Welcome to the Lions Club of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads - P O Box 55 Coolangatta Qld 4225. For information call the Secretary on (07) 5599 8252. We meet 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at Tweed Heads Bowls Club 6.00pm for 6.30pm NSW Time.
Ordinary people doing extraordinary things - supporting people with a disability, community greening, fundraising for worthwhile causes.
Be a part of the change. Join the LionsClub.
We meet at Tweed Heads Bowls Club on first and third Tuesday each month at 6.00pm in the upstairs Lounge near Bistro.
We consist of male and female members - no age requirements. At the moment we have 23 Members who enjoy volunteering and working to raise money to assist the community in need.
Call Secretary Jan for more information 07 5599 8252 or Membership Chairman Bryan 07 5598 0990
This Article appeared in our local Newspaper.
CHATTING like hens over colourful balls of wool is the subtle way in which Lions members are helping mould the next generation.
At Coolangatta State Primary, kids have been fortunate enough to receive mentoring from the local Lions group through the construction of a shed.
In "The Shed” workshop students learn woodwork, knitting and sewing under the watchful guidance of elderly Lions volunteers.
Tweed Coolangatta Lions vice-president Leon Darmody said the project would be ramped up during the Lions' Worldwide Week of Service for Youth, starting Monday and running until Sunday, August 14.
"We are always amazed at the quality of the youth in our community and when you deal with these young people you realise that the future of our great country is in good hands,” Mr Darmody said.
Principal Sharyn Mahony said students had benefited from the Lions' help for five years.
"It is especially heart warming to see non-gender stereotyping when the girls go to The Shed and the boys sew on buttons as they learn real life handyman and home skills,” she said.
CASTING ON: Coolangatta State School students learn to knit. From left: Betty Cooper, Alli Thomson, Nikita Morgan, Jan Wilding, Elizabeth Boyd and Hayley Maunder.
Students are shown the ropes in wood work, From left: Duncan MacLennon, Jaheim Henderson, Zayl Cappenhall, Robbie Byrnes, Ian Manwarring and Peter Phillips.
Helping out at National Tree Planting Day
Installation of Officers - 2016
The Lions Club of Coolangatta- Tweed Heads celebrated their 64th annual Changeover and Installation of officers on Tuesday 19th July. Installation was done by Q1 Living Legend PDG Ray Phippard who has been a Lion even longer than our Club has been Chartered. Among the highlights of the night were the Induction of two new members (Carol and Dudley Gordon) by DG Jacko and the awarding of a much deserved Melvin Jones Fellowship to Secretary Jan Wilding. Incoming President Stuart talked about the need to invigorate the Club with not only new blood but also with new ideas.
One of our ongoing Projects is at the Coolangatta State School. We teach skills to the Grade Six Children, Woodworking for the Girls and Sewing/Knitting for the Boys. This project was made possible by a grant from the NAB and we also receive help from the Coolangatta Men's Shed.
Both Members and Children enjoy this interaction thoroughly.
Another Project and one we raise a lot ofour funds from is selling Sausages and Drinks at the Kingscliffe Markets on the Second Saturday of every month. Why not come down and sample our fare?
We are the Lions Club of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads
We meet the needs of our local communities and the world.
1.3 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas conduct
vision and health screenings, build parks, support eye hospitals, award
scholarships, assist youth, provide help in time of disaster and much
Join us in making our communities and the world better places to live.
Becoming a Lion
Lions club members are men and women 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.
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