Meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each
month at 7 pm (from
September to May) in
Prestbacka Manor, Myrskyläntie 526, 07590 Askola/Huuvari, Finland
Mobile phone: +358-400 804 883
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Back to finnish index
Welcome to the web sites of Lions Club Askola!!
News of the Club
Do please visit also the interesting domestic links following
Here you have a brief introduction about our Club.
Community and Club
Askola is a small rural municipality some 60
eastwards from Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Our municipality has about 4300
inhabitants. Our club has also members from neighboring Pukkila, another small, but
active rural municipality with slightly over 2000 inhabitants. Most municipalities in Finland -
there are still well over 300 of them - are small like ours. Reasonable or not, but this has to be seen
as an expression of the Finns being true individuals, who are very skeptic about all kinds
Our neighboring city in the south is the coastal city of Porvoo on Gulf of Finland.
A map for closer orientation here!
Our Club was chartered in 1961 and has currently 41 members of whom 4 belong to the Fellowship of Melvin Jones. The main activities of our club have mostly been focused on youth and elderly. Our meetings in the period 2012-2013 are taking place in Prestbacka Manor in Askola/Huuvari. Click here!
Lions Quest-training programs for school teachers and parents have been financed by our club as well as scholarships for international youth exchange. Drug abuse has become a problem among the youth also in our small rural communities similar to the unfortunate trends all over Europe. Our club is committed to tackle this problem and we have been financing our Lions Quest-program by arranging church concerts with great success.
Moreover elderly people have received rehabilitation appliances making their daily life easier and preventing premature hospitalization. Additionally we have arranged transports to various events for elderly people as well as supported war veterans in their own activities.
Internationally we participated in the last world wide Sight
First-campaign with a considerable contribution for an eye clinic in Equador.
The years 2007-2008 were again new Sight First-campaign years and the aim of
Lions Finland is to
establish an eye clinic in Sri Lanka. Lions world wide are dedicated to sight
and therefore often called the Knights of the blind in the crusade against
Several nation wide so called Red Feather-campaigns have been carried out since the 1970ties for various purposes like prevention/research of cancer, heart diseases or rehabilitation of elderly. In the year 2006 a new nation wide Red Feather-campaign was performed with a target to raise 1 Euro per every citizen in the country. The clubs all over the country worked hard to achieve this ambitious target by the end of the year 2006. Our club had a share and target of 5600 euros to fulfill. Our club doubled this target and we achieved again - of course - a leading position in the competition with other clubs in our zone! The purpose of the campaign this time was to support children and youth.
The Ladies of LC Askola have two foster children named Anusha and Suranji- whose educations are sponsored by the club - in Sri Lanka. Anusha and Suranji are hard-working pupils improving well in their studies. A picture of Anusha and Suranji here! Similarly the club has since autumn 2005 a foster son named Chanuka also in Beliatta and since the autumn 2007 we added his little brother Dinuka to our foster child program. You can find their picture here!
We Serve and Contacts
We are active Lions hoping and working for a better world
for all of us in north or south, west or east and we are doing our job with joy and good
hearth. We hope you feel the same in your club and would be delighted to hear about you
and your club activities.
Perhaps you sometime visit Finland and even Askola! - Welcome!
Dear Lion, do please visit our club meetings! Kindly call first our club secretary lion Markku Koivisto, phone +358-40-7092451.
Or - even better - write about your visit plan directly to us through our clubs e-mail email@example.com. Meeting days: see head line.
Do not hesitate to let us hear about you and your club
activities through our e-mail!
We also welcome other questions and comments.
We think it would be very useful for all of us to know more about each other!
We are all belonging to the same Family - We are Lions!
List of our current Club officers here!
Lions Club Askola
Club President 2011-2012:
Lion JUHA NIEMINEN
Post address: Tervapellontie 3
Webmaster of Lions Club Askola: lion Lars Rosenberg
DOMESTIC LINKS IN ENGLISH:
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Youth Exchange Finland
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Camping in Finland here!
Portal to public services in Finland here!
The Sibelius Academy here!
A Peculiar Competition!
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7 more reasons to visit Helsinki, click here!
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Gateway to Finnish Museums here!
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Weather and Climate
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Basics about Finnish Sauna
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Health Care in Finland
Design Forum Finland
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