Kerry Kievit, is a hard-working community volunteer and excellent cook.
Kerry was born in Hobart during the 1960’s and in her early childhood travelled with her nomadic parents. The family settled in Hobart in the 1970s where Kerry completed her schooling.
Kerry has been married to Michael for 35 years. They spent much of their married life living on the North West coast of Tassie where Kerry worked as a manager in Tourism and Hospitality.
In 2016 Kerry retired due to MS. With more time for family visits with their son and his family in New Norfolk, Kerry and Michael quickly fell in love with our town. It was an easy decision to move here.
Kerry began her significant local volunteer work soon after she arrived, “After settling in, we decided to get involved with Lions as a way to connect with the community. We also felt that, even though we are retired, we still had a lot we could contribute.”
Today Kerry carries out the duties of Secretary and will be President for from July 1, 2020, to June 31, 2021. She volunteers for most Lions events including BBQs, operating the entry gates at Baskerville, selling raffle tickets and is famed for her delicious two-course home-cooked meals at every Lions meeting.
MS Limited also benefits from Kerry’s volunteering when she hosts regular face to face and telephone support groups and one on one support calls.
Kerry has been a member of the New Norfolk Lions Club for nearly 3 years, “and from my very first meeting, I have been made to feel valued. I have met fantastic people and have made great friends while contributing to the community-locally, nationally and globally. Of all the things we do and support, as a member of Lions, I get the greatest satisfaction when we (as Lions), are able to supply the community with items they need, such as a blanket warmer for the district hospital.”