Youth of the Year 2009/10 Zone 8b Final

The event was held on 1st march 2010 at Dural Country Club.

The Contestants were Bennis McCarthy - Normanhurst Boys High School, Klara Schroder - Pacific Hills Christian School, Kishandth Sivapalasundaram - Normanhiurst Boys High School, Henry Jones - Oakhill College, Lachlan Armsrong-Sue - Castle Hill High School & Jessica Waterson - Cherrybrook Technology High School. The Overall Winner & Public Speaking Winner was Dennis McCarthy who will move on to the Regional Final.

Youth of the Year Quest 2009/10.

The Club held its final for this years Youth of the Year Quest at Dural Country Club on Friday 13th November. This evening was at least lucky for one competitior! Three local schools, Cherrybrook Technology High School, Tangara School for Girls & Pacific Hills Christian School participated in this project. The Public Speaking contest was contested by by Elizabeth McAuley - TSG, Klara Schroder - PHCS, Joshua Henry & Jessica Waterson both from CTHS. The event was attended by School representatives and participants families and the Judges for the evening were Councilor Robyn Preston _ Hills Shire Concil North Ward, Elizabeth Pellingkhof - Secretary Dural & Round Corner Business Chamber and Mathew McGreal - Manager Round Corner National Bank who are the National Lions Clubs Sponsor for the event. The Contestants had attended interviews with the Judges and on the evening were required to answer two Impromptu questions of two minutes each and present a prepared speech of five minutes. These resulted in some very interesting subjects, which entertained the audience greatly. The MC for the evening was Lion John Jeaitani the Club's Treasurer. The Overall Winner and best Public Speaker was declared by the Judges marks to be Jessica Waterson from Cherrybrook Technology High School. Jessica will now be competing in the next round of the competition which will be the Zone Final to be held in early March 2010. The Hills Rural Lions Club members wish Jessica all the best in her future competition.

Earlier in the year the Club joined the "Friends of Warrah", which is a consortium of Community Service Organisations which have banded together to assist one of our local facilities for the mentally & physically disabled. Warrah is situated on Harris Rd. at Dural and has been suffering financial stress due to trust funds expiring and no increases in government funding. Our Club has just committed to another project there which consisted of  sponsoring a sausage sizzle on 31st October at Bunnings hardware Store in Dural. This Sausage Sizzle resulted in a profit of $1067.00 and the Club has added some extra dollars to this to provide a two seater settee and two chairs along with an entertainment centre and a coffe table at a total cost of $1350. These will be delivered shortly to the warrah Facility for the disabled.

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