Community Update: Coolum Lions

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Lions Recycle Spectacles Program 

Lions Greg, Doug, Frances, and Ian at the spectacle drop off point.  

SINCE 1998 Australian Lions Clubs have collected, refurbished, and distributed close to 19 million pairs of spectacles to people in need worldwide. 

The used spectacles are collected from the local community and forwarded to the Lions Recycle Centre in Redcliffe for re-grading and distribution.    

Since 2000 Coolum Lions have been collecting spectacles from numerous locations for recycling.  To make it easier to recycle, a collection point has been installed at the Coolum Lions Community Centre at 15 Russell Street Coolum.  So, if you have unwanted spectacles, please feel free to drop them into the collection bin.  

Supporting Coolum Meals on Wheels 

Lions Greg, Doug and Rob with Meals on Wheels Sue (left) and Gerard (right). Photos: Contributed  

Since 1982 Coolum Meals on Wheels has been providing their vital service and currently has over 150 dedicated volunteers.  As with all community groups, they are struggling with rising costs and aging infrastructure. Coolum Lions were pleased to replace their old and troublesome hot water system recently. A reliable hot water system is essential for this very busy community service. 

If you have thought about helping your community, then consider joining Lions. For more details call Lion Doug Alford on mobile 0413 019078.  Alternatively, Coolum Meals on Wheels is also looking for volunteers, phone 5446 1000 if you have some time to volunteer with MOW.  

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