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Riverside is the largest Lions Club in Tasmania with over 53 members serving our community for 50 years.

Riverside is a suburb of Launceston, a city of about 80,000 people with a district population of over 100,000.  Four other clubs are in the district: Kings Meadows, Launceston Windmill Hill, City of Launceston and Hadspen South Esk.

We are a very busy club with such activities as:

Manning gates for the Launceston Football Club state Wide Aussie Rules games.

Catering for five Hawthorn, Australian Football League “home games” at Aurora Stadium in Launceston.

            Running a charity golf day.

            Millions paws walk in conjunction with the RSPCA.

            Organizing the Men’s Health Forum held in September.

            Catering for the Mountain Cattleman Association annual function.

            City Mission food drive.

            Library book sales and stamp collection.

Sales of Lions Xmas cakes and Xmas puddings and Lions Mints

Running World Festivale of Magic

Manning “Festivale” gates. A food and wine festival showcasing produce from the area attracting over 30,000 visitors over three days.

Riverside Lions maintain part of the Spurr Wing facility that provides accommodation for out of town people who are visiting sick relatives with cancer and other life threatening diseases.

Recently, after hearing of a local family who had twins born with cerebral palsy, the club organized a visit from the family to investigate their situation.

Together with the Kings Meadows Lions Club we obtained a grant from the Australian Lions Foundation to modify a van to transport their three children one of whom is in a wheel chair.

We contributed $10,000 to this project.

We recently purchased a defibrillator as a first aid tool at public events and for the wellbeing of Lions.  Training is being carried out.

Riverside Lions support the:

Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation

Tasmanian Lions Foundation

Australian Lions Foundation

RE-Cycle for Site Spectacle collection

Lions Hearing Dogs

Australian Lions Children Cancer research Foundation

Youth of the year

Cystic  Fibrosis ”65 Roses”


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