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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.
Funeral of Lion Noel "Kojak" ConnellyLions Club of Kerang advise that the funeral for Lion Noel "Kojak" Connelly will be held at Adams Funeral Chapel, 39 Fitzroy Street Kerang
Friday 28th February 2020
All Lions are asked to form a guard of honour at the Kerang Lawn Cemetery following the service.
Cohuna LEOS Visit WalwaOn Sunday 9th February members of the Cohuna LEO Club travelled by mini bus up to the Bushfire effected area of our District. Their aim, to visit the small school of Walwa and check in on the students there.
They had tea with the school Principal Steve, parents and students cooked by the local Lions Club on Sunday night.
The group camped a the local Riverside Caravan Park in a tent, this was a bit of a challenge as the rain had started early in the day and did not ease off until well into Monday.
On Monday morning they joined with the school for breakfast, again supplied by the Lions Club. They took new school backpack, filled with lots of items needed to start the new school year, pens, books, coloured pencils, rulers, texter pens, lunch box and drinker and lots more to donate to the students. They also took along gift boxes of personal items, such as shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and brush, combe and hair brush. Along with new books and garden equipment.
As a joint project on Monday they made up new garden beds and planted lots of succulents as a new beginning.
They also had the opportunity to visit the Blaze Aid camp in Jingellic where Eugene the camp coordinator explained how Blaze Aid worked and who the volunteers carry out their work.
They also travelled onto the Primary School at Khancoban to visit the students there who had been impacted by the bushfires as well. Again they left lots of gifts and books for the school.
Special thanks to the Walwa Jingellic Lions Club, especially Shirley Cheshire, who looked after them so well.
BUSHFIRE DONATIONSTo all Lions, Leos and Lioness – MD201
As we are all aware, the current bushfire crisis has impacted so many areas around of our country. The support of Clubs, individuals and organisations has been incredible which has enabled Lions to be at the forefront in supporting those impacted.
In Australia, we are lucky to have the support of our two Lions Foundations – the Australian Lions Foundation and our Lions Clubs International Foundation who have already provided significant funding support to help the victims.
Both the Australian Lions Foundation and Lions Clubs International Foundation are working together to ensure that support is provided quickly and direct to all areas. ALF and LCIF have already provided significant funding to our Districts and will continue that with increasing support.
We ask that all Clubs continue to support our Foundations instead of general community funds as we know and control where all the support goes. Clubs and the public know the integrity of how Lions deal with donations as all funds collected go where they are intended.
Both Foundations are asking for your continued support which will enable Lions in the affected areas to help those who have lost their homes and livelihoods. You can make a difference!
Please give your consideration and support to both our own Foundations.
Donations can be received as follows:
AUSTRALIAN LIONS FOUNDATION LTD
Direct Deposit to:
ALF National Appeal Account Bank – Westpac BSB 036-048 Account No: 44 0704 (Reference Club LCI Number)
Mail cheques to:
ALF Treasurer PO Box 278 MELVILLE WA 6956
You can also use the “GiveNow” link on: www.alf.org.au
LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION
Forward Donations to your Cabinet Treasurer in the usual way.
For public donations seeking tax deductibility through the Lions Australia Fund for LCIF please contact LCIF MD Co-ordinator Nigel Jeny firstname.lastname@example.org or the Lions National Office on 02 4940 8033.
A.J (Tony ) Benbow OAM Chairman Australian Lions Foundation Ltd
Barry Palmer AO Past International President Trustee Lions Clubs International Foundation
Attachment: ALF - Amended LCIF Donation Note (1).pdf
LCIF Replacing water tanks.Lions Clubs International Foundation has provided funds to replace water tanks lost in the NSW Bush Fires.
Attachment: Tank letter to clubs 28nov19.docx
Oz-Clubhouse Clean up needs YOU!Thanks for using Oz-Clubhouse but our server is groaning under the weight.
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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/
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: https://lionsclubs.org.au/more-than-sausages/
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: https://lionsclubs.org.au/members/oz-clubhouse/