Stewart House

Stewart House is a children's charity based in Curl Curl NSW and its history dates back to 1929.  Stewart House offers respite programs to children who are in need of a break from their everyday life.

Each year 1,800 needy public school children are invited to attend Stewart House from many parts of NSW and the ACT.  During their stay, the children are provided with optometric, dental and medical treatment as well as emotional support.  This is balanced with health and educational programs plus other activities to boost their self-esteem and to promote a healthier lifestyle.  Children in the care of Stewart House attend an on-site specific purpose school for 8 days of their 12-day stay.

The NSW Department of Education and Communities provides infrastructure and staffing support for this school however, all other costs associated with the children’s stay are met from donations.

The Lions club of Frenchs Forest proudly supports Stewart House by organising various fundraising activities such as the Trivia Night held at The Forestville Memorial Hall on September 21, 2013.  Our goal for the evening was for 140 people to raise $4,000 however, 157 people turned up and we raised over $5,200!  It was a successful evening all round and a lot of fun.

Congratulations to everyone who contributed to the evening - from organising tables to donating prizes, but a special thank you must go to Sue Falkingham, Jenny Brown and Tony Philps - you organised a fantastic evening!!




Lions Youth of The Year Quest

The Quest is designed to encourage student interest in leadership and the qualities required to take an active and constructive role in the community. It does this by selecting an outstanding young person from candidates throughout Australia to travel overseas and act as an ambassador for Lions Clubs International Multiple District 201. The international travel is conducted under the auspices of Lions Clubs International.

If you are a young person and will be between the ages of 16 and 19 year at June 30 2014, then you are eligible to enter the Youth of the Year Quest.

The Quest is a prestigious event for young people, having been in existence for more than 49 years and boasts many high profile Australians amongst the ranks of former entrants, including our recent Prime Minister Mr Rudd.

The Lions Club of Frenchs Forest is planning to hold the Interview component of the competition on Sunday, 16th February, 2014, at a venue and time to be determined, and the Public Speaking component at the Club's meeting on the evening of Wednesday, 19th February, 2014.

Learn more about the Youth Of The Year Quest at:-



The Forest Community Men's Shed   

Frenchs Forest Lions Club is proud to be associated with The Forest Community Men's Shed Project. Our club instigated the project in September 2004 when one of our members saw the opportunity to establish a community meeting place and 'drop-in' centre specifically aimed at improving the health, well-being and quality of life of retired and older aged men in the greater Forest area. Frenchs Forest Lions Club invited the Rotary Club of Belrose and UnitingCare Ageing-Northern Sydney Region to join the project and together these organisations became the Principal Sponsors. The Men's Shed is located in the Sydney suburb of Belrose and recently celebrated its third full year of operations.


Leo Clubs 

Leo Clubs are an official activity of Lions Clubs International that encourages young men and women to serve others in their community and around the world. Leo Clubs are sponsored by local Lions clubs and may be either school-affiliated or community based.

Frenchs Forest Lions club is collaborating with local high schools to establish a Leo Club in the greater Forest area.

Leo club activities include regular meetings, service projects and social functions.

For more information about Leo Clubs visit:-

The Leo motto - Leadership, Experience, Opportunity - is fulfilled as members work together in response to the needs of others.

What's in it for young men and women ?

-    Leadership Experience
-    Organisation
-    Social Skills
-    Self Esteem
-    Decision Making Skills
-    Teamwork
-    Problem Solving Skills
-    Career Possibilities
-    Fun



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The International Mints program commenced in 1976, and has a long history of serving Lions Clubs and assisting to fund community projects.

International Mints is a family owned Australian Company. All International Mints Products are manufactured in Australia using the finest quality Australian ingredients. 

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