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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.
We had our first wood raffle this morning, next Saturday we will draw and deliver in the EiIdon area. After the first raffle is drawn we have three wood raffles over six weeks each one drawn every second week. "Good Luck".
Eildon MuseumThursday the16th of May 2013 the deconsecrated Anglican church of Eildon was moved for the third time to its present site behind the Eildon Information Centre The first time was approximately 1918 (it was then a community hall built by the residents) for the construction of the first Eildon Weir Wall, it was then moved for the second time approximately 1952 for the second wall to High street Eildon.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.
Market out of the road it is back into the Museum. We have finally have a builder to start the undercover walk way to join the Information Centre with the Museum. Inside the old building the walls of the kitchen have been straightened and plaster has been hung, stump lay out has been done and stump holes will be drilled on Monday 28th. Lion members will organize stump holes as well as inspection prior to the start of the sub-floor construction.
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.
To-day we had our "Lions Biggest BBQ" in the beautiful Eildon Village. Once again the Eildon public and visitors supported a worthy cause as well as enjoying a locally made sausage in locally made bread with onions. All money raised will go towards childhood cancer research. Thank you to every body for supporting our "BBQ".
Food Hampers for Father’s DayLet’s make Father’s day – Sunday the 6th of September, special for families in need.
We are asking for non-perishable goods to be collected by all of our Lions Clubs in our District. From everything collected we will have a working bee to put the hampers together and in partnership with one of our expert community groups in the Dandenong area we will organise distribution.
Maybe you could contact business stores and places in your area. Perhaps each Club member could just collect something from home and put it together from the Club.
Start collecting items such as:- cans of soup, bottles of jam, vegemite, sugar, salt, pepper, can of vegetables, soft drinks, pasta, packet meals, cans of fruit, chocolates, oil, etc.….
Act fast, as we need the donations by Sunday the 30th of August 2015.
Food Items can be delivered to 8b/9 Futura Road Keysborough, Vic 3173. Contact District Chairman Ruwan Paul on 0405 439 278 and Lidia Paul on 0423 469 569 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before delivery .
More details: http://201v5.lions.org.au/hunger
Heathmont Lions celebrate 44 yearsHEATHMONT Lions Club Immediate Past President; Geoff Secker thanked the community of Heathmont for its continued support for its work to provide local, national and international humanitarian efforts.
Geoff was acknowledging the ongoing work of the Lions Club as part of their 44 year’s history. Heathmont Lions have been serving the local community since 1971 and during that period the members have contributed to the growth and betterment of the local Heathmont community as well as contributed to wider National and International causes.
Incoming President; Leanne Jarchow also commended the community for its recent support of the Club to provide much needed cash to assist the Nepal Earthquake victims. Leanne said that the proceeds from the gate at the Club’s Farmers Market at Great Ryrie Primary School earlier in May was a great example of the community working with Lions to make a difference at an International level. With donations received the Club was able to contribute to the great work undertaken by Lions Clubs International and local Lions on the ground in Nepal.
More details: http://heathmont.vic.lions.org.au/
Lions Centennial Service ChallengeFor nearly 100 years, Lions have changed lives in their communities and around the world. In celebration of our Centennial in 2017, Lions everywhere are being challenged to serve 100 million people. You’re invited to join the celebration by helping us reach our goal.
Your club can earn special Centennial recognition by hosting a service project that benefits:
Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this historic event—start planning your next Centennial Service Challenge event today!
More details: http://lions100.lionsclubs.org
2015 AGM and Convention Seymour – 10th - 11th October 2015Keep your registrations coming in, don’t leave it to the last minute, fill in the form NOW and send it to us along with your $20 deposit or payment in full if you prefer.
You can pay by cheque or direct deposit into our bank account. Remember to use your name as the notation at the bank or on-line and then forward us your form or email it to us on email@example.com
Registration forms, accommodation lists and local tourist information can be downloaded from our website at www.lionsconvention2015.com
More details: www.lionsconvention2015.com
YOTY District FinalAT the V5 District Final of Youth of the Year Quest we saw Bronwyn Kealy win our District Final and go onto the State Final which was held at Ballarat on Saturday, 11th April, 2015. Bronwyn went on to win the Public Speaking segment of the State Final.
Bronwyn is 17 years old and attends Eltham College, she was sponsored by the Lions Club of Warrandyte.
Youth of the Year is a great opportunity for your Club to associate itself with local secondary schools and meet with their students.
Start of a new Leo ClubCONGRATULATIONS to the Lions Club of Wheelers Hill for beginning the new Leo Club of Wheelers Hill.
Our Second Vice District Governor Brian Buchanan did an excellent job in inducting these young people into the Leo’s program.
Remember, our young people of today are our leaders of the future.
District Peace Poster finalists on display at NAB Southland & Doncaster branchesCheck out the 201V5 District Peace Poster finalists at selected NAB branches:
NAB, Doncaster Shopping Centre from Monday 24th November to Saturday 29th November 2014
NAB Southland Shopping Centre, 1st - 8th December .
More details: http://201v5.lions.org.au/Peace%20Poster
Wantirna Club receives Aston Community Award
Lions Club of Wantirna was recently recognised for its contribution to the community by being a finalist in the Community Group section of the 2014 Aston Community Awards.
Lion Siva Sivagnanam also received an award in the Senior Volunteer Section.
Pictured L-R: Siva Sivagnanam, Alan Tudge MP, Federal Member for
Aston, Paul Garvey Club Secretary.
Slit-lamp Upgrade for the Australian College of OptometrySome months ago the Emergency Department of the Austin Hospital in Heidelberg donated a very expensive piece of equipment (a slit-lamp used in intense eye examination) to Lions for an upgrade and reinstatement to a worthy recipient.
The Vermont Lions Club through Lion Damien Ziebell took up the challenge and financed the $2,500 upgrade to LED lamps.
On Monday evening the 22nd September Dr Jamie Hendrie of the Austin handed the completed slit-lamp over to Ms Genevieve Napper of the Australian College of Optometry who provides low cost eye-care services to eligible Victorians through clinics in the Melbourne metropolitan area and in particular Aboriginal Services in rural Victoria run by a network of private optometrists.
Congratulations to the Vermont Club and Lion Damien for completing the project.
Pictured is Genevieve Nappere, Damien Ziebell and Dr Jamie Hendrie.
New LCIF Video ReleasedSee how your support of LCIF delivers on the needs of people around the globe.
One of the most important ways that Lions make a difference in their communities and the world is through Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), the official charitable organisation of Lions Clubs International.
With funding from LCIF, Lions carry out large-scale humanitarian projects in their community. Every dollar donated to the Foundation goes directly toward a grant, as administrative costs are paid by interest on investments. Lions’ support of the
Foundation is critical, as donations from Lions provide the majority of LCIF’s revenue.
Since LCIF began in 1968, it has awarded more than 10,268 grants totaling more than US$729 million. Together, Lions and LCIF are making a difference for millions of people. “We Serve” better together.
LCIF grants go toward Lions sight services, disaster relief, health initiatives and more. Support LCIF and make a difference.
More details: http://youtu.be/fhUMr4HuVT0
Licola Open Day on November 1st.At this stage we intend to run a bus trip to and from Licola, but this will depend on how many Lions and friends would like to come. Costs will depend on the numbers but we would expect it to be $50.00 or less.
Please do not leave it to the last minute to book, as quite a bit of forward planning is necessary to arrange the bus. As a matter some urgency please let Ian Bjorkman know if you are interested firstname.lastname@example.org
The August issue of the ANZI Forum 2014 NewsletterLearn the latest news on the ANZI Forum 2014 in Adelaide. Download it by clicking on the following link.
More details: http://201v5.lions.org.au/files/201v5/ANZI%20Forum%20Newsletter%20August%202014.pdf
A Final Message from DG Chandra MangaloreDear Fellow Lions Family Members:
The year that was – Usha and I have thoroughly enjoyed our year. Looking back now, I wonder how I accomplished so many Lions tasks and became a grandparent as well!
As District Governor I had unparalleled fabulous guidance and assistance from all Cabinet Officers and Lions in the District 201V5. Usha and I thank all of you for making the job a pleasure when it could have been more onerous.
I will be working with Incoming 2014-2015 District Governor Alan Fluck and District Officers to fulfil the tasks which I have failed to accomplish, the formation of a few more new Clubs. I shall try to form a Korean Club with help of Carnegie Lions and GMT Team.
Usha and I thank you all for the wonderful year we had and the part in which you have played – our memories of this wonderful experience will linger for many years to come.
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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Lions Australia Website SupportLions in Australia has two webmasters;
1. One for Lions Australia, and
2. the 570 plus Clubs and Distiricts who have OZ Clubhouse websites
Click below for their contact details
Attachment: Contact Details for Website Support.docx
New "Youth of the Year Australia" Facebook pageCheck it out at
More details: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Youth-of-the-Year-Australia/692761254182599?skip_nax_wizard=true&ref_type=aymt_megaphone
RUOK time!It's time to make contact with your absent members.
More details: http://lionsaustralia.com/2015/06/05/ruok-time-to-give-your-missing-member-a-friendly-phone-call/
OZ Clubhouse Website System UpdatesFor the information of OZ Clubhouse webmasters, two enhancements have recently been implemented, being:
1. a "Search" capability, and
2. the ability to "Centre" images and text on webpages
The instructions have been updated in the revised document with changes highlighted in 'red' - to view the revised instructions, click the link below.
Watch this space for more enhancements to come in the future.
More details: http://ellenbrook.wa.lions.org.au/files/ellenbrook.wa/Oz%20Clubhouse%20Instructions%2030th%20May%202015.pdf
Lions Youth of the Year Finalists share their viewsLions 2014 Youth of the Year finalists share their impressions of our flagship program.
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Our new youthful Lions ClubRead about the Adelaide University Lions, in their own words
More details: http://lionsaustralia.com/2014/12/22/young-south-australians-we-serve/
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Latest Lion MagazineOur Lion Magazine has our latest initiatives and news. You can download our latest Lion Magazine here.
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