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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

  • May is Lions Recycle for Sight Month

    May is Lions Recycle for Sight Month
    Photo of eyeglass recycling boxNext month, Lions clubs around the world are encouraged to engage their communities through eyeglass collection projects. Getting involved is easy! Educate your community about the Recycle for Sight program by showing the 10-minute film, "New Glasses, New Life." Establish new collection locations at schools, places of worship, businesses, etc. Check your existing locations to make sure your collection containers are fresh, attractive and emptied on a regular basis.

    Visit the Recycle For Sight page for more information or to order supplies to begin or enhance your collection campaign. And don't forget to promote the need for usable reading glasses and sunglasses, as well.




  • Protecting our Environment Global Service Action Campaign project:

    Protecting Our Environment with Family and Friends
    photo of club performing environmental projectThis April, join Lions around the world and protect the environment. Planning an environmental project is a great opportunity to invite your family and friends to engage in hands-on service. Organize a community clean-up, plant a tree, or plan a recycling project to collect old eyeglasses, batteries or small electronics -- you decide based on the needs in your community.

    Use the following resources to plan and promote your Protecting our Environment Global Service Action Campaign project:

    The Call to Action Flyer and Planning Guide are great resources that will provide you with ideas to jumpstart your project.
    Visit the Family and Friends webpage for more information on this initiative.
    And remember to share your projects using MyLCI!




  • LCIF's Million Dollar Measles Challenge

    LCIF's Million Dollar Measles Challenge
    photo of a woman holding her young childWorld Immunization Week is April 24–30. In celebration, LCIF has launched a 30-day challenge to raise US$1 million for the One Shot, One Life: Lions Measles Initiative. Donations made for measles during the month of April 2014 will be matched 100% by the family of Abhey and Aruna Oswal, for a total of up to US$500,000.

    Visit www.lcif.org to learn how to make your contribution today! Donations to the Lions Measles Initiative are Melvin Jones Fellowship eligible (excluding funds provided by the match).




  • Get Rewarded for Growing Your Club!

    Together We Can Grow graphicThe new Together We Can Grow Contest rewards high-performing clubs for exceptional membership growth. One club in each district can win US$250 in LCI club supplies or a US$250 donation toward the club's next Melvin Jones Fellowship. Winning clubs will also receive a banner patch and special recognition from International President Barry Palmer and First International Vice President Joe Preston



  • Recycle for Sight program

    May is Lions Recycle for Sight Month
    Photo of eyeglass recycling boxNext month, Lions clubs around the world are encouraged to engage their communities through eyeglass collection projects. Getting involved is easy! Educate your community about the Recycle for Sight program by showing the 10-minute film, "New Glasses, New Life." Establish new collection locations at schools, places of worship, businesses, etc. Check your existing locations to make sure your collection containers are fresh, attractive and emptied on a regular basis.

    Visit the Recycle For Sight page for more information or to order supplies to begin or enhance your collection campaign. And don't forget to promote the need for usable reading glasses and sunglasses, as well.




  • Protecting our Environment Global Service Action Campaign project

    Protecting Our Environment with Family and Friends
    photo of club performing environmental projectThis April, join Lions around the world and protect the environment. Planning an environmental project is a great opportunity to invite your family and friends to engage in hands-on service. Organize a community clean-up, plant a tree, or plan a recycling project to collect old eyeglasses, batteries or small electronics -- you decide based on the needs in your community.

    Use the following resources to plan and promote your Protecting our Environment Global Service Action Campaign project:

    The Call to Action Flyer and Planning Guide are great resources that will provide you with ideas to jumpstart your project.
    Visit the Family and Friends webpage for more information on this initiative.
    And remember to share your projects using MyLCI!




  • Protecting our Environment Global Service Action Campaign project

    Protecting Our Environment with Family and Friends
    photo of club performing environmental projectThis April, join Lions around the world and protect the environment. Planning an environmental project is a great opportunity to invite your family and friends to engage in hands-on service. Organize a community clean-up, plant a tree, or plan a recycling project to collect old eyeglasses, batteries or small electronics -- you decide based on the needs in your community.

    Use the following resources to plan and promote your Protecting our Environment Global Service Action Campaign project:

    The Call to Action Flyer and Planning Guide are great resources that will provide you with ideas to jumpstart your project.
    Visit the Family and Friends webpage for more information on this initiative.
    And remember to share your projects using MyLCI!




  • Family and Friends Month in April 2014

    Get Rewarded for Growing Your Club!
    Together We Can Grow graphicThe new Together We Can Grow Contest rewards high-performing clubs for exceptional membership growth. One club in each district can win US$250 in LCI club supplies or a US$250 donation toward the club's next Melvin Jones Fellowship. Winning clubs will also receive a banner patch and special recognition from International President Barry Palmer and First International Vice President Joe Preston.

    Remember, Family and Friends Month in April is a great opportunity to recruit new members and grow your club. If you haven't planned your club event, do so today!

    The Together We Can Grow Contest is underway, so visit the contest page today for complete details and your chance to earn additional rewards for innovative recruiting!




  • Lions Clubs International Foundation

    When you make a donation to Lions Clubs International Foundation, you can be sure that your contribution is making a difference.

    LCIF Annual ReportWhen Ervin had to drop out of school in the Philippines due to a blinding eye disease, your support led to a SightFirst grant that adapted and equipped the school's classrooms to support children with visual impairments.

    Your support also helped Lions increase the effectiveness of measles vaccination campaigns in countries like Uganda, Zambia and Kenya where the disease is a deadly threat.

    When Superstorm Sandy ravaged the eastern United States, Caribbean and Canada, you provided immediate support for disaster relief efforts. You helped Lions provide displaced families with food, water, medicine and clothing.

    District 132 in Macedonia (FYROM) was able to host Lions Quest trainings with your support of LCIF. Now, 250 students can build positive life skills during the pilot year.

    Learn about these achievements and more in the Lions Clubs International Foundation Annual Report for fiscal year 2012-2013. Thank you for your support!



  • Million Dollar Measles Challenge

    Dear Lion,

    I have an exciting announcement to share with you: in celebration of this year's World Immunization Week from April 24-30, LCIF has launched a 30 day challenge to raise US$1 million for the One Shot, One Life: Lions Measles Initiative!

    Did you know that each year, more than one million children will not make it to their 5th birthday due to a vaccine-preventable disease? This includes measles and rubella, which can cause illness, disability, blindness and death. That is why we must act now – we can help these children through the One Shot, One Life: Lions Measles Initiative and through events like World Immunization Week.

    By accepting this challenge, you are helping us provide vaccinations to children in need and also helping to raise the awareness of just how important routine vaccinations are for global health. Together, I know we can meet this challenge.

    And, not only are we issuing this challenge, but we are also receiving a generous matching contribution from the family of Abhey and Past District Governor Aruna Oswal to help us reach US$1 million for measles. When you make a donation for measles during the month of April 2014, it will be matched on a 1:1 basis by the Oswal family, for a total of up to US$500,000! Every dollar that you donate is doubled until we meet our goal.

    You can learn more about the Million Dollar Measles Challenge online, as well as Lions' and LCIF's efforts to end measles, our partnership initiatives for measles and how to make a contribution.

    As a Lion, you can help save lives, spread knowledge and make the world a healthier place for children. You can make a difference.

    Sincerely,

    Wayne A. Madden
    Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation



  • Melvin Jones Fellows

    Saturday, 15 March 2014
    Good morning Lions,
    The time is fast approaching when we as Lions think of honouring our fellow Lions and
    members of our communities for their humanitarian work by naming them as Melvin Jones Fellows.
    As you are no doubt aware all Melvin Jones Fellowship plaques, pins etc. presented in Australia
    are, and have been, over the past seven years, shipped ex Melbourne. This arrangement has
    resulted in the timely delivery of the recognition for presentation.
    Later this year we shall see the first Australian Lion elevated to the office of President of Lions
    Clubs International complete his term at the International Convention in Toronto, Canada.
    Many of us will be attending that Convention to celebrate with International President, Lion
    Barry J Palm er AM and his lovely wife, Lion Anne, the completion of his successful term as the
    leader of our organisation.
    I am sure that many Clubs will be having their annual changeover of office bearers in time to
    enable members to attend the Convention in Toronto. As this is often the time when awards
    and recognitions are presented may I request that you advise Clubs in your Districts that
    applications for Melvin Jones Fellowships received after May 15th 2014 will not be shipped until
    after July zs" 2014.
    Yours in Lionism
    PDGGeorge H Barnard DAM
    Melvin Jones Fellowship Coordinator
    WE CARE.



  • International Women’s Day

    Lions Clubs International observes International Women’s Day, a time to call for the end of violence and trafficking against women and girls, and for the promotion of education, development and opportunity. We are also pleased to report the continuing growth of women at Lions, increasing to 33% of all new members this year, up from 31% last fiscal year. Now nearly 26% of all members overall, and growing.
    Lions, take the opportunity to focus your service on women and young girls in your community this month:
    Organize a Reading Action Program activity that encourages mothers to read to their children.
    Volunteer at or help support a local women and children’s shelter by donating clothes, toys and books.
    Invite women to join your Lions club, and plan family-friendly service projects that encourages them to get their kids involved, too.
    For Family and Friends Month in April, consider screening “Girl Rising,” a groundbreaking film that tells the extraordinary stories of nine young girls around the world, and focuses on the power of education to change the world.
    Make every day International Women’s Day! Think globally, act locally and make a difference.
    - See more at: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2014/03/08/today-is-international-womens-day/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=LionsBlog#sthash.Z8hsUUoO.dpuf



  • Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation awards

    Dear Lions and Lioness Club,

    At this time of year as we all near the end of another

    successful Lions year, it is time to consider the distribution of funds raised during the last

    12 months.

    The Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation offers a range of different

    awards, we would ask that you consider recognising either one of your dedicated Lion

    members, a member of your local community or an organisation in your community that

    deserves recognition

    Enclosed with this letter are details of Neil Williams memorial Awards, ALCCRF Fellowship

    and the prestigious Barry J Palmer Fellowship

    We would thank you sincerely for considering this either this year or at some time in the

    future

    In Lion Service



  • Together We Can Grow Contest

    Want to be rewarded for growing your club? The Together We Can Grow contest rewards high-performing clubs for exceptional membership growth. Building a strong club takes teamwork and leadership. Your club can do even more when the current and incoming club presidents work together this year to increase club membership. Check out what you can earn for your efforts!

    Win your choice of $250 MJF Donation or $250 in club suppliesHere’s what your club needs to achieve to win:

    Be the top club in your district with the largest net membership gain (by percentage) between January 1 and July 31, 2014.
    Your club must have at least a 10% membership growth and a five (5) member net gain during the contest period. See complete contests rules below.



  • Youth Exchange

    All District 201N4 Clubs & Cabinet Officers
    If you or you club rare interested in hosting a Lions Youth Exchange Student, please contact District 201N4 Youth Exchange Chairperson, Lion Dianne Smith, (Home) 02 6931 3072, (Mobile) 0488 603 915, (Email) smithdmr@live.com.au .




  • District Convention Griffith Lions Club Inc

    The Griffith Lions Club Inc will be holding the District Convention from Friday 31st October to Sunday 2nd November 2014



    We have included a page on our web site for the Convention which will include updated information as it comes to hand.



    The web address is www.griffithlionsclub.org.au

    Please book your accommodation early as there is a week long Veteran’s Golf Week on the same weekend which attracts veteran golfers from all over NSW and Vic.



    A list of accommodation can be found on the Griffith Visitor’s Information Centre website –

    http://www.griffith.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/visit/page.asp?p=DOC-GFZ-81-75-46


    More details: www.griffithlionsclub.org.au


  • 2013-14 Peace Poster Contest Winner

    Congratulations to Tongbram Mahesh Singh, a 12-year-old boy from India and the
    grand prize winner of this year's Lions International Peace Poster Contest. His
    poster was chosen among over 100 entries from all over the world for beautifully
    depicting the theme "Our World, Our Future." He was sponsored by the Moirang
    Lions Club.




  • Meet the 2013-14 Essay Contest Winner

    Congratulations to the winner of the 2013-14 Lions International Essay Contest: Ashish Karki, age 12, from Nepal. He was sponsored by the Lions Club of Kathmandu Ramechhap. Below is an excerpt from his winning essay for this year’s theme, “Our World, Our Future”: - See more at:
    More details: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2014/02/20/meet-the-2013-14-essay-contest-winner/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=LionsBlog#sthash.HHOFNCxx.dpuf


  • Dear Lions, It is with an extremely heavy heart that I report tragic news out of India.

    Dear Lions, It is with an extremely heavy heart that I report tragic news out of India. Over the week-end, Lions and family members from Sambalpur Lions Club – district 322 C2, were enjoying a picnic at the nearby Hirakud dam. While transiting back to shore, their boat capsized, resulting in the loss of many lives. Early reports indicate that as many as 15 Lions and 15 family members have drowned in this tragedy. I ask you to join me in prayer for those who lost their lives and their surviving family members, as well as all the Lions throughout India who are only now coming to grips with the reality of what has happened. I will post more information as it becomes available. Sincerely, Barry J. Palmer - See more at:
    More details: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2014/02/10/lions-mourn-friends-in-india/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=LionsBlog#sthash.nb5sAMC5.dpuf


  • 4th ANZI Forum for Constitutional Area 7.

    On January 31st & February 1st this year members of both Planning & Host Committees were delighted to welcome PID Ken Bird, the current liaison to the Board of LCI to Adelaide, for his visit to check progress of both groups as we work towards our tasks to deliver the best possible 4th ANZI Forum for Constitutional Area 7.

    I am pleased to report Ken was pleased with the current progress & we were privileged to listen to his very wise advice on matters still in the planning stages. He is delighted with the Hilton Hotel, its well structured layout & the ability for attendees to not only be accommodated in excellent rooms, but with ability to move from one breakout area to another for the various forum sessions with ease.

    “Early Bird” registration forms can be down loaded from website. Please note, any Lion registered for the Forum since Canberra, up to & at Tamworth in May, will be in the draw for Early Bird prizes which will be drawn at Tamworth.

    Now, as is the norm, Lions tend to register late in the day for Conventions etc. & for those who will not be attending Tamworth, there is still an opportunity to be in the major prize draw which will be conducted under JP supervision after June 30th this year which is the cut off date for inclusion in that prize draw.

    Of course, this does not mean that those wishing to attend ANZI, but not attending Tamworth, cannot forward registration forms direct to the Registrar before June 30th to be included in prize draw.
    More details: www.lionsclubs.org.au/anziforum


  • Lions World Lunch Relay on April 4th.


    Get ready to celebrate Family and Friends Month in April by taking part in the Lions World Lunch Relay on April 4th. It's a 24-hour international event that brings families and friends of Lions together in their local communities with families and friends of Lions around the world. It's a great opportunity to share how your club is making a difference in the community with the people you care about. There will be special contests for clubs that register to participate on April 4th!

    Join the Lions World Lunch Relay today—it's as easy as 1-2-3!
    Register your lunch event – Share the time and location for your lunch.
    Plan your lunch event – Choose a location and menu that's good for you.
    Celebrate your event – Take photos and share the fun through social media.
    Don't miss this special day of food, family and fun! Register your club today for the Lions World Lunch Relay!
    April Is Family and Friends Month
    Family and Friends Month in April is the perfect opportunity to introduce your club to potential new members.

    Did you know that women are the fastest growing group of members in LCI? Women now represent 25 percent of Lions club members worldwide, and more women are looking for an opportunity to serve.

    As you plan your Family and Friends Month event, I encourage you to invite men and women to get to know your club. Women can play an important role in expanding your membership and meeting the growing service challenges in your community.
    Protecting Our Environment
    Make your Family and Friends Month event an opportunity to serve by organizing an environmental service project for your family and friends. The LCI Protecting Our Environment campaign in April is a great opportunity for family and friends to make a difference in the community and feel the satisfaction of service.

    You can organize a community clean-up, plant a tree, or plan a recycling project to collect old eyeglasses, batteries or small electronics. Check out the environmental planning guide for great ideas to jumpstart your project, or visit the Protecting Our Environment Web page for more resources and information. Remember to share your projects through MyLCI!






  • To Club President and Lion Club Members


    I hope that all Clubs have had a great Australia Day celebration and if your club had any activity on this day I hope that it was a success.
    The purpose this memo is to advise you of the current membership numbers for this district (1092) well below the numbers that is required for our District (1250). Remember, it is not compulsory to attend all dinner meetings, if unable to attend meetings encourage members to be in club activities.
    To prevent the District going into "Transition" because of declined membership, I encourage each club to set a goal for new member recruitment and actively pursue this.
    Invite new members to be a part of a club which is helping the community and make your Club one that the community can be proud of. An opportune way to recruit new members is the Family and Friends Month activity being promoted for April. Please refer to the attachment for details.
    If clubs require any assistance in determining different ways to recruit new members, please, give me a call to assist in this process.
    DG Robert Smith, 201N4



  • Tamworth Convention

    Program
    More details: http://lionsclubs.org.au/conventions/tamworth-2014/


  • Cooee March 100 Year Anniversary 2015 Bronze Sculpture Project, aptly named, "Dollar for a Digger."

    The Lions Club of Gilgandra is pleased to announce their main fundraiser for 2013/2014 is the Cooee March 100 Year Anniversary 2015 Bronze Sculpture Project, aptly named, "Dollar for a Digger."

    We the members have combined with the local Council appointed committee to source funding for such a project. The sculpture envisaged is a life size bronze sc ulpture of the soldier "Coo-ee Call to Arms" .

    The price for such a sculpture is $70,000 plus GST and includes a very generous donation by the artist Brett Garling of $25,000 leaving a balance of

    $45,000 plus GST to raise.

    We respectfully ask that you may consider assisting us with this fundraising , Cheques are accepted or Direct deposit into our account:

    Name: Lions Club of Gilgandra Inc Bronze Statue BSB: 633108

    A ce: 1495 92 818

    Bendigo Bank Gilgandra

    For further enquiries please contact Doug Diggs on 02 6847 2203 or Kylie Moppett 02 681 78 703



  • Licola Camp April 2014. Contact Ross White 0260432252

    Lion Col Ryan informed the meeting that next year Licola Camp will be held on 12th 17 April
    2014. He advised that for the first time in the 20 years of his involvement with the camp, that
    that all the leaders and anyone else who helps at the camp will be required to have had a full
    Police Check. A Police Check for volunteers is free.



  • The following is the New Procedure for ordering New Member Induction Kits:





    Lions Clubs International have restricted the supply of New Member Kits to the National Office. This resulted from Clubs ordering/stockpiling kits to have on hand in case New Members were to be inducted. The kits distributed over the last 2 Years far outnumbered the number of New Members Inducted and as a result LCI stopped our supply until growth picked up significantly. Therefore, we have implemented new procedures around clubs ordering kits.



    When ordering a kit, clubs will need to notify the National Office of the actual number and proposed induction dates of new members requiring kits. Please advise these details at the time of ordering. Orders without this information will not be sent. Please email your requests to: clubsupplies@lions.org.au Please allow 7-10 working days for the processing of your order. In doing this we are asking that clubs only order on an as needs basis, not just in case, to enable all clubs to obtain kits when they have new members to induct.



    Should you have any old kits we can supply replacement Certificates. Due to the high cost in producing New Member Recruitment Kits, this allows for the utilisation of any old New Member Recruitment Kits.



    Please note that LCI will only provide us with kits based on actual growth from details extracted from the WMMR’s



    As soon as you have actual new members to induct please advise the actual number and proposed date and we will despatch as soon as possible.



    Kind Regards,



    Catherine Urwin

    Club Supplies Officer

    Lions Australia

    Ph: (02) 4940 8033

    E: clubsupplies@lions.org.au

    W: www.lionsclubs.org.au






  • Environmental Photo Contest


    The 2013-14 Environmental Photo Contest (EPC) is a wonderful opportunity for Lions from around the world to showcase the beauty of their natural environment. All multiple districts are encouraged to submit one photograph for the international contest that will be held during the 2014 International Convention in Toronto. Many of the EPC photos are featured in the annual LCI wall calendar. To learn more about the contest and to purchase the 2014 calendar, please visit the Environmental Photo Contest webpage.





  • Achieve Club Excellence

    The Club Excellence Process (CEP) is a fun, interactive process that brings members together to look at what your club is today and what it will be tomorrow. It gives you the tools to strengthen your service, improve club effectiveness and enhance your membership experience. CEP is the perfect resource for any club that wants to achieve excellence!
    More details: http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/member-center/membership-and-new-clubs/strengthen-membership/club-excellence-process/index.phputm_source=RealMagnet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=5603%20FORWARD%20President%20Palmer%20Club%20Oct2013%20EN


  • Lions Biggest BBQ April 2014

    Lions Biggest BBQ
    "Help save a child''s life"
    Why have the Lions ''Biggest BBQ''
    We believe every child has the right to a healthy life. Funds raised will be used to help achieve ALCCRF''s mission "to prevent kids with cancer dying by raising funds nationally and donating these funds to the best scientific and clinical childhood cancer research conducted right across Australia"
    What are we trying to achieve "Every child deserves a chance at a healthy life"
    We want to encourage as many Lions, Lioness, Leo Clubs and members of their local communities to attend and join in the festivities of the Lions Clubs "Biggest BBQ" during April, each year



  • Barry J Palmer Fellowship Award


    The Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation
    Is delighted to announce the release of the Barry J Palmer Fellowship
    The Barry J Palmer Fellow recognises outstanding support for Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation''s vision of 1001''0 survival for kids with cancer. A recipient of this fellowship will be recognised for being one of our ambassadors helping kids fulfil their right to a healthy life.
    International President 2013 -2014 Barry Palmer, of Berowra, NSW, Australia, was elected to serve as International President of
    The International Association of Lions Clubs at the association''s 96th International Convention, held in Hamburg, 2013. In 2009 Barry was instrumental in MD201''s national convention in Melbourne approving the establishment of ALCCRF. Barry was a founding trustee of ALCCRF and remains an enthusiastic supporter of the work ALCCRF undertakes to fund impactful world class research into childhood cancers.
    The beautiful timber used to mount this fellowship is Acacia melanoxylon, commonly known as the Australian Blackwood. The Acacia species is native in eastern Australia with this particular specimen coming from Tasmania. Tasmania is often referred to as the "Island of Inspiration", owing to its large and relatively unspoiled natural environment



  • Offer: Fundraising sausage sizzle at Bunnings stores throughout NSW

    To: All District 201N4 Clubs with a local Bunnings store

    Lions Clubs have been offered the opportunity to conduct a fundraising sausage sizzle at Bunnings stores throughout NSW on 1-2 March 2014 during Organ Donor Awareness Week.

    Please note that if your Club wishes to take up this opportunity they must contact the Activities Manager at their local Bunnings store and complete their application before the third week of October.

    If your Club does not wish to become involved please advise me immediately so that neighbouring Lions Clubs can be given the opportunity.




  • Third Cabinet Meeting on Sunday, 6th April 2014,

    Please be advised that the venue for the Third Cabinet Meeting on Sunday, 6th April 2014, has been changed from Condobolin to Parkes.

    The change has been brought about due to a clash of dates with the Condobolin Garden Festival. Accommodation is already very tight in Condobolin that weekend and none of the usual registered club venues are available for our meeting.

    The Parkes Visitor Information Centre advise that the only significant event they are aware of that weekend in the Parkes Shire is the ABBA Festival in Trundle on 4th-5th April.

    A meeting notice will be sent closer to the event, however I can advise the following:

    The meeting will be held at the Parkes Leagues Club, 194 Clarinda Street, commencing at 8:30 AM for 9:00 AM. The manager has waived their usual $110.00 meeting room hire fee and has quoted $3.00 per person for the morning tea.

    The headquarters motel will be the All Settlers Motor Inn, 20-24 Welcome Street Parkes, phone (02) 6862 2022. Room rates are $110 double or $100 single, less $5 discount for seniors and/or NRMA members.




  • 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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