Twin Rivers Lions Club Inc

Twin Rivers Lions Club Inc

VIC, Australia, District 201V3

We can all make a positive difference in our community together

Endeavour Award Annual Presentation

Brooke Peachey was presented with the Twin Rivers Lions Club "Endeavour Award" at the Swan Reach Primary School Graduation Night, held at the Swan Reach Hotel, on Monday 13th December 2021.

This Award, now in its second year, is presented to a student who has displayed determination with a positive attitude, in overcoming barriers to learning during their final year at primary school.

Brooke was presented with a personal plaque by Club President Peter Payne.  She also had her name

engraved on the "Endeavour Award '' perpetual plaque that hangs in the foyer at the Swan Reach Primary School.  The Award also comes with a $250 bursary from the Twin Rivers Lions Club, paid to her Secondary School account to assist with books and uniforms for 2022.

"The club congratulates Brooke on her achievements and wishes her every success as she commences her secondary education" Peter said.

"The club looks forward to making a similar presentation at the end of the 2022 school year."


Volunteers Community Grant 2021 - Federal Government grant funding received in January 2022.  The club has purchased some additional catering equipment to help our tvolunteering eams undertaking community events more successfully.

Grant to construct Lions Shed on Swan Reach Recreational Reserve (next to the Pre School) - pending outcome expected early 2022.


Our Club's Community based Activities

Shortly following the chartering of our Lions Club, the 2019-2020 East Gippsland Bushfire Season quickly followed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  This was with the ongoing 3 year drought underlying our region.

Here's some of the activities our club members get involved in and have heaps of fun and laughter together and with our community.Hope to see you soon.

Lions Christmas Cakes & Puddings now available 

Our visits 123 READ 2 ME warehouse in Heatherton, Melbounre Vic

Our club's 2nd Birthday Celebrations - June 2021

123 READ 2 ME (This project distributes over 10,000 childrens books to 0-12yrs throughout East Gippsland, Victoria.  Our Lions Club encourages other neighbouring Lions Clubs to partner with us in this valuable community iniatitive.

Coming soon Spring 2021 .... Two collection tubs (as below) will be located into two retails busiinesses in Bairnsdale tto enable people to donate their pre-loved childrens books that are no longer required so that other young children in east gippsland can receive them and have many years of reading enjoyment before passing on to other younger readers in time.

(above) some of our Lions Club members cleaning and sorting donated books in prepations for distribution to schools, kinders etc for distribution to young children to take home to enjoy.

(below) excited pre-schoolers receiving their books at their local kinder

COLLECTING UNWANTED EYE SPECTICLES (new or used/ prescription or sunglasses).  Once collected these are mailed to Queensland for cleaning, grading and processing by Queensland Female Correctional Centres before being distributed by specialists and other qualified professionals through third world countries.

Recycle For Sight Program | Lions Clubs Australia – We serve Click on link  Twin Rivers Lions Drop Off location is the Swan Reach General Store and the club's monthly community market in Johnsonville on the first Saturday each month from September to June.

UNWANTED POSTAGE STAMPS (new, used, collections etc - including international stamps).  Once collected these are mailed for preparation to be autioned at philanthropic auctions and raises in excess of $AU50,000 annually and the funds donated to the Lions Mobility Foundation for the supply and fitting of HART Walkers.


Support Us - ALCMF (  ... we encourage everyone to collect used and unwanted stamp collections to our Club's community DROP OFF points (Twin Rivers Lions Market (September to June) and anytime at the Swan Reach Gerneral Store)


(community launching announcement coming soon) 

COLLECTION UNWANTED CLEAN "AS NEW" fabric and other sewing/knitting accessories including bric a brac, tools etc.  These are sorted, placed in desnated storage tubs ready for selection by our members and volunteers.  These supplies become beautifully finished items including aprons, heat packs, bags of varying designs, rugs, table cloths, dolls clothes, etc   Currently the club has in excess of 100 different products lovingly and caringly created by our crafty members and volunteers.

Masking up with Twin Rivers Lions Club

The Esso team in Gippsland have turned mandatory mask wearing into an opportunity to support a local Lions Club.

The Gippsland team wanted to purchase locally-made masks for the Longford Plants and offshore workforce. Through the investigative work of Sale local and Esso Offshore Production Administration Assistant Angela Jones, masks were sourced from the Twin Rivers Lions Club which is located near to Lakes Entrance and Esso’s offshore operations.

Operations Superintendent Simon Kemp said that 500 masks were purchased by Esso from the Twin Rivers Lions Club.

“At Esso, we are always looking for ways to support the wider Gippsland community and we were pleased to be able to make this very different kind of contribution during the time of COVID-19.

“We are thankful to Twin Rivers Lions Club President Desma Payne and the wider volunteer group for their efforts in providing us with locally made masks. We understand it was a real team effort to produce these for us quickly and safely in line with COVID-19 restrictions,” he said.

Who are Lions?

  • Lions in Australia - 29,000 members in 1200 Clubs
  • Our District 201V3 (Mornington Peninsula & Gippsland) has over 1200 members in 63 Clubs

Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief - to serve their community.

Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects - including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.

Lions give sight. By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. We have extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts and through our international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.

Lions serve youth. Our community projects often support local children and schools through scholarships, recreation and mentoring. Internationally, we offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps and Exchange and Lions Quest.

Our Leo Program provides the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal development through volunteering. There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Lions award grants. Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian projects around the world. LCIF was also ranked the number one nongovernmental organization in a 2007 study by The Financial Times.

Lions help during disasters. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term reconstruction.

Lions are active. Our motto is "We Serve." Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.

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When & Where

TWIN RIVERS LIONS SHED SHOP -  closed to the public relocating date tba

TWIN RIVERS LIONS COMMUNITY BookXchange - opening date tba

Twin Rivers Lions Market  - 1st Saturday @ Nicholson Reserve, next to the Nicholson Primary School - this is a MAKERS & GROWERS market held monthly from September through to June (club members & volunteers have a 2 month winter break)

TRLCI Business / Board Meeting - 2nd Tuesday each month (members welcome)

TRLCI Social Get Together -  3rd Wednesday from 6.30pm (meal optional) .pre-bookings required; occasionally we gather at another location.

Interested in finding more about our club's membership?

Lions club members are people 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.

We encourage anyone 15 yrs and above who is community minded and enjoys working in a team environment to contact us.  

Interested in becoming a member? Click Here (please ignor USA information on form including fees; Twin Rivers Lions Club Inc's membership is subsidfised by the club.  Please ring mobile +61 0432 188 295 or email: to arrange an introduction and to find out more about our club and it's varied activities and projects.