Lions Club of Beechworth

Victoria, Australia, District 201V6

BEECHWORTH CLUB PROJECTS

 

SALVATION ARMY PROJECT

We have a partnership with the Beechworth Salvation Army Corps. This entails assisting in the Thrift Shop customer service area, receiving and processing donations received, administration duties and preparing a monthly community lunch on a Sunday for those needy within the community.

We also assist  with there monthly Garage Sale held on the first Saturday of the month in the church grounds, 

RECYCLED GLASSES

The club participates in collecting used spectacles, we have 2 collection points in town being the Local Pharmacy and the Salvo's Thrift shop. so far this year we have sent off 139 pairs for use overseas.

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL INFORMATION BOOK

This is another project we have picked up on this year, Our local Pharmacy, Medical Centre and Hospital have agreed to display these books for customers and patients to take on a donation basis, these booklets enable helpful medical information to be attached by magnet to a fridge.

 

CHRISTMAS CAKES

Once again we will be selling christmas  cakes through local businesses, the price this year will still be a reasonable $16 each(Subject to confirmation)  Cakes are usually available sometime in November! For more information contact John on 0417 054 553 or Email beechworthlionsclub@gmail.com

MINTS

Mints are still available at various outlets around town.

REST AREA

We were  fortunate to gain a grant through TAC to help improve a local rest area just outside town on the right hand side of the Beechworth Wangaratta Road. This project helped  beautify this rest spot, refurbish picnic tables, erect 2 shelters and planting of shrubs. This wias done in partnership with the local Police and. Beechworth Correctional Centre Community Team of which we were truly thankful

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.

 

 

ADOPT A HIGHWAY

This is another project of the club which the club has takenon, We are cleaning an area along the Beechworth/Wangaratta Road between Robinsons Rd and Flat Rock Road.

 

PEACE POSTER     

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

BARROWTHON 2019

We run a BBQ at the finish of the Barrowthon at Mount Buffalo Chalet car park. The Barrowthon is held to celebrate the first barrow push between to gentlemen as the result of a bet. It was a resounding success and gets bigger each year, teams raise money for many charitable causes. This is now run every 2 years so hopefully will return in 2019.

 

BOOMERANG BAGS

Although no longer a club project we still support the concept, it is now a wonderful community project.

Beechworth Indian Restaurant Ford Street BEECHWORTH

Thursdays 6.30pm to 9pm

Fridays     10.30am to 2.30pm

All welcome to look see or help whenever you can.

EMERGENCY RELIEF

The club is also on call for any assistance needed to feed members of the Emeergency Services if required. We were on hand following the recent Bush Fires and the burning down of our IGA supermarket.

 

LIONS MEMORIAL WALK - LAKE SAMBEL

Our long awaited walk is nearly complete, As part of our 100th Lions Year Anniversary Project trees have beeb planted, path re aligned, memorial plaques for deceased Lions Members will be offered at $50 each to cover cost of plaque engraving and placement.Shire have approved the placement of seating made from recycled materials and have agreed to lay the concrete for the seat footings. Our plants are coming on well and should thrive even further in the coming months.

 

INSPIRATIONAL AWARDS

 

We are loooking at running this again in the future for both Ladies, Men and Youths within the local community.

 

PICK MY PROJECT

We have applied for a State Government Grant to refurbish a historical house next door to the croquet club, if successful when completed it will house many community groups within the local community more details can be sought on https://pickmyproject@vic.gov.au. Unfortunately we were not successful but there were a lot of projects which will proceed around the North East Region, all of which can only benefit the local communities.

 

CATERING

This year we have catered for a number of local events such as, Keep Australia Beautiful, Great Victorian Bike Ride and feeding the performers at the Celtic Tattoo. We are also doing the BBQ for the Community Churches Christmas Carols In The Park and will be assisting with the Australia Day 2019 celebrations,