The environment is a key focus for Lions and now there are community gardens popping up all over the country to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Lions Clubs in Australia.
We set a goal this year to plant at least 75 gardens across the country before the official anniversary on 29th September.
CEO Rob Oerlemans has confirmed the goal has already been hit with over 75 gardens now planted nationwide!
“At Lions we pride ourselves on the work we do to make our communities better places to live, and on doing our bit to nurture our local, national and global environments. Our anniversary gardens are a wonderful way to celebrate this and we’re delighted to confirm that over 75 gardens have already been planted across the country,” says Rob.
“It’s been great to see the different ways Clubs have chosen to celebrate the occasion ranging from flowers and native gardens to vegetable gardens for schools, sensory gardens, plaques, park benches and even time capsules. Many Clubs will be hosting special events this month to celebrate the significant milestone and the incredible impact Lions have made and will continue to make in their communities.”
Since the first club was formed in Lismore in 1947, Lions Australia has grown to be the largest service club organisation in Australia, with over 1200 clubs and 25,000 members giving back through an array of community-based programs and initiatives.
This year Lions have been going above and beyond on the recovery efforts for those Australians affected by the floods and continue to support those recovering from the Black Summer bushfires.
The 75th Anniversary campaign is based on the theme of “Always”. We have always been there for our communities, always stand ready to help, and will always be there in the future when needed.