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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.
Lions Eye Health ProgramLions from Kerang, Cohuna & East Loddon attended a training day at Charlton with LEHP facilitatos Rod Jackson. Learning the four different types of Eye Testing that is carried out under the Lions Eye Health Program.
Melvin Jones Fellowship PresentationOn Saturday 24th November, PDG Norm Walkington had the honour of presenting a District Melvin Jones Fellowship to Lion Stanley (TEX) Smith of the Howlong Lions Club. Tex has over 34 years of service to his community, Lions Club and Lions clubs International, serving on many committees, taking on all roles within the club. Congratulations Tex on an outstanding effort.
LIONS LEADERSHIP TRAININGDear Secretaries & Club Leadership Chairpersons(1st Vice Presidents)
Your District is now seeking suitable and enthusiastic candidates to apply for the Emerging Lions Leadership Institute, which is now going to be held in Auckland and not in Sydney as previously advised. The dates are still going to be 12th – 14th April 2019.
This change has been brought about because we are holding the Faculty Development Institute (FDI), a Lions Certified Instructor Program (LCIP) and a local Regional Lions Leadership Institute (RLLI) in Australia so it was agreed to move the ELLI to New Zealand.
The Regional Lions Leadership Institute will be held in Adelaide on 22nd -24th February 2019.
The RLLI and the ELLI cover a similar curriculum and both target the newer Lions leader. The preference is for members who have not yet been a Club President, but current Club Presidents may apply if there are vacancies.
I would encourage you to promote the RLLI to your newer Lions looking to take on leadership roles in their Club or first move into a cabinet position. The program is also open to Leos (over 18 yrs old) and we would love to see some Leos attend.
Please make good use of the training offered, it can only be of benefit to your Clubs, District and the services we provide.
A good contingent from 201V6 will be most welcome.
I have attached application forms for both institutes. Information can also be found at https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/resources-for-members/resource-center/emerging-lions-leadership-institute
PDG Tim Irvine
Global Leadership Team Area Leader
PH 08 64989888
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY - TELL YOUR LIONS STORYPlease pass this news item onto your Club newsletter editor, public relations person, Facebook admin or website co-ordinator.
While the article was produced by Rotary, the suggestions apply equally to Lions.
This item is available on the District website under “NEWS” tab
Attachment: how to improve your photography (1).pdf
DISTRICT MJF NOMINATIONAll V6 Lions Clubs
District Cabinet Officers
District Cabinet shall consider, during the third District Cabinet meeting the nomination of a Lion, being a then current member in good standing of a Lions Club in the District, as a Melvin Jones Fellow.
Your Club is invited to submit a nomination to the Cabinet Secretary by 15th January 2019
Consideration will be given to nominations from Clubs who would not normally afford to award a Melvin Jones Fellowship
The outline of conditions for submission of any nomination is explained in Article 12, Sections 1-6 of the District Constitution (see attached).
Please read this, as it outlines the procedures for nominating a member for a District MJF.
Lions District 201V6
Attachment: District MJF nomination request 29-10-2018.pdf
50 Years of ServiceDuring the Lions District V6 Convention, DG Judy had the pleasure of presenting Lion Laurie Archard from host club Cohuna Lions with his 50 Year Service Medallion. Over his 50 years Laurie has held all positions at Club and Board level, also serving as Cabinet Secretary during the term of DG Don Gow in 1985-86
Laurie was thanked by all for his service to Cohuna Lions, his community and Lions Clubs International
District V6 ConventionThe Registration Form for the 41st V6 Convention is now available to download from our website.
There is also a map to help you find your way.
Lions Drought ReliefHow you can help Lions to help farming communities.
Find out about the Australian Lions Foundation appeal and the Need for feed program
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/lions-clubs-mobilised-on-drought-relief/
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: https://lionsclubs.org.au/australian-lions-foundation-disaster-appeal/
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: https://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: https://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: https://lionsclubs.org.au/join-lions/