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Md 201
District 201-V2
Altona Lions Club

Victoria Australia
Club Number:22511
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Club Address:P O Box 89, Altona 3018.
Club Tel:0438 371 119
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bulletWhen:6.30PM For 7pm start on 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month. Visitors more than welcome.
bulletWhere:Venue Altona RSL Sargood St Altona. Please Phone Lion Sandra on 9398 4215 or Mobile 0419 598 892 Email to book in by 7pm Sunday prior to meeting.

Name Office Tel Home Tel
President 0438 371 119 0438 371 119
1st Vice President 9398.1720 9398.1720
Secretary 9255.5080 9255.5080
Treasurer 9315.6557 9315.6557
Membership Chairman 9398.1720 9398.1720


The Lions Club of Altona was started in the Altona Shire Hall on the 19th February 1966 (Club number 385).

The Club was sponsored by the Lions Club of Footscray. The Charter was presented to the Club by the District Governor Ern Basford and was accepted by President Les Russell for the following members on the 14th October 1965.

President Les Russell
1st Vice President Alan McDonald
2nd Vice President Bob Crump
3rd Vice President Kris Golacki
Secretary Ken Wilson
Treasurer Ken Bryant
Lion Tamer Ed Poole

Don McIntyre, Len Rowe, Ken Roper, Bruce Neate

Syd Bell, Ted George, Pat Green, John Haysey, Vin Heard, Noel Wood, Tom Leonard.

The club has been led over many years by some very hard working and dedicated Presidents. Lions Year 2010-2011 saw our club led by President Helen Proud she promised us a year to remember ,under her unique style. Helen did not let us down, she did a wonderful job. The club under Helen raised in excess of $22,000 which was disbursed back into the Local Community and various Lions Projects.These included the Life Saving Club, SES, Beyond Blue, Latitude - For the Homeless. President for the Lions year 2011-2012 is Kerry Cook we congratulate her on this appointment,and the appointment of her very versatile Board of Directors. this promises to be another fine year for our proud club.

Kerry's theme for this year is "Volunteering-The Heart of Our Community"



Canakkale Lions Club of MD 118, TurkeyIn recognition of the contribution of the Lions Clubs of Turkey, especially Lion Dr. Enzar Tore, in providing free web page hosting for Lions Clubs everywhere, the Lions Club of ALTONA proudly displays the flag of Turkey on our site.
Click on the flag to go to the web site of Lion Dr. Enzar's home club - the Lions Club of Canakkale.

Bne Ekibin Lions of MD201, Australia

As an extension to the Turkish Lions' contribution, the Brisbane Ekibin Lions Club of MD 201 Q1 (Australia) offer assistance to Lions Clubs who want to take advantage of the Turkish Lions offer, but are not familiar with web publishing. They've already set up many sites for Lions Clubs world-wide, using Lionwap.
If your club wants to be on the internet, and would like some help, leave a message in the Ekibin Guest Book by clicking on the image above.  This is a FREE SERVICE, so you don't spend a cent for their work. As Lionwap is also FREE, this means you get a web site that you NEVER have to pay for. - Is that a deal or what?
All your Club has to do it have some-one update and maintain your page, which needs not take more than a few minutes each month. The Ekibin Lions will even give you some tips on that!





President.................................................. Kerry Cook


Imm. Past President.............................. Helen Proud


1st Vice President....................................Peter Russellpan


2nd Vice President...................................Josie Cornish


3rd Vice President....................................Tricia Hull


Secretary.................................................. Josie Cornish


Treasurer.................................................. Hans Balfoort


Lion Tamer............................................... Sandra Elliott


Tail Twister............................................... Brian Cornish


Directors (1 Year).................................... Rick Buckinghan


Directors (1 Year).................................... Bruce Cook


Directors (2 Year).................................... George Calleja


Directors (2 Year).................................... Val Bacon


Membership Director............................. Peter Russell


We wish Kerry all the best for the year ahead. Kerry's  theme will be

"Volunteering -  The  Heart of the Community"

We offer our congratulations to the following Lions who were presented with the following on Changeover:

Rick Conradi Lion of the Year  award to Lion Sandra Elliott

40 year Monarch Service Pin awarded to Lion Hans Balfoort

James Richardson Award to Lion Les Connolly 

All the above were worthy recipients.


Some of the activities we are involved in include:

As a club we are involved with a  Major joint project with the Flowerdale community to help them get back on their feet after the devastating bushfires that went through the area.  Several trips have been made to Flowerdale as a follow up, with council meetings and locals involved in the area recovery. To enable the community to have a place to go our club will be  erecting  a Shelter, B.B.Q area and seating. This project will enable the club to create a bond with the community and get various local groups involved. The project will finally take shape in the next couple of weeks.


Our Monthly Market  held on the First Sunday of every month except January.  This year sees us celebrate our 25th year of running the market, there are always bargains to be found at the many Craft and Bric a Brac stalls. while there you can visit our food van  for a Sausage, Hot Dog or hot and cold drinks. It can be found in Cherry Lake Reserve Millers Road Altona, between Koroit Creek Road and Civic Parade. New stall holders are always welcome for further details contact Rick 9316.5758/Mob 0437 983 324 or Ken 9749.3408

The club was involved in the !st Altona Beach Festival,  It was  celebrated on March 20  2011, this was a fun filled day with something for everyone. The club ran a spinning wheel with Lobster as the winning prizes, we also ran a successful food and drink stall The  evening  concluded with a massive fireworks display over the water followed by music on the main stage and various amusements to entice residents to stay around.  This  was preceded with a twilight street march by various schools and community groups.

We support the Lions Licola Adventure Camp and have a sponsored house up there which we maintain. We send groups of school children every year. We will be doing maintenance work on the house in the near future to make sure it is up to speed for the 2011/12 season

Young Leaders in Service is a project where we recognise the involvement of our youth in various activities in the community this includes St John's, Life Saving Club, Scouts and any other youth group involved with community service in the Hobson's Bay area.

Youth of the Year 2010/11, was an outstanding jsuccess, congratulations to  Lion Helen Proud and her hard working committee.

Four schools were represented this year - Alexander Patterson representing Westbourne Grammar School, Carly Muldowney - Bayside College Paisley, Luke Chircop - Emmanuel College St Paul'sCampus, Ryannon Galea - Mount St Joseph Girl's College.

The winner of the Public Speaking Section and overall winner was Luke Chircop he went on to represent our club at the Zone level of the competition. Although not winning we congratulate him along with the other participants for achieving such a high standard for this  competition. In this kind of competition everyone is a winner one way or another. The club in hosting the Zone Final thanks all those who supported the contestants on the night and a special thankyou to the judges who gave us their time and the Zone clubs for their support. 

Hearing Dogs is another project our club is keen to pursue again, over the years several residents have benefited by this wonderful project.

We assist the local Triathlon Club by supplying marshalls for traffic control during there various seasons, this is a good money raiser for us for only a couple of hours every month or so.

Regular BBQ's at Bunnings also help raise funds for various community groups, we are allocated about 3 or 4 per year so it is important to maximise it as much as possible. This is well supported by locals doing there weekly shopping.

This year also saw us run our 4th Annual Wetlands Walk, on 3rd April  publicity for the event was up on last year the numbers were also up,  a great day was had by those assisting, the club thanks all residents who participated to help make the day a success. We will continue this event in 2012 on 1st April, this project is run in conjunction with our Relay for Life with proceeds going to the Cancer Council of Victoria. For further information contact Faye or telephone 9369.3666. 

Relay for Life was held in  March, We had a team representing Lions over this 24 hour period, a great time was had by all and over a $1000 was raised, we will be having another team in 2012, it will be held on March 3rd,  further information can be obtained by phoning Lion Faye on 9369.3666. We are always looking for assistance or for sponsors so why not get involved !!!

Watch this space for further information.


Social Activities are an important part of Lions as it helps bond the club together, this year we celebrated our 9th Annual Christmas in July we have a new social committee who have already a few good ideas for the year ahead. These include Theatre Nights, Ten Pin Bowling and Restaurant Nights, and a Progressive Dinner.  November saw us once again have our Annual Cup Day Event, with many sweeps and a Calcutta on the Cup itself. This was a relaxing and fun day. 2011 will see us finish with our Christmas Breakup, This coming Lions year also sees celebrate our 1000th Dinner Meeting.

The Lions Club of Altona, together with the Hobsons Bay City Council,  conducted their 11th Annual Australia Day Breakfast. It  was featured this year by  Australia Day Ambassador  Dr Susan Alberti as the keynote speaker. Once again it was a fine turnout. Congratulations to Lions Maurie and Ann and there  hard working team also thankyou to the Hobson's Bay Council for their hard work in helping make the day a success, I don't think people realise just how much support the Council give leading up to the event.

For more information on next years (2012) Australia Day Breakfast, Watch this space

Membership  as with most clubs is always a priority issue with our club, new membership is vital for the future of all Lions Clubs. New prospective members are always made to feel welcome with no pressure applied to join. Anyone wishing to join can contact the club at


We have inducted several new members this year with a couple more showing a keen interest. Our last two inductees included Colleen Fricke daughter of Lion Sandra and Tony Briffa Deputy Mayor of Hobson's Bay. Both will be valuable additions to our club.








Dinner Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, 6.30pm for 7.00pm start. Anyone wishing to attend can contact our Lion Tamer Sandra Elliott             on 9398.4215 or 0419 598 892 Email all welcome.


Given below are the Ethics and Objects of Lions International that are read out at all our meetings

   Lions International Objects
  • To Create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.
  • To Promote the principle of good government and good citizenship.
  • To Take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community.
  • To Unite the clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding.
  • To Provide a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; provided, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members.
  • To Encourage service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavors.



Lions Code of Ethics

  • To Show my faith in the worthiness of my vocation by industrious application to the end that I may merit a reputation for quality of service.
  • To Seek success and to demand all fair remuneration or profit as my just due, but to accept no profit or success at the price of my own self-respect lost because of unfair advantage taken or because of questionable acts on my part.
  • To Remember that in building up my business it is not necessary to tear down another's; to be loyal to my clients or customers and true to myself.
  • Whenever a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of my position or action towards others, to resolve such doubts against myself.
  • To Hold friendship as an end and not a means. To hold that true friendship exists not on account of the service performed by one another, but that true friendship demands nothing but accepts service in the spirit in which it is given.
  • Always to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state, and my community, as to give them my unswerving loyalty in word, act, and deed. To give them freely of my time, labor and means.
  • To Aid others by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance to the needy.
  • To Be Careful with my criticism and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy


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