Lions district 201V5 serves a significant area across Melbourne Eastern and South Eastern suburbs as well as significant Regional areas around Victoria - below is a map of the areas that we are based in, allthough there is no limit to the potential geographies that we can SERVE!
Angel Next Door Initiative
Hi Lions and all those who follow this page and feed - Here is a fantastic initiative and program that we could and should all get on board with. https://angelnextdoor.com.au. Sign up to this website and you will be able to ask for help or offer to provide help. Angel Next Door is a website that allows you to connect with people in your local community - wherever you are - and either ask for help or offer to provide help - with almost anything! If you have the skills and ability or you have a need that you are unable to fulfill - register and await your opportunity.
As Lions - WE SERVE - This is a great mechanism through which we can continue to serve and also adhere to all social distancing requirements. This is also a great initiative that we, as Lions, should continue to support on the other side of this crisis. Let us know if you have any comments to add!. Stay Safe!
In Australia, and around most of the World, Lions Clubs have contributed so much towards community well-being and success and made marvellous impacts on the lives of so many individuals. Now, in 2019 - 2020, we are finding our communities are more than ever in need of Lions Clubs and other support groups.
WHERE THERE'S A NEED THERE'S A LION . . . . . . what a great catch phrase! We encourage all Lions to continue your great work and, in particular, to continue enabling us to achieve this important goal of serving where there is a need.
This year, we'll be concentrating on six main project areas of:
We are the Lions
Lions Australia has a proud history of achievement and helping the neediest in our communities. We must remember that these people are struggling not because of anything they have done, but through circumstance beyond their control. They need our help and I hope that we will continue to provide that help as we have done for the past 101 years.
Think about disasters like Cyclone Tracy, the Black Saturday bushfires, New Zealand earthquake and the Queensland floods - Lions were there helping in practical ways. Today, many of the disasters are not as dramatic as those listed above. They are more localised and focus on families – both rural and metropolitan – who are struggling with basic daily requirements of food, clothing and heating.
Let us tell them loudly and clearly, we understand and we care and we are here to help!
In addition to helping those in immediate need, also think the advances in medical research and achievements such as the Bionic ear, the Cervical Cancer vaccine (Gardisil), and Fred Hollows to name a few. Lions were there right from the early days - funding research and health strategies long before they became household names.
Think too, about the local parks, monuments, sporting centres and facilities built by your Lions Clubs; built by people who saw a need and got down to the job of meeting that need, with their ideas, skills and labour.
Lions have been a part of the Australian community since 1947, helping to serve the people without promise or want of reward, the silent workers, working for the greater good.
Let us continue to serve and alleviate suffering in our communities.
Becoming a Lion
- Looking for a new experience?
- Want to make a meaningful contribution to society?
- Like to meet new people?
- Then look no further!
Lions club members are men and women who strive to make a difference in their local community as well as in communities worldwide by providing hands-on assistance to enhance their communities and while doing so acquire new skills, new friends for life and have an enormous amount of fun. Their volunteer efforts go beyond the support of vision care, to addressing unmet health and education needs worldwide.
Lions are people just like you!