Awards & Recognition

Our members enjoy acknowledging the service and commitment of their colleagues. Awards represent a donation to our humanitarian causes in the name of a valued member.

Personalised Certificates

Members can use the Award Database to search for an individual and download a list of awards in their name, or to print a personalised certificate showing these awards.

Click here to search our Award Database

Please note this database will be updated periodically as information becomes available from the Foundations and Projects. But please understand we do not want to spoil any surprises so they may be a delay in the information available.

If you know of a Lion whose enthusiasm, ingenuity and resourcefulness has made a difference, please contact magazine@lions.org.au to share their story.

For more information on the individual awards, please scroll down to the tabs below…

LCIF – Melvin Jones Fellowship

Click here to search and/or download the latest MJF Recipients.

“Once in every generation or era a man appears and in his fleeting hour upon this stage leaves an indelible imprint upon the lives of his fellow men, and upon generations yet to come. Such a man was Melvin Jones. All over the world today he is the symbol of man’s concern for his fellow man” – Finis E Davis, International President at the time of the death of Melvin Jones, the founder of Lions.

The Melvin Jones Fellowship may be used to recognise outstanding Lions or members of the general public who have made a significant

contribution to Lionism.

Approval for a Melvin Jones Fellowship is made by the Lions Clubs International Foundation Board and the following list is current as at April 2022

Any queries should be directed to: Lions Australia National Office – lcif.ops@lions.org.au

Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation

One step closer to Zero Childhood Cancer thanks to Lions

We are one step closer to Zero Cancer thanks to Lions! Any…
Nicholas Tadros

Lions to support the 10-year-old Gold Coast helicopter crash victim

Ten-year-old Nicholas Tadros suffered extensive injuries in the…

Donvale Lions Club Supports Local School Students

BY EMILY WILLIAMS For many families in Australia, sending…
Skin Cancer Van at Bunnings, South Vermont

Lions Mobile Skin Cancer Van Stops in at Vermont South Bunnings

The Lions V Districts Cancer Foundation makes a real and lasting…
Lions Recycle for Sight in PNG

Lions Recycle for Sight Project touching lives in Papua New Guinea

Lions in Gilles Plains have brought the Lions Recycle for Sight…

Yarrawonga Lions sew over 40,000 turbans for cancer patients

The Yarrawonga Lions Club in Victoria meet every Tuesday to sew,…
Licola Wilderness Village

Lions sponsor camp for Victorian flood victims

In October 2022, Australians living in northern Victoria were…

Lions Hay Run Helps Lift Spirits for Farmers

15 farming families had a reason to smile thanks to a generous…
Preschool donates to ALF

Preschool donates $10,000 to ALF National Flood Appeal

The community is rallying behind the Australian Lions Foundation…
Lions Bushfire Relief in Kiah

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Whilst the spotlight is no longer focused on the horrific Black…

Lions Healthcare Heroes

For the past two years, our nurses and frontline healthcare workers…

Lion Karen Feeds the Multitude

When Covid-19 first started spreading in Australia, Western Australian…

Lions Club of Quilters Victoria stitches the world together

BY EMILY WILLIAMS The Lions Club of Quilters Victoria in District…

Tewantin Noosa’s Courageous Children

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Read for Ukraine – Lions support Ukrainian Refugees

In times of crisis Lions Clubs do what they can to make a difference…

Lions honoured with Order of Australia (OAM)

The 2024 Australia Day Honours list recognises and celebrates…

Lions’ Second-hand Furniture Store Reopens in Clare

The Clare District Lions Club are celebrating the reopening of…
Kingborough (Tas) ALCCRF Presentation

Kingborough Lions Make Significant Donation to Childhood Cancer Research

The Lions Club of Kingborough presented $86,500 to the Australian…

The future of Lions Australia

Lions Australia’s youth programs were front and centre at the…
Fortuna Foundation

Lions Club of Whitford Donates to Mobile Laundry Van

BY EMILY WILLIAMS For many Australians, clean clothes are…
Lismore Lions Club Flood Appeal

Lions volunteers across Australia are mobilising for flood relief

When disaster strikes Lions roll up their sleeves and take action…
Diabetes Care Packs for Ukraine

Lions send Care Packs to Ukrainian Refugees with Diabetes

To date, the Lions Australia Diabetes Foundation has donated…

Wangi Lions Club’s Festival Celebrates its 45th Year

BY EMILY WILLIAMS In the first weekend of June, Wangi Lions…

Coogee Lions Club President taking on the World’s Highest Marathon for Lions

Coogee Lions Club President Sari-Elle Kraemer is taking on…
Lions Skin Check and Awareness Van

Lions Free Skin Checks Make a Difference

The Lions V Districts Cancer Foundation mobile skin check van…

Lions are there every step of the way in Flood Recovery

Lions Australia is celebrating our 75th Anniversary in September…

Lions volunteers plant 75 gardens for 75 years

The environment is a key focus for Lions and now there are community…

Lions provide a little Christmas joy to NSW flood victims

When disaster strikes, Lions volunteers are the first to offer…
Lugarno Lions Club support ALF

Lions rally behind Sari-Elle’s Everest challenge for Australian Lions Foundation

Lugarno Lions Club are rallying behind a fellow Lion’s Everest…

A special dog to assist Australians with Diabetes

The countdown is on for World Diabetes Day on Monday the 14th…

Lions Club of Gawler lighting the way for the 75th Anniversary!

Congratulations Lions Club of Gawler Inc with SA Infrastructure…
Free Trade Day

The business of kindness on Free Trade Day

Picture a world where families struggle without running water,…
Many Lions Club Sunsquirt Project

Manly Lions Club Wins Top Club Service Project Award for Sunsquirt Station

At our recent National Convention on the Gold Coast, the Lions…
Gubbi Gubbi Land

Lions Restore Indigenous Cultural Site

It was National Aboriginal and Islander Observance Day Committee…

Belmont Lions Club Support Local Homeless Community

BY EMILY WILLIAMS Many of us take basic hygiene for granted.…

Lions to climb Mt. Kenya for kids in Tanzania

On August 28th, an amazing group of women will begin their 5…
Lions Lap the Map for Diabetes

Lions Lap the Map for Diabetes 7 Times for World Diabetes Day

Lions across the country were on a mission to reduce the prevalence…

Heartbreak behind Lions mission of mercy

He might be a reluctant hero but Need for Feed founder Graham…
King Island Leos - Kindness Matters Award

Lions and Leo Club Win Kindness Matters Service Awards

The Leo Club of King Island (Tasmania) and Lions Club of Melton…

75th Anniversary – Snapshots from our founding years.

With our milestone birthday in just three months, Tony Fawcett…

Australia’s favourite Christmas cake has inspired a song

The festive season is just around the corner and Australia’s…

Sydney Lions are supporting Ukrainian refugees and they need your help

In times of crisis, Lions Clubs do what they can to make a difference…

‘Made with Love’ by Tamborine Mountain Lions

BY EMILY WILLIAMS For 10 years, Tamborine Mountain Lions Club…
Lions Medical Research Scholarship Recipient

Her Excellency Congratulates Lions Medical Research Foundation Scholarship Recipient

Lions Medical Research Foundation Scholarships have been offered…
Huddy Glubb World Dwarf Games with Lions Australia donation

Lions help 10-year-old Huddy Glubb get to World Dwarf Games in Germany

Lions have surprised Gold Coast local athletics star Huddy Glubb…

Lion treks from Darwin to Adelaide for a good cause

On the first day of May in 2024, a remarkable journey will begin.…
Katamatite Silo Art

Katamatite Lions fund huge Silo Art Project

Since the first appearance of silo art in 2015, regional and…
Ethan in his green frame runner with his name on the front

ALCMF Featured on WIN NEWS

A recent WIN NEWS video shared details about an important Lions…
Haymes Paint Donate to ALF

Haymes Paint stores and Lions Clubs host BBQ’s with a difference

Lions has a longstanding reputation for hosting some of the country’s…

Gilbert Valley Lions Club Supports Local School

BY EMILY WILLIAMS After three years of hard work, 20 refurbished…

Lions come together to help Elmore Village

Original story by Lee Walkington When the floods tore through…
Chloe Hua Peace Poster Merit Award

School is in session – International Peace Poster Contest

School is in session and our Lions clubs are ready to host their…
Gympie South Lions help flood victim

Gympie South Lions to the rescue for flood victim facing $7k fine

The Gympie South Lions Club have come to the rescue of a…

Lions Hit the Catwalk for a Good Cause

BY EMILY WILLIAMS Members of Adamstown Lions Club have scrubbed…
Lynsey McLeod

How Lions Uses Music To Aid The Young

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Gloucester’s ‘Shoehorn Man’ a local Lions hero

Meet Lion Doug Clarke, who is fondly known as 'The Shoehorn Man'…
WA Lions Celebrate 60 Years at Parliament House

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Lions volunteers across Western Australia celebrated the 60th…

Lions Club Supports NSW Nurses with Scholarship

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Lions volunteers give the gift of education to young non-verbal autistic boy

Lions volunteers give the gift of education to young non-verbal autistic boy

As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child and this…
Lions Cancer Institute for melanoma research

Lions reach major milestone for melanoma research

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Vision-impaired get ‘In the Driver’s Seat’

For those living with a visual impairment, rarely does the opportunity…
Lions Awareness Day - Coogee Lions members

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Lions Donate Vital Medical Equipment To Local Hospital

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International Peace Poster Contest Merit Award Winner 2022-23 Announced

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Narooma Lions New BBQ Trailer

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It was a great day for the Narooma & District Lions Club…

Q2’s Marathon Eye Screening Trip

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Lions bring dignity to the homeless

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BY EMILY WILLIAMS With the exception of 2020, Wheelers Hill…
Sandy Scheltema

Photographer Showcases the Community Spirit of Storm-Ravaged Trentham

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Lions fire up the BBQ to feed the hungry on public holiday

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Two special ceremonies for Kellyville Lions

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Lions and Disaster Relief Australia Unite for Flood Recovery Effort

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Australian Lions Hearing Dogs

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Lions around the country will celebrate National Hearing Dog…

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Lions Chemo Caps

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Lions Bushfire Relief in Queensland

When disaster strikes, Lions quickly mobilise to help the…
Past Tense Photography - Blackbutt Bands Together 5

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When disaster strikes, Lions' volunteers are always amongst the…

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International Peace Poster Contest Winner Presented with Award

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Burketown Floods

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Deborah Hutton Lions Ambassador for Skin Cancer Screening

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MD201’s Kindness Matters Service Award winner announced

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Free Trade Day

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Hundreds of tradies donated a day of their time on the 26th of…

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Lions donate Blanket Warming Cabinet

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Rosewood Lions Club Give Back to the Elderly

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Disaster Relief Australia wins Australian Charity Award

Disaster Relief Australia, whom we support through the Lions…

Echuca Lions Club donate to local cancer centre

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Lions volunteers mobilise to support flood affected communities

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Adamstown Lions auctioning artworks for hope

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Lions Receive International Acknowledgement For Overseas Aid

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Disaster Relief Australia Launch New Initiative

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Torquay Lions 'Better Together'

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Following his installation as the new President of Torquay Lions…

A piece of cake…

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Lion Maria Turns 101

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Diabetes care packs for Ukraine

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Lismore Lions Club Flood Relief

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