Flinders District Lions Club

Flinders and District Lions Club

Flinders Lions President 2015-
Mark Holland

Phone: Secretary: Monica 5989 0424
Email: flinderslions@gmail.com

Useful Contacts and Links:

Facebook link – https://www.facebook.com/Flindersdistrictlions/

Email address – flinderslions@gmail.com

Flinders Motoring Heritage link – https://www.flindersmotoringheritage.com.au/

Lions website : http://www.e-clubhouse.org



Lions International celebrated 100 years in 2017 and in 2019 Flinders Lions Club celebrated 50 years of community service.

Over the last 10 years the club has grown from less than 10 members to 39 (42 pre COVID).

It has contributed nearly $450,000 to local charities and welfare groups, hospitals and Lions Australia endorsed projects and Lions Foundations. In 2020 we distributed $45,000 without the Flinders Motoring Heritage which was unable to be held due to COVID restrictions. In 2019 the total was $98,000 of which $35,000 went to Peninsula Health from the motoring heritage sponsorships and donations.

YOUTH: Dromana Secondary School with scholarships and specific student care needs; Red Hill School; Hastings Primary School – Junior Public Speaking Competition and funding for 7 students to attend Licola Camp.

LIONS CHRISTMAS CAKES: We provide support to ‘Food for All’ in Rosebud and Westernport Community Support in Hastings. In 2020 – 4 dozen Lions cakes were donated for their appeals. This year we also supported our local Community St John’s Virtual Fete by providing 4 dozen cakes and puddings for their online sales.

NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: Normally we conduct an annual Pink Ribbon Breakfast. However due to COVID19 we conducted a ‘webinar/zoom’ session with a leading Research scientist with a ‘donation page’. Funds raised of $3,900 went directly to support Research for National Breast Cancer Foundation. This Foundation does not receive any Government funding.

CHARITY GOLF DAY: This year will be our 33rd Annual event. It is greatly supported by Bendigo Bank (Balnarring Community Branch) and the Flinders Golf Club, amongst many others. This event usually raises between $15,000 to $18,000.

ANNUAL DINNERS: The club seeks to run an annual fundraising dinner with a guest speaker on a specific topic. In the past we have had successful dinners for prostate awareness, prostate investigative equipment, diabetes, dementia, and also for the new CFA building in Flinders.

RED HILL MARKET AND SHOW PARKING: Together with Red Hill Lions we direct traffic and park cars for these events from September to May.

ANAZAC Day: This year we shall continue our sale of badges and memorabilia and assist coordinate the service in the hall and march to the monument.

Attached is a list of all our supported programs last year (and in prior years).

Mark Holland, President (2016 -21)


Distributions are regularly made to the following Lions Supported Programs:

Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Foundation; Lions V District Cancer Foundation – Skin Cancer Screening Unit (Vic and Southern NSW); Australian Lions Diabetes Foundation; Lions Hearing Dogs Inc.; Victorian Lions Foundation – financial contributions supporting Australian Research projects; Lions Cord Blood Foundation – storage of cord blood for treating leukemia & other blood disorders; Aust. Lions Eye Health Program – sight and vision care. Lions House Foundation – providing accommodation to families of patients being treated in hospitals; Aust. Lions Drug Awareness Foundation – providing alcohol & other drug information focusing on youth; Lions Aust. Operation ‘Smile’; Lions Spinal Cord Fellowship – pursuing a cure for chronic spinal cord injury; Lions Aust. “Operation Teddy Bear” – Teddy Bears for children in distressed situations; Peninsula Health – mirror monitoring machine; Lions Rheumatism & Arthritis Medical Research Foundation; Victorian Lions Foundation -Currently managing Lions Eye Donation Service; Deafness, Vision Research, Vic Lions Rheumatism & Arthritis Medical Centre and Lions Neurobionics; McCusker Alzheimer’s Research – Lions National Foundation for Alzheimer’s; Bush Fire Appeal; Mirabel Foundation – assisting 0 – 17 yo orphaned or abandoned children due to parental illicit drug use.

Local support is given to:

Southern Peninsula Cancer Support – providing transport and support to cancer patients; Birdlife Mornington Peninsula – Assistance for publishing a hard copy of their newsletter; Peninsula Health – Special Care Nursery – TCB Monitor machines; Peninsula Health – for purchase of Mirror Monitor; Peninsula Home Hospice – Palliative care in the home; Flinders Dist. Historical Society Interpretive Display – local history interpretive display in the pier precinct cargo shed; Flinders CFA; Flinders Preschool; Licola Wilderness Village, Lions Camps – Sponsorships for 7 children 8 – 11 years old; Main Ridge Fire Brigade; Main Ridge Men’s Shed; Westernport Community Support – Education Assistance Program; Westernport Community Support – Family Caseworker Project; Pt Leo Surf Life Saving Club –  ‘LifeChanger’ Program; Story Dogs Program – making reading fun for children; Red Hill Consolidated School – Scholarships; Red Hill Consolidated School; Shoreham Fire Brigade; Dromana College – Scholarships and Special Needs Kids; Southern Peninsula Food for All Inc.; South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Care Network (SEMPHN); Red Hill Fire Brigade; Presentation Family Centre Balnarring.

We also initiated the installation of the AED at the Flinders Pier in recent months.

Mark Holland

(Aust order no 582) formed May 1969