2016 - WATTLE DAY
Wantirna Lions attended the Wattle Day Tree Planting event held at the Wally Tew Recreation Reserve in Ferntree Gully. Along with Council and Community volunteers a few hours were spent planting indigenous plants along the bike path in front of the FTG Library.
We are looking forward to seeing the maturing trees in a few years time.
2016 - July - Bogan Bingo Fundraising Night
Wantirna Lions Club recently held a Bogan Bingo Fundraiser night at the Fairhills High School.
The night was a fantastic event with guests, family & friends all having a fun night and deep pockets that were very generously shared with Wantirna Lions.
Thanks to all who attended.
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2016 - May - Wantirna Lions Club Celebrates 40 Years of Service
Wantirna Lions is celebrating it's 40th year in 2016. The club has had a long standing in the Knox and Wantirna communities for all of this time, working tirelessly to raise funds for many communities and individual needs.
Congratulations to all club members and our special thanks to all of those who have supported us throughout the years.
2016 - April to May - MIDNIGHT BASKETBALL (Youth Initiative)
Wantirna Lions is proud to support Midnight Basketball Australia. A great Youth initiative.
Midnight Basketball Australia is a harm prevention charity that runs a national social inclusion programme to protect 'at risk' youth from harm and help identify and embrace positive opportunities.
Dinner, compulsory life skills workshops and tournament basketball games are run in stadiums on Friday or Saturday nights from 7.30pm till midnight, followed by a bus home, providing a safe and motivating environment.
Midnight Basketball is open to youth aged 12 to 18 years. In keeping with their motto NoWorkshop NoJumpshot® players must attend the workshop in order to play basketball. We applaud loud and hard our Midnight Basketballers’ commitment to voluntarily participating in the whole program, including the workshops.
The local program was run at the basketball stadium in Boronia and was fun and a great success. This will be an annual event.
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2016 - April Supporting Research Into Friedreich Ataxia
Fiona Dowdell Walks 1100Km To Raise Funds & Awareness
Wantirna Lions Club is proud to support Fiona Dowdell in her Sydney to Melbourne (1100 km) walk raising awareness and funds to fight the disease Friedreich Ataxia
Friedreich Ataxia is a disease that causes nervous system damage and movement problems. It usually begins in childhood and leads to impaired muscle coordination (ataxia) that worsens over time
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2015 - Oscar the Brave - Vehicle Project completed
We are proud to have completed this project to purchase a specialised wheelchair capable vehicle for Oscar and his family. See full details on our "Projects" page.
Our huge thanks to everyone who made a contribution to this important project and Australian Lions Foundation for the generous grant. See the article below.
2014 - Wantirna Club receives Aston Community Award
Lions Club of Wantirna was recently recognised for its contribution to the community by being a finalist in the Community Group section of the 2014 Aston Community Awards.
Lion Siva Sivagnanam also received an award in the Senior Volunteer Section.
2013 - A wrap up of our activities in the community
HART WALKER SPONSORSHIP
The Wantirna Lions Club in conjunction with Australian Lions Children's Mobility Foundation is proud to support their great work in supplying and ongoing sponsorship of Hart Walkers for children in need.
Working hand in hand with the State Cerebral Palsy Associations to assist children who are affected by Cerebral Palsy, providing funding for Hart Walkers and other mobility devices that allows children to stand and walk to the best of their ability. The Motto of the Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation is “Walk With Pride”. Mission Statement is “To fund mobility devices for children with disabilities, giving these children a chance to walk”.