Great Lions Stories

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A glimpse into our history

Last year I received a mysterious package from the family of the late Lion Roy Worfold.  Roy’s family were sorting his belongings and found this 16mm film with the title “What is a Lions Club”, dated 21 April 1969. The label on the can indicated it had been produced in Chicago.  The family indicated that … Continue reading

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Young South Australians, We Serve

Lions often wonder about how we encourage younger people to form clubs and become Lions.  There is no better way to find out than to ask a young Lion. Here is a story from a young club full of them! Rob Oerlemans Written by Lion Glynn Jones Adelaide University Lions Club. 12 months ago if … Continue reading

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Lion named Senior Australian of the Year

Queensland Lion Dr Robert McGregor has been named the 2013 Senior Australian of the Year.

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Lions “Identikid” helps find lost kids

Having an Identikid card showing a child’s data can be a lifesaver in some situations. The Lions ID card for kids displays a child’s pictures and key details such as their age and eye and hair colour.  If a child wanders off, parents can hand over the card to police or shopping centre staff to … Continue reading

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Lions are working towards a better world

This opinion piece by Lions International Vice President Palmer was published in the Newcastle Herald on 28 September 2012 Until you make a deep and longstanding commitment to volunteering; it’s hard to understand how much our communities need volunteers.  Ordinary, generous and committed people “giving freely of their time, labour and means”. That’s one of … Continue reading

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Watch out – Lion Muddy Waters hits the road!

Peter “Muddy” Waters a long standing supporter of children with disabilities and mentor to children with Cerebral Palsy approached Variety and Lions with a fundraising concept he was extremely passionate about. Peter, a Cerebral Palsy sufferer himself and member of Lions Club International (Werribee), is determined to ride a wheelchair scooter from Sydney to Melbourne … Continue reading

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Lions Action on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Darren is learning through stories.   Since July 2011 Australian MD 201 Lions have been campaigning for increased funding for early intervention education and therapy for preschool children with autism spectrum disorders. Early intervention therapies are very costly but effective in improving the life outcomes of children with Autism [ASD]. Lions established a National Project … Continue reading

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Lion Jenny Tew recognised as a ‘People of Australia’ Ambassador

On 18th January 2012 Prime Minister Julia Gillard on behalf of the Multicultural Council of Australia acknowledged Lion Jenny Tew as a ‘People of Australia’ Ambassador. Jenny is one of 40 national ambassadors who have been recognised for their outstanding work in building strong and cohesive local communities. These local champions have been independently selected … Continue reading

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Lions and StepAhead Australia search for a cure for Spinal Cord Injury

StepAhead Australia Limited*  –   Conference Summary 2011 (*Lions Australia partnership) From Lions PR – Diane Michael StepAhead Australia’s Annual Scientific Conference was held at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne on 30 November and 1 December 2011. As their marquee event for the year, it proved to be an outstanding meeting gathering together a world-class faculty of … Continue reading

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Lions Youth of the Year Brooke Snow is NAB Schools First winner

I had the privilege this week of attending the National Awards Dinner for NAB’s Schools First Program and was impressed to see one of our own State Youth of the Year winners, and her local Atherton Lions Club, acknowledged in the inaugural awards. Brooke Snow took out one of 5 first prizes for her idea to get … Continue reading

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