Diamond Valley Lions Club is Alive and Well!
The Diamond Valley Lions Club has proudly supporting the local community since 1973. The Club is an active group of like-minded community people who enjoy getting out and about. We meet at the Diamond Creek Men’s Shed on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. We are actively looking for new members so if you have time to have fun, volunteer!
The Club is looking forward to getting back to normal in 2021, 2020 was trying year. The Club continued to function with online events, a community food share in conjunction with Greenhills Community Centre.
We also completed the installation of two new BBQ shelters at the new Diamond Creek Community Park, we are now part of the Tram Café team, assisting with the Café operations. We also installed three fitness stations on the Diamond Creek walking trail.
The Club sponsors House 12 at the Lions Licola Wilderness Camp, the Club was proud to contribute to the much needed bathroom upgrade, several members have also enjoyed visits to do ongoing maintenance on the house. We have supported needy local kids at Licola summer camps.
Despite the Covid restrictions the Club ran its long running Diamond Creek Twilight Market, continued to sell Lions Christmas Cakes and conducted several BBQs.
The Recycle for Sight program has been restarted, to date the Club has collected over 40,000 pairs, glasses collection points include local optometrists, libraries and opp shops. Glasses are distributed to needy people, that’s 40,000 people who can now see!!
The Diamond Creek Blue Light Disco is up and running again, Club members assist on disco evenings.
Diamond Valley Lions has come on board with Nillumbik Lions to support KNIKS, Keeping Nillumbik Kids in School.
We will continue to support tree planting on Arbour Day and National Tree Day and Clean Up Australia Day.
Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the
world. We have more than 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs worldwide. Lions are everywhere. We're men and women active in more than 200 countries and geographic areas.
Serving as a Lion is a great way for people, regardless of their age, cultural background, location or circumstances, to get involved in the community.
We are all different and we volunteer for different reasons.
Some of us get involved for charitable reasons; some to meet new people or some to learn new skills. But most of us don't know about the variety of volunteering opportunities or the many other benefits of volunteering. Who knows, it just might change your life.
Apart from the satisfaction of helping out your community, there can be heaps of reasons why you should consider being a Diamond Valley Lion. Here's just a few:
- Meet new people and make new friends
- Experience new challenges
- Raise awareness and support important community issues
- Experience different cultures
- Develop professional networks
- Gain experience in a variety of roles
- Explore different career and job opportunities
Oh yeah, and don't forget, you will definitely enjoy yourself!
For the health conscious
It’s all good news.
Research has shown that people who volunteer report better physical and mental health. Now that's a pretty good reason to become a Lion. Research shows that volunteers have:
- Longer life spans.
- Lower rates of depression
- Less incidence of heart disease
- Higher functional ability
Don't have much spare time?
Many of us are time poor, we work or study full time, have family commitments, play sports and the list goes on; but even occasional volunteering can make a big difference.
Don't let a busy lifestyle stop you from getting involved! By understanding what we do and telling us what you have to offer, you will find being a Diamond Valley Lion most certainly can work for you.
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month, next meetings 26th March and 9th April, 7:00pm for 7:30 pm start. Diamond Creek Men's Shed, Challenger St. Diamond Creek, next to Scout Hall.
The public are welcome to attend as a guest of a Lion. Guests often attend to either speak about what they are doing in the community or to learn a little more about who Lions are and what they do.
All are welcome! Please contact Barry Backman, 0439 101 070, or contact us
See our Events page for further Club Activies.
Becoming a Lion
Lions club members are men and women who strive to make a difference in their local community as well as in communities worldwide. Their volunteer efforts go beyond the support of vision care, to addressing unmet health and education needs worldwide.