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Our Club History

The formation of the Lions Club took place on the 12th of September 1967. The Mother Club was Elizabeth Lions Club; several of their members attended which helped to recruit several businessmen to come to this function. On November 25th, 1967, a Charter night was held where 22 members were presented to the public at a dinner held in the Gawler Institute, together with Charter President Dr Frank A White received the Charter from District Governor Brin Clarke.

The first 20 years the Club were very active with working projects, Gawler & District Olympic swimming pool, preparation of the grounds, planting lawns, erecting park seats and fencing around the perimeter. The park was officially opened by the Mayor of Gawler, Dr Bruce Eastick for the South Australian Championships, which were held in 1970.

1977 Our Membership had grown to 42.

1980 Funds were donated to purchase a Medical Research System for the Gawler Hutchinson Hospital and we assisted in the completion of the Aged Cottage Homes project.

1989 Lions Club of Gawler hosted the Lions District Convention.

Gawler Lions history - 2007
2017 charter handover

2000 Lions Club of Gawler was invited to by Adopt -A-Station to lease and care for, the Gawler Railway Station including the Railway Station Masters house and carpark area. It was suggested that we hold a Sunday Market: The market started with 12 stalls and has grown to what it is today. All monies raised from the Market and Catering goes towards projects in our community, and Lions Nationally and International approved projects.

We also have a social co-ordinator where once a year we invite members and partners for a weekend away, So far we have been to Clare, Port Hughes, Wallaroo while there we visited the local Lions Clubs for a social meal, Fun and fellowship was had by all.

Lions Clubs are part of community life, in the cities and in the country. Clubs are easily identified by their distinctive Logo, the trademark of our International Association, and the ‘We Serve’ motto. The Lions Club of Gawler Inc. was formed in September 1967 and Chartered in November 1967.

2023/24 Club Executive Members

Nick Brown


Nick Brown
Phone: 0417 014 431

PresidentNick Brown
SecretaryAisley Castigo-Hancock
TreasurerNick Brown
Catering CoordinatorRodney Sutton
Administration CoordinatorDavid Schwartz


Aisley Castigo-Hancock
Phone: 0431 954 370

Past Presidents

1967/68Frank White
1968/69Doug Bennett
1969/70Norm Knispel
1970/71Ray Norton
1971/72Brian Colton
1972/73Jack Booker
1973/74Max Rogers
1974/75Lynden Richter
1975/76Barry Hammatt
1976/77Jim Willis
1977/78John Fenton
1978/79Ron Davey
1979/80Humphery George
1980/81Dean Noll
1981/82John Hillier
1982/83Gordon Wilkes
1983/84Theo Kreig
1984/85Ross Cook
1985/86Ken Edwards
1986/87Jim Downer
1987/88Lol Sables
1988/89Ed Manning
1989/90Ted Osborne
1990/91Kevin Howard
1991/92Bob Warren
1992/93Pat Mells
1993/94Eric Filmer
1994/95Paul Webb
1995/96Ken Edwards
1996/97Ian Marshall
1997/98Wayne Obst
1998/99Bob Mensforth
1999/00Brendon McGee
2000/01John Chiller
2001/02Pat Mells
2002/03Gwenyth Helbers
2003/04Bob Warren
2004/05Dean Noll
2005/06Barry Hill
2006/07Tom Donaldson & Beryl Tearle
2007/08Beryl Tearle
2008/09Jim Downer
2009/10Eric Filmer
2010/11Barry Hill
2011/12Ray Brussow
2012/13Ray Brussow
2013/14Brian Reay
2014/15David Schwartz
2015/16Bob Green
2016/17Ray Brussow
2017/18Ray Brussow
2018/19Dean Noll
2019/20Helen McGee
2020/21Helen McGee
2021/22Elizabeth March
2022/23Elizabeth March
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