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Lions Club News: Meet Roger Triffett

ROGER Triffett has been an enthusiastic, easygoing and industrious member of the Lions Club of New Norfolk for 36 years. Over that time, he has worked on hundreds of Lions projects. These days he leads the Lions barbecue team and is most often seen turning onions and sausages over a,

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Youth worker’s scholarship rescheduled

Youth worker Matt Hill. A NEW Norfolk youth worker has been invited to take part in an online summit following a decision to postpone the National Youth Futures Summit due to the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this year it was announced that New Norfolk’s Matt Hill had been awarded a scholarship to

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Lions Club news: Meet Dick Andrew

DICK ANDREW has been a resident of the Derwent valley and an energetic member of the New Norfolk Lions Club for more than five years. “Heather, my wife, and I moved from Maleny, Queensland, to Molesworth where we purchased a property with our number two son,” Dick said. Heather and

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Lion of the Derwent Valley passes away

Leon O’Donnell in hisnavy days. THE Derwent Valley lost one of its most passionate advocates with the death of Leon O’Donnell last weekend, aged 80. Born in 1939, he lived his early years in Maydena, served in the Royal Australian Navy and worked at Australian Newsprint Mills for many years.

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Lions Club news: Meet Margaret Bester

Margaret Bester. THE New Norfolk Lions Club has long been a family affair for Margaret Bester. Her Dad, Sam Wilton, is a life member, and her son Troy is the current president. “Dad and some of my uncles joined the club in in the 1980s,” Margaret said. “I helped out

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Remembering Barry Gittus

Barry Gittus. MAYDENA lost a well-known and loved local identity with the recent passing of Barry Gittus, who died at home on May 9. Born in December 1943, he was the elder son of Cecil Gittus and Ruby Marshall, members of two prominent Derwent Valley families. The family, including siblings

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Lions Club news: meet Barry McDougall

BARRY McDougall has been a member of the New Norfolk Lions Club since 2007. He laughs as he remembers the “hell of a good time that we’ve had over the years.” Encouraged by friends to join Lions, Barry enjoys working on Lions projects. “There’s satisfaction in doing jobs and helping

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Lions Club news: meet Greg Hudson

Greg Hudson is a well-known and popular Lions Club member having lived and worked in New Norfolk all of his life. “I’ve been a member of the New Norfolk Lions Club for over 40 years,” Greg said when being profiled for this column. “Bob Sproule invited me to join and

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Lions Club news: Meet Ricky Jackson

RICKY Jackson is a familiar figure in New Norfolk, a local personality who loves to help out in the community and who proudly states that he has “lived in the same house my whole life”. Ricky‘s generous volunteering led him to be an honorary member of the New Norfolk Lions

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New Norfolk footy stars popular on eBay

John Windsor. FIFTY-YEAR-OLD raffle tickets featuring photos of leading New Norfolk footballers of the day have sold for more than $100 each in online auctions. A ticket stub bearing a photo of John “Beatles” Windsor sold for $105.50 on eBay last night, after attracting 24 bids from four bidders. Described

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Lions Club news: Meet Kerry Kievit

THIS week we continue our member profiles with Kerry Kievit, who is currently our secretary, a hard-working community volunteer, and excellent cook. Kerry was born in Hobart during the 1960s and in her early childhood travelled with her nomadic parents. The family settled in Hobart in the 1970s where Kerry

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Remembering Michael Excell

ANOTHER connection with the Derwent Valley’s past was severed last month with the passing of Michael Excell at the age of 81. Born on July 15, 1938, he was a son of Sally and Allan Excell who had a well-known bakery in Burnett St, New Norfolk. He attended primary school

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