LIONS CLUB OF GROVEDALE/WAURN PONDS INC.

District 201V2, Victoria, Australia

Projects of the Lions Club of Grovedale/Waurn Ponds

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!

The Lions of Grovedale/Waurn Ponds has the following projects underway.  Some are on-going while others are short-term according to community need.

GROVEDALE/WAURN PONDS LIONS COMMUNITY RAFFLE - 2017

2017 - Click here

2018 - Click here

The 2018 community raffle was drawn on 4 September 2018 at The Mount Hotel, Mount Moriac during the Lions Club's dinner meeting.  Winners are shown in the link above.  All winners are also personally notified. This year the total funds raised and distributed to participating local schools and voluntary organisations was in excess of $13,000.

The Lions Club of Grovedale/Waurn Ponds is especially apppreciative of the funding support of 'Geelong Connected Communities' in its valuable assistance to enable this raffle. Thanks too also go to the participating organisations who have benefited from the proportional amount of tickets sold.

YOUTH PROJECTS:  Youth Projects are very important components of our annual program of activities.

YOUTH OF THE YEAR (YOTY): - The National Australia Bank (NAB) Lions Youth of the Year Quest is a great way for the Lions to support young and aspiring leaders strut their talent in a friendly, constructive but competitive environment. Through the Quest young people have the opportunity to move through to National finals at the annual Lions Multiple Districts (National) Convention each May. The experience has proven valuable to contestants over many years. 

YOUTH EXCHANGE: - The Club also participates in the Lions Youth Exchange Program supporting young people to experience other cultures and the enriching experience this brings.

PEACE POSTER: - The annual Peace Poster contest is run by the Club through local primary schools.  This has been a great way for younger students to get involved on a national and international scale.

LIONS CHRISTMAS CAKES:

Lions Christmas Cakes are sold to the public and corporations, especially leading up to the festive season in November and December. Cakes are also sold throughout the year with popularity with groups running their 'Christmas in July' activities.  Contact the club if you want a cake anytime through the year, for example for your Christmas in July' function. 

Email:  lionsgwp@gmail.com

LIONS MINTS:

LIONS and the ENVIRONMENT: - Environmental Activities of the Club encompass the Adopt-A-Park Project near the Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre in Pioneer road, Grovedale.

ADOPT-A-PARK: - The Club has over many years conducted working bees at a local park on the Waurn Ponds Creek.  This project,  allows the members to ensure that our local area is looking ship shape.  Related to this project, the Club periodically participates in local efforts and affiliations such as The Friends of Waurn Ponds Creek and the Planet Ark coordinated National Tree Day.

LIONS HEARING DOGS: - The club has contributed funding to the Lions National Hearing Dog program over many years via financial help, and in the 2011-2012 Lions year the Club was approved to support a local Grovedale citizen who required the assistance of a Lions hearing dog.  The new recipient of the service was happy to take in 'Ebby' the hearing dog. This saw a significant increase in the Club members' involvement in a more 'hands on' way.

LIONS, SLEEVES ROLLED UP: - Members are frequently involved in community service projects such as staffing the gates at the annual Royal Geelong Agricultural Show; car parking and ticket selling at the Avalon Air Show; working with other service clubs and organisations at the annual All Ford Day at Deakin University Waurn Ponds campus.

"WE SERVE": - There are often other periodic events where a ready and willing workforce may be needed. This is where the members come to the fore and epitomise our motto - ' We Serve'.

 

2016 COMMUNITY RAFFLE WINNERS LIST  

Prize No.

Prize

Ticket Number

Winner

1

Travel Voucher

3132

Felicity Chaffer

2

Trek Child’s Bicycle

2569

Finn O’Mara

3

Colour TV

6400

Sophia Johnson

4

Kelly & Assoc  Voucher

6622

L. Badenhope

5

Solar Design Voucher

5201

Julie Adams

6

Exercise Bike

4687

Louise Brereton

7

Mt Moriac Hotel Voucher

3583

Debbie McLure

8

Bunnings Voucher

6394

Sophia Johnson

9

Coffee Hit Voucher

7262

Shannon Goodall

10

Coles Voucher

8776

Leonye Toutain

11

Apco Voucher

5051

Maddi Ban

12

Stuck on You Voucher

4971

Ashley Foot

13

Mystery Prize Mt Moriac

8751

Damian Vingona

14

Mystery Prize Harvey Norman

6046

Mat Runbin

 

 

2015 Lions Community Raffle Results:        

Prize No.

Prize

Value

Winner

Ticket No.

 

1

 

Travel Voucher – Escape Travel

 

$1,000

 

 

Diane Morrison / Highton

 

5821

 

2

 

32 inch TV – The Good Guys

 

$375

 

 

Kimpton / Grovedale

 

7485

 

3

Air Hockey Table – Web & Warehouse

 

$325

 

 

Sandra Felstead / Grovedale

 

5646

 

4

 

Voucher – Velocity Solar

 

$250

 

 

Michelle Taylor / Grovedale

 

2553

 

5

Voucher & Goods – Stuck on You/Penny Scallan

 

 

$200

 

Kate Holmes / Grovedale

 

3279

 

6

 

Voucher – The Mount Hotel

 

$70

 

 

Stan Green / Armstrong Creek

 

5796

 

7

 

Voucher - Bunnings

 

$60

 

 

Ronald Nonks / Connewarre

 

5492

 

8

 

Voucher – APCO Highton

 

$50

 

 

G Hitchings / Grovedale

 

8306

 

9

 

Voucher – Waurn Ponds Hotel

 

$50

 

 

Kristen Davie

 

1408

 

10

 

Voucher - Coles

 

$50

 

 

Brett Churchill / Waurn Ponds

 

5358

 

11 (Bonus Prize)

Voucher – Grovedale Hotel

 

$50

 

Parry Family / Grovedale

 

1415