Lions is a community service organisation! People join Lions because they want to use their intellect, creativity, commitment and enthusiasm to get things done. This is where you can find out about the sorts of projects that your local Lions Club is doing. Like what you see? Get involved!
For a place with a total population of about 900, Flinders Island Lions Club is involved in a lot of projects.
- Lions mints are available at the airport and the Multipurpose Centre (hospital / doctors surgery) waiting room.
- We sell tulips for Parkinson's Research
- We recycle eyeglasses - there is a box at the hospital or residents are encouraged to give their old glasses to any member. These glasses are refurbished and go to people in developing countries who cannot afford to purchase them.
- We sell Christmas cakes through a number of retail outlets and at markets.
- We run a quarterly market so that local volunteer organisations can raise funds. We also encourage private vendors to support our markets so that old items or excess produce doesn't go to waste.
- We have a fishing competition on the last weekend in February each year. Previous events have raised money for Lions childhood cancer research.
- We have a food stall at the Flinders Island show every year. This year we also had a raffle of a trailer load of wood, a clothesline to donate to prostate cancer research and advertised our merino marbles.
- We hold Le Tour de Flinders each year in November. Previous events have raised money for Lions Sight First campaign.
- Our club caters for a BBQ for Australia Day hosted by Flinders Council
- We raise money by selling sheep manure(merino marbles) in the community.
- We cut wood for the elderly and infirm to use for heating so that they don't go cold through the winter.
- We send donated used stamps to a member of Lions in Launceston who passes them on to be sold to collectors to raise money. We thank Polly Coster who is our main source of these stamps.
- Lions Alan & Margaret Wheatley sell second hand books through Killiecrankie Enterprises at 7 Lagoon Road, Whitemark. We accept donations of books. All the money goes to Lions for projects.