Lions Club Of Camperdown

District 201V2 Victoria Australia

Overview and Location

EMAIL: camperdown.vic@lions.org.au

POSTAL ADDRESS:  P.O. Box 192, Camperdown Vic. 3260

Lions Assist Phone: 0421 138 118

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Club Meeting Times

Welcome to Lions Club of Camperdown Inc.

We meet the needs of our local communities and the world. Our 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 more.

Our meeting times are:-

Dinner Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of every month at the Commercial Hotel (Manifold St. Camperdown).

Time: 6:30 for 7:00 p.m.

Business Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at the R.S.L. Hall (Pike St. Camperdown)

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Visitors welcome.

Join us in making our communities and the world better places to live.

 

History Of the Lions Club Of Camperdown Inc.

The Lions Club of Camperdown was chartered in September 1979 with 25 members. Many of the members had young families which helped unite the club. Working bees were always well attended and often extended into social events.

In the early 1980’s the club was responsible for rejuvenating Camperdown's Botanic Gardens which had fallen into disrepair and been opened to cattle grazing. Eventually the council took responsibility for the upkeep of the gardens and Lions help wherever possible.

Other events organised by the Lions Club during the 80’s included a Lakeside Carnival in the summer and also an annual Country Music Festival, which unfortunately due to the high cost, was not viable.

During the early 1990’s the first females were inducted as members which helped consolidate the club. The Club also became more involved with the smaller community based projects such as Meals On Wheels, and a Free Community Meal.

The club continues to strengthen its membership and socially it enjoys many outings and this has helped balance the hours members put into community projects. It remains a very happy and energetic club although the average age of membership has increased.

As time passes, fewer young people feel the need to join a Service Club, as they consider them outdated and time consuming, forcing many clubs to fold due to lack of members. However Camperdown Lions believe that its future is in youth and each year has been fully involved in the “Youth of the Year” program and has hosted many overseas students in the “Lions Youth Exchange” program.

Quite a few of the members have participated at district level and in 2009 the Club hosted the 201V2 Multiple District Convention, which highlighted the commitment and involvement of the club at all levels of Lionism.

We serve our local community, assist neighbouring communities and help with medical research, disaster relief,and other humanitarian assistance around Australia and internationally.

Be a part of the change. Join the Lions Club of Camperdown Inc.