Lavington Lions Club
Ordinary people doing extraordinary things - supporting people with a disability, community greening, fundraising for worthwhile causes.
BRIEF HISTORY OF LAVINGTON LIONS CLUB
The Lions Club of Lavington was chartered in 1970 and is one of 58 clubs in Lions District 201V6. The District is spread from the foothills of the Australian Alps to the plains around Hay (about 600 km) and along the Murray Valley where it is divided by the Murray River which forms the border of the states of New South Wales and Victoria.
Club membership currently is 49 (male and female) and District membership is about 1350.
Lavington is one of five clubs in the Albury Wodonga area which has a population about 90000
The club's largest project involves food and drink catering at harness horse racing.
Other service activities include assistance with physically and mentally disabled people, care of the aged, youth camp at Licola, Camp Quality activities, diabetic and glaucoma testing for the community, drivers for patients visiting new cancer hospital, Foresters Grove park maintenance, 4 Wheel Drive and Caravan Show catering. The club provides two welfare houses within UPA Aged Care, a suite within Mercy Palliative Care and two suites at "Hilltop" Carers Accommodation Centre.
The club participates in all district and national Lions Club projects such as Youth Exchange, Youth of the Year, Christmas Cakes, Lion Mints and Hearing Dog .
The club has hosted youth from Japan , America , Slovakia , Canada , France , Germany, Italy , Sweden , Brazil , Indonesia , Malaysia, Finland, Denmark and New Zealand . It has sent youth to Japan, America, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Austria, Italy and Holland.
Since its charter Lavington has hosted four District Conventions, served on the host committee of Australian Multiple District Convention and has been strongly represented at every District and National Convention . Members have attended 21 International Conventions. Six members have served as District Governor and at least one member has served on District Cabinet for 43 of the club's 46 years. One member has served as MD 201 Australia Council Chairman and one member has served as MD201 Australia Youth Exchange Chairman.
Lavington has sponsored four new clubs being Holbrook, Thurgoona, Yarrum New Century and Thurgoona & District.
The club has been awarded the District Governor's Top Club Award , an award for International Understanding , a Top Ten Award for Youth Exchange and numerous other District , National and International Awards. The Albury City Council awarded the Lions Club with Community Group of the Year in 2007, 2010, 2014 and 2015. ALCMF awarded the Alex Merritt Media Award to the Club in 2013.
The club has eighteen Melvin Jones Fellows, seventeen Chris August Memorial Award holders, one James Richardson Award holder, one ALF Hall of Fame holder, one International Ambassodor of Good Will and two Life Members.
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