In 2017 Lions Clubs International will celebrate 100 years of serving the global community. Since its humble beginnings in 1917 Lions Clubs International has grown to include 1.4 million men and women in 46,000 clubs. It is not difficult to imagine what kind of people the members of the Berowra Lions, which carries the Lions Clubs International motto of "We serve", are. The Berowra Lions truly define this motto: They exist only to help to serve the community without promise or want of reward. Berowra Lions have contributed 1,530.50 hours of community service in the 2015-16 financial year, ranging from keeping and managing their Berowra Heights Op Shop, to running community sausage sizzles, to collecting goods for Christmas hampers with St Vincent's de Paul.
The Berowra Lions have raised $553,568.50 since July 2006—that is more than half a million dollars—supporting more than 124 organisations, including the Asthma Foundation NSW, 1st Berowra Scout Group, beyondblue, Hornsby-Berowra Men's Shed, PAWS for Diabetics and Studio ARTES. Under the current leadership of Mrs Sue Booth, the Berowra Lions serve as the silent heroes of our community, and yet they have made some of the biggest impacts in our community. I thank Brian Engert, Chris and Colin Hunter, Anne and Graham Cosier, Jen Bell, Roy Stokes, Russell Pinch, Jamie Roberts and Derek Catchpole.
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