Lions Club of Balgowlah, Inc.

District 201N5, New South Wales, Australia.



Lions Club Branches for gen X and gen Y

Giving back to your community through service can be difficult with today's busy lifestyles. That's why Lions Clubs International has developed a generation based club to suit community-minded men and women of your generation.

A) NEW FORMAT!   My Generation Lions Club Branches

  • Members are age 22-45 join existing club or branch club

  • No rigid meeting schedules

  • Flexibility to choose service activities

  • Use of internet for club administration

  • Connect with Lions Clubs across the globe. still serve the community,while enjoying time with with like minded young people and making new friends on short term projects and occasional social outings and family picnics.

See two more hands 6 minute video below to see what Lions do.

Whether you have a lot of time or only a little, every two hands makes a difference.

Yes, I want to join a Lions "My generation " Lions Club branch in Sydney northern beaches! I want to provide two more hands to help those less fortunate in my community. Fill in the form below.


Potential members  are most welcome to enquire about joining either existing Lions Clubs which have a flexible format catering for all ages, or Traditional Lions Club which have a monthly dinner meeting usually with a guest speaker, and monthly evening business meetings of the community board.

Join the Lions today. People are welcome from all ages. There is a place in Lions for everyone!

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Yes, I want to join a Lions Club or Branch in Sydney northern beaches! I want to provide two more hands to help those less fortunate in my community. Fill in the enquiry form below.

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Upon receipt of your application you will quickly be contacted by a Lions member who will arrange to meet with you and talk with you so you can make sure that this is for you.The Lion member you meet will also explain any othe matters that are important for you to know before commiting yourself to join.


All members of Lions community are "Volunteers" and are involved with Volunteer work for the benefit of the community. In the provision of these services, the public are entitled to expect that all members of Lions community will conduct themselves and discharge their responsibilities with professionalism and integrity;

Lions Community purposes To aid others by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance to the needy.

Here are four of many Lions  projects READY TO GO in sydney northern beaches when we have people to make them happen.

1. Tune In Not Out

Tune In Not Out (TINO) aims to passionately empower young Australian’s aged 14-25 with engaging, authentic and trusted health and wellbeing information to support them to navigate life’s challenges.

This is achieved via the website, which features over 350 on-demand videos (growing weekly) across 80 topics such as: mental health, bullying, sexual health, drugs, relationships, body image and indigenous health. These videos are supported by factsheets, music, real stories, blogs and music.

TINO understands the importance of great content and great delivery in order to engage this notoriously difficult target audience, we achieve this by syndicating content from many sources into one central hub and delivering it in a consistent, appealing design including a space-saving interface that allows all forms of information to be instantly available.

With young people central to the website, TINO invites them to both join and create the community via an innovate multimedia commenting system allowing them to record and instantly playback video and audio content as well as uploading text and imagery to the site (moderated area), as well as write blogs and create music playlists.

Through the website TINO reaches 100,000’s of young people each year, helping them navigate through life’s challnges.

2. Host a child/ young adult for part of the summer. See the Lions website for more information about youth exchange programs. 

3. Create a happier, healthier, and safer community by promoting and educating the local community about Lions Drug Awareness and Youth Health Initiatives.

4. Youth Quest...a program “Skills for Growing” (ages 5-11) and “Skills for Adolescents” (ages 12-18)

integrated into the schools curriculum.

Lions train school teachers using the Lions Quest Programs. Lions Quest programs empower teachers to:

  • build Relationship learning communities with high expectations for positive behaviour.

  • Use experimental learning approaches that include inclusive and interactive strategies.

  • Include reflection as an integral part of the learning process

  • recruit parents and community members as partners in promoting personal and social responsibility in young people

100% of funds raised goes to the community

Lions Communities in Sydney northern beaches include:

  • Balgowlah
  • Manly
  • Frenchs Forest
  • Pittwater
  • Mosman

each except Mosman have their own website  :

* We recommend you also see video below about the work of Lions Clubs International "Introducing the Lions Global Service Framework", and 6-minute Two More Hands"video that shows off Lions.

At Balgowlah Lions Club those men and women aged 22-45 who apply once accepted as members will automatically be members of the Branch Club for younger members. Branch Clubs have a minimum of five members. You choose your own projects.

Existing "guiding Lion members" will help you initially. Balgowlah Lions currently adopt the traditional  structure, which will continue together with a Branch Club for under 45's

Manly Lions Club already has a mix of young and older members.Most administration and business is done electronically. Younger members may have the option of becoming a separate committee of the club and choose their own projects.

People living in the Pittwater area will initially join with Manly Lions for the Lions experience before joining Pittwater Lions Club.

Frenchs Forest and Mosman Lions Clubs will make a decision about the best way to operate to benefit younger members  depending on number of enquiries. Each Lions community is committed to welcoming young singles and families and providing flexible arrangements to suit the needs and time availability of potential new members.

For more information we suggest you look at the 6 minute two more hands video at the top of this home page.Or you are most welcome to phone Zone Chairman Bruce McLaren 0403268044.

Post application to:

Mr B McLaren
Zone Chairman
Lions Communities Sydney northern beaches

PO Box 50

or email to:

Here is a brief 6 minute video about Lions Clubs in Australia.

We're on our way to serving 200 million people per year by 2021—and we'll reach that incredible goal by adding great new ways to serve! We're introducing a new global service framework that builds on our first century of service and our history of serving sight.
Our new service framework focuses our efforts on five service areas: vision, hunger, the environment, pediatric cancer and diabetes. It gives Lions and Leos* new ways to meet emerging humanitarian needs in their communities and around the world. As always, your community (Lions) will decide how to best meet your community needs.
* Members of Leo's Clubs are aged between 18-30, and may transfer to the new Branch Clubs at any time..

preventive, therapeutic, and rehabilitative eye care services for children

For more than 15 years, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) SightFirst program and the World Health Organization (WHO) have partnered to serve more than 127 million children by working to eliminate avoidable childhood blindness. The Project for Elimination of Avoidable Childhood Blindness is an initiative that began in 2001. Since then, 51 Child Friendly Eye Care Centres have been established and supported in 50 countries within Africa, the Americas, the Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Western Pacific. The centres provide preventive, therapeutic, and rehabilitative eye care services for children aged 0-15 years. To date, more than 67,000 pediatric eye care staff have been trained, more than 13 million children have been screened for eye diseases, and more than 127 million children have received treatment. There have also been nearly one million education sessions for parents, caregivers and healthcare staff. Because of public donations to Lions Clubs, LCIF has been able to give millions of children the chance to avoid childhood blindness.


Becoming a Lion

You are welcome to join us for our monthly meeting, 3rd Wednesday of the month, held at Club Totem 195 Condamine St, Balgowlah NSW 2093 6:45 for 7:00 pm.

Guests are invited to join us. 

Please contact our Club Secretary to book in or phone President Chris Bowles 02 99484389 or Bruce McLaren 0403 268044 for more information. 

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