ON Monday, September 27, the long-awaited Induction and Changeover Ceremony took place, albeit a more low-key event than the one originally planned.

It was to be a grand event with all the new members and their families, the existing members, Lions from other local clubs and dignitaries from zone and region.

It’s not every day that a Lions Club inducts 10 new members in one ceremony! This is something very special.

Of course, COVID restrictions halted our big plans and so we adjusted them, several times. When we could get together, we held a simple gathering of members only, with Rod Jackson of Mirboo North Lions officiating.

Rod is Chair of the Lions Club District 201V3 Health Committee, with a particular interest in the Lions Eye Health Program.

Our thanks go to Rod and Judy Jackson for happily giving their time and joining in our modest celebration. We also used this occasion to thank our out-going secretary Jean Worthy and out-going treasurer Athol Worthy.

They have both given many years of great service to the Club and continue to be valued members.

Our new office-bearers were sworn in to make up a strong executive team, under the leadership of president Ian Wilson.

The Korumburra Lions Club now has 17 members who are keen to get on with what Lions do best – that is, help our community and enjoy the company of other Lions.

If you’d like to be part of this action, or are looking for social opportunities, please get in touch on korumburralions@yahoo.com.au.

The next event being planned is the distribution of all the envelopes from the Time Capsule, which the Korumburra Lions Club dug up recently, after being buried at Coal Creek for 20 years.

The capsule was opened at the induction ceremony. Contact has been made with many of the groups and individuals who added their envelopes of memories to the Federation Time Capsule Project.

If you are among these people who contributed, but have not yet been contacted, please give Ian Wilson a call on 0407 572 265.
Some of these groups are:

Korumburra Uniting Church, Korumburra Kindergarten, Korumburra Veterinary Clinic, Korumburra Anglican Church, Korumburra Agricultural Society,

Korumburra RSL, St Joseph’s School, St Joseph Parish, Friends of Coal Creek, South Gippsland Woodworkers, Bena Primary School, Cycle Club of Leongatha, Lions Club of Leongatha, Country Women’s Association, Greenhills Hostel.

The envelopes will be given out on Saturday, October 16, at Coleman Park between 12 noon and 3pm.

There will also be a barbecue and the famous Lions Club Christmas cakes will be available for purchase.

This is to be a COVID-safe event with masks, social distancing and hand-sanitiser in use.

New envelopes to go back into the Time Capsule can be purchased on the day and the capsule will be buried at Coal Creek again, when all the envelopes are returned.

All are welcome on the day – we’ll keep track of people attending through our QR code, so please remember to check in. We look forward to seeing some friendly faces, even if they are behind masks.