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Nine Millions Reasons to be optimistic

I received a post on Facebook today that Mareeba Lions Club have inducted their first woman into the club. Many comments of congratulations followed, by more than one noting;  “It’s about time”. Of course it is, but the most important thing for Mareeba to celebrate is that it has happened,  and that Mareeba is actively … Continue reading

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Social Diversity in Lions

Social Diversity describes the broad societal influences surrounding our community such as race, culture, religion, age, gender and personal circumstance. Social diversity should be a ‘no-brainer’ for Lions Clubs;  Lions exists in 206 countries around the world, in all walks of life, and across gender and social boundaries.  One of the great benefits for Lions … Continue reading

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Why would I join your club: Looking after those interested new volunteers

There is nothing better than getting some practical advice.  I remember being interviewed for a job and was told by the interviewer that ‘experience is so much more important that theories, skills and training’.  In short; “if you have done it before, all things being equal, I know you will be able to do it … Continue reading

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Step into our Time Machine!

From Rob Oerlemans – Executive Officer I was browsing through our archives of “The Lion”, looking for a particular photograph, and stumbled across these articles about a probing member survey of our organisation – in 1973! I remember 1973 as the year my twin brother and I explored the railway land beside our house with our … Continue reading

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Charter night for Lions Club of Sydney Selective Inc.

Invitation-Lions Gala  As part of the Charter Night for Lions Club of Sydney Selective Inc. they are holding a very special event in order to welcome Dr Wing-Kun Tam, International President of Lions Club International and Barry Palmer AM, International Second Vice President to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. This is a great chance to meet and greet … Continue reading

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Thinking about joining Lions?

Congratulations You are starting on a journey that will give you extraordinary satisfaction, help you build networks and contacts in your business and personal life, create wonderful stories and experiences and enable you to build lifelong friendships. Lions Clubs International is an Association of community-spirited people in 206 countries, from myriads of diverse cultures, of women … Continue reading

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Young people and Lions…

We all know that volunteer organisations have a financial bottom-line, but for us there is a far more important “bottom-line”; our membership. If we think about it, when a “for-profit” organisation wants to get a job done, they rely on their staff, contractors and suppliers. Every new job means a new role, and a new … Continue reading

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