Helping hands

By Cobram Courier

The Strathmerton Lions Club is seeking civic-minded men and women to join it in making a difference in the community.

The club is hosting an information session on Wednesday, May 9 for people who want to learn more about the club and its work.

‘‘Our club gives members an opportunity to advance worthy causes, serve with friends in a very enjoyable atmosphere and become leaders in the community,’’ club president Murray Hodgson said.

‘‘This club means a lot to our Lions, but it means so much more to the people we serve.’’

The Strathmerton club is very active, with great fundraising events in place and many projects and programs it supports.

The information session will be held at the golf/tennis/Lions clubrooms at the Strathmerton Recreation Reserve.

There will be two guest speakers and various presentations, followed by supper.

Mr Hodgson and membership chairman Archie Howden encouraged the public to go out and learn more about the club’s work.

‘‘We want to share the great things we’re doing in the community and let others know how they can help,’’ Mr Hodgson said.

The Lions’ motto is ‘‘we serve’’ and the club always strives to live up to it. For 45 years the club has provided support to individuals, sporting groups, Numurkah and Cobram hospitals and other assistance organisations, as well as coming to the fore when people have experienced times of disaster or difficulty.

The Strathmerton Lions Club is part of Lions Clubs International, the largest service club organisation in the world.

It has 1.35million members in more than 46000 clubs, serving communities in 207 countries and geographical areas around the globe.

Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects.

●To learn more about the information session, the Strathmerton Lions Club or its service projects, or to lodge your RSVP by Monday, May 7, phone Archie Howden on 0428 598 389.