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Junior Public Speaking Regional FinalsLavington's representative was Isabelle Berry.
The whole day was very well attended and was an extremely high standard throughout.
Youth Exchange ProgramMathilde from Denmark was our International Youth Exchange person this year, she enjoyed her time with 2 host families and travelled to Canberra and many local interests to see our country and its beauty.
The Cootamundra Wattle was a nice backdrop for this photo.
Youth Exchange ProgramPresident Graham Jenkin presents Mathilde with our club banner.
Youth Exchange ProgramMathilde spent some time with the Pattison family.
Youth Exchange ProgramMathilde was also hosted by the Leaney family who drove her to Canberra to see our National Icons as well as many other local attractions.
Junior Public Speaking 2016Lion Malcolm Lyons with the Senior and Junior Public Speaking winners.
The event was held at the Springdale Heights Public School where contestants came from six local primary schools.
The standard and quality of the students was outstanding and they each received certificates for their participation.
Children of Courage Awards 2016The Children of Courage awards presentations were held at Tocumwal and was generously attended. Congratulations to all recipients.
Youth of the Year Contestants 2016Youth of the Year was held on a VERY hot night at Thurgoona Football and Netball Club. The contestants are to be congratulated on a stellar performance that kept the Lions and their partner entertained for the night.
Lion Malcolm Scott with the contestants.
Lindsay Cutler receives Chris August Memorial AwardLion Lindsay Cutler receiving his Chris August Award from DG Stephen Kazenwadel being in recognition for his service to Lavington Lions Club, his work on producing the monthly bulletin and for services to the Life Education Trailer.
Lavington Lions Disbursements year ending June 30 2016Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation Inc. (ALDAF)
Australian Lions Foundation (ALF)
Lions Youth of the Year Quest
Lions Centennial Fund
Lions Children of Courage Project
Lions Cord Blood Foundation Inc.
Lions Eye Health Program (LEHP)
Lions Hearing Dog Inc.
Lions House Foundation Inc.
Lions Junior Public Speaking Quest
Lions Licola Bus Project
Lions Prostate Cancer Research & Treatment Project
Lions Village Licola Children’s Camp
MD 201V6 Lions Foundation
Victorian Lions Foundation Inc.
Glenroy Public School
Holy Spirit School
Hume Public School
James Fallon High School
Lavington East Public School
Lavington Public School
Murray High School
North Albury Public School
Springdale Heights School
St. Anne’s School North Albury
Xavier High School
Special School Kandeer
Special School Hume
Special School Wewak
Albury Harness Racing Club
Albury Headspace Project
Albury Wodonga Border Rescue Club
Baby Mia Cancer Project
Betty's Place Women's Refuge
Blaze Aid Project
Breast Cancer Albury Wodonga
Cystic Fibrosis Association - Local
Foodshare - Albury/Wodonga Branch
High School Senior Bursary Awards
Lavington Rural Fire Brigade
Life Education Van
Ryleigh Franz Project
SES Albury Wodonga
St Vincent de Paul Society - Winter Appeal
The Salvation Army Albury - Winter Appeal
Uniting Care Wodonga - Xmas Assistance
UPA Houses Lawn Maintenance
UPA Murray River Region
Lavington Lions support CarevanLavington Lions continue to support Carevan Albury Wodonga and recently donated a substantial quantity of meat that was surplus to their needs.
Lion Warren Jones the catering manager is seen presenting the products to David Gow from Carevan.
We look forward to our continued involvement with Carevan in the future.
More details: http://www.carevan.com.au/
Graham Walker receives a Chris August Memorial AwardLion Graham Walker has been presented with a Chris August Memorial Award for his devoted service to Lavington Lions Club project of Vital Call. Being the Co-ordinator and Administrator of this important community service activity has been a 24/7 project for Graham over several years. During this time the Club has handled over 2100 individual orders which has necessitated Graham's personal attention. The Award was made on behalf of the Club by President Russell Douthat.
Michael Schneider presented with Melvin Jones AwardLion Mick Schneider has received a Melvin Jones Award from our Lions Club in recognition of his continued valuable service to multiple areas of club activities. Mick served as President in 1991-92 and over many years has actively worked on many projects with the main contributions being practical hands on work such as building and welding. He also has a unique talent of being a very talented Tail Twister at Club dinners where he can make all members laugh at his "True" stories.
Community Group of the Year AwardAt the Albury City Australia Day celebrations held at Noreuil Park the "Community Group of the Year" Award was presented to the Lions Club of Lavington. This the third time that the prestigious Award has been gained by the Club and recognises the continued contribution that Lavington Lions have made in the area. The City Mayor Kevin Mack stated that "It was a special award with so many organisations in the city working tirelessly every day to help others. Our community groups are the engine room of our community." The Award was accepted on behalf of the Club by long term members David Kefford and Charles Leaney
Youth Exchangee from Finland becomes a shearerKatariina Saikku, who was hosted by our Club has tried her hand at sheep shearing. She was at Russell and Janet Paech's property at Walla Walla during shearing time. The experience was unique in that after Russell had shorn most of one of his sheep he stopped and had Katariina have a brief turn at completing the long blow on the sheep. She was amazed at being involved and said that it was an experience that she would remember forever. Katariina (called Kate) proved to be a credit to the Youth Exchange program and following her stay with Lavington attended the International Youth Camp.
LEO Annette Waters Nominated for AwardRochester LEO Annette Waters has been nominated for a Victorian Young Achiever Award.
Annette is a finalist in the First National Real Estate Leadership Award.
Congratulations Annette, you are a wonderful role model for all young Australians and for all LEO's.
Certified Guiding LionCERTIFIED GUIDING LION PROGRAM
NEW POLICY EFFECTIVE JUNE 29, 2017!
GUIDING LIONS MUST HAVE SERVED AS A CLUB PRESIDENT AND ARE ENCOURAGED TO BECOME CERTIFIED BY SUCCESSFULLY PASSING THE CERTIFIED GUIDING LION COURSE PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT.
Designed for New, Existing and Priority Designated Clubs
The Guiding Lion Program is designed to assist clubs that are newly chartered, established or determined as priority designation. Guiding Lions are assigned for a two-year term by the district governor in consultation with the sponsoring or established club president.
Guiding Lions are limited to serving no more than two new clubs at any point in time.
Guiding Lions assist a club to:
• Be successful in its first two years of operation
• Orient and train club officers and members
• Motivate and support club growth and development
• Locate resources available to assist the club
Any member is encouraged to undertake this training via the LCI website.
For more information, please contact Lion Lee Walkington by email
CLUB DEVELOPMENT DAYSClub Development Days (formally Incoming Officers Training)
We have listened to your request for more options for this training / information days. Please attend to ensure that they will continue in the future.
Attachment: Sign 2018.pdf
REBUILDING WORKSHOPDue to falling membership numbers, we have organised a "Rebuilding Workshop" and ask that every club have at least one representative attend this workshop. Ideally Membership Chairman, but all members are welcome.
Liberty Swing - Deniliquin" A need in the community was identified" The combined efforts of Lions, Rotary, Soroptimists Clubs along with the Deniliquin RSL, Edward River Council and many members of the Community set to work to resolve this need.
The culmination of this effort was the dedication on 17th December 2017 of the "Liberty Swing" in RSL Park. This swing will give members of the community, previous unable to use regular swings, the freedom to enjoy a swing just like anyone else.
A Century of ServiceDuring the celebrations for the 40th Charter Anniversary of Lions Club of Henty, Lion Connie Ross read out a poem she had written and dedicated to Charter Member Des. Take the time to read it, it applies to all clubs.
Attachment: A Century of Service poem.pdf
Service of RemembranceOn Sunday 29th October, Lions from across District V6 came together on the Boardwalk in Barham to recognise the members of the Lions Family who had passed away since last Convention. A very moving service was conducted by Lion Rob and Sue Daws.
Thank you to Lion John Boyd for the donation of Orchids for the service, this made it very special.
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 AMIt 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 #morethansausagesIt'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 refreshIn 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 historyIn 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/
DonateLife WeekDiscussing 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 WebmastersThe "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 Ron, recommends that all club webmasters review the revised instructions.
If you have any queries, Ron 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 viewsLions 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
Join usIt'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/