In 1971 the Lions Club of Manly conceived the idea of doing something for the nurses in the Manly area. A committee of Lions & members of the nursing profession was formed in 1972.

The “Nurses Quest” was so successful that by 1977 some $40,000 in scholarships had been allocated.

At the Lions District Convention in 1978 the project was unanimously adopted.

In 1980 the “Quest” became known as the NSW/ACT Nurses Quest raising over $100,000.

A further name change was decided and since then the “Quest” is known as the Lions NSW/ACT Nurses Scholarship Foundation.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consisting of 9 Lions Club members, the District Governor and 6 members of the nursing profession, administers the Foundation.

The Board meets 4 times a year to transact business & consider scholarship applications.

An Annual General Meeting is held in April.

The members of the nursing profession are representatives of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, NSW Nurses’& Midwives Association, the Australian College of Nursing and the Enrolled Nurses Professional Association.