About the Lions Club of Colac Inc
Lions Clubs are part of community life, in the cities and in the country. Clubs are easily identified by their distinctive Logo, the trademark of our International Association, and the 'We Serve'; motto.
Lions Australia is part of an international association, filled with people who are joined by the common desire to make their communities better, by using their creativity, enthusiasm and energy.
Membership is open to all people of the community in good standing.
This website is where you can find out about your own local Lions Club.
We welcome contact from anyone over 18 years of age who is interested in community service.
Our Club is 53 years old this year having been charted in June 1958.
New members will bring with them new ideas and interests, which will see us all involved in new projects in the years ahead.
For many years the Lions Club of Colac was involved in establishing and running the Day Training Centre for the intellectually disabled. The Centre was taken over by the Education Department in 1986. Since 1982 Lions have worked hard for the establishment of a Senior Citizens Village and achieved this with the opening of the first ten units in November 1985. Since then the Village has grown to 29 Units and the Club has always had a very close involvement in the development of the site. As part of the Clubs Community Service we maintain a weekly roster at the Village to cut lawns and carry out minor maintenance and general assistance to the senior residents.
We support a multitude of Lions projects associated with Community Health, Preventable Blindness, Diabetes Awareness, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, Licola Camp, for underprivileged children among many others. We run a Peace Poster Contest annually among school children and support local groups and individuals wherever we can. We assist the Kana Festival and Christmas carols on an annual basis. We hold annually a Youth of the Year Competition involving the local secondary schools. We sell Lion Mints and Christmas Cakes and upon request man gates at various functions held in the local area.
Our monthly Sunday Market provides a much community service and is a good dollar earner for the Club.
All Clubs are autonomous and tailor their activities to suit health, interests and abilities of their members and local community needs.
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at the P & A Society at the Colac Showgrounds, Bruce Street, Colac. We gather at 6.30 p.m. for a 7.00 p.m. start. The first meeting of the month is generally a Dinner meeting while the second is generally a Business meeting.