and his wife Elaine moved to Forbes in 2005. In 2006 they volunteered to assist Forbes in getting the Lions Club up and running.

Since joining lions he has been rewarded in many ways. Coordinator for the Lions Youth of the Year, Forbes District Convention, the Disaster Relief Coordinator during the Forbes Floods in 2016, as well as being President for two years.

In 2017 Peter was awarded a Distinguished Leadership Award by Chancellor Bob Corlew, Lions International President 2016/17.