General

Lioness Clubs

A group of women in purple topsLions Club Membership is for women and men of 18 years and over. Some of our Lions Clubs have also established Lioness Clubs which are branches of Lions Clubs just for women, which organise projects that may be of particular interest to women.

Members of Lioness Clubs are very active and each year raise many thousands of dollars to assist their local and the wider community. Whilst the primary aim of Lionesses is to help others, it is not just about raising funds and providing community service. Being a Lioness member opens up new doors to a network of friends. In Australia, Lionesses participate in local, district, state and national seminars, forums and conventions. They share fellowship with a large circle of fellow members. Break-away weekends are organised by many districts and states for fun and fellowship.

Further details from our Lioness Liaison Chairman lioness@lionsclubssydney.org.au

Reading Action Program

Men and women in library looking at booksThe Reading Action Program in Sydney & Norfolk Is. began in 2012 and is a world-wide Lions Program. It is a10-year commitment to increasing reading and literacy rates. It’s a call to action for every Lions club around the world to organize service projects and activities that underscore the importance of reading and address specific needs related to illiteracy within our own community. Literacy — the ability to read and write — is the foundation for education and social development. Yet, many Australian adults leave school lacking minimum literacy skills.

Some of the work we have done locally, is funding of graded readers for children at the Thomas Pattison School, part of the RIDBC, North Rocks and a program of compilation of “Literacy Satchels” for adult learners predominantly refugees. Each satchel comprised a carry bag, with stationary and an 8 gb USB memory stick. These satchels have assisted each of the families that have received them . There are ongoing activities in our District and Dr Margaret Talbot, our Reading Action Program Chair, would welcome your inquiries readingaction@lionsclubssydney.org.au

Disaster and Emergency Aid

Men standing in front of a fire damaged buildingLions Clubs work together to support emergencies and natural disasters in Australia and overseas.

We hope you will be interested and inquire about these activities.

We welcome your interest and invite you to support the work of the foundations or other activities by donating, taking part in activities, or by expressing an interest in joining a Lions Club to help us continue and grow our work and our funding of emergency assistance to affected communities. Contact or District Emergency Committee Chairman at emergency@lionsclubssydney.org.au