Sutherland Shire Lioness Club achieved a milestone recently, celebrating their 40th Charter Anniversary at Doltone House, Sylvania. And what made it more special was a congratulatory video message from the Prime Minister, The Hon. Scott Morrison MP.
The club formed with 27 members and received their Charter on Saturday 21st October 1978, becoming a part of the world’s largest service organisation, Lions Clubs International. Today, their membership stands at forty dedicated ladies who devote their time and effort to assist those less fortunate than themselves through their club’s programme of community service.
Over the years, they have not only maintained a high reputation amongst the local community, but on a wider scale have assisted in times of major world disasters through the Australian Lions Foundations.
Their fundraising ventures have been many and varied: Children’s Medical Research Institute, Farmers’ Drought Relief, Ovarian Cancer, the very popular International Women’s Day Luncheons, Parkinson’s Support Group, Careflight, Assistance Dogs, walkers for children suffering cerebral palsy through the Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation, a 10-year-long project providing equipment for cystic fibrosis sufferers through Randwick Children’s Hospital, car conversions for profoundly disabled children. And the list goes on!
Charter President Lioness Dianne Weatherall, and current President, is extremely proud to be a part of such a wonderful group of hard-working ladies, and she was particularly pleased on their celebration night to present donations to Sutherland Shire Special Needs Toy Library, as well as the Butterfly Foundation (support for eating disorders).
Sutherland Shire Lioness Club is looking forward to their next chapter of service to the community, and helping those in need.