Beechworth Lions Club

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How long have you been operating for? 63 years

Where are you located? Beechworth. Meet monthly in the Salivation Army Hall until such time we can move to the Gang Plate Layers Cottage..

Tell us about the types of work you do: 

CHRISTMAS CAKES - Selling Christmas cakes through local businesses

WANGARATTA ROAD REST AREA -This project helped beautify this rest spot, refurbish picnic tables, erect 2 shelters and planting of shrubs. Two shelters have been erected along with refurbishment of 2 seats. Tree planting has taken place, water tanks and rubbish bins for rest area patrons.

KVB ADOPT A HIGHWAY - We clean an area along the Beechworth/Wangaratta Road between Robinsons Rd and Flat Rock Road 3 times a year.

SALVATION ARMY PROJECT - We have a partnership with the Beechworth Salvation Army Corps assisting in the Thrift Shop customer service area

RECYCLED GLASSES - The club participates in collecting used spectacles

PEACE POSTER - Local schools actively participate in this project, winning entry moves on to District Level.

LIONS JUNIOR PUBLIC SPEAKING PROGRAM - to give Primary School students the chance to develop ability to speak in public.

EMERGENCY RELIEF - The club is also on call for any assistance needed to feed members of the Emergency Services if required.

LIONS MEMORIAL WALK - LAKE SAMBELL - As part of our 100th Lions Year Anniversary Project trees have been planted, path re aligned, memorial plaques for deceased Lions Members, the placement of seating made from recycled materials.

CATERING - We catered for a number of local events such as the Community Churches Christmas Carols in the Park, ANZAC Day, and the Australia Day celebrations.

ASSIST IN THE COMMUNITY WHEN REQUIRED SUCH AS BEECHWORTH GOLDEN HORSESHOE FESTIVAL.

FUND-RAISING TOWARDS LOCAL APPEALS AND DISASTERS.

Tell us about how important volunteers are to your work: Lions International would not exist if it wasn't for Lions Volunteers, and the many programs world wide would not happen if it wasn't for Lions.

What types of tasks do you need more volunteers for? Most importantly like many Service Clubs we need members so we can serve the community.

What is the best way for someone to get in touch if they'd like to volunteer with you? Via our webpage Lions Club of Beechworth, or email beechworthlionsclub@gmail.com