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Pictured at Harwood Slipway when members visited to present a letter and a certificate to the owners (l-r) Stella Jackson, Ross Roberts, Gio Cervella, Ian Lauder, and Peter Ross. Image: contributed.

Special community thank you to Harwood Slipway

Four members of Yamba Lions Club made a visit to the Harwood Slipway recently, to present a letter and certificate to Gio Cervella, General Manager and Director, and Ross Roberts, Managing Director. The members were Lions Stella Jackson, President Ian Lauder, Peter Ross and Joy Lauder.

This presentation was made in appreciation of all the work the Slipway carried out on our destroyed merry-go-round trailer which was burnt in the arson attack back in November 2019. A great big ‘thank you’ must go to the Directors who did this work for our Club “free of charge”.  Hopefully, the merry-go-round will be up and running again in the near future, as the men and ladies of the ‘Men’s Shed’ have almost completed the horses.  The new train carriage is now being built and the donated carriage from Manning River Lions Club has been renovated.

While we were there, we were given a tour of a huge new shed where their boat building activities take place. We saw one which was being built for Jervis Bay Marine Rescue. This was a great experience to witness.

Of course, during COVID 19 pandemic, the Club has not been doing Thursday and Friday raffles or monthly markets, but Bingo is being held at the Bowlo Sports and Leisure Yamba on Monday mornings commencing 10.30 with the Club opening at 10am, and all COVID safe rules in place.

A lunch at the Peach Farm on September 10 was cancelled due to inclement weather but will now go ahead on October 8. Information will be forthcoming.
For further information on Yamba Lions Club, kindly phone secretary Peter on 0417 546 097.

Joy Lauder