Fiveaa Interviews over Summer

Richard Pascoe

Over two weekends in January our District 201C1 Public Relations Chairperson, Lion Charlie Robinson, organised Fiveaa interviews.

The Interviews with Richard Pascoe all went over exceptionally well and we would like to thank the Lions involved in giving up their Sunday afternoons to have a chat and explain what they do on-air.

President John Standingford of Glenside Lions, a Club best known for its Bookmart, is claimed to be the biggest second-hand book shop in South Australia. It’s been described as a “golden goose” with a business model that even Jeff Bezos would envy. John explained to listeners how and why they should donate books – and that some buy them to then return, creating a circle of donations! Richard has promised to donate his collection of cricket books!

Lion Carol Barnes, one of six trustees of the Lions Medical Research Foundation SA spoke about how the foundation oversees the delivery of a free skin cancer screening program that operates across SA and the NT. Last Year the program screened almost 2500 people with a referral rate of 21%. An exciting event occurring this year is a screening in collaboration with the Islamic society of SA offering a women’s only screening at their women’s health program in February at the Gilles Plains Mosque.

Lion Alex Coates, Global Membership Team Co-Ordinator and Diversity and Inclusion Support Officer and Advocate for Lions District 201C1, has been in Lions for about 5 years and has been volunteering with many community organisations for the past 23 years. He spoke about how we wish to increase Diversity and Inclusion in Lions and promote Diversity and Inclusion in the community. He then explained how people get in touch if they want to join Lions.


Richard Pascoe