At the end of last year 2015, Armidale Dumaresq Lions Club adopted Stephanie Lloyd's quest for osseo-integration surgery as a project and started coordinating a community fund-raising campaign on Stephanie's behalf.
At that time our target was in excess of $28,500.00. We have now achieved that target and would like to acknowledge the support of several community organisations. Donations were received from Armidale Rotary, Armidale CWA, Duval Lions Club, Kelly's Plains CWA as well as the Armidale Dumaresq Lions Club. In addition our Trivia Night for Steph was supported by the Armidale City Bowling Club, Zonta, Quota, Armidale Central Rotary, Big W staff, UNE Life, Sportspower and friends of Steph and Armidale Dumaresq Lions.
When we received a $10,000.00 grant from the Australian Lions Foundation we knew that Stephanie's operation was achievable. Then Lodge Guyra stepped in. Their application for a grant from the Royal Freemason's Benevolent Institution was successful and covered the outstanding amount.
On behalf of Armidale Dumaresq Lions Club and Stephanie we would like to thank everyone who made a contribution. We wish Stephanie a pain-free recovery when she has her surgery in September.
Immediate Past-President Armidale Dumaresq Lions Club
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We are a part of the World's Largest Service Club Organisation Our 46,000 clubs and 1.4+ million members make us the world's largest service club organisation. We're also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends.
Lions Australia has a proud history of achievement in Disaster and Emergency Relief, Medical Research and Community Service .
We were involved with the development of the bionic ear and the cervical cancer vaccine Gardisil. We also inspired a young Fred Hollows and continue to provide funding for a range of other research initiatives involving diabetes and autism.
We assist with local community fundraising for special causes.
About our club ...
Armidale Dumaresq Lions Club is a part of the larger Lions Australia and Lions International organisations. The club is made up of ordinary people doing extraordinary things - supporting people with a disability, community greening, fundraising for worthwhile causes, just to name a few.
As a member of Armidale Dumaresq Lions Club you will find that there is a variety of Club projects that enable all members to be involved and to contribute only as much time as they have available. You will experience a number of personal benefits including leadership skills, a sense of self-worth and purpose, business skills, networking opportunities and lifelong friendships.If you are new to the Armidale then, volunteering is a great way of contributing to your local community and giving something back, as well as learning more about it.
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