Gift-Cycling.

In the days when acronyms and catchy social media phrases take off at light speed. I heard of one recently termed wish-cycling. This is when one places an item in the recycle bin in the secret hope that the people who deal with recyclable material will get it to right place.

Empty plastic drinking bottles ready for recycling.

Sadly this may not be the case, but the news is not always bad. we now have the opportunity together to make a new term. Gift-cycling can become the new way for community organizations to raise money to do good in their community. If we tackle the containers return as well as South Australia we can reap some serious cash, 10 cents at a time.

All you need to do is keep every eligible drink container, bag it up and drop it off. Put the name of you participating group (we hope it will be Emu Park Lions),

on each bag when you take it to a recycle center and you know your gift will benefit a lot of people.

Emu Park Lions club has now registered and you can now simply write out name on your returns and that’s it. As usual every cent raised by Lions is directed to the many projects around the world that the Lions are involved with. We thank everyone in advance for their donation of eligible drink containers.

In Emu Park you can drop to the recycling point at the SES grounds on Tuesday and Thursday.

The Singing Ship – Emu Park

It’s been a hot day. Some people would probably say very hot.

I headed off to the Emu Park singing ship for a bit of a sea change. When I arrived there was a very welcome breeze. It was quite a bit cooler and very refreshing. Almost like walking into an air conditioned shopping centre.

Intentional mistake right here. Today the singing ship is alive. Singing it’s song of so many years, and loud for all to enjoy. Although meant to remind us of the wind in the rigging of an old sailing ship, I today it is more a church organ recital. The chords progress up and down a windy scale from high to low and back again. Every now and then there are some nice pleasing low notes.

This monument nearly did not make it to our little park on the hill. The original vision was at another scene. Eventually with a lot of very hard work by many people it has become an icon for all who visit the capricorn coast.

More info.http:// http://monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/landscape/exploration/display/91361-the-singing-ship

Bell Park Picnic Markets – A Beaut Day Out at the Coast

Every third Sunday thousands of people flock to the Emu Park Markets. Generally the weather is great and families and visitors alike can have a great day out.

Some people like to come and browse around looking for gifts that you can’t buy in the shops. Others get here early to grab some of the freshest fruit the area has to offer. Continue reading “Bell Park Picnic Markets – A Beaut Day Out at the Coast”

EMU PARK ENERGIZED!

Emu Park Lions clubs spearheaded a project to install open space fitness equipment in Emu park. Funding from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund has made this ambitious project come to fruition.

The new gym equipment is proving to be popular with Emu Park Locals

An active healthy lifestyle is essential to better health, longevity and enjoyment of life.  Rates of  obesity and associated cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and many other associated diseases, are on the rise. This can be a considerable cost to the community Continue reading “EMU PARK ENERGIZED!”

Oktoberfest is getting close.

The 34th Oktoberfest is well into the planning stage. The band has been confirmed and the date firmly set for 27th October 2018.

Groups are already telling us that they are getting prepared. We are expecting more people to turn out in costume than ever before. The costume shops are going to be short supply of Lederhosen and maid outfits so don’t leave your run too late.

If you require accommodation on the coast for this event, make sure you are booked early to avoid disappointment. Get in early as possible.

If you are one of our regular volunteers, or if you are willing to volunteer to help us this year, give us a call. We will be contacting our regulars very soon. New volunteers can approach any of our member with an expression of interest, or even use the contact form on our web site. There are usually some areas and time slots that fill quickly.

So there it is. We are getting closer and the well oiled organizers are looking forward to seeing a huge crowd this year. All the usual fun and if we can manage there just might be a few surprises. My lips are sealed.

Cheers,
Secret Oktoberfest Lion.