Lions Clubs around Australia are donating more than $100,000 to more than 100 local projects as part of the Lion’s Community 100 Program to celebrate 100 years working with local communities.
Yass Valley will benefit from this program with the Lions Club of Yass working alongside council to construct a rotunda at Riverbank Park.
For the centenary celebrations, the Yass Lions Club – which has been an important part of the local community for 58 years – approached council with a design concept to erect a heritage themed rotunda in Riverbank Park, which will become a community asset for future performances or other special events.
“This is an important opportunity for Yass Lions to celebrate the centenary of our organisation by providing the rotunda as a gift to the Yass Valley community,” Lion’s President Marlene Wilson said.
“With the support of the Yass Valley Council, we are able to provide this legacy, which recognises the support Yass Lions has received from the community for many years.”
Yass Valley mayor Rowena Abbey said council regularly receives requests for an area where ceremonies, small musical performances and gatherings can be undertaken and this project will be a fantastic addition for the community.
“The Riverbank Park Strategic Plan still includes the construction of a dedicated stage area for larger events and this rotunda will support this future facility perfectly,” she said.
Council contributed $4,548 towards the project, constructing the concrete slab and the electrical connection, inclusive of lighting and power points. Yass Lions Club will hold an official opening for the public once construction is complete.
New members are encouraged to join one of the three Lions Clubs in Yass Valley (Bowning, Murrumbateman and Yass) to help continue the work the charity does within the community.