Lions Community Village
The Moama Lions Community Village committee, a council committee run by a management committee, comprises of Lions members and a council representative. The management committee meets monthly and manages the day to day running of the units.
This project began in 1977 and is the result of unstinting efforts by club members supported by Murray Shire, Moama Bowling Club and the community.
The Lions Community Village now consists of 28 units. The latest 4 units were officially opened on 11th March 2012 and have been dedicated to Lion Des Murray. These units are now called the Desmond Murray Units.
One activity that most people are aware of is the distribution of Lions Mints. Mints are available from a large number of local businesses.
Lions Mints was started as a fundraiser as clubs needed a year round fund raiser rather than a once a year project.
Carols by Candlelight
During the Australia Day Celebrations in January 2010, the Moama Lions Club was presented with the Community Event of the Year Award by the Murray Shire Council for hosting the Carols by Candlelight. It is terrific to be recognised for all the hard work that goes into holding an event like this.
The Moama Lions Club holds Carols by Candlelight in December each year at the Kerrabee Soundshell in Moama.
This is our way of giving back to our community and say thank you to all those people who supported us during the year, whether it be buying a sausage during one of our BBQ's, getting one of our Christmas Cakes or by donating to us.
This is a fantastic night and what better way to start the Christmas celebrations. Music and entertainment is provided during the night by many volunteers, and of course it would not be Carols by Candlelight without a visit from Santa.
And what would a Lions Function be without a BBQ. Our members are flat out each year cooking sausages and chips.
Our reward for this night is to see all the smiling faces, young and old, getting together and celebrating.
That is all we ask for.
Christmas Cakes and Puddings
The Lions Christmas Cake and Pudding program has been a major fund raising project of Lions Australia since 1965 and raised an estimated profit in excess of $50m. The profits from this project are donated back into the community in many ways but just to name a few. Sight first, Medical Research, Children’s Mobility Foundation, Eye Health Program, Hearing Dogs, Disaster Relief, Aged Care, Drug Awareness, Youth Programs.
You may rest assured that should you purchase a product from this program the profit generated will be put to good use in the community.
Cakes will become available around November each year from our club as well as from numerous outlets in the Moama area. Please contact us with your order.
Thank you for your support of the Christmas Cakes Project and helping Lions serve our Community!
Teddy Bears Picnic
Moama Lions Club has been holding a BBQ at the Teddy Bear's Picnic held at Moama's Kerrabee Soundshell for many years now.
This event is wonderful, we enjoy seeing all the happy little faces and the way they interact with the performers. The BBQ is always busy, lots of mouths to feed!
Youth of the Year (Secondary College) and Junior Public Speaking (Primary School)
provides tremendous benefits for students by providing them with:
opportunities to develop self confidence
experience in public speaking,
increased ability to communicate to a wider audience
We run a BBQ during the Southern 80 and cook up a great breakfast and lunch.