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The Gosford City - East Gosford Lions Story

The Lions Clubs of Gosford were initially formed through the sponsorship of the Lions Club of The Entrance at a meeting on September 9, 1957.   For well over half a century the lions have been active throughout the Gosford - East Gosford area supporting many local community projects throughout this period.

One of the initial projects was the establishment of the Lions Park in Masons Parade which was built on new land reclaimed from the Broad Water foreshore.   Huge amounts of rock and rubble topped by fill and soil were needed to produce the park which is basically as it stands today.   Improvements and changes have occurred over the years and the Brick entry was part of renovations during the mid-70s.

These clubs have provided material and support for orphanages, schools, children's entertainment, as well as care for the elderly in the community.

  Various recipients include:-
* New Surf Boat for the Copacabana Surf Club.
* Donations to the Flood Victims Appeal for the 1974 floods.
* Providing a Rescue Boat to the local Sailing Club.
* Rebuilding William Plaza in conjunction with Gosford Rotary.
* Funding the Landscaping of the Legacy Retirement Homes, including a
  Fountain.
* Fully furnishing the newly built Senior Citizens Centre in
  Gosford, which included a piano and a television.
* Providing Rescue equipment to the Ambulance and
  Volunteer Rescue services.
* Sponsoring a new Fire Tanker for the Matcham Bushfire
  Brigade.
* Breakfast on the beach on numerous Australia Day
  celebrations.
* Annual Christmas party for the children of Glenvale Special
  School at Narara.
* Numerous projects at Gosford Hospital funding specialised
  equipment, including the establishment of a Dialysis Ward.
* Sponsored five new Lions Clubs, one of them being the
  world's first ever 'Challenge Club' for retired people.
* East Gosford Primary School construction of a special needs playground.

These are just some of the diverse projects initiated and supported by the Gosford City - East Gosford Lions over many years.   Untold numbers of community service projects to assist the incapacitated, people in difficulties, and children with special needs have been funded.   A big project to fit out the East Gosford school playground with equipment designed for handicapped and other children have been financed as well.

Another major project was the building of the "Lions Community Hall" in East Gosford.   The project was paid for by the clubs with generous donations and assistance from many local building tradespeople and suppliers as well as grants from the Australian Lions Foundation.   The hall is available for functions and is a major fundraiser for the Lions.

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Website last updated September 12 - 2017

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