On the lookout for Leos

THE Lions Club of Maleny Blackall Range is looking for local students aged 12-17 years to be part of its active, highly motivated Leos Club.

The Leo Club encourages young people to develop leadership qualities by participating in social service activities.

Members meet via Zoom once a month and keep in touch via WhatsApp, getting together in person for fundraising or service events.

The club runs successful trivia nights and barbeques, and has several service projects in the planning stage that would benefit from new and more members.

The main beneficiary to date has been Chappy Becky Francis, with the club providing toiletry bags for distribution and $500 for educational toys for people to use in her primary school mentoring groups.

Recycling of ring pulls from cans has provided funds for the Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation, with 9kg donated to date, and collection of plastic bottle tops continues for recycling by the Ocean Crusaders into crab pot buoys. Both ring pulls and bottle tops can be removed and saved when recycling containers without jeopardising the 10 cent refund.

The club is currently planning recycling of sneakers, activities to donate to children of DV Connect clients and the Lions Fly a Kite for Sight project.

If you’d like to know more about Leos, contact Judy on 5494 3519 or mbrleos@lionsq3.org.au

Main image: Leos working at the New Wave Festival a fundraiser for the Australian Marine Conservation Society