A EUROBODALLA Lions building has been in the wars, but members can now take fresh pride in their headquarters.
The Batemans Bay Lions International clubhouse was vandalised four times in the ten months to June last year. Outdoor lighting was smashed and a door frame was damaged so badly it caused rain to enter the ceiling, which went undetected until too late. The volunteer club was left demoralised, with an ugly clean-up bill and plenty of work.
However, the news is better this week, with a Batemans Bay business, builders and an architect stepping up to provide a wheelchair-friendly ramp for the building. Two verandah steps had been enough to prevent anyone with a wheelchair, pram or walking frame from easily reaching the clubhouse. In town for an overhaul of the Batemans Bay K-mart store, employee Rob Fitzsimmons wanted to find a worthy community cause to support.
The Lions were roaring to go and yesterday the new ramp was officially welcomed. Architects 12C designed the work, Prime Build Construction provided the skills and grunt and K-mart volunteers chipped in.
Source: Bateman Bay Post