Local Lions donate to disaster relief

By Sonia Isaacs

FORMER International President (IPIP) and current chair of the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), Brian Sheehan, met with Beerwah Lions Club representatives at a special presentation event last Friday.
During the event, the Beerwah Lions presented cheques totalling $3,000 to support LCIF and the Australian Lions Foundation’s disaster recovery relief efforts. This marks the first visit from any past or present International Lions President to the Beerwah Branch.
Also in attendance was the current District Governor for the area, Andy Fitzgerald. Beerwah President Rod Layt expressed his delight at having the IPIP visit the Beerwah Lions Headquarters and his pride in the club’s substantial donation.
He explained that the funds were raised through community barbecues and retailer sausage sizzles organised by club members since the beginning of the year. “We sold a lot of sausages!” Rod laughed. “We are very proud to be able to contribute to both international and Australian disaster relief funds.”
Brian Sheehan, who recently completed his term as International President of Lions Clubs International, which boasts 1.4 million members across more than 200 countries, is currently on the Sunshine Coast with his wife Lori from 15–17 June.
They are en route to the Lions International Convention in Melbourne, where he will be a keynote speaker.