Award Application Form.pdf
PLEASE NOTE: Award Applications
are to be sent to Awards Chairman David Constable,
Australian Lions Foundation
Lion David Constable
49 Pareena Crescent, Mansfield, Qld 4122
This award, named after the Founder of Lions in Australia,
will be presented to a Lion, Lioness, Leo or Non
- Lion where the nominating Club, Zone, District or other
Lions Group makes an undesignated gift of $2,000.00 to the
Australian Lions Foundation in honour of that person.
The gift must be denoted as a " William R Tresise Fellow
Award " contribution, at the time it is made.
The William R Tresise Fellow Award can be paid for in two
equal instalments over two years. Each payment must specify
this award. Payment may be made for recipients yet unnamed.
Upon final donation and submission of the Application Form, the Award will be
prepared and forwarded."
The nominated recipient honoured as a William R Tresise
Fellow, will receive an appropriately inscribed wall plaque
together with a lapel badge.
William R Tresise MBE 1907 - 1975
As a National President of Apex in 1946, Bill had
unsuccessfully proposed the establishment of the Past
Apexian Association, but being a determined fellow, he
decided to establish one of the American Service Clubs in
Australia. Whilst in the USA in 1947 to attend the World
Conference of Young Men's Service Clubs, in which Apex was
affiliated, he met first of all with the Executive Officers
of the Kiwanis Association, then later 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. The
Lions Club of Murwillumbah followed in August 1948, but it
was not until March 19th, 1952 that the third Club, the
Lions Club of Melbourne, was established.
Bill, who was in the timber hardware business, was active in
politics, particularly at local government level. His
eloquence and charm left an indelible impression on all with
whom he came into contact. He served as District Governor in
1962 - 63. William R Tresise is recognised as the Founder of
Lions in Australia. In honour of this, the Australian Lions
Foundation has instituted the William R Tresise Fellowship
in recognition of a once - off donation of $ 2,000.00 to the
Gifts to the Australian Lions Foundation may be paid from
your Project, Activity or Community Service Accounts. For
further information contact the Secretary or any Trustee of
the Australian Lions Foundation.
This Patch is
presented to a Club for each single undesignated gift of
$250 or more to the Foundation. In recognition the Club will
receive an attractive patch to affix to its Club Banner.
further information contact Australian Lions Foundation Secretary or State
Address details are in the current issue of the Multiple District