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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.
MJF Presented at Corowa Lions ClubThe 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.
Zone Meeting - 3rd June 2018Zone 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
Zone Meeting - 30th May 2018Zones 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 DAYSClub 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
District LEO of the Year FinalLeo 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.
Disaster Relief NeededPlease 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.
JUNIOR PUBLIC SPEAKINGAll 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.
Virtual SausageDear 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.
Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research foundation
0405 956 800
District V6 LEO of the Year FinalSupport our LEO's in the District Final
State LEO of the Year Final2018 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.
email@example.com or 03 5625 3205/0408 861 353
Australia Day Awards - TungamahAustralia 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.
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.
Australian Lions Foundation Disaster appealRead 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 BoardThe 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 OpportunitiesRead 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 LionsLions 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 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 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 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/