Maclean Lions Community Projects
Lions is a community service organisation! People join Lions because they want to use their intellect, creativity, commitment and enthusiasm to get things done. Joining others who are like minded, Lions can change peoples lives,
Some of the Projects we do:
Wheel Chair Derbies for residents of a local Nursing Home
Youth of the Year Quest - opportunity for school aged youths to gain interview and public speaking skills.
Leo Club - project of Lions for youths of Maclean to participate in leadership, experience and opportunities within the Community,Australia and Internationally.
Discos for People with Disabilities - hosted by our Lions members and run each quarter throughout the valley.
Brooms Head FamilySports Day and Fun Run - annually run on Brooms Head Beach. Holiday and local communities come together for boat races, sprints, broom throws and tug - a - wars. Prizes are sponsored by local businesses and the Maclean Lions Club.
Cowper Bus Memorial Maintenance - years of ongoing commitment to maintaining and developing the memorial dedicated to the passengers who lost their lives and to the survivors of this horrendous bus crash.
[A Pacific Highway roadside plaque marks where the Cowper Bus crash occurred on October 20, 1989.]
Peace Poster Competition - opportuniity for young people to express their ideas about world peace through art. Schools are invited to participate.
Kids to Camp Getaway - Two youths sponsored annually by our club to attend a camp at Foster.
Billy Cart Derby- every Australia Day at the Maclean Show Ground
Billy Cart Classes are Soapbox, where wheel sizes are a maximum of 300 millimetres in diameter, some form of steering and some form of braking is present; and Open Class, which must have some form of braking.
Both classes must have a maximum 1.2 metre wheel width, a maximum 2.1 metre wheel base and no dangerous protrusions. All carts must have four wheels.
All drivers must wear a motorcycle helmet, gloves, overalls or long sleeved shirt, long trousers and closed in footwear.
Scrutineering of carts begins at 9am, with the first race kicking off at 10am.
There are three age groups and two classes of billy carts that contestants can compete in. Age groups are eight to 11 years, 12 to 16 years, and Open.