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The Lions Club of Kingborough was presented with the Community Group of the Year award at the 2019 Kingborough Awards for their ongoing contribution to a wide range of community programs and activities throughout Kingborough.

The ethos of the Lions is to meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief – to serve their community. The Lions Club of Kingborough certainly embody this ethos and consistently exceed it.

The Club organise and support an incredible number of events, charities and groups through their fundraising activities and on ground support. They also create fantastic community initiatives such as the Kingborough Art Prize and partner with other groups to develop events such as Love Living Locally.

The Club are instrumental in the success of Love Living Locally from their leadership and planning to coordinating stalls, volunteers, and tireless efforts on the day itself.

Members are often a welcome sight at other events, serving much needed food to workers, planters and guests, and always with a smile.

The local Lions Club are also heavily involved in the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation and Children’s Mobility Foundation. They were instrumental in  drawing the southern Lions Clubs together to refurbish the space and establish the Palliative Care Ward as part of the Repat Hospital (now called the Wittle Ward), and established the Low Vision Clinic at St John’s hospital now located at the Royal Hobart hospital.

There are so many who have benefited from the outstanding contribution from the Lions Club of Kingborough, and Council certainly appreciates the enormous support they have provided to the community and Council over the years.

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Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief - to serve their community.

Lions have a dynamic history. 

  • Founded in Chicago in 1917, we were best known for fighting blindness.
  • However, today Lions volunteer for many and varied community projects and these include caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and working to improve communities by helping those in need.

Lions are active. 

  • Our motto is “We Serve”.  Lions are part of a global service network with a core belief – to serve their local and global communities.

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organisation. 

Lions Award Grants. 

Lions Eye Health Focus.

  • Lions support and equip Low Vision Clinics and hospitals, conduct vision screening, provide medication and raise awareness of eye disease.
  • Lions have extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts and through our international SightFirst Program that works to eradicate blindness and promote eye health.

Lions serve youth.

  • Lions support local children and schools through scholarships, recreation and mentoring programs.
  • Internationally, we offer many programs including Youth Camps and Exchange, Lions Quest and Peace Poster Contest.

Lions Leo Program.

  • This provides the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal development through volunteering.
  • There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo Clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.

For more about Lions Clubs, go to www.lionsclubs.org

 

 

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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