2 July, 2022
Bungle’d Awards 2022
In the name of jest and satire, the 2022 Bungle’d Awards gala night was held over the weekend, with many familiar faces walking away with prizes and newfound titles.
IThe official changeover proceedings of the Tooraweenah
Lions Club committee happened earlier in the
day on Friday, with the awards night as a celebration of
the year that was.
The first award of the evening was the ‘Peacock
Award’, presented by Narelle Rodway. This award was
for the people who like to look good, show off, take lots
of selfies, and generally strut their stuff. Brian and Sue
Armstrong walked away with this award, after featuring
in the Sydney Film Festival last week.
Next was the ‘Pigs Might Fly’ award presented by
Brian Armstrong, for those who follow the flights of the
flying pigs, and for those that launch them. This title
was awarded to Kristy Coiser and Gill Foran, after they
were instrumental in bringing the flying pigs to the
alleyways of Gilgandra.
The ‘Elephant Never Forgets Award’, presented by
Kathryn Larkin, was for all those people who can’t
remember where they left their car keys, where they
parted the car, or forgot their glasses at home. All Lions
Club members over the age of 60 were nominated for
this award, however for simplicity’s sake, Julie Prout
accepted the award on behalf of everyone, because Mrs
Prout never forgets anything.
The ‘Doghouse Award’,
presented by Brian Mockler, is for those who have fallen
afoul of their mate for one reason or another. No reasons
were disclosed, and Ian Hutchison walked away
with this award.
The ‘Screw-up Award’, presented by Narelle
Rodway, was for someone who has, as the title states,
screwed-up. Prakash Aryal was awarded this title, after
he moved to Australia from Kathmandu to present at the
National Rotary Conference of 2020. Two years later he
is still here, in Tooraweenah, with the Lions Club.
The ‘Foot-In-Mouth Award’, presented by Lester
Thurston, only had one nominee. Brian Mocker, otherwise
known as ‘the mongrel’, delights in the quick quip
or pointed remark, and walked away with this award.
The ‘Lost Traveler Award’, presented by Brendan
Butler, is for someone who enjoys the journey, not just
the destination. Awarded to Tony van Lubeck, as his
navigational skills are legendary, once taking the
longest known path between Warren and Tooraweenah,
in record time.
And finally, the ‘Woodchop Award’, presented by
Kathryn Larkin, was awarded to none other than Geoff
Overall, the evening was a huge success, hosted by the Tooraweenah Lions Club, in conjunction with various local businesses who supported with catering, setup, and venue.