Kadina Lions Club - Serving the Community of Kadina
Lions is a community service organisation looking to provide what others have not, to those who are in need. With ordinary people doing extraordinary things - supporting people with a disability, community greening, fundraising for worthwhile causes.
Above, President Phil Dannenberg presents a commemorative Lions pen to guest speaker Commissioner for Victim's Rights Michael O'Connell.
Below, Lion Dick enjoys a sausage sandwich while helping build the carport at Bedford Industries Wallaroo facility, which was donated to them by the Kadina Lions Club. At some eighty years of age, he's still keen to give back to the community.
Bedford Industries changes the lives of people with disability or disadvantage through employment, training and independent living programmes. Now, their people have protection from the sun and rain while they load up their wheelchairs and other equipment before heading out into the community to carry out supported work.
Be a part of the change. Join the Kadina Lions Club.
Meetings occur on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, or if the scheduled Monday falls on a Public Holiday the meeting is delayed until the Tuesday. Generally they are dinner meetings, gathering at the Wombat Hotel on Taylor Street at 6.30 for 7.00 p.m.
Check with the Secretary or visit the Calendar under the "EVENTS" menu tab, as occasionally meetings may be rescheduled or held at another venue - and we have been known to visit other Lions Clubs, enmasse!
We are the Lions
We meet the needs of our local communities and the world.
Our 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas conduct vision and health screenings, build parks, support eye hospitals, award scholarships, assist youth, provide help in time of disaster and much more.
Join us in making our communities and the world better places to live.
A sample of some interesting Lions information:
(i) Lions International has consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, one of the main bodies of the United Nations which is concerned primarily with advancing the welfare of all human beings. The international president annually appoints representatives to ECOSOC, WHO, UNICEF and UNESCO. The association also has a relationship with FAO. Lions Day with the United Nations is held in late February or early March each year.
(ii) Lions have raised more than US$415 million since 1990 to support the SightFirst program, which has saved the eyesight of millions of people worldwide.
(iii) The Lions Hearing Dog Centre in Adelaide celebrated its 30th Anniversary recently with the announcement that their 500th hearing dog Julia is soon due to go to a new owner in Victoria. Each dog costs some $30,000 to train - that's a whopping fifteen million dollar investment overall or some $500,000 per year.
Becoming a Lion
Lions club members are men and women who strive to make a difference in their local community as well as in communities worldwide. Their volunteer efforts go beyond the support of vision care, to addressing unmet health and education needs worldwide.
Here is brief 6 minute video about Lions Clubs in Australia.
Lions Clubs Australia