District 201V3, Victoria, Australia




Diabetes Awareness is a 12 month challenge for everyone.
Here’s how you can help.
While you are exercising, you can raise funds for Diabetes Awareness and Research.
This can be a self-paced “low level” walk in your local area over two weeks. You can complete it as part of your “covid– safe” exercise!
All you need to do is :


Lap The Map is conducted on World Diabetes Day, Nov14 this year (2020)
For further information contact   
Clubs will be reporting the total length of walks, aiming to have a combined distance travelled exceeding Australia’s circumference (25,760 kms).

Kindness Matters Pin- Blue







This year Lions Intermational President has as his motto United in Kindness  and Diversity.

Red Hill Lions have instituted a Kindness Matters project to award locals who has given exceptional service to the community and has shown kindness and support to others.

Julie Redhouse fron the General Store was out first recipient. Keep your eyes out for the Lions page in the Newsletter for future recipients.



This year we are participating in the Lions International Peace Poster project. This  contest has been running for over 30 years.

The project involves 11,12,13 year olds dipicting their ideas of peace through their art. Red Hill Consolidated School is working with us to   enter this contest. this years theme is Peace through Service.

Please check out Red Hill Lions Facebook page for a video about the contest or you can visit


We have had a fantastic response to this project to add a little colour to our community after  lockdown.

We have distributed 300 daffodils and 500 jonquils  which will burst into to a colourful display to spread a little cheer.

Thankyou to all those who have planted bulbs, and  are participating in this project which is a collaborative project with the Red Hill Gardening Society.



June  - October (extended till 2021)

After the bushfires, many houses in Mallacoota were destroyed and gardens decimated.

We established  a project to help the residents in fire affected areas  re-establish their gardens.

They have particularly requested  plants which will bring colour to their gardens and attract the bees  to the area.

If you would like to help with this project, we would welcome any plants you may be able to pot up.

Please email lionsnewsletter1@  to indicate your interest and look out for signs on noticeboards.

If you have any queries, please contact above email.



This project, in conjunction with Ambulance Victoria, was put on hold back in March, but  will be reactivated shortly. We have successfully applied for grants to assist in the purchase of more community defibrillators.

We have also received some donations from local residents, but still have a shortfall, compounded by our inability to hold events during the past few months. 

But we are getting back on track! we have one defibrillator , donated by ambulance Victoria, about to be installed at the shopping centre in Mornington-Flinders Rd. and another in the proces of being purchased for the Red Hill South shops. These  complement the four  defibrillators  already installed by Lions in Red Hill and Main Ridge area. ( some have already saved lives!) This is an ongoing project, and  we are looking for ways to  raise funds for future defibrillators. If you would like to help please contact Lions.

Ongoing Projects


Drop-off box   —  Red Hill Medical Centre

Supports  Lions sight projects worldwide.

further information 


Funds raised from sale of stamps and collection supports Lions Children’s Mobility Projects in Australia



Lions provide free walks in the local area every Sunday and Wednesday.

Great exercise, explore the local area,  social atmosphere.

Check out the Red Hill Lions Walking Club facebok page.

 Contact us for details.    ( Keep an eye out for resumption after restrictions)


FREE Weekly  fitness sessions are run at the Main Ridge Hall.

All ages, all fitness levels, work at your level.

(Currently in abeyance -  Keep an eye out for resumption after restrictions)

(Currently in abeyance)





Upcoming Events


This year Lions are hoping to be able to construct a Community Christmas Tree in Red Hill South.  This is very dependent on the  stage of lockdown in September and October, as much of the planning needs to be completed at that stage to meet MPSC requirements.

Hopefully it will be a source of communtiy focus, positivity and pride after an extremely difficult year. 

If you would like to support this initiatve please contact 


Junior Public Speaking

Two great winners will progress to the Zone final at Pearcedale on October 8th 

Goodluck to Georgia Dugdale and Lola Sowden in the next level of the competition.

Main Ridge  Day  . . .    the sustainable way


Sunday 27 October - 10am-3pm at Main Ridge Recreation Reserve

Come along and join in activities at th Bowls and Petanque Club, the Tennis Club, the Cricket Club, the CFA and more!

Australia's biggest BBQ (fundraiser for  Lions Children's Childhood Cancer Research Foundation)


If you would like to book a site for the garage sale, contact

This year there will be speakers on health and the environment in the hall, CPR and defibrillator training,  free hearing assessments in the Australian Hearing Bus, free blood pressure checks with the Baker Research Institute,  Repurposing an item  photo competition, family style activities, community mural, and more.

for more information contact 











Part of the Garage Sale Trail


8am — 1pm

Red Hill Recreation Reserve

Proceeds to  Red Hill District Lions Club

 to support community and health projects


Contact:            Rob  0418545125





Trivia Night / Christmas in July - July 26

Red Hill Lions Disbursements Night - June 2017

We invited any all recipients that we have donated to in the last year to come along and tell us what they did with the money we donated to them.  Great night!   How diverse and interesting all the different organisations are.


Cancer Council biggest morning tea - May 2017

Once again, the Red Hill District Lions Club is hosting a morning tea as part of the Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

Red Hill’s event will be held at Michael Leeworthy’s Gallery, 113 Shoreham Rd, Red Hill on Thursday 25 May from 9:30 – 11:30am.

Raffles, prizes, art demonstration, and more


Meet The Locals - Book Launch February 8

We had a fantastic night with around 80 locals attending to listen to Helen Blakeley tell us about her grandfather and his life, and why she wrote the book.  we raised about $200 from a raffle prize to go towards the Lions.  To read more about this project click here.




Community BBQ - January 24



Red Hill Show - March 26, 2016

The Red Hill Lions helped the local agricultural show host its 88th show.  The Red Hill Show, held at the showgrounds on Arthurs Seat Road was a huge success.  Still true to its agricultural and horticultural roots, there were plenty of exhibits and exhibitors who won an array of different prizes.

"Well the Show is over and what a Show it was! On behalf of the Red Hill Agricultural & Horticultural Society we would like to thank everyone who attended the Red Hill Show on Easter Saturday. The morning showers did not dampen the spirits - the showgrounds were filled with the sounds off delighted children, barks of excited kelpies and grooves from the African Drummers. Thanks to the support from our Mornington Peninsula Shire. A special thanks to our Mayor Cr Graham Pittock and Councilor Tim Wood who not only attended the event but selected the Champion and Reserve Champion in our Grand Parade. We must also mention the sponsors and supporters of this Agricultural show. From financial sponsorship to donating local produce - without the support of our local community it would be impossible to stage such an amazing event. Thanks to our local schools that exhibited everything from sheep, alpacas to art, crafts and photography. Thanks to Woodleigh School parents who manned the gates and Red Hill District Lions Club who helped control the chaos on the streets. Thanks to the many volunteers who helped set up and tear down after the event. And importantly thanks to you, those who attend and exhibit each year. At the end of the day, when we are tired and sore, it is such a rewarding feeling knowing that we have put a smile on so many faces. Being able to keep our agricultural heritage alive on the Mornington Peninsula and share it with you. I could go on and on and still not mention everyone who has helped and supported the Red Hill Show over the 88 years. We look forward to seeing you all again on the 4th Saturday in March 2017.
Bec Davis, Executive Officer, Red Hill Show Society"

Meet The Locals - March 2016

We had another Meet The Locals night at The Epicurean in Red Hill.  Another lovely night with a turnup of around 28 people.  We heard a little about the Red Hill Show, the Scarecrow Festival, Music on the Hill, Dromana Secondary College and Riding for the Disabled.



Hawkes Farm and Farm Store Visit - Feb 2016

Went to Hawkes Farm Store where Richard Hawkes filled us on how the family business is run, what they grow, and plans for the future. 

BBQ and Social Night - Jan 2016



Opening of the Water Jump and the Hoof Cleaning Station at Main Ridge Pony Club



Main Ridge Pony Club and Nepean Equestrian Club officially opened their new water jump complex at the Main Ridge Equestrian Ground in Baldrys Road on Friday 11 December.
It was just a year ago that the Clubs appealed to their local community, businesses and organisations for help with the project which had been identified by a government study as an essential component of the environmental protection at the ground.
"Its achievement only twelve months on is very much thanks to the many partners who came on board," said Pony Club President Dean Jones. "Especially businesses and individuals who donated money, materials and/or labour, to get the job done."
The new water jump, which also incorporates a hoof cleaning station, are measures which the club has taken not just to enhance the renowned cross country course at the Ground, but also to protect the environmental integrity of the reserve which is bordered on two sides by Greens Bush.  "The Pony Club has been meeting at the Ground since 1968 when the land was set aside by the Green family for equestrian use," Mr. Jones said. "Not much has changed in nearly fifty years. The setting is as beautiful as ever, and the cross country jumps just as challenging. But what has changed is how we look after this very special environment - for ourselves and for the future."

Read full article in the January 2016 Newsletter


Red Hill /Flinders Lions Club Christmas Dinner

Christmas was held at the Flinders Golf Club, with a combined effort from both the Red Hill District and the Flinders Lions' Clubs. 

A great night was had by all!




1NOV - 30 NOV

Our Vision - All children have a good childhood, growing up feeling safe, nurtured and with hope for the future.

Our Focus - We know that a good childhood is the foundation for a healthy society and that whilst parents have the primary responsibility to provide their children with a good childhood, they cannot do this alone. 

All children have the same rights and fundamental need for safety, stability, love and support. The trauma experienced by the children and young people with whom we work adds complexity to meeting their needs, but we know it can be done and we never give up.

This year Red Hill District Lions are supporting the Berry Street Organisation’s Christmas appeal to assist in providing gifts for children who would not otherwise receive presents.We are seeking your support with this project.

Gifts may be left in the box at Red Hill General Store until the end of November or contact   or 59896498  for alternative arrangements.

Biggest Morning Tea - May 2015

Great morning tea, and an even better fund raising event.  More than doubled what we raised last year.  Thanks to Carol from Food on the Hill for providing the venue and the coffee and tea!

Meet the Locals - February 2015

Meet the Locals - where the community gets to come along and meet other locals in a casual setting, with special guests, the local business owners.  Held at The Gorgelicious Store.


BBQ and Social night - January 2015


Christmas Dinner - Johnny Ripe, Main Ridge


A couple of members at the recent Portsea Market