Tireless work for Lions club is rewarded
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.