Kimberley Lewis Competitive Gymnast from 1996 - 2006
Period involved with ESGC:
2000 – 2006 Chairman of ESGC
1997 – 2000 Committtee Member
Turning the fortunes of the club around from debt
and a roll of only 100 children.
Putting her hand up to be the Chairman in 2000 when the committee disintegrated and the
club was struggling to meet wages and rent commitments.
Legacy/Key Contribution to the Club:
One of the trio (alongside Susan Gordon and Peter Clark) who were primarily responsible for working with Council and key contributors (trusts/fundraising initiatives) to purchase the building at 89 Apirana Avenue…(Click on the arrow on the left to read more)
Jane Lewis was Chairman of the Eastern Suburbs Gymnastics Club from 2000-2006. Her journey with the club began in 1996 when her daughter Kimberley Lewis (then aged 5) was recognised as having gymnastics talent by the head coach, Bratislav during a local school competition at Corran School.
By 1997, Jane was invited to join the committee where she was a member for three years before taking the reins as Chairman in 2000. At that stage the club’s outlook was bleak, the club was struggling to meet wages and rent commitments, but Jane put her hand up for the job anyway albeit this was contrary to her husband’s wishes. By the time Jane left in 2006 the fortunes of the club had significantly reversed. By then, ESGC had its own premises in Apirana Ave; this had been secured with the help of the Council and key contributors (incl. ASB Trust) as well as the help of many colleagues, in particular, Susie Gordon and Peter Clarke.
We thank Jane for her significant contribution to our wonderful gymnastics club. Her commitment and belief in the club lie in the legacy she has left for us all to enjoy.