Lions is a community service organisation!
People join Lions because they want to use their intellect, creativity, commitment and enthusiasm to get things done.
This is where you can find out about the sorts of projects and activities your local Lions Club is doing.
Public Defibrillators Installed in Anglesea and Aireys Inlet
Anglesea Lions Club and the Anglesea Bendigo Community Bank have combined to install publically available defribillators at the following locations:
Anglesea Pizza & Pasta Shop, 1/63 Great Ocean Road
Bendigo Community Bank at 97 Great Ocean Road
Go Ride A Wave, 143 B Great Ocean Road
Anglesea Motor Yacht Club, at Point Roadknight
Aireys Inlet Strapper Surf, 83 Great Ocean Road
In addition, the Anglesea Lions Club has a portable defibrillator to be used at various functions such as the Xmas Carols, Australia Day celebrations and other events the Lions are involved in throughout the year. To book the portable defibrillator for a community event, email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring John on 0418 380 464
Donating money to farmers through local Lions Clubs for those affected by fires and drought
Indigenous Education Camp
The culmination of the project was the camp which was held from Wednesday 21 November to Friday 23 November. Although the weather seemed to be against us, the camp went very well. There were 40 students and 5 teachers from the Northern Bay College.
The students participated in a “Welcome to Country” and smoking ceremony they arrived and after lunch the activities such as mountain bike riding, surfing and canoeing were underway, as well as cultural activities and other challenges such as roping and the giant swing at the camp.
Initial feedback from Karen Uebergang the Northern Bay Co-ordinator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues at the school was that the camp was a great success and there were no problems. A survey is being completed by the teachers and students to see what can be improved and there will be a de-brief soon. Interestingly the Principal of the school attended the camp and joined in supervision of activities. Karen reports that he was very impressed with the organisation of cultural aspects of the camp which was linked to a wider indigenous program at the school known as the Epic program.
Medical Centre in Anglesea
Anglesea Medical Centre staff test out the new ultrasound machine with Lions Club President Leon Wilson.
Indigenous Education Program
The project has two aims – to support individual schools/students in the Geelong area, and to support a camp for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) students in the Geelong area. Donations were made to:
Belmont High School for the AIME Project
St. Ignatius for Music Scholarships
Kardinia College to support interstate ATSI students
For Angahook 3 day camp at Airey's Inlet May 2017
The camp accommodated 38 students and 4 teachers and provided physical activities that challenged the participants and also engaged them in presentations about their cultural heritage.
Students showed an uplift in confidence,new friendships were developed across the six campuses, classroom behaviours have improved, and absenteeism has declined.
One of the sponsors was the Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation - see
Heres a copy of tthe presentation on the project given by Tom McGrath at the Warrnambool District Convention.
Tom McGrath speaking at Warnambool District Convention Nov 2017
Anglesea Lions Community Service
Anglesea Senior Citizens Garden Refresh