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LIONS CLUB of HAMILTON Inc.
P.O. Box 523 Hamilton Vic. Australia 3300
Club # 442 Formed 28/09/1966
During 1966 the Lions Club of Edenhope Victoria investigated the possibility of forming a Lions Club in Hamilton. Victoria. Their investigations were helped due to Alan Curnow, later to be Hamilton's Charter President.
In late August a meeting was held at the George Hotel, attended by a number of potential members, those attending the meeting heard, for the first time about Lions International.
At a later date, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Kevin Thomas, convened and chaired a meeting at which the Australian Secretary of Lions International, A. James McLardie, inspired those present with an address on Lions formation, growth at national and international levels, its growth in Australia and its impact. His address was convincing enough to cause those present to form a Lions Club in Hamilton.
The formation of the Lions Club of Hamilton took place on September 28th 1966. The interim officers elected at the meeting were Charter President Lion Alan Curnow, Secretary Lion Ron Brimacombe,Treasurer Lion Jack Hall.
The Charter Day of the Lions Club of Hamilton took place on December 17th 1966, three months of preparation had preceded that stage of the development of the club when the 27 men, the Charter Members, had created a well organised group, prepared to carry out the objects of Lions and live by its ethics, thus making Hamilton a better place by their service to the community.
Many well known persons were on the guest list that night. The Hon. Malcolm Fraser the Minister for the Army and Mrs. Fraser, Sir William McDonald, speaker of the Legislative Assembly and Lady McDonald,Councillor Frances Hewett, Mayor of Hamilton and Mrs KBJ Thomas, Mayoress.
Other service clubs represented were Legacy, Apex and Rotary, and many distinguished Lions.
District Governor Jim Edwards presented the Charter to Charter President Alan Curnow. In his address, District Governor Jim said "Lionism brings friendship and joy as well as work and play into the lives of thousands of men,and thus makes the world all the better for their efforts"
The gong and gavel was presented by the Mayor of Hamilton Councillor Frances Hewitt.
The toast to Lions International was proposed by the Hon. Malcolm Fraser, who said,"Society was privileged to have such quality organisations in which people banded themselves together to support the community in general"
HAMILTON LIONS MEMBERS REWARDS FOR SERVICE .
K.B.J Thomas (Charter Member)
MELVIN JONES FELLOWS.
K.B.J. Thomas, B.G.F. Woodward, B.W. Shanahan, G.W.C. Dunn, J.S. Colcott, R.J. Corbett, D.C. Pickett, C.D. Lang, (M.J. Steff,Deceased) R.L. Thompson (OAM), P.J. Tew. F Pekin, B.M. Simkin, R.A. Smith,( A Kruger Deceased).
JAMES D. RICHARDSON AWARDS.
J.S. Colcott, D.C. Pickett, B.W. Shanahan, R.L. Thompson (OAM), S.K.C. Mah, R.J. Lehmann, K.B.J. Thomas, J.M. Borrodell, B.G.F.Woodward, S.M. Shaw, G.C.W. Dunn, R.J. Corbett, R.Dimond, P.J. Tew, J.E. Presser, G.J Hutchins.
NEIL WILLIAMS MEMORIAL AWARDS.
V.L.F. LIFE MEMBERS.
(M.J. Steff,Deceased) K.B.J. Thomas.
ALAN. J. HOLDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD.
P.J Tew, B.M. Simkin, (A.Kruger,Deceased) R.L.Thompson (OAM), J.S. Colcott
BARRY PALMER (Follow your Dream Award)
HONOUR BOARD 1966 to 2018
Year President Secretary Treasurer
1966-67 C. A. Curnow R. G. Brimacombe R. J. O. Hall
1967-68 B. A. Chamberlain R. G. Brimacombe R. J. O. Hall
1968-69 R. G. Brimacombe S. C. Hornby R. J. O. Hall
1969-70 H. A. Eales S. C. Hornby R. J. O. Hall
1970-71 F. Wheeler/ D. Taylor S. C. Hornby R. R. Ramsden
1971-72 A. J. Roberts R. G. Brimacombe N. J. Bowe
1972-73 J. M. Broadbent K. C. Fulton N. J. Bowe
1973-74 K. W. Lynch R. G. Brimacombe N. J. Bowe
1974-75 N. D. Robinson K. W. Lynch N. J. Bowe
1975-76 D. H. Kerr D. J. Murphy A. A. Dalby
1976-77 K. C. Fulton D. J. Murphy R. G. Brimacombe
1977-78 J. J. V. Soulsby R. S. Bowden R. G. Brimacombe
1978-79 C. J. McArthur R. S. Bowden R. G. Brimacombe
1979-80 D. J. Murphy K. W. Lynch R. G. Brimacombe
1979-80 D. J. Murphy K. W. Lynch D. S. Partington
1980-81 R. Rabone C. J. McArthur D. S. Partington
1981-82 R. S. Bowden C. J. McArthur K. Burton
1982-83 B. G. F. Woodward C. J. McArthur N. Russell
1983-84 C. D. Lang C. J. McArthur R. Webster
1984-85 G. C. W. Dunn R. J. Corbett I. J. Holdsworth
1985-86 E. K. Burton G. C. W. Dunn R. J. Corbett
1986-87 D. A. Mitchell G. C. W. Dunn R. J. Corbett
1987-88 S. M. Aylmer C. J. McArthur R. J. Corbett10.
1988-89 W. Ryan B. G. F. Woodward R. J. Corbett
1989-90 K. B. J. Thomas B. G. F. Woodward R. J. Corbett
1990-91 B. W. Shanahan N. A. Russell W. S. Ryan
1991-92 R. J. Povey N. A. Russell R. J. Corbett
1992-93 R. J. Corbett J. A. Dunn A. J. Maxwell
1993-94 J. A. Dunn B. W. Shanahan R. J. Corbett
1994-95 G. McGrath B. W. Shanahan R. J. Corbett
1995-96 G. A. Wakfer J. S. Colcott R. J. Corbett
1996-97 K. J. Meggison J. S. Colcott R. J. Corbett
1997-98 D. Fehsler G.C.W. Dunn J. M. Borrodell
1998-99 A. Kruger S. K. C. Mah J. M. Borrodell
1999-00 A. Kruger S. K. C. Mah J. M. Borrodell
2000-01 R. Thompson S. K. C. Mah R. J. Corbett
2001-02 M. Steff A Hadden R. J. Corbett
2002-03 G. Mibus A. Hadden K. Burton
2003-04 R. Ball J.S. Colcott K. Burton
2004-05 B. G. F. Woodward J. S. Colcott K. Burton
2005-06 G. C. W. Dunn J. S. Colcott B. G. F. Woodward
2006-07 C. D. Lang J. S. Colcott G. C. W. Dunn
2007-08 G. Mibus J. S. Colcott G. J. Hutchins
2008-09 R. J. Corbett B. G. F. Woodward G. J. Hutchins
2009-10 A. Kruger G. C. W. Dunn G. J. Hutchins
2010-11 R. A. Smith G. C. W. Dunn G. J. Hutchins
2011-12 F. Pekin J. S. Colcott G. J. Hutchins
2012-13 (Cindy) L.S. Wakfer J.S. Colcott B.G.F Woodward
2012-13 R. Dimond J. S. Colcott K. J. Bloom
2013-14 R. Dimond G. J. Hutchins K. J. Bloom
2014-15 B. M. Simkin G. C. W. Dunn R. Dimond
2015-16 G. C. W. Dunn J. S. Colcott R. Dimond
2016-17 G. I. Harrip J. S. Colcott R. Dimond
2017-18 K.Sandford T.Dunbabin R.Dimond