Lions Club of Gawler Incorporated
The town of Gawler is situated just north of Adelaide, and claims to have the Best of Town and Country.
For over 50 years the Lions Club of Gawler has been working to support the local community, and to improve cultural and civic amenities of the town. Apart from the local community the club also supports the national and international community.
Past projects have included:
- The construction of a rotunda in Pioneer Park in the centre of town.
- Restoration of parts of the Gawler Railway Station and beautification of the surrounds, including relocation of a steam locomotive.
- Air-conditioning the Elderly Centre.
- Contributing to the erection of the Sports and Recreation Centre.
- Provision of rest rooms at the Gawler Palliative Care Unit.
- A sound system for performances at a Youth Centre.
- Built a BBQ area in the Lions Park opposite the Caravan Park for our 50 years of service in Gawler
- Asssited with a grant to supply a Dog for a young diabetic boy.
Some of our current projects are listed on the PROJECTS page.
The History of thye Lions Club of Gawler - We Serve
The formation of the Lions Club took place on the 12th September 1967. The Mother Club was Elizabeth Lions Club; sevaral of their members attended which helped to recruit sevaral business men to come to this function. On November 25th 1967 a Charter night was held where 22 members were presented to the public at a dinner held in the Gawler Instiuite, together with Charter President Dr Frank A White received the Charter from District Govenor Brin Clarke.
The first 20 years the Club were very active with working projects, Gawler & District Olympic swimming pool, preperation of the grounds, planting lawns, erecting park seats and fencing around the perimeter. The park was officially opened by the Mayor of Gawle Dr Bruce Eastick for the South Australian Championships, which were held in 1970.
1977 Our Membership had grown to 42.
1980 Funds were donated to purchase a Medical Research System for the Gawler Hutchinson Hospital and we assisted in the completion of the Aged Cottage Homes project.
1989 Lions Club of Gawler hosted the Lions District Convention.
2000 Lions Club of Gawler was invited to by Adopt -A-Station to lease and care for,the Gawler Railway Station including the Railway Station Masters hous and carpark area.It was suggested that we hold a Sunday Market: The market started with 12 stalls and has grown to what it is today.
All monies raised from the Market and Catering goes towards projects in our community, and Lions nationally and International approved projects.
We also have a social co-ordinator where once a year we invite members and partners for a weekend away, So far we have been to Clare and Port Hughes Whilst there we visited the local Lions Clubs for a social meal, Fun and fellowship was had by all.
We as Members are very proud and we thank our pioneering gentlemen who saw the need to start up a Lions Club in Gawler.
We are the Lions
We meet the needs of our local communities and the world.
Our 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas conduct vision and health screenings, build parks, support eye hospitals, award scholarships, assist youth, provide help in time of disaster and much more.
Our Sunday Markets are now CLOSED due to health reasons until further notice
Becoming a Lion
Lions club members are men and women who strive to make a difference in their local community as well as in communities worldwide. Their volunteer efforts go beyond the support of vision care, to addressing unmet health and education needs worldwide.
For information on joining please call
Libby March on 0403 017 292