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Lions Trust Fellowship in April 2005


Lions Clubs New Zealand

Media Release 16 September 2004

The Lloyd Morgan Lions Clubs Charitable Trust Fellowship Award Fellowship grant to celebrate 50 years of Lions in New Zealand

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Lions Clubs of New Zealand, the Lloyd Morgan Lions Clubs Charitable Trust Board has announced its intention to award a Trust Fellowship in April 2005.

The Fellowship recipient’s research project may involve, but is not limited to, the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of health conditions. The monetary value of the Fellowship will be based on the nature of the application.

Expressions of interest are invited from any organisation who wishes to sponsor a person who could be considered or would qualify for this Fellowship.

David Gault, Chairman of the Trust Evaluation Committee says, “The Fellowship recipient will be a person who has achieved pre-eminence in their particular field of expertise. The awarding of the Fellowship is a significant recognition by Lions Clubs New Zealand of that person’s merit, knowledge and qualifications and their potential to advance the welfare of New Zealanders.”

This is only the second Fellowship in the 25 year history of the Trust. The first was awarded in April 2000 to Dr. Roderick D MacLeod to celebrate the Trust’s 20th Anniversary.

Ron Lawrence, Chief Executive Officer, Lions Clubs New Zealand says “The Fellowship is a significant honour. In monetary terms it provides valuable recognition to an individual who has made a noteworthy contribution in his or her respective field.”

Expressions of interest must be submitted by 31 January 2005 (for details on how to apply please see fact sheet). The Fellowship will be awarded in April 2005.

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FACT SHEET

The Lloyd Morgan Lions Clubs Charitable Trust

The Trust was established in 1979-80 in honour of Lions member Lloyd Morgan, and to commemorate Lloyd’s year as President on the International Association of Lions Clubs. Lloyd sadly passed away on 27 August 2001. The Trust has become the national resource for the charitable work of Lions Clubs throughout NZ, providing a grant or a loan to Lions Clubs for a range of projects. The Trust benefits sick, disabled and distressed people in NZ and the Pacific Islands. It also helps in the field of education. The Trust has been able to assist with numerous appeals and projects and already hundreds of thousands of dollars have been given to Lions Clubs by way of grants or loans to assist with a multitude of Lions Club projects.

Fellowship Applications

Expressions of interest are invited from any organisation that wishes to sponsor a person who would be considered or would qualify for this recognition of excellence. In the first place, please send a curriculum vitae in full, addressed to the:

Trust Chairman The Lloyd Morgan Lions Clubs Charitable Trust. P.O. Box 1335, Palmerston North.

The closing date for expressions of interest accompanied by a CV is 31 January 2005. The Fellowship award will be made in April 2005.

Lions Clubs in New Zealand

The first New Zealand Lions Club was formed in 1955 in Auckland. Now there are around 500 Clubs, and 12,700 members. Worldwide, the International Association of Lions Clubs has a membership of over 1.3 million in 192 countries and geographical areas.

The emphasis is on community service in all forms. Lions programmes serve the young and the aged, the disabled and the disadvantaged - anybody who has a need. Programmes are conducted locally, nationally and internationally. They include sight, conservation and work with the blind, citizenship services, hearing and speech action, programmes with the deaf, drug education, and environment, recreational, health and social services.

Lions' contributions to the development and care of New Zealand youth include living skills programmes, drug awareness, an international youth exchange programme, the national Young Speechmaker Contest and International Peace Poster Competition.

In 2005 Lions Clubs New Zealand will celebrate its 50th anniversary of service in New Zealand.

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