Tire­less work for Lions club is re­warded

Hauraki Herald - - OUT & ABOUT - TERESA RAM­SEY

John Tre­bil­cock has been pre­sented with a Lloyd Morgan Life Mem­ber­ship award for the hard work and time he has given to the Thames Lions club.

This is the high­est hon­our, avail­able to all Lions, Li­on­ess, Leos, mem­bers of their fam­i­lies, and oth­ers whose con­tri­bu­tions to Lions de­serves spe­cial recog­ni­tion.

Sec­re­tary Christine Kemp said Tre­bil­cock had sin­gle hand­edly sold the Pig in a Barrow raf­fle, a fundraiser for Thames Lions each De­cem­ber for a num­ber of years.

He has also cut onions for bar­be­cues, helped with other raf­fles and at­tended most projects and meet­ings, she said.

‘‘He has been a solid picker, buncher and dis­trib­u­tor of daf­fodils, which Thames Lions does ev­ery year,’’ she said.

Tre­bil­cock had been a Lions mem­ber since 2001 and con­sis­tently helped with fundrais­ing, she said.

‘‘If a job needs do­ing like put­ting fly­ers in the shops, call John,’’ she said.

Mean­while, Thames Lions is hold­ing its sec­ond an­nual Health Expo at the Thames War Memo­rial Civic Cen­tre, from 12:30pm to 4:30pm, on Septem­ber 16.

The pur­pose of the expo to was bring in­for­ma­tion to the com­mu­nity about what health ser­vices were avail­able in Thames.

Kemp said en­try was free, with one free raf­fle ticket handed to ev­ery­one at the door, plus sev­eral small raf­fles avail­able to help cover costs.

‘‘We have an in­ter­est­ing se­lec­tion of stall hold­ers in­clud­ing Epilepsy, Brain in­jury, and OPSM who have an out­let in Pollen St. Also, Con­tact Care, Caps Hau­raki and the Thames walk­ing group.

‘‘Waikato Can­cer, who with the Thames Can­cer sup­port group will re­ceive the money raised by Lions pick­ing, bunch­ing, and sell­ing through won­der­ful out­lets the daf­fodils which are grown on farms and av­enues by peo­ple who sup­port and help us.

‘‘This is our sec­ond Expo and the feed­back from the first led us to be­lieve that we should carry on run­ning th­ese each year.’’ To book a stall, Ph 07 826 7892. In Oc­to­ber, Thames Lions will be run­ning a spon­sored 5km or 10km walk to raise funds for CMF, the Lions child mo­bil­ity fund which helps to fund Hart walk­ers and body suits for se­verely dis­ad­van­taged kids.

On Oc­to­ber 28, the Lions will be show­cas­ing some of the new yel­low Her­itage signs that they have been in­stalling as an on go­ing project. There will be a bar­be­cue at KMG, Pollen St, and then walk or drive to about 50 signs around the town.

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