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WELLINGTON Lions Club

District 201N4, New South Wales, Australia

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    Catombal Clearing Sale

    Saturday the 1st of December saw the sale of an icon, Catombal Pastoral Co. a massive clearing sale was hosted by Pickles Auctions to sell all of the plant, machinery, vehicles, motorcycles and other equipment.

    The mercury raised to 43 degrees and despite the shade we felt every one of them.

    That being said it was a great day at Catombal and the crew set up the cool room, our tent and the caravan and got set to feed the hungry buyers.

    Hungry they were plenty of steaks, sausages, bacon and egg rolls and of course cold drinks were sold.

    The day was a successful one and the the takings was just short of $4000 so all in all it was a great success.

    A big thank you to all of our volunteers and the extra help from Geurie Lion and the Mens Shed.
    More details: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/set=a.456603391055447.94676.391397057576081&type=1


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    November Bulletin is Ready!

    September Bulletin is printed published and ready to ready!



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    Bunnings BBQ

    Another Bunnings BBQ done and dusted and a bunch on money in the bank, thank you to all of the Volunteers that keep making it possible.



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    Orange Lions Club Visit - Burglars Golf Day

    Well November sees the fruition of about 6 months of planning with Mick and the Orange Lions Club.

    From Friday the 16th of November to Sunday the 18th of November Wellington Lions Club hosted members of the Orange Lions Club, their visit was based at the Wellington Caves Caravan Park where they set up caravans, settled into motel rooms and took in all that the venue had to offer.

    Friday saw the first wave of visitors roll in and our club executive were on hand to meet them as they arrived. We all had a bit of a yarn and got to meet one another before we let them turn in for the night.

    Saturday saw the Orange club take the opportunity for a well deserved rest and an opportunity for those that wanted to take in some of the local sights before the two clubs combined for a get together at the Caves BBQ area which can be seen on this page. It was a fantastic night and I had the privilege of presenting a Monarch Award for 40 years of distinguished service by Lion John Brien, sincerely well done John for such an amazing achievement.

    Sunday saw the most keen of the clubs back up the following morning and dust off the golf clubs for a 9 hole social round at the Wellington Golf Club, the course was absolutely picturesque and in stunning condition.

    Well it turns our there was more than one burglar on the day and photos of the day can be seen on the next page.

    Thank you to the Orange Lions Club for taking the time to come and visit and planning is in its early staged for both clubs to converge on the Forbes Lions Club possibly in March to keep the fellowship and friendship alive and well!
    More details: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/set=a.441168849265568.91992.391397057576081&type=3


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    Orange Lions Club Visit - BBQ and Partners Night

    Well November sees the fruition of about 6 months of planning with Mick and the Orange Lions Club.

    From Friday the 16th of November to Sunday the 18th of November Wellington Lions Club hosted members of the Orange Lions Club, their visit was based at the Wellington Caves Caravan Park where they set up caravans, settled into motel rooms and took in all that the venue had to offer.

    Friday saw the first wave of visitors roll in and our club executive were on hand to meet them as they arrived. We all had a bit of a yarn and got to meet one another before we let them turn in for the night.

    Saturday saw the Orange club take the opportunity for a well deserved rest and an opportunity for those that wanted to take in some of the local sights before the two clubs combined for a get together at the Caves BBQ area which can be seen on this page. It was a fantastic night and I had the privilege of presenting a Monarch Award for 40 years of distinguished service by Lion John Brien, sincerely well done John for such an amazing achievement.

    Sunday saw the most keen of the clubs back up the following morning and dust off the golf clubs for a 9 hole social round at the Wellington Golf Club, the course was absolutely picturesque and in stunning condition.

    Well it turns our there was more than one burglar on the day and photos of the day can be seen on the next page.

    Thank you to the Orange Lions Club for taking the time to come and visit and planning is in its early staged for both clubs to converge on the Forbes Lions Club possibly in March to keep the fellowship and friendship alive and well!
    More details: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/set=a.441168849265568.91992.391397057576081&type=3


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    Orange Lions Club Visit - Social Gathering

    Well November sees the fruition of about 6 months of planning with Mick and the Orange Lions Club.

    From Friday the 16th of November to Sunday the 18th of November Wellington Lions Club hosted members of the Orange Lions Club, their visit was based at the Wellington Caves Caravan Park where they set up caravans, settled into motel rooms and took in all that the venue had to offer.

    Friday saw the first wave of visitors roll in and our club executive were on hand to meet them as they arrived. We all had a bit of a yarn and got to meet one another before we let them turn in for the night.

    Saturday saw the Orange club take the opportunity for a well deserved rest and an opportunity for those that wanted to take in some of the local sights before the two clubs combined for a get together at the Caves BBQ area which can be seen on this page. It was a fantastic night and I had the privilege of presenting a Monarch Award for 40 years of distinguished service by Lion John Brien, sincerely well done John for such an amazing achievement.

    Sunday saw the most keen of the clubs back up the following morning and dust off the golf clubs for a 9 hole social round at the Wellington Golf Club, the course was absolutely picturesque and in stunning condition.

    Well it turns our there was more than one burglar on the day and photos of the day can be seen on the next page.

    Thank you to the Orange Lions Club for taking the time to come and visit and planning is in its early staged for both clubs to converge on the Forbes Lions Club possibly in March to keep the fellowship and friendship alive and well!
    More details: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/set=a.441168849265568.91992.391397057576081&type=3


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    Landon Donovan Trivia Night Fundraiser

    Help Us Help Landon
    Many of us know the joy that having children brings to our lives. Parents will also know how much is involved in being a parent and how much you sacrifice, one Wellington family knows this all to well.

    Raelene Donovan, Raz as she is known to her friends, has 3 beautiful children Preston aged 6, Clayton aged 9 and Landon. Landon is now 2 and has had a rough start in his life, Landon was born with a number of medical complications, he suffers from chronic kidney failure, he is fed through a peg in his stomach and has had to have his urinary tract moved to allow him to urinate from his side.
    In addition to his chronic kidney failure Landon suffers from recurring crippling urinary tract infections, iron deficiency which requires regular iron injections, and a retractile testicle. Landon also suffered from a heart murmur at birth which has since resolved.
    Given the adversity Landon had had to endure has resulted in extensive costs and constant travel to be endured by the family. Given Landon’s various conditions he is required to wear 3 nappies as a result of how they have to be worn, on a normal day the family can use 15 nappies and they have to use Huggies due of the strength of adhesives.

    Landon will undergo a Kidney transplant in the next 6 months and his mother will be his donor, given the nature of the surgery mother Raelene will need to take time off work also adding the impact of the situation.
    Saturday November 10th 2012 the Wellington Lions Club hosted a trivia night at the Wellington Bowling Club to help raise funds for the family who are doing it hard at the moment, a great night was had be all who attended the trivia was challenging, and who would have thought throwing a gold coin next to a bottle of Vodka/Jim Beam would have been so difficult, hehe.

    Just short of $5000 was raised on the night which included a $500 donation from Wellington SES who stopped by to present the cheque on the night. WACHS have since given a donation to the fundraising appeal to the value of $500 and the club have also commenced a raffle at $5.00 per ticket in a monster prize draw where the winner will take all!

    The ,mega prize pack consists of a full size framed cricket bat signed by Andrew Symonds, A fantastic Wahu kids sports pack (consisting of a Wahu frizbee, cricket set, soccer set and a football), 10 Adult Tickets to Reading Cinema''s, A Contour brand GPS, A men''s JAG watch, a $100 Partylite voucher, $100 Bryants Butchery (Wellington) voucher, $5 Wellington Hotel meal voucher, 2 x 1.5kg Lions Christmas Cakes.

    One lucky winner will win it all and the raffle will be drawn Wednesday the 27th of March just in time for Easter! Winner will be notified by phone and in the Wellington Times.

    Thank you for those of you that have helped support this fantastic cause!
    More details: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/set=a.438719532843833.91502.391397057576081&type=3


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    2012 CWA Twilight Fair

    It was on again the smell of pollen was in the air mixed with the beautiful smell of cooking onions, bacon, sausage and steaks simmering away on the Lions BBQ hot plates.

    CWA hosted their annual Twilight Fair in Cameron Park which was well received by the community.

    There was a mass of local and visiting stall holders, a Jumping Castle for the kids, the PCYC were present selling delicious chocolate coated strawberries, and Melissa''s Cotton Candy were there whipping up snow cones, doughnuts, and the sugary favourite fairy floss.

    The crowd was entertained by a host of local country musical talents and supported by the crew at Binjang 91.5 FM our local community radio station.

    A great day was had by all in attendance and we look forward to returning next year for a great spring evening in the park.



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    Motorcycle Awareness Week - 2 Wheels to Wellington

    The roar and thump of motorcycles echoed through Nanima Crescent as many made the pilgrimage again for the 2 wheels to Wellington motorcycle awareness event held in the picturesque Cameron Park.

    Despite the bleak sky and the chance of rain there was a good turn out and an aray of beautiful 2 wheeled chariots lined the streets of Wellington yet again in an attempt to raise awareness for other road users of the risks to motorcycle riders when sharing the road way.

    There were a range of stall holders selling a range of different safety clothing, new bikes, and Dale from Robbo''''''''''''''''s in Dubbo was there selling a range of helmet mounted camera''''''''''''''''s to help catch the unforgettable memories that are created on 2 wheels.

    Again Wellington Lions and Rotary clubs combined to make the day a great success behind the hotplates with the order of the day seeming to be bacon and egg rolls which run off the shelf at a record rate.

    This is the second major event this year that Wellington Lions and Wellington Rotary have joined forces and it is a great testament to the two clubs how successfully and effortlessly they can work together to achieve a common goal.

    We look forward to the rumble and return of the riders to Wellington in 2013, stay upright and please keep an eye out for bikes on the road!



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    8th National Camper Trailer Group National Meet - Wellington 2012

    One of the biggest events and the biggest fundraisers this year was the Australian Camper Trailer Group National Meet that was held in Wellington from the October saw the fruition of a year of hard work in a joint venture between the Wellington Council, The Australian Camper Trailer Group and the Wellington Lions Club.

    In the lead up to the event there were a number of meetings in person and via phone between the club, the council and the organising committee to refine the finer details. It was a lengthy but very smooth process organising the numerous events and the logistics for such a large scale activity.

    On Friday the 28th of September the committee started to roll into Wellington with the first fleet of camper trailers, caravans and motor homes. As the committee set up camp they were greeted by members of the Wellington Lions Club and Sharon Toynton from the Wellington Council. Members of the Wellington Lions and the Camper Trailer Group organising committee sat together and kicked off the production of the 100''s of information and welcome bags for the happy campers. A fantastic and productive night was the perfect opportunity to forge lasting friendships.

    Saturday the 29th of September saw many of the visitors make the trip to Wellington and set up camp, the campsite started to take shape the fire buckets started to fill and the campers started to catch up on all the adventures since the last time they gathered. The weather looked like it may have taken a turn for the worst and it looked like there may have been a few heavy downpours of rain on the cards for the coming week. Luckily for all involved the weather would be on our side and would give us a week of beautiful sunny days.

    Sunday the 30th of September saw the Grand Opening of the event, in attendance was the Mayor Councillor Rod Buhr, Wellington Council Tourism Officer Sharon Toynton, Members of the Camper Trailer Group Committee, Members of the Wellington Lions Club, and of course the many members of the Camper Trailer Group.

    Mr Buhr along with, Ms Toynton and the Wellington Lions Club President formally welcomed the group to Wellington and encouraged the group to enjoy their visit and take in all the attractions and tourist services in the town, the welcoming committee thanked the group for choosing to to hold their event at Wellington.

    Councillor Buhr stated that he sincerely hoped that the group would take the time to provide honest advice in regards to the amenities and services available to Campers, Caravaner''s, and those that travel in Motor homes in Wellington, Councillor Buhr also took the opportunity to invite the organising committee meet with him during their stay to allow the council to discuss their feedback in depth.

    Wellington Lions Club President welcomed the visitors to Wellington and advised that the members of the Wellington Lions Club were thankful for the opportunity to host such a unique event with such a friendly group of people. He offered the hand of friendship and service to the visitors and advised the Wellington Lions Club would be on hand to help the group with anything that they needed during their stay.

    Monday and Tuesday saw the start of the information sessions, workshops, and the kids activities. Monday the happy campers were treated to an information session about solar, 12 volt and batteries, Ladies Craft and Chat, Kids Colour Sand Workshop, Cobb Workshop, LED Lighting Session. Monday ended with a wealth of knowledge being shared and with the kids having a great time working with colour sand.

    Tuesday saw the happy crowd treated to another day of educational sessions such as Inverters, Kids Biscuit Decorating Workshop, Camper Walkabout, and a dreampot workshop. So at the end of day two the crowd had sharpened their culinary and camping skills and had shared a number of colourful yarns around the fire!

    Wednesday the whatever saw the one of the highlights of the itinerary, Wellington Community Day, saw an action packed day planned with activities to satisfy all of our visitors.

    The day started with a breakfast cooked by the Wellington Lions Club that raised funds for the club to use with the local projects that the club is currently involved. Pictures can be seen on the next page. 100''s of hungry campers came through the doors.

    As the day went on a number of organised activities were held, including a regular demonstration by Phil Kirk from Kirk''s Reptiles that was organised by our club. This proved to be a massive hit with our visitors and the large collection of poisonous and non poisonous snakes were exhibited, Phil also gave a demonstration of how to administer first aid in the event of a snake bite.

    Many local stall holders set up for the day to sell both local products and local produce (page 23), there were stalls from the Wellington Men''s Shed, The Cupcake Shoppe, The Wellington Arboretum, Put the Kettle On, The Tomato Lady, Mick Stevens (Goat Soap Products), along with many others.

    Children were also catered for in addition to the regular snake presentations, there were two jumping castles that were lent by Colin Russell of the Real Hope Church, Colin has been an amazing support to our club and we are very thankful for his help.

    In addition to the jumping castles there was Face Painting and Plaster Painting that was organised by Maree Thomas who has also been an amazing support to our club this year and again we thank you Maree for your continued amazing work.

    The activities during the day were truly beautiful and all of our visitors had a fantastic time, a big thank you to our club and to the locals that got behind us and helped make the day such a success.

    Wednesday morning saw the Wellington Lions Club fire up the BBQ''s to feed the hungry campers. Some of the finest Bacon and Egg rolls were served and as you can see below the line went out the door as they poured in for their morning feed.

    As you can imagine, feeding 300 hungry campers there were plenty of tongs tapping and eggs flipping.

    Our visitors were in great spirits and full of energy (more than i can say for myself, fighting to keep my eyes open, haha).

    The amenities were brilliant and a massive thank you to the Wellington Turf Cub for allowing us to use their kitchen.

    It was a privilege making breakfast for such a great bunch of people.

    A great time was had and plenty of funds were raised to help the club support the worthwhile projects in our area.

    At the end of a fantastic community day there was one more event organised by our club for our visitors and that was the charity auction and concert. The BBQ fired up again to put on a feed for those of our visitors that wanted to have something to eat before the nights entertainment kicked off.

    The evening entertainment kicked off with the Wellington Town Swing Band having the crowd bopping along to a range of rat pack classics. The Swing band had the crowds toes tapping and singing along to the classics and put on a fantastic show for our visitors, a big thank you to the swing band for helping us make this such a great event.

    After a short break (and minus a band) Johnno Nicholson kicked off playing a range of classic tunes from the 60''s and 70''s which was a massive hit with the crowd, from renditions of Roy Orbison right through to an original tune written by Johhno there was something to please everyone.

    The charity auction kicked off with Rob Sanderson and Wellington''s own Farren Hotham put on a very entertaining show that had the crowd roaring with laughter and supporting this great event, a range of items both comical and practical were on offer and helped raised funds for the Wellington Lions Club, a big thank you to those that purchased items and an even bigger thank you to Farren for his assistance with the auction.

    Thank you also to Wellington Council, especially Sharon Toynton for her assistance and knowledge in the planning stages of the event, and the Wellington Lions Club need to acknowledge and thank Maree Thomas and Colin Russell for their tireless and invaluable assistance with the children''s events during the community day.

    Well, sadly after 12 months of hard work one of our biggest events, and definitely one of the highlights of our year came to a close, it was nothing short of a privilege to host such a fantastic group of visitors. All of our visitors had a fantastic time and were such a pleasure to deal with during the course of the whole event and we hope they enjoyed their time in Wellington as much as the town did hosting them. We wish all our visitors safe travels on all of their future journeys.
    More details: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/set=a.435626139819839.90865.391397057576081&type=3


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    September Bulletin Released

    September Bulletin is printed published and ready to ready!
    More details: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/set=a.448259811889805.93268.391397057576081&type=3


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    SPRINGFEST

    Springfest 2012 was a new initiative this year, it was a combined effort between a number of organisations to add an event to bring the community together to enjoy local primary produce and to enjoy the beautiful Wellington spring weather.

    Springfest was organised with a combined effort between the Wellington Lions Club, Wellington Rotary Club, Wellington Council, Central West Catchment Management Authority, Mid Macquarie Landcare, Wellington Men''s Shed, and Wellington PCYC.

    The day went beautifully with a large range of stall holders and a large volume of items in the Men''s Shed auction, there was plenty of activities for the young and the young at heart; there was jumping castles, sumo suits, face painting, and creative workshops.

    The auction was well received by the public and many people went away very happy with the bargain they had picked up on the day.

    The organising committee are proud to announce that the day raised just short of $7000 for the Wellington Men''s Shed which will go towards securing a permanent home for this great organisation.

    The committee are pleased to announce that Springfest will be back next year bigger and better and there are already plans to include an evening aspect to the event.
    More details: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/set=a.456591707723282.94675.391397057576081&type=1


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    2012 District Governors Official Visit

    Wellington Lions Club hosted District 201 N4 District Governor Lion Barbara Andrews for the 2012 District Governors Visit.

    Wellington Lions Club were supported by representatives from the following organizations; Wellington Police, Wellington PCYC, Wellington Rotary Club, Wellington CWA, Geurie Lions Club and Wellington Public School Principal Mr Denis Anderson.

    The evening was a great opportunity for fellowship between a number of service clubs and to hear the vision of the 2012 District Governor.

    During the evening a cheque was presented to Lion Donna Nicholson for $2553.10 which was the proceeds raised from the Trivia Night hosted by the Wellington Lions Club to assist her son Liam Nicholson attend a science camp in Jerusalem Israel.

    A number of Lions were also recognized for their long service with Lion with Monarch Chevron Awards, Lion Russell Nott (15 years) and Lion John Myers (30 years) were presented with their awards by District Governor Lion Barbara Andrews. Lions and guests also acknowledged the following Lions for their achievements who could not be present on the evening; Lion Ric Hiatt (30 years), Lion John Brien (40 years), Lion Keith Reinhard (45 years) and Lion Kevin Offner (50 years).

    Wellington Lions Club also welcomed 2 new members Lion Donna Nicholson and Lion Megan De Val were inducted as the newest members of our great club!

    A great night was had by all, the venue and the menu were exceptional as was the company.



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    Rural and Remote Autism Network - Broken Hill to Wellington Walk Celebration

    After 18 long days, over 800 kilometers and the odd blister the Rural and Remote Network team have made the long trek all the way from Broken Hill to Wellington to raise awareness for families living with Autism with a special focus on families who reside in rural and remote communities.

    The team departed from Broken Hill on Wednesday the 18th of July and have made their way through Wilcannia, Cobar, Nyngan, Trangie, Narromine, Dubbo and Geurie in their path to Wellington.

    The team expect to have raised $10,000 for the Rural and Remote Autism Network and most importantly have raised awareness of Autism and the impacts on families in so many communities and to many individuals along their long journey.

    Mrs Aimy Thorne, giving her speech at Cameron Park on arrival at Wellington stated the primary objective of the event was to gain publicity and to promote the need for improved services and support for families living with Autism especially those living in remote areas and with limited support networks.

    Peter Perry from Geurie Lions Club and Duncan Chapman from the Wellington Lions Club sold merchandise on the day, another way Lions have supported the RAAN team in their amazing achievement.
    More details: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/set=a.404391469609973.83480.391397057576081&type=1


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    August Bulletin has been printed!

    The second installment of the Wellington Lions Den is now printed and available, copies will be distributed to members at the District Governors Visit on Monday night.
    More details: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/set=a.405905956125191.83950.391397057576081&type=1


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    Liam Nicholson Trivia Night

    Saturday the 4th of August the Lions Club of Wellington hosted a Trivia Night at the Grand Hotel to raise money for Liam Nicholson to assist with the travel costs of his attendance at the Asian Science Camp in Jerusalem Israel.

    The night was attended by over 100 keen trivia buffs who were treated to a unique evening of trivia, games and various bonus activities.

    The night started with a knowledge test of various flags of the world, and was followed by some warm up trivia.

    Bonus questions were added between rounds and added a bit of lateral thinking to the rounds.

    In addition to the trivia there were a number of activities to earn the teams bonus points, the first game had the teams attempting to stack 3 golf balls on top of each other for 3 seconds, there were a few that managed to get 2, but no team managed to get the full point bonus for that round.

    More trivia followed and gradually increased in difficulty as the night progressed, then the teams were tested with a piece of spaghetti and had to pick up penne pasta with the spaghetti in their mouths and not using their hands, the crowd had a lot of laughs and some of the teams managed to collect the bonus points.

    The amazing work of the Lions volunteers saw dinner prepared and served to the masses, good Wellington sausages and beautiful warm pumpkin soup was served to the hungry trivia goers.

    The night progressed with more trivia and laughs as the next activity tested the teams ability to drive while dazed and confused with a number of teams picking up the bonus points.

    Next the teams lungs were tested in a game where they had to blow 15 paper cups off a table in 60 seconds using only the air from a balloon they had to blow up, again there were a ton of laughs and a few teams managed to collect the points and surprisingly there were a few teams that fell only 1 cup short of collecting the points.

    After a bit more challenging trivia and a few lateral thinking questions the next activity was ''''Bite the Bickie'''' where teams had to nominate a representative to try and move an Oreo biscuit from their foreheads to their mouths with out using their hands and without the biscuit hitting the floor.

    A lot of laughs were had as a number of faces and expressions were used trying to get the elusive biscuit into their mouths, needless to say a few Oreo''''s took the long plunge and hit the floor. There were a few successes however and some bonus points were added to the teams who managed to successfully Bite the Bickie!

    Throughout the night there were draws conducted for a number of prizes that were donated by some amazing local businesses including The Wellington Council, The Cactus Cafe, The Wellington Jewellers, Lang''''s Butchery, The Grand Hotel and a number of others.

    A major draw was conducted later in the night and the major prize was a full HD digital video and still camera.

    There was also an auction of a fantastic piece of artwork that was donated for the evening which was a portrait of Heath Ledger in his role as the Joker in The Dark Night.

    Wellington High School also gave a donation towards the evening and presented Liam with a cheque for $135 which was humbly received by Liam with great thanks.

    After a great night of trivia, entertainment, games the amazing crowd went home happy with many of the participants stating the night was the best Trivia Night they had ever attended which was a testament to the amazing work of the Lions Club, the Lions Members and the Lions Volunteers including the amazing work of Mrs Donna Nicholson.

    A big thank you to all that attended and assisted on the evening for making the night such a great success, the night raised just short of $2700 which will cover Liam''''s travel expenses and assist in his pursuit of his passion for science.

    Again thank you to all for making it such a great success and congratulations again Liam from the Wellington Lions Club on your amazing achievement.
    More details: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/set=a.404388052943648.83479.391397057576081&type=1


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    Rural and Remote Autism Network - Geurie Concert

    The Rural and Remote Autism Network - Geurie Concert was held last night at the Geurie Memorial Town Hall and hosted a lineup of amazing local talent including Barry Dickerson, Johnno and the Cruisers, Maggie May and a number of other local talents.

    Funds raised on the evening benefited the Rural and Remote Autism Network who are almost home after walking all the way from Broken Hill to Geurie.

    Their walk will conclude at Cameron Park in Wellington at approximately 1pm on Saturday the 04/08/2012.
    More details: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/set=a.403478866367900.83281.391397057576081&type=1


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    Return of the Wellington Lions Club Bulletin!

    After a long absence the Wellington Lions Club now have a new full color Bulletin in production.

    The Lions Den will be released monthly, the first edition, July 2012 is back from the printers and will be distributed at the Business Meeting 23/07/2012.
    More details: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/set=a.398959170153203.81987.391397057576081&type=1


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    Macquarie Valley Mobility Fund - Friday the 13th Trivia Night

    Macquarie Valley Mobility Fund
    Friday the 13th Trivia Night

    Dubbo Macquarie Lions Club hosted a trivia night to benefit the Macquarie Valley Mobility Fund. 70 people attended and had a fantastic time raising money for the great cause.

    Macquarie Valley Mobility Fund Chairman Lion Peter Perry thanked those that were in attendance for their contribution and gave gave an informative description of how the fund operates and described those that had been helped by this great cause.

    Pictures can be found on the Wellington Lions Club Facebook page;

    http://www.facebook.com/wellolionsclub
    More details: http://www.facebook.com/wellolionsclub


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    Wellington Times - Change Over

    New President for Lions
    FARREN HOTHAM

    Duncan Chapman has become the young new face as president of Wellington Lions creating a generational change at the club.
    The 32 year old corrective services employee rose to the job after one year with the service organisation.

    "I am confident we can have a bigger membership base and I have strong confidence in my board as we head for a big year" he told fellow Lions Club members at a changeover dinner attended by the Member for Parkes Mark Coulton.

    Outgoing president Val Smith thanked members for their ongoing work.

    "I wish Duncan and his board the very best and hope they continue the good work Wellington Lions have done in the community for the last 50 years" she said.

    Mayor Anne Jones commended the local club for its service recognising the Australian sector of Lions had been awarded world status.

    "Australian Barry Palmer has been installed as the international president next year. You have received the recognition of the hard work you so richly deserve" Ms Jones said.

    The mayor has also become the Zone 8 chairperson, the area now includes Wellington.


    More details: http://www.wellingtontimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/new-president-for-lions/2620602.aspx


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    Fellowship at the Forbes Lions Club Change Over

    Forbes Lions Club
    2012 Change Over

    A great night was had by all at the 2012 Forbes Lions Club Change Over dinner. Thank you to the Forbes club for inviting us to celebrate your incoming board for 2012/2013.


    More details: http://www.facebook.com/wellolionsclub/photos


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    A Great Night at the Dubbo Macquarie Change Over

    Dubbo Macquarie Lions Club
    2012 Change Over

    A group of Wellington Lions attended the Dubbo Macquarie Change Over dinner at the Jacaranda Room at the Dubbo RSL club.

    We had the privilege of witnessing 2 inductees to the Melvin Jones Fellowship along with the incoming committee for the Dubbo Macquarie club for 2012/2012.


    More details: http://www.facebook.com/wellolionsclub/photos


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    2012 Change Over Dinner a Great Success!

    Wellington Lions Club
    2012 Change Over

    Wellington Change Over was held on the 07/07/2012 at the Wellington Soldier Memorial Club.

    A number of special guests were in attendance, the federal Member for Parkes Mr Mark Coulton and wife Robyn Coulton, District Governor Lion Barbara Andrews, Mayor and Zone 8 Chairperson Lion Anne Jones, Zone 9 Chairman Lion John O''Donnell and Past District Governor Lion Peter Perry.

    Representatives from the Geurie Lions Club, Trangie Lions Club, Wellington Rotary Club, Wellington CWA, Wellington Quota were also in attendance.


    Pictured above is Lion John Whitely and District Governor Lion Barbara Andrews going head to head in the Great Cotton Ball Challenge. Lion John Whitely was crowned the King of the Cotton Ball with Federal Member for Parkes coming a close second.

    It was a great night and im sure all who attended will attest the meal was tasty and the entertainment, laughs and fellowship was plentiful.

    John Whitely took the gold medal and the prize basket for the Great Cotton Ball challenge which is pictured over the page and Lion Paul from Geurie Lions Club took out the Paper Plane Engineer and Pilots competition.

    A special mention must go to the competitive efforts of MP Mark Coulton as he was runner up in both events.

    Thank you to all who attended and helped us celebrate the work of our outgoing committee and the future of our great club with our 2012/2012 incoming committee.


    More details: http://www.facebook.com/wellolionsclub/photos




District news

  • Membership

    Congratulations to Griffith Club on hosting a most enjoyable District Convention. I hope everyone had time to relax and spend time with friends and meeting new Lions. The end of the first half of the Lions year is fast approaching and clubs are getting back into the full swing of things before for the Christmas period.
    Since the last District Cabinet meeting, 1 have been very impressed with the clubs that have had increases in membership. Unfortunately members are still leaving through the back door. I would still like Secretaries to please give some feedback as to why members are leaving. Leaving in good standing, does it really give the reason why members are leaving?
    I have been pleased with the way clubs have taken on board, the idea of supporting our Lions Foundations. The great thing about supporting our Foundations is that Clubs can apply for assistance with projects they are planning to undertake. This has been demonstrated by the response from Australian Lions Foundation for funds to assist the Blue Mountains Bush fire Recovery program.
    Many thanks go to 2nd VDG Anne Perry , PDG Barbara Andrews and Lions Stan Pianko, who have been working tirelessly with the Disaster Recovery Team in the Blue Mountains. Thanks to Anne Jones for helping me out with a membership inquiry.
    As your membership Co-ordinator, membership continues to be an ongoing issue. Unfortunately, our District membership as at the end of January 2014 had dropped to 1089, but as of the middle of November we are standing at 1107. Thanks for the clubs who are taking notice of where their clubs are going. I strongly encourage ail clubs to participate in the CEP (Club Excellent Program).1f Clubs have not already done so I suggest they look into the "Just Ask" program. Our International President Joe Preston believes and I also believe that Clubs would benefit greatly from these two programs and these could assist with recruiting new members.
    Bob Smith



  • DG Report to Cabinet

    Fellow Cabinet Officers, Since our last Cabinet Meeting Marilyn and I have
    visited most of the 26 clubs that I had left to visit. By the time of the Cabinet
    Meeting I will only have 3 clubs left to visit. It is very interesting to see how
    many varied and different projects are being undertaken by the various clubs.
    As I have been visiting each club I have been asking them to consider taking on
    some of my goals, such as the Youth Projects, ie; Youth of the Year, Youth
    Leadership Quest, Peace Poster and Leos. I am proud to report that I was able to present the new Leo Club of Cowra with it's Charter on 8th November 2014.
    My thanks to Peter Perry for all his hard work as I honestly think our future lies
    in our youth, if we can get our youth interested I think our great organisation
    has a good future.
    I have also been asking clubs to consider more inter club visits and also to try
    and get their members to attend Conventions. I have already seen that this is
    happening and it can only mean a more healthy District. I have also asked clubs
    to share community projects with other organisations when possible to
    increase harmony and friendship in the community. This has also been
    happening which I think is great.
    I have also been asking clubs to consider our Foundations when distributing
    their donations, as without these donations the Foundations will struggle to
    survive. (After looking after their own Communities first.)
    I am proud to report that our District has had a positive increase in
    Membership for the last quarter, please keep up the good work.
    Yours in Lions
    Ian



  • Improving health worldwide

    Being a Lion means caring about our communities and about the well-being of others. Lions want to help people have better lives, and Lions Clubs Foundation (LCIF) supports that compassionate work. Through vision screenings, service projects and community involvement, Lions and LCIF are making positive contributions every day.

    LCIF works to fight diseases worldwide. In West Africa, we are providing support to those affected by Ebola, focusing primarily on food programs for vulnerable communities. An even more contagious and deadly disease is measles. Measles kills 330 children each day, and may create lasting health issues for those who survive. There is a global need for vaccination efforts to fight this disease. Lions and LCIF continue to work tirelessly with our partners to bring vaccination campaigns to the areas of the world where they are most needed. In October, Lions in Tanzania were key social mobilization partners in a GAVI-supported MR campaign that vaccinated some 21 million children between 9 months to 14 years against measles and rubella. Your donation supports Lions as they make sure that children have access to life-saving vaccines.

    Thank you for your support and your dedication to improving health worldwide!

    Sincerely,

    Barry J. Palmer
    Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation





  • DISTRICT 201N4 CONVENTION 2014 ELECTION RESULTS

    District Governor 2015‐2016:  Lion Anthony J (Tony) Smith (Cowra Lions Club)  First Vice District Governor 2015‐2016:  Lion Roger A Thomas (Bathurst Macquarie Lions  Club)  Second Vice District Governor 2015‐2016:  Lion Annemarie (Anne) Jones (Geurie Lions  Club)  Director, Lions Clubs NSW‐ACT Save Sight & Health Care Limited calendar years 2015‐ 2017: PDG Robert A (Bob) Smith (Wagga Wagga South Lions Club)  Host  Club  District  201N4  Convention  2016:  No  nominations  were  received.  Clubs  interested in hosting the 2016 Convention, or jointly hosting the 2016 Convention with one  or more neighbouring Clubs, should contact DG Ian Warren as soon as possible.  DISTRICT 201N4 CONVENTION 2014 NOTICES OF MOTION RESULTS  PNM #1: That the District 201N4 Convention approves the adoption of the project “When  there is a will it’s your way” as a category project for a period of three (3) years expiring on  30 June 2017. CARRIED  NM #1: That the District 201N4 Convention request that Lions Australia compile and  publish a list of the relevant Commonwealth and State Government requirements for the  running of a not‐for‐profit organisation and also that this list be printed and posted to all  Club Secretaries at the start of each financial year. LOST  Late NM #2: That the District 201N4 By‐Laws be amended by the insertion of a sub‐clause  that commencing in 2016, District 201N4 Conventions shall be held no later than 31st  October. CARRIED  Late NM #3: That funds currently held by District 201N4 in the Jean Colvin Cancer Centre  Fund be transferred to the Lillier Lodge Refurbishment Fund. CARRIED



  • Australian Taxation Office


    To assist non-profit organisations better understand and manage their obligations and safeguard their reputation, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have developed a self­ governance checklist. This checklist will help you to identify, access, and avoid material tax and super risks and help your organisation maintain high standards ofcompliance.
    The Self-governance checklist for non-profit organisations helps you review your organisation's status as a non-profit organisation and also encourages you to review your organisation's tax obligations.
    Refer to enclosed A TO guidefor Self-governance for non-profit organisations and checklist.
    NSW Office of Fair Trading
    The NSW Office of Fair Trading administers the Associations Incorporation Act, 2009.
    Under the Associations Incorporation Act, 2009, associations are classified as either Tier 1 or Tier 2 associations depending on their annual gross financial receipts and current assets.
    Tier 2 associations are the smaller associations whose gross receipts are less than $250,000 and current assets are less than $500,000. At each AGM of a Tier 2 association, the committee must submit the association's financial statements for the previous financial year to the members and within one month of the AGM, or no later than 7 months after the end of the financial year, the association must lodge a summary of the association's financial affairs (Form A12) together with the prescribed fee. This information can all be found on the web page http://www.tairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/Cooperatives and aSSOciations/Running an associ ation.page?#Financial reporting.
    There is no requirement under the Associations Incorporation Act, 2009, for Tier 2 associations to have their financial statements audited each year.
    NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing
    The NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing administers the Charitable Fundraising Act, 1991, and issues the Authority to Fundraise.
    Section 24(1) of the Charitable Fundraising Act, 1991, requires associations to have their financial statements audited each year. However, if fundraising income is less than $50,000 per annum, an association may apply to the Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing for approval to engage a person to conduct the audit who has no formal accounting training provided they possesses other suitable qualifications and experience, including experience and expertise in the field of commercial or government finance and sound accounting knowledge and experience. The person engaged to conduct the audit cannot be a member of the association or a near relative of a member of the association.
    The Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing normally only requires associations to provide a copy
    of their audited financial statements for the most recent financial year when the association
    applies initially for an Authority to Fundraise, or when applying for renewal of their
    Authority to Fundraise, or if called upon to do so at other times. An Authority to Fundraise is
    normally issued initially for 2 years and then every 5 years after that and the expiry date is
    shown on the authority document. The Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing sends a renewal
    notice to the association's last registered address approximately 3 months prior to the
    expiry date of their Authority to Fundraise. They do not send follow up reminder notices.

    The Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing web address to do with Charitable Fundraising is
    http://www.olgr.nsw.gov.au/charitable home.asp which has links that will take you to all
    the information above, and more.

    The status of an association's Authority to Fundraise can be checked online by going to the
    webpage https:/!www.licence.nsw.gov.au/LicenceCheck/:
    Column 1-select 'Charitable fundraising.
    Column 2 - enter the Club's name (or part of the name), licence/authority number (if
    known), and postcode.
    Column 3 - click on the 'I Agree' button.
    If the association has ever held an Authority to Fundraise, a page will come up that shows
    the Organisation's Name, Charitable Fundraising Number, Start and End Dates of the
    Authority to Fundraise, and the Registered Address.

    The four attached Fact Sheets concern the annual audit, the Auditors qualifications and the
    Authority to Fundraise. Other Charitable Fundraising Fact Sheets can also be downloaded by
    clicking on the links on the Office of Liquor, Gaming &Racing webpage
    http://www.olgr.nsw.gov.au/charitable fund publications.asp.

    NSW Food Authority
    and
    The NSW Food Authority and NSW Government recognise the valuable work charities,
    Food Authority Helpline on
    1300552406,



  • Lions Hearing Dogs Incorporated

    President & Members
    Lions Clubs in District 201N4

    Greetings Members,

    Lions Hearing Dogs Incorporated

    My name is Robert Strempel and I have been appointed as District Chairman for Lions Hearing Dogs.
    It is my main aim to continue the excellent work carried out by my predecessor, the late PDG Vic Grosse and ask Clubs to continue their support and consider Lions Hearing Dogs when they are making decisions regarding their annual disbursement of funds.

    I currently have a small supply of Lions Hearing Dogs Incorporated 2015 Calendars. They sell for $10.00 and all funds raised go back to the Lions Hearing Dogs Training Centre in Verdun, SA. These calendars are quite eye catching and would make a suitable Christmas present or Thank you gift.
    I plan to have these Calendars on display at our District Convention in Griffith from 31st October to 2nd November 2014.

    In the meantime if your Club would like these Calendars you can obtain them from me by phoning me on either 6953-4883 (Home), 0419 486 561 ( Mobile) or email : HYPERLINK "mailto:strobert@bigpond.com" strobert@bigpond.com .

    Look forward to hearing from you

    Yours in Lionism



    Robert Strempel JP
    Chairman
    District 201N4Lions Hearing Dogs Inc.



  • Charter a new club.

    Dear District Governor,



    The year is underway, and I am confident that we will accomplish great things and leave a strong and lasting mark on our association. The most important step you can take right now is to charter a new club. Our research clearly shows that a majority of districts that charter at least one new club experience positive net growth for the year. New clubs are critical to expanding service and strengthening your district.



    When you charter a club, you'll also earn special recognition in the Lions Pride Award program:

    Every district governor that charters a new club will receive a one-of-a-kind Lions Pride pin and at least one paw.
    Charter a club in your district and your photograph will be posted on the Lions Pride Award website to recognize your achievement!


    Work with your DG team and GMT/GLT district coordinators to charter a new club today. Remember, chartering new clubs is the one area that allows you to personally control the growth inside your district.



    You can also strengthen your district by encouraging clubs to develop a plan for club success. The new Blueprint for a Stronger Club and the Club Excellence Process (CEP) can get your clubs on track for success this year and beyond. Be sure to promote these great resources on your next club visit.




  • Zhaotong Earthquake in China makes thousands of people homeless

    August 2014



    Dear District Governor,

    On Sunday 3rd August, a terrible tragedy occurred. A large earthquake struck the Yunnan Province of China. Authorities estimate that nearly 600 people have lost their lives from the Zhaotong earthquake, with an additional 2,800 people injured across several counties. Even more people are missing. It is estimated that more than 25,500 homes were completely destroyed, with an even higher number of houses damaged.
     
    Lions Clubs International Foundation ( HYPERLINK "http://www.mmsend47.com/link.cfm?r=1581328173&sid=48143934&m=5744987&u=LIONSPROD&j=20795753&s=http://www.lcif.org/EN/index.php?utm_source=RealMagnet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=6306%20LCIF%20China%20Earthquake%20August%202014%20-%20EN" \t "_blank" LCIF ) immediately awarded a US$250,000 Major Catastrophe Grant with money from the disaster relief fund, allowing Lions in affected areas to immediately begin providing assistance. These funds will help meet immediate needs by providing food, water, medicine, blankets and other necessities as quickly as possible. The funds will also support long-term reconstruction and recovery.
     
    With approximately 21,000 Lions members in China, many of our fellow Lions have been directly impacted by this disaster. We must help them as they provide relief and assistance to their affected communities. Your donation to the LCI/LCIF Disaster Relief Fund will enable much needed assistance to be continued to help those in distress. Every dollar and cent donated goes to people in need.

    Send your cheque in Australian Dollars to your District Cabinet Treasurer. Your donation marked as such is eligible to go towards a Melvin Jones Fellowship or Progressive Melvin Jones Fellowship.

    The news pictures from the affected region are graphic. The Lions Family are providing comfort and support to their communities with the help of Lions around the world. 

    On behalf of the Lions of China and their communities thank you for your help..
     
    Yours Sincerely,
     
    Nigel Jeny

    Nigel Jeny




  • Get Ready for International Literacy Day

    Serving ChildrenSeptember 8 is International Literacy Day, and we encourage Lions everywhere to plan Reading Action Program projects to help promote literacy and education around the world. Volunteer to read stories to children at a local library. Donate books to a women and children's shelter. Organize a vision screening to help people receive the care they need to see and read better.

    Visit the Reading Action Program page for more project ideas and resources!




  • Create Your Blueprint for a Stronger Club


    The most effective Lions clubs regularly identify ways to expand their humanitarian service impact, develop leaders, and meet club members' needs and expectations. Now your club can discover new ways to bring value to the community and to club members by developing a blueprint for success.

    The new Blueprint for a Stronger Club provides links to tools and helpful tips for putting your plan into action. Submit your Blueprint goals and your club will receive a special Presidential Certificate to recognize your commitment. Download the Blueprint for a Stronger Club guide today!




  • Serving Children in Need


    Helping children to grow up healthy can have a major impact on their future. The following Lions programs focus on serving children:

    The Reading Action Program teaches children to read.
    Lions Services for Children Symposium Program (for districts and multiple districts) promotes children's health and education services.
    Lions Children First Program (for clubs) provides resources for serving children.
    Lions-UNICEF School-in-a-Box donations help schools disrupted by disasters.
    Recreational camps give kids with diabetes, physical disabilities and other special needs the opportunity to have fun.



  • Engaging Our Youth


    Engaging Our YouthThe Centennial Service Challenge kicks off with this month's Global Service Action Campaign, Engaging Our Youth. Help us reach our goal of serving 100 million people by December 2017! Young people are the future of Lions, and inviting them to organize and lead service activities can teach them valuable life skills. Reach out to children in need through literacy programs, vision screenings, feeding projects and other fun activities.

    Visit the Engaging Our Youth page for more project ideas, and don't forget to report your activities using MyLCI.




  • 50th Anniversary for Alice Springs Lions

    Hi to all Cab Secs

    Would you please help our club out by sending out our invitation to your members just in case some of our ex members would like to come.

    Everyone else is welcome too

    Thank you so much for your help.

    Yours in Lionism.

    Mignon

    Secretary of the Alice Springs Club




  • Chairperson of Lions Clubs International Foundation,

    This past year has been an amazing one. As Chairperson of Lions Clubs International Foundation, I had the honor of visiting some of your LCIF grant projects around the world. And, I saw that you are changing many lives. The world is a better place because of your efforts to make a difference. I would like to share with you some accomplishments in each of LCIF's service areas, written below.

    Without you, there would be more children at risk for bullying in schools; more people would lose their vision due to diseases like trachoma; more children would die each year from measles; and there would be less support for people in need following disasters. Together, we can continue meeting needs around the world.

    Thank you for your support of our Foundation.

    Sincerely,

    Wayne A. Madden
    Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation



  • Strengthen the Pride has one purpose

    Dear District Governor,







    I want to thank you for your hard work at the DGE seminar in Toronto. My theme of Strengthen the Pride has one purpose – to make each district and every club stronger. And no one plays a greater role in strengthening the pride than you.







    Leading a district takes dedication, vision and leadership, but it also requires teamwork. Work with your district team to achieve your goals. Engage your GMT and GLT to maximize your membership growth and leadership development. And let me know how I can help you...when we work together, we can achieve greatness.







    Remember, you are the men and women responsible for leading and supporting your districts. You are the leaders your members will turn to for inspiration and guidance. You are the Lions who will ensure that our motto, "We serve," continues to bring help and hope to those who need us most.







    I am confident that we will accomplish great things this year and make a lasting impression on our association. Together, we can strengthen the pride!

    The Lions Pride Award is an exclusive rewards program designed just for you! Here's how you can earn recognition in Period 1:

    Meet your membership goals and earn a one-of-a-kind Lions Pride Pin and up to 2 attachable "paws"
    Membership goals are based on your district's 5-year membership average
    Period 1 runs from July 1 to October 31, 2014
    Visit the Lions Pride Award website for more details on how you can earn your one-of-a-kind pin so you can show your Lions Pride to the world!

    Ask One!

    One of our most important goals this year is to strengthen our membership. The best way to achieve membership growth in your district is to promote the Ask One campaign. If each Lion asked one person to join their club, imagine the impact it would have on membership growth in your district and the amount of service you can provide.



    On your club visits, encourage all Lions to invite one friend, one neighbor or one family member to join. There's no easier way to grow your district, and you can earn Lions Pride recognition when you do. Click the Ask1 image to learn more!







  • Wayne A. Madden thanks you for your support of our Foundation.

    This past year has been an amazing one. As Chairperson of Lions Clubs International Foundation, I had the honor of visiting some of your LCIF grant projects around the world. And, I saw that you are changing many lives. The world is a better place because of your efforts to make a difference. I would like to share with you some accomplishments in each of LCIF's service areas, written below.

    Without you, there would be more children at risk for bullying in schools; more people would lose their vision due to diseases like trachoma; more children would die each year from measles; and there would be less support for people in need following disasters. Together, we can continue meeting needs around the world.

    Thank you for your support of our Foundation.

    Sincerely,

    Wayne A. Madden
    Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation



  • District 201N4 Convention to be held in Griffith commencing on 31st October

    The website with information on the District 201N4 Convention to be held in Griffith commencing on 31st October has been updated. The link is http://www.griffithlionsclub.org.au/convention.html .

    More details: http://www.griffithlionsclub.org.au/convention.html


  • Advanced Lions Leadership Institute for the Lions of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia & The Islands of the South Pacific Ocean

    Dear GLT District Coordinators:

    The next Advanced Lions Leadership Institute for the Lions of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia & The Islands of the South Pacific Ocean will be offered in Adelaide, Australia on August 26-28, 2014. We seek your assistance to help recruit qualified Lion participants for the institute. It is a valuable opportunity to build on skills that enhance the leadership qualities at the zone, region and district levels.

    This institute is targeted to Lions that have completed a successful term as club president, but have not yet attained the position of first vice district governor. Lions who are region and zone chairpersons, as well as second vice district governors are encouraged to apply to this institute. For details, see the application materials.

    Lions Clubs International will provide meals and lodging according to the dates and schedule of the institute. Additionally, LCI will make appropriate hotel reservations for each participant on a twin-share basis. Please note that a non-refundable participation fee of US$95.00 will be required to offset these costs for all institutes. This fee will be due no less than six weeks prior to the institute start date. Participants are responsible for all travel expenses to and from the designated venue inclusive to all relevant ground transportation charges.

    Please help us recruit qualified Lions for this institute by providing a copy of the application packet to Lions leaders in your district, including your district governor team and region and zone chairpersons, to remind them of this event. Please ask them to promote the institute and actively encourage qualified candidates to apply. The success of this institute depends on the participation of Lions leaders from across your constitutional area. More information is also available on the web site.

    We will be accepting 50 Lions, total. This institute will be conducted in English.

    Completed forms must be returned by: June 12, 2014

    PLEASE RETURN APPLICATIONS TO:
    Institutes & Seminars
    Lions Clubs International
    Fax: 630.706.9010
    E-mail: institutes@lionsclubs.org




  • Children with mobility-impairing

    A child’s first wobbly steps or first tentative bike ride are precious moments
    cherished by parents. But not every family experiences these delightful
    milestones. For scores of disabled children, they can merely watch while their
    siblings and neighbors enjoy the simple pleasures of childhood.
    The Lions Step In
    Lions in Australia recognized that many children with mobility-impairing [...]




  • Drug Awareness John & Carol Barlow:

    He asked that when he and Lion Carol are invited by
    Clubs to speak on Drug Awareness that the Clubs invite the other Service Clubs in the town
    to attend and make it a public meeting so the message can get to as many people as
    possible.





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