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Wreck Point Scenic Lookout commemorates the 100th anniversary of Lions International which was formed in 1917. 

2017 is also the 70th anniversary of the formation of the Lions Club in Australia and the 50th anniversary of Yeppon Lions Club. 

In 1917, Melvin Jones, was a 38-year-old Chicago business leader who told members of his local business club they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. Jones' group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed. After contacting similar groups around the United States, an organizational meeting was held on June 7, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

The Business Circle subsequently joined one of the invited groups, the "International Association of Lions Clubs" and at a national convention held in Dallas, Texas, later that year, those who were assembled: (1) adopted a Constitution, By-Laws, Code of Ethics and an Emblem; (2) established as a main tenet “unselfish service to others”, (3) unanimously elected Dr. William Perry Woods as its first President effectively securing his leadership for the first two years of the existence of the International Association of Lions, and (4) selected Melvin Jones to serve as the Organization's Secretary-Treasurer.


Address:Matthew Flinders Drive, Wreck Point Scenic Lookout, Cooee Bay, 4703
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.144083
Long: 150.763712
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1917
Approx. Event End Date:2017


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2017
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Wreck Point Scenic Lookout

This project is proudly funded by the Queensland Government`s Scenic Lookout Upgrade Progam in association with Livingstone Shire Council & Yeppoon Lions Club on celebration of the 100th anniversary of Lions International.

Source: MA
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