Projects of the Lions Club of Grovedale/Waurn Ponds
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The Lions of Grovedale/Waurn Ponds has the following projects underway. Some are on-going while others are short-term according to community need.
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2019 - Click here
The 2019 community raffle was drawn on 3 September 2019 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. Last year the total funds raised and distributed to participating local schools and voluntary organisations was in excess of $13,000. The overall funds generated by the 2019 Lions community raffle will be advised on this website once fully accounted in the near future.
The Lions Club of Grovedale/Waurn Ponds is especially apppreciative of the support of all sponsors as listed and the participating organisations who have benefited from the proportional amount of tickets sold. All funds from ticket sales go directly back to the selling organisation.
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.
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'.