Lions Club of Balgowlah, Inc.

District 201N5, New South Wales, Australia.

Drought Relief Morning Tea and big Raffle---See Club News


Walk For An Aussie Kid

In case you need project ideas Here are five of many Lions  projects READY TO GO in sydney northern beaches when we have people to make them happen.




Even variable and inclement weather could not stop around 40 of the supporters of the Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation from gathering in the grounds of the Trinity Gardens Primary School for the national launch of the Foundation’s feature project – Walk for an Aussie Kid.  The South Australian Education and Child Development’s advertised ethos states ‘Every Chance for Every Child’ and this fits nicely with the Foundation’s motto – ‘May every child walk with pride’.  This event was held with the support of the St Morris Unit for Disabled Children, which is in the grounds of Trinity Gardens Primary School.

Sponsored by family, friends and the community, these supporters walked many circuits of the new and improved concrete track on the top oval. Nearby school fruit and vegetable gardens, native gardens and adventure playground areas added to the beautiful setting. While some watched, many walked. A disabled child announced the start of the walk and advised she had held an event beforehand which raised $500.  Walkers were led around the track by one of the Foundation’s recipient of a walker which showed just what the event was for.  Two disabled children walked 11 laps of the track with their walkers, one of them because ‘that is how old I am’. 

While the event was primarily for raising awareness and funds for walkers, there is always a social side to such a WFAAK event. In this case it was breakfast of bacon, egg, sausage and onions to warm the body and raffles, stalls, Hearing Dogs, and the Metropolitan Fire Brigade and Police to entertain the children.

All clubs can experience the high that this event gives to its organisers and participants alike.  Held in a school with a disabled unit or a retirement village at any time of the year this can bring joy to many.  We encourage all Clubs to give it a try and help those less fortunate than most of us, to ‘Walk with Pride’. Please contact us for advice on the process.

2, Tune In Not Out

See under heading projects

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

4.. 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..

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

6. Youth in search...

Empowering young people to take control of their lives

Camp at Galston

Youth Insearch is young people helping young people. Empowering young people aged 14 to 20 to turn their disadvantages into their advantages, enabling them to reach their full potential.  Since 1985 Youth Insearch has helped over 30,000 young people to rebuild their lives, and currently assists around 1,000 young people per year across NSW, VIC & QLD.

Youth Insearch is an independent charitable organisation and is not affiliated with any religious or political views.

see under heading projects

100% of funds raised goes to the community


Volunteer your way!

experience hands-on
“episodic volunteering” on worthwhile projects ( see below)

Lions on-line....
 young singles and young families new way of volunteering.

Be inspired, become empowered and make a difference in the community......

Lions Clubs on Sydney Northern Beaches

experience hands-on
“episodic volunteering” on worthwhile projects

Hear about exciting projects and how you will use on line meetings to

  •  maximise  your limited time to volunteer.


  • 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 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..


Welcoming young singles and young families.

Lions Clubs catering  for men and women all ages

Lions participated in the above

project "Donate Life" at Stocklands

Balgowlah 4th August 2018

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 .

  • "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 young members Lions Clubs on Sydney northern beaches 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.

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

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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: 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.

/files/balgowlah.nsw/Membership Application Form.pdf

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.


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.

Volunteering is rewarding to those who volunteer as well as to those who receive help.

For more information 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.

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 or phone President Chris Bowles 02 99484389 or Bruce McLaren 0403 268044 for more information. 

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