Launceston, Tasmania. District 201T1

About Us

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This is a brief history of the Riverside Lions Club.

The Lions Club of Launceston – Riverside was chartered by the City of Launceston Lions Club on the 4th of March 1965.

The first President of the club was Ray Ward. 1965 to 1966.  He was followed by Arthur Spencer 1966 to 1967.  Neil Pitt was President 1967 to 1968.

On the 10th of November 1969 the Lions Club of Launceston – Riverside chartered the Lions Club of Scottsdale, Followed by The Lions Club of Lilydale on 4th of June 1988.

We have dispensed with Launceston in our name and are now the RIVERSIDE LIONS CLUB.

Membership has been over 50 for the past twenty five years, with some members involved in other levels in the Lions organization.

Tony Roney was Multiple District Council Chairman from 2004 to 2005, Six District Governors Tas. Wise (1978-79), Tony Kettle (1987-88), Graeme Harris (1992-93), Peter Burke (1995-96), Tony Roney (2003-04) and Tony Roney (2008-09). Plus numerous other positions at both the state and national levels.

Total donations in 49 years is $1,570,000 plus 125,000 man hours of community work.

We concentrate on local community as a first priority but are also involved with statewide, nationwide and international projects.

Riverside Lions Club complete 30-40 projects every year covering fundraising, manual work, committee representation, helping the needy and encouraging excellence in the youth area.

We have a reputation for being successful in most of the projects we undertake; both large and small. We get tremendous backing from local businesses and individuals. In event catering we have the reputation for good quality food, served with a smile, at reasonable prices and a rapid turn-around of customers.

Riverside Lions have two mottos:

* Work hard, play hard and laugh a lot.

* Riverside - we make things happen.

We invite you to listen to some short audio messages about Lions Clubs. 

45 second audio - Help Us Support Medical Research

45 second audio - Lions Clubs help in Disaster Relief

Here is brief 30 second video about Lions Clubs in Australia.

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