Become Involved at Glenside Lions Club

Why not join our Club?



One more member at Glenside Lions Club gives us two more hands to do service in our community, at home and internationally.

Membership at Glenside Lions Club in South Australia is open to the local community. If you feel that you would like to be part of your community activity in a very positive and satisfying way, then membership of the Lions Club of Glenside may be for you.

Not only will you be working for the benefit of local charities and organisations that provide services and resources for people in need, but you will be supporting the wider activities of the prestigious Lions Clubs International organisation. You will also enjoy a wonderful social rapport with your fellow members, working together to achieve common goals and objectives.

The Club holds two dinner meetings per month on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, except for the fourth Wednesday of  December and the second Wednesday of January.

2017/18 Glenside Lions Club Officers

President John Varcoe

Immediate Past President Alastair Birse

1st VP  Admin Alastair Birse

2nd VP  Fundraising  Brian Fitzpatrick

3rd VP Activities  Ian Digby

Secretary Danny Watson

Treasurer  Hayden Edwards

Tail Twister Alastair Birse

Lion Tamer Evan Jenkins

Bookmart Manager Evan Jenkins

Art Show Chairperson Cathy Greven

Webmaster, Facebook Pages and ePride Editor Yee Cheng Leong

Membership Contacts 

Russell Thomson 0428 320 856

Danny Watson 0407 716 908

Fundraising Activities


The Glenside Lions Club has three major fundraising sources-

  • The Glenside Lions Bookmart – At 4 Kennaway St., Tusmore. Staffed by a wonderful group of volunteers and Club members and partners on a roster basis the Bookmart sells all kinds of books and is open four days per week trading all year round. Donations of books are always welcome.
  • The Glenside Lions Art Show – is an annual event held in May and it has become quite famous for the quality of the works offered each year and has developed a loyal following of patrons and sponsors. It trades over five days including the weekend and again is staffed by members and partners of the Club.
  • Lions Cakes and Puddings – Lions Cakes and Puddings are available all year round from our Bookmart.

Additionally, the Glenside Lions Club supports the activities of Lions District 201C1 and Lions Clubs International and sells Lions Mints and the famous LIONS CHRISTMAS CAKES and PUDDINGS, which are always in demand during the festive season. These products can be purchased direct from the Glenside Lions Club Bookmart all year round.


Glenside Lions Club Members

Alastair Birse Evan Jenkins Russell Thomson
Frank Bowering Karl Katchmar Paul Turner
Rob Byrne Peter Keam John Varcoe
David Catts Yee Cheng Leong Danny Watson
Ian Digby Dennis Mattschoss Bob Wildy
Vaal Dix Chris Meldrum David Young
Hayden Edwards Noel O’Brien Terry Yuen
Brian Fitzpatrick Jim Rayner
Joe Fraterman Bruce Spangler
Ron Glasson Don Symons
Cathy Greven Neil Thomson
John Hillman
Alan Hook

Our members’ partners contribute a lot to both our fundraising and social activities. There are also our much appreciated volunteers who assist with the Bookmart and the Art Show.