Wow, we can’t believe we have come to the end of another month. September flew past but not before we were involved in a lot of great events.
The month started with a very busy week with the Lions 201 C1 and C2 districts running a booth at the Royal Adelaide Show. It was fantastic to see so many lions from across the state helping out. We educated a lot of people on who lions are and what we do, and received a large number of enquiries about joining local clubs.
We started the month off supporting Dementia Australia with a Bunnings BBQ at Marion on September 1st.
The following night, we had our monthly dinner meeting at the Rydges Adelaide. We welcomed Glen Woodward, our guest speaker, who gave an interesting and informative presentation on “SA Firsts”. We also inducted 2 new members, Kevin and Kate. Welcome!
On September 8th, we had our Zone 2 Clubs’ Picnic, hosted by Prospect Blair-Athol Lions Club, in North Adelaide. What started out to be a cold, miserable and wet event, was a great one with great company of friends and fellow lions, great good, a boccie tournament, and the sun came out. Prospect Blair-Athol Lions won the tournament and took home the trophy. City of Adelaide Lions came second followed by Adelaide Hellenic Lions.
The following week, we cooked a BBQ for a kids netball clinic, fed the homeless and hungry at Fred’s Van, held a lunch meeting and joined senior officers at SAPOL to judge this year’s Lions & SAPOL Citizen of the Year Award, which will be announced and awarded next week.
We held a Hear Me Roar! Project working bee at the Comfort Inn Regal Park in North Adelaide on September 22nd. A great day full of sewing and stuffing cushions and port pillows for patients in South Australian hospitals. We had 45 volunteers across the day. Fantastic. A special thank you to our friends at Adelaide Hellenic Lions Club and Paralowie Lions Club, who came along to help. 189 cushions and port pillows were completed with another huge pile almost completed.
Vice District Governor Tony and Lion Petrea visited Angle Vale Lions Club for one of their meetings. Great to meet new lions, discuss new ideas and projects, and vote on the Peace Poster entries. Thank you for making us feel so welcome.
Lion Petrea and Nikki attended the Voice off Breakfast fundraiser at the National Wine Centre in support of Deaf CanDo. An eye opening and unique experience. Proud to support this great organisation. A few days later, we followed up with cooking a BBQ for their deaf community event held at Pinky Flat.
Vice District Governor Tony and Lions Marilyn and Petrea visited the Maitland, Minlaton and Stansbury Dalrymple clubs for a combined meeting this month at the Watsacowie Brewing Company.
And of course, our Cubs Club had another interesting and productive month at their weekly meetings.