Mount Gambier Lions Club
We meet on the Second and Fourth Tuesdays of each month at the RSL Community Club, Sturt Street, Mount Gambier
Second Tuesday - Business Meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Fourth Tuesday - Dinner Meeting at 6:00 p.m. for 6:30 p.m.
We are the Mount Gambier Lions
The Lions Club of Mount Gambier, formed in 1963, is an active and dedicated Service Club in the Limestone Coast Region.
We can be seen at Community events in our Catering Van "serving" our Community. (See us at work on the "Projects" Tab).
From activities such as this, Lions raise funds to support Local, National and International projects.
Locally, the Lions Club of Mount Gambier is a BIG supporter of the Riding for the Disabled (RDA) group in Mount Gambier by being responsible for the maintenance and upgrading of the Sunnybrae Road facility. We also sponsor the largest Brass Band Festival in Country Australia every November in conjunction with the Mount Gambier Christmas Parade.
On a State wide basis, we are the sponsoring Club of the Lions Cancer Lodges Support Group raising funds throughout SA and NT and parts of NSW and Victoria to provide comforts and amenities for cancer patients at the Cancer Council Lodges in Adelaide. All of these Clubs, including Mount Gambier Lions, help to fund ongoing medical research through the Lions Medical Research Foundation.
Nationally, we assist our community by helping children with disabilities to walk for the first time with a Hart walker through the Australia Lions Childrens Mobility Foundation (ALCMF). The hearing impared can improve their quality of life and independance with a Lions Hearing Dog trained at the Lions Hearing Dog Centre at Verdun. Lions can, and do, respond quickly by providing emergency disaster relief across the country through the Australian Lions Foundation (ALF).
Internationally, Lions were challenged to be "knights of the blind" by the late Helen Keller in 1923. As part of that challenge, Australian Lions collect and recycle spectacles for redistribution in third world countries. Lions are also very active in sight conservation and blindness prevention programmes, even within Australia in the more remote areas.
Did you know that the white cane used by the visually impared started out as a Lions project before it became internationally recognised ?
Becoming a Lion
Lions club members are men and women who strive to make a difference in their local community as well as in communities worldwide. Their volunteer efforts go beyond the support of vision care, to addressing unmet health and education needs worldwide.