PRIORITIES for 2017 was the topic of discussion at Bulahdelah Lions Club’s first official meeting for the year.
Held last week, District Governor Rosalee Sellers joined more than 30 Lions members for the meeting which included a dinner at Bulahdelah Bowling Club.
Mrs Sellers told News Of The Area she will be overseeing the projects the District’s 62 Lions Clubs, 10 Lioness Clubs and four Leos Clubs will be carrying out.
“Clubs will also be heavily involved in preparing for the midyear Lions Centenary,” she said.
“The official Centenary Day is Wednesday 7 June and we’re encouraging all clubs to do something to celebrate in their communities on that day.”
Discussions throughout the evening compared new projects with the challenges of climbing a mountain, where small persistent steps are required to achieve the overall goal.
Club President Roger Dixon said their major focus of the year would be the Community Activities Park to be constructed in the Mountain Park area.
“We have more than $50,000 for it so far and we’re hoping to get up to the $200,000 mark to be able to build a decent skate park,” Mr Dixon said.
“The project will include a road system for the younger generation to learn about road rules, exercise equipment for mature aged people and a skateboard park.”
Mr Dixon said club members will also continue working on upgrading Lions Park on the southern banks of the Myall River.
“We will be making improvements so both locals and tourists can use the park at any time of the year,” he said.
The projects will be supported by many fundraising activities throughout the year including operating the Browns Flat Driver Reviver site during holiday periods and catering for various events.
The Lions Club meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.00pm at Bulahdelah Bowling Club.
New members are always welcome to join.
By Daniel SAHYOUN