Kadina Lions Club

District 201C1, South Australia, Australia.

We Are Proud of Our Members and their Dedication to Service

 KADINA Lions are proud of the following award recipients:

Melvin Jones Fellowship - Lions Highest Award

Lions International recognizes outstanding individuals by bestowing on them an award that is named for its founder, Melvin Jones.  The Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, presented by the Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF), is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism.  The recipients of this award are model Lions because of their exemplary service to their club and the community which it serves

Lion Harvey Rodda 

Lion Dean Newbold 

Lion John Barnes 

Lion David Gould 


James D Richardson Honor Award 

 This Award is named after James D Richardson, who in 1958 was the first Australian to serve as a Director on the International Board of Directors.

Lion Ralph Beare                      

Lion Kevin Blight

Lion Max Burgemeister


William R Trezise Fellow Award 

This award is named after the founder of Lionism in Australia.It is considered to be the most prestigious award of the Australian Lions awards. It is presented to a Lion nominated by the club to recognise meritorious service.  As a National President of Apex in 1946, Bill had unsuccessfully proposed the establishment of the Past Apexian Association. He decided to establish one of the American Service Clubs in Australia. Whilst in the USA in 1947 he met with Past President Fred Smith and Melvin Jones of Lions Clubs International. From them he gained a contract to establish Lions Clubs in Australia. With the title of the Provisional District Governor, and financial support, he returned to Australia and formed the Lions Club of Lismore on July 12th, 1947.

Lion David Colliver                                

Lion Gerry Guerin

Helen Keller Fellowship Award

Helen Keller lived 1880 to 1968. She was an author, political activist and lecturer, and the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.  In 1925, she attended the Lions Clubs International Convention and challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." The Lions accepted her challenge, and work ever since, has included sight programs aimed at preventable blindness.

Lion Brian Toole


Medal of Merit

Geoffery (Ted) Buzzenchutt

Ian Whale




We fondly remember these our members for their mate-ship and contribution to the Lions Club of Kadina Inc. and Lionism in general. Sadly they are no longer with us.

We miss them and remember them with love.

Ralph Beare

Kevin Blight

Max Burgermeister

Peter Lawry

Dean Newbold

Kevin Smitham

“Giving back is so important. Give back to your communities in whatever way you can. With donations, items or with your time. The Universe blesses a generous heart.” - Colin Powell.