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Nuriootpa Big 4 Barossa Caravan Park

15/16/17 MARCH 2024

Friday Dinner: Two BBQs (WMS & Shed Happens) started sizzling away at 4.00pm, in the Scout Hall, to feed 187 hungry members of the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club at 7.00pm in the hub of the Nuriootpa Big 4 Barossa Tourist Park. Five (5) meats served with five (5) salads and bread rolls.

Saturday Breakfast: BBQs up and running by 5.30am to provide bacon, eggs, sausages, hashbrowns and tomatoes to 115 bikers together with toast and orange juice at 7.30am before the first of their two rides through the Barosssa Valley.

Saturday Lunch: Roast chicken, salads and bread rolls were served to 167 bikies at 12.30pm.

Sunday Breakfast: BBQs up and running by 5.30am to provide bacon, eggs, sausages, hashbrowns and tomatoes to 102 bikers together with toast and orange juice at 7.30am.

All meals were prepared and served with care. Much laughter was had when interacting with the wonderful VJMC members – a great group of very appreciative people.

Much coffee and tea was consumed over the weekend.

Approximately 140 bikes took off for their first ride, on Saturday, which was a sight to behold … quite exciting.

Scout Hall Crew: Ray Brussow, John Reed, Trevor Irrgang, Joan Reed, Guy Martin, Tom Wauer with Wayne Fleming shuttling food and drinks to the hub.

Hub Crew: Joe Vikor, Marlene Rose, Maureen Altus, Edith Dawson, Lyn Brew, Gail Fleming, Trevor Schmidt.

Cold room was hired from Rotary and delivered to the Scout Hall. The hot box was collected from Barossa Hire and installed on the back of the ute for the shuttling of hot food, drinks and whatever was required from one location to the other.

All in all, a very successful event which was enjoyed by all.

Report and Photo's

Gail Fleming

            Lions Chefs:  Lions John Reed, Trevor Irrgang and Ray Brussow (President)

                               Club President Ray Brussow issuing instructions

                                     Quality sizzling steaks on the BBQ 

                                             Meal ready to be served

      F/left: Lions Edith Dawson, Maureen Altus, Marlene Rose (Lions Lady) and Sue Roesler

                                   Serving breakfast - St Patrick's Day

     Some of the team F/Left:  Lions Lady Marlene Rose, Lions Gail Fleming, Edith Dawson,                                                  Sue Roesler, Maureen Altus and Lynette Brew

          " St Patrick's Day"  Team members from left:  Lions Sue Roesler,Edith Dawson,                                                      Joe Viker Team Leader, Marlene Rose and Maureen Altus

                           Team members enjoying their breakfast




At the Dinner Meeting of the Lions Club of Barossa Valley held at the Vine Inn Hotel/Motel Nuriootpa SA on Thursday the 15th February 2024. President Ray Brussow presented Lions International Life Membership to Lion David Marshall for achieving 50 years of outstanding, generous and dedicated service.
David joined the Lions Club of Ouyen Vic. on the 1st of November 1973 and transferred to the Lion Club of Barossa Valley on the 1st of October 2016. David remains an Associate Member of the Ouyen Club where he was very active holding many positions including President and Membership Chairperson. He has been a very active member of our club and is currently in his 4th year of Membership Chairperson.
President Ray Brussow presents Lions International Life Membership to Lion David Marshall





Kindness - Matters


Hope everyone has managed to stay cool over this last hot spell with little to no rain we have endured with most gardens looking a bit worse for wear. Alt-hough the weather has managed to cool down a bit, it is still struggling to rain.
I was not sure what 2024 was going to bring to the Lions Club of Barossa Valley but so far it has been a mixture of challenging and opportunities. Hopefully it will be successful Lions year with us being a valued Service Club in our commu-nity.
I was sad to hear that the Rotary Club of Barossa Districts is closing due to not being able to fill important positions and falling membership. The good news is that I understand the current members will transfer to the Rotary Club of Barossa Valley.
Our friends from Kiwanis Barossa Valley Club have advised us that they enjoyed the dinner meeting that we had in February.
We have had a busy month in March with a Mitre 10 BBQ and the Vintage Japa-nese Motor Bike event on the same weekend.
The Mitre 10 BBQ on March 16th was again this year dedicated to the 2024 Lions Biggest BBQ –Childhood Cancer Research Foundation. A big thank you to everyone who worked at this event and made it a success. With a top up from Lions Club of Barossa Valley the sum that we will donate is $1000.
The Vintage Japanese Motor Bike event has also come and gone. After a pro-longed period of planning, with a fair bit of angst and discussion it came together in the end. A big thank you to everyone who helped in the planning and execution stages of this event. We also thank the RSL for their generous loan of equipment to service this event, the Barossa Scouts for the free use of their Hall over the 4 day event period, all the Lions members who loaned various pieces of equipment, Wayne Fleming for the use of his Utility and driv-ing the shuttle route over the 3 days of the event and of course the many Lions, Partners and Friends who so generously donated their time. We will be having a BBQ for the Scouts on a Tuesday evening to be nominated by them as a thank you for the use of their Scout Hall.
We are hosting the Lions Australia Youth of the Year Project for 2024, State Final, at the Vine Inn, Nuriootpa on the 13th of April 2024. This event is run by Ken Bradford who is the C1 District Coordinator with help from our own Lion John Reed. The National Final will be held at the Lions National Convention in Darwin on 27th May 2024. Good luck to all participants. One of the past young folk who won YOTY in the past, went on to become a SA Senator in Canberra, that young person was Simon Birmingham.
Please remember we are looking for volunteers to cook the breakfast at the Nuriootpa RSL on ANZAC day, so please support this important day by coming along and helping.
I wish all a very Happy and Safe Easter
Cheers Ray

Ray Brussow



The Lions Club of Barossa Valley held their November Dinner Meeting at St Johns Lutheran Church Hall at Kapunda on the 16th of November 2023.  An excellent meal was prepared and served by the St Johns ladies which included a self serve dessert table of many sumptuous desserts to choose from.

Stephen van der Wijngaart, husband of Lion Kat van der Wijngaart was inducted into membership of our club by Lion John Reed and his wife Kat his sponsor.  Welcome to the club Steve.

The two CAROLS:  Carol de Vries Van Leeuwen and Carol Urkko from Open Door Uniting Care Kapunda were the guest speakers who addressed the meeting about the activities of Open Door Uniting Care and their service to those in need in their district.

Lions Maureen Altus and Edith Dawson organised the venue and guest speakers for the meeting.  Many thanks to them for a most enjoyable occasion.



               Lion John Reed inducting Stephen van de Wijngaart with his wife sponsor Lion Kat

     Lion Scotty Milne thanking the guest speakers Carol de Vries Van Leeuwen and Carol Urkko

Tinkers Shed Report

Another Day lost to hot weather however attendance is good except for a Covid Case.
We commissioned our new Router Table, which was built inhouse using a Ryobi Router do-nated by Peter Cooper. We have put the smaller Triton unit (on loan from Moss Munchen-berg) into storage.


Guy Martin                                                                                          

Tinkers Shed Chairman  








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