16 May 2023

In honour of National Volunteer Week, Vicki thanks the Diamond Valley Lions Club members for their decades of work in our community.

Vicki WARD (Eltham) (13:36): It is volunteers week, and we have many incredible local volunteers, such as the Diamond Valley Lions Club, who recently celebrated their 50th anniversary at Bridges Restaurant. Thank you for decades of work to our community. Thank you also to president Fiona Kates, Richard Keeling, Daryl Schrader, Anita Hillier, Barry Backman, Graham and Roslyn Bryant, Peter Talbot and Peter Muhling. Diamond Valley Lions has donated thousands of dollars for flood relief in Victoria and offered support for Turkish Lions clubs for earthquake victims support. In recognition of their 50th anniversary a local sensory garden is in the planning, to be enjoyed by people with mobility and accessibility issues, intellectual disabilities, neurodivergence and low vision. The Lions are also to be congratulated for the Lions V Districts Cancer Foundation, providing free skin checks and education regarding important skincare. On behalf of our community, thank you, Diamond Valley Lions, for 50 years of dedicated service to our local area and those in need in the world.