Bendigo and Strathfieldsaye Lions Clubs sponsored a successful motion to Lions District V1-4 at its convention in October 2009.

This motion was that Lions should assist the Righteous Pups Organisation.Righteous Pups suports the training of Austistic Assistance Dogs.

The term "autism" was first used in 1943 by Dr Leo Kanner. He published a paper about a group of children he had observed in his clinic. These children were unlike most others - withdrawn, non-verbal, with bizarre ritualistic and repetitive behaviours.

We would ask each Lions Club, when organising its financial plan for the next disbursement, to ensure the expansion of the training program for these special dogs. Through our support more children with autism will benefit from a special assistance dog.

Donations can be forwarded via the Strathfieldsaye Lions Club, contact Contact Cheryl Lawry on 0407 339 036

Further Details see the Righteous Pups Web Site at:

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Our Club is an active participant in the Lions Eye Health Program.

If you require a guest speaker we will provide members to do a 40 minute presentation on the common causes of low vision in Australia.

So far over a two year period, our Club has presented the Lions Eye Health Prpogram to over 1500 people around regional Victoria.

Full details of the resources and programs can be found at

Youth of the Year GroupOur Club each Year support local youth and scools through our National public speaking competition.

If you are a young person and will be between the ages of 16 and 19 year at June 30 2010, then you are eligible to enter the Youth of the Year Quest.

The Quest is a prestigious event for young people, having been in existence for more than 46 years and boasts many high profile Australians amongst the ranks of former entrants, including our Prime Minister Mr Rudd.

The Quest will give you an unequalled opportunity to experience an interview situation - in a friendly atmosphere - and a change to practice your public speaking skills.

The best way to enter the Quest is to talk to your local Lions Club. If you don't know how to do this, email the Australian Chairman at and he will contact a local club.

If your school would like to be enter a number of students, this is also possible.

Full details at

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