Welcome To The First Edition For 2022 …
Hello readers of the Logan Village/Yarrabilba Bulletin and welcome to the first edition for 2022, we hope you had a lovely Christmas, a good break, feeling refreshed, recharged and ready to face the coming year, regardless of whatever it throws at us.
Lions have had a good break our last event being our Christmas wrapping at Market Place Beenleigh which finished on Christmas Eve, so we are all rested and rearing to get started on fundraisers for 2022.
In this issue we have a profile on our eldest club member Lion Eleanor Lyons , yes she is a young 87year old and still going strong running the Logan Village Women’s Shed and involved in many other things as well.
Eleanor has had a very interesting life and has done many things that the rest of us would never dream of attempting, we will be telling some of her stories in following editions.
I hope you enjoyed the feature on Car 1104 and the Variety Bush Bash in the December edition and what our amazing crew got up to. A lot of money was raised for the charities Variety supports and our club and the crew are very pleased to have participated.
The club has signed up for this year’s bash and we will advise of all details as they come to hand, we plan to assist in fundraisers for Variety throughout the year.
I had a very hectic start to Christmas, with our cake deliveries running late I was fretting on getting deliveries on time and getting them distributed to our outlets so that they had time to sell them.
Our Christmas holiday plans were thrown into disarray due to the WA government’s border restriction changes coming into force from midnight Sunday 12 December. After initially thinking our trip would be cancelled, my wife was able to secure seats on the second last flight out of Brisbane and arrived into Perth at 10pm on the Sunday night. The following morning we caught the train to Bunbury where Julie’s sister met us.
We had a fantastic break, although it was a bit hot and plagued with FLIES, everywhere you went flies, flies and more flies, it always happens the locals told us at this time of the year, right on Christmas!!!!!.
We arrived back safely in Brisbane on the 2/1/22, to mass COVID outbreaks, that’s life.
IN THE ZONE
From Zone 7 Chairperson Lion Euan:
A happy New Year to everybody, hope you had a lovely Christmas as I did catching up and relaxing with family and friends.
Functions/Events Attended November-December 2021:
23 November – attended the visit of 1st Vice District Governor to Logan SE Club.
11 December – our Club’s AGM and Christmas Party at the Den
14 December – Zone Chair Visit and Christmas Party
at Rochedale/Springwood Club
Assisted Clubs with Christmas Cake co-ordination given
the logistic problems Lions encountered
Upcoming Functions and Events January-February 2022:
27 January – Zone Meeting at Woodridge/Kingston Club
6 February – Zone Chair Visit to Logan/Underwood Club
20 February – District 201 Q! Cabinet Meeting at Mudgeeraba
Christmas Cakes 2021
Lions experienced severe difficulties with the Christmas cakes. First were production problems due to COVID restrictions in factories in Melbourne, and then with the Australia wide distribution problems.
We finally received our delivery on December 9 and were able to distribute them to our outlets on the 9th and 10th of December, a few weeks later than we normally would.
I must thank all our outlets for doing a marvellous job given such a short delivery period. We sold most of our stock to the value of approximately $9,000, a bit down from the $14,000 last year but a good effort given the problems encountered.
Christmas Gift Wrapping at Beenleigh Marketplace
Another great year at the Marketplace. This year we were in a shop near Big W and some people knew our new spot, it was business as usually, again business was down a bit, but that seems to be retail overall. We raised nearly $4,000 so we are very happy with that. A big thanks to Dexious, the centre management and to Lion Lauris for her organisation and leadership again.
Christmas Raffle 2021
We sold 3,000 tickets for $6,000 and made a good profit with the assistance of suppliers and Bunnings.
1st Prize Winner – Package worth $3,800 – Karli from Daisy Hill
2nd Prize Winner – $200 Value – Ann from Holmview
3rd Prize Winner – $100 Woolworths Vouchers
– Jeanette from Coomera
All winners received a Lions Christmas cake as well.
A big thank you to all who assisted us and to Lions who sold the tickets and in particular Lion Phil for his great efforts.
Next Christmas we plan a bigger and better prize.
Well dear readers that is it for this issue.
Look out for us Lions doing our sausage sizzles at Woollies Logan Village and other functions around the area.
Please keep safe and well, the right think regarding COVID and let’s all enjoy 2022.
Lion Trevor Nunn (Media Liaison Officer) 0421 908 369
Lions Club of Logan Village Inc.