The last month has been an interesting one for C1. We have now increased our membership to 1,171 members; a net increase of 48 since July 1st, a great effort by all concerned.
Last week, we held our first Diabetes SA awareness event at Clare, which was a great success both from the organisational side and for promoting Lions. My thanks to all involved. We now look forward to the coming events over the next three months.
As a result of our recent services workshop, we have arranged a fitness challenge for all clubs in C1 under the banner “C1 Making Strides”. All members from our clubs are invited to take part in the challenge by measuring the distance they travel either by walking, swimming, running, roller skating or cycling from 1 April to 30 June 2021. A leader board will be published each week showing the amount of kilometres travelled by each club for that week and cumulatively to date (a collective total of clubs across the district will also be listed). The winning club at the end of the competition will receive a $500 amount to assist their service activities. This will be presented at the district handover on 17 July 2021.
The purpose of the challenge is to encourage our members, their families and friends to improve their fitness and wellbeing, as part of our district contribution to the Diabetes Awareness Program.
A special project pin is also in the process of being produced, and once ready they will be available from the Cabinet Secretary at a cost of $5 per pin. I’m looking forward to your participation.
Last Saturday, our district final of the Youth of the Year was held with candidates from the Lions Clubs of Balaklava, Maitland, Athelstone, Golden Grove and Whyalla. The standard of the competition was very high and the sponsoring clubs are to be congratulated in putting forward their candidates. The state final will be held at Golden Grove on 18 April.
Subject to Covid 19, Lions are encouraged to attend the National Convention in Canberra in May.
Yours in Lionism,
Tony Pederick OAM