As we went into the 90’s our club continued with many of the projects
commenced in the earlier years. Regular monthly working bees were held at the
Other projects and assistance we gave included the following.
· Two canoes were donated to the Moggill Scouts
· Each year we donated funds to the Bellbowrie Safety House program
· Each Easter we had a major Easter Raffle selling ticket at the local shopping centres
We assisted for a
number of years in running the Friary Fare at
We purchased and
erected a Bird Aviary at the War Veterans Home on
· We donated $3000-00 to the local Girl guides association so that they could build their hut in Bellbowrie.
Many man hours of work
was done at the
· Every year we helped at the Carols by Candlelight.
· Collecting entrance fees and organising the parking at the annual Brookfield Show for a number of years raised monies.
On the Lions projects,
we entered candidates in the Lions Youth of the Year and Miss Personality
Quest. We continue to sell Lions Christmas cakes and Lions Mints as fundraising
and supporting Lions district projects. On a regular basis we support the
various Lions undertakings such as
In 1979 our club when first chartered was the Lions Club of Moggill and
in 1990, because of the growing numbers from the Karana Downs and Mt Crosby
area, we changed our name to the Lions Club of Moggill-Mt Crosby after
obtaining agreement from Lions International and adjacent clubs. Our area we
now draw on is officially listed as “That part of the local government areas included
within the outer boundaries of Division 1 of the (old) Moreton
Shire generally east and north of the
In June 1991, we saw the biggest event in the Lions International organisation when
We assisted the Pony Riding for the disabled in various ways over the years; one was sponsoring a horse at their facility named ‘Bandit’. It was not until 1993 that we commenced with a major project for the PRDA by way of an idea from Ray Crompton in organising and running a weekend event which was to be called the Country Garden Expo with proceeds being shared between ourselves and the PRDA. The venue was the PRDA grounds, which lent itself as an ideal location for such an event. The weekend covered all aspects of gardening and landscaping with many displays and demonstration of products. For around $85-00 businesses could setup a display, stall or exhibit of their products and each year we had some 80 sites taken up. We had an excellent response from the local community who supported the event year after year.
Country Gardening Expo
The Expo took some 8 months to plan each year and it was a 100% club
effort. On the actual weekend all Lions and their Ladies turned out to put on
what was probably the best Gardening show in
During the recent years we have raised money for the purchase of a motor
vehicle for the Blue Nurses in the
We completely painted a number of rooms at Hannah’s house in
A few years ago, we sponsored three Canadian teenagers in the Lions Youth Exchange Program. These three stayed with a few of our lions families for a period of two and a half weeks to be shown the sights of south east Queensland.
Our three Canadian Exchange students
Most recently, we again collected in the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal.
Over the past six years our efforts have been not so much on
concentrating on fundraising but transforming a large parcel of scrub land into
a walking and parkland trail, known as the Lions Nature Trail at Karana Downs.
This again was the vision of one of our members