Our Community Projects

The Blackall Range Lions are involved in a number of local community projects annually. These include

  • helping local citizens in need of assistance
  • providing catering support to community activities 
  • conducting fundraising events to help finance community service activities
  • organising social activities for Lions members
  • conducting the annual Welcome to the Hinterland Dinner
  • providing food vouchers for young families in need due to Corvid19 job losses
  • delivering food hampers to "isolated" families

Our Welcome to the Hinterland Dinner:

Our "Welcome to the Hinterland Dinner" is held on the 3rd Wednesday in October at Flaxton Gardens where we invite the new residents to the Blackall Range Communities to come along and meet representatives from some of our local businesses and community organisations while enjoying great food and company.

Our Morning Teas - raising money for worthy causes:

Our members, with the generous support of le Relais Bressan, a local restaurant, put on morning teas that are interactive and lot of fun to raise funds for specific causes. To date, funds have been raised for:
Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation
Pillow Cases for Oncology Kids,  
Bloomhill Cancer Care,  
Australian Lions Diabetes Foundation  

Blackall Range Calendar:

Each year we publish a calendar showcasing stunning photos of our surrounds taken by our very talented local photographers. This production is well supported by our local businesses. Funds raised from our calendars is used within our communities. We invite budding and experienced photographers to support this great cause.

Lions Christmas Cakes and Puddings:

Every year, a major Lions’ fundraiser is the sale of our famous Lions Christmas cakes. Some of our members these cakes are also iced and decorated and sold to the public.

ANZAC Day March & Remembrance Day:

Lions participate in these events at Montville and Mapleton.

Assisting Those in Need in Our Community:

Our club members can be seen assisting members of our community with garden maintenance, household assistance, or providing transport for appointments or shopping.

Montville State School, Montville:

Support on special projects and provision of annual awards for each year level.

Range Community Kindergarten:

We have begun assisting the Range Community Kindergarten in Mapleton at their recent Working Be’s and doing other minor maintenance  


Mapleton Community Library Assistance:

Our lions can be seen helping out at various Working Be’s at the Mapleton Community Library. We also assist them with the running of their regular Book Fairs.  


Our Lions Projects

Our Club supports the following Lions projects and foundations:

Club members participate in the regular working bee's at Camp Duckadang, the Lions' rural retreat nestled in the Brisbane River Valley. These facilities may be hired by schools and other community organisations.

Lions International Youth Exchange & Camp Krokodile:

The Lions International Youth Exchange Program was established in 1961 to give youth an opportunity to travel to exciting international destinations for up to 6 weeks. Whilst overseas, the youth live with one or more families associated with Lions International to experience first-hand a new culture, lifestyle and customs. The aim of the program is “to create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world”. 

Students also spend a week at one of Australian Lions' youth camps. Our members host international students, and we work with  Kamp Krokodile to facilitate an annual weekend event involving youth treks, barbeque, and picnics.

Collection of Eyeglasses for 3rd world countries:

Lions Recycle for Sight Australia is part of the Lions Clubs International Worldwide Eyeglass Recycling Program, headquartered in Queensland and operating throughout Australia and overseas. 

Over the 26 years that the Australian program has operated, the program, has delivered over 7 million pair of refurbished quality spectacles to men, women and children in need in Africa, Europe, Middle East, Indian Sub- continent, East Asia, and the Far East, China, the countries of the Pacific Rim and Southern Asia and Oceania. 

So, if you have glasses, hearing aids or contact lenses to donate, please take them along to a doctor’s surgery or chemist in Mapleton or Montville.

Lions Youth of the Year:

The Lions Youth of the Year is aimed at high school students who seek to improve their skills before entering the workforce or other endeavours. The program is designed to encourage student interest in leadership and the qualities required to take an active and constructive role in the community. A high level of academic, leadership, sporting, public speaking and citizenship achievement is sought in its potential winners.

Our members volunteer to host our Zone level competition each year.

Lions Biggest BBQ:

Each year we participate in the Lions Biggest BBQ, a fundraising event undertaken by many of the 1,300 Clubs across the country. Money raised for the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation goes to assist Australian research into cures and treatments for childhood cancers. Some outstanding results have already bee achieved and we trust more will be made with the funds this event raises each year.

Please Take a Look at Some of Our Past Projects:  

Cyber Safety Night. 

Montville SS Bell Tower Restoration

Hanging of the Mapleton Kindergarten Artwork

A Fun Morning Tea

Make A Difference & MaD Money

Iced Christmas Cakes 2019


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