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 99 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 120 Active Members and 7 Associate Members. The 7 Associate Members that the club is privileged to have inducted are 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 in 2014. 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 21st Anniversary Charity Ball held at the Grand Ballroom, Sheraton on the Park, was a resounding success in raising funds for our major beneficiary St John NSW. The donation is to assist with the life saving operations of St John.
On Saturday, 18th March 2017, we will be holding our 22nd Charity Ball at the Grand Ballroom, Sheraton on the Park. The Major Beneficiary of the function will be announced in due course.
Our Past President Dr Anthony Cheung had the privilege of leading our District as District Governor in 2014-2015. He has provided a succinct account of his year's work and club visits in his Farewell Message to N5 Lions.
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