The Warrandyte Lions Club is very proud of the programs that we run in our local community. Some of these programs include: Either scroll through our projects or click on the button below to skip to a specific project.
THE OPP SHOP
The Warrandyte Lions Club Opportunity Shop is located in the Warrandyte Community Centre complex at the corner of Mitchell Avenue and Yarra Street in the Warrandyte Village precinct. It is open seven days a week between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm, Good Friday and Christmas Day being the only exceptions.
We sell a large range of quality second-hand clothing that includes all things in ladies and menswear. We receive generous donations daily, so stock rolls over quickly. Sometimes items sell as soon as they reach the racks!
Designer labels are regularly donated and are very popular. Some of the labels we receive are Perri Cutten, Motto, Jimmy Jean, Diesel, Saba, Cooper Jeans, GStar, FCUK, Zimmerman, Laura Ashley, Ralph Lauren and Dolce & Gabbana.
Vintage clothing is very popular with our customers and we regularly receive gorgeous pieces. In particular we recently received some beautiful vintage wedding dresses.
Vintage clothing, designer pieces are individually priced.
We have a fitting room so our customers can try before they buy.
Second-hand items include kitchenware, pictures and paintings, ornaments, glassware, bric-a-brac, small items of furniture, children’s toys, glassware and jewellery. We have also received pieces of vintage and antique china and glassware, something that is always exciting to see when it comes in.
We also have a great range of cd’s, DVDs and the classic LP’s and 45’s.
We have a large book section that is hugely popular. Our book section includes novels, vintage and collectable pieces, science and culture, war, politics and history, literature, arts and Australiana, just to name a few. The majority of these books are priced individually.
We have a dedicated children’s corner that is always stocked with plenty of toys, games, books and soft toys. If you need stationery, we have that covered too. Cards for all occasions 50c, gift bags and some office stationery. We even have sparklers for your next party!
EFTPOS is available, no minimum.
When visiting Warrandyte, the Lions Club Opportunity Shop is a must do on your agenda and for every serious bargain hunter.
The Warrandyte Lions Club is indebted to the good people of Warrandyte who donate their unwanted goods for resale in the Opportunity Shop. We are further thankful to the many volunteers who work in the shop, serving customers and sorting through donated goods to ensure the quality is a consistent high standard.
IN THE DRIVERS SEAT
A unique program which provides legally blind people the opportunity to experience many people take for granted, driving a car. WIth the help of our professional driving instructors, VIPs (Visually Impaired People) get to jump into the drivers seat and shoot their way around Melbourne's Sandown Race Track
WARRANDYTE LIONS PARK
WITH THE BRIDGE Upgrade now almost complete, attention turns to the Lions Park, previously the Lions Tennis Courts and more recently the work site for the bridgeworks.
The masterplan for the Lions Park project was approved by Manningham Council in September last year, and covered in our October issue. Key features include additional picnic facilities, seating, barbeques, outdoor fitness equipment, drinking fountains, signage, public art displays and landscaping work, which includes an improved path layout and river access. Angelo Kourambas, Director City Planning and Community at Manningham Council, told the Diary: “The site of the Lions Tennis Court will be updated as a part of the broader Lions Park Masterplan, which will deliver places and spaces for the whole community to enjoy. “Lions Park works will be undertaken in a staged implementation over 2019/20 and 2020/21 and the immediate focus will be on updates to the areas surrounding the bridge, access and car park improvements.
“Further community consultation will be undertaken around the design of the Lions Park play space and area and nearby picnic facilities.” Council has allocated a total of $450,000 to the project in this and the next financial year.
In February of 2009, 60 mph winds, scorching 115 degree heat, and humidity levels around 6 percent ignited wildfires that left destruction over 1.1 million acres of land. A resort town nestled in a beautiful wooded valley, the community of Marysville was all but destroyed in 26 minutes. A massive heat wave and ferocious wall of fire consumed more than 400 buildings, taking 39 lives, leaving those who survived with nothing. Lions created a relief distribution center, anchored by two huge warehouses, where volunteers sort, collect, box and load donated goods. The Lions warehouse has become the epicenter of activity, and a place of hope. Reaching remote Marysville has been
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difficult. Lions work non-stop, overcoming many obstacles to deliver collected goods and supplies the residents desperately need. With support from Lions Clubs International Foundation and the Lions of Australia Foundation, Lions are continuing to help families and assist in rebuilding these communities.