Profile of the Lions Club of Lara Inc.
In The Beginning.....
The requirement for a community service organisation was acknowledged after the disastrous 1969 fires which swept through the Township of Lara. The newly formed Club was sponsored by the Lions Club of Geelong and chartered in July 1970.
What We Do.....
Our emphasis is on community service with many of our programmes raising funds for Lions foundations and funding many local programmes and requests for physical and material assistance. The Club's administration operates on three levels being Fundraising; Community Connection and Youth, District & International).
Annual Charity Golf Day Annual Classic Motor Show
Annual Community Raffle Annual Festival of Sails
Annual Giant Book Sale Australian International Airshows
Lions Cakes and Mints Men’s Health Night
Women’s Health Night
Sponsoring the Lions Club of Little River
Sponsoring the Leo Club of Lara
Sponsoring the Lions Club of Corio Norlane
Establishing the Annual Citizen of the Year Award
Establishing the Lara Network Group
Graffiti Removal Programme
Making the Children's Charity Network a National 'B' Project
Assisting the 'Keep em Safe' youth alcohol prevention programme being established
In Partnership with other Organisations/Groups.....
Lara Community Centre (Shire of Corio, Lara Progress Association)
Lara Heritage Festival (Lara Progress Association)
Australia Day Breakfast (Many Community Groups)
Hoffman Walk (Friends of Kevin Hoffman Walk)
St Laurence Community Services 'Walk of Life' (Lara Network Group)
What is a Lion…..
Lions members are men and women of all ages, occupations and interests. We are non-sectarian and non-political.
Members can choose the activities and committees they wish to be involved with and have opportunities in developing leadership and organisational abilities.
Through Lions, we get to meet people from a range of backgrounds with a wide variety of interests and skills.
16 Aug 2016 to Current Kellie Burgess
22 May 2017 to Current Emily Mitchell