The John Greenaway Award
PDG John gave this award in 1997, the year he completed his term as District Governor, as a way of encouraging Clubs to support International projects. He had got a little disappointed hearing Club after Club say that they raised their money locally and therefore should spend it locally, when only comparatively small donations to the Third World could make such a big difference. This was the time that Gift for Living was getting underway, when River Blindness was being tackled by Lions with great success, with the help of Jimmy Carter Foundation and MERCK, an American pharmaceutical firm, also Lions Sight Programme was very active, wind up radios etc were all happening and he wanted to encourage clubs to do more for the Third World, where our work is so much appreciated.
The winner for 2016 was once again Ringwood and Fordingbridge for taking part in several International projects.
Please can we have more participation in 2017
The winner for 2015 was Ringwood and Fordingbridge
in recognition of their work in several areas including raising money by holding street collections for Ebola victims in West Africa, supporting a post graduate student to work abroad and holding a poster awareness campaign for DentAid
The winner for 2014 was Ringwood and Fordingbridge
in recognition of their work over a variety of areas
The winner for 2013 was BRIDPORT LIONS CLUB
in reconition of the aid given to 5 schools in Tanzania since 2008
The winner for 2012 was Alton Lions
in recognition of a clubs long-standing relationship with 'Centre Gideon' in Mali. They have recently made a considerable donation towards the cost of a well project to provide fresh water in memory of Lion Brian Green who died suddenly in 2011. A fitting tribute as Lion Brian was one of the original instigators of the relationship that has developed over a number of years and continues today. (Brian served as our District Treasurer 1990/92 and was District Youth Committee and Leo Chair in 1993/4.and continued as our District auditor until his death) There is a Full write-up in the Lion, February/March 2012, Page 16.
The winner for 2011 was Sandown and Shanklin Lions Club
for their project in the Mombassa District of Kenya to be known as the Lions House to initially house 20 orphaned or abandoned children in the age range of 5 to 16 years
Why not nominate your club for the 2014-15 competition? Please click here to find the nomination form. For more information on the projects covered by the International Committee please contact
Committee Chairman, Europa Forum & Music Competition Advisor Barrie Richardson
Dentaid Committee Chairman Roger Huntley
LCIF & Disaster Coordinator Advisor Patrick Hamblin