The Lions Club of Sydney Chinese Inc is a member of Lions Clubs International, an international non profit community service organization, upholding a common motto “WE SERVE”. It has now been 98 years since Melvin Jones established the first Lions club in USA in 1917. A typical Lions year begins on 1 July and ends on 30 June in the ensuing year.
Today, there are Lions clubs in 209 countries and geographical areas all over the world. In District 201N5, which covers the Sydney area and Norfolk Island, there are some 75 clubs with around 1,650 members. Amongst these, there are 9 Chinese-based clubs. Sydney Chinese Lions is the first of these Chinese-based clubs chartered in April 1995.
Currently, Sydney Chinese Lions comprises 116 Active Members and 7 Associate Members. The 7 Associate Members that the club is privileged to have inducted are Immediate Past International President Joe Preston and his wife Joni Preston, Past International President Barry Palmer AM, Past International President Wayne Madden, Past International President Wing Kun Tam, Past International President Sid Scruggs III and Past International Director Tapani Rahko. In membership terms, the club enjoys top ranking in District N5.
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In the universe of Lions Clubs, we have had in the opinion of many, the best ever District 201 N5 Convention held in Castle Hill, Sydney. The nine lions dance, the two pipe bands, the Jazz band as well as the Youth Wind Orchestra and the vocalists were absolutely professional. All the proceedings of the business of the Convention went smoothly. Without disappointment, most people nominated for a position were elected. Even the audited accounts of the District were approved without a single question asked.
The 20th Anniversary Charity Ball held at Dolton House, Darling Island, was a resounding success in raising funds for our major beneficiary the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) for the measles eradication campaign to the third world. Every dollar raised will be matched with the same amount by the Bill Gates Foundation.
On Saturday, 9th May, we had our Financial Forum to be held at Sydney Town Hall. For further details please contact Lion President Jason Zhang.
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