About

The Lions Club Chinchilla

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First charted 22nd June 1965. WE ARE 50 YEARS YOUNG.

The Tatts hotel was the meeting place for around 27 LIONS.

First President was Nev Linde (now Passed)

First Secretary was Bob Burgess

First Treasurer was Bill Whitestyles.

Longest member to date and still attending is John Bender with 49.5 years

service and close by is John Stevenson with 49 years. They have now been certified life members.

OUR ONGOING PROJECTS

Annual White Elephant stall/auction. Our first one was held back in 1973 and has raised in excess of $80000 to date. Monies raised has been donated to initially construct “Illoura” retirement village.

Lions youth of the year program. Lions youth exchange program. Lions youth insearch program. Lions prostate cancer program. Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation. Just to name a few.

DONATIONS

We have donated a great some of money to various people and groups here in Chinchilla and outside. In excess of $30000 to the Lions Club International Fund which enabled our club to award 25 Melvin Jones Fellowships. $10000 also to the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation for fellowships. These funds go towards childhood cancer research.

PROJECTS

Constructed the large machinery shed in the Chinchilla Museum ground.

Constructed Tanderra Cementary

Constructed meals on wheels kitchen.

Constructed scoreboard in the Rec grounds. The bus shelter near McDonalds.

Ongoing improvement of “THE DEN” and the”LIONS PARK”

Community fundraiser to purchase TWO AMBULANCES.

 

WE HAVE HOSTED 2 DISTRICT CONVENTIONS IN 1992 AND 2003

WE HIRE OUT OUR LIONS DEN TO SMALL NON PROFIT CLUBS

WE HIRE OUT OUR COOL ROOM AND CATERING VAN “THE TITANIC” WE ALSO HAVE A JUMPING CASTLE FOR THE KIDS

WE DO MAN THE BAR FOR THE DAT SESSION AT OUR FAMOUS MELON FESTIVAL AND OTHER LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS/GROUPS/COMPANIES WHERE REQUIRED.

WE HAVE OUR YUMMY FLAVORED MINTS IN AND AROUND TOWN FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT.

WE ALSO SELL OUR FAMOUS LIONS CAKES AT CHRISTMAS.