19 September, 2023

President appointed for Caboolture North Lions Branch

THE Caboolture North Lions Club Branch is coming closer to becoming a standalone club, following the formation of an executive committee.

Rozlynn and Michael Bierton have come on board the Caboolture North Lions Branch, with Michael recently elected president.
Rozlynn and Michael Bierton have come on board the Caboolture North Lions Branch, with Michael recently elected president.

Michael Bierton was elected president while the secretary, treasurer and membership officer roles were also filled, with the club seeking another 10 members to fulfil the requirement of 20 which enables the club to charter.

Mr Bierton and wife Rozlynn have been Lions members for seven-and-a-half years, with the former having been president of the Bribie Island Lions Club for three-and-a-half years after previously being vice-president.

Mr Bierton said he and his wife loved every minute of being a Lion, after the couple came on board so that they could help their community and be part of a worldwide organisation and to work as team members.

Mrs Bierton was a secretary for four years, and vice-president for one year.

“We wanted to meet new friends and other people in the community and be part of an organisation where all the money raised goes back to the community with no expenses,” Mr Bierton said.

Mr Bierton’s experience as a Lion involved helping in projects such as Camp Quality - Christmas Party for Kids with Cancer and their Families, Christmas Seniors luncheon, Youth of the Year, Children of Courage, Peace Poster, and working bees at Camp Duckadang.

Mr Bierton also supported clubs and groups such as Recycling for Sight, Lions Prostate Cancer, Lions Hearing Dogs, Service Dogs, Pumicestone Indigenous Education and Employment Council, Community Childcare Market Garden, Bribie Scouts, Pumicestone Community Support Association, and Maritime Safety Military Cadets.

The recently elected president of the new Caboolture North Lions Club Branch said the team’s plans were to have at least 20 members registered by February or March next year “so we can charter as a new club”.

“Once we do this, we can start serious fundraising to help support our community,” he said.

Mr Bierton said the Lions members could start working with schools on various projects, and also work with the Council, and state and federal members of parliament to support the community.

“Our group is working really well together and as the saying goes, ‘great teamwork achieves great things’,” he said.

“We would like to achieve lots of things for our community.”

Mr Bierton said the club had chosen Brother Bears, Caboolture Community Group and Lions Christmas Cakes as projects to start with while Children of Courage, Peace Poster, Youth of the Year, Clean Up Australia Day, and Plant a Tree Day were future projects.

“In Lions there are five global courses that everyone in the club are all very passionate about: diabetes, environment, hunger, childhood cancer and vision,” he said.

“We are hoping in the first year our club will achieve all five.

“I would also like to thank the Lions member who saw a need for a Lions club to open.

“Because if it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t be here today talking about this amazing new club and the members who are here to help the community.

“So thank you to these people.”

With the new Lions club having secured sponsorship from the Caboolture Sports Club, meetings are held at the Caboolture-based sports club at 6pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

“Where there is a need, there is a Lion,” Mr Bierton said.

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