A Harvey community service group has put the call out for new members as it commemorates an annual awareness day. The Harvey Lions Club is looking for community-minded residents to join the organisation in its service of the town. President Anita Hughes said the club existed to serve the needs of the local community and to help other clubs internationally with meeting needs on a global scale. “Harvey club members are passionate about volunteering and making a difference in the Harvey community,” she said. The organisation is involved in a number of short-term and ongoing projects, including the purchase of medical equipment for the local hospital and its patients, and the Australia Day and Anzac Day commemorations. “We are there to give support during natural disasters such as fires and floods and to give relief to our farmers in times of drought,” Ms Hughes said. “Each year we provide our local schools with a scholarship to a lucky recipient towards their future education and we have been known to provide funding to schools for projects when our help is required.” The organisation has a long history in the town, first being chartered in 1981. Lions Australia chief executive Rob Oerlemans said members of the organisation often served their communities silently behind the scenes. “Lions Awareness Day is a wonderful opportunity to recognise the incredible difference our volunteers make and give people an opportunity to learn more about our organisation,” he said. The Harvey club meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Lions’ Den in Snell’s Park. Those interested in joining are asked to contact Ms Hughes on 0488 291 013 or at email@example.com.