Lions Club of Taree (Inc)

NSW, Australia, District 201N1


Club news

  • Major Award Recipients 2016

    Congratulations Lions Di Brooker & Ray Barrie, our new Lions Of The Year.

    And to Tony Cowan for being awarded the prestigious "Anne and Barry Palmer (AM) Fellowship Award"


  • Changeover number 61

    A big night is planned for Friday 24th June. Out going President Danny Patch is pleased to see so many of his fellow members will be in attendance. Danny will be presenting a few awards and outlining the achievements of the past year.

    If the Shadow board meeting is an example of Phil's presidency then we are again in for a busy year.

    We will have some special guests attending with our local state member Steve Bromhead one of those.

    See you all there for the party

  • Melbourne Cup @ Taree

    More than 20 of us were on hand for this years Melbourne Cup. We manned the Race Gates, the Race Book stall and gathered fares off the numerous coaches upon arrival. All in all we took over $17,500.

    Special thanks must go to our new Race Gates Organiser, Lion Phil Grisold for doing a marvelous job.

    Norma and Joan launched our annual Cubbyhouse Raffle sales by selling 110 tickets on the day.

    Well done everyone.


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    Youth Of The Year 2015

    Our 2015 YOTY winners were Evelyn & Nicholas, seen here with the Judges and YOTY organiser Lion Peter.

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    PDG Lion Sid Davey. 4/1/1922 - 22/12/2014 RIP

    Our dear friend PDG Lion Sid Davey passed away on 22 December 2014, just shy of his 93rd birthday. Sid’s achievements within Lions are legendary, in 2014 he received a commendation from the International President for 60 years of service to his community through Lions. As well as serving Taree Lions in all Executive positions Sid spent a term as District Governor. Sid was a W. Treisise Fellow and was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship.

    Sid served during WWII as a Leading Seaman and was represented at his funeral by the RSL and the Masonic Lodge. Members of Taree Lions formed a Guard of Honour and acted as Pall Bearers. Both Sid and his wife of over 60 years, Joy, have been awarded Citizen of The Year honours.

    Sid, you will surely be missed RIP.

  • Chocolate Wheel

    Our annual Chocolate Wheel ham raffles are over and as usual we made a handsome profit. Thanks to Allen Lenton and all those involved.

  • 60th Anniversary success

    Over 100 guests attended our 60th at Club Taree on the 27th and everyone had a great time. It was generally agreed that this was the most enjoyable function we have conducted for some time.

    Even the Vegetarians among us enjoyed the food and the venue served our purpose well. Thanks to Yogi Weller (MC extraordinaire) and Brian Lambert and the boys in the band for keeping us entertained. Also to our official guests who did their homework in regard to Lions history and activities.

    Special mention must go to Past Presidents and their partners, Ron & Rita Day, Tony & Auriol Hopkins, Bill & Jan Howard, Lyle Handebo, Dick Clark and Spencer Davis who made the efort to join us.

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    Clubs of the GTCC area lend a hand

    Representatives from Taree Lions, Manning River Lions and Old Bar Lions were on hand to deliver Bears of Hope Support packages to the Maternity Unit at Manning Base Hospital.
    With funding provided by business groups, individuals and organisation like our own, Bears Of Hope Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support provides leading support and exceptional care for families who experience the loss of their new born baby.

District news

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    Club Development Workshops

    The following Workshops will be held:

    Region 1 – 22 April 2018
    Glenreagh Hall hosted by Orana Valley Lions

    Region 2 – 29 April 2018
    Urunga Public School hosted Urunga Lions

    Region 3 – 20 May 2018
    Coopernook Hall hosted by Harrington Lions

    Region 4 – 20 May 2018
    Uralla RSL Memorial Hall hosted by Uralla Lions

    Region 5 - TBA

    Region 6 – 27 May 2018
    Gunnedah Service Club hosted by Gunnedah Lions

    For further information contact DISTRICT GLOBAL LEADERSHIP TEAM LEADER - Kevin Thornton (Julie)
    P: 02 6551 8074 or 0414 694 180

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    We're on Facebook

    Lions District is on Facebook !!! To follow what is happening in our District please like our Facebook page


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    Lions District 201N1 Website

    Our District Website has been updated with comprehensive information on the District, Clubs, Cabinet Officers and their roles together with a host of resources for Clubs and members.

    If you are looking to find out who to contact to assist you or you're not sure where to start to look for Lions information go to the District Website

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    Australian Motorhoming Lions Club - World Record Attempt

    The Australian Motorhoming Lions Club is trying to raise as much money as they can for local charities and Angel Flight, at Barcaldine, QLD., as they no longer have a local Lions Club. They are doing what we can for this community.

    The AMLC main objective is to assist as many local Lions Clubs as we travel this vast country with their main events, to find out more please visit their website:

    Spread the word - they want to smash the current record of 672 RV's at Barcaldine, QLD - 25-26 May 2018. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

    For more information - visit or contact Lion Len Waddington - Email:

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    The Leo Connection

    A mine of information on Leo Clubs and how to Charter a new Leo Club in your town.

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    District Newsletters

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