District Governor Ron Sargent, District C2 2014-15
Ron was born in Yankalilla, on the Southern Fleurieu Coast in South Australia, and Kath started her life in Dulwich.
Ron’s parents, up until he was 9 years old, were dairy farmers in Myponga, about 70 Kms from Adelaide. They then shifted to Woodville for a period of 4 years before moving to Rose Park. Kath lived all her single life in Dulwich. These are neighbouring suburbs. Ron attended Adelaide Boys High School, and Kath Adelaide Girls High School.
They met and became friends at their local church, and later were married at this same Church in 1965.
They have four sons. Andrew and Merridy have one child, Samuel, who was born in 2007. They also love being grandparents to Merridy’s other three children, Rowan, Lachlan and Ellen. Mark and Sally have four children, Tom, Vanessa, Robert and Jeremy. Philip’s daughter Sophie, lives with her mother in Queensland. Ben is still single. As parents, and grandparents, they are very devoted to their family and love sharing time and experiences with them.
Much of their young married life was spent living at Aldgate in the Adelaide hills. Ron joined the Stirling club in 1981, and transferred to Goolwa in 2000. It was in this year, Kath and Ron shifted to Goolwa.
Ron has held the position of President twice, Treasurer once, and Zone Chairman twice. He was the Chairman of the 2010 201C2 Convention. Kath was inducted into Lions in March this year and on her very first night, took on the role of Secretary. In her first few months in Lions, she has also joined the South Australian 50/50 Pathways team, and completed a Lion’s Institute Leadership course. Over their married life, even though her main interest has been in Scouting, Kath has been an enormous support to Ron. Ron Received the James Richardson Award in 1994, and Kath is a Life Member of Scouting. They have both attended several Multiple District Conventions, and many District Conventions.
Ron and Kath spent their working years as property developers. He now spends some of his time working for no pay for his sons, some time fishing, and most of his time with Lions. He has also fulfilled his dream and has now completed and published his second book on his family’s history. Kath spends her time with family, quilting, and also now with Lions. They both are passionate about Lions, and spend many hours working towards this passion.