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.
Our latest project has been the construction of a new BBQ shelter at the Arboretum in Armidale. This project has been made possible through funding from the Australian Government's Stronger Communities Programme and the Australian Lions Foundation. We have been strongly supported by staff from Armidale Regional Council. Armidale Dumaresq Lions Club has donated more than 85 Lions hours to the project and made a financial contribution as well. The official opening was held at the shelter on Sunday 7th July at 12.00 by DG David Emanuel and the Mayor of Armidale Regional Council Simon Murray.
Congratulations to Lion Bryan Johnston who is Armidale Dumaresq's newest Melvin Jones Fellow. The honour was bestowed on Lion Bryan by Distict Governor Bill Shepherd during his official visit to the club on 2nd October 2019. Lion Bryan was proactive in ensuring that our Arboretum Shelter project came to fruition in the 2018-19 Lions year. He applied for and secured a grant from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program, liaised with Armidale Regional Council and secured additional funds to complete the project from the Australian Lions Foundation on the advice of the DG David Emanuel. Once the project was underway Lion Bryan coordinated working bees and continued to be the linchpin between our club and the other agencies involved. During this busy time Lion Bryan continued to make himself available for other club projects and regularly helped at barbeques, Community Clean-ups, the Saumarez Rose Garden and AURG working bees. He was also active in helping to develop the club’s Food Service Safety Plan. He was presented with the 2018-2019 Dumaresq Lions Club Lion of the Year Award by President Julie Willcocks at the last Changeover. Lion Bryan was nominated for his Melvin Jones Fellowship by the club’s Melvin Jones Fellows and is a most deserving recipient.
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"
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- 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.