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 the Community"
LIONS INTERNATIONAL ETHICS & PURPOSES
Given below are the Ethics and Purposes of Lions International that are read out at all our meetings
LIONS CLUB PURPOSES
- 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.
TRUE BLUE AUSSIE
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