Darren Chester MP Tuesday, 14 July 2020 visited the Twin Rivers Lions Shed Shop & Community Book Exchange at the new home of the club at Whelans Road, Swan Reach.
Twin Rivers Lions SHED SHOP
NOW OPEN TUESDAYS 10am - 2pm
from 8th September 2020
(except public holidays)
Here's a few samples of 100 or so different hand crafted gifts, toys, home decor and clothing made lovingly by our members and volunteers. The sale of thes handcrafted items are a fundraiing to support local community's projects and services.
New community catering trailer secured with the assistance of funding through the Australian Lions Foundation 2020
Out and about serving our community
Our members enjoyed catering and providing refreshments for the 120 attendees at the Swan Reach CFA Community Excercise Briefing in December 2019 - little did we know we were heading straight into the worst fire season in East Gippsland affecting 100% of our permanent residents)
Environmental Sustainability is key focus in our community due to the geographic location. Here's an example of our beautifully handmade items for sale made from excellent quality unwanted materials and trims.
As well as an educational enviro project it is also one of our fundraising activities too. (above - Community display and sales table at the Bairnsdale Bendigo Bank in March/April 2020;
We also hold 9 POP UP STALLS in the Nicholson Mall Kiosk between Oct - Dec each year)
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.
For more about Lions Clubs, go to www.lionsclubs.org
When & Where
TWIN RIVERS LIONS SHED SHOP - Whelans Road, Swan Reach Vic every Tuesday 10am - 2pm (except public holidays)
TWIN RIVERS LIONS COMMUNITY BookXchange - opening to be advised
Twin Rivers Lions Market - 1st Saturday morning; Categories MAKE - GROW - BAKE - UPCYCLE - RECYCLE - TRASH N TREASURE - in recess
TRLCI Business / Board Meeting - 1st Monday each month ( members welcome)
TRLCI Social Get Together - 2nd Wednesday from 6pm (meal optional) .pre-bookings required; occasionally we gather at another location.
Becoming a Lion
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.