Gisborne & District Lions Club

Gisborne and District Lions Club Inc.

District 201V1-4 Victoria, Australia




Distribution or Utilisation of Funds Raised by the Club

Areas/proposals that are considered for distribution or utilisation are assessed against the following criteria:

(a) the beneficiary is an individual or family facing hardship living in the Gisborne and district area *

(b) the beneficiary is an individual with a disability requiring assistance or support living in the Gisborne and district area

(c) the beneficiary is an entity with a public interest focus which requires assistance or support in the Gisborne and district area 

(d) every year contribute to the construction of a public asset in the Gisborne and district area

(e) contribute when considered appropriate to a maximum of one Lions International/Australian sponsored cause

(f) contribute as needed in relation to natural disasters (for example fires, floods etc) within the Gisborne and district area, neighbouring districts and Victoria generally.

* In relation to (a) above, if the matter is deemed urgent, the Committee will make a recommendation that a payment be made, to the President for approval,  with the payment ratified at the next  Board meeting. Generally, such payments would be limited to $100.

Normally, social welfare organisations would request financial assistance in relation to an individual or family who are encountering hardship. Requests received via letter or verbally would be forwarded to one of these organisations for assessment. Generally, such payments would be limited to $250.

Russell Walker
Vice President
Ph 0419318615

Service Activities

 Benson Family Benefit Function
 Payment to Australian Lions Foundation - National Cyclone Flood Appeal
 Provision of firewood to a family in need
 Provided a Nebuliser to a child in need
 Payment to Gisborne Cemetery Trust - Creation of a memorial for unmarked adult & child graves
 Payment to Gisborne Secondary College Chaplaincy Fund
 Payment to Macedon Ranges Health - Sensory Gardens Project
 Assisted RSL with the sale of ANZAC Badges
 Provision of Food Vouchers to families/individuals in need
 Organisation and running of the Gisborne Christmas Festival
 Participation in  "Operation Safe Plate " - securing number plates with anti-theft screws
 Sponsored a child to attend Licola Camp
 Construction of Liberty Swing Cover
 Glasses for Sight - collection of glasses in the local community