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The Lions Club of Capalaba Inc. welcomes you to our Home Page

100% of all funds raised, goes back to the community that we live in, as well as National and International Projects.

We are an active Club with a strong membership supporting the Community of the Redlands 100%.  

The Lions Club of Capalaba was chartered on the 14th May 1971.

 

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When it comes to meeting challenges, our response is simple: We serve. It's something that unites Lions around the world. And it's unconditional. Lions aren't limited by continents or restricted to certain causes. 

We help wherever, whenever and however we can. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things - supporting people with a disability, community greening, fundraising for worthwhile causes.

Be a part of the Lions community in CAPALABA. by helping others you help yourself.

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”

 

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We are the Lions

 

We serve our local community by means of donations, personal labour, moral support, etc. and the global community mainly by means of donations to Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) and the Australian Lions Foundation (ALF) or direct to specific Lions Clubs projects here and overseas. It is up to our members to decide the appropriate means of support and what and who we support.

Our 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas conduct vision and health screenings, build parks, support eye hospitals, award scholarships, assist youth, provide help in time of disaster and much more.
 

Join us  in making our communities and the world a better place to live.by emailing:

capalaba.lions@underhillcentre.com.au  or phone:  0457 205 382

 

 

Becoming a Lion

 

Lions club members are men and women who strive to make a difference in their local community as well as in communities worldwide. Their volunteer efforts go beyond the support of vision care, to addressing unmet health and education needs worldwide.
 

Volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.

What LIONS Is All About

WHERE DID LIONS BEGIN?

Lionism had its start on June 7th, 1917, when a young man named Melvin Jones founded the
Association in Chicago, Illinois. This Association became International in 1920, when the first
Lions Clubs were organised in Canada. Today Lionism is active in more than 180 nations
throughout the world.

WHAT IS A LIONS CLUB?

A Lions Club is a group of community minded men and women who pool their talents and
labours in aid of needy causes. They attend meetings to determine how they may best serve
their community and implement a variety of service projects. They participate in an
International program of brotherhood and fellowship, based upon service wherever the need
exists, without personal reward and in service to humanity without thought to race, creed,
nationality, religion or politics.

Why  join Lions ?

20 Reasons to Consider . . . . . .

1. Friendship. In an increasingly complex world, Lions provides one of the most basic human needs - the need for friends and friendship.

2. The opportunity to make a difference. As an individual you can have a limited impact, but as part of a group, you can achieve so much more - in your community, your country, your world.

3. Personal growth and development.  Membership in Lions aids your growth and education in human relations and personal development.

4. Leadership development.  Every Lions member is encouraged, and has the opportunity to build their leadership skills and to serve in a variety of positions, both at club level and beyond.

5. Citizenship in the community.  Membership in a lions club brings you more awareness of your community. The average Lions Club has at its heart the intention to make the community it serves a better place to live in, and does this with a variety of programs tailored to the community's needs.

6. Continuing education.  Interesting guest speakers bring a range of views and information for club members. Opportunities for personal and leadership development are offered.

7. Fun.  Lions is fun. A lot of fun. Each meeting is fun. The club projects are fun. Social activities are fun. And the service is fun.

8. Public speaking skills.  Many an individual who joined Lions was afraid to speak in public. Lions develops confidence and skill in public communication, and the opportunity to practice these skills in a friendly setting.

9. Citizenship in the world.  Every Lion wears a pin that reads "Lions International". Every Lion is welcome to attend the 41,000+ clubs in more than 190 nations and geographical areas of the world. Some 1.4 million men and women are Lions. Instant friends both in one's own community and the world community.

10. Assistance when travelling.  Because there are Lions clubs everywhere, help is only a 'phone call away should you need it. Using the International Directory, you can easily contact the local Lions Club, wherever you are.

11. Entertainment.  Lions Clubs organise many different activities that provide entertainment as well as education.

12. The development of social skills.  Lions is for people who like people. Twice a month at meetings, and at various events and functions, Lions helps to develop social and people skills in its members.

13. Lions "Make Things Happen". Wherever there is a need, you'll find Lions there, actively involved in getting the job done and Making Things happen. Always ready to roll up the sleeves and find a solution. No job is too big or too small.

14. Family programs.  Lions has a range of programs for our youth - Leo clubs, Youth exchange and hosting, the Youth of the Year Quest, the Lions-Quest Skills programs and other programs that involve the family.

 

The Motto of every Lion is simply:

 

 We Serve

 

What better way to express the true mission of Lionism?

 

THE SLOGAN

 

The Slogan of the association is:

L iberty , I ntelligence, O ur N ations S afety.

 

An alternative meaning of the letters in LIONS is:

L oving I ndividuals O ffering N eeded S ervice

 

OFFICIAL COLOURS

 

Purple   -    Stands for loyalty to friends and to one's self, and for  integrity of mind and heart.

Gold     -     Symbolizes sincerity of purpose, liberality in judgment, purity in life and generosity in mind,

                    heart and purpose toward humanity.

 

 

LOCATION -CAPALABA

A suburb of Redland City.

Set in the heart of south of south-east Queensland, the Redland City is one of Australia's unique regional coastal areas.  Redlands is rich in history - both Aboriginal and early European.  

Aboriginals of the Quandamooka region have lived around Moreton Bay and what is now the Redlands for tens of thousands of years.   They survived with nature's bounty from both the ocean and the land and continue to maintain a strong influence in the region, particularly playing a significant role in the North Stradbroke Island community.

Following the visits of Captain Cook in 1770 and explorer Matthew Flinders, European settlement began in the mid 1800's with Cleveland Point selected as a port site in 1850.   The area's rich red soil led to it being quickly developed for agriculture and horticulture including the state's first commercial sugar cane and cotton crops.   By the middle of last century the Redlands had become the "salad bowl" for Brisbane.

Today the nation's rapidly expanding third largest city, Brisbane is just 30 kilometres north-west of the Redlands with the neighbouring Gold Coast to the south and Logan City to the south-west.

Redland City area covers 539 square kilometres with a population of 120,000 and includes the sub-tropical islands of North Stradbroke, Coochiemudlo, Karragarra, Lamb, Russell and Macleay with more than 30 kilometres of Moreton Bay marine park coastlines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

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