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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Lions club members are men and women who strive to make a difference in their local community as well as addressing unmet health and education needs worldwide.
Latest news and upcoming events
Recent Club News
17th June, Annual Disbursements Night: Our funds are disbursed through out the year as required but the majority of our funds are disbursed at an Annual Disbursements Night. Representatives of the various charity and community groups that we support are given a meal and an opportunity to tell us about their group and activities. Eighteen charity groups attended this most enjoyable and informative night.
1st July, Guest Speaker: Our Guest Speaker, Gerry Shepheard, spoke on his early association with the Mornington Peninsula and the wonderful experiences he had on the Peninsula as a child growing up. Gerry also spoke on his experiences in the Royal Australian Navy at the end of WW2 and post war. A most informative and enjoyable evening.
15th July, Change Over: An informal Change Over was conducted by Zone Chair, Lorraine Riches. Club members from McCrae and Rye helped us celebrate this occasion.
23rd July, LEHP Children's Vision Screening: Five club members plus our LEHP Training Chairman attended Dromana Primary School to perform a sight screening session with 38 Grade 2 students. A most enjoyable morning was spent with these young students who really enjoyed being involved in the process.
2nd September. Annual General Meeting: Our AGM was held at the Safety Beach Community Centre.
13th October, Junior Public Speaking: The winners of the Grade 3/4 and Grade 5/6 catergories in our Junior Public Speaking Contest appeared at the Regional Final at Trafalgar. Both students spoke very well but did not advance on to the next level.Three club members attended this event in support of our contestants.
October, Zone Schools Quiz: Ten primary schools from our end of the Peninsula competed in this event held over four Thursday evenings during October. The final was held on the 31st October and was won be Sorrento Primary School.
Lions Peace Poster: Students from Dromana Primary School, Dromana College and St Macartan's Parish Primary School provided entries for this event. The winning posters from each school were then forwarded to the Regional Final where our entry from Dromana Primary SChool was succesful. A certificate and small presentation was made to this student at the schools Grade 6 Graduation Night.
17th November, Opportunity Shop Volunteers Christmas Luncheon: A Christmas Luncheon was held at the Safety Beach Community Centre in appreciation of the hours spent by our volunteers in our two Op Shop. Thirty volunteers attended and were presented with a small gift in appreciation of their efforts.
September / December, Bunnings Sausage Sizzles: The club was lucky to be allocated two sausage sizzles at the Bunning's Rosebud Warehouse in the second half of 2019. Both were succesful and added additional funds to our Activities Account for disbursement to worthwhile community groups in thye New Year.
11th December, Dromana Primary School End of Year Concert and Fundraiser: Club members assisted at Dromana Primary School and cooked up around 500 sausages and 200 meat patties (hamburgers) for this event. The P & F Members then onsold these for the fundraising efforts.
11th December, Dromana College Awards Night: The Club Secretary attended this Awards Night and presentated four scholarships to deserving students.
17th December, Dromana Primary SChool Grade 6 Graduation: The Club President and Club Secretary attend this night and presented four scholarships to deserving students. The certificate and presentation was also made to our Peace Poster winner on the same night.
26th January, Dromana Australia Day Festival: Club members were involved in this function on the Dromana Foreshore.
27th January: Bunning's Sausage Sizzle: Eight club members assisted at another Bunning's sausage sizzle at their Rosebud Warehouse. Another busy day with a good return for effort.
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