LIONS AT WORK
Some of the activities we are involved in include:
CHERRY LAKE MONTHLY MARKET is held on the first Sunday of every month, plus a Christmas Market on the third Sunday in December.. There are always bargains to be found at the many Craft and Bric a Brac stalls. While there you can visit our food van for a Sausage, or cold drinks. The Market can be found in Cherry Lake Reserve Millers Road Altona, between Kororoit Creek Road and Civic Parade. New stall holders are always welcome for further details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We support the Lions LICOLA ADVENTURE CAMP. Each year we send a group of deserving primary school children to the Lions owned camp in Gippsland. The Altona RSL has for many year's provided the sponsorship for these children and we are most grateful.
YOUTH OF THE YEAR
HEARING DOGS is another project our club is keen to pursue again, over the years several residents have benefited by this wonderful project.
We assist the Local TRIATHLON Club by supplying marshalls for traffic control during there various seasons, this is a good money raiser for us for only a couple of hours every month or so.
Regular BUNNINGS BBQ's also help raise funds for various community groups, we are allocated about 3 or 4 per year so it is important to maximise it as much as possible. This is well supported by locals doing there weekly shopping.
RELAY FOR LIFE is held every year and is a club favourite. We enjoy the opportunity to raise awareness of this event and also the comradarie that is had on the weekend. We had a team representing Lions over this 24 hour period. For more information check out the website
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES are an important part of Lions as it helps bond the club together. These include Theatre Nights, Ten Pin Bowling and Restaurant Nights, and a Mystery Bus Trip. November will see us once again have our Annual Cup Day Event, with many sweeps and a Calcutta on the Cup itself, this is a relaxing and fun day.
The Lions Club of Altona, together with the Hobsons Bay City Council, will again conduct their Annual AUSTRALIA DAY BREAKFAST. 2014 will see out 12th breakfast. We thank the Hobson's Bay Council for their hard work in helping make the day a success, I don't think people realise just how much support the Council give leading up to the event.
COMMUNITY SERVICE the club is directly involved with includes Collections for the Salvation Army, this is raising funds during their annual appeal plus giving toys and hamper items at Christmas for those less fortunate.
Helping with the RCH Good Friday Appeal, we have collection centres at various shopping centres, this year we raised approximately $1000.
This year also saw us help the RSL Club for the first time with their ANZAC Day Appeal, the clubs efforts helped raise just under $3000. We must thank Lion Josie and Lion Nancy for using their initiative in this area. They are now looking at helping out for the Remembrance Day Poppy Day Appeal so be prepared when asked to volunteer.
MEMBERSHIP as with most clubs is always a priority issue with our club, new membership is vital for the future of all Lions Clubs. New prospective members are always made to feel welcome with no pressure applied to join. Anyone wishing to join can contact the club at
Lions is a community service organisation! People join Lions because they want to user their intellect, creativity, commitment and enthusiasm to get things done. This is where you can find out about the sorts of projects that your local Lions Club is doing. Like what you see? Get involved!