Oatley Lions Club
Oatley Lions is a group of enthusiastic volunteers that contribute to a range of local, national and international community projects. Currently there are 25 volunteers in the club.
The main fund raiser is the popular Oatley Village Festival, which raises around $35,000 each year. Other projects include the sale of Lions Mints, Christmas Cakes, raffles and the Lions barbecues.
Venue: OATLEY RSL 23 Letitia Street Oatley NSW
Meeting Times: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7.15pm
Guests are most welcome to attend the Lions dinner meetings, which are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month. A guest speaker is usually invited to these meetings. For further details click here.
Oatley Lions is a member of Lions International which was formed in USA in 1917 by Melvin Jones. Our 46,000 clubs and 1.4+ million members make Lions the world's largest service club organization. We're also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat and with people we may never meet.
In 2017 Lions International celebrated their 100th aniversary of comunity service.
The first Lions Club in Australia was formed at Lismore in 1947 with subsequent clubs being formed rapidly. Oatley Lions was chartered in March 1977. Current and past members plan celebrated the 40th aniversary of community service in 2017.
Oatley Village Festival
The Oatley Festival is the club's major annual fundraising project and is held annually on the third Saturday in October.
This popular event attracts over 15,000 local residents each year and raises $30,000 for community projects. Funds are raised from stall hire, Lions barbecues and sales at the popular Lions Trash and Treasure stall.
The Harley Davison Bike riders (right) also raise over $2500 annually by providing bike rides These funds are donated to Children's Cancer Research.