Lions on the prowl for new members

By Stuart Kavanagh

This week, Greg Dulbridge, president of the local chapter of the Lions Club, dropped by the Barrier Truth offices to talk to us about what the Lions Club does, and also to give a shout-out for new members to come on board.

The Lion’s Club has been an institution in Broken Hill since 1961.

The charity prides itself on helping the local community, whether it’s booking a Mobile Skin Cancer Unit to offer free skin cancer checks in the town, or helping a travelling member of the Starlight Foundation raise $1000 through a BBQ – the Club is always there.

“We do a lot of work around the place,” he told us. “It’s all about raising money for the community.”

This can be evidenced by the Lions Car Christmas Raffle that is ever present at Westside Plaza.

“Everything we earn from that, goes back into the town. All types of different organisations benefit from it,” Greg says.

They were at the local greyhound track this past weekend, doing what they do best – fundraising. And the money raised is felt all around town.

“That’s how we pay for scholarships for kids going to uni, along with helping various different organisations throughout the town.”

But there is a problem facing the Lions Club, and that is local membership.

It is a member-based charity and at the moment the local Lions are largely senior citizens.

“What we need to do now is get families involved. That way, when us older people move on, they can fill in the gaps we might leave behind.”

If those gaps cannot be filled, we might be left without a Lions Club in Broken Hill, and nobody in the community would like to see that happen.
So think about helping out and joining the Lions Club.

Call 0458 335 680 and volunteer today.

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