District 201N2, New South Wales, Australia

Ulladulla Milton Lions Youth Programs

Wednesday 17 September 2014 saw the Club finals of the Lions Club Youth of the Year (YOTY) Competition, now in its 50th Year. Finalists were Jacob Williams (Ulladulla High School), David Robertson (Ulladulla High School), Anna-Lee Hodalj (Shoalhaven Anglican School), Danielle Woszatka (Shoalhaven Anglican School) and Charlie Guerit (Shoalhaven Anglican School). Thanks to the judges, Karen Bashford, Simon Law and Sylvia Frankland.

The Youth of the Year Quest aims to select an outstanding young individual to be an ambassador for his/her country and to travel overseas under the auspices of Lions International. This is a prestigious event for young people, which boasts many high profile Australians amongst the ranks of former entrants. These include: Kevin Rudd; Peter Beattie, past premier of Queensland; the ABC’s Sabra Lane and Senator Simon Birmingham.

The presentations given by these students were outstanding, and judging proved to be difficult, with the results being very close. After hearing answers from the contestants to two impromptu questions, as well as a prepared speech the judges came to their decisions.

Congratulations to David Robertson (Ulladulla High School) who was awarded the YOTY Public Speaking Award, as well as Club YOTY Award. He will now go on to represent the region at the district level.

To find out more about Lions Youth of the Year follow the link https://lionsclubs.org.au/activities/youth/yoty/about-yoty/

To join, or find out more about Ulladulla Milton Lions call 0457 180 399 or email umlions@gmail.com