Lions Clubs are part of community life, in the cities and in the country. Clubs are easily identified by their distinctive Logo, the trademark of our International Association, and the ‘We Serve’ motto.
13-year-old Joshua Wood from Brisbane has an idea of what peace should mean to the world. Joshua has brought that idea to life through a powerful essay which has been awarded the grand prize in the prestigious Lions Clubs International Peace Essay Contest.
The Lions International Peace Essay Contest gives young people with visual impairments an opportunity to express their feelings of peace. Lions clubs across the globe work with schools and local families to identify young people who are interested in participating and who could benefit from this program.
Many Lions Clubs meet twice per month with one meeting devoted to a Board or business meeting to develop, clarify and enact the strategies of the Club, whilst the second meeting is a dinner meeting with the focus on fellowship and a quality guest speaker.
The Lions Club of Camp Hill Carindale was fortunate to recently have a very informative presentation from Dr Lavinia Codd of the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), a University of Queensland research institute with 450 research staff.
Lavinia is a truly inspirational woman who after a very successful career as an accountant with firms in Australia and London, took time out to raise her family and explore a career change by studying science. Mid-way through her science studies, aged 31, Lavinia suffered a stroke.
She highlighted to our Lions members and guests the FAST acronym which is used to rapidly check for common signs of stroke:
On Spinocerebellar Ataxia Awareness day Saturday 7 October, the Lions club of Brisbane Camp Hill Carindale ran the BBQ for the Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA) Qld group at Carindale. The weather was fantastic and it was a fun day for all involved. Food wise the highlight was the Italian sausages, home made by a SCA member, in the end they were so popular we sold out.
It was a great day and we were happy to be assist with SCA Qld.