Video: The story of Linda and Margie, how they handled coming into retirement and the options that presented itself to join the Wantirna Lions Club.
What is the Lions Club?
Lions Club are a group of people who are dedicated to making our communities a better place to live, work and grow. Clubs collaborate with like-minded people who are dedicated to providing real change and creating opportunities within our communities. At Lions we make things happen.
Local Lions Clubs assist with fundraising for special causes in their local communiites and help with development and building of local parks, community venues and sporting centres.
They have a proud history of achievement in Disaster and Emergency Relief, Medical Research and Community Service, and were at the coalface for Cyclone Tracy, the Black Saturday bushfires and the Queensland floods. There are more than 1,300 Lions Clubs Australia wide.
What happens at a Lions Club?
As a member you will need to attend meetings and be involved in community service activities. People from all walks of life are encouraged to join, and all members must be over 18 years of age.
Lions Clubs set their programs independently, by creating and managing their own local projects or supporting larger projects operated at an international, national or district level. Lions Australia’s national website has up to date information about the many projects happening on a range of levels throughout Australia.
A couple of important questions to ask your local club are “what projects do you do?” and “who do you help?”. If you have a passion for a new project then you can ask your Lions Club to support it.
How much does it cost to participate?
There is a small amount in annual dues to help run the organisation and to provide training, support, insurance and other materials to our thousands of volunteers. 100% of funds donated by the public through fundraising is directed to the specific project for which it is intended.
Lions don’t take a cent from this fundraising, which is a source of pride for the organisation and one of the reasons for our great reputation within the community.
How do you find out more?
Visit the Lions Club website:
If you’ve identified a local Lions Club you wish to join, go to a few meetings and meet the members. It’s the best way to find out if it’s the club for you. Membership of a Lions Club is by invitation.
The Lions Club website has a list of clubs in , to help you find a Lions club near you.
You can also email the Lions Club National Office for help finding a Lions club near you: email@example.com
Wantirna Lions Club
Wantirna Lions is renowned for its active and committed members, for the range of projects and initiatives the Club gets involved in, for supporting each other, having fun and, above all, helping those in our community who are less fortunate than ourselves.
Lions Club of Wantirna, chartered in 1976, is a vibrant Club with a committed membership group of men and women from diverse backgrounds. Some work full time, some are retired and some are semi retired ... but all are passionate about making a difference in their community as demonstrated over the last 40 years.
Whilst we are called Wantirna Lions we cover many suburbs of the City of Knox including Knoxfield, Scoresby, Bayswater and Ferntree Gully.
The Club holds general meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month commencing at 7.30pm. Meeting duration is normally approximately 90 minutes and is often followed by a light supper. Dinners meetings are typically held quarterly and other social events are held on a regular basis. Projects and fundraising activities are carried out on a regular basis in between meetings.