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Our Swede competition continues to bring out the competitive streak of our local
farmers, with the best swede, kale and fodderbeat titles up for grabs in our annual
event.’’ — Club Member Duncan Stewart.
‘‘Our Swede competition continues to bring
out the competitive streak of our local
farmers, with the best swede, kale and
fodderbeat titles up for grabs in our annual
‘‘We also have a cull cow competition which
local dairy farmers donate to, and the
proceeds given to the club.’’
And if that doesn’t sound enough, then
there is the Battery and Scrap metal runs,
the lamb tailing sessions, the local ram sale
at which members help to present the rams
for auction, through to the various local
Community projects at which Lion’s Club
members readily donate their time – from
bar work to bus driving.
Backing people who are keen to take on the
challenges of Leadership programmes,
attend Outward Bound and Spirit of
Adventure, is another facet supported by
the club, while they also help fund coaching
in the Community by supporting Sport
Otago and the local sport activator with
swimming and tennis lessons.
Dave Wardell and Duncan Stewart say that
their list is very extensive and definitely not
Aside from that Mr Stewart says they also
support several projects.
Further afield from their district, these
include the Otago Rescue helicopter, the
Christchurch earthquake, the Otago
Neurological foundation, the Fred Hollows
fund, Special Olympians, Royal Foundation
for the Blind and the Ronald Mcdonald
house to name but a few.
But closer to home, the list is as varied as it
is long. From assisting the local Fire Brigade
to purchase necessary equipment, through
to restoration of the Tuapeka historic school,
there are always many needs within the
Community which the Club is prepared to
Clutha Valley Lions Club
Meeting Times: 6:30pm: Second Wednesday of the month
Clutha Valley Rugby Ground, Clydevale
wide range of activities have been
established by Lions International
that enables clubs to capitalise on
the organisational ability and experience
of other lions clubs.
● Youth Exchange
● Lions Quest Skills
● Peace Poster Competition
● Young Speechmaker
● Youth Camp
● Eyeglass Collection
● New Zealand Activities
● Heads up for Kids
● KanTabs for Kids
● Child Mobility
● Lions Den at RMH House
Clubs international mission and history
n 1917, Melvin Jones, a 38-year-old
Chicago business leader, told members
of his local business club they should
reach beyond business issues and address
the betterment of their communities and
Jones’ group, the Business Circle of
After contacting similar groups around
the United States, an organisational
meeting was held on June 7, 1917, in
Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The new group took the name of one of
the invited groups, the "Association of
Lions Clubs," and a national convention
was held in Dallas, Texas, USA in October
of that year.
A constitution, by-laws, objects and a
code of ethics were approved.
Within three years, Lions became an
Since then, Lions has earned high marks
for both integrity and transparency and as
a well-run organization with a steady
vision, a clear mission, and a long – and
proud – history.
Ready to help,
henever a Lions club gets together,
problems get smaller. And communities
get better. That’s because Lions help
where help is needed – in their own
communities and around the world.
The World’s Largest Service Club Organisation
46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members make
Lions the world’s largest service club
organisation. It is also one of the most effective.
Lions Club members do whatever is needed to
help their local communities.
Whether it is supporting children who need
eyeglasses or seniors who don’t have enough to
eat or who need something simple like firewood
or helping communities following natural
disasters by providing for immediate needs such
as water, clothing, food and medical supplies,
and aiding in long-term reconstruction. Since
1968, the Lions Club International Foundation
has awarded more than $US700 million in grants
to support Lions Humanitarian community
projects around the World.
Our Mission ...
To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.
To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet
humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international
understanding through Lions clubs.
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