Your District Governor Bill Shepherd
Bill and his wife Maureen are baby boomers with their origins in New South Wales.
Bill went from school into the Army. During his 44 years in the Army he completed his Leaving Certificate, and completed Diplomas in Occupational Health and Safety and Training Development. Bill retired from the Army in October 2010 with the rank of Major.
Whilst serving at Ingleburn NSW in 1969 Bill met Maureen and they were married on 23 May 1970. Maureen followed Bill on 19 domestic and international moves across Australia and PNG. During this time they had two children, a son Adam and a daughter Catherine.
Bill's main interests over the years have been his family and his children. He became qualified as a coach and referee in numerous sports including Soccer, AFL, Rugby, touch football, basketball and Ten Pin Bowling. He and Maureen managed numerous other teams and were involved in many P & C Organisations.
Maureen joined Lions in Seymour in 1999. Bill joined Lions through the Canberra-Belconnen Lions Club in Nov 2000. As part of their military postings Bill and Maureen transferred to the Enoggera Lions Club, were charter members of the Coogee Lions Club and when in PNG Maureen and Catherine were members of the Lae Lioness Club. On return to Australia they transferred into the Macksville Lions Club and then onto their current Club at Valla.
Bill has served as the MD201 Youth Exchange Chairperson and as the President of the Nambucca Heads RSL Sub Branch. He is a Legatee with Mid North Coast Legacy and both he and Maureen are actively involved with the ex-service community within Nambucca.
During their spare time Bill enjoys gardening and watching sport and Maureen is addicted to Mah Jong and enjoys Bingo.