Lion John Mathesons Project
Australian Lionsonoz in Action
Australian Lionsonoz Club member, Lion John Matheson lives in an over 50’s Lifestyle Resort in the suburb of Eagleby, Brisbane, which has about 660 residents. This year he has sold 40 x 1.5kg cakes and 15 x 900gm puddings, which he delivered to the residents. He had put an order sheet up in both club houses for the cakes and puddings for about six weeks prior to delivery, letting the residents know when he would be delivering them.
As the Australian Lionsonoz Club does not have any fundraising facilities, Lion John sells the Lions Christmas Cakes and Puddings on behalf of the Lions Club of Ormeau Inc., which is close to where he lives.
Lion John’s “profit” is the hours he can claim, assisting a main stream Lions Club. Next year he is going to try something different if the Craft Ladies will let him.
Around the end of November each year the village Ladies Craft Group have an annual market day where all groups within the village can sell anything that they make, nothing can be brought in that is not made in the village and there are some very talented people living in there, from woodwork, painting, sewing, quilting, card making, jewellery etc. He is going to ask them if they can forego the cost of having a stall, and bringing goods in that are not made here, so that he can sell the cakes and puddings, it is assumed he could increase his sales by a fair amount by doing this.
Lion John is pictured here delivering Lions cakes and puddings to the residents using his golf buggy as a “Christmas sleigh”.
Lionsonoz Volunteers at work
Lionsonoz members Philip and Sandra Philippzig volunteered to assist the clean-up following the disastrous floods at Dungog NSW.
The flood hit Dungog on 21st April and the Blazeaid camp was set up at Dungog Showgrounds on 12th May. The Dungog Chronicle newspaper is a website to check further information.
The Blazeaid volunteers went to different farms in the area that registered with the Co-ordinator. Jobs involved clearing debris from fences, replacing fences which in some cases meant locating the fence! The owner or Manager was required to be onsite and in most cases to assist.
Rremains of a home