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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lions Drought Relief
How you can help Lions to help farming communities.
Find out about the Australian Lions Foundation appeal and the Need for feed program
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/lions-clubs-mobilised-on-drought-relief/
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: https://lionsclubs.org.au/australian-lions-foundation-disaster-appeal/
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: https://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: https://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: https://lionsclubs.org.au/join-lions/