We firmly believe that if you are truly committed to justice, you fight hard not only for people who have a voice but also to give a voice to those who are often voiceless.
We are proud to conduct a number of programs and fund initiatives which assist our local youth and also local community to have access to the legal system.
These initiatives include:
This initiative, founded and funded by us, provides a number of initiatives for local youth in our area.Enter Site
Michael Vassili & The Blacktown Ponds Lions Club Young Persons Outstanding Achievement
Acknowledging and rewarding excellent achievements by youth who have experienced disadvantage, but yet, have worked hard to achieve their own, or others, best potential.
An annual - $2500 prize for the Young Achiever of the Year and smaller prizes along with a plaque or certificate of award is provided. As part of his commitment to social justice, Michael, along with the Blacktown Ponds Lions Club, has financially made possible an award which recognises the local Young Achiever of the Year.
This award is not only for academic achievement. It is to seek out and acknowledge the local young people who have risen above some level of disadvantage and achieved their full potential.
The very good men and women of the local area Lions Club, together with Michael, take pride in making a difference for local young people.
"To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty and find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better,whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded".
Ralph Waldo Emerson