Congratulations to Dominic Medford, representing the Rosewood club and our District Q1 who took out the Public Speaking award at the State Youth of the Year competition. Well done
Youth of the year District Q1 finals
Great night last night at the District Q1 Youth of the Year judging. Very inspiring and challenging speeches by the six candidates. Congratulations to Dominic Medford representing the Rosewood club who will go on to Mackay for the state finals as overall winner and to Peter Kleinschmidt representing the Rochedale Springwood club who won the public speaking award. Well done to all - a great effort
Youth of the Year District winner
District Q1 Youth of the Year Winner Nelson Reed-Banyard attends Marsden State High School sponsored by Woodridge Kingston Lions Club. A great evening listening to six wonderful students who could have all been winners.
Convention notices of motion
Here are copies of the notices of motion for the district convention in Stanthorpe
More details: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ra0qsog7fdpso3z/ltr%20to%20clubs%20-%20convention%20notices%20of%20motion.docx?dl=0
2015 MD Convention newsletter
Keep up to date with the latest from the Newcastle convention committee with their newsletter below
More details: https://www.dropbox.com/s/n9zm7z2a1g6rrq2/Newcastle%20Convention%20Newsletter.docx?dl=0
District policy minutes
The District Policy Minutes are now posted in the private "Members" section of our District website. To log in to the members section enter your name as it is recorded at LCI and the password is your LCI membership number
Photos from 2014 convention
Photos from our 2014 district convention are now posted on the 'district convention page - just go to this page and click on the blue words "photos from convention"
October is Breast cancer awareness month
You can support this cause by bidding on a celebrity painted bra at our upcoming district convention
100th Anniversary of lions coming up
Lions100.org is Now Live – Visit the new Centennial website for logos, historical photos, timelines and all things #Lions100. (Currently available in English only. Language sites to be added later this year.)
More details: http://lions100.org/EN/index.php
Here is a copy of the latest newsletter from the ANZI organising committee for the event taking place in Adelaide later this month
More details: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tvy2lgowa49dk1u/ANZI%20August%202014.pdf
ANZI Forum newsletter - July 2014
Here is a copy of the latest newsletter for the ANZI Forum being held in Adelaide from the 29th to 31st August Forum details and registration form are part of this newsletter. Note that the cut off for registration is the 25th August
More details: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jo6heqj1iscy241/July%202014.pdf
Christmas cake payments
Commencing 2014 Lions Australia will have a new payment method to Top Taste Cakes – each club will be allocated a PayWay Card unique to their club. All payments can then be made over the counter at any Australia Post outlet with the Club’s unique PayWay Card. Top Taste will be forwarding details to all club Secretaries.
ADVANCED LIONS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE:
Applications are now open the next ALLI to be held in Adelaide 26th - 28th Aug.
Applicants should have been a Club President but not have held the position of 1st VDG at the time of the course.
Applications close 12th June. Application form can be downloaded from the LCI website at:
May is recycle for sight month
This month, collect used eyeglasses and raise awareness about the Lions eyeglass recycling program.
Eyeglass recycling is one of the Lions most popular activities.
Refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, yet millions in developing nations lack access to basic eye care services. Lions have recognized the urgent need for corrective lenses and continue to lend their support to the Lions Recycle for Sight Program.
Starting an eyeglass collection in your community can be an easy and rewarding activity that will raise your club's visibility and provide your fellow Lions with a great deal of satisfaction in serving others.
Contact local businesses, schools, libraries, places of worship, city administrative centers and eye care professionals. Invite them to assist with your collection efforts by hosting collection boxes.
Use Lions Recycle for Sight resources for your collection campaign,
Send your collected eyeglasses, reading glasses, frames and sunglassesse to one of the official Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers.
Report your club's eyeglass collection efforts via the online Lions Club Service Activity Report.
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/