Glenside Lions News
Our newsletter ePride is published monthly with news of our Club activities and members’ news. We have Facebook pages for our Bookmart and Annual Art Show.
Glenside Lions donated $5000 to LCIF in September. Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has extensive experience in providing immediate and long-term relief following disasters. Local Lions and Lions leaders assess the immediate needs and develop a long-term reconstruction plan; LCIF staff is involved in planning. We stay for as long as it takes to finish the disaster work, and help give victims their lives back. Each year the Foundation awards millions in grants for disaster relief. Over the last 10 years, the Foundation has given over US$100 million.
Glenside Lions have donated $2000 to Restless Dance Theatre to fund scholarships for their young dance artists. Restless have ensembles for youth and senior dancers. The Youth Ensemble consists of young artists with and without disability aged 15 to 26. The Ensemble collaborates with nationally and internationally recognised directors to create distinct, high quality performances across a range of art forms. Membership is by invitation only. Graduates from the Youth Ensemble have the opportunity to join the Senior Ensemble to continue their growth as artists and performers. Restless Dance Theatre is located at 195 Gilles Street, Adelaide SA 5000.
Glenside Lions donated $11,000 to Eastern Districts Little Athletics Club to purchase new hurdles for the club. Their past president Brenton Howard visited our Club to make a presentation on how the club with 321 members from age 4 to 17 years train and coach the kids in track and field events. They have a very inclusive policy and they have disabled athletes in their club. Eastern Districts have produced Olympics and Commonwealth Games athletes. Photo shows Brenton with Glenside Lions President John Varcoe and VP Ian Digby. We are very happy to be associated with them.
Glenside Lions have been very active during the past year. We have donated a total of $121,600 to our community and Lions projects. This is our commitment to our vision, ‘To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service’. This is also our contribution for this Lions Centennial year. #LIONS100 #WeServe
At our Club Handover dinner on 28th June incoming president John Varcoe presented the Melvin Jones Award to Lion Dennis Mattschoss and his partner Ann. Ann and Dennis spend much of their time and effort working at the Bookmart sorting and pricing books to get them ready for sale. Congratulations to Ann and Dennis. #LIONS100 #WeServe
Glenside Lions donated $3000 to Hutt Street Centre for their Winter Appeal in June. For every person facing homelessness, there is a story of heartbreak. There are hundreds of South Australians sleeping out in the depths of winter, because the world around them turned cold. They had jobs, families, a home and a place in the world. Now, warmth, love and purpose are gone from their lives, leaving only loneliness and despair. It may have been a sudden redundancy, a critically ill partner, domestic violence or the loss of a child. For many reasons, people experiencing homelessness have been forced into shocking, frightening circumstances.