Lions Den take a small break

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES

The Grenfell Lions Club is normally very busy at this time of year running merry go rounds and jumping castles at the Caragabal Sheep Races, Grenfell Jockey Club Races etc, but owing to so many cancellation the club members have had a small break.

Owing to Covid restrictions and their normal venue being closed, meetings/sausage sizzles have been held at lunch time at the Lions Park at the historic Grenfell Railway Station Complex.

Lions mini lotto commenced again last month and is drawn every Thursday evening.

Now that the Railway Hotel has re-opened with new owner Maurice 'Moe' Reynolds, the Friday Night Meat Raffles have commenced.

Meetings also will be at the Railway Hotel from Monday October 19.

At this stage it will be a meeting only (no meal) commencing at 6.30pm.

Lions younger members (under 70) also assist with Meals on Wheels, Community Driving, and other general volunteering in Grenfell.

Despite the interruptions caused by COVID, 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 and will be supporting all schools in the shire with donations towards awards for their presentation days at the end of the school year.

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

At the last meeting at the Station, Lions welcomed back Suzanne Connell, who has been on leave for a while.

EYEGLASSES - RECYCLING

Our club still needs your old prescription glasses and sunnies for recycling to 3rd 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 gaols in Queensland.

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

Used spectacles can be left with any Lion or phone Lion Terry Carroll on 63431574 or 0407213033 will be only too happy to pick them up.

Used glasses may also be left at the Meals on Wheels/ Community Driving Office in Short Street or at the Grenfell Pharmacy.