This year the Lions Club of Moora are delighted to celebrate 20 years of service to the community. In July 1997 20 new Lions members met at the Moora Bowling Club where they were presented with the Lions Charter by the then District Governor, Mike Kelly. Several of these founding members are still
active in the Club today.
Since those early days Moora Lions Club has served the town of Moora and the surrounding community in many ways; including raising funds for the
new Frail Aged Lodge extension, supporting the local schools and societies with grants and awards, and helping financially and physically anyone in need.
Moora Lions Club frequently arrange for visits from the Lions Hearing Bus and Cancer Screening Service. Wherever there is a Lion there is a helping hand!
Further afield they have donated to disaster aid not only state and nationwide, but have also responded to international requests for help following earthquakes, floods, famines and other major catastrophes. Recently Moora Lions Club have pledged to raise $50 per member per year over the next three years for the Lions Alzheimer’s Foundation. This has resulted a number of projects and they are pleased to be able to work towards this target for such a worthwhile foundation.
Proud as we are with our 20 years of service, this pales into insignificance when compared to Lions Clubs International which celebrates its Centennial this
year. Founded in 1917 in Chicago by business man Melvin Jones, who felt that businesses should ‘Reach beyond business issues and address the betterment
of their communities and the world Lions Clubs have inspired service and dedication wherever they are found.” The organisation now boasts almost 1.5 million
members in over 210 countries.
As the official charitable organisation of Lions Clubs International, the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has become the leader in humanitarian service. Since its foundation in 1968 it has awarded more than US$1 billion to thousands of recipients worldwide. For example 30 million people have been
treated to prevent serious loss of sight and, last year alone, almost 4 million people received humanitarian grants. All this is made possible through the generous donations of communities and individuals all over the world.
If anyone is interested in learning more about Lions Clubs in Australia go to the Lions Club Website. Or speak to any Lion member who will be happy to
Moora Lions Club will be holding their regular mini-market on July 13 where the theme will be ‘Christmas in July’ why not come along and see them there, enjoy a sausage sizzle, a breakfast special, or just a cup of tea and a mince pie. There will be a lucky dip for the kids and a variety of other stalls.