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N3 Diabetes Foundation

The aim of the Lions District 201N3 Diabetes Foundation is to fund research into the causes and treatment of diabetes
    • Total grants made by the Foundation since its inception up to June 2017 has been over $773,000

  • The Foundation was setup in 1993 as a result of a resolution of the Lions District 201N3 Convention in 1992. It was initially funded by funds leftover from the finalisation of the 1989 Newcastle Earthquake Disaster Appeal. 
  • The Foundation is governed by elected Trustees and owns a company - Diabetes Care (Newcastle) Pty Limited - of which the Trustees are Directors.
  • Gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible..
Research Projects:
Over the last few years the Foundation has funded 6research projects being carried out under the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) to the value of $400,000. 

Trustees & Management Committee

Three trustees are elected by the District Convention to serve 3 year terms (one elected each year). The Trust Deed also provides for the appointment of Committee of Management.
  • The Trustees of the Foundation (and Directors of the Company) are PDG Ted Hyham (Chairman), Lions Jim Cowburn & Stephen Box. . 
  • The Trustees have appointed Lions  PDG John Hayes OAM , Max Holmes, Lyle Constable & Geoffrey Boyton to be members of the Committee of Management.  
  • The Honorary Secretary of both the Company and the Foundation is Lion Stephen Box.

Funding sources

The Foundation has a series of interest-bearing investments.  Donations are also received from individual Lions Clubs.

The income of the Foundation is exempt from income tax.  The Foundation is registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient and is registered for GST.  The Foundation is also exempt from NSW Stamp Duty

The net assets of the Foundation at end June 2017 were $786,000.   A copy of the latest Annual report and financial statements is available for inspection by contacting the Secretary at PO Box 455 Mayfield NSW 2304 .

John Hayes Honour Award

The Foundation has established the John Hayes Honour Award scheme, which enables Lions Clubs to honour worthy individuals by making a donation of $1,000 or more to the Foundation.  The recipient of the award receives a handsome plaque, which is forwarded to the club secretary for presentation.  The donation may be made over 2 successive years.  The award is named after PDG Lion John Hayes OAM, whose vision inspired the creation of the Foundation in 1993 and who served as chairman of the Foundation from April 1993 to April 2014. John was District Governor of District 201N3 in 1989-1990, during which time the “Newcastle Earthquake” occurred.  John led the Lions’ contribution to the alleviation of distress caused by the ‘quake, and the Foundation arose from the funds left over from the Lions Earthquake Appeal.

  • To recognise someone with a PDG John Hayes Honour Award,  Download Application Form from  HERE and attach $1000 donation to the Foundation to the application.
Diabetes Foundation Educational brochure
The Foundation has recently produced  (downloadable) brochure explaining some educational aspects of Diabetes and some information about the Foundation, 

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