BRUTHEN Lions Club (Inc)

District 201V3, Victoria, Australia

2016 Community Projects

Currently under construction - January 2017

Stage 1:  New Picnic & BBQ Pavilion Project

  

 

Bruthen Community Market -

ALWAYS 3RD SATURDAY EACH MONTH

      

The community market has 4 distinct stallholder categories “Make It, Bake It, Grow It, Recycle It” 

9am – 1pm

Bruthen Mechanics Hall grounds & Police Paddock out the back

​Contact Market Coordinator:

E: bruthencommunitymarket@gmail.com

W: ​http://www.bruthencommunitymarket.com

Other Projects include ...

Our club donated to essential servies in Bruthen in June 2016 from funds raised through selling donuts at the local community market in June this year.

Lions Recycle 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.  Our Bruthen club is actively collecting specticles for this project.

Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research

(click on the link above to read more about this important researh)

Thank you to everyone who help raise $275.90 at the April, 2016 Bruthen Community Market fundraising for this special project.  This amount was raised through the sales of donuts and donations received on the morning of this event.

Jessie Walker, 201 V3 District Chairman of the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Project was in attendance throughout the morning and talked with visitors and community members and mentioned that through lions clubs activities such as Bruthen's Donut Stall collectively Lions Australia has raised over $5 million for this Lions Foundation Research Project. 

Bruthen Club Projects - 2016

Since the re-launch of the Lions Club of Bruthen Inc in December 2014 the club has grown from 2 to 12 members and several volunteers who assist the club activities on a regular basis.  As our membership grows it brings and encourages new ideas, new energy and new vision.

2015 was a year of club membership growth and consolidation together with networking, research and development of possible local community projects for our club.

The Bruthen Inn is our "home" and we meet in the Retro Room on the 2nd Monday of each month for dinner (optional) and business, and 4th Monday of each month for an informal social gathering at the Bruthen Inn.  We are enjoy other regular social get-to-gethers to enjoy each others company and to strengthen friendships.

With the acquirement of the donut making equipment our club members regular participate in fundraising activities such as the Bruthen Community Markets and are pleased to be invited by local community groups and special event organisers to participate as a fundraiser for our club.

In addition to the donut sales we hold 2 big raffles annually and a special "Christmas in July" fundraising Dinner in July each year. 

Listed below is an overview of the outcome for our local community so far this year:

Bruthen Medical Centre

Item 1:  Procurement of an electronic examination couch

The Lions Foundation has provided a grant for 50% of the total cost with the Bruthen Lions club providing the balance.  This equipment has been ordered and delivery expected this month (April 2016)

Item 2: Procurement of a coagulator

Grant Application in April 2016 with Lions Mints was successful with installation of the equipment scheduled for May 2016. . 

Item 3: Procurement for a replacement battery for the defibrillator

Our club donated this equipment to the Bruthen Medical Centre several years ago and has agreed to continue paying for the ongoing maintenance of this equipment.  The club is currently fundraising to enable this ongoing financial support.

 

Volunteers Grant - Round 1, 2015

The club has received the Commonwealth Governement Volunteers Grant for equipment to enable the club to purchase much needed resources to assist with fundraising for the community locally and beyond.

This was purchased in June 2016.

 

What does Lions Stand for -

Lions Clubs are part of community life, in the cities and in the country. Clubs are easily identified by their distinctive Logo, the trademark of our International Association, and the 'We Serve'; motto. 

Lions Australia is part of an international association, filled with people who are joined by the common desire to make their communities better, by using their creativity, enthusiasm and energy.

Membership is open to all people of the community in good standing.

We invite you to listen to some short audio messages about Lions Clubs. 

45 second audio - Help Us Support Medical Research

45 second audio - Lions Clubs help in Disaster Relief

Here is brief 30 second video about Lions Clubs in Australia.

http://youtu.be/I693UN4VHGw

Lions Clubs Australia