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.
Youth Of The Year 2015
Our 2015 YOTY winners were Evelyn & Nicholas, seen here with the Judges and YOTY organiser Lion Peter.
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.
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.
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.
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: http://lionsclubs.org.au/australian-lions-foundation-disaster-appeal/
Directorship Opportunities - Lions Advisory Board
The proposed Lions Advisory Board, if adopted at the Townsville Convention is looking for skilled Lions prepared to nominate for the initial Board.
The time to act is now!
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2018/02/05/new-directorship-opportunities-in-lions/
New Multiple District Leadership Opportunities
Read about new positions: Disaster Relief, Deputy Legal Officer and Diabetes Chairperson
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2018/02/01/new-leadership-opportunities/
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: http://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: http://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: http://lionsclubs.org.au/join-lions/