Origin and history...
A BRIEF HISTORY
Lioness Clubs are part of Lions Clubs International, the largest service organisation in the world. With over 1.4 million members in 44,000 communities around the globe, we take a ‘hands on role’ in improving the quality of life in the local community and the wider world.
Lioness Clubs began in America as a result of the success of the auxiliary clubs which were started for the wives of the all-male Lions Clubs. The Lioness emblem and name were approved in 1975 and membership was open to any lady over the age of 18, whether or not she was married to a Lion. The first Club to be formed was the Mount Pleasant Club, North Carolina on 24 December 1975.
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. The first Lioness Club in Australia commenced in 1976.
In Australia and Papua New Guinea there are about 102 Lioness Clubs with 2000 members who enjoy helping people in their community who are less fortunate than themselves.
At the same time the Lionesses enjoy a bond of friendship that extends not only within Australia but throughout the world.
REDCLIFFE CENTRAL LIONESS CLUB
Our Lioness Club was chartered on the 23rd April 1980 alongside our Sponsoring Lions Club, the Lions Club of Redcliffe Central Inc. Currently we have 25 members some who have been members since 1980 and many with over 20 years’ service to our community. We are an active club who has two meetings a month, one a Business meeting and one a Dinner meeting. Our activities are many and varied and proudly supported by all of our members. We are very proud to be the Patrons for the Visual Impaired Group of Redcliffe. We work closely with our sponsoring Lions Club and enjoy social events together.