Check out the motley crew above . . . . . . . WAIT! . . . . . . . That's us.
Healesville Lions and volunteers hamming it up at our Christmas dinner 2010. If you hear any rumours about anyone trying to do more than just sit on Santa's knee, prove it!!
Lions are ordinary men and women, just like you, who have all the usual family and work commitments of life, who have discovered the pride, privilege and enjoyment of working together to help our communities and environment.
Along the way we make new friends, develop ourselves, help others and have fun.
Currently we have 29 members, both men and women, ranging in age from 39 to 88 years old
Lions Club membership is a great way to expand your social horizons and learn new skills. If you're a community minded person you should seriously consider joining us. Membership costs less than $2 per week and time needed 3 hours per month. We're very friendly and we're always willing to talk or answer any questions you might have. Don't be shy, if you've got any queries at all we'd love to hear from you, so give us a call.
Our projects and activities are determined by whatever interests our members. Most of our work is local, helping our schools, kindergartens, emergency service groups, sports clubs, youth groups and other community organisations and support groups.
We also support national Lions science projects like research into childhood cancer, prostate cancer, spinal cord injury, stem cell transplantation and umbilical cord blood storage.
We run eye health programs, diabetes awareness programs and fund drug and alcohol awareness programs and education for school children.
We sponsor seeing eye dog puppies and hearing dogs for the deaf, send disadvantaged and low self esteem kids on camps, help the disabled and donate thousands of dollars to local, interstate and international disaster relief.
To raise money we (with incredible help from a dedicated band of local volunteers) run a recycled clothing, household items and furniture shop, sell Lions mints, Christmas cakes and puddings, and have a soft toy stall at the Healesville Racecourse on Picnic race days.
For a full wrap-up of what we do, check out our PROJECTS.
If you want to be a bit more involved in your community but don't quite know where to start, contact us. Lions Clubs International is the largest service organisation in the world and we'd love to have you join us.
Lions Clubs International
Our 1.3 million members in 205 countries and geographic areas worldwide conduct vision and health screenings, build parks, support eye hospitals, award scholarships, assist youth, provide help in time of disaster and much more.
Lions club members are men and women who strive to make a difference in their local community as well as in communities worldwide. Their volunteer efforts go beyond the support of vision care, to addressing unmet health and education needs worldwide.