Lions is a community service organisation! People join Lions because they want to user their intellect, creativity, commitment and enthusiasm to get things done.
Below are some of the projects undertaken by the Lions Club of Stirling.
The Lions Club of Stirling engages in fundraising events through the year. Funds raised through these activities direcly benefit the club's community projects. Any surplus funds are donated to other community organisations at the end of each Financial Year. A recent recipient of funds from the club was Angel Flight.
Angel Flight Australia is a charity which coordinates non-emergency flights to assist country people to access specialist medical treatment that would otherwise be unavailable to them because of vast distance and high travel costs. For more information about Angel Flight and how you can access their services, or support them, visit: www.angelflight.org.au or call (07) 3620 8300.
Club Fundraising Activities include:
- Sausage Sizzles
- Lions Christmas Cake Sales (Seasonal - at select locations)
- Lions Mint Sales (via trays left at Point of Sale or Reception areas in local businesses)
- Paper and can collection for recycling
- Assiting with local events e.g. parking wardens
If you are aware of any opportunities for the club to fund raise, perhaps at your next office event or would like to donate items, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We accept the following items:
- Newspaper and magazine bundles
- Clean aluminium cans (crushed)
- Household items (such as crokery) to assist new migrant families
Every year, the Lions Club of Stirling organises a community breakfast on Australia Day. The event is paired with live music and free children's activities such as an animal farm, face paiting and a bouncy castle.
The cooked breakfast includes bacon, eggs, toast, sausages, tomatoes and orange juice. The breakfast costs $5 for an adult and $2 for a child. All proceeds go towards the club's community projects.
This year the breakfast took place between 8 am and 12 noon, at Des Penman Memorial Reserve, Nollamara. A new addition to children's activities was bubble soccer.
Lions hearing dogs have transformed the lives of hundreds of Australians. Hearing dogs alert their owners to sounds in the home by touching the owner with a paw—things like knocks on the door, a baby crying or the phone ringing. Most importantly, hearing dogs alert their owners to life-saving sounds like smoke alarms.
Our dogs not only offer safety, security and independence for the hearing impaired at home, they also give many the confidence to participate more fully in their community. Hearing dogs are not just working dogs; they offer years of faithful and friendly companionship. They are very special indeed.
The Lions Club of Stirling facilitates the adoption of Hearing Dogs by identifying the persons needs and ability to care for a hearing dog.
If you know someone who is hearing-impaired and might be in need of some support, or wish to donate to this great cause visit: http://hearingdogs.asn.au/
The Lions Club of Stirling assists youths in the community and youth organisations to achieve their goals. This includes supporting an upcoming Aquathon champion to attend competitive sporting events and sponsoring the trophies for an amateur footbal night.
Additionally, the club engages in the following broader Lions Club initiatives
1. Youth of the Year
Youth of the Year awards are designed to encourage student interest in leadership and the qualities required to take an active and constructive role in the community.
More information: https://lionsclubs.org.au/activities/youth/yoty/about-yoty/
2. Children of Courage
Children of Courage is an awards program through which Lions Clubs in Western Australia can recognize a very special group of young Western Australians - and their families.
Award categories are as follows:
- Special Needs: Children with special needs who have shown courage in the face of adversity.
- Courageous Act or Deed: A child who, without regard for personal safety, has been instrumental in the preservation of life and/or property, or has rendered assistance at an accident, or whose concern for others is worthy of recognition.
- Outstanding Sporting Achievements: A child who has overcome personal hardship and or disadvantage to achieve a high degree of sporting prowess as an individual, or as a good team member.
More information: http://201w2.lions.org.au/courage