Macarthur Lions

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Macarthur and District Lions Club


June 2016

Many thanks to Phillip Johnson, Immediate Past District Governor of Lions District 201v2, who, along with his wife Anne, recently visited the RCH and MCRI to attend a thank-you afternoon tea in recognition of the donation of over $34,000 raised by the district. Also present were district members Andrew and Christine Duyvestyn who are amongst CIKA's most loyal and generous supporters. The donation enabled CIKA to purchase a freezer and a light cycler machine to support the research activities of the hospital.



January 2011

Early in 2011, an invitation was extended to CIKA Vice president, Ellen Webb, to be the guest Speaker at the Australia Day celebration of the Macarthur and District Lions Club in the Western District. After travelling to Western Victoria, she and CIKA President, Sandra Lehrer, received a very warm welcome from members of the local community who provided a delicious BBQ dinner and supper.

Ellen spoke about the work that CIKA has done during the previous thirty years, our commitments and the important part that the community plays in supporting charities like ours.

Many of those in attendance give great support to the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday appeal each year and the visitors heard many stories about the local connections that so many of the folk have with the RCH.

We would like to thank Lions’ President, Andrew Duyvestyn for his warm welcome and to express our appreciation to all those in attendance who gave up their time to find out about the that work we do. Particular thanks are due to the Duyvestyn family who took time out of their busy schedule to make Ellen and Sandra welcome in their home.

We are most grateful to Andrew and the Club for the $500 cheque that was presented to Sandra to help CIKA fund its commitment to Research at the RCH.


Ellen (left) and Christine Duyvestyn survey the program of events.

Ellen is presented with flowers and a gift by Helen Addinsall.

Andrew Duyvestyn, Ellen and Helen Addinsall.

Andrew Duyvestyn presents Sandra Lehrer with a cheque for $500.