About the Dromana Lions Club
The Lions Club of Dromana was formed on 21st August 1967 and is based on the picturesque Mornignton Peninsula just 66 km south of Melbourne.
We generate funds for the provision of services to the local and international community by volunteering our help in the following projects:
The operation of the Lions Opportunity Shops at 25 Pier Street, Dromana and at Shop 1, 1401 Point Nepean Road Rosebud, (adjacent to the Rosebud Shopping Hub)
The promotion and running of major fundraising events
The provision of labour and services for community events put on by the Mornington Peninsula Shire and other charitable and service organisations
Although our main fundraising is through administering our two Opportunity Shops, staffed by an amazing group of volunteers, it is not all work and no play. We have Guest Speakers on a quarterly basis, family BBQ's, "Coffee and Cake" mornings, the occasional meal out at local restuarants and visits to other Lions Clubs, amongst other social activities.
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Recent Club News
Due to the CORONAVIRUS epidemic and the susequent two lock downs, the Club ceased activities in March 2020 which included the closure of our Opportunity Shops at 65 Pier Street Dromana and at 1/1401 Point Nepean Road Rosebud.
Contact between club members was maintained by telephone and email but no activities wthin the Club or the community could take place.
With the easing of restrictions during November 2020 we were able to get both Opportunity Shops open under Department of Health guidelines due to the efforts of our treasured volunteers and the Op Shop Management Team.
Our first informal meeting took place on the 23rd November 2020 which was basically just a meal and a catch up as everyone had a story to tell about their experiences during the lock down period.
Our first actual Business Meeting took place on the 18th January 2021 which also included our belated AGM for the business year 2019/2020. Some imitial planning took place to ensure that we would be able to participate in our Youth Programs for the remainder of this year. These programs include the Youth of the Year at secondary school level, Junior Public Speaking at primary school level, the Lions Eye Health Program at primary school level (preppies) and our Zone project the annual Primary Schools Quiz.
Dromana College is participating in our Youth of the Year program for 2021 and have three very keen students preparing for this event which will take place at the Safety Beach Community Centre (Sailing Club) on Monday evening 22nd February.
Our Youth of the Year Club Final took place on the 22nd February where our three students replied to two Impromptu Questions before delivering their prepared speeches. The speeches were quite diverse, Yvette Dixon spoke on "A Reflection of Music" Lauren Baensch spoke on "Men's Mental Health in Society"and Vivienne Floyd spoke on "Should We Be Using Nuclear Power" All spoke very well and in the final judging, Lauren Baensch took the Youth of the Year award and Yvette Dixon took the Public Speaking Award. Lauren will now move on to the YOTY District Final at Trafalgar on the 28th March.
Rye Lions offered our two Club YOTY award winners an opportunity to present their speeches again in a more relaxed environment at Rye's Friday evening Happy Hour. The environment was certainly different, out of doors with a slight breeze and a hand held microphone. Both girls rose to the challenge and performed very well, An event enjoyed by all present.
On the 28th March, Lauren Baensch and her support group ventured to the District YOTY Final at Trafalgar. Lauren presented very well again, and took out the District YOTY Public Speaking Award narrowly missing out on the District YOTY award.
On the 5th May, club member, Andy Alexandrou, was presented with a Life Membership Award. Andy joined the Lions organisation at Broadford and held several positions including a term as President before transferring to Dromana. Andy was active in a number of projects at Dromana, particulary our Strawberry Festival before serving a double term as President. An award well deserved after just over 47 years of service between two clubs.
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