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Celebrating 100 Years of Lions Clubs International

Nearly 100 years ago, Chicago business-man Melvin Jones asked the question – what if ordinary people applied their talents to improving their communities?

Lions Clubs around Australia are joining in to celebrate the organisation’s international centenary, following its formation in June 1917.

How Lions Australia is celebrating the Centennial

Lions grant helps Busselton kids explore mindfulness and mental health

With the support of Lions Australia, the kids of Busselton, WA, have been able to…

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Community 100 – Robot club for kids

A robotics club for young people in Hallett Cove, South Australia, gets a reboot from…

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Lions Community 100 grant helps purchase walkie-talkies for special needs students

Walkie-talkies are helping special needs students venture safely into the local community.

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Promoting the Centennial

Is your club celebrating the Centennial?

The Lions Australia National Office would love to hear what your club has planned to mark the Centennial.

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We encourage clubs to engage with local media to promote the Centennial and any projects you may be involved in.

If you would like any help or support engaging with local media, please don’t hesitate to contact the Lions Australia National Office.

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The Facts

There are 1200+ Lions clubs in Australia

46, 000 clubs worldwide

Over 1.4 million members worldwide

Lions began in Australia in 1947

First Australian Lions Club was in Lismore NSW

Lions went international in 1920