The Year That Was at GVK

An update from the Golden Valley Keperra Lions Club: By Club President Paul Ryan

The Lions at the Movie in the Park fundraiser. The marquees pictured are available to hire free of charge to not-for-profits

Lions Clubs follow a financial year program so my year as President of this great club is drawing to a close. It’s at times like this that you reflect on the past year and revisit what the Club did well and what the Club could have done better.

It still amazes me that our Lions Club is relatively unknown in our community with our 50th Year in the Hills District arriving next year. Our new President Lion Debbie Payne and her Board of Directors will continue our work to provide assistance where needed – ‘We serve’.

We have provided $44,226.28 to support children and families through School Chaplaincies this year. The local schools include; Ferny Grove State School, Mitchelton State School, Ferny Hills State School, St Williams Catholic School, Patricks Rd State School,  St Andrews Ferny Grove and Mitchelton Special School.

We have also raised funds to support other local organisations including; Samford Riding for the Disabled, MS Moonlight Walk, Mobility Chair, Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony, Lions Youth Camp Duckadang, and the Lions Medical Research Foundation.

Our Lions also thoroughly enjoyed putting together our annual Christmas Hampers for Anglican Church Grovely, Prince of Peace, St Vincent De Paul and Salvation Army. We hope our service and ‘Two more Hands’ has made a difference.

Later this year, we move out to ‘Club HQ’ at James Drysdale Reserve, Bunya. If you are up that way, pop in and say ‘Hi’.

Last weekend we assisted our local ‘Girl Guides Troupes’ with their Movie in the Park fundraiser. It was great to work with the Guides and their parents.

We have recently purchased three marquees and they are available to hire free for not-for-profits. If you have an event and need a marquee please get in touch by emailing or call 0409 688 675

Our Club is busy working for you – but we need more volunteers to help, male or female, any age, as long as they have a  desire to make a difference. For more details visit

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