THE MENíS SHED
The Bellbowrie Menís Shed after many years of struggle to gain a residence have established themselves and become a highly regarded identity in our community. Our Lions Club has supported them in providing and funded the connection of power to their new shed. The Menís Shed have committed to run the BBQ at our annual Bike Ride Event the Ipswich 100.
Previous yearís bike rides have been very successful. Sponsorship is very good and the beneficiaries presented with substantial donations. This Bike Ride has now reached the stage where it can rely on its reputation to promote how good it is. Each year we gather more email addresses to advise of the next event and thanks to the Ipswich Hospital Foundation for administering these emails and maintaining the web site and online registrations. Lion Bob McGregor has championed this event for many years and as the convenor of the ride, his efforts have made this ride a great success. The ride has served to bring together many of our surrounding clubs who provide a large number of marshals. Lion John Nankivell has managed this ride very successfully in recent years. His business management skills have proven to be a great asset to this event; improving relationships with our sponsors and balancing the content of our ride to meet expectations; well done John.
The challengers of this ride are character building and the scenery is stunning.
While as a Lions Club we do our best to serve our community and raise funds for charitable organisations, we also are mindful that it wonít work if we donít have fun in the process. Our Club has some interesting personalities and comedians. Our meetings are enjoyable and the social side is important. We try to fit in a few social events through the year to make it more interesting and to attract interest for new membership. While our group is very senior in years we are keen to recruit new members and would dearly love some younger people join our club.