Kiama service club news

KIAMA LIONS CLUB

A couple of major Lions Projects are in the news this week. Firstly, the Lions Need for Feed Project. On August 31, 100 trucks and 50 smaller vehicles assembled at Narrandera. They proceeded to Dubbo where they split into smaller teams to distribute hay and other goodies to 400 families in the New England region. Our club contributed to this worthy project.

Secondly, a major medical partnership between Lions and the Garvan Medical Institute worth $4 million is under way, which will provide Genome sequencing, analysis of tumours and normal tissue for over 400 children with high risk cancer throughout Australia.

Our club's next dinner meeting will be at the Leagues Club on September 13, where the speaker will be Chris Johnson, talking about his time as a helicopter pilot of a TV News crew and his time in the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm. An update on the Carers Cottage will be posted on Facebook later this week but there has been a lot of progress to report. See you at Bunnings tomorrow (Thursday) where we are doing a BBQ for drought families.

KIAMA ROTARY CLUB

The Rotary Club of Kiama will hold its annual Festival of Choirs at the Kiama Pavilion on Sunday, October 7. Entertainment commences at 1pm. Doors open at 12.45pm.  Choirs from all over the Illawarra and the Shoalhaven visit Kiama to perform as part of a spring music festival. Choirs performing are the Illawarra Youth Vocal Ensemble, Southern Lights Vocal Academy, Kiama Probus Mens Choir, Shoalhaven Lydian Singers, Sing Gong Go, Wollongong Harmony Choir and Sing Australia Kiama.

Please join us and bring your friends and family for an outstanding afternoon of musical entertainment. Tickets are available at the door and light refreshments will be served at interval. This is an ideal event to organise a group outing for a relaxing and uplifting experience. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 concessions, $10 for 5-17 years and $50 for a family of four and proceeds go towards Rotary Club of Kiama’s community service. For additional information contact Geoff Cole on 0409 771 959, check out our website at rotarykiama.org.au or follow us on facebook.

KIAMA CWA DAY BRANCH

The next monthly meeting for Kiama CWA Day Branch is our 80th birthday meeting on Tuesday, 18th September at the CWA hall, 70 Shoalhaven St., Kiama. Kiama Branch is celebrating 80 years of constant presence in Kiama since it was established in September 1938 including maintaining its own hall in Shoalhaven St since the 1950s. Our new CWA year starts on the 1st of October but new members can join now without paying dues until October. So come and join us on the 18th.

Our CWA hall is available for hire. Please email on kiamacwa.daybranch@gmail.com or phone Cheryl on 4232 4680 for more information.

Visitors and new members are most welcome to all our meetings.