The Port Augusta Lions Club is involved in a wide variety of projects, activities and events.
Men's Health & Prostate Cancer
The Port Augusta Lions Club is partnering with The Male Bag Foundation to help reduce the impact of prostate cancer on men in the bush and the people who love them.
A grant of $45,000 from The Male Bag Foundation will facilitate the purchase of a leading-edge prostate cancer biopsy machine for South Australia’s Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network. The transperineal biopsy machine will be based at Port Augusta and accessible to men in surrounding areas.
Our very own Lion Steve Fawcett will be joining the 2021 Postie Ride from Adelaide to Melbourne in October 2021 to help raise funds. Stay tuned for updates.
Mitre 10 Saturday BBQ
Feeling peckish on Saturday morning? Why not head to Mitre 10 Woodcock Street, Port Augusta for the Lions BBQ, we are there most Saturdays (unless its really hot) selling bacon and eggs rolls and our delicious sausages. All proceeds to various charities. We’ll even put the onions on top (not like Bunnings!)
Pichi Richi Marathon
The Port Augusta Lions Club has been involved for several years assisting with looking after the water stops with this marathon, which is growing in popularity each year.
The event now is credited with the Association of International Marathon & Distance Races – AIMS.
This year, however, we have been asked to step up our involvement and assist in the organisation of the event, along with the Port Augusta and Flinders Ranges Councils. We have been seeking out sponsors from the business community to make this year’s event bigger and better.
Strides - Diabetes Awareness
Lions Clubs all over the world organise Strides events in their communities to heighten awareness of diabetes and its complications, and to provide information on preventing, and managing, the disease.
These events promote regular, healthy exercise, and include participants of all ages.
Our Club was the first in our district to conduct a Strides walk, this year will be our 3rd walk and will be held on Sun 25th July 2021.
Australia Day Breakfast
Since 2020 the Port Augusta Lions Club has hosted the Australia Day Breakfast. Providing a free bacon and eggs breakfast with assistance from the Port Augusta Apex Club, Rotary Club and the SES. Always a great morning with the new citizenship ceremony, raising of the flag and cutting of the cake. 2021 saw the inaugural ‘Port Augusta Championship Thong Toss’ which was great fun for the kids and adults alike. Hope to see you all on Australia Day 2022!
Upgrade of Lions Park Facilities
Stronger Communities Programme (Round 5)
The Port Augusta Lions Park experiences many travelling visitors? and local users daily.
Two wooden benches and tables have been replaced with aluminium benches and tables which will give years of service in the future.
The upgraded facilities of the new Aluminium benches are more sturdier and will give years of service.
Other Activities & Events
- BBQS (Fundraising & Catering)
- Support Local Charities and Organisations
- Collect Spectacles for Lions Recycle for Sight
- Collect Postage Stamps
- Collect Can Ring Pulls
- Peace Post Competition
- Operation Smile
- Lions Youth of the Year
- Clean Up Australia Day
- Support Lions Skin Cancer Screening Project
- Sponsor Australian Lions Hearing Dogs
- Support SPELD SA and the Port Augusta Library