Lions Clubs are part of community life, in the cities and in the country. Clubs are easily identified by their distinctive Logo, the trademark of our International Association, and the 'We Serve'; motto.
Lions Australia is part of an international association, filled with people who are joined by the common desire to make their communities better, by using their creativity, enthusiasm and energy. Membership is open to all people of the community in good standing.
The Lions Club of Seymour Goulburn is an active club with in the Mitchell Shire with a current membership of 30+ who meet on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month.
It's also a very friendly family club with many strong friendships formed through our activities within the Seymour Goulburn region, and with other clubs within our Shire. We are dedicated to helping people in need both within our Shire and support various causes in other countries.
New and prospective members as well as members of other Lions clubs are made to feel welcome at our meetings. If you are interested in becoming a member of our Club or another Lions Club click here to contact the Membership Chairperson.
For members of other Lions clubs who would like to attend one of our meetings please contact the Club Secretary.
The town of Seymour, named by Thomas Mitchell after the British parliamentarian Lord Seymour, was established in 1839 at the crossing of the Goulburn River on the Melbourne-Sydney route (now known as the Hume Highway) where an inn was first built. The Post Office opened on 1 July 1844. The railway arrived in 1872 along with substantial infrastructure to support it, establishing the town as an important rail hub for the Goulburn Valley, the Melbourne-Sydney railway and North Eastern Victoria.
The town of Seymour is a leisurely drive of around 100km or 60 miles north of Melbourne. The township services the surrounding agricultural industries (primarily horse, cattle, sheep and wine) as well as the nearby military base of Puckapunyal which is an important training centre for the Australian Army.
The following is a summary of some of the recurring projects and activities of the Club:
- Driver Reviver Rest Stops on the Hume Freeway, north of Seymour.
- Labour Day Bush Market in Goulburn Park with the Great Duck Race and entertainment during the day.
- Oaks Day Luncheon, has no races, but fashions galore and lots of ways to contribute funds for local projects.
- Youth projects including the Youth of the Year Quest, local school scholarships and RACV Energy Breakthrough support to build vehicles.
- Lions Link is a joint project with Seymour Police to provide weekly phone contact with isolated aged in the local community.
- Vehicle Number Plate Safety Screws in conjunction with Victoria Police to reduce the amount of number plate thefts.
- Lions Eye Health Program LEHP is a community education program to raise awareness of the need for regular comprehensive eye examinations to prevent blindness. We recycle stamps for Lions projects as well as eyeglasses for Lions Recycle for Sight.
- Christmas activities include: Providing hampers to the clients of local social welfare agencies, Christmas Community Luncheon & Carols by Candlelight.