- Lilli's speech "Expectations" wins local final Lions Youth of the Year. Read it here!
- Balgowlah Lions raise $6,000 in big Christmas Raffle
- Balgowlah Lions raise $6,000 in big Christmas Raffle
- Lions help with Hurricane Harvey
- Lions donation helps upgrade facilities at Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club
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This Forum is for women and Men! It is for members of the public who would like to know more about Lions as an organization. All are welcome.
For men and women who live in Northern Beaches Council area and require transport, car transport to the Forum and home again will be arranged. Phone Zone Chairman Bruce McLaren on 0403268044.
- Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization, with a network of 1.45 million men and women in more than 210 countries and geographical locations. We serve where we live, as well as globally, and we have fun doing it.
- Though well known for its successful initiatives in vision health, Lions service is as diverse as its members. We meet all sorts of needs, from assisting the elderly to helping victims of natural disasters.
- Lions give 100 percent of donations to our causes. We cover all our costs through our dues.
- Lions make a difference everyday everywhere. Whether by organizing a pancake breakfast fundraiser or building a wheelchair ramp for someone in need, we are a hands-on organization.
Key Questions about Lions.
Who are the Lions?
See video on www.lionsclubs.org.au/lions international/making a world of difference
How do I become a Lion?
If you are interested in becoming a Lion, by returning the membership application form link below you will be expressing interest in learning more. You will be contacted to suggest a meet up for a chat about how you can help and to answer any questions you may have.
Here is a link to the four Sydney northern beaches clubs
Are there women Lions?
Yes. Women are the single fastest growing segment of Lions.
Is membership increasing
Yes! Lions membership is increasing. Programs such as Leo Clubs, Campus Lions Clubs and Branch Clubs for individuals aged 30-45, are helping us adapt to meet the growing needs of the world around us.
I would like to volunteer in my community but why should I do so as a Lion?
If you or a group of friends are passionate about a project to help the community by joining a Lions Club you can do so knowing you are all covered by Lions world wide insurance for public liability and accident to volunteers.
Lions meet the needs of those in their own communities as well as around the world and we have fun doing it. Working together locally and internationally, the worldwide network of Lions has vast resources..
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Welcoming young singles and young families.
Lions Clubs catering for men and women aged 22-45
Lions participated in the above project
Giving back to your community through service can be difficult with today's busy lifestyles. That's why Lions Club of Balgowlah has developed a flexible community service option .
A) NEW FORMAT!
No rigid meeting schedules
Flexibility to choose service activities
"Episodic " volunteering ie you are in charge of how much time you give and what projects* you choose to engage in.* your suggestions for projects welcomed.
Use of internet for club projects you choose
You are coverd by Lions Australia volunteer insurance for accident and public liability.
Connect with Lions Clubs across the globe.
And....you serve the community while enjoying time with with like minded 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.
or.....B) EXISTING FORMAT
Potential members over age 45 are most welcome to enquire about being part of the more casual format with on line meetings, or existing format which features a monthly dinner meeting usually with a guest speaker, and monthly evening business meetings of the Lions Club of Balgowlah.
Join the Lions today. People are welcome from all ages. There is a place in Lions for everyone!
To enquire about providing two more hands to help those less fortunate in the Sydney northern beaches community please contact Zone Chairman Bruce McLaren by email: email@example.com or by phone 0403268044.
Membership to join Lions is by invitation. You will have plenty of time to consider whether Lions is right for you. All volunteers in projects are covered under Lions Public Liability Insurance and volunteer accident insurance.
Register your interest by completing the form below.
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.
In case you need project ideas 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
See under heading projects
2. Host a child/ young adult for part of the summer. See the Lions website for more information about youth exchange programs. https://www.lionsclubs.org/FN/content/youth.exchange.stm
3. Lions Drug Awareness and Youth Health Initiatives Create a happier, healthier, and safer community by promoting and educating the local community about avoiding problems with drugs or getting help to get off drugs..
4. Youth Quest...a program “Skills for Growing” (ages 5-11) and “Skills for Adolescents” (ages 12-18)
see under heading projects
100% of funds raised goes to the community
Lions Communities in Sydney northern beaches include:
- Frenchs Forest
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.
Volunteering is rewarding to those who volunteer as well as to those who receive help.
Remember you will be covered under Lions Clubs of Australia insurance policy for accident and public liability.
For more information you are most welcome to phone Zone Chairman Bruce McLaren 0403268044.
Post application to:
Mr B McLaren
Lions Communities Sydney northern beaches
PO Box 50
or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a brief 6 minute video about Lions Clubs in Australia.
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 12-30, and may transfer to Lions at any time from age 21.
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.
People interested in experiencing Lions fellowship are invited to attend this meeting
Please contact our Club Secretary to book in email@example.com or phone President Chris Bowles 02 99484389 or Bruce McLaren 0403 268044 for more information.
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