Lions is a community service organisation! People join Lions because they want to user their intellect, creativity, commitment and enthusiasm to get things done.
Founded in 1978 the North Rocks Club has remained active in the local community and has been involved in providing service and fund raising across a wide cross section including:-
North Rocks Deaf & Blind Schools
Over the years we have carried out a number of projects including :-
- Providing two specially equipped buses,
- The members personally built a B-B-Q and shelter with two large electric BBQ's.
- Erecting special play-gym equipment which was done entirely with member labour
- Recently painting 6 possible classsrooms
Caring and Sharing
Trevor King's Caring and Sharing and Wesley missions also receives considerable support from the club and in addition to monetary contributions we have over the years also provided two tractors and equipment for his farm at Windsor
Christmas Stocking Raffle
A major fund raiser and for over 20 years we have held a very successful Christmas Stocking Raffle at the Westfield Shopping Centre
Lion Mints and Christmas Cakes
These are traditional fund raisers for Lions worldwide and with good local support they have and continue to provided the Club with considerable funds.
The humble sausage sizzle is a very effective fund raiser. Regular sizzles have and continue to be held at:-
Bunnings - North Parramatta
Inala is a school for the handicapped and we have carried out a number of projects in support of it especially in the earlier years of the Club. These include :-
Providing and erecting a perimeter fence Building a driveway and pathway
Moving weatherboard house to Inala Laying over 600 sq.m. of turf
Youth of the Year
As resources permit we have participated in an International Lions project known as Youth of the Year. Candidates from local schools are judged on their general knowledge and public speaking abilities. The winner goes forward to the regional finals.
Walk for Cure
An initiative of the junior diabetes foundation the annual walk to raise funds for diabetes research is proving increasingly popular and for its early years, until professionals were more evident, the Club provided catering on a significant scale.
Allowah Children’s Hospital.
Ongoing assistance to build a monument garden to remember children who have died
We are very conscious of the need to preserve time to spend with one's family and friends and therefore we ask only that members give what ever time they can. Accordingly the manning of club projects is covered by rosters which have always proven successful in achieving the necessary balance.