District 201V1-4, Victoria, Australia


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    The Club dinner-social night at the Cumberland

    Club dinner-social night at the Cumberland at the end of August was attended by about 13 members. It took the form of a 'Parma for a Farmer,' a national support initiative for drought striken farmers in Australia.

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    Changeover dinner, July 2018

    Photo above. The new President Margaret Gartside seen here with District Governor Murray Baud who inducted her and the rest of the Club executive.

    Fifty people, Club members and guests from other community groups and other Lions Clubs were in attendance for the Club's most significant dinner of the year. The induction of the new President and executive for the following 12 months was conducted by the District Governor Murray Baud. The mayor Cr Bronwen Machin was in attendance.

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    Wood cutting, splitting and distribution as firewood

    Photo above. The wood team 2018. Out at the Lions wood yard at McDonald's Honey Farm.

    The wood team has managed to keep going this year despite a number of difficulties. This has been a traditional high income earner for the club, as well as assisting those in need.


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    Lions Sausage Sizzle at Wesley Hill Saturday Market

    Photo above. Lions members arrive at the market at 8 am to set up the sausage sizzle and await their first customers.

    Lions members have been warming patrons at Wesley Hill Market with a Saturday Sausage Sizzle. This has been a monthly event throughout the winter and will continue on for the remainder of 2018.

    The team was very pleased with the August market patronage with much better weather experienced.

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    Catering Events

    The photo above shows part of the Castlemaine Lions catering team gearing up for the District Governor's meeting in the Castlemaine Fire Station meeting room. Representatives came from a wide area from Melbourne to Swan Hill.

    Catering events in August included providing barbecue and other hot foods for the Castlemaine District Netball Association Tournament attended by over 300 girls at their new facilities at the Stadium.

    An early morning start was necessary to provide commuters with hot dogs at the Castlemaine Railway Station. This was a combined Rotary-Lions event.

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    Rotary- Lions Games Night

    On Wednesday 22nd August Castlemaine Rotary Club hosted a Games Night at the Cumberland Hotel to which Castlemaine Lions were invited. There was an array of board games and other indoor games, and healthy finger food was served. The evening was well attended.

    In the photo, Rotarian Bill Maltby and Lions Craig Evans and Ron Delmenico are enjoying a game of hookey.

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    Swap Meet

    2019 Swap Meet - see advertisement on home page for some details and dates.

    2018 Swap Meet.
    The weather was kinder to us this year. In brilliant sunshine both in the two weeks of preparation of Camp Reserve and on the weekend of the town's major event, little if any rain fell. On the day of the meet a good crowds provided much trade for the 600 plus site holders. Much food and drink was consumed.

    The Lions Club, as ever, was greatly assisted by many local sports and community groups in the venture.

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    Lions Youth of the Year Competition.

    Photo above: 2018 contestants in Club Final, from left to right, were Joe Flexmore (Girton)), Des Cook and Nioka Mellick-Cooper, both CSC), Fabian Derek-Rae(Girton) and Will Henrichsen(CSC). In the background some of the audience in attendance.

    The aim of the Lions Youth of the Year is to encourage personality development, confidence, self expression, citizenship and leadership in young people.

    This year LION CRAIG EVANS has taken over the coordination of the programme and is already making plans for the Club Final in February 2019. He is anticipating running the event over one weekend.

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