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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.
MD Mini ConventionMembers attended the MD201 Mini Convention in Melbourne
Where there is a need...there are Lions....Covid May have closed us down from sewing Turbans in our Yarrawonga Lion’s Sewing room, but some of us continued at home. Orders from oncology units still dribbled in. Our first Tuesday back we were very busy getting back orders ready to go out.
We have now caught up. A brilliant group of volunteer women who believe in what we do for the community.
Great Lion’s project to be involved in. 6 years still going strong and coming up to 45,000 free pieces of chemotherapy headwear distributed all over Australia.
Cancer doesn’t stop for Covid or Lockdown.
Mohyo turns Scrap into ArtThe Scrap Art Competition was held as part of the Clubs May Community Market and attracted a number of entries from more than twenty crafters.
Young Lion takes the helm in NumurkahThe Numurkah Lions Club held their changeover dinner on Monday August 16. At the changeover special presentations were made to Lions Ladies Bernadette Steward & Margaret Mitchell in appreciation for their many years of service to Numurkah Lions Ladies & the Numurkah Lions Club. The outgoing President Keith Nicoll handed over the gong & gavel (pictured) to Jack Fischer. Jack Fischer at 24 years is the youngest member to ever lead our Lions club. His younger brother Harry at 19 years is the club’s assistant treasurer.
President Jack’s goals are: the realisation of the Newman Square beautification project in Numurkah, the continuation of our main fundraiser - the Broken Creek Market, the annual Christmas carols, to mark the 75 year celebration of Lions in Australia in 2022, membership drive, investigate new fundraising ideas, more social activities, increased promotion, support our Lions projects (Lap the Map for diabetes, youth, fruit fly, the environment), host & promote the skin check & awareness unit (Feb 2022), & support & promote the club’s hosting of the District convention (Oct 2022).
Numurkah Lions Club had a successful day on Thursday 23September in the Lions Park call keeping connected with each other on the banks of the Broken Creek Numurkah Lions Park . Tea and coffee was served with home made slices and biscuits was enjoyed by all who were there .There were a few good story’s told on the day . There will be another one held one afternoon soon.
Hilltop Patient & Carer Accommodation Centre Fundraising.Hilltop Patient & Carer Accommodation Centre Fundraising.
More details: https://www.fightcancer.org.au/what-we-do/accommodation-albury-wodonga
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/