Help­ing hands

The Cobram Courier - - ANZAC DAY 2018 -

The Strathmerton Lions Club is seek­ing civic­minded men and women to join it in mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in the com­mu­nity.

The club is host­ing an in­for­ma­tion ses­sion on Wed­nes­day, May 9 for peo­ple who want to learn more about the club and its work.

‘‘Our club gives mem­bers an op­por­tu­nity to ad­vance wor­thy causes, serve with friends in a very en­joy­able at­mos­phere and be­come lead­ers in the com­mu­nity,’’ club pres­i­dent Mur­ray Hodg­son said.

‘‘This club means a lot to our Lions, but it means so much more to the peo­ple we serve.’’

The Strathmerton club is very ac­tive, with great fundrais­ing events in place and many projects and pro­grams it sup­ports.

The in­for­ma­tion ses­sion will be held at the golf/ ten­nis/Lions clu­b­rooms at the Strathmerton Re­cre­ation Re­serve.

There will be two guest speak­ers and var­i­ous pre­sen­ta­tions, fol­lowed by sup­per.

Mr Hodg­son and mem­ber­ship chair­man Archie How­den en­cour­aged the pub­lic to go out and learn more about the club’s work.

‘‘We want to share the great things we’re do­ing in the com­mu­nity and let others know how they can help,’’ Mr Hodg­son said.

The Lions’ motto is ‘‘we serve’’ and the club al­ways strives to live up to it. For 45 years the club has pro­vided sup­port to in­di­vid­u­als, sport­ing groups, Nu­murkah and Co­bram hospi­tals and other as­sis­tance or­gan­i­sa­tions, as well as com­ing to the fore when peo­ple have ex­pe­ri­enced times of dis­as­ter or dif­fi­culty.

The Strathmerton Lions Club is part of Lions Clubs In­ter­na­tional, the largest ser­vice club or­gan­i­sa­tion in the world.

It has 1.35 mil­lion mem­bers in more than 46 000 clubs, serv­ing com­mu­ni­ties in 207 coun­tries and ge­o­graph­i­cal ar­eas around the globe.

Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and vis­ually im­paired, cham­pi­oned youth ini­tia­tives and strength­ened lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties through hands-on ser­vice and hu­man­i­tar­ian projects.

To learn more about the in­for­ma­tion ses­sion, the Strathmerton Lions Club or its ser­vice projects, or to lodge your RSVP by Mon­day, May 7, phone Archie How­den on 0428 598 389.

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