What We Do...
Much of the focus of Dumaresq Lions work as a service club organisation is to raise money for worthy causes. All funds raised by our clubs from the general public are used for charitable purposes, and administrative costs are kept strictly separate and paid for by members.
On the right, under the heading "Our Community Support" you can see the number of local and not so local organisations we support.
Who are we?
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.
Lion Sue Semple was installed as President of Armidale Dumaresq Lions Club at the club's Zoom Changeover on 17th June. Meetings have been held via Zoom since the beginning of April although members are looking forward to getting back to normal meetings and projects as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Lion Sue's motto for her time in the President's chair is "resilience in changing times". Sue is pictured at the Changeover with Lion Rob Semple and IPP Andrew Hawksford.
Congratulations to Lion Rob who is Armidale Dumaresq's newest Melvin Jones Fellow. The honour was bestowed on Lion Rob during the Changeover by President Andrew - his final duty before the installation of the new board. Lion Rob was nominated for his Melvin Jones Fellowship by the club’s Melvin Jones Fellows and is a most deserving recipient. He has been a Lion for over 28 years and a member of the Board for 23 of those years having served multiple terms as secretary. Lion Rob is a regular at working bees and has taken on the roll of club archivist.
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. Armidale Dumaresq Lions Club maybe just the answer for you. To learn more about our club please go to "About us"
Want to know more?
To find out more about what Lions do, please download our brochure.
Read our Latest Lion Magazine.
- Membership is open to all people of the community in good standing.
- Clubs may either provide service or raise money for their community.
- 100% of funds donated by the public through fundraising are directed to the project for which they are intended.