About

Our club is made up of a diverse group of people from our local community, and we are part of the global Lions Clubs organisation, allowing us to create or support projects locally and globally. We meet once a month in the evening and have a wide choice of activities at other times that you might like to help with!

We currently raise funds and provide services to support children, youth, the elderly and those with special needs in our community; support health and medical research activities and programs, disaster relief efforts; provide youth opportunities, enable leadership development and organise club social activities.

We are an incorporated association, so our members may also seek nomination as a Director on our Board when our club elects its board from its Members each year.


Our Board Directors for 2017-18

President: Larry Dunne
Membership Chairman: Ann Paterson
Secretary: Edwina Brown
Treasurer: Shane Wright
Immediate Past President: Lynn Campbell
Vice President 1: Marilyn Latham
Vice President 2: –
Director (2nd Year): Charles Webster
Director (2nd Year): Warren Latham
Director (2nd Year): Dewayne Geraghty
Director (1st Year): Maheswaran Thillainadesan
Director (1st Year): Dale Campbell
Director (1st Year): Mike Barnett
Lion Tamer: Gail Kimber (Back up – Paul Partington )
Tail Twister: Paul Partington
Assistant  Secretary *: Marilyn Latham
Assistant Treasurer*: Charles Webster
Membership Committee Member*:
Membership Committee Member*
*Non-voting position

 

Our Code of Ethics (From Lions Clubs International )

  • To show my faith in the worthiness of my vocation by industrious application to the end that I may merit a reputation for quality of service.
  • To seek success and to demand all fair remuneration or profit as my just due, but to accept no profit or success at the price of my own self-respect lost because of unfair advantage taken or because of questionable acts on my part.
  • To remember that in building up my business it is not necessary to tear down another’s; to be loyal to my clients or customers and true to myself.
  • Whenever a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of my position or action towards others, to resolve such doubt against myself.
  • To hold friendship as an end and not a means. To hold that true friendship exists not on account of the service performed by one to another, but that true friendship demands nothing but accepts service in the spirit in which it is given.
  • Always to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state, and my community, and to give them my unswerving loyalty in word, act, and deed. To give them freely of my time, labor and means.
  • To aid others by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance to the needy.
  • To be Careful with my criticism and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy.

Our Purposes (From Lions Clubs International )

  • To organize, charter and supervise service clubs to be known as Lions clubs.
  • To coordinate the activities and standardise the administration of Lions clubs.
  • To create and foster a spirit of understanding among the people of the world.
  • To promote the principles of good government and good citizenship.
  • To fund and otherwise serve the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community.
  • To assist financially, culturally, socially, and morally the disabled, disadvantaged and infirm of the community both directly and also indirectly.
  • To unite the clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding.
  • To provide a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; provided, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members.
  • To encourage service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavours.

Women and men standing behind a lions club banner

 

Update

Lisa Cheng is the General Manager, Marketing & Community Relations Executive Director of the Royal Rehabilitation Foundation. The Foundation won the recent Lions Centenary Project in our area and was awarded the sum of $1000 for the use of plants and soil to use for their community garden project.

This project has been a wonderful assistance to many patients as part of their physical rehabilitation. Greg Smith, former MP and Attorney General was our guest speaker and told many great stories of his work as a lawyer before finishing with a song.

Brian Logan was awarded a Lions chevron and Certificate for 50 years of dedicated service to Lions.

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