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National Volunteer Week: Brunswick Junction Lions Club still helping out five decades later

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Sean Van Der WielenHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Brunswick Junction Lions Club members Joe Obal and Jamie Fry helping out at the Australia Day Breakfast.
Camera IconBrunswick Junction Lions Club members Joe Obal and Jamie Fry helping out at the Australia Day Breakfast. Credit: Supplied

It is a community-driven organisation at the heart of its town.

Founded in 1970, the Brunswick Junction Lions Club was created with the goal of helping local people doing it tough or with a job too big for one person.

Perhaps its most notable project is Cow on the Corner, which has stood at Lions Park for decades and is now a signature part of the town.

More than five decades later, the only service club branch within Brunswick Junction is continuing to give back, with recent projects including a Blue Tree Project site on Clifton Road, construction of two memorial walls for those who have served and community pioneers, and the erection of an Australian flagpole within the town.

Club president Ron Arkwright said the club had 36 members.

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“The Lions not only offer a great way for members to enjoy fellowship and a like-minded interest in many things like listening to many guest speakers from all walks of life, but also a joint feeling of pride of helping in local activities,” he said.

For more information, visit the Brunswick Junction Lions Club Facebook page.

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