From the Mayor's Desk - Clr Yvonne Keane - 3 July 2017
Published on 03 July 2017
A message from Mayor of the Hills Shire, Councillor Yvonne Keane
Happy 100th birthday Lions Club
In this country, the Lions Clubs are an abiding presence in our communities everywhere.
Their well-known crest of care and message of hope is the proud proof of their fellowship and toil, their cooperation and partnerships.
For 100 years, The Lions Club has been a solid and stable force of good. An institution Australians have come to rely on and, perhaps unconsciously, come to expect to always be here, standing tall and strong alongside us in times of need.
In my role of Mayor, I am very fortunate to see the wonderful work of this amazing organisation – the men and women who quietly and determinedly get on with the job of helping those less able and advantaged than themselves and contributing their own dollars, their talents and wise counsel, their hands-on, practical assistance where needed.
In fact, our very own awe-inspiring Lions Clubs has served our region with lion-like courage for over 50 years, raising more than $2.8 million for worthy causes and giving hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours to improving the wellbeing of Hills residents.
Indeed, the Lions Club were one of the first groups to provide seed funding that helped to establish Hear the Children in The Hills – an essential program that helps deaf children learn to speak like you and I.
Because of clubs like the Lions, my own son's own hearing impairment - like many of the kids who attend Hear the Children - will never be a handicap to him in his life.
He just wears hearings aids, like some people wear glasses. I am forever grateful to the Lions Club for this and so many of their other magnificent contributions.
I congratulate and thank the Lions Club and its amazing members for their outstanding work in our wonderful community.
All the best for the next 100 years and beyond!