The Victor Harbor and Port Elliot Lions Club have built a series of shelves in the Tack Room of the Riding for the Disabled to house their equipment, saddles and bridles.
This will enable better use of the space, better organisation and easier access. A smaller shed was also built for fuel, the lawnmower and any chemicals that are required. This volunteer work and a donation from the Lions Club of $4000 has been greatly appreciated by Riding for the Disabled Southern Fleurieu.
"We are extremely grateful for the funding assistance that the Lions Club have given to RDA over the 2020 - 2021 period. They were successful in giving us a total of $4000 towards our Arena Upgrade, which formed over half of the total cost of the upgrade," Riding for the Disabled Southern Fleurieu centre manager Kerry Pomery said.
"They were able to further support us with the purchase of a new small garden shed to house our ride on lawn mower and then provide total funding for new signs on our floats, to represent our recent name change from RDA Victor Harbor to RDA Southern Fleurieu. On a visit to our centre, it was mentioned that we needed shelving in our horse tack shed, the Lions Club wheels were again set in motion and less than six months later, shelving was installed by Lions Club members."
RDA Southern Fleurieu have now established their Horse Sponsorship Program to help in the ongoing costs involved in keeping their horses in tip top condition. "We can proudly say that Lions Club have become our very first horse sponsor with a $500 donation. We can never thank them enough for all their support,". Kerry said.
The Lions Club of Victor Harbor and Port Elliot is always looking for more members and volunteers and if anyone can assist contact Brian Yuill or Tony Jimmieson at firstname.lastname@example.org "There is a diminishing number of people who now want to join organisations like service clubs and as incoming president I hope to attract more members," Brian Yuill said .