Lions Club of Latrobe
Chartered in 1971 we have currently we have 18 members, however, although small in number, we are very active in the community
During the summer months we manage a canteen at the local Speedway, which is our major fundraiser for the year.
The Latrobe Christmas Parade has been organised by our club for many years and is recognised as a great family event, recognised in 2013 as the community event of the year at the Australia Day awards.
Youth of the Year is and has been for many years one of our youth projects. Many contestants reaching State level. Some of our contestants have gone on to significant achievments, with a couple of doctors, a lawyer, a young Citizen of the year and several teachers among them.
The Latrobe Lions Antiques and Collectibles Fair in it's second year has won praise from many and we hope topmake it bigger and better in the future.
Our Relay for Life team, actively fundraise during the year and although the Relay usually amnages to clash with a Speedway Meeting, they manage to stay on the track for the whole 24 hours.
Annual Awards a gven to student at the five schools in our municipalty as well as sponsorships to young peolple reresenting our country at international level in a variety of sports.
Request for support for students from the local High School to go on a working trip to Cambodia led us to invite them and a number teachers to assist us in the Speedway canteen. It has worked very well allowing interaction betwwen Lions and younger members of the community. In return we have made a significant donation toward their project in Cambodia.
Wesupport many Multiple District projects including, ALDAF, Lions Hearing Dogs, LIons Eye Health, Lions Spina; Cord Fellwship and are currently fundrainfg for Alzheimers Research.
In conjunction with the Latrobe Rotary Club we organise Henley on Mersey on Australia Day, incorpaorating a host of activities including; gum boot throwing cherry pit spitting, archery, whip cracking, wood chopping, Triathlon, food stalls canoe events and much more.
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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.