Flinders Lions Club

Flinders and District Lions Club

Flinders Lions President 2016-2017
Mark Holland

Phone: 0419566095
Email: mark1@escapenet.com.au

The Flinders Lions Club has had another successful year of fundraising for community groups and designated charities. Funds were raised during the year from the following endeavours: The Annual Golf Day, now in its 28th year, netted $16,393; assisted greatly by the generous support of The Bendigo & Adelaide Bank and the Flinders Golf Course. Car parking fees collected at Red Hill Market, in association with Red Hill Lions, and other car parking activities including Pier & Pinots and Nepean Market, raised another $17,000.

Distributions for the year to 30 June 2016 were as follows:

Flinders CFA

Shoreham CFA

Main Ridge CFA

McCusker Alzheimer’s Research

Christmas Cake Distribution

Birdlife Mornington Peninsula

Numbulwar School Packages

Flinders Pre School

Frankston Peninsula Carers

Friends of Flinders Coastline

Red Hill Consolidated School – Scholarships

Dromana College – Scholarships

Dromana College – HPV

Southern Peninsula Cancer Support

Rosebud Hospital

Hastings Cancer Support

Mirabel Foundation

Licola – Lions Youth Camp

Abacus Learning Centre – for children with autism

Aust. Lions Foundation – National Bushfire Appeal

Aust. Lions Foundation – Bushfire Relief Western Australia

Lions Australia – Ride for Sight

Lions Cord Blood Foundation

Aust. Lions Drug Awareness Foundation

Aust. Lions Eye Health Program

Lions Hearing Dogs Inc.

Lions House Foundation

Lions Spinal Cord Fellowship

Lions Aust. “Operation Teddy Bear”



A major new initiative for the year was the Prostate Cancer Research luncheon held with the generous support of John & Wendy Mitchell at Montalvo Vineyard & Olive Grove. Guest speaker Prof. Anthony Costello, OAM gave a very insightful presentation on the management and treatment of this insidious disease and with the help of the skilful cajoling of auctioneer Warren Joel a donation of in excess of $16,800 was made to the Royal Melbourne Hospital Prostate Cancer Research Fund as a result of the day.

Our focus on Youth Support activities for the year included judging of primary school candidates from years 3-4 and 5-6 in the Junior Public Speaking Competition, the District Final of which was won this year by Charlie McPherson-Smith, a year 6 student at Red Hill Consolidated School.

Other community activities include:

  • Sponsorship of children to attend the Lions Licola Camp for a four day retreat.
  • A sailing day for children in conjunction with Flinders Yacht Club on the club’s sponsored dingy, Leo’s Pride.
  • Working bees at the Presentation Family Retreat at Balnarring.
  • BBQ sausage sizzles.
  • Red Shield and ANZAC Day badge sales and collections.
  • Co-ordination of a “Meet the Traders” – business networking evening wine tasting event at Flinders Yacht Club in conjunction with Flinders Community Association.
  • Ongoing financial support for improvements to the Flinders Park and other recreational spaces in co-operation with Flinders Community Association.

For further information and membership enquiries, please contact:

Mark Holland

President Flinders Lions Club

PO Box 10

Flinders VIC 3929

M: +61 3 (0)418541969

H: +61 (0)3 59890424

B: +61 86097060

E: mark1@escapenet.com.au




Club (Aust order no 582) formed May 1969


First Club President was Ian Hosking.
Vice Pres:  Kingsley Hunt
2nd  Vice  President:  Jim Blewett
3rd  Vice President:  Colin Baxter
Secretary: Ted Mc Murtie
Treasurer: Arthur Burkett
Tail Twister: Russ Elliot
Lion Tamer: Bill Brown
Directors: Harry Chapman
Directors: Elio Venturin
Directors: Graham Findlay *
Director: Sam Iapozzuto
Jack Booth
John Dungar
Barry Giles
Cliff Grey   *
Henry Lawson
Colin Metcalf
Ron McCallum
Tom Withers
(* still active members)

In recent years Club has been revitalised with the addition of female members and membership now stands at 21.