The Port Augusta Lions Club is involved in a wide variety of projects, activities and events.
Pichi Richi Marathon
The Port Augusta Lions Club has been involved for several years assisting with looking after the water stops with this marathon, which is growing in popularity each year.
The event now is credited with the Association of International Marathon & Distance Races – AIMS.
This year, however, we have been asked to step up our involvement and assist in the organisation of the event, along with the Port Augusta and Flinders Ranges Councils. We have been seeking out sponsors from the business community to make this year’s event bigger and better.
Lions Clubs all over the world organise Strides events in their communities to heighten awareness of diabetes and its complications, and to provide information on preventing, and managing, the disease.
These events promote regular, healthy exercise, and include participants of all ages.
Our Club was the first club in District 201 C1 to organise a Strides Walk, and we hope to better the 60 participants we had in our 2019 walk.This year’s walk will be held on Sunday July 26, 2020.
Australia Day Breakfast
Always a popular community event in Port Augusta. 2020 was the first year that our Club took over the organising of the whole event – catering for several hundred participants, coordinating with the other service clubs in the town and the Port Augusta Council, to make this a fun, memorable morning – AND, we have new and bigger plans for 2021.
Upgrade of Lions Park Facilities
Stronger Communities Programme (Round 5)
The Port Augusta Lions Park experiences many travelling visitors? and local users daily.
Two wooden benches and tables have been replaced with aluminium benches and tables which will give years of service in the future.
The upgraded facilities of the new Aluminium benches are more sturdier and will give years of service.
Other Activities & Events
- BBQS (Fundraising & Catering)
- Support Local Charities and Organisations
- Collect Spectacles for Lions Recycle for Sight
- Collect Postage Stamps
- Collect Can Ring Pulls
- Peace Post Competition
- Operation Smile
- Lions Youth of the Year
- Clean Up Australia Day
- Support Lions Skin Cancer Screening Project
- Sponsor Australian Lions Hearing Dogs
- Support SPELD SA and the Port Augusta Library