Lions Club of Figtree Inc.

District 201N2, New South Wales, Australia

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DM1153 - 17 March 2015 - Roy Rogers, CEO of Flagstaff Group

Roy joined Flagstaff in 2005 after a 30 year career in the steel and manufacturing industry and has been CEO since 2011. Flagstaff currently employs 270 people at Unanderra and 91 in Nowra supported by another 85 staff. 77% of their employees have a disability. They receive 86% of their funding from the Commonwealth Government with 14% coming from their commercial activities.  They currently receive funding for 243 employees but support another 115 unfunded employees.  They are working to a target of achieving 5% of their employees moving on to open employment - currently they are at 3.6% against a national average of 2.4%. Flagstaff operates 7 divisions - Print & Mail, Recycling, Fine Foods, Catering & Cafe Visione, Commercial Laundry, Coffee and Services. Roy discussed the major issues confronting Flagstaff at present.  A great organisation doing a great job. (Posted by KRSH 20/3/2015)


Roy Rogers in full flight                                                                         Basic Flagstaff info                                                                          Fellow engineer, Jim Tolerton thanking Roy for his presentation

Inter-club visit to Minnamurra Lions for Lawn Bowls at Jamberoo - 10 March 2015

A depleted number of 7 Figtree Lions made their way to Jamberoo for our annual bowls visit to Minnamurra Lions.  This year the timing coincided with many Figtree Lions being away in Thredbo enjoying the annual social trip. It did rain again but Jamberoo has lights so after the meal and the rain stopping we were able to let a few go thanks to the lights installed at Jamberoo.  Again no scores were recorded but my impression was that our standard had improved since our practice in January!  (Posted by KRSH 20/3/2015)


The scene from the clubhouse                                                             The clubhouse behind Minnamurra's Steve Omrod

DM1152 - 3 March 2015 - Commemmorative Dinner TAFE 20/20 Restaurant

Three wives of past club members were able to join us this year - Betty Donnelly, Robyn Moll and Claudette Tanner.  Although it was the first occasion for the students in a real life restaurant setting some lovely food was served well and thoroughly enjoyed - evidence follows....



                                                                                                         Sue Pitt with Lindsay and Lynne Colquhoun                                     Ian and Judy Mackay with Robyn Moll and Geoff Venables


Rob and Ann Sassall with Barbara and Greg Dombkins                        Jim Tolerton with Betty Donnelly between John and Yvonne White        Dave and Lynda Berry with Claudette Tanner and Michael Cadorin


Ferit and Tulay Uyguc and their guests                                                 Susan and Peter Brown with Lucy and Bill Wright                             Maureen and Richie Parsons with Dave and Helen Johnson


Wayne and Evelyn James with Fritz and Gisela De Busch                    Robyn and Arty Smithers with Magda and Allan Riches                        Jill and Pat Peirce with Andy and Mary Christoforou

Greg Dombkins thanking the students for their efforts                                                                                               Posted by KRSH 20/3/2015

DM1149 - 20 January 2015 - Kathryn Hughes, Dave Stevenson MS Society


President Wayne accepting the Certificate of Appreciation                    Kathryn and Dave after John White moved vote of thanks           Posted by KRSH 22/3/2015

DM1134 - 3 June 2014

Judy Topper, Operations Manager from House With No Steps Southern NSW, joined us for dinner meeting 1134 to update us about their current activities in the Illawarra.

Greg Pitt moved the vote of thanks to Judy and presented her with the certificate of appreciation and a Lions pen. (Posted by KRSH 13/6/2014)

DM1131 - 15 April 2014

Guest speaker at DM1131 was Jeff Marks who spoke to the topic "Postal History of Papua 1885-1942"

    Lions club member giving vote of thanks to guest speaker

Jeff Marks explaining the intricacies of Papuan stamps                          Andy Blakey giving Jeff his vote of thanks

Inter-club Visit with Minnamurra Lions at Jamberoo - 8 April 2014

Ten Figtree Lions joined 14 from Minnamurra Lions to try their skill at lawn bowls at the Jamberoo Bowling Club followed by a 2 course meal - pavlova for dessert!  The teams were made up by a random selection from each club so the competitive juices flowed at the personal level.  The scores were not recorded so everyone can made up whatever story they like!  Even some experienced bowlers managed to get the bias wrong and invade the adjoining game. All was forgiven.  A 5.00pm start was necessary due to the finish of daylight saving and that meant most were home around 9.00pm - an early night! (Posted by KRSH 9/4/14).

Lions gathering before commencement of play    

Assembling for action                                                                        Let the games begin!                                                                        Next!


Lindsay with Arty and John White behind          Roger Millburn modelling jacket                         14 of the 24 Lions after feed time and ready to wander home for a well deserved rest

DM1130 - 1 April 2014

Guest speakers at DM1130 were Sue Barker and Tim Gray from Unanderra Physiotherapy and Pilates.  DM1130 also saw the induction of Ray Smith whose induction ceremony was conducted by Rob Sassall. (Posted KRSH 2/4/14)

Lions club members seated at table 

 Awaiting start of meeting 1                                                                     &2                                                                                                      Inductee Ray Smith, Tim Gray and Sue Barker with President Arthur                                                                        

Peter Brown giving vote of thanks to Tim and Sue                                      Jim Tolerton congratulating Ray on his induction                                                      Lion Ray Smith

DM1127 - 18 February 2014

Guest Speaker at DM1127 was Lion Lady Penny Failes who tackled the enormous task of discussing "A Potted History of the English Language in 20 Easy Minutes".

DM1126 - 4 February 2014

Highlight of DM1126 was the induction of Allan Riches.  Allan was sponsored by Arthur Smithers.
Life Member Rob Sassall performed the induction ceremony.


Life Member Rob Sassall, Allan Riches & sponsor Arthur Smithers                           Lion Allan Riches

DM1122 - 3 December 2013

Andy Christoforou was inducted at DM1122 on December 3 by Life Member John White.  Andy was sponsored by Arthur Smithers.

DM1116 - DG visit - Figtree RSL Bowling Club - 3 September 2013

DG Allan McDonald and his wife Ann joined us at the Figtree Bowlo. Photo shows Allan accepting a Figtree bannerette from President Arthur Smithers.

President Arthur and District Governor Allan McDonald exchanging bannerettes

DM1113 - Figtree RSL Bowling Club - 16 July 2013

Guest speaker at DM1113 was Mark Dombkins, son of Lion Greg, who shared his experiences of living in Tanzania for three years. President Arthur Smithers caught up with Chris Carey and Rob Sassall and presented them with their awards that they were unable to receive at the Changeover Dinner on 18 June.


Members gathered for DM1113                                                         Mark Dombkins with Mark Dandridge who moved the vote of thanks


President Arthur congratulating Chris Carey for his 25 years service      President Arthur congratulating Rob Sassall for his 45 years service

Recent member inductions


John Ellis was inducted by Life Member Rob Sassall at dinner meeting 1109 on May 24 and Andrew Blakey also inducted by Rob at dinner meeting 1115 on August 20.  (Posted by Keith Horrocks  8 September 2013).

DM1111 - Changeover Dinner - The Grange Golf Club Function Room - 18 June 2013


President Keith Horrocks                                                                  John White receiving his 45 year service award                                  Dave Berry receiving his 20 year service award


Dave Tanner receiving his Life Membership                                            Dave's new badge                                                                         Dave's turn to speak


Wayne James receiving his Life Membership


Our two new Life Members - Wayne James and Dave Tanner               Evelyn and Wayne James, Dave and Claudette Tanner                      Michael Cadorin receiving the 2011-12 Club Excellence Award


Peter Brown receiving his James D Richardson Honour Award                                         Peter's plaque                                                        Greg Dombkins receiving his Melvin Jones Fellowship


Kevin Hartley receiving his Melvin Jones Fellowship                            Kevin and Greg showing their MJFs                                                   Incoming President Arthur has the gavel!


2013-2014 Executive                                                                         Greg Dombkins announcing the answers to the baby photo quiz        Wayne James concluding with a poetry reading

Dinner Meeting 1104

Don Driscoll in full throttle on the subject of the Baby Boomers            Henry Karpik giving Don a vote of thanks

New Member Update

Bob Watson finally becomes a Lion at DM1065 on July 4 2011 - with Richie Parsons who conducted the Induction Ceremony and President Michael.

Greg Pitt being inducted by Richie Parsons at DM1064  on 21 June 2011with sponsor Chris Carey and President Kevin Hartley.

Dinner Meeting 1062- Geoff Failes Life Story - 35 years in the media - 17 May 2011

Geoff Failes sharing his Life Story

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

One of the Foundations supported by Figtree Lions - some articles incuded in their recent Issue 44 on Radiation Therapy and PSA testing can be found on the link below.

Issue 44

New member induction - Pat Peirce

Our newest Lion is Pat Peirce who was inducted by District Governor Warren Woods during his visit to the club on September 21. Pat's induction brings club membership to 30.

Dinner meeting 1050 - Frank Neri

Geoff Venables presents Frank with a Certificate of Appreciation and a Lions pen.

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  • 2020 District N2 Convention

    Venue: TBA Cooma NSW
    Dates: 6th February 2021.

    Hosted by the Lions Club of Cooma.

    This will be a one day event with the a local Cooma Guest to Open the Convention, the day will including our Flags and Remembrance Ceremonies . There will also be a visiting Key Note Speaker. (Details TBA) The important business session of the day will include 'Notices of Motion', as well as the election of FVDG & SVDG. and the election of the District Director for the NSW/ACT Public Health Care & Save Sight Foundation.

    The registration form will be online within the next week.

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