Centenary of Lions Clubs International

Release date: 7 June 2017

In 2017, the largest community service organisation in the world, Lions Clubs International, celebrates its centenary. Australia Post has issued a stamp in acknowledgement of this important milestone.

Lions Club International is a secular and politically non-aligned community service organisation of volunteers, who raise funds to meet local, national and international humanitarian needs. Focus areas include disaster and hunger relief, support for the environment, medical research, and support for youth and older people. There are around 1.4 million members and 46,000 clubs across the world.

In Australia, Lions clubs have been in force for 70 years, with the first club established in Lismore, New South Wales, in 1947. Lions Clubs Australia has worked tirelessly in the areas of disaster and emergency relief, medical research (including involvement in the development of the bionic ear and cervical cancer vaccine, as well as research into diabetes and childhood cancer) and community service (including drug education programs, programs for the visually impaired and children with cerebral palsy, as well as raising funds towards local parks, community centres and more).

The stamp

The stamp was designed by Lynda Warner. The design combines the Lions Clubs International logo with the figure “100”, part of which incorporates a pair of hands. The hands look as if they are cradling the world – a powerful symbol of the contribution made by this worldwide service organisation and also a reference to the Lions saying that one more member means “two more hands” to help the community.

Read our interview with Lions Club member and stamp collector Ted Henebery.

A selection of products released with this issue

Centenary of Lions Clubs International sheetlet pack

Sheetlet pack

Centenary of Lions Clubs International maxicard

Maxicard

Centenary of Lions Clubs International booklet of 20

Booklet of 20

Centenary of Lions Clubs International sheetlet of 10

Sheetlet of 10

Additional products

  • First day cover
  • Sheetlet pack (sheetlet of 10)
  • Maxicard
  • Booklet of 20 x $1
  • Medallion cover (limited to 3,500)

Technical specifications

  • Issue date

    7 June 2017
  • FDI withdrawal date

    6 July 2017
  • Denominations

    1 x $1
  • Stamp design

    Lynda Warner
  • Product design

    Sonia Young, Australia Post Design Studio
  • Printer

    RA Printing
  • Paper (gummed)

    Tullis Russell Red Phos
  • Paper (self-adhesive)

    Secure Post C100
  • Printing process

    Offset lithography
  • Stamp size

    37.5mm x 26mm
  • Perforations

    13.86 x 14.6
  • Sheet layout

    Sheetlet of 10
  • FDI postmark

    Lismore, NSW 2480
  • Issue withdrawal date

    31 December 2017
*This content was produced at the time of the stamp issue release date and will not be updated.