LAVINGTON LIONS CLUB Inc

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: http://www.carevan.com.au/


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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

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    Rochester Sportsmens Museum

    While in Rochester for Lions Vision Screening, we took the opportunity to have a look at the newly opened "Sportsman's Museum" which houses part of the massive collection from John Forbes.
    If your club is looking for somewhere to go for a social activity, highly recommend a visit. Great meals at the pub too.

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    Lions Vision Screening

    On Tuesday 19th November 15 Lions provided Vision Screening at St Joseph's Primary School Rochester, 6 of these Lions were first time Screeners.
    95 students were Screened with 27 referrals.
    A good days work.

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    ALF Bush Fires Call For Assistance

    As you will all be aware, the Bush Fires are at an unprecedented situation in NSW. All assistance that you are able to provide will be gratefully received.

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  • Lions Village Licola 50th Celebrations

    Hello to all Lions & Lionesses,
    The Licola 50th Anniversary celebrations are almost here, and over 85% booked!!
    We still have a few rooms available, and would love to see you all here to celebrate a milestone in the life of Licola and Lions
    Please pass this email to as many fellow Lions as you can, to ensure the success of the weekend
    Details are:
    Saturday November 23rd / Sunday November 24th is when we would love to see you
    $100 per person – Includes 2 nights accommodation and 3 magnificent meals ( lunch & dinner Saturday & cooked brekky Sunday ), PLUS heaps of entertainment, site tours, raffles, awards, dedications and even some adrenaline filled activities!
    For those who would like to partake in a continental brekky on the Saturday, its only a tiny $5 per person!
    It’s the most fun you can ever have for $100!!! 😊
    Please call our office or email us to book your place: 03 5148 8791 or camping@licola.org.au and don’t delay! We don’t want you to miss out!
    Very much looking forward to seeing you all here to help celebrate this milestone!
    Warm Regards,
    Tony Davis
    CEO / Operations Manager
    Licola Wilderness Village
    Tel: 03 5148 8791
    tony.davis@licola.org.au
    [licola.org.au]

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    Camp LEO 2019

    Over the weekend of 4th to 6th October 2019, 12 LEOS from Cohuna and Tungamah travelled with 6 Lions leaders to Four Post Camp just outside Deniliquin. No not for the Ute Muster but to enjoy some time as a group, enjoying quality time together, swimming, walking, volleyball and lots more. Most importantly they took part in the "LEO Master Chef Challenge". DG Omen can and spent some quality time with the LEOS, was one of the Master Chef judges, along with LEO Liaison Annette and guest speaker Leeza Webb. Wouldn't want their job, four really great sweets were made by the LEOS with some input form their Lion support staff.
    Leeza is a "Youth Drug and Alcohol Councillor" and gave the group some really good advice on looking after themselves at parties and looking after their mates.
    All in all, a fantastic weekend. Hopefully next year, we will have ALL V6 LEO Clubs involved.

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    Lap the Map for Diabetes

    To all V6 clubs,

    Attached to assist you is a local PR Template that has been prepared to assist your club in awareness of, and promoting this event: -

    Lions Media Release - Local Template - please use this document and change the highlighted sections to match what your club is doing and make any other relevant changes.
    Start using the local template now for your own area.

    Could each club participating, please fill in the Participating club details document, and return to me by Monday 8th October - to ccathro@arel.com.au

    Also, for your reference, a copy Lions Media Release - National, and what will be on the MD website

    Note: the National Facebook Page has been set up. https://www.facebook.com/lionslapthemap

    Lions Lap the Map for Diabetes
    Lions Lap the Map for Diabetes, Newcastle, New South Wales. 16 likes. ‘Lions Lap the Map’ family friendly walks and community events promoting healthy lifestyle and raising awareness of the Diabetes...
    www.facebook.com

    There has been some mention from various areas of getting local recipients of Lions Hearing Dogs involved in support of this project. There has been discussion at MD level with Australian Lions Hearing Dogs CEO and Chairperson, and they are very keen to be involved. Most clubs should know if they have anyone in their area who is a recipient.

    If anyone has trouble opening these files, or has any other queries, please contact me ASAP

    It is still not too late for clubs to decide to participate in some way, and Some clubs may have other activities scheduled around that time and might be too difficult to hold the event on that date, however it should not be a problem if they conduct some event a week or so earlier, and adjust any publicity accordingly.

    If clubs think that they couldn't get sufficient participants in their area to make it viable, they might consider combining with a nearby club.

    Remember - the event only has to be as big as each individual club wants to make it.

    Regards
    Clinton Cathro
    Global Service Team- V6 co-ordinator
    Mob: 0427 102 541
    ccathro@arel.com.au


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  • VALE: Ted Exton

    VALE: It is with deep sadness that I advise of the passing of Lion Edwin "Ted" Exton. Long time member of the Benalla Lions Club.
    DG Omen and members of the District Cabinet send their condolences to the family.

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    September is Lions Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

    What is you club doing to promote this vital program?

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    Lions Peace Poster Contest

    Has your club purchased the Kits for the Lions Peace Poster Contest?

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  • Lions V Districts Cancer Foundation

    Please see attached the Lions V Districts Cancer Foundation newsletter

    Attachment: Lions VicD Cancer Foundation News#2 (1).pdf


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    Junior Public Speaking District Final

    Details attached

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    Competition Time!!

    Are you ready to take up the challenge to sell more cakes in V6?


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    Byron Bay Cookies

    These cookies are available now. They are 'Gluten Free" a great option for your customers who require 'Gluten Free"

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    Lions Mints - Special Officer

    If you club is one of the many who have not yet got the Lions Mints sales as a Club project. Here is your chance to give it a go, without a financial outlay to your club.

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    Need 4 Feed "Fathers Day Run"

    Lions across Victoria are putting together their next run to assist farmers who are still doing it tough.
    The next run is on Fathers Day - How can you help?
    By donating items to go into 'Care Packs' to be delivered to farmers.
    It doesn't take a lot to help....

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    District V6 Annual Changeover Dinner

    IPDG Judy presented the four Past District Governors with a Centennial Service Pin

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    District V6 Annual Changeover Dinner

    DG Omen has introduced a few new faces to the Cabinet Officers group this year. They bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm along with their skills.
    Our District is in good hands, the future is ours to create.

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    District V6 Annual Changeover Dinner

    DG Omen took the opportunity on the occasion of the Annual Changeover Dinner to introduce his new Board.
    With 8 new Zone Chairman have been installed bringing fresh ideas to the table.

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    District V6 Annual Changeover Dinner

    On Saturday 27th July 2019, around 90 Lions, Lions Ladies, LEOS family and friends gathered together to thank IPDG Judy for her leadership and guidance during her term of office 2018-2019.
    DG Judy took this opportunity to thank her team for their support and effort during the year. Lions PDG Peter Niall was presented with the "Lions Star Award" for his outstanding service not only to DG Judy but to the District.


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    "Lap the Map for Diabetes"

    This is a National Program that all Clubs are asked to take part in.
    This can be at a Club, Zone or District Level.

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  • LIONS V DISTRICTS CANCER FOUNDATION

    WE’RE INCORPORATED AND UNDER WAY!
    Your most recently incorporated Lions Foundation, the Lions V Districts
    Cancer Foundation, is now operational and DGR (deductible gift recipient)
    status is on the way. We now call on V District Lions Clubs to offer their
    support, by making a donation - helping us to make this most valuable
    project a reality.

    Attachment: Skin Cancer Newsletter to clubs number 1 (1).pdf


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    Lions Village Licola Turns 50!

    Come and join us for a celebratory weekend on 23/24 of November 2019 to recognise the first 50 years of Licola; from the date of the purchase of the property. In the next few weeks Club secretaries will receive a flyer and booking form with all the details of the event. There will be activities all weekend, including a commemorative dinner on the Saturday night which will recognise many of the significant contributors to Licola’s history.

    The weekend will be a time to catch up with old friends, reflect on past achievements and marvel at all the recent changes at Licola. Price for the entire weekend will be $100 per person (3 meals and 2 night’s accommodation in cabin room or caravan) and will go on sale on 1 August 2019 on a first-in, first-served basis. After November 2019, there will be those who were at THE EVENT, and those who weren’t!!



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    Cohuna & District LEO Club

    The new Food Van has arrived!! The LEOs are so excited, it is very big and will be sooooo good to work in. It will take a bit to get used to using it, but we are up for the challenge.

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    MD Convention 2020

    WELCOME TO THE ADELAIDE MD 2020 CONVENTION
    TO BE HELD AT THE ADELAIDE SHOWGROUNDS
    ON MAY 15th TO MAY 18th 2020

    Come and visit our website
    https://lionsclubs.org.au/conventions/adelaide2020/

    For information regarding:
    Accommodation
    Where to visit
    Venues
    Contact details

    We are creating a MD Convention
    “Vision for the future”
    which will delight you all


    Attachment: Welcome notice to Adelaide.pdf




National news

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    We'd like your support in deleting old files, including documents,images and videos. Please have a look around your site for very old materials that can now be deleted!



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    Beware e-mail scams targetting Lions

    Lions 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/


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    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

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    More details: https://www.facebook.com/lionsaustralia/


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    Our new TV advertisment launched #morethansausages

    It'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/


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    Attention All Lions OZ Clubhouse Webmasters

    The "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.

    Attachment: Oz-Clubhouse-Instructions-Revised-29th-December-2015.pdf

    More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/members/oz-clubhouse/