South Vermont Lions Delivers Funding for Defibrillator Machine
Today, the President of the Lions Club of South Vermont - Max White, presented a cheque for $1600 to Weeden Heights Primary School principal, Kylie Campbell, to help fund a Defibrillator for the school.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is one of the leading causes of death in Australia. Having a Defibrillator can make the difference between life and death. They are easy to use, maintain, and can save a life prior to the ambulance arriving.
Weeden Heights new defibrillator has been ordered and installation will take place in the coming weeks. After installation there will also be an official unveiling.
The school is absolutely thrilled with the Lions contribution and Kylie says that the Greek School that uses the premises on the weekend are also very excited and appreciative of the Lions participation.
South Vermont Lions collects old glasses for Sight Australia
Lions Recycle for Sight Australia is part of the Lions Clubs International Worldwide Eyeglass Recycling Program, headquartered in Queensland and operating throughout Australia and overseas.
Over the 26 years that the Australian program has operated, the program, has delivered over 7 million pair of refurbished quality spectacles to men, women and children in need in Africa, Europe, Middle East, Indian Sub- continent, East Asia, and the Far East, China, the countries of the Pacific Rim and Southern Asia and Oceania. In the past 10 years several members of our Marine Branch have been able to use their oceangoing yachts to reach and test villagers, in the remotest areas for eyesight and deliver spectacles to them.
So don't throw out your old glasses, donate them to a worthwhile cause instead - please contact us!
Lions Christmas Cakes
These fabulous Lions Christmas cakes are available all year round directly from the South Vermont Lions Club by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Proceeds from cake sales not only support a range of Lions projects in the local community, but also national and global projects.
So not only do you get a great tasing cake that is 100% Australian owned and made, but you are supporting a range of Lions activities!
Vermont South Community Centre
Members from the Club undertook a project at the Vermont South Community Centre on the Anzac Day long weekend. The project consisted of extending the concrete path to the edge of the pergola, concreting adjacent to the garden shed for a tank to be installed and making a large garden planter along the outside of the pergola. The work took approximately one and a half days to complete and looks fantastic.
Vermont Mens Shed
A Joint Project between Vermont Uniting Community Centre and Lions Clubs of Vermont area.
Located at the Vermont Uniting Church at 640 Canterbury Road Vermont the Shed provides a place to come and share with men in the area on projects or to just sit and have a chat. There is a strong emphasis on providing a safe and friendly environment that is based on the interests of the men involved. There is a new, recently expanded and well equipped shed plus a garden area available to the shed. So that there is a variety of activities that will interest all.
The amount of activities and times to open the shed are totally dependent on the men involved.
All levels of skill are encouraged to attend and to contribute in ways that suit each participant.
Vermont Secondary College Leos Club
Our Club has been instrumental in establishing a Leos Club at the Vermont Secondary College which provides students with an avenue to become involved in community based activities. The Leos Club chartered in 2009 year with initially 16 members. A number of fundraising activities have been undertaken by the Leos to support various charities.
The Leos hold a sausage sizzle at Safeways Brentford Square Shopping Centre on the third Saturday of each month (except December) to raise funds. A member of our Club will be on hand at all times in a supervisory capacity.
Providing a helping hand for a local yard cleanup
Our fundraiser for the Timor Leste, Atauro Eye Clinic, at Brentford Sq. Forest Hill