All the latest news from the Grenfell Lions Club

Community: The Club has a very busy September with cooking a sausage sizzle for the RUOK day, catering for over 75 members of the Old Jaguar Club, running their jumping castle at the Caragabal Sheep races, cooking a barbecue at the station when the A Model Ford Club visited Grenfell, running the jumping castle the Jockey Club Henry Lawson Loaded Dog and Grenfell Cup Day, cooking a sausage sizzle and operating the jumping castle at the CINC family fun day at Vaughn Park on October 1.

These events are on top of the Mini Lotto drawn every Thursday and the Friday Night Meat Raffles at the Railway Hotel.

Lions members also assist with Meals on Wheels, Community Driving, Christian Bookshop and other general volunteering in Grenfell.

As a result of these activities and fundraising, the Grenfell Lions Club has been able to present donations to various organisations in the shire.

At a recent meeting members moved a donation to Operation Christmas Child for $500.

Special thanks to the general public who support Lions activities; without your generous support, these donations would not be possible.

Biggest Barbecue: The Grenfell Lions Club will be hosting a Biggest Barbecue in conjunction with their Market Day/Car Boot Sale on Sunday morning October 27.

This Barbecue is to encourage Australian communities to support the efforts of the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation (ALCCRF) achieve its vision of 100 percent survival for all kids with cancer.

Lions Australia has been supporting childhood cancer research at least as far back as 1976.

Since that time childhood cancer survival rates have improved to about 75 percent but unfortunately every year in Australia more than 600 children are still diagnosed with cancer and three Australia children die from cancer every week.

Among childhood illnesses, cancer remains the most common cause of death in Australia.

Many of the 1,400 Lions Australia clubs have already held barbecues raise funds for medical research into the causes and prevention of, and to find a cure for, childhood cancer.

Why Lions have been passionately supporting childhood cancer research since 1996 is very simple.

"Every child deserves the chance at a healthy life."

Lions Club Biggest Barbecue will be held in conjunction with their Market Day on Sunday October 27 from 10am -1pm at the Lions Park at the Grenfell Railway Station.

To make donations to contribute to childhood cancer so that one day we will achieve 100 percent survival for kids with cancer please come along to the Lions Aussie Barbecue on Market Day on Sunday October 27 or contact the Grenfell Lions Club, PO Box 24 Grenfell NSW 2810.

If you wish to book a stall at the "Aussie Barbie" to support the Children's Cancer Research Foundation call Lion Franklin on 6343 1130 or President Terry Carroll on 6343 1574 or 0407213033.

Our club still needs your old prescription glasses and sunnies for recycling to third world countries.

The target is 500,000 pairs per annum and this is currently being attained with excellent input from our 19 Lions Districts in Australia and also from Lions Clubs in Japan.

The glasses are cleaned, graded and packed by prisoners in four jails in Queensland.

This is a Humanitarian Package of over $500 million dollars by the Lions of Australia and Japan for the people of the third world; simply WE SERVE.

Deidre Carroll

COOKING UP A (DUST) STORM: Grenfell Lions Club cooked a barbecue for the A Model Ford Club of NSW visitors. Photo: K Warburton.

COOKING UP A (DUST) STORM: Grenfell Lions Club cooked a barbecue for the A Model Ford Club of NSW visitors. Photo: K Warburton.

A GROWLING GOOD TIME: Grenfell Lions Club members with the Jaguar Car Club visitors lunch at the Lions Park.

A GROWLING GOOD TIME: Grenfell Lions Club members with the Jaguar Car Club visitors lunch at the Lions Park.

Governor-General announced as patron of Lions Australia

NEW PATRONS: His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley.

NEW PATRONS: His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley.

Australia's largest service organisation Lions Australia is very pleased to welcome His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley as its new patrons.

"I am delighted to be a patron of Lions," Governor-General of Australia David Hurley said.

"Every day, Lions across Australia go above and beyond to help people in need and make our community a better place to live.

"From medical research, environmental work, emergency and disaster relief, helping the deaf and blind and supporting our youth, the work of Lions makes such a difference."

"Linda and I look forward to working with this wonderful organisation and its many volunteers across Australia."

Since the first club was formed in Australia Lions has grown dramatically in size and impact with over 1200 Lions Clubs now in Australia including Leo Clubs for young Australians, Lioness Clubs for Women and a range of specialty clubs tailored for specific needs, ethnicities and interests.

"It's an absolute pleasure to welcome the Governor-General and his wife Mrs Linda Hurley as patrons of Lions Australia," Lions Australia Chairperson Kim Forrest said.

"It's an exciting time for our organisation. We have some incredible projects happening right across the country lead by thousands of passionate volunteers.

"The Governor-General and Mrs Hurley are wonderful leaders in the community and we are very grateful for their support."

Lions across Australia are men, women and young people on a mission to help others and give back to the community.

From environmental work and helping communities get back on their feet after a natural disaster to assisting the deaf and blind, supporting our youth and a range of ground-breaking medical research projects Lions Australia is an organisation making a big impact.

Lions foundations include the Australian Lions Foundation, Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation, Australian Lions Children's Mobility Foundation, Lions Eye Health Program, Australian Lions Hearing Dogs, Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation.

Lions also conduct public awareness work on critical health issues such as blindness prevention, skin cancer and diabetes.

100 percent of funds donated to Lions go towards funding Lions projects.

For more information and to find out how to get involved with the Grenfell Lions Club please visit http://lionsclubs.org.au/about/.