Coast vis­i­tors at Lions zone meet

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AT THE re­cent Lions zone din­ner at Mun­dub­bera, guest speak­ers from the Sun­shine Coast chal­lenged, in­spired and as­sisted lo­cal mem­bers from Biggen­den, Eidsvold, Gayn­dah and Mun­dub­bera.

Rod Somerville spoke about lead­er­ship while David Watts ad­dressed mem­ber­ship.

Both men said they were proud of Lions’ achieve­ments, par­tic­u­larly its work to erad­i­cate measles.

“Melinda Gates Foun­da­tion chal­lenged Lions to raise $10 mil­lion to­wards this goal,” Mr Watts said.

“The deal was that if Lions raised that amount, they would con­trib­ute $5 mil­lion.

“The cost to vac­ci­nate one per­son is $1 and Lions met the One Shot, One Cure, chal­lenge and now 15,000,000 peo­ple will be vac­ci­nated, rid­ding the world of measles.”

Lions mem­bers be­lieve in putting fam­ily first, busi­ness sec­ond and de­vot­ing the re- main­ing time to community ser­vice.

“As with any­thing else in life, you get out of it what you put into it,” Mr Somerville said.

Lions clubs in the Cen­tral and North Bur­nett wel­come new mem­bers.

Lions clubs started in Aus­tralia in 1947 and to­day mem­bers are tak­ing ac­tion to en­sure their valu­able con­tri­bu­tion to com­mu­ni­ties con­tin­ues strongly into the fu­ture.

To find out more about Lions speak to a mem­ber or visit lions ■ What does your lo­cal Lions club do? Let us know at ed­i­to­rial@south­bur­nett­ .au.

Photo: Sue Har­ris

LIONS NEEDED: Lions Distric­tQ4rep­re­sen­ta­tives Rod Somerville and DavidWatts at­tended a din­ner at Mun­dub­bera where their pre­sen­ta­tion aimed to chal­lenge, in­spire and as­sist Lions clubs in the Cen­tral Bur­nett. Mun­dub­bera Lion Bruce Serisier (right) or­gan­ised the event.

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