Nillumbik Lions Club

District 201V5 Victoria Australia

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    13 October 2022 Real Industry Job Interviews (RIJI)

    Nillumbik Lions helping year 11 students with their job interview techniques.

    RIJI is a work readiness program that assists students in developing good job search, resume writing and interviewing skills. The program concludes in a face-to-face interview with a local volunteer employer during a RIJI event.

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    9 October 2022 Back Pack for Kids at Greensborough Plaza

    Great day with Diamond Valley Lions collecting for Backpacks for kids

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    3 July 2022 In the Drivers Seat

    Great to be back helping out at '' In The Drivers Seat ''. This day allows visually impaired people drive cars around Sandown Race Track

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    June 2022 Childhood Cancer Research Foundation

    Thanks to the people of Eltham, Bunnings Eltham and Baker Delight Eltham for allowing us to raise over $1000 for Childhood cancer

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    APRIL 25 2022 ANZAC Service Eltham

    Another wonderful service

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    March 28 2022 Dinner with the neighbours (Eltham Lions Club)

    A Big THANK YOU!!! to our neighbours Eltham Lions Club
    who invited us to their club rooms for a BBQ. It was great to spend time with great Lions club


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    March 20 2022 DG comes for coffee

    Fantastic to see Diana and (DG) Keith Yates from

    come along today to the Diamond Creek Rotary Tram Cafe for a coffee and ice cream to support the Nillumbik Lions

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    December 18 2021 Santa DC Tram cafe

    Guess who visited us today at the Tram café


  • December 10 2021 Melvin Jones Fellowship Award -

    The highest form of recognition that embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with Lionism was awarded to Brad and Jo from Bakers Delight. This high honor was in recognition for their support of over 40 charities in our local area over many years. Congratulation to Brag and Jo. A big thank you to our special guests Mat & Robyn from the Pat Cronin Foundation and Marita from Breast Cancer Network Australia

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    December 16 2021 Hampers (Toys being admired by Sienna and assisted by Nola)

    150 hampers wrapped and despatched to people in need in the Nillumbik and Bayule areas. A huge Christmas thanks you to DVCS, CareNet, The Vines Baptist Church, Bunnings Eltham, Nillumbik Shire Bendigo Bank, Coles Eltham and Eltham Village Centre This is a fantastic community effort.

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    September 25 2021 Tram Café

    Great day on Grand final day serving coffee and cakes at the Rotary Tram Café Diamond Creek

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    June 21 2021 Welcome Wayne (New Member)

    Welcome aboard Wayne (Pictured in the middle) our newest member.

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    May 17 2021 New Members

    Congratulation to our two new members Gerry and Brian. Special thanks to Pat Mills for carrying out the induction

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    April 25 2021 ANZAC Day

    Thanks to Ron and Ann for laying our wreath at the ANZAC service in Eltham

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    April 11 2021 Bunnings BBQ

    THE LOCALS OF NILLUMBIK MUST BE FEED!. We were more than happy to jump in and help fill a last minute cancellation at Bunnings Eltham. Thanks Bec from Bunnings for thinking of us and Bakers Delight for helping us out with the bread.

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    March 31 2021 Easter Raffle winner

    Congratulation at last! to the Easter Raffle winner from IOOF who buys $20 worth of tickets every Easter. Big Thank You!!!! to our mates from Bakers Delight for donating the beautiful Hot X buns and Bloom'd Florist for the donation of the summer nights gift hamper.

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    March 2021 Easter Raffle

    All proceeds to the local community


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    March 19 2021 Welcome to the club Peter

    Pat Mills inducts Peter a new member 2020

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    March 7 2021 Nillumbik Lions to the rescue

    The Nillumbik Lions have filled a last minute vacancy at Bunnings Nunawading tomorrow. Come along 250 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading and have a famous Lions snag


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    February 23 2021 New Members Inducted

    Welcome to Ann and Ron. They have been with us a year and we are finally able to induct them. Thanks to Pat Mills for performing the honors

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    December 15 2020 Packing the Hampers for Christmas

    We had a great day packing the hampers to distribute to the members of our community in need. Thanks to Diamond Valley Community Support Inc. and The Vine Baptist Church . Today we distributed 100 festive hampers.

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    December 5 2020 Covid Comeback Sausage Sizzle

    December 2020 Covid Comeback Sausage Sizzle
    Thanks to Bakers Delight Eltham (for donating the bread) and Bunnings Eltham (for supplying the venue) for our Covid comeback sausage sizzle. We had a great day raising much needed funds for the disadvantaged.

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    November 2020 Thanks Rotary club of Eltham

    Big thanks to the Rotary Club of Eltham for generously supporting our Christmas Hampers that go to the needy in Nillumbik and Banyule. What a great local and world wide charity.

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    November 2020 Christmas Toy and Food Appeal

    The great people of Nillumbik donating toys and food for those in need. Get down to Coles Eltham to contribute.

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    October 13 2020 Raffle Drawn

    The Lions Club of Nillumbik raffle has been drawn.

    Thanks to all those who purchased a ticker. Thanks to Johnny form the Good Health Pharmacy & Tatts Agent Watsonia

    1st Prize, Red A 63 Trevor chose the 6 bottles of Shiraz

    2nd prize Blue B 30 Rhonda chose the table runner, biscuits and 6 isles scotch

    3rd Prize Green C 21 Dorothy who has the Chandon, Chivas Regal and the cheese & crackers

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    September 2020 Raffle

    Great prizes! For those wishing to buy tickets email Greg at He will send you the bank details and organise tickets.

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    August 2020 Groceries for those in need

    During Covid we have made our homes available as drop points for groceries and items for people doing it tough. We are letterbox dropping in our local streets

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    July 25 2020 Masks for food hampers during the pandemic

    We are selling masks for $10 to go to food hampers for those financially affected during the pandemic. Contact for information


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    April 9 2020 Easter Raffle

    Congratulations to Lily from Nth Ringwood for winning the Easter raffle


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    March 7 2020 Lions Awareness day

    We had a great day for Lions awareness day with our mates from Diamond Valley Community Support. We collected money and goods for homeless youth at Greensborough Shopping centre. Thanks to our very generous community we exceeded our target of 10 packs

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    March 1 2020 Bunnings Community Day

    Nillumbik Lions appreciate what Bunnings Eltham do for local charities. We got to launch our Easter raffle. Thanks Bunnings

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    February 24th 2020 Safe Seat Safe Kids

    Nillumbik Lions Club assisted Living & Learning Nillumbik at the Safe Seat Safe Kids car seat fitting on Monday 24th Feb. Local member

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    January 23 2020 Haymes Paints National Store Launch Barbecue

    Nillumbik Lions are so happy to be involved in this national partnership between Haymes paint and the Australian Lions Foundation.We are doing what we do best,cooking the BBQ at the Eltham stores launch of their latest product. All proceeds go to our Bush Fire appeal.Thanks for the opportunity Haymes

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    December 19 2019 Christmas Raffle and Bunnings BBQ

    Congratulations to Amy from IOOF for winning our Christmas raffle. A very big thank you to our good friends from Bakers Delight and Godfathers Pizza (Briar Hill) for supplying two great prizes for our hamper.

    Special thanks to Bunnings who allow us to cook sausages to raise money for those in need. And thanks to Bakers Delight Eltham again for supplying the bread. Where would be with out these two supporters.

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    December 17 2019. Great team work

    Great team effort! Thanks to all involved.
    Diamond Valley Community Support Inc.
    The Vine Baptist Church
    Alphington Aged Care
    Fort Knox Eltham
    Eltham High School

    These great groups supplied goods or helped us pack and distribute our Christmas hampers to the needy in Nillumbik and Banyule. Great team work!

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    December 16 2019 Carols at The Vine Baptist Church

    Great night at the Carols last night at the Vine Baptist Church in Eltham,


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    December 5 2019 Bunnings Family Night

    Had a great night helping Bunnings Eltham at their Family Fun Night

    Attachment: Flyer-KNKIS 2018.docx

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    December 2nd until 18th 2019 Raffle Ticket Sales. Eltham Village

    Go into the Draw to win our Christmas Hamper. Tickets on sale in front of Coles

    Mon 2nd 10am-2pm Bruce, Greg

    Tues 3rd 10am-2pm Angela,Chris

    Wed 4th 10am-2pm Bruce, Barry

    Sat 7th 10am-2pm Mick, Jennifer

    Tues 10th 10am-2pm Angela, Chris

    Wed 11th 10am-2pm Bruce, Barry

    Sat 14th 10am-2pm Mick, ?

    Thurs 19th

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    24 November 2019 Eltham Christmas Makers Market

    We had a blast today helping our old mates at the Living and Learning Centre's Christmas Makers Market.

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    17 November 2019 Pat Cronin Foundation BE WISE Walk to the Valley

    Fantastic Day! We love helping out the wonderful team of volunteers cooking sausages and hamburgers for this great cause.

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    13 November 2019 Valley Community Financial Services (Bendigo Bank) Presentation night

    Thanks Valley Community Financial Services for being such a great sponsor of our club.


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    10 November 2019 Rotary Eltham Festival

    Thanks Rotary Eltham for letting us do our thing and cook sausages for the masses

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    27 October 2019 Pat Cronin Foundation Raffle tickets sales

    Sold 40 tickets and number of stubbie holds and wrist bands. This is a great cause.

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    15 July 2019 (4 New members induction)

    Welcome to the Nillumbik Lions, Dennis, Rhonda, Kay and Dorothy


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    4 April 2019 Eltham Easter Market

    Big night selling tickets for the 2019 Easter Raffle at the Eltham Easter Market

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    18 March 2019 (New Partnership with Diamond Valley Support Group)

    The Lions club of Nillumbik is looking forward to working closely with Diamond Valley Support Group to help the needy in the Nillumbik, Banyule areas

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    13 March 2019 (Opening Civic Drive Play Precinct)

    400 people attended the official opening of the Civic Drive Play Precinct and we feed the lot

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    Keeping Nillumbik Kids in School Fund
    During 2013 the Lions Club of Nillumbik was given the chance to run a fundraising Christmas Concert. 300 people attended and thanks to ticket sales, afternoon tea sales and a small raffle we raised a total of $3,800 on the day. Lions International believes that our future is in our young people, so when looking for a focus for the Christmas Concert, we consulted with Nillumbik Health and various school counsellors. We thus established our “Keeping Nillumbik Kids in School” Fund. A further $6,200 was raised through raffles and BBQs during the last 12 months. The Lions Club of Diamond Valley joined us in supporting and running the fund in 20215. Guidelines for the fund were set up in consultation with Nillumbik Health and various school counsellors. Applications are originated by school counsellors and vetted through Nillumbik Health before proceeding to a meeting of the Lions Club of Nillumbik for funding approval.
    To date $14,000 has been passed to schools to assist students whose families are unable to afford such extras as excursions, camps, music, art and sports activities.
    We are now looking for involvement from Schools and their communities to assist us with ideas and fundraising so that we can grow the fund to a size where we can assist many more disadvantaged families.

    Attachment: Flyer-KNKIS 2018.docx

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    18 December 2018 Christmas Hampers packing

    2018 Christmas Hampers have been packed and passed on to the people in need in Nillumbik. Well done to all involved

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    6 December 2018 Bunnings Family night

    Great night cooking for the folks of Nillumbik at Bunnings

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    14 November 2018 Bendigo Bank Sponsorship

    Thanks to our sponsor Bendigo for donating $1000 to help us run the club who support the people of Nillumbik.

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    12 November 2018 Eltham Festival

    Great day at the Eltham Festival feeding the locals. Thanks to Rotary Eltham for putting on such a spectacular event.

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    17 September 2018 New Lion (Sandy Inducted

    Glad to get you inducted Sandy


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    4 August 2018 Paediatric Hearing Screening

    The Nillumbik Lions arranged for the students from the Audiology department at Melbourne Uni to conduct hearing tests for prep kids in the Nillumbik area.

    Results of Saturdays children's hearing test were;

    38 Tested

    8 Referred to their family Doctor

    6 Recommended for diagnostic audiology

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    1 July 2018 In the Drivers Seat

    A good time at Sandown with 4 Lions Clubs helping Visually Impaired People(VIP's) drive cars.

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    24 March 2018 Easter Raffle

    Another successful Easter Raffle. More funds for the local community.
    Congratulations to the winner, Jenny from Montmorency


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    19 March 2018 New Member Induction

    We are so happy to have two new members. Welcome to Jenifer and Bruce.


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    24 February 2018 Diamond Creek Living and Learning Centre Makers Market

    Nillumbik Lions are always happy to help our mates at the living and learning centre

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    7 December 2017 Bunnings Family Day

    Happy to help out these great supporters of ours (Bunnings Eltham) by cooking the snags at their annual family day

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    20 November 2017 District Governor (Pat Mills) Visit

    Thanks for coming Pat

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    7 November 2017 (Cup Day BBQ Bunnings)

    Nillumbik Lions keeping the locals of Eltham well feed with a sausage. Special thanks to Bakers Delight Eltham for supplying the bread

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    15 October 2017 Latrobe Market

    Great day at Latrobe Market

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    25,26th August 2017 Daffodil Day Cancer collection

    Nillumbik and Diamond Valley Lions collected for the Anti Cancer Council

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    Saturday, July the 29th, Audiology, free hearing screening for prep children

    Saturday, July the 29th,

    The Lions Club of Nillumbik has arranged, in conjunction with Melbourne University’s Audiology Department, free hearing screening for prep children in the Eltham area. For Information call Angela 0439 032 923

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    In the Drivers Seat 2 July 2017

    Great day helping out the Warrandyte Lions with the In the Drivers Seat day at Sandown Motor way.

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    Brest Cancer Raffle June 2017

    Come buy some Raffle tickets to raise money for BCNA (Breast Cancer Network Australia) . The tickets will be on sale outside Bakers Delight Eltham.

    10am untill 12pm

    Saturday 13 May 2017

    Saturday 20 May 2017

    Saturday 27 May 2017

    Saturday 3 June 2017

    Saturtday 10 June 2017


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    Easter Raffle April 2017

    Thanks to Brain and Elisa who did the organizing for the raffle, and most of the heavy lifting. We raised $930.40 to help the people of Nillumbik.

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    CPR February 2017

    CPR Training was a great success. Another skill the members of Nillumbik Lions can use if needed. Thanks to Di and Rachel from NED Victoria for Facilitating the training

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    73 Hampers distributed to families in need in the Nillumbik area.

    The Nillumbik Lions club would like to thank,

    The Common and their customers.

    Eltham Rotary Club.

    The Eltham Baptist Church.

    The Eltham High School Swim Squad.

    Coles Eltham.

    Bakers Delight Eltham.

    Nillumbik Lions Club members.

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    Christmas Raffle 2016

    Congratulations to Kate Whelan a local Eltham musician and artist wins our 2016 Christmas raffle.

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    Thanks to Eltham High School Swim team

    The Eltham High School raised money via a swimathon and used the money to buy presents for disadvantaged kids.

    Great job team!

    A big THANK YOU from the Nillumbik Lions Club and the Eltham community

    (Read about what these great kids did on page 8 of the news letter link below)

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    Many hands make light work December 2016

    The Nillumbik Lions and the Eltham Baptist Church pack hampers for Disadvantaged Families

  • Christmas Hampers for Disadvantaged Families

    Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th December Christmas Hamper.

    Where: Eltham Rugby Club.

    Monday 19th December 9:00 am: Packing and decorating:
    Tuesday 20th December 9:30 am: Distribution

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    Bakers Delight Eltham. Raffle Ticket and Christmas Cakes Sales 17 December 2016

    Great day selling cakes and raffle tickets. Nillumbik Lions raising even more money for the local community.

    Where there's need there's a Lion. (Trish holds the sheet music for the piano player from the Baptist choir which was blowing in the wind)

District news


    Look out for District events as we now recommence the District Calendar


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    First Australasian Deaf & Hard of Hearing Lions Club

    On Tuesday 6th October we celebrated the Inaugural meeting of the Melbourne Deaf & Hard of Hearing Lions Club Branch. It was a super night with 7 new members inducted into Lions.

    The new club members are - President: Daniel Morphett, Secretary: Jennifer Portelli, Treasurer: Sue Read, other members are Sylvia Rosemond, Jo Rushby, Alison Compton and Marie Schultze. Associate members are: Chris Blackham-Davison with his Lions hearing dog Tamari from Litchfield LC in NT and Glenys Needham from Carnegie Lions Club.

    Special thanks to DG Linda for a wonderful talk on Diversity; PDG Ann Eldridge for performing the Zoom inductions with style, PDG Pat Mills for being MC and for being my fabulous guide through the setting up of this new club. And also to PDG Kumar (It all started under you Kumar) and many others for your attendance.

    Deafness Foundation is our club partner and we are so pleased to have them on board.

    The parent club is Chelsea District LC and together we will serve the community and make a real difference especially focused on the world of the deaf and hard of hearing.

    Kind regards
    Bev McLennan
    0459 400 038

    Melbourne Deaf & Hard of Hearing Lions Club Branch
    In partnership with Deafness Foundation

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    Licola Article - Great Read!

    Take a look at the attached article from the Weekly Times talking about Licola - it's a great read, enjoy! (Click the pdf attachment to read that actual article)

    Attachment: Weekly Times.pdf

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    Lap the Map - Zone 6 Clubs - start counting your steps from 19 September!

    For 2020 this is an online event subject to change if restrictions are reduced before November 14 2020.

    A 'Trybooking' event has been created, which will in turn provide those who offer a donation, access to a spreadsheet where they can register their steps for a period of 6 weeks leading up to the event. Donations can also be made without registering steps if you prefer, but the purpose of this event is to get us moving and to reduce our chances of having a diabetes issue and if we already have diabetes improving our health in general.

    Registration/booking can take place anytime from now. Select this link to go to the page

    Steps will be recorded weekly for the preceding 7 days. The first entry will be 25/9 and the last on 13/11.

    Get ready to walk from Saturday 19/9 and note or steps down at home.

    If you are able to obtain sponsors, please do so. I know it is not the same as a group event in the park, but you never know, we may be allowed to have a get together on the 14th November yet!

    Spread the word with family and friends!

    Please start spreading the word now so that we can get this going and don’t hesitate to call Lyn Perera (Zone 6 Chair) on 0400 146 232 if you need any help.

    Attachment: Lions Diabetes Brochure Australia.pdf

  • Monash Lions Trivia Night - ONLINE! Sat 29th Aug 7.30pm

    All welcome - please join us on Sat 29th Aug 7.30pm - a fun night indeed!


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    Lions Club for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    More details and :

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    Park Orchards Car Rally 2020!!

    The annual Park Orchards LC Car Rally 2020 - on Sunday the 1st of March. This is fantastic day out, loads of fun and a great opportunity to socialise with both your Club members as well as those of other Clubs.

    Please can you share this info at your next Club Meeting and even better forward this email to your members.

    The registration form is here available for download!

    Attachment: car_rally_2020_entry_form_v0.3.pdf

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    Celebration Night - Bush Fire Victim Fund Raiser!

    Get this one in your diary and get ready for a great evening!


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    Family Respite Camps - Please Consider Donating

    Since 2016 the Lions Clubs of Park Orchards, Forest Hill, Vermont, Vermont South and Box Hill have raised funds to assist fund 7 family respite camps that have been held at Licola Wilderness Village (LWV)

    On behalf of the Lions Club of Park Orchards, I would like your Lions Club to consider donating funds so two further camps can be run in 2020 to provide critical respite for up to 60 families with special needs children.

    For the proposed camps in 2020, Lions Clubs will once again be partnering with Interchange Inner East (IIE) and Interchange Outer East (IOE). The cost of professionally qualified carers for each camp will be met by IIE and IOE.

    Objective: To conduct two, 3-day camps in 2020, for families with children with special needs, at the LWV at Licola in eastern Victoria.

    Any funds provided by Lions Clubs are only used to pay partially, or in full, invoices issued by LWV, which usually covers accommodation, meals and outdoor education staff.

    If you have any questions, or are interested in volunteering, at one or more of the 2020 camps, please call or email Ian Sutton on 0439 344 607 ( or Ian Abbey on 0418 371 552 (iandjab )

    Any funds being donated to assist 2020 Family Respite Camps should be credited to: Bendigo Bank Account, BSB 633-000, Account Number 155897473, in the name of “Park Orchards Lions Club Inc. Licola Special Needs Camp.”

    Dates of the 2020 camps are: Friday 3 April to Sunday 5 April (IIE) and a Friday to a Sunday in November 2020, (IOE), - exact weekend to be finalised.

    Attachment: Licola Respite Camp Donation Request 2019.pdf

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    Licolas 50th Anniversary! (Tickets still available!!)


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    Carnegie LC Combined Night - Tuesday Oct 1st - RSVP ASAP!

    The Lions Club of Carnegie have great pleasure in inviting you and Club members to attend its ANNUAL COMBINED NIGHT on Tuesday October 1, 2019 at 6.30pm for 7pm, at the Murrumbeena Park Bowls Club off Gerald Street in Murrumbeena Melways map 69 B7].

    District Governor Kumar Swaminathan will also be attending and is a chance to learn about what other Clubs in 201V5 have been doing as projects and fundraisers. We hope that you and your Club may be able to contribute at this meeting.

    Visiting Clubs will be given an opportunity to advertise any of their special projects during the night and we look forward to you attending. Please RSVP by 26th Sept to either:

    Norm Robinson 0403 265 171
    or John Haysom 0423 680 163

    The meal is $30.00 per person and drinks are at bar prices, so come along and enjoy the fellowship. (RSVP: 25th September 2019)

    Yours in Lionism
    Glenys Needham (President)

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    Donvale Lions Club Spring Plant Sale!!!

    Make sure you get down to the Donvale LC Sping Plant Sale on Sat the 21st Sept - Grab a great bargain and get your garden prepared for a bountiful Spring!
    * StDavids, Cricket Club, 36 Mitcham Rd, Donvale


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    Annual Golf Day with 'Restoring Hope' who help sexually abused Children

    201V5 Lions Club Members are invited to attend this incredible charity event - an annual fund raising golf day to be held at the RACV Healsville Golf Club on the 10th of November. Below is a flyer advertising the event and you can find more informatiuoon the Charity website:

    Restoring Hope, a Melbourne based charity, has a mission to help children who have been sexually abused. They work directly with the police who distribute Crisis Care Packs and Comfort Care Packs to young people who have been abused. The Packs provide new clothes (necessary for when the police remove clothing for forensic testing), toiletries, a blanket, a colouring book, pencils and a “Hope” teddy bear. The aim is to use this simple act to bring some comfort and a sense of normality to a life that has been turned upside down, and restore a sense of dignity and hope at a time when it is needed most.

    Please share this event on your Social Media stream and respective Facebook page.


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    Carnegie Lions Club Trivia Night

    Heres one that you might want to add to your diary (and RSVP ASAP!) - a fantastic night indeed!


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    Forrest Hill 50th Charter Anniversary Dinner - Book Now!

    President Danny Martin and Club Members invite Lions and friends to join us in celebrating 50 years of dedicated service and lifelong friends - ALL WELCOME

    Friday the 13th September at 7.00pm - Box Hill Golf Club

    See the flyer for further details!


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    Tips for applying for Grants and Sponsorship for your Lions Club.

    Attached is the updated document for Applying for Grants which Trevor Kennett and Bev McLennan presented to members at the recent District 201V5 Club Development day

    Attachment: Applying for Grants & Sponsorship 2019UpdatedJune 2019.docx

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    Lions V Districts Cancer Foundation

    Your most recently incorporated Lions Foundation, the Lions V Districts Cancer Foundation, is now operational and DGR (deductible gift recipient) status is on the way. We now call on V District Lions Clubs to offer their support, by making a donation - helping us to make this most valuable project a reality.

    Attachment: Skin Cancer Newsletter to clubs number 1 (1).pdf

  • Club Development Day - Sign Up NOW!!!

    Ignite your Lions Passion!
    Remember why you joined this great Lions organisation in the
    first place? Would you like to share your experience and be enthused by
    others sharing theirs? Come along to our Club Development Days, meet and talk with your fellow Lions and discover/rediscover what makes Lions
    such a fun, joyous and satisfying community. Club Development Days are for everyone. Learn how to get the most from your Lions membership, both personally and for the good of your club. Learn how to keep your club both interesting and fun to be a part of. These sessions also provide very necessary information for all club officers. Things are constantly changing, learn from our district leaders and keep up to date.

    Sunday 2nd June, Mullauna Secondary College 9:00am – 2:00pm
    456 Springfield Rd Mitcham RSVP 24 th May

    Sunday 16 th June, Tatura Primary School 9:15am-2:30pm
    33 Service St Tatura RSVP 7 th June
    Cost $15-00 each (includes tea/coffee on arrival, morning tea and lunch) – ideally, clubs will cover the cost of member’s attending these sessions as attendance will ultimately assist our Clubs.

    Payment Options payable to Lions District 201V5:-
    Electronic Westpac BSB 033 065 A/c No. 372 316

    Payment Reference to quote is “CDD_Insert Club name”
    Email completed invitation to:

    Cheque Payable to Lions District 201V5

    Attachment: Club Development Day Attendance Form 2019 (Sharon).docx

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    Carnegie Lions Club 50th Charter Anniversary

    The members of Carnegie Lions Club invite you to their 50th Charter Anniversary on Sunday 26 May between 3-5pm. Afternoon Tea will be served with some Club highlights and presentations, at the Murrumbeena Park Bowls Club off Gerald Street Murrumbeena
    [Melways map 69 B7].
    The cost is $10.00 per head and drinks will be at bar prices. Smart casual.
    Please RSVP by May 22nd to either:
    Deb Cox 0410 726 319 Glenys Needham 0408 105 343


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    Lions Autism Club

    Anyone with an interest in a Lions Autism Club is invited to attend this upcoming information session!

    Attachment: Lions Autism Club - May 2019.pdf

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    Donvale Lions Club - Mothers Day Plant Sale!!

    Put it in your diary NOW and come along to grab some great ‘garden bargains’ for Mothers Day.
    Funds raised at this event will be used to support various community projects.

    Date: Saturday May 11thth 2019
    Time: From 8.00am – 4.00pm
    Location : St Davids Cricket Club,
    36 Mitcham Rd, Donvale 3111

    Ordinary people doing extraordinary things - supporting people with a disability, community greening, fundraising for worthwhile causes

    Face Book – The Donvale Lions Club
    Website –
    Phone – 0419 109 390


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    Sandringham LC inducts Youth of the Year mum

    Sandringham LC inducts Youth of the Year mum

    Sangeeta Thaker is the mum of one of our Youth of the Year students from 2018 and we were very excited to induct her into our club this year 2019 at our Youth of the Year dinner. Sangeeta is not only a corporate lawyer but is passionate about programs for our youth and serving the local community.

    Two other parents showed interest in Lions as well as students showed interest in Leos and they are being followed up. Pictured are Sangeeta’s sponsor Bev McLennan, Sangeeta and PDG Noreen Carr who performed the induction. Welcome Sangeeta!


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    Zone 8 and 9 Youth of the Year (YOTY)

    Zone 8 and 9 Youth of the Year (YOTY)

    Sandringham LC was very excited to host the YOTY Zone 8 and 9 final this year, with students from Wheeler’s Hill, Boroondara-Gardiners Creek, Moorabbin, Sandringham and Brighton Lions Clubs. All 5 students were very strong and the judges found it quite hard to make their decision. Students competing were Maeve Ford from Brighton SC, Yash Padwardhan from Melbourne HS, Alexandra Suddick from Canterbury Girls School, Ben White from Cheltenham SC and Jordan Bassilious from Mazenod College. In the end Jordan, sponsored by Wheeler’s Hill LC took out both Public Speaking Award and the Overall Zone Award. It was a great event with 50 people attending including teachers, Lions and families including grandma’s and grandpas.

    Our Guest Speaker was Damon Moorfoot, President of Warrandyte Leos Club who spoke while the judges were deliberating about his journey with Leos and what fun they have. This was a great opportunity for all present to hear about our Leos Clubs.

    Jordan will now compete at the District YOTY Final on 23rd March. We wish him well and there will be quite a few Lions and family there to support him. I will certainly be there as well as other members of Zone 8 and 9!

    Thank you to our fantastic judges who have each judged this program for 3 years. Anne Sarros, James Sarros and Michael Alexandridis from NAB. NAB provided the winners prizes and have committed to sponsoring this program ongoing. The Lions Youth of the Year program is a fantastic opportunity for Lions Clubs to showcase and raise awareness of what Lions do. I encourage as many clubs as possible to host a YOTY competition next year. Starting in 3rd term this year to contact your local schools is the best way to go. District YOTY Chair Monica McQuatters can help you get started and I am happy to help the clubs in Zone 9 as well. To see more about Lions Youth of the Year program please check out the link here: These young people are not only Australia’s future, but Lions future also!


  • Communicating Lions Achievements

    Communicating Lions Achievements

    We all know the importance of communicating who Lions are and what Lions achieve, outside the Lions organisation. Initially, this needs to take place by each club, in each club’s area as this is where the work is done and it is of the most interest to local people. This is also where support for programs and membership is found. To assist clubs with communication:

    1. Please see the ‘PR Guide for clubs’ under the ‘Club Resources’ section of the website.

    2. Free $500 for Lions clubs in V5 to spend on photography!
    Seize this opportunity while funds last to have one of your projects photographed by a professional. See the ‘Photography Grants Application 2018’ below.

    Please contact Chester Allan should you have any questions

    Attachment: FINAL_Photography_Grants_Application_2018.pdf

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    District Membership Trailer now available for Clubs

    Our new District Membership Trailer is now available for Clubs to use at no cost at public events and activities to promote Lions awareness and local Club membership.
    The trailer is 1.5m high and is suitable to place in shopping centres (subject to approval from Centre Management) for membership drives, etc.
    Trailer contents include ‘Clarence the Lion’ suit, a fold-up table, chairs, membership brochures and two eye-catching retractable banners 2m high promoting Lions membership.
    Enquiries and booking should be directed to Denis Carruthers, District GMT Chair, 0420 523 882


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    Nunawading Lions Club American Car Show!

    Please check out our flyer and put this fantastic event in your calendar - its a must do day!


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    Lions Hearing Dogs Event

    Dear Lions and Friends

    On Friday 7th September from 10.30am to 12 noon Australian Hearing and Sandringham Lions Club are partnering to enable you to meet Ted with his hearing dog Earle. Hearing tests will also be available.

    Hear about how Earle helps Ted with his daily life and enjoy a cuppa at Hearing Australia in Cheltenham.

    Morning Tea will be provided and a gold coin donation would be appreciated, all of which will go to Lions Hearing Dogs. Please see attached detailed information. There is no need to book, but if you wish to let us know you are coming, that’s fine also.

    We look forward to seeing you.

    Attachment: Morning Tea with Lions Hearing Dogs.pdf

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    Sandringham Lions Club TRIVIA Night

    Please come along to this great trivia night and have a wonderful evening with the Sandringham Lions Club!

    Put it in your diary and don't forget! ;-)


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    VSC Leo's Club Trivia Night

    Come one came all! VSC Leo's Club Trivia Night, Friday 7th Sept - 6.30pm start. VSC Auditorium - $10 per ticket - Please book tickets on (found on VSC webiste) Contact Melissa Truong (


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    LIONS CLUB OF FOREST HILL - Changeover Dinner Invite


    Invitation - Join us to celebrate 2018 -2019 Changeover Dinner

    Tues 26th June 2018 6.30 for 7pm

    On the occasion of the installation of incoming president Stuart Riley

    Club Officers & two new members!

    Special guest Kumar Swaminathan

    1st Vice District Governor elect

    To be held at the Parkview room, Ringwood Club

    Cnr Oban Rd & Maroondah Hwy Ringwood

    Cost $30 - (Two course meal incl Tea & Coffee) Drinks at bar Prices

    Dress: Smart – Tie Optional

    RSVP by 15th June to Ann Holland

    Ph; 0418616854

    Please inform us of any dietary requirements

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    Comedy Night for Very Special Kids

    The Lions Club of Ashwood-Mt Waverley are holding a Comedy Night on the 8th of September with all proceeds going to Very Special Kids. Please put this in your diary and ask your friends and family to attend - it will be a fantastic night!

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    Licola Wilderness Village - Ukulele sessions

    It is always reaffirming to remember those out there doing truly selfless work.

    The Gippsland Country Music Club Inc. heads out to the Licola Wilderness Village at various times through the year to hold Ukulele sessions as part of a bigger program to give back to disadvantaged children. Many of the children are from challenging backgrounds and get to spend a week experiencing various activities in a beautiful setting. We spent and afternoon with Rod and Rhonda Owen to talk about why they give their time so freely.

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    Sandringham LC helped to buy Jude’s wheelchair

    Sandringham LC held an afternoon for Jude Tregaskis and his family to enable them to meet the people who helped to buy Jude’s wheelchair. Those attending represented Sandringham LC, Beaumaris Rotary, Bayside Scouts and also included Murray Thompson MP, our state member. Apologies from other donors - Lindsay Champion ALF, Brighton, Moorabbin & Mordialloc-Mentone LCs. All these groups contributed to the purchase of Jude’s new wheelchair which was a great team effort.

    Jude’s mum Georgie told us that like most 10 year olds, Jude loves to wrestle, party at the pool, hang out with mates, learn at school, read like a champion, play tag and idolise his older brother. When Jude's wheelchair became unsafe & too small, Lions, Rotary, Scouts & ALF understood Jude's needs and assisted with the funding of his new wheelchair $9,200 (full cost $14,225). This ensured Jude could continue to do the things all other 10 year olds do. When arriving at Bentleigh West Primary School Jude received many comments on his new wheels with his friend Connor saying "Love the upgrade Jude".

    The wheelchair is fully customised to meet his needs and dependent on growth should last approximately three or so years. Jude's wheels can take him from a farm, onto the beach plus even the skate-bowl, wherever 10 year olds want to go to.

    Jude was born perfectly healthy & growing beautifully. In his first year, a viral illness affected all his physical abilities. To enable Jude's participation in all aspects of life requires highly customised equipment such as a wheelchair, walker & communication systems. These supports enable his independence & with them he truly flourishes.

    Jude with school friends - Jude & his mates Connor & Pip at Bentleigh West Primary School

    Group – top left, Bob Standaloft from Sandy LC, Chris D’Arcy Beaumaris Rotary, Cam Tregaskis, Georgie Osborne(mum), John Osborne (dad), Ron Smith Sandy LC, Ian Sandell Scouts,
    Bottom left, Abby(Jude’s carer), Jude, Lee Murray & Bev McLennan Sandringham LC and Murray Thompson MP.


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    Lions Roar with Next Gen!!!

    Join the Lions Club of Lysterfield for this fantastic event - please see the attached flyer and submit your RSVP while seats last!

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    Sandringham Lions roar for Sandringham Hospital

    Sandringham Lions roar for Sandringham Hospital

    As part of Sandy Lions 50th Anniversary and Lions International 100th Anniversary, we were able to donate $32,760 to Sandy Hospital. The hospital is building a new Day Procedure centre & this money will enable them to purchase 6 patient recliner chairs for the unit. The money has been raised by our club over 2 years and a dollar for dollar grant from Australian Lions Foundation plus a small donation from the RACV made a very healthy donation.

    Acting Director of Nursing Mandy Sandford said the money would be a fantastic help and thanked all our members for the wonderful support. Charter Member Bill Adams, President Roger Vial and Lion Bev McLennan were on hand to view the building site which is due for completion in July. Bill Adams (2nd from left) was also President of the Sandy Hospital Board in the early years and so he was very pleased to be able to hand over the BIG cheque.

    Bev McLennan
    Sandringham Lions Club Facebook


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    Lions Club of Nunawading Inc Antiques and Collectables Fair

    Here's an event for your Diary!
    Lions Club of Nunawading Inc - Antiques and Collectables Fair, Saturday 28th April 2018, 9am to 3 pm - Mullauna Secondary College Hall, Corner of Mitcham and Springfield rds, Mitcham 3132

    Entry: 456 Springfield Rd. Admission: $5

    Antique Valuations by David Freeman: Between 11am and 2pm. $5 donation per item, max of 4 items. (No jewellery. Please bring photos of larger items) David Freeman Valuations and Amanda Addams Auctions. 0419 578 184

    Dealer Enquiries: Jeni 0409 212 842 Garry 0402 042 746
    All profits go to Lions Community Projects,
    100% of all money raised by Lions goes back into the community.

    Attachment: Mallauna Antiques Fair 2018.docx

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    National Flood, Fire and Cyclone Appeal - Please give

    To all Lions, Leo and Lioness Clubs – Multiple District 201, Australia - Please give consideration to this Appeal

    With the approval of Council Chairman Malcolm Peters, the Australian Lions Foundation Ltd has initiated a “National Appeal” in support of those affected by the recent flood waters which have inundated parts of Queensland, and the fires still burning in New South Wales and Victoria. Many homes have been lost in both the floods and fires. Cyclone Marcus has passed over Darwin, also leaving a path of destruction.

    Emergency Grants are available from the Foundation for all Districts impacted as initial support and we will administer the funds received from the Appeal direct with the Districts. The Foundation has already provided $100,000 to District Q2 to assist with the relief efforts for Ingham and surrounding areas. Contact has been made with all other impacted Districts and Governors are assessing their needs.

    It is sad to see so many impacted with all these events and this includes members of our Lions family. Houses lost through fire, severe damage as a result of the floods and damage through cyclone winds… it impacts the basics of our lives.

    Clubs who wish to donate can follow the normal procedure and send your cheques direct to your Cabinet Treasurer who will process through to the Australian Lions Foundation. The public may also donate direct to the Foundation by using the “GiveNow link” button on the Multiple District Website and the Australian Lions Foundation Website. All public donations received over $2 are tax deductible. Please consider your support to this appeal to help those in need throughout our impacted areas.

    If you require further information, please contact your State ALF Director

    Attachment: 1.Newsflash-Flood,Fire, Cyclone 2018.pdf

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    Family Fun BBQ - Monash Lions Club

    Monash Lions Club - Family Fun Day

    Where: Pavilion at Jells Park, Waverley Road, Wheelers Hill

    Date: Sunday 8th April 2018

    Time: 12-4pm

    RSVP By: 3 April 2018 (Please confirm numbers attending)

    Asok Rao – 0409937618

    Uma Rao - 0418336749

    Email: Website:

     Free BBQ and Soft t Drinks ( Vegetarian Options Available)

     Games for kids and Adults – Great Prizes to Be Won!!!!

     Fun and Fellowship

     Find out about Monash Lions Club’s Purpose and Future Activities

    Attachment: Family Fun BBQ MLC April 2018.pdf

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    Walk for an Aussie Kid

    Why not host a Walk for an Aussie Kid this autumn?

    It's a great way to engage with locals through schools, community groups, retirement villages etc. Also this is a great opportunity to talk about membership!


    More details:

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    State Leo Conference

    The Leo Club of Vermont Secondary College would like to invite all Victorian Leo’s to a fun day where you can meet other Leo’s and exchange ideas at the

    Starting 9.30am 21st April 2018

    At Vermont Secondary College

    27 – 63 Morack Road

    Vermont 3133

    This no cost one-day conference will present a fun program with a focus on Leadership with interactive forums

    There will be several key note speakers offering deep insight into their topics with ample time for questions

    There will also be presentations by Leo Leaders

    Attachment: Leo State Leo Conference Programme 2018.docx

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    General Motors American Car Show - Nunawading LC

    Come an enjoy a genuine American Car Show!

    Proudly presented by the Nunawading Lions Club

    On Sunday the 12th of November at the Manhattan Hotel, Cnr Heatherdale and Canterbury Roads in Ringwood. Admission is $5 and kids under 12 are FREE!

    More details:

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    Licola Family Open Day

    This year's FAMILY OPEN DAY flier. November 4th - pop it in the diary and bring the family for a great day out.. more instructors and more big activities this year

    Attachment: CAMP_OPEN_DAY_2017-2-1.pdf

    More details:

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    Join Membership Forum - Extend the Hand of Service!

    All Lions are invited to attend this innovative, dynamic, fun filled, informative Membership Forum. Come along, contribute your ideas, learn new techniques and strategies to increase membership in YOUR club!

    Attachment: Membership Forum Save the Date2.pdf

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    Comedy For a Cause - Wantirna Lions

    Comedy For A Cause presents a showcase of some of the best comedians from the Sydney and Melbourne International Comedy Festival in support of Wantirna Lions Club.

    Date: Saturday 7 October, 2017
    Doors: 7pm
    Showtime: 8pm
    Conclusion: 10:15pm (approx)
    Tickets: $35

    Drinks available at discounted prices (wine, beer, cider and mixed spirits) from 7.00pm.

    Tickets are not allocated – so first in best dressed.


    Venue: Bayswater Citizens Centre – 790 Mountain Highway, Bayswater (Cnr Mountain Hwy and Scoresby Rd)

    Contact Details:
    Mat Wakefield: 0421 244 288

    Attachment: Event Advert Wantirna Lions Comedy night.docx

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    Charity Golf Day @ Kingston Heath!

    Welcome to the running of the 42nd Lions Moorabbin Annual Charity Golf Day.
    We are delighted to announce our 2017 event will be played at the prestigious Kingston Heath Golf Club on Tuesday 28 November. We will have an AM field and a PM field and the event will be singles stableford. We will have the usual activities such as NTP’s, longest drive, straightest drive, a raffle, auctions, winning prizes.

    We will be assisted in the management of this year’s event by GOLFSelect. Key aspects of GOLFSelect’s involvement is the setting up of a specific website to handle player registrations and payments, and the provision of a mobile scoring system on the day showing a live leaderboard after you play each hole. You can see a sample of this scoring system by clicking here.

    Funds raised at this year’s charity golf day will go toward specific Lion’s Project throughout 2018. Lions Moorabbin is proud to say that every single cent raised from our charity golf day goes back to the community.

    We would like to add that this is a very special event for our Club, as it occurs in the Centenary Year of Lions International serving the community in Australia.
    We look forward to receiving your entry in the event.

    Attachment: Event Advert Moorabbin Lions Golf Day.pdf

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    The Roti Night organised by the Lions of Lyndhurst – Come ‘Roti’ with us

    It is our pleasure to invite everyone to attend the Roti Night organised by the Lions of Lyndhurst and District Club on 15 September 2017.

    All proceeds from the event will be donated to Rainbows for the Children of Australia. The said Charity was founded in 1985 and functions as a grief support harm prevention charity that assists those facing a significant loss or painful transition in their lives. Peer-support programs facilitated by trained adults provide children and adults in emotional pain a path to process their loss whilst allowing them to build trust in another. The charity also focuses on harm prevention and addresses a variety of areas such as depression, family break-down and suicide prevention.

    Do take the time to attend our event, it would be great to see you there!

    Thank you
    Udeshika Gunasekera

    Attachment: Event Advert Roti Night Lions of Lyndhurst.docx

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    Licola - Over 50's Getaway

    "If we were meant to stay in one place we’d have roots rather than feet."

    Over 50s Getaway!

    We’ve come across an incredible opportunity at Licola! Through a grant available from the Wellington Shire council we have potential funding for up to 15 people from the Wellington Shire to come to our getaway – totally for FREE! This is a case of first in best dressed.

    The getaway includes transport to and from Heyfield, all meals, activities and accommodation for the week. This years program runs from the 30th October to the 3rd November (Mon – Fri).

    If all 15 participants come from one club, ideal! If a few small groups from several clubs, not an issue. We’re taking all expressions of interest. The only requirement is a commitment to the program for us to take to the council. If members of your club don’t seem overly excited, perhaps your book club, swimming club, cars club might be interested!

    The phones are available right now for you to call us (03) 5148 8791 or email

    Over 50s Getaway

    For everybody outside the Wellington Shire we would love to hear from you, it’s an incredible program at a very reasonable price ($330 per person). Includes transport to and from Melbourne.

    Attachment: Licola Corner Over 50s.pdf

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  • Meet the Future of Lions!

    Learn how Lions and Leos are bringing service into the 21st century with our new Global Service Framework in the video link below.

    With expanded service opportunities designed to meet emerging humanitarian needs, the service framework will help us achieve our LCI Forward goal of serving 200 million people per year by 2021!

    Our new service framework focuses our efforts on five service areas: Vision, Hunger, the Environment, Pediatric Cancer and Diabetes.

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    Nunawading Lions hosting International Womans Day Dinner

    Nunawading Lions are holding a dinner on International Women’s Day 8th March, for 100 women. We hope to raise funds for women and children suffering from family violence.

    6.30pm for a 7pm start.

    Natalie’s Restaurant
    Quality Hotel Manor, 669 Maroondah Hwy. Mitcham.

    Tickets $55 pp. Booking enquiries :

    Please refer to the attached Invitation for more details and to make your booking.

    Attachment: IWD invitation.pdf

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    Tatura Lions hosting TatFest

    Tatura Lions are running the inaugural Festival of Tatura (TatFest) at Mactier Park, Tatura. TatFest is a day of food, fun, competitions, and entertainment for all the family. It celebrates the vibrant people and community, and the produce of Tatura.

    There will be Zorb balls, face painting, pirate ship jumping castle, sumo wrestling, abseiling, petting zoo, train rides, a model train demonstration, and fairy floss for the young and young at heart. Hit the target with a giant water pistol with the CFA and push and scream with the SES. Be entertained by buskers all day and vote for your winning busker. Buy paintings from the local State School by silent auction and marvel at the 1 minute videos, entitled “why I love Tatura”, produced by locals young and old.

    Don’t know what a zorb ball is? Look at the photo and come along and try your hand at rolling them from inside – I can ensure you that they are great fun.

    Plenty of meals, wine, beer, cider, and soft drinks available all day. The wine is from a local winery and you can buy a glass or a bottle. Meals will display the cultural foods of some of the ethnic communities of the region. Thirty stalls offering a wide range of goods – even the Lions BBQ with some special offerings.

    Entry is free.

    The busker competition is sponsored by the Tatura Hotel. The whole event is being sponsored by the City of Greater Shepparton, Tatura Milk, and Shepparton News, each with gold sponsorship. Tatura Milk is a business of Bega Cheese – the company that have just bought vegemite.

    We would be delighted to have you come and help us to promote Lions, or come and help us with a range of tasks through the day.

    Come to TatFest – you will have a ball.

    Follow us on our Facebook page below to see the great publicity that we are getting, email us on, or contact Malcolm Campbell 0429 683 775.

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    District 201V5 Centennial Dinner Dance

    The Grand on Princes, 2251 Princes Hwy Mulgrave Vic 3170

    Saturday May 27th 2017 7.00 p.m. until midnight

    Black Tie Event

    Live Music from Band ‘Next Generation’

    $60 per head for a 3 course dinner with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks

    Tickets available through Kumar Swaminathan or 0415 428 178 or Chester Allan on 0407 857 862

    Attachment: Centenary Dinner Flyer.pdf

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    Peace Poster - Judging of District 201V5 Finalists

    District Governor Brian Buchanan cordially invites you to the District 201V5 judging of District Finalists in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest 2016-2017.

    DATE: Saturday 26th November 2016
    TIME: 10.00am – 1pm
    VENUE: Box Hill Lions Hall, 1230 Riversdale Road Box Hill South

    Judging Panel: DG Brian Buchanan, Artist Susan Gustafson, Lion Rod Moss, Leo Keran Swaminathan.

    Please RSVP to District LIPPC Chairman Georgina Kambouris by 20th November 2016
    Mobile: 0419 578 089

    Attachment: District 201V5 LIPPC 2016-2017 District Judging Invitation 1.pdf

  • Food Hampers for Christmas

    We are asking for non-perishable goods to be collected by all of our Lions clubs in our district. From everything collected we will organise Christmas Food Hampers for families in need. So that families can have a great meal together.

    Maybe you could contact business stores and places in your area. Perhaps each club member could just collect something from home and put it together from the club.

    We are after items such as;- cans of soup, bottles of jam, vegemite, sugar, salt, paper, can of vegetables, soft drinks, pasta, packet meals, cans of fruit, chocolates, oil, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, laundry detergent and cleaning products, etc.

    We need donations by 27th of November 2016

    Food Items can be delivered to 8b/9 Futura Road Keysborough, Vic 3173.

    Contact District Chairmen’s Ruwan Paul on 0406 254 868 and Lidia Paul on 0423 469 569, 0414 873 868 or email before delivery.

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    Sandringham Lions Celebrates 50 Years!

    Wow, what a night we had celebrating our 50th Charter Anniversary recently. A crowd of over 100 people including 3 young families enjoyed good food, wine, fellowship and great memories together with new plans for the future; it was so great to bring our community into our club.

    Celebrating the Past and Building for the Future, our theme for this, our 50th year, and I believe we truly did both those last night. Congratulations again to our Charter and current member Bill Adams OAM; 50 years of service to Lions and the community, a fantastic achievement. A few of our club achievements are 123,000 Christmas Cakes sold, 75,000 snags cooked, disbursed more than $2.5million and touched the lives of close to 120,000 people.

    In the photo above, DG Brian Buchanan and International Director Tony Benbow celebrate Bill Adams OAM 50 years and the Clubs 50 Years.

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    CAMP RECHARGE FUNDRAISER TRIVIA NIGHT - Saturday 22nd October 2016

    The Lions Clubs of Park Orchards, Forest Hill, Box Hill, South Vermont
    and Vermont invite you to a Trivial Pursuit Fundraiser in support of the
    inaugural Interchange Inner East and Outer East Special Needs Family

    Camp, “CAMP RECHARGE” to be held at Licola in November 2016.

    Come along and make a table of 10 and have a fun night

    When: Saturday 22nd October 2016
    Where: Ferntree Gully Bowling Club Inc Glenfern Rd, Ferntree Gully
    What time: 7:00 pm for 7.30 start

    $25 per head. Drinks at bar prices

    RSVP: John Anderson: 9803 0065

    Attachment: Flyer Camp Recharge Trivia Night 22 Oct 2015 copy.pdf

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    Food Hampers for Father’s Day

    We are asking for non-perishable goods to be collected by all of our Lions clubs in our district. From everything collected we will organise Father's Day hampers on September 4th, 2016, special for families in need. So that families can have a great meal together.

    Maybe you could contact business stores and places in your area. Perhaps each club member could just collect something from home and put it together from the club.

    We are after items such as;- cans of soup, bottles of jam, vegemite, sugar, salt, paper, can of vegetables, soft drinks, pasta, packet meals, cans of fruit, chocolates, oil, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, laundry detergent and cleaning products, etc.

    We need donations by Sunday 27th of August 2016

    Food Items can be delivered to 8b/9 Futura Road Keysborough, Vic 3173.

    Contact District Chairmen’s Ruwan Paul on 0406 254 868 and Lidia Paul on 0423 469 569, 0414 873 868 or email before delivery.

    Attachment: Father's Day Hampers flyer 2016-2.pdf

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    Australian Lions Foundation – Bushfire Appeal

    The Australian Lions Foundation is supporting local Lions Clubs in bushfire affected communities in their relief efforts.

    Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria have all had significant fires impacting many communities…. The most recent in Western Australia where the whole township of Yarloop was devastated with the loss of town buildings, 120 homes and properties and the loss of two lives. Lions on the ground have been assisting in all areas but more help is needed now to support those impacted to resettle and get their lives going again.

    To date, with the assistance of Clubs, the Australian Lions Foundation has provided grants totalling $600,000 to all areas impacted but with the recent Yarloop fires more support will be required. Donations received from Clubs to support this ongoing appeal have raised $333,000.

    As Clubs will be starting back after the Christmas and New Year break, we ask that you consider some support for those impacted by these disasters. Funds will be needed more and more to help those who are now recovering from the devastation of the fires and it is always Lions that are there on the front line to help those communities in need.

    Clubs wishing to support this appeal can forward cheques through the Cabinet Treasurer in the normal way.

    (Donations to this appeal do not qualify for ALF Awards)

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    Victorian Government Power Outages campaign

    The Victorian State Government is seeking to ensure all Victorians are aware of the possibility of power outages during summer weather conditions and what they can do to prepare.

    As a result of the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, increased safety measures have been introduced through the Government's Powerline Bushfire Safety Program requiring electricity businesses to modify their powerline safety settings on Total Fire Ban and Code Red days to reduce the risk of bushfires.

    This may result in more power failures and a delay in restoring power if a fault occurs. In response, we promote 'Your Guide to Power Outages'. Please take a couple of minutes to read the guide, it only takes a few simple things to be prepared for a power outage.

    Attachment: 2015 Power Outage 8 Panel DL.pdf

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  • District 201V5 Member Training Dates 2015-16

    Personal Development - 14/15 November - Box Hill Lions Clubrooms

    New Member Program - 28th November - Guides Hall, Noble Park

    Zone Chairman Meeting - 5th December - Whittlesea Bowls Club

    Media Training - 12th December - Bendigo Bank East Ringwood

    New Member Program - 6th February, 2016 - Chittick Park Community Place, Seymour Aquatic Centre

    Website Training Program - 13th February, 2016 - Seymour Room, Seymour Aquatic Centre Seymour

    Website Training Program - 20th February, 2016 - Box Hill Lions Clubrooms

    Media Training - 2nd April 2016 - Bendigo Bank East Ringwood

    Personal Development - 9th April - Box Hill Lions Clubrooms

    My LCI Training Program - tbc

    Website Training Program - 23rd April 2016 - Bendigo Bank East Ringwood

    Guiding Lion Program - tbc – will be conducted at a country location

    Club Development Training-for Rural Lions (formerly Incoming Officer Training) - 1st May, 2016 - Tatura Primary School

    Club Development Training- for Metro Lions - 8th May, 2016 - East Doncaster Secondary College

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    Our Centenary Program - Your club's chance to get on board!

    Dear Lions,

    Have you heard about Lions Australia’s 100 years, 100 stories of service program to celebrate our LCI centenary? Or perhaps you’ve heard about it but don’t quite understand how it works?

    In a nutshell the campaign centres on 100 Lions clubs each providing $1000 in Grants (through their activities fund), which will provide ‘seed funding’ for 100 projects in the club’s local community.

    Community groups will be invited to bid for each Club’s grant, with the club selecting their top three. Our media partner will then select the final winner and report on these ‘100 stories of service’ using their vast print and digital media resources.

    We’re sure you’ll agree that this is certainly a one in one hundred years opportunity to celebrate and shine a light on your club’s work, while identifying and supporting worthwhile community projects.

    Like to know more? Lions Executive Officer Rob Oerlemans has recorded a short presentation which explains the campaign in more detail.....

    You may also like to visit our website link below.

    Ready to get on-board? All your club need initially do is agree to provide grant funding for a project in your local community, and notify your DG Ann Eldridge before 30 November 2015.

    Still have questions? Contact your DG in the first instance or email

    Attachment: 78sZNLin_Ek

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    Judging of District Finalists in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest.

    The Lions International Peace Poster Contest 2015-2016 is well underway in our District. Judging of District finalists has been planned for Saturday 21st November 2015. Please find attached invitation - hope you will be able to join us on this occasion.

    Attachment: District 201v5 LIPPC 2015-2016 judging Invitations doc.pdf

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    Lions Centennial Celebration Update

    Fellow Lions,

    The Centennial Celebration is bringing Lions around the world together to celebrate our 100th anniversary. Here are three great ways that you and your club can join the celebration this year and throughout the Centennial Celebration:

    * Lead through Service by hosting at least one Centennial Service Challenge project in each of our service areas of youth, vision, hunger and the environment. Be sure to report your Centennial projects on MyLCI to earn a banner patch for each year that your club participates.

    * Invite for Impact by setting a club goal of inviting at least 3 new members to join your club. You and your club can earn limited-edition awards in the Centennial Celebration Membership Awards for inviting new members and helping to sponsor a new club.

    * Connect with Community by planning a Centennial Community Legacy Project. Celebrate 100 years of Lions by identifying a special project that will make a lasting impact in your community. Look forward to receiving more information about developing your own Legacy Project.

    Download the Centennial Celebration Flyer and share it with your club today!

    Let’s work together to make the Centennial Celebration a big success!

    Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada
    International President

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    Fabulous Fords Car Show - Supporting ALVIF - 22nd November

    This fantastic car show will be held at the Whittlesea Showgrounds (Melways 246/H7) on Sunday the 22nd November 2015.

    Public entry from 10am – Adults $10, kids under 12 free
    Live music, food and refreshments and trade vendors on site.

    The purpose of the show is to raise finances for the Australian Lions Visual
    Independence Foundation (ALVIF). This is an Australian not for profit charity whose aim it is to: “bring happiness to the blind and low visioned Australians through the use of assistive or adaptive technology”

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    Food Hampers for Father’s Day

    Let’s make Father’s day – Sunday the 6th of September, special for families in need.

    We are asking for non-perishable goods to be collected by all of our Lions Clubs in our District. From everything collected we will have a working bee to put the hampers together and in partnership with one of our expert community groups in the Dandenong area we will organise distribution.

    Maybe you could contact business stores and places in your area. Perhaps each Club member could just collect something from home and put it together from the Club.

    Start collecting items such as:- cans of soup, bottles of jam, vegemite, sugar, salt, pepper, can of vegetables, soft drinks, pasta, packet meals, cans of fruit, chocolates, oil, etc.….

    Act fast, as we need the donations by Sunday the 30th of August 2015.

    Food Items can be delivered to 8b/9 Futura Road Keysborough, Vic 3173. Contact District Chairman Ruwan Paul on 0405 439 278 and Lidia Paul on 0423 469 569 or email before delivery .

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    Heathmont Lions celebrate 44 years

    HEATHMONT Lions Club Immediate Past President; Geoff Secker thanked the community of Heathmont for its continued support for its work to provide local, national and international humanitarian efforts.

    Geoff was acknowledging the ongoing work of the Lions Club as part of their 44 year’s history. Heathmont Lions have been serving the local community since 1971 and during that period the members have contributed to the growth and betterment of the local Heathmont community as well as contributed to wider National and International causes.

    Incoming President; Leanne Jarchow also commended the community for its recent support of the Club to provide much needed cash to assist the Nepal Earthquake victims. Leanne said that the proceeds from the gate at the Club’s Farmers Market at Great Ryrie Primary School earlier in May was a great example of the community working with Lions to make a difference at an International level. With donations received the Club was able to contribute to the great work undertaken by Lions Clubs International and local Lions on the ground in Nepal.

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    Lions Centennial Service Challenge

    For nearly 100 years, Lions have changed lives in their communities and around the world. In celebration of our Centennial in 2017, Lions everywhere are being challenged to serve 100 million people. You’re invited to join the celebration by helping us reach our goal.

    Your club can earn special Centennial recognition by hosting a service project that benefits:

    - Youth
    - Vision
    - Hunger
    - Environment.

    Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this historic event—start planning your next Centennial Service Challenge event today!

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    YOTY District Final

    AT the V5 District Final of Youth of the Year Quest we saw Bronwyn Kealy win our District Final and go onto the State Final which was held at Ballarat on Saturday, 11th April, 2015. Bronwyn went on to win the Public Speaking segment of the State Final.

    Bronwyn is 17 years old and attends Eltham College, she was sponsored by the Lions Club of Warrandyte.

    Youth of the Year is a great opportunity for your Club to associate itself with local secondary schools and meet with their students.

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    Start of a new Leo Club

    CONGRATULATIONS to the Lions Club of Wheelers Hill for beginning the new Leo Club of Wheelers Hill.

    Our Second Vice District Governor Brian Buchanan did an excellent job in inducting these young people into the Leo’s program.

    Remember, our young people of today are our leaders of the future.

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    District Peace Poster finalists on display at NAB Southland & Doncaster branches

    Check out the 201V5 District Peace Poster finalists at selected NAB branches:

    NAB, Doncaster Shopping Centre from Monday 24th November to Saturday 29th November 2014

    NAB Southland Shopping Centre, 1st - 8th December .

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    Wantirna Club receives Aston Community Award

    Lions Club of Wantirna was recently recognised for its contribution to the community by being a finalist in the Community Group section of the 2014 Aston Community Awards.

    Lion Siva Sivagnanam also received an award in the Senior Volunteer Section.

    Pictured L-R: Siva Sivagnanam, Alan Tudge MP, Federal Member for
    Aston, Paul Garvey Club Secretary.

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    Slit-lamp Upgrade for the Australian College of Optometry

    Some months ago the Emergency Department of the Austin Hospital in Heidelberg donated a very expensive piece of equipment (a slit-lamp used in intense eye examination) to Lions for an upgrade and reinstatement to a worthy recipient.

    The Vermont Lions Club through Lion Damien Ziebell took up the challenge and financed the $2,500 upgrade to LED lamps.

    On Monday evening the 22nd September Dr Jamie Hendrie of the Austin handed the completed slit-lamp over to Ms Genevieve Napper of the Australian College of Optometry who provides low cost eye-care services to eligible Victorians through clinics in the Melbourne metropolitan area and in particular Aboriginal Services in rural Victoria run by a network of private optometrists.

    Congratulations to the Vermont Club and Lion Damien for completing the project.

    Pictured is Genevieve Nappere, Damien Ziebell and Dr Jamie Hendrie.

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    New LCIF Video Released

    See how your support of LCIF delivers on the needs of people around the globe.

    One of the most important ways that Lions make a difference in their communities and the world is through Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), the official charitable organisation of Lions Clubs International.

    With funding from LCIF, Lions carry out large-scale humanitarian projects in their community. Every dollar donated to the Foundation goes directly toward a grant, as administrative costs are paid by interest on investments. Lions’ support of the
    Foundation is critical, as donations from Lions provide the majority of LCIF’s revenue.

    Since LCIF began in 1968, it has awarded more than 10,268 grants totaling more than US$729 million. Together, Lions and LCIF are making a difference for millions of people. “We Serve” better together.

    LCIF grants go toward Lions sight services, disaster relief, health initiatives and more. Support LCIF and make a difference.

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  • Licola Open Day on November 1st.

    At this stage we intend to run a bus trip to and from Licola, but this will depend on how many Lions and friends would like to come. Costs will depend on the numbers but we would expect it to be $50.00 or less.

    Please do not leave it to the last minute to book, as quite a bit of forward planning is necessary to arrange the bus. As a matter some urgency please let Ian Bjorkman know if you are interested

  • The August issue of the ANZI Forum 2014 Newsletter

    Learn the latest news on the ANZI Forum 2014 in Adelaide. Download it by clicking on the following link.

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    A Final Message from DG Chandra Mangalore

    Dear Fellow Lions Family Members:

    The year that was – Usha and I have thoroughly enjoyed our year. Looking back now, I wonder how I accomplished so many Lions tasks and became a grandparent as well!

    As District Governor I had unparalleled fabulous guidance and assistance from all Cabinet Officers and Lions in the District 201V5. Usha and I thank all of you for making the job a pleasure when it could have been more onerous.

    I will be working with Incoming 2014-2015 District Governor Alan Fluck and District Officers to fulfil the tasks which I have failed to accomplish, the formation of a few more new Clubs. I shall try to form a Korean Club with help of Carnegie Lions and GMT Team.

    Usha and I thank you all for the wonderful year we had and the part in which you have played – our memories of this wonderful experience will linger for many years to come.

    DG Chandra

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    Seymour Goulburn Lion Carol Smith awarded Citizen of the Year

    When Seymour’s Carol Smith heard former president John F. Kennedy speak when she was growing up in the United States, it changed her whole perspective on life.

    His famous quote: ‘‘Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country’’ spurred a decision to volunteer her spare time for the community.

    Mrs Smith’s dedication has been recognised when she was awarded the Mitchell Shire Citizen of the Year award at the 2014 Australia Day ceremony in Kilmore.

    ‘‘I’m very honoured for the recognition and I appreciate all the work the Lions do in the community,’’ she said.

    Mrs Smith said volunteering gave her a great sense of satisfaction and allowed her to give something back to the community.

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    DG Chandra's Update - So much done, so much to do – with enthusiasm…

    Dear Fellow Lions Family Members, well it is the same every year, we find ourselves busy with the wind-up to Christmas and then we blink and it’s finished! So, with Christmas and NewYear holidays behind us now, I’m hopeful that all our Lion families had wonderfully happy, memory-making celebrations. Usha and I certainly enjoyed company of our family members, especially our two month old granddaughter, Indigo. Although Indigo’s participation wasn’t very much this year, we are looking forward to her eating the wrapping next year and getting to know Father Christmas!

    We note that many Lions worked hard selling our Christmas cakes/puddings and distributing Christmas hampers to the needy, again bringing Christmas cheer to them.My best wishes to all to have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014. In Chinese astrology it will be the Year of the Horse – people born in the Year of the Horse know how to work hard and party hard – this is a good omen for us all.

    I must thank all Cabinet Officers for their contribution to the District and Lions in general, however, in particular I thank Lorna for her contribution as Treasurer for the first six months of this Lion year. However, Lorna has recognised that she doesn’t have enough time to devote to the tasks involved, so reluctantly I have accepted her resignation. It is to my great delight Lin Byron agreed to be Cabinet Treasurer for the rest of this year ending 30th June 2013.

    We had a fantastic Convention at Marysville. I cannot thank enough the Convention Organising Committee who has worked very hard to put on a grand show. International visitors appreciated the fellowship and hospitality shown by us and were very impressed with our various projects. I must thank PDG Phil and Lorna who accompanied the visitors and looked after them.

    Our Peace Poster Chairman, Rod Moss as usual did a good job. I thank him for his dedication and hard work.

    All of my Club visits have been very enjoyable – I now only have 14 Clubs remaining (to be visited). Usha and I are delighted to meet somany wonderful Lions who are friendly, hard-working and do a tremendous amount of community service. The public is not aware of the scope of services we do and it is worrying matter how to rectify this situation. I am open to any suggestions.

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    Licola Update

    It's been a busy and productive year at Licola, and I’d like to thank each and every one of you who have been involved in any way in this great Lions project. Your “time, labour and means” has been very much in the spirit of Lionism, and has been very much appreciated. We hope that 2014 is a great new year for us all.

    To our staff at Licola, thank you for your dedication to Licola’s ideals, we could not achieve what we do without you. The condition of the camp is the best it’s ever been, and the quality and professionalism of programs is well known and reflected in the continued repeat bookings from year to year.

    The completion of Houses 15 and 16 is imminent, and it will prove to be well worth the considerable time and effort that a number of people have put in over a long period of time. It will be a brilliant resource for our special needs campers for many years to come.

    Dates for Special Needs Adventure Camps 2014

    District 201 N4 Special Needs Camp: Saturday 12th to Thursday 17th April.
    District 201 V6 Special Needs Camp: Tuesday 22nd to Sunday 27th April.
    District 201 V3 Special Needs Camp (Up to 18 years of age): Mon 12th – Wed 14th May.

    All information can be found – Lions drop down menu – Lions Sponsored Camps.

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    Peace Poster Competition Winners Announced!

    The District Winner this year was Max Freeman, Age 13 years from Brighton Grammar. Max was sponsored by the Lions Club of Sandringham and presented with the District Plaque at the final end-of-the-year school assembly on Wednesday 11th December.

    The National Winner this year was Sophie age 12, sponsored by the Lions club of Casterton, District 201V2. The Highly Recommended poster was by Samantha age 13, sponsored by the Lions club of Booragoon, District 201W2.

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