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Samantha Willis awarded Yamba Lions Youth of the Year

Right: Samantha Willis who won Yamba Lions Youth of the Year. Samantha will now compete at the Regional finals in Coffs Harbour in March.
  Yamba Lions Club held their Youth of the Year speaking contest on November 21 and the Club would like to thank both students, Samantha Willis and Andrew Butler from Maclean High School for competing. Our thanks also to the judges who gave of their time on Saturday morning and again at the dinner Saturday night to judge these students and their task was not an easy one. Thank you to all those who attended and who helped make the night a success.
Left: L to R – Judges Sarah Auer of Yamba Iluka Real Estate, Debbie Woods Relieving Principal of Yamba State School, Phil Boughton CEO Yamba Bowling Club, President Lion Norm Greenup, Chairman Lion Joy Lauder, overall winner Samantha Willis and Public Speaking winner, Andrew Butler. Samantha will now go onto Coffs Harbour March 12, next year to represent our Club in the Regional finals.
A little about Lions Youth of the Year: The Lions Youth of the Year Quest is a project of the combined Lions Clubs of Multiple District 201, to select an outstanding youth to be an ambassador and travel overseas under the auspices of the Lions Clubs of MD201. This Quest is designed to encourage, foster and develop leadership in conjunction with other citizenship qualities in our youth, at the age when they are about to enter the fields of employment or higher education. It provides students with the incentive to pay greater attention to the general qualities, so vital in developing our youth into first-class citizens. The qualities sought after, apart from academic attainments, are those of leadership, personality, sportsmanship, public speaking and good citizenship. The students meet in fellowship and have the opportunity of open discussion, exchange of ideas and meet professional and business people of a community service club organization. Joy Lauder