What We Do...
As a service club organisation members of Armidale Dumaresq Lions work hard to find ways to serve their community through projects that help the environment and by raising money for worthy causes. All funds raised by the club from the general public are used for charitable purposes. Administrative costs are kept strictly separate and paid for by members. Dumaresq Lions also contribute to the community by working alongside other community organisations.
On the right, under the heading "Our Community Support" you can see the number of local and not so local organisations that 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 in difficulty, caring for the environment and fundraising for worthwhile causes, just to name a few.
Lion Peter Greenup was installed as President of Armidale Dumaresq Lions Club at the club's Changeover on 16th June. Lion Peter's motto for his time in the President's chair is "Friendship Through Service". Peter is pictured receiving the gong from Immediate Past President Sue Semple.
COVID-19 restrictions reduced normal avenues for community fund raising in 2020-21 but ADLC has been fortunate to be able to participate in industry based research in the form of meat tastings at UNE which has provided the club with an income that enabled them to disburse over $13 500.00 in the last Lions year. Opportunities to serve the community through participation in practical activities are a regular part of the club calendar and members are very excited to be involved in a new project -refurbishing the garden at Ningana Hostel.
As a member of Armidale Dumaresq Lions Club you will find that there are a variety of Club projects that enable all members to be involved and to contribute only as much time as they have available - family and work first and then be a Lion. You will experience a number of personal benefits including opportunities to develop leadership skills, a sense of self-worth and purpose, business skills, networking opportunities and lifelong friendships.
If you are new to 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 may be 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.