Lions Clubs News August 2018

By Neil Wilson - Sub Editor for the Bribie Islander


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Tags: Lions Club Queensland. Australia. Events. Bribie Island


When people give freely of their time and in some instances, their money, to be of help within their community, it is important that they receive due recognition for their efforts and at the recent Lions Club of Sandstone Point changeover, recognition of outstanding service to others was given to some well deserving locals.

Lion Eric Banham was presented with a J.D. Richardson award for outstanding service to the community and the Lions Club by District Governor Englebert Krampl and club President Len Dawber. Melissa and Brendan Smith were recognised for being the founders of the Bribie Island – Sandstone Point Little Athletics Club and they were given a Lions Community Service Award by District Governor Krampl.

Brendan and Melissa Smith being presented with a Lions Community Service Award by the District Governor and the Club President

District Governor, Engelbert Krampl, Lion Eric Banham and the Club President, Len Dawber.


The often fierce rivalry between sportsmen and women of Australia and our neighbours across the ditch in New Zealand is well documented and has been for many decades. It seems that there are dew sports which are excluded from this ambition to be the best and, as was witnessed at the Bongaree Bowls Club recently, bowls are no exception.

It seems that from 2006 until 2008, bowlers from both countries had entered into eager competition for the Jim Carr Trophy and following the rediscovery of the trophy at the back of a cupboard in the clubhouse in 2014, the rivalry began once more in 2015. In the previous three years, the visitors have won the trophy and despite a very determined attempt to wrestle the prize back for Australia, the final result after twenty-one ends was announced as a draw.

Apparently, the greens at Bongaree were filled to capacity and there were a few who missed out on a game. With the competition overall present enjoyed a BBQ lunch which was followed by the presentations. Bowlers who managed to get a “toucher” during a specific time frame were suitably rewarded and the raffle provided a range of great prizes. Special thanks must go to Brenda Hutchinson, Judy Hargreaves and Pat Clancy for doing such a wonderful job of organising the event.

Doreen O’Halloran, Doreen Pennery, Di Davidson, Pat Clancy, Judy Hargreaves, Lorraine Clark and Brenda Hutchinson with the Jim Carr Trophy

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