OATLEY RSL ANZAC SERVICE
Representatives of Oatley Lions attended the Oatley RSL Centenary of ANZAC Commemoration Service in Oatley on Sunday 23 April 2017.
The ceremony was held at the Soldiers Memorial in Oatley Memorial Gardens.
RED SHIELD APPEAL
Club members supported the Red Shield Appeal participated in the door knock collection in the St George area.
Photo shows some of the Lions volunteers and students from Danebank.
OATLEY VILLAGE FESTIVAL
Oatley Lions Club hosts the Oatley Village Festival each year. At the recent festival a total of $38,00 was raised to assist local, national and international projects.
$22,683 has so far been raised for projects including the Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation ($5000), Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation ($4000), Alzheimer Research Foundation ($2500) and The Lions Relief Foundation ($2000), $2000 to Westmead Hospital and $1000 for emergency flood relief.
The festival also provides an opportunity for a range of local community groups to fundraise and promote their activities.
This includes Oatley Scouts, Oatley Girl Guides, Oatley and Fauna and Oatley Historial and Heritage Society. Local residents and businesses have generously contributed to this annual event.
Oatley Lions Club regularly organise fund raising barbecues at local community events including the Oatley Village Festival, council activities and other outdoor events.
Funds raised from the barbecues have help to finance a wide range of Lions projects.
CYCLONE DEBBIE APPEAL
The Australian Lions “National Appeal” is raising funds to support of those affected by the recent “Cyclone Debbie” in Queensland and the subsequent flooding that has occurred.
A number of lives have been lost and much damage sustained to date with more expected through flooding. Oatley residents have been most generous in supporting the recent Bucket Appeal organised by Oatley Lions Club member, John Chate.
OATLEY LIONS SUPPORT THE VARIETY BASH
Melbourne to Port Douglas (Via Cooktown)
Message from volunteers Lions Club members, John and David Morgan, who supplied the support vehicle for the Variety Club Bash 2015.
Their team raised over $23,000 for the Variety Club.
... David & I are overwhelmed with the generosity and kindness from Oatley Lions Club in donating $5000 to the Variety Club Bash. Please convey our sincere gratitude to the club members for their generous support. We are proud to carry the Lions logo, which is displayed on all sides of Support Car 999, and will ensure that we communicate the valued work that Lions does in the community to all who we meet on the Bash journey ..."
HART WALKER PROJECT
The Hart Walker is a walking frame to assist children who suffer from cebral palsy. This briiliant yet complex device was originally designed by David Hart in England.
Oatley Lions Club has funded over 8 devices for young children with cerebral palsy.
A 9 year old boy with an acquired brain injury is playing a more active role in the community after Oatley Lions and other contributors helped to raise $63,000 to purchase a wheelchair modified car.
Travel to school, family functions and medical appointments is much easier now for Mathew Chiotis (pictured with his mother Fay).
Also pictured is Bryan Pirie and John Chate (Oatley Lions) with Julia Kumar and Jo Murphy (Kogarah Lions). Other contributors to the project were the Variety Club, Oatley Leo Club, Kyle Bay Lions and the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
PEACE POSTER COMPETITION
Each year a different theme incorporating peace is chosen for the Lions National Peace Poster competition.
For 2017-18 the theme is "The Future of Peace".
Oatley Lions sponsor the local program for children in local schools and youth groups.
LIONS CHRISTMAS CAKES AND PUDDINGS
Lions Christmas cakes are a popular fundraising project.
Each year the cakes and puddings are sold through local retail distributors or directly via the Oatley Lions website.
LIONS KIDS CANCER GENOME PROJECT – a $4 million initiative
A two-day visit by leading Lions Clubs members has provided an opportunity for Garvan to thank Lions Clubs for their visionary support of the Lions Kids Cancer Genome Project – a $4 million initiative.
This inititative improves outcomes for children with high-risk cancer through whole genome sequencing – and to discuss ways of extending the project globally. Pictured is Oatley Lions member Dr Joe Collins and Past International President Dr Yamada.
In Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Garvan meets Lions Clubs International to discuss the way ahead for giving kids with cancer a better chance — Garvan Institute (click here)
Oatley Lions regularly collects used eye glasses, and distributes them to deveoping nations. Local optometrists in the St George area act as collect points.
Message from David Coleman MP Federal Member for Banks
Oatley Village Festival speech in Federal Parliament 20 October 2015