Human dynamo, Lucy Koszela was recognised by the club as a Paul Harris Fellow.

The recognition was given to Lucy, a non-member of Rotary for her decades of work with the Lithuanian community in Geelong,
volunteer work with the Fight Cancer Foundation Recycle Shop and numerous individuals in need throughout Geelong.

The recognition was made at the club’s Changeover Dinner.
 
Her service includes:
 
Geelong Lithuanian Sports Club VYTIS
  • Lucy played basketball with the Lithuanian Basketball teams in the
    1970’s and 80’s and was responsible for helping to get the club established
    and continuing to this day
  • Joined the Basketball Committee in the early 1980’s
  • Actively involved in organising a sports carnival in which
    Lithuanian sports clubs from around Australia took place (Geelong was the host city)
  • Served as Club President
  • Served as Club Secretary
  • Active in other roles over many years
Australian Lithuanian Sports Federation
  • Lucy was recognised in the national organisation for her work representing Lithuanian sports in Australia
    and was made a Life Member
Geelong Lithuanian Community
The Community organisation covers a range of functions and oversees a number of different groups within the Community. 
These include:
  • Care of elderly citizens
  • Scout troop
  • Lithuanian Dance Group
  • Social activities
Lucy has been involved in all these areas since their formation.
 
Fight Cancer Foundation
  • Lucy has volunteered at the Fight Cancer Foundation since 2010.
  • Worked in the Fight Cancer Recycle Shop in Pakington Street, 2 days a week for 9 years and one day a week since the outbreak of Covid-19
Personal Volunteering
Lucy has cared for many friends and neighbours during their times of trouble. She takes people to medical appointments, assists with their correspondence and bills when they are not able to and has been known to do gardening for them as well.
 
The Rotary Club of Geelong East – Recognising Community Service