Australian Lions Foundation

Ian M. Stockdale Award

About the Ian M. Stockdale Award


This award is named after Past International Director Ian Stockdale – a most popular and respected member of the Lions organisation.. He was a true Christian gentleman who devoted his life to ensuring a bright future for others. Ian was co-founder of the Lions Licola Village

In 1941 Ian enlisted and served in New Guinea with the AIF and spent months in the Repatriation Hospital before returning to the real estate business. He married Lions Lady Rae in 1946 and, following travels to the USA where youth camps were commonplace, his love and concern for children and their future became one of his strong characteristics.

Ian served as District Governor of District 201 M in 1969 – 70, as International Director from 1976 to 78, and was awarded one of the Association’s highest awards, The Ambassador of Goodwill. In 1979, he was awarded the MBE.

Lions Licola Village was created from Ian’s ability to clearly visualise an opportunity and was purchased and converted to the facility as we know it today through his untiring work for the youth of the nation.

The Ian M Stockdale Humanitarian Award is obtained through making an undesignated gift of $1,000 to the Australian Lions Foundation, by a Club, Zone, District or other Lions Groups who wishes to honour a Lion, Lioness, Leo or a Non – Lion or Group with this prestigious award. The gift must be denoted as an” Ian M Stockdale Humanitarian Award” contribution at the time it is made.

The Ian M Stockdale Humanitarian Award can be paid for in two equal instalments over two years. Each payment must specify this award. Payments may be made for recipients yet unnamed. Upon final donation and submission of the Application Form, the Award will be prepared and forwarded.

“The nominated recipient honoured with an Ian M Stockdale Humanitarian Award, will receive a large framed and appropriately inscribed coloured certificate together with a lapel badge.


The Australian Lions Foundation gratefully accepts gifts in memory of a loved one, relative or friend. Individuals are able to nominate the Australian Lions Foundation as a recipient of their estate by making a bequest in their will. Acknowledgement will be sent promptly to the bereaved family or donor. Designated gifts are tax deductible.

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