Lion Frank Brown Memorial Community Service Award
Congratulations to Lion Trish Wilks for being awarding the Frank Brown Memorial Award for her services to education and youth at Lions Youth Haven
Lions helps with lighting at Pegasus Riding School
Lions Club of Belconnen with the assistance of a grant from the Australian Lions Foundation (ALF) assisted Pegasus Riding School for the Disabled by providing the funding to upgrade all the lighting at their facility to LED.
From the Pegasus Riding School newsletter
Let there be light
A massive thank you goes out to the Australian Lions Foundation LTD and the Lions Club of Canberra Belconnen for the fantastic new lighting in the indoor arena and in the administration offices.
A joint project by the Australian Lions Foundation LTD and the Lions Club of Canberra Belconnen (to the value of $7,293), the lighting upgrade will improve our ability to provide quality services (especially during winter months when the days are shorter and darker), and will offer longer hire periods to third party users. Along with this, is the advantage of reducing our carbon emissions and power bills. Thanks again to the Australian Lions Foundation LTD and the Lions Club of Canberra Belconnen. We greatly appreciate your support!
District Governor's Reading Action Initiative
Belconnen Lions agreed to support the District Governor's Reading Action initiative by purchasing the books produced and donating a copy of each to all the primary schools in the Belconnen area. Lion Beverly took on the delivery task and over the past few weeks visited all the schools and made the presentation. She reported that all schools gratefully received the books and were placing presentation photos in their respective school newsletters.
The schools visited were:
St John the Apostle, , Florey
St Matthew’s Primary Page
St Monica’s Primary Evatt
St Thomas Aquinas Primary Charnwood
Kingsford-Smith School, Holt
Evatt Primary, Evatt
Fraser Primary, Fraser
Hawker Primary, Hawker
Macgregor Primary, Macgregor
Macquarie Primary, Macquarie
St Vincent’s Primary, Aranda
St Michael’s Primary, Kaleen
Aranda Primary, Aranda
Charnwood – Dunlop Primary
Florey Primary, Florey
Giralang Primary, Giralang
Kaleen Primary, Kaleen
Latham Primary, Latham
Maribyrnong Primary, Kaleen
Miles Franklin Primary, Evatt
Mt Rogers Primary, Melba
Weetangera Primary, Weetangera
Volunteers Xmas Party at Pegasus
This year the volunteers Xmas party for Pegasus volunteers was held on December 2. Pegasus has in excess of 140 volunteers and most attended the function which was held in the arena. Guests were entertained by a Scottish band and a country & western group. As usual we provided the cooking expertise to supply the sausage sizzle. The following members assisted on the night.
National Museum BBQ
NATIONAL MUSEUM BBQ
Each year the National Museum as part of International Disabled Week hosts a number of students from the special schools around Canberra. This year around 140 children attended and were treated to a number of shows throughout the morning. As part of the programme our club is asked to provide the manpower to cook up the sausage sizzle for the children. The event organiser is Suzie Higgie from the Museum's entertainment department.
Despite the inclement weather Neal Miller, Ron Skeen & Gary Jones set up and spent a total of 9 manhours cooking and serving the sausages.
A number of public and staff called in for a sausage and were charged a gold coin. The collection was passed onto Pegasus.
Lion Beverly honoured
At the January meeting of the ALCMF, Lion Beverly von
Stein was presented with the ALCMF Gold Award by the
ALCMF Chairman, Lion Trevor Hirth, for her years of
service as N2/N4 Trustee with this Foundation. Beverly will continue as the
District Chair of the ALCMF for N2 till the end of June
Lions Give the Gift of Sight. Got 6 seconds to spare to watch?
In this short video clip, see just how amazing the work of Lions and Lions Clubs International Foundation is when it comes to saving sight through the SightFirst program:
Thanks to the efforts of Lions and LCIF, millions have received the gift of sight. This #GivingTuesday (Dec. 2), give the gift of sight.
More details: http://youtu.be/Z1zPcNVO7_E
Lions Drought Relief
How you can help Lions to help farming communities.
Find out about the Australian Lions Foundation appeal and the Need for feed program
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/lions-clubs-mobilised-on-drought-relief/
Australian Lions Foundation Disaster appeal
Read how you can help the Australian Lions Foundations assist with the flood disaster in Queensland, Cyclone in the Northern Territory and fires in NSW and Victoria
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/australian-lions-foundation-disaster-appeal/
Beware e-mail scams targetting Lions
Lions should be aware of common e-mail and social media scams targeting club members. Sadly, some of our members have been targeted with these scams.
For more information follow this link.
More details: http://lionsaustralia.com/2018/01/29/lions-beware-e-mail-and-social-media-scams/
Lions Hearing Dogs on WinTV!
Head on over to the Lions Australia Facebook page to check out this nice story on WinTV Canberra about our Hearing Dogs
More details: https://www.facebook.com/lionsaustralia/
Vale PID Dr Bob Coulthard AM
It is with sadness that I advise that Dr Bob Coulthard AM passed away this morning, peacefully in his home.
More details: http://lionsaustralia.com/2017/09/26/vale-lion-dr-bob-coulthard-am
Our new TV advertisment launched #morethansausages
It's here! We are very proud to announce the new Lions Australia television campaign - #MoreThanSausages.
It showcases the breadth of work Lions do in our communities, helping real people through disaster relief and recovery, medical research, youth programs and more. Lions Serve - more than sausages!
Follow the link to see our video and find out more!
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/more-than-sausages/
Oz-Clubhouse template refresh
In response to the overwhelming positive comments from our webmaster, our template is being refreshed.
All your content will remain the same but you will notice a sharp, new banner reflecting both the Lions Australia brand and our International Centennial logo.
The only other change you will notice is that the 'contact' and 'privacy information' link is at the bottom of the page - which is the normal location for this information.
Lions 100 - A glimpse into our history
In 1969, we watch the first successful moon landing.
In that same year, Australian Lion Roy Worfold completed a 20 minute documentary, commissioned by Lions Clubs International explaining Lions Clubs to the uninitiated.
Thanks to Lion Roy's family, we can share this with you.
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2016/08/17/a-glimpse-into-our-history/
Discussing Organ Donation with your loved ones is important.
Lions Australia adopted a policy in Echuca to promote discussing your choice as part of club meetings.
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2016/08/01/its-donatelife-week/
Attention All Lions OZ Clubhouse Webmasters
The "Text Instructions" for webmasters of Lions OZ Clubhouse websites have been updated as at 29th December and can be found by clicking on the attachment below or by clicking on the website link.
Your MD201, OZ Clubhouse Webmaster, Lion Graham, recommends that all club webmasters review the revised instructions.
If you have any queries, Graham can be contacted by email which you will find in the website link below.
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/members/oz-clubhouse/
Lions Youth of the Year Finalists share their views
Lions 2014 Youth of the Year finalists share their impressions of our flagship program.
Hear these short videos and don't forget to subscribe to our own Youtube channel
More details: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRMjk8J-AUGzcSrorlaVshAd8tA1MVdlL
It's so easy to find out about becoming a Lion. Just ask your local club or follow this link to find out more!
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/join-lions/