District 201V6, New South Wales, Australia


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    Junior Public Speaking Regional Finals

    Lavington's representative was Isabelle Berry.

    The whole day was very well attended and was an extremely high standard throughout.

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    Youth Exchange Program

    Mathilde 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.


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    Youth Exchange Program

    President Graham Jenkin presents Mathilde with our club banner.


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    Youth Exchange Program

    Mathilde spent some time with the Pattison family.

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    Youth Exchange Program

    Mathilde was also hosted by the Leaney family who drove her to Canberra to see our National Icons as well as many other local attractions.

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    Junior Public Speaking 2016

    Lion 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.


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    Children of Courage Awards 2016

    The Children of Courage awards presentations were held at Tocumwal and was generously attended. Congratulations to all recipients.

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    Youth of the Year Contestants 2016

    Youth 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.

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    Lindsay Cutler receives Chris August Memorial Award

    Lion 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 2016

    Australian 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
    Camp Quality
    Carevan Foundation
    Country Hope
    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

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    Lavington Lions support Carevan

    Lavington 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:

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    Graham Walker receives a Chris August Memorial Award

    Lion 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.

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    Michael Schneider presented with Melvin Jones Award

    Lion 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.

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    Community Group of the Year Award

    At 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

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    Youth Exchangee from Finland becomes a shearer

    Katariina 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.

District news

  • VALE: Bright Lions Club 201V6

    A Charter Members Heinz Liedtke, a Charter Member of the Lions Club of Bright, passed away.
    Heinz was, was a Lion with over 42 years as a member of Bright Lions Club he had held many executive roles in the Club. Heinz was President in 1981 and was awarded a Melvin Jones in 2010. He held most of the positions in the Club over his years and will be sorely missed.
    His memorial service will be held at the Bright RSL next Monday at 2.00pm.
    Graham Badrock
    Bright Lions Club.


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    LEO Recognised

    LEO Emily Rigg was recognised by International President Narish with the LEO Leadership Award.
    Emily was an instigator in the formation of the Cohuna & District LEO Club, assisted with the organisation of Camp LEO in 2017, and the development of the Cohuna LEO Garden at the Cohuna Retirement Village. The transformation of the garden from an underutilised, overgrown area to a beautiful garden and shade area has been an ongoing project of the LEO club since inception.
    Emily also started the "Cohuna LEO Cub Program", where siblings of LEOs were given the opportunity to assist the LEOs in activities, watched movies and played games during school holidays and visited the elderly.
    We congratulate Emily on the award.


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    MJF Presented at Corowa Lions Club

    The award was presented to Lion Graham Withers, in recognition of his tremendous work and dedication not only for Corowa Lions Club, his community and Lions Clubs International.

    Graham re-joined Lions in 2008 after a long period of absence and since that time has also been very actively involved in the Mint program, held many club portfolios and the position of Club Secretary for over seven years.

    DG Norm Walkington had much pleasure in presenting Graham with his award.

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    Zone Meeting - 3rd June 2018

    Zone 8 invites Lions along for a meeting and Camp Oven lunch at Lions Park Tungamah on Sunday 3rd June 2018 at 11am

    Guest Speaker is from Australian Lions Hearing Dogs

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    Zone Meeting - 30th May 2018

    Zones 4 & 5 will be having a combined Zone meeting on Wednesday 30th Mary at Tongala Hotel. Meeting 7pm start (members meet from 6pm for tea in the dining room).

    Guest speaker is CEO Adam Wake who will speak on the activities of Lions Village Licola and provide information on the camps and how your club can become involved.


    Club Development Days are being held on:

    Sunday 15th April at Cohuna and Baranduda

    Sunday 13th May at Corowa and Tocumwal

    It is essential that members book in for catering.

    Please contact your Zone Chairman or Lion Lee Walkington on 0400576383 or email to book.

    These workshops are open to all members who wish to improve their knowledge of Lions and President, Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Chair.

    Even if you have done the job before, there are a lot of changes, and lots of information to assist you.

    Attachment: CDD 2018 Facilitators Venues.pdf

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    District LEO of the Year Final

    Leo of the Year V6 District final for 2018.
    Hosted by the Yarrawonga Lions Club.
    On Sunday 11th March 2018 the V6 District “Leo of the Year” final was held at the Yarrawonga Lions clubrooms, which is a fantastic facility in the Showgrounds.
    The final was contested by Leo’s from the following Leo Clubs. Leo Jazzy Burke represented the Benalla Leo Club, and Leo Jesse Beresford represented the Cobram on the Murray Leo Club, and Leo Jazmin Clarke represented the Tungamah Leo Club. Unfortunately, the Rochester representative Leo Caitlin Allman was unable to take part in the final. The Judges for the final were, retired Schoolteacher Mrs Sandra Hart and retired Policeman Mr Ron Stone and Past District Governor Lion Stephen Kazenwadel, our sincere “thank you” to the Judges for a difficult task well done. I would also like to thank Yarrawonga Lions Club President Doug Randel and the Club Members for accepting to Host this final, and all of the club members that assisted on the day of the final.
    My personal thank you, and also from those in attendance, to Catering Chairperson Lion Debbie Jans Van Corler and her helpers, for providing such great food requirements on the day, which always happens when you attend a Yarrawonga Lions Club function, it was very much appreciated by all in attendance.The winner of the Public Speaking Final was Leo Jazmin Clarke and the overall winner was Leo Jazzy Burke, we all wish Leo Jazzy good luck for the 2018 Victorian State Leo of the Year final next Sunday 18th March 2018, which will be held at the Senior Citizens Club rooms at 192 Centre Road Narre Warren.
    To add to these Leo’s performances in the final at the weekend, I would also like to advise that both Leo’s Jazzy Burke (Benalla) and Jazmin Clarke (Tungamah) also received the Honour of being Judged “Young Citizen of the Year” in the Australia Day 2018 Awards presentations in their community. In previous years other Leo Club Members and Leo Clubs have also received recognition on Australia Day, so again as Leo Chairman for our V6 District, I ask our Lions Clubs to please consider, and then also take the next step in forming a Leo Club for the Youth in your community, as they will make you very proud of their achievements in what they do in, and for your community.
    District V6 Leo Chairman. Peter Poels.


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    Disaster Relief Needed

    Please read the attached notice and see how your club can assist either the Flood appeal for Queensland or the fire victims in NSW and Victoria.


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    All information for running this program is available on this web site.

    Select 'Projects' and scroll down to 'Junior Public Speaking' tab and select the information you are looking for.

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    Virtual Sausage

    Dear Club Members,

    Your District Governor has accepted a challenge to raise $8000 in your District for Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research foundation (ALCCRF).

    It is hoped with your help and support; your district will present a cheque on the main stage at the MD Convention in Townsville in May 2018, along with the other districts within MD 201.

    Attached to this letter you will find some fun virtual sausage characters.

    If everyone of your members purchased a character, it would be a great start to reaching our goal!

    If every club matches their member’s donation, we would be three quarters of the way there.

    If any club decided to take it one step further and sell them to the public at BBQ’s, shopping centres etc., your district would overwhelmingly succeed in your goal!

    All funds raised need to be made out to your District and then sent to your Cabinet treasurer, labelled as District ALCCRF challenge, to be collated until your district goal is reached.

    If you return the individual virtual sausage characters to your zone chairman with the names of the contributors, they will be displayed on a ‘HUGE’ wall of honour at the Multiple District Convention in Townsville.

    By helping this worthwhile cause, you the members will be responsible for helping ALCCRF reach their quest to have a 100% survival rate from Childhood Cancer.

    I thank you in advance for your support of our 2017/18 District Governors challenge and I look forward to seeing your district represented on the main stage of the MD convention in Townsville.

    Should you require any further Information please do not hesitate to contact me via any of the contact methods listed below.

    Yours sincerely,
    Kerrie McMahon
    Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research foundation
    0405 956 800

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    District V6 LEO of the Year Final

    Support our LEO's in the District Final


  • State LEO of the Year Final

    2018 Victorian
    State LEO of the Year
    PDG David Lowing - V District Leo Coordinator cordially invites Lions of 201 V6 to the 2018 State Leo of the Year to attend the State LEO of the Year Final to be held at Narre Warren Senior Citizens Club Rooms, 192 Centre Rd, Narre Warren
    On Sunday 18th March 2018.
    RSVP 11TH March to Lion Noelene Birnie. or 03 5625 3205/0408 861 353

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    Australia Day Awards - Tungamah

    Australia Day Celebrations at Tungamah were an outstanding success once again. The Tungamah Lions started the day with a delicious breakfast, before Dennis Gray, our MC for the day opened proceedings. Councillor Peter Lawless, then carried out the presentations to some outstanding recipients. Tony Figgins from Yundool and John O'Dwyer of Tungamah received Appreciation awards for their contributions to their towns, with Neil Lonie receiving the top award for Tungamah/St James. Jazmin Clarke was the Young Citizen of the Year for Tungamah. Neil is a member of the Tungamah Lions Club while Jazmin is a member of the Tungamah Leo Club. Well done to all concerned and a bigh thanks to those who set up the tables and chairs and also DV Sound.


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    LEO Annette Waters Nominated for Award

    Rochester 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 Lion

    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


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    Club 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

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    Due 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.


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    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 Service

    During 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

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    Service of Remembrance

    On 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.


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