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Lions Gala Fundraiser a success

lions logoThe Lions Club of Essendon held a Gala Fundraising Dinner on October 5th attended by 140 guests at the delightful venue of Ascot House. This is the first Gala Dinner held by the Club for some time, it will be on again next year in what we hope will become an annual event. Guests included State Member and Speaker of the House of the Legislative Assembly, Judy Maddigan, Mayor of City of Moonee Valley, Jan Chantry and her partner, Corporate sponsors their guests, Lions, families and friends. Lion Peter Harrison, Committee Member of Multiple District for Hearing Dogs, and Lyn Polson with her Hearing Dog, Ollie, were the guest speakers. Musical entertainment from the College of the Arts was enjoyed by all and the evening was packed with fine food, good company and plenty of fundraising action! Thank you to the many local businesses for their support in sponsoring tables and donating prizes. We were delighted with a result of just over $9000 with the greater portion of this destined to the Lions Hearing Dog Program.

AUSTRALIA DAY BREAKFAST on 26 January 2007. The Lions Club of Essendon is eagerly looking forward to their 14th Australia Day Breakfast – a not-to-be-missed event on the Club’s calendar. Over 200 guests enjoy friendship and entertainment over breakfast at Essendon Football Club as they celebrate Australia Day. This years Guest Speaker will be Bernard Saundry from Racing Victoria Ltd who will be speaking on the racing industry. For bookings and inquiries contact Ron McFarlane on 03 9337 9808 or email Lion Robyn Falloon Publicity, Communications and Functions.

The Lions Club of Essendon meets for their Dinner Meeting on the first Monday of the month at Windy Hill Social Club, Napier Street, Essendon at 6.30 p.m. Visitors are most welcome to attend our Club meetings. Please advise Secretary Ken Taylor on 9337 7568 after hours if you would like to attend.

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