Roar: North Lakes Lions Club steps up

Roar: North Lakes Lions Club steps up

Column written by Lion Chris Doyle

Well. hello there! Welcome to yet another innovation from our club. The revolutionary online ROAR column. This regular article will keep you up informed as to what’s happening with us at the North Lakes Lions Club, and how our volunteer work affects the community.

Lions care:

As everyone is aware, there has been quite a lot of flood damage to homes in our area recently, which has resulted in lives being turned upside down, ruin, despair, numbness and of course, depression.

Locally in Burpengary, there was a street which felt the full brunt of the floods, so over a couple of days, several of our Lions members as well as Cr Mark Booth, Cr Jodie Shipway and Laurence Christie from the Mango Hill Progress Association, walked that street, knocking on doors and letting residents know that someone cared. The Mango Hill Marketplace provided $50 gift cards, and they were distributed.

Some of our lady Lions got to work in their kitchens and presented plates of lovely baked goodies, which were very gratefully and emotionally received.

One resident had lost his mower to the flood, so our team got to it, and sorted that out immediately.

We also managed to provide 19, $50 Westfield Vouchers and a $50 Bunning’s gift voucher, placed in cards that one of our crafty Lions had made.

Guest Speakers:

Last month, Moreton Daily Senior Editor Kylie Knight was our guest speaker. Kylie delivered a very informative talk to our members on her evolution as a journalist, as well as an informative talk on what makes a great story.

Also, on the night, we heard from SES Local Controller Sean Harrop, who enlightened us on the fine work his teams in the area had done during the floods, which was amazing and appreciated. Our club presented a cheque to Sean, for $500 going directly to the SES locally, to help our residents. Accompanying Sean was Deputy SES Petrie Group Leader Mitchell Child, who’s presence was also much appreciated.

Next month, Kylie will join us again to cover our club’s 15th Anniversary Dinner. We will have several original Lions present, who will speak briefly on their personal journey with the club.

Lions lending a helping hand:

The lawn maintenance team being run by Lion Greg has been a wonderful success and much appreciated by several locals who’ve been struggling with their lawns. So, if you know anyone in the North Lakes/Mango Hill area who’s struggling with lawn maintenance and you can’t help them yourself, phone Lion Greg on 0422 422 710 to register and he’ll contact them directly.

Become a member:

You can join the North Lakes Lions Club by phoning our membership officer Lion Sylvia on 0412 068 650. She’ll answer any questions and invite you to our next dinner meeting.

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