21 October, 2023
New club joins zone
MORTLAKE Lions Club recently joined our local Lions zone seven and are a club that have certainly exemplified not only the Lions meaning of service but also the acceptance and value of a Lions club in a community.
The club recently inducted three new members and another three will be inducted shortly, which is an achievement in this era of growing people disinterest in community service.
The club is an active one, not only in regular Lions club activities such as Meals on Wheels and market barbecues.
They also prepare and issue a community newsletter (820 copies monthly), collect old car batteries which is not only a fundraiser but helps the environment, and they market native trees through Cooinda, from a single tree to plantation sized lots.
And they are busily preparing for their annual community Christmas function – carols by candlelight, lots of free entertainment for young and old and certainly not an occasion to be missed.
Their Lions club is a strength that Mortlake can be proud of. Warrnambool Lions Club has almost completed its annual eyesight screening of school children for the current school year.
This Lions Eye Health Program, (L.E.H.P), is facilitated by an enthusiastic Warrnambool team in its third year and has involved schools in Warrnambool and district, often proving life-changing for some children.
Many potential eye-sight problem detected in a child can usually be quickly and easily rectified where, had the problem remained undetected, may have resulted in serious problems and even blindness in later life.
The Warrnambool club is recognised as one of the leading clubs this very worthwhile and successful program.