Peter Stapleton OAM Award


This award honouring Peter is open to all clubs or individual Lions who make a donation to “Lions Youth Haven Foundation” of A$250 or more.

All enquiries should be directed to: Lion Terry McNally, phone 0488096161 or email


*Min for this award is $250


Peter joined the Queanbeyan Lions Club in 1958 and was a charter member. Peter has remained a member of the Queanbeyan Club ever since and was elected as a life member.

Peter was elected as president of Queanbeyan Lions Club on several occasions as well as serving in many other portfolios within the Club.

Peter was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship and has received several other prestigious Lions awards in recognition for his dedication and work within the community.

Peter was a leading light in establishment of Lions Youth Haven and served on the Board for many years and committed to having Lions Youth Haven to be a place where youth could feel comfortable and safe.

Peter was awarded the Order of Australia medal for his community service, not only in Lions but many other boards he was on to assist community members.

Peter was responsible for the design of the first Lions Christmas cake box.
Peter is a husband, father, brother and son and a true gentleman.