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Lions Club of Goolwa

Making a difference in the community

If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a rose. If you want to touch the future, touch a life. Lions Clubs, touching lives every day.

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Why Join Lions?

People join Lions for various reasons. Lions may have helped them, a family member or someone they know. Others join because someone they know and respect or admire invited them. Then there are those who join because it is part of their very nature to volunteer. Regardless of the initial calling, most members recognise early in the journey the powerful self-worth one gets from becoming part of something bigger than yourself. Often the journey of Lions is a is not only rewarding but is a life changing experience.

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Who Can Join

Lions Clubs are for everyone, inclusive of gender, race, culture and linguistic background, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Our aim is to unite all in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship, and mutual understanding. With more than 1200 clubs in Australia, wherever you are from, whatever your background there is a club for you. Lions Clubs are built on the skills, ideas, interests, and labour of our members. We value the contribution everyone in our organisation.

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We Serve

Lions are ordinary people from all levels of society who enjoy getting together and doing good things. We are kind and generous people who want to help. That is why we work on projects to improve our communities and protect the environment. Being a Lion is about leading by example, building relationships, and improving the world through kindness We get enormous satisfaction from the knowledge that what we do DOES make a difference. The bonus is that we are alongside our friends and have fun while doing so.

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Develop Skills

As a member you may be content to simply attend meetings and help with projects, due to work, family, or other commitments. Others are content to be simply part of the team and enjoy that level of responsibility. But if you want to do more with your time and skills, then Lions can assist you to learn and develop the skills which are of interest to you. You may gain the knowledge that will set you up for potential leadership in the future. Lions gives you the opportunity to decide where you want to be within the organisational structure and provides the training to make it happen.

Work Meetings

Second Monday every month 6.15 for a 6.30pm start at the Goolwa Lions Book Den, Wildman Street, Goolwa, SA 5214.

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Dinner Meetings

Fourth Tuesday of every month 6.30 for a 7.00pm start held at the Corio Hotel, Railway Terrace, Goolwa, SA 5214. Visiting Lions, we would love to have you join us for dinner, contact our secretary to arrange.

Handover Luncheon 2024-2025

On Sunday 9th June approximately fifty people attended our annual Handover lunch and Induction of the 2024-2025 Board of Directors at the South Lakes Golf Club.

Lions District 201C2 District Governor David Horne (Council Chair elect) was in attendance along with special guests Mayor Keith Parkes, Lions Zone 8 Chair Cris Ramsey, Charter member of our club Frank Tuckwell OAM, the President of the Rotary Club of Goolwa, the principal of Goolwa Primary School, and members from other Lions Clubs. Recipients of Australian Lions Hearing Dogs, Anthony Fraser and Trish Pope also joined us with their hearing Dogs “Zorb,” and “River.”

Lion Greg Johnston was Emcee for the day and as always, was very entertaining and did a wonderful job. Mayor Parkes made a toast to Lions International highlighting the importance of the role Lions clubs fulfill, worldwide. Past District Governor Ron Sargent OAM responded and thanked him on behalf of Lions. After lunch, outgoing President Kath Sargent presented a certificate of appreciation to her Board members for their work and support during the past year. She then presented awards to Lion Margaret MacDonald for her achievements as Treasurer and Newsletter Editor, and Lion Allan and Lions Lady Margaret Jorgensen for their years of collating the community newsletter in their home.

DG David Horne then conducted the incoming President Lion Tony Snelson for the 2024/2025 year, followed by the induction of the incoming Board of Directors and appointed officers for the same period.

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