Lions Club of Sandringham Inc.

District 201V5, City of Bayside, Melbourne, Australia

   Friendship Seat at Sandringham East Primary School is a great success!! 



The friendship seat we donated to Sandringham East Primary School last year has now been installed. Hoping the students enjoy their time sitting on it with their friends as we did! 



A great result was achieved at Southland just before Christmas!  People were delighted to see that after their hectic shopping experience, they could just leave their presents with these girls to wrap for a donation! All donations recieved went straight to Food For Change.





Thank you BAYSIDE CITY COUNCIL for including Sandringham Lions Club as one of 45 community organisations to receive a grant of $7,500. This will be used to partner with HEADSPACE to run a programme for a COVID 19 student time capsule. Please see below a video of Mayor Clarke Martin announcing the full list of recipients.



President Lee Murray was recently interviewed at Food for Change where she and other Sandy Lions members regularly volunteer, find out how you can get involved with Lions in just one of our projects....





YOUTH OF THE YEAR - Go to our Events Page to see more pictures








· To mark World Diabetes Day local Sandringham Lions Club and Moorabbin Lions Club hosted the inaugural Lap the Map Diabetes Walk on 17th November at Green Point, Brighton.

· Across Australia over 1.3 million people have diabetes and 283 people are diagnosed every day

· Diabetes has been named one of Lions’ 5 key focus areas for the coming year

The ‘Lions Lap the Map’ family friendly walk and community event  promoted healthy lifestyle and raised awareness of the Diabetes epidemic in Australia.

Sandringham Lions, Moorabbin Lions and other Lions Clubs across Australia  reported the length of their walks and aimed to have a combined distance travelled that will exceed Australia’s circumference (25,760 kms). 




Raising funds for our community projects via our BBQ, Lions Cakes and Puddings and sales of Vegie Seedlings going to Food for Change. 




CONGRATULATIONS President Lee and 1st Vice President Anne on your District 201V5 awards. Lee received the Past District Governor's award for Leadership at club level, presented by Past District Governor Laurie Cooper and Anne received as our Newsletter Editor the District award for best newsletter for 2018-2019. We have 65 clubs in our district, so a fantastic effort by both ladies - Sandy Lions leading the pack!

Lee, Anne and Bev McLennan celebrating. Bev has also taken on the Zone Chair role for Zone 8, covering 11 clubs from Yarra to Chelsea to Oakleigh. It's a great team at Sandringham.


 PRESIDENT 2019-20 LEE MURRAY                          


President Lee will be presiding again during 2019-2020.We look forward to an exciting and fun year. Lee's motto is "Together we Serve; alone we can do a little, together we can do so much"

Congratulations to all Lions and in particular President Lee Murray for a year of service to the community and good fellowship.


Lions Recycle for Sight Australia is part of the Lions Clubs International Worldwide Eyeglass Recycling Program. We receive requests from humanitarian organisations either travelling to a third world country or supplying shipping container loads or suitable humanitarian aid from Australia to groups in the third world. If you are interested in recycling your glasses please contact for local addresses to drop off at.


                    President Lee with Jo Couston, President Cerise and Lisa Laing




Ted and his Lions Hearing Dog Earle gave us a wonderful presentation about how Earle helps Ted. Ted is hearing impaired and Earle "acts" as his ears, letting him know when the phone is ringing, some one is at the door and even helps with the shopping. Plus one morning he woke Ted at 5am as there was a fire - what a dog! Hearing dogs can take up to 2 years to train. They are free to those people in need as Lions Clubs around Australia sponsor the dogs. At present it costs between $30,000 and $35,000 to train them. If you know some one who could use the assistance of a Lions Hearing Dog, let us know. Thank you to Australian Hearing in Cheltenham for providing the venue and a delicious morning tea. You can see more about these wonderful dogs here:


Rick and Zane - Trivia Masters       Best decorated table - Moorabbin Lions Club         




What a night we had at the Trivia Night raising funds for Kids Like Us and having lots of fun and laughs - and picking up a bit of Trivia also! Thank you to our Trivia Masters Rick and Zane who did a fantastic job keeping us laughing and spending! 

Thank you to all Sandy Lions members and friends; kids Like Us staff, friends and families  who bought all our auction items, played all the games and had lots of fun. The final amount donated to Kids Like Us was $6114.00.  This will go towards their Bursary Account and we are delighted to help.   



Kerrie Stratford Fundraising Officer {left} and Mandy Sandford Acting Director of Nursing from Sandringham Hospital were delighted to  accept a cheque to the value of $32, 760 from President Roger for six patient recliner chairs. 




More photos of the celebrations in "Events"

Fifty years ago this month in August 1966, the President of Moorabbin Lions Club approached the then local Mayor Bill Adams {pictured right}  with a suggestion to form a Lions Club of Sandringham. A public meeting was held to ascertain interest and after 2 meetings it was agreed that with 22 potential members the Lions Club of Sandringham would be chartered on 27th September 1966. The first president was Arthur.E. Beckett {deceased} with Mayor Bill Adams serving as third Vice President.

Now fifty years on Charter Member Bill Adams OAM at age 94 still helps at Remembrance Day ceremonies, time keeping at our Youth of the Year nights and attending special meetings. Well done Bill!

Currently we also have 22 members, although numbers have gone up and down over the years. Since 1990 women have been able to join as Lions, although we had many Lions Ladies prior to that assisting the men. Women now make up almost 50% of membership at our club. The need for Lions is as great now as it was in 1966 and we are still focused on serving our community, meeting humanitarian needs, encouraging peace and promoting international understanding. Our 50th Anniversary Dinner will be a very special night on Tuesday 27th September, exactly 50 years since our charter. Celebrating the Past and Planning for the Future!  



Enjoy the latest Lions International Video celebrating 100 Years of Service here:



$7, 482.11 is the final figure raised at our Trivia Night for Kids Like Us on 6th August !

1st Vice President of Sandringham Lions Lee {right} was delighted to present Melissa, President of the Board of Management of Kids Like Us with the cheque. Many beautiful children will benefit from this donation. More fun photos from the night can be seen by clicking "Events" and a full list of donors/sponsors can be viewed by clicking " Sponsors".


Lions Principle Focus: Humanitarian Service, Disaster Relief, Sight and the Encouragement of Youth.

Lions are people getting involved in humanitarian efforts locally, nationally and internationally. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things - supporting people with a disability, community greening, fundraising for worthwhile causes. Be a part of the change. Join the Lions Club of Sandringham Inc. People like you can find community service, friendship and volunteer opportunities in Lions through:n

  • Volunteering in your community

  • Leadership development

  • Fundraising for research and community projects

  • Disaster relief                                                              




We Are The Lions

We meet the needs of our local communities and the world.  Our 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas conduct vision and health screenings, build parks, support eye hospitals, award scholarships, assist youth, provide help in time of disaster and much more. 

Join us in making our communities and the world better places to live. Or call Bev on 0459.400.038.

To make a donation to help Lions work - contact

or call our Treasurer Rob Anderson on 03.9598.0940.

{Our meetings have temporarily changed to zoom meetings until further notice} Meetings : 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month except January;

1st Wednesday - Business and Board Meetings 7.15 for 7.30pm  at Sandringham East Primary School, Hollaway Road, Sandringham

3rd Wednesday - Dinner Meeting with Guest Speaker 6.45 for 7.15pm  at  Onyx Cafe Restaurant Bar, 12, 328 Reserve Road, Cheltenham 3192.

Our Founder, Melvin Jones wrote ...

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Lions club members are men and women who strive to make a difference in their local community as well as in communities worldwide. Their volunteer efforts go beyond the support of vision care, to addressing unmet health and education needs worldwide.

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