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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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RUOK? Time to give your missing member a friendly phone call

RUOK (Are you OK?) It’ s that time of year again. The time when we look through our member lists and consider what we should do about those members who we haven’t seen for a while. It’s very tempting to make judgements about why they haven’t been around. Too busy? Disinterested? Can’t afford it? Don’t … Continue reading

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Vale Gavin Jones

This year Australia lost an extraordinary individual, Gavin Jones, founder of Deadly Vibe and The Deadly’s – the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment & Community Awards. I met Gavin around 30 years ago when I was working in field of youth empowerment and youth leadership. He was among many outstanding individuals I had … Continue reading

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Our Mission statement

Lions Australia is very proud of its mission statement.   “To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation.”   How do we express it in our service work?   Create and foster a spirit of understanding… While we are Lions … Continue reading

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Distinction, Lasting Legacies, Friendship and Responsibilities

From PDG Elvio Munzone Membership Director Lions Club of Lugarno 201N5 Membership in Lions offers a distinction found in few other organisations. A distinction Lions have enjoyed since our earliest days, a distinction which will remain as one of our greatest legacies to future generations. The prestige of being a member of the world’s leading service … Continue reading

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LIONS ROAD, Northern NSW – One of Australia’s Great Scenic Roads

TAKING a road trip in Australia can be totally liberating and you never know what you might see – from kangaroos to rainforest, lighthouses and incredible sunsets. The Carsguide team from NEWS.COM.AU show you one of the best on offer. I thought followers of the blog would enjoy reading a bit more of the history of the … Continue reading

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1st Vice President Palmer in Newcastle

2nd Vice President Palmer in Newcastle

Published in Newcastle Herald 25 September 2012

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Lions are working for a better world

Lions are working for a better world

Original article published in Newcastle Herald 28 September 2012

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Breaking News: White House to Recognize Lions as Champions of Change

BREAKING NEWS FROM LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL   September 4, 2012 tags: Champions of Change, humanitarian service, Lions Clubs International, White House by lionsclubsorg For nearly a century, Lions have worked to improve our communities and the world. Now, our work will be recognized at the White House during a special Champions of Change ceremony that … Continue reading

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Keeping members in your Club

From PDG Bill Robertson W Districts Global Membership Team This article, appearing in the W1 District Newsletter, and credited by PDG Bill Robertson to Lion David Trivett, is a great read if you are looking for ways to keep happy members in your club!   Back to basics – retention Ninety per cent of leadership … Continue reading

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