Welcome to the Lions Club of Turramurra Inc​

Charter Club

The Lions Club of Turramurra Inc. Charter Club

The Lions Club of Turramurra Inc. was started up  in April 2020 and was incorporated in May 2020 with 22 members. Our club has since grown to 27 members and we aim to make progress in community engagement and development through Sustainability & Service.

Our Signature project is part of the Environment cause and "Being Sustainable in our day to day life" is our aim. Through this we intend to work closely with the Ku-Ring-Gai Council and the local community to focus on ways to bring reduce house hold waste and bring communities together for a better tomorrow. 

We, as a group are committed to this project and have begun our journey of learning and developing to serve our community and the people. The Lions Club of Turramurra would like to invite you be part of our group as friends of Lions and work together to create more sustainable life styles in our everyday choices. Your participation in this cause is one extra step forward.

Living in the Ku-ring-gai National Park and its surrounding, it is important that we all do our bit to help the local area and environment and living a  sustainable life style can help immensely improve the environment we live in.

In the future we intend to expand the interest in living sustainable lives to the other district clubs, their communities and members and eventually around the country & globe.

We think each of us have a invaluable task to help build a better tomorrow. 

So you might ask, how do we start ? Well it doesn't take much for you to do. Every little task you do or don't will be a start.

Here are some of our ideas.

Household Waste Reduction:

One of the biggest tasks we can take on as individuals are household waste reduction. By making conscious choices about what you buy and through that choosing products that don't contribute to waste can help reduce our discarded waste/bins by 50-70%.  This in return will reduce the number of garbage truck required to collect our waste. Lesser Trucks lesser emissions increasing the quality of the air in the area. This is just one example but an effective one, that you directly have control over in your own space but will have an invaluable contribution. One by one we can help. "This is the power of One"

We would like to help you tack your waste and see the impacts it makes. To do this you can record your waste, compost and recyclables on our Waste Tracker below by clicking the  Enter Weekly Waste

Also Checkout our stories so far

Promoting Plastic Free July-                         - https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/

Tree Planting:

Planting trees is another project we are undertaking to do. We intend to plant 500-1000 Tress every year. 2nd August was Planet Ark's National Tree Day and the Ku-ing-ai Council organised a Tree Planting Day at Bannock burn Oval. Our team planted around 200 tress that day. It was a fun and fulfilling day.  We are making looking out for more project to help out with  in the communityWatch this pace and get in contact with us. If you are interested to come along to our next Tree Planting day please give us a call. (currently restricted due to COVID reasons) 

Collection of Spectacles:

We have already begun collecting old/used reading glasses to help people in lesser privileged places.  

You can donate your old/used reading glasses at the South Turramurra Post Office:


OR alternatively you can contact the Lions Clubs International Worldwide Eyeglass Recycling Program, headquartered in Queensland


Our Team

We are a diverse group of people with a varied group dynamic. Older and younger members with varied skills and capabilities.

We would like to :

  • Meet people  & through it make friends and help each other.
  • Volunteer for worthy causes
  • Enjoy fun activities, food celebration and events 
  • Be there to help & work with the local Council and  community.

       Clean up Turramurra Commercial 
      area for a Plastic Free Environment 
​                    27th March 2021
  

The Lions Club of Turramurra organised another local clean up (4th) in Turramurra this time in the Turramurra commercial area. 4 club members and 2 volunteer/friends of Lions participated in the clean up of the area near Coles supermarket car park & surrounding area, Uniting Church car park and surrounding roads and the Turramurra station and surrounding road as well as a long the Pacific Hwy.
We mainly picked up cigarette butts, Pizza boxes, confectionary wrappers, coffee cups, beer bottle lids and bottles were manly picked. In total 5 bag and about 6-8 kilos of plastic and other rubbish removed from washing in to the waterways and ocean. Thank you to Lions Roshan Wicks, Kuruppu Gunawardena, Shavera Gunasekera & to the Kimberlee Stevenson & Kerrie O'Brien for their great work in helping me in the clean up

By Tamara Wicks

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PLASTIC FREE JULY
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              Clean up South Turramurra
           for a Plastic Free Environment 
​                        6th March 2021
  

At our second monthly clean up on the 6th March 2021a group of four Turramurra Lion members, and five friends of lions gathered to clean up streets and parts of the bush in South Turrramurra.

We spent an hour each, this morning and cleaned up approximately 20km of street and parts of bushland up and down, with about 5-6kgs of waste collected.

This month we observed that the waste was found mainly near construction sites and bush areas and near bus stops. The breakdown of a sample of 2.9kg of collected showed 2kg waste*, 700g recyclable plastics and paper and 200g soft plastics (that were acceptable for recycling). Unfortunately, the soft plastics that were collected which normally could have been recycled was too dirty so had to be binned.

Thank you to the friends of Turramurra Lions, Kim Retson-Yip and Petrina and her friend and Sarah Lou and Laurie Tre and to lions club members, Tamara Wicks (Event Planner), Roshan Wicks , Dilhan Wickremanayake and Tim Bishop who joined us in the clean up today.

By Lion Dilhan Wicks

Lions Club of Turramurra


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PLASTIC FREE JULY
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              Clean up South Turramurra
           for a Plastic Free Environment 
​                          6th Feb 2021
  

At the Lions club of Turramurra the Environment and sustainability is the signature project of the clubs and on the 6th Feb 2021 a group of 7 Turramurra Lions and a group of friends of Lions gathered to clean up the streets and some part of the bush in South Turramurra.


Just spending an hour or an hour and a half each (once a month), we managed to clean up approximately 14km of street and parts of bushland up and down, with 6-7kg of waste collected.


It was quite a surprise to see pieces of waste such as Micro plastics, plastic bottles, Single use bags, PVC pipes, Waste paper, Aluminium drink cans, Tarpaulins, Face masks. Wrapping paper, cigarette butts, Plastic netting, Single use cups, Whipper snipper cord, Confectionery wrapper and Doggie poop/bags as well.


The purpose is threefold, to create a clean environment for us to live in, reduce plastics/micro plastics washing up through our creeks, drains & water ways into the ocean and help people understand the reasons and importance why.


In doing this activity, we observed some trends such as larger roads had more waste, Creeks often had washed up plastic along the edges and most of the waste was found in places between residential areas and bush areas and near bus stops. It was great to notice that there wasn't much waste around houses, which goes to say local residents do the right thing.


David Attenborough’s documentary’s and call for urgency on this can be found in his videos on Netflix and you tube. Here is a one simply explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTcMPy6L88E


Thank you to the friends of Turramurra Lions, Steve and Kim Yip, and Petrina and to the lions club members, a big thank you to Lion Tamara Wicks -Secretary (Event Planner) and also to Lion Roshan Wickremanayake  - President, Lion Tim Bishop, who joined us in the clean up today. 


If you would like to join us or need help creating a clean-up group near you please do not hesitate to contact Tamara at the Lions Club of Turramurra on 0401687879 and she will be more than happy to assist you. 


By Lion Dilhan Wicks

Lions Club of Turramurra


More information can be found on our Facebook  Page.

PLASTIC FREE JULY
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Our Community Projects

The Lions Club of Turramurra will work to bring together people and Environment and work hand in hand with the Ku-ring-gai Council to keep and protect our community areas clean and environmentally friendly.                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Up coming Activities :


August :

Environment : 

1st August (Sunday)  - 10am - 1pm - Spring -National Tree Day is booked at the Bicententennial Park, West Pymble 

Health : Used spectacles Collection


July :

Environment :  The Golden Jubilee Oval Tree Planting and Bush care, at Esk Street, Wahroonga – Ongoing care –

Health : Used spectacles Collection


June :

Environment :  Plastic free July

Health : Used spectacles Collection


May :

Environment : 

1st May - 9am to 11am - Tree Planting Day - The Broadway/Bradley Reserve, Wahroonga Regenerate area with the Ku-ring-gai Council 

8th May - 8am to 9am - South Turramurra Clean up Day

15th May - 8am to 9am                             - Comenarra to Pacific Hwy Clean up Day Meeting at Hamilton Park

29th May - 8am to 9am               - Turramurra Commercial Area Clean up Day Meeting at Cameron Park

Health : Used spectacles Collection

Hunger: 22nd May -               Members               Cooking for the Hunger. Salvation Army Kitchen Chatswood.

Fundraising: 15th MayMembers Family Night fund raiser


April 2021

Monthly Meeting- 11th April 2021 - Venue TBA

Environment :                                                             

3rd Mar - South Turramurra Clean up Day - Cancelled due to school holidays and unavailability of volunteers

10th Mar- Comenarra to Pacific Hwy Clean up day - Meeting, Hamilton Park - Cancelled due to school holidays and unavailability of volunteers

24th March - Turramurra Commercial Area clean up  at Meeting at Cameron Park - Turramurra

Health : Used spectacles Collection cont..

Hunger: 

Fundraising: 


March 2021

Meeting: Monthly Meeting- 14th March 2021 - Virtual

Environment :                                                             

South Turramurra clean up 6th Feb & 6th Mar  -

Turramurra clean up13thMar-Meeting, Hamilton Park

Turramurra  Commercial Area clean up 27thMarch at Meeting at Cameron Park - Turramurra

Health : Used spectacles Collection Cont..

Hunger: 

Fundraising:                                                             




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