All Awards can be granted more than once to the same individual.  Award Application Forms are available from  the ALF Directors, District ALF Chairperson or can be down loaded here:

AWARD APPLICATION FORM

WILLIAM R. TRESISE AWARD

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William R. Tresise

WILLIAM R. TRESISE

This award, named after the Founder of Lions in Australia, will be presented to a Lion, Lioness, Leo or Non – Lion where the nominating Club, Zone, District or other Lions Group makes an undesignated gift of $2,000.00 to the Australian Lions Foundation in honour of that person.

As a National President of Apex in 1946, Bill had unsuccessfully proposed the establishment of the Past Apexian Association, but being a determined fellow, he decided to establish one of the American Service Clubs in Australia. Whilst in the USA in 1947 to attend the World Conference of Young Men’s Service Clubs, to which Apex was affiliated, he met first of all with the Executive Officers of the Kiwanis Association, then later with Past President Fred Smith and Melvin Jones of Lions Clubs International.
From them he gained a contract to establish Lions Clubs in Australia. With the title of the Provisional District Governor, and financial support, he returned to Australia and formed the Lions Club of Lismore on July 12th, 1947. The Lions Club of Murwillumbah followed in August 1948, but it was not until March 19th, 1952 that the third Club, the Lions Club of Melbourne, was established.

Bill, who was in the timber hardware business, was active in politics, particularly at local government level. His eloquence and charm left an indelible impression on all with whom he came into contact. He served as District Governor in 1962 – 63. William R Tresise is recognised as the Founder of Lions in Australia. In honour of this, the Australian Lions Foundation has instituted the William R Tresise Fellowship in recognition of a once – off donation of $2,000.00 to the Foundation.

The gift must be denoted as a “William R Tresise Fellow Award” contribution, at the time it is made.
The William R Tresise Fellow Award can be paid for in two equal instalments over two years. Each payment must specify this award. Payment 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 as a William R Tresise Fellow, will receive an appropriately inscribed wall plaque together with a lapel badge.
Gifts to the Australian Lions Foundation may be paid from your Project, Activity or Community Service Accounts.
For further information contact the Secretary or any Trustee of the Australian Lions Foundation.

IAN M. STOCKDALE AWARD

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Ian Stockdale

IAN M STOCKDALE MBE 1921-1999

HUMANITARIAN 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.

BEQUESTS

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.

J. D. RICHARDSON AWARD

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James D Richardson

JAMES D RICHARDSON

HONOUR AWARD

This Award is named after James D Richardson, who in 1958 was the first Australian to serve as a Director on the International Board of Directors.

Jim Richardson was one of the most beloved and respected members of Lions in the formative years of the Association in Australia. He served in the Royal Australian Air Force during the 1939-45 World War before establishing himself in the Brunswick – Mullumbimby area of New South Wales. Jim was second District Governor to be elected in Australia in 1956 ‑ 57 and the first Australian to serve as a Director on the International Board of Directors in 1958. He was recognised internationally for his magnificent oratory which held people spellbound at conventions and gathering of Lions. The growth of new clubs during his year as District Governor, fifty-two, was never approached again by any District Governor.

The demands he placed upon himself meant that he travelled enormous distances by road, so that he could visit all his Clubs, attend to Association and other business, as well as run his hotel with the great support of his wife Pam. The strains caused him to have a Cerebral Thrombosis whilst attending, the International Board meeting in New Orleans in 1959. He recovered after a long convalescence, but without his capacity to speak. He was never again capable of carrying on a conversation or making a speech but continued to work for Lions at club level and attend conventions. James D Richardson BEM was one of the most dedicated and respected early leaders of Lions in Australia. In recognition of him being our first Australian International Director, the Australian Lions Foundation has instituted the James D Richardson honour award in return for a donation of $500.00 to

The award is achieved through making an undesignated gift to the Australian Lions Foundation of $500, from a Club, Zone, District or other Lions Group who wishes to honour a Lion, Lioness, Leo or a Non – Lion or Group. The gift must be denoted as a” James D Richardson Honour Award” at the time it is made.

The James D Richardson Honour Award can be paid for in two equal payments 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 will receive a framed and appropriately inscribed certificate and a lapel badge.

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

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COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

The Community Service Award has been introduced by the Directors, following many calls and enquiries from Clubs who wanted to acknowledge members of the community or organisations that have supported their club or have done activities in their area worthy of recognition.
The Award is designed to be presented to Non-Lions or organisations by Clubs.
The cost of the Award is $250 and can be ordered using the normal Awards Application Form.

Past Recipients: JAMES D. RICHARDSON AWARD

Past Recipients: STOCKDALE AWARD RECIPIENTS

Past Recipients: WILLIAM R. TRESISE AWARD