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Australian Lions Pin Traders Club

Man placing pins on display boardsThe purpose of the Australian Lions Pin Traders Club is to foster and encourage the trading and collecting of Lions, Lioness and Leo trading pins between all Lions, Lioness and Leo members, and to provide advice on the design of trading pins and their procurement from licensed suppliers authorised by Lions Clubs International. An object of the Club is to further the ideals of Lions Clubs International by creating an atmosphere of fellowship and mutual understanding through the hobby of Pin Trading. The Club, formed in 1992 at the Multiple District 201 National Convention in Newcastle, is a recognised affiliate of the Lions International Pin Trading Club.
Visit the Australian Lions Pin Traders Club Website

Lions Vanners Club

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Happy Vanners Armidale 201N1 District Convention

The MD Lions Vanners Club is a mixed group of Lions who enjoy caravanning this great country. Every year the Australian Lions hold a Lions Convention in a capital city or large regional city. The Lions Vanners attend this Convention, but journey to it by a tour. The annual meeting of the Lions Vanners is held before or immediately after the MD Convention. To be a member of the Lions Vanners Club you must be a full member of a Lions Club.

For more information, and to connect with the Vanners, visit their blog at https://mdlionsvannersclub.wordpress.com/, or contact them by e-mail at lionsvannersclub@gmail.com

Lions International Stamp Club

Members can participate in activities such as Stamp Exchange and Used Stamp Collection Programs for charitable and community service, New Issue Services or just the collection of Stamps and First day Covers which bear the Lions emblem.

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The Australian Chapter of Lions International Stamp Club (LISC)  issues a cachet at each Australian (MD201) convention, with stamps usually cancelled with an official Australia Post cancellation. The LISC was formed at the International Convention in Atlantic City in 1951 by dedicated Lions with a common bond of Lionism and Philately.

Some of the current service projects are Stamps for the Wounded Program (USA), Lions Childrens Mobility Foundation (Australia), Lions Schools Projects in South Africa, Australia, Canada and Netherlands, Eye Camp Sponsorship and Special Olympics Sponsorship( U.K.Lions) and Catholic Mission at Burkina Faso( Italy Lions).

Membership is open to any Lion in good standing ,with Associate membership for any immediate family member of a Lion, Leo or Lioness.

The Australian Chapter is always seeking new and used postage stamps, philatelic material AND unwanted collections which are sorted and sold at auction with all proceeds donated to the Australian Lions Childrens Mobility Foundation. Please clip around the used stamps, leaving no less than 1/8″ and no more than 1/4″ around the stamp and send them to your nearest co-ordinator. In the N & Q Districts, to Ross Paine, the V,C and T Districts to Graham McKenzie and W Districts to Max Lurie, 164A Moulden Avenue, Yokine. 6060. If you would like further information, refer also to the LISC website www.lisc.nl

Members Benefits

  • Members receive a quarterly comprehensive newsletter, “The Philatelist” which includes many stories on Lions Stamps and Covers together with offers to members.
  • Members receive an annual roster. A full listing of all members, their addresses and full details of their philatelic interests.
  • A Commemorative Cachet is issued at each international convention.
  • A limited issue LISC trading pin is struck each year with members having first offer to purchase.

To Join Us Email the Secretary, Ross Paine rosspaine@bigpond.com or download the application form and send it to Ross Paine, 10 Balgownie Drive,Peregian Springs, Queensland 4573. Further details from Ross Paine, 10 Balgownie Drive, Peregian Springs 4573 Ph 07 5448 1592 rosspaine@bigpond.com or Graham McKenzie, PO Box 4 Trafalgar VIC 3824 Phone 03 5633 1252 or Mobile 0400 104 058 grahammck@westnet.com.au


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