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 NATURAL DISASTER FUND DONATE NOW
TO DONATE TO THE LIONS NATURAL DISASTER FUND PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:
The Australian Lions Foundation is part of Lions Clubs International in Australia. The Foundation is supported by the 1400 Lions Clubs within Australia.
It provides direct financial assistance to individuals and organisations through the Lions Clubs in the local areas of need including:
Emergency and Disaster relief (Fires, Floods, Cyclone and Drought).
Compassionate Grants for people in need.
Funds are distributed in partnership with our local Lion Clubs, who work with the beneficiaries to manage projects, ensuring that every cent is used in the way that it should be. The Foundation is committed to using the funds quickly and efficiently to help those people in their time of need.
The Australian Lions Foundation does not charge any administration costs and your total donation will be used to support the relief that you have nominated or may be used in cases of humanitarian or compassionate need.
More details: https://www.givenow.com.au/australianlionsfoundation
2020 District N2 Convention
Venue: TBA Cooma NSW
Dates: 6th February 2021.
Hosted by the Lions Club of Cooma.
This will be a one day event with the a local Cooma Guest to Open the Convention, the day will including our Flags and Remembrance Ceremonies . There will also be a visiting Key Note Speaker. (Details TBA) The important business session of the day will include 'Notices of Motion', as well as the election of FVDG & SVDG. and the election of the District Director for the NSW/ACT Public Health Care & Save Sight Foundation.
The registration form will be online within the next week.
Lions Youth of the Year Facebook Page
More details: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Youth-of-the-Year-Australia/692761254182599?fref=ts
Lions District 201N2 Facebook Page
More details: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Lions-District-201n2/219386554776249