Zone 6 and 7 Combined Clubs Fundraiser Concert for Righteous Pups Australia - 29 September 2013
Lions District 201 V1-4 - Zone 6 and 7 Combined Clubs Fundraiser Concert for Righteous Pups Australia - 29 September 2013
Robyn, our grand daughter Magdalene and I were delighted to attend Lions Zones 6 and 7 fundraiser Concert for Righteous Pups Australia at Damascus College, Ballarat. What a tremendous day it was!
The large and appreciative audience was wonderfully entertained by both the stirring Victorian Police Pipe Band and the brilliant Victoria Police Show Band - with both coming together for some of the sets.
Zone 6 and 7 Lions clubs assisted the Lions Club of Miners Rest with planning, distribution and selling of tickets, transporting the elderly and disabled to the function, and finally to manage the logistics of the day itself. The Brown Hill Lionesses also helped with catering for the event.
Righteous Pups trainers introduced us to 'Gilbert' and 'Gary' - two black Labrador dogs who came along to meet everyone.
These dogs are undertaking the training program in Bendigo, and will soon graduate to be placed somewhere in Australia with suitable autistic children and their families.
The combined efforts of these Lions clubs resulted in a very successful event with the amount raised in excess of $3000 dollars! Special thanks are extended to the Victorian Police band members for their wonderful world class entertainment and their generous donation of $500 towards the Righteous Pups training program - all from the sale of their CDs and books. With standing ovations and encores, these Police Bands reinforced what a valuable asset they are to the State of Victoria and our local communities. The Police Bands have a very long and proud history in Victoria dating back over 100 years. I encourage you all to sign the petitions to reverse the decision to cease operations of the Police Bands from the end of the year. Their loss will be a loss for the people and communities throughout Victoria.
This event was a truly wonderful community project and all Lions involved should be very proud that their planning and hard work resulted in such a satisfying Lions achievement and an important contribution to such a worthwhile project such as the Righteous Pups program.
A comment which resonated perfectly for me on the day was...... 'when disasters occur, others are leaving, while Lions are arriving to support those in need'. How very true - so get busy and tell your great stories..... and then ask others to give their TWO HANDS to help us continue our great work.
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District Governor Stan Falloon