Lions NSW-ACT Save Sight Foundation
Lions Clubs NSW-ACT Public Health Care Foundation

Donations, Fundraising and Bequests

There are many ways that clubs and individual persons can donate to and support foundations. To find out what happens to donations, click here.

Foundation's Honour and Award Scheme

Support the Honour Award Scheme by nominating Lions, non Lions, businesses, corporations and organisations (other than Lions, Lioness or Leo Clubs) to receive a personally inscribed and individually numbered award plaque, a certificate and a distinctive lapel pin which are available in the following categories:

Professor Frank Billson Platinum Honour Award

Donation $2,500.00

Professor Frank Billson, Foundation Professor of Ophthalmology since 1978, has been Director of the Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney since 1985.

Recipients of the Professor Frank Billson Platinum Honour Award

Keith Small Gold Honour Award

Donation $1,000.00

Keith Small joined the Lions Club of Wewak PNG in June 1970. In 1971, he transferred to the Lions Club of Cabramatta and in 1984 he transferred to the Lions Club of Green Valley. He was District Governor of District 201B in 1978-79.

Recipients of the Keith Small Gold Honour Award

Neville Tucker Silver Honour Award

Donation $500.00

Neville Tucker joined the Lions Club of Brookvale in 1964. Within two years, he had been elevated to the Executive of the Lions Multiple District Council as National Treasurer.

Recipients of the Neville Tucker Silver Honour Award

Harry Hession Bronze Honour Award

Donation $250.00

Harry Hession joined the Lions Club of Kempsey in 1961. He was the District Governor of District 201D in 1973-74 when the Lions Save Sight Community Challenge.

Recipients of the Harry Hession Bronze Honour Award

 

Click Here to download the Honour Award Nomination Form

Life Governor and Life Member Awards

Promote the Life Governor and Life Member Award Schemes among the business and corporate sector.

Life Governor

Donation $10,000.00  

Life Governors of the Foundations

Life Member

 Donation $5,000.00  

Life Members of the Foundations  

 

Click here to download the Life Governor / Life Member Nomination Form

 

Club and Corporate Donations

Make a donation of any size to either or both Foundations from the Club’s activity fund.  Seek bequests and personal and corporate donations.  Donations of $2.00 and over are tax deductible.

“SUPPORT LIONS’ OWN CHARITIES FIRST”

Donations Received Recently

On behalf of the Chairman and Board of Directors of the Foundations we acknowledge and express our sincere appreciation for the generous donations recently received (Go to Acknowledgement List). It is only with the support of these generous donations that the Foundations are able to function and continue to provide the many and varied grants related to Sight and Public Health Care.

100% Participating Club Scheme

Support the annual 100% Participating Club scheme by donating the equivalent of $10.00 per member to either or both Foundations and receive an embroidered patch for the club banner in the first year and an embroidered financial year tab to add to it each subsequent year the club qualifies.

Sell Raffle Tickets

Sell tickets in the annual Lions Eye & Health Car Raffle. Clubs selling a minimum of $400.00 worth of tickets qualify to claim a 25% rebate on the full face value of their ticket sales to go into their activities account and be used however the club determines.  The 25% rebate can also be reserved to go towards the purchase of future Honour Awards.

Bequests

A Bequest is a gift for the future 

Why make a Will? 

Many people talk about making a will but never get around to it. Their assets will be distributed by the courts, in a manner that the courts see fit. It may not be distributed in the way that they had wished.

A Will is forward planning. Planning for the future. The way in which your assets are distributed on your death. How you can help your family, your friends, your community when you leave this world.

It is good sense to make a Will.

How should I draft my Will?

Firstly, you should think of your family, friends and charities you wish to assist or provide for.

Secondly, list all your assets and liabilities

Thirdly, look at how you wish to divide your assets amongst the beneficiaries.

Fourthly, select an Executor to carry out your wishes, be it a friend or trustee company.

Fifthly, visit a solicitor who can assist you in the drawing up of your Will, to ensure that it is a legal document, and that your wishes are carried out.

Finally, keep your  Will in a safe place. You may choose to leave it with your solicitor, Trustee Company, bank or Executor. Always keep a copy at home. Don't forget to review your Will on a regular basis. At least every 5 years or a change in your personal affairs.

Bequests

A Gift in Your Will for a Lions Foundation

There are several kinds of bequests, and the best one will depend on your own situation.

  • A Specific Bequest
  • A Percentage Bequest
  • A Residual Bequest
  • A Life Interest Bequest
  • A Gift in Your Will for a Lions Foundation
A Specific Bequest

You can make a gift of a specific amount of money or specify works of art, property, jewellery, insurance policies, in fact anything of value as your bequest. Property must be fully described so that it is easily recognised.

If you sell any item mentioned in your Will, you will need to alter your will to reflect the change, otherwise the recipient may receive nothing.

A Percentage Bequest

You may wish to share your estate amongst a number of people or Charities without specifying actual amounts. This avoids the problems caused by inflation sale of and change of assets.

A Residual Bequest

After leaving specific amounts to family and close friends, you may choose to leave the residue or balance to a Charity such as the Lions NSW-ACT Save Sight Foundation Charitable Trust or Lions Clubs NSW-ACT Public Health Care Foundation.

A Life Interest Bequest

You can leave a property or perhaps the interest on a capital sum for the use of a loved one during their lifetime.

Afterwards, the property or capital can pass to another beneficiary you nominate in your Will.

What words should I use for a bequest?

The following wording is a guide for leaving a Bequest to the Lions NSW-ACT Save Sight Foundation Charitable Trust or Lions Clubs NSW-ACT Public Health Care Foundation.

"I............(name)............. devise and bequeath to the Lions NSW-ACT Save Sight Foundation Charitable Trust and/or the Lions Clubs NSW-ACT Public Health Care Foundation, (or its/their legal successor) or in the case of the named organisations ceasing to exist, such Lions organisation that fulfils the objects that I intend to benefit, free of all duties and taxes,

_______% of my estate ............................_______% of the residue of my estate......

the sum of $............................................... the proceeds of my Life Insurance Policy number ...................with ...........................................Ltd

my units/shares in ...............Trust/Ltd ..... my real estate at ....(address) having title reference ..................................................

all real estate owned by me......................

The receipt of the treasurer, secretary or public officer for the time being of the beneficiary named in or selected by my executors under the above shall be an absolute discharge to my executor.