North Lakes Lions in full swing

Published 12:00pm 7 August 2022

North Lakes Lions in full swing
Words by Kylie Knight
By Lion Chris Doyle

As usual for this time of the year, the new board has hit the ground running and is hard at work forming committees and getting down to brass tacks on how to contribute to our local community.

After a two-year halt on some of our major fundraisers because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re now starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel.

We’re making plans to conduct another trivia night, which in past years has been a huge success for our club and several recipients who benefitted from the proceeds.

Stay tuned for details as this event is one not to miss. When the tickets go on sale they don’t last long, and we encourage table groups of 10 as well as couple purchases. We’ll have a theme, encourage fancy dress and have lots of prizes.

North Lakes Lions in full swing

Guest speakers

Last month, we invited Moreton Bay Region SES Commander Sean Harrop (pictured) back to speak to us about what his group has learned from the massive floods our area has encountered recently, and what steps are being implemented for future catastrophic events, in education and specialist equipment being purchased.

To that end Sean brought along some of the equipment they had acquired with funds our club and other groups had donated and explained how important it was to have them at their disposal.

In life and death situations - all too common for our SES personnel - the advancements in high-quality, light-weight, waterproof, battery-powered equipment is now a necessity and allows them to get to people in harm’s way quickly, without having to carry generators as a power source etc. This allows them to respond to calls for help faster and ultimately saves lives.

Our club also presented Sean a cheque for $1000 to further assist our local SES buy more specialist equipment.

Lions lending a helping hand

Several years ago, we implemented a residents’ WISH TANK project which targeted people who were plagued with a debilitating disease which has cut short their life expectancy and therefore are no longer able to realise some of their bucket list wishes. The committee has now been re-introduced and once we’re up and going again, we’ll ask for recipients.

Become a member

You can join the North Lakes Lions Club by phoning our Membership Officer Lion Greg on 0422 422 710. He’ll answer any questions and invite you to our next dinner meeting. Joining our club, you’ll instantly experience our “many hands make light work ethic”, and new residents can make friends, integrate into our community, and help others with your individual skillset.

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