Lennox Head Lions History

The Club was originally formed in 1986 with 22 Charter Members under the sponsorship of Ballina Lions Club. The focus of their service being the village of Lennox Head with its increasing welfare and civic needs. During the early period between 1986 and 1990 the Club equipped the Foreshore park adjacent to the boat channel with playground equipment and picnic tables and supported those in need especially among the youth of the community and the elderly.

Lions Charter 21.9.02 Lennox Head

Club's second charter 2002

As a result of the lack of numbers during 1990 the Club experienced a period of recess but was reformed in early 2002 thanks largely to the efforts of guiding Lion John Lynch and Chartered on 21st September 2002 with 21 members. Since that time the club has been heavily involved in supporting both specific community needs such as contributions to natural disaster such as the Lennox Head Tornado, the flood relief assistance in the Northern Rivers and in Queensland and the financial help to restoration activity in Christchurch and Japanese earthquakes. Another major focus for financial assistance is the support for young people in the community involved in Leos or other Youth Groups, or young people who need help with attending sporting or relevant educational events. Lennox Head Lions work closely with other Community groups and plays the major role in the local promotion of Australia Day. The Club also provides a BBQ for the Monthly Lennox markets. Lennox Lions support National and International Lions charitable and welfare projects and joins with other Clubs from the area in the Northern Rivers Trust to fund worthwhile projects, too big for one club alone. Such projects have included the provision of a rescue vehicle for the Alstonville-Lennox Head Surf Life-Saving Club and  a dragon boat for the Lennox Head Dragons Abreast.

Codes, Ethics & Purposes

See here for the Lions Australia Code of Conduct.
See here for the Lions International Ethics & Purposes.

Code of Ethics

Lennox Head Lions operates by the code of ethics common to all Lions organisations:

  • To Show my faith in the worthiness of my vocation by industrious application to the end that I may merit a reputation for quality of service.
  • To Seek success and to demand all fair remuneration or profit as my just due, but to accept no profit or success at the price of my own self-respect lost because of unfair advantage taken or because of questionable acts on my part.
  • To Remember that in building up my business it is not necessary to tear down anotherโ€™s; to be loyal to my clients or customers and true to myself.
  • Whenever a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of my position or action towards others, to resolve such doubt against myself.
  • To Hold friendship as an end and not a means. To hold that true friendship exists not on account of the service performed by one to another, but that true friendship demands nothing but accepts service in the spirit in which it is given.
  • Always to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state, and my community, and to give them my unswerving loyalty in word, act, and deed. To give them freely of my time, labor and means.
  • To Aid others by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance to the needy.
  • To be Careful with my criticism and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy.