Lion named Senior Australian of the Year

Queensland Lion Dr Robert McGregor has been named the 2013 Senior Australian of the Year.Dr Rober McGregorA medical practitioner specialising in child health, Dr McGregor has made an outstanding contribution to Queensland’s community. Bob was the longtime chair of a hospital fund which raised more than $110,000 for medical equipment, child-friendly nurses’ uniforms, and toys for the special care nursery. He has been involved in community outreach programs to prevent child abuse and he is equally dedicated to his community having worked in a number of voluntary roles for local schools and Lions clubs. A keen cyclist, Bob was the inspiration and driving force behind the Heritage Bank Ipswich100 Bike Ride fundraising event. By 2013, the 14th annual Bike Ride attracted nearly 1,000 riders and raised $100,000 for the Ipswich Hospital Foundation, local charities and Lions’ projects. Bob has devoted nearly four decades to his role as consultant paediatrician at Ipswich Hospital with many of his current patients the children or even grandchildren of former patients.

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  1. I’d love to become part of the lions but am disabled and my disability tends to scare some people as the neurological abnormalities tend to show themselves in various forms that I can’t control. I’ve heard and seen a few of the things lions have done and I’m sick of not doing anything to help other people. I’ve spent most of my adult life helping others and I need to find out if with my progressive disorder, that I can still help other people at least a little. I don’t know who to contact or who to speak to about becoming part of the lions.

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