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Our club was very fortunate in obtaining a large amount of logs left over from the 2009 bush fire clearing. They are situated on a grazing property and have to be removed by August. Our members will be cutting, splitting and stacking the wood in our yard for our four wood raffles each year as well as giving to those who are needy.
Eildon MuseumThursday the16th of May 2013 the deconsicrated Anglican church of Eildon was moved for the second time, the first time was approximately 1953 for the construction of the second Eildon Weir Wall. The church was constructed by voluntary labour in 1915 and is the oldest building in Eildon apart from the make shift morgue built for the construction of the first weir wall.
The Lions Club of Eildon in partnership with Eildon Action group in which many members of the lions club are also members have taken on the moving of the church to create a museum to house the many relics left over from the grazing, gold mining and the timber industry of the area.
This project will be one of many projects that the Eildon lions have ,and is estimated that it will take the next two years to complete. The building will need re-roofing but any changes during restoration will be in keeping of the original building.
Anybody wishing to donate articles or relics or simply to donate to the project please write to Dick McKernan PO Box 111 Eildon 3713.
The building has been moved and re-stumped. The new roof is finished, a complete rewire has been done and sanding is nearly finished on the outside weather boards.
An enclosed walkway has been designed to link the Information Centre with the Museum and will be started Feb-March 2014.
On moving the old church the original front doors were found these were given to our Men's shed to re-store which they have and a good job too. These have been installed, sanding is nearly finished except for the windows, these were removed so that the old putty can be removed. Re-nailing the weather boards has commenced.
We need helpers to do painting if you can help please ring Dick 5774 2667, Frank 5774 2773 or Michael 5774 2674.
We have just pulled down three levels of brickies scaffold, after giving the old building four coats of paint after completely sanding 98 years of old paint from the hardwood weather boards which would have been milled straight from the forest many years ago.
We have been fortunate in getting extra help from Lion members and also local community members, which has made the difference to the progress of our project. At this point we have to thank Murray Goulburn Water for the donated use of their scaffold, a huge saving in costs to the project.
We have started inside in restoring the old fibrous plaster ready for painting, it has worked out just right with the weather as winter approaches. Things will slow down soon as our Easter Market is coming up, after it is over back into it.
Lions Big River Youth Bush Camp.Our camp can sleep up to 45 people, it has all of the amenities that any group booking would need. Added to this it is placed in a natural bush setting 40 minute drive from Eildon on the Eildon to Jamieson road.
We have fishing, hunting, of-road bike, and family groups who use the camp as well as small groups who just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. For bookings please ring Christine (03) 5774 2011.
We have just finished re-stumping the entire building, a new septic system has been installed and cladding has started on the outside to replace the old weather boards.
Hiring of the camp is very strong, 2014 is already nearly booked out but there are sometimes cancellations, so please ring to check.
We have just done some repairs to our Cummins generator which gives 240 volt power to the building. This is used for the power points only, as we have solar power for lighting through out.
2014 will see cladding go onto part of the building, with the rest when finances come to hand.
Eildon Lions "Biggest BBQ"On Saturday 27th April 2013 our club organized what is known in lion circles as "Lions Biggest BBQ", the BBQ is run by lions clubs over all of Australia in April raising money for Childhood Cancer Research. We would like to thank the people of Eildon and our visitors who contributed generously to this worthy cause, the amount raised was $1240.00. It was such a great success we will be doing it again next April 2014. A special mention to the Eildon Craft Shop for donating $530.00.
This year 2014 we will once again be having "Lions Biggest BBQ" in April in our Shopping Village on the week-end after our Saturday Easter Market.
We have this year (2014) a committee to organize the the "Lions Biggest BBQ" in Eildon, and we look forward to you in supporting a worthy cause.
Lions Club of Eildon Easter MarketOur 2013 Easter market was the most successful Easter market we have had. This year our market celebrated its 30th year and response from the public was positive, approximately over 4000 people came through the gates.
If you are thinking of wanting to have a stall enquire now, we are filling up quick for 2014 already.
To book ring Janis 5774 2931
Australia Day 2014.
The Lions Club of Eildon's Saturday Easter Market was awarded the Murrindindi Shire Event of the year.
Our 2014 Easter Market is breaking all records in stall holder attendance, at this stage (02-04-2014) it is up to 111 stall holders and climbing. We tried to keep it to a manageable level of stalls , but the enquiries were unexpected, so we are trying to satisfy the demand, we hope that we can!
March is Membership Month for Lions!!Lions will be running an advertising campaign on an Australia-wide basis. Clubs should take advantage of this and run their own membership campaign to tie in with these activities.
Seymour Goulburn Lion Carol Smith awarded Citizen of the YearWhen Seymour’s Carol Smith heard former president John F. Kennedy speak when she was growing up in the United States, it changed her whole perspective on life.
His famous quote: ‘‘Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country’’ spurred a decision to volunteer her spare time for the community.
Mrs Smith’s dedication has been recognised when she was awarded the Mitchell Shire Citizen of the Year award at the 2014 Australia Day ceremony in Kilmore.
‘‘I’m very honoured for the recognition and I appreciate all the work the Lions do in the community,’’ she said.
Mrs Smith said volunteering gave her a great sense of satisfaction and allowed her to give something back to the community.
More details: http://www.mmg.com.au/local-news/seymour/tireless-volunteer-honoured-1.66605#
DG Chandra's Update - So much done, so much to do – with enthusiasm…
Dear Fellow Lions Family Members, well it is the same every year, we find ourselves busy with the wind-up to Christmas and then we blink and it’s finished! So, with Christmas and NewYear holidays behind us now, I’m hopeful that all our Lion families had wonderfully happy, memory-making celebrations. Usha and I certainly enjoyed company of our family members, especially our two month old granddaughter, Indigo. Although Indigo’s participation wasn’t very much this year, we are looking forward to her eating the wrapping next year and getting to know Father Christmas!
We note that many Lions worked hard selling our Christmas cakes/puddings and distributing Christmas hampers to the needy, again bringing Christmas cheer to them.My best wishes to all to have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014. In Chinese astrology it will be the Year of the Horse – people born in the Year of the Horse know how to work hard and party hard – this is a good omen for us all.
I must thank all Cabinet Officers for their contribution to the District and Lions in general, however, in particular I thank Lorna for her contribution as Treasurer for the first six months of this Lion year. However, Lorna has recognised that she doesn’t have enough time to devote to the tasks involved, so reluctantly I have accepted her resignation. It is to my great delight Lin Byron agreed to be Cabinet Treasurer for the rest of this year ending 30th June 2013.
We had a fantastic Convention at Marysville. I cannot thank enough the Convention Organising Committee who has worked very hard to put on a grand show. International visitors appreciated the fellowship and hospitality shown by us and were very impressed with our various projects. I must thank PDG Phil and Lorna who accompanied the visitors and looked after them.
Our Peace Poster Chairman, Rod Moss as usual did a good job. I thank him for his dedication and hard work.
All of my Club visits have been very enjoyable – I now only have 14 Clubs remaining (to be visited). Usha and I are delighted to meet somany wonderful Lions who are friendly, hard-working and do a tremendous amount of community service. The public is not aware of the scope of services we do and it is worrying matter how to rectify this situation. I am open to any suggestions.
It's been a busy and productive year at Licola, and I’d like to thank each and every one of you who have been involved in any way in this great Lions project. Your “time, labour and means” has been very much in the spirit of Lionism, and has been very much appreciated. We hope that 2014 is a great new year for us all.
To our staff at Licola, thank you for your dedication to Licola’s ideals, we could not achieve what we do without you. The condition of the camp is the best it’s ever been, and the quality and professionalism of programs is well known and reflected in the continued repeat bookings from year to year.
The completion of Houses 15 and 16 is imminent, and it will prove to be well worth the considerable time and effort that a number of people have put in over a long period of time. It will be a brilliant resource for our special needs campers for many years to come.
Dates for Special Needs Adventure Camps 2014
District 201 N4 Special Needs Camp: Saturday 12th to Thursday 17th April.
District 201 V6 Special Needs Camp: Tuesday 22nd to Sunday 27th April.
District 201 V3 Special Needs Camp (Up to 18 years of age): Mon 12th – Wed 14th May.
All information can be found www.licola.org.au – Lions drop down menu – Lions Sponsored Camps.
More details: www.licola.org.au
Peace Poster Competition Winners Announced!
The District Winner this year was Max Freeman, Age 13 years from Brighton Grammar. Max was sponsored by the Lions Club of Sandringham and presented with the District Plaque at the final end-of-the-year school assembly on Wednesday 11th December.
The National Winner this year was Sophie age 12, sponsored by the Lions club of Casterton, District 201V2. The Highly Recommended poster was by Samantha age 13, sponsored by the Lions club of Booragoon, District 201W2.
More details: http://201v5.lions.org.au/Peace%20Poster
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