Australian Past District Governors’ Association.
During the National
Convention held in Sydney in May 1964, discussions took place as it was
felt that Officers who had served as District Governor in the Multiple
District, should form themselves into an Association. With this in view
a meeting was called and PID Bill Burge Phillips was invited to chair
the meeting to discuss the mater.
The meeting was held at
the Chevron Hilton Hotel in Sydney on Friday, 22nd May 1964.
At the meeting it was
resolved that an Association be formed and known as “Australian Lions,
International Counsellors Association”.
The objects of the
Association were resolved as: -
Membership would be by invitation only, and that membership would be
open to International Counsellors who are in good standing with their
Club, District and Lions International.
Membership fees were set at one pound per annum, or such other amount as
may be determined from time to time. An Annual Meeting would be held at
the National Convention of the Multiple District each year.
following Office Bearers were elected: -
Howard Waters, Arthur
Simpson, Steve Mauger, Tom Magnus, Ken Bunn, Bill Tresise, Graham Lord
and Bill Parsons.
In 1967 at the Annual
General Meeting held in Canberra, it was resolved that the name of the
Association be changed to “Australian Past District Governors’
At the Annual General
meeting held in Sydney in 1973 the Office of Chairman was changed to
President, and it was also decided that in future the President and
Secretary should come from the area where the next Convention is to be
held, so they could arrange the Annual General Meeting and Dinner.
In 1981 at the Annual
General Meeting held in Canberra the Office Bearers were again changed.
The Office of Deputy President was deleted and a new office of Treasurer
and Welfare Officer was added. At the same Annual General Meeting it was
decided that in future a circular would be forwarded to all members
advising them of the death of a member
At the Convention in 1983
at Mount Gambier it was resolved that we elect a Life Member each year.
The first Life Member was Syd Packham. Full details of the Life Members
are listed on a special page of this web site.
Association membership in 1964 was 24;
today we have 509 including 17 partners of deceased members, of these 413
are receiving circulars per e-mail.