BOROONDARA CENTRAL LIONS CLUB (Inc)

District 201V5, Victoria, Australia

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    LIONS CHRISTMAS CAKES & PUDDINGS NOW AVAILABLE IN OP SHOP

    Lions Christmas cakes and puddings are now available in the Lions Op Shop at 1350C Toorak Rd, Camberwell (in the Burwood Village). We have 1.5kg ($17), 1kg ($13) cakes and 1kg ($13) puddings, as well as the Lions Centenary Gold Cake tin containing the large Christmas cake ($22).

    Our Op Shop is full of wonderful Christmas decorations and presents, with more arriving each week. Do call in and select some decorations or presents from the wonderful array. Best value in town!


  • LIONS CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION

    Thanks to everyone who visited our Op Shop during the Burwood Village Festival on Saturday 29 April. We enjoyed meeting many new people who we hope will continue to come to our Op Shop. We donated the takings for the week to Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation. Our club was able to donate $2,000 this year to add to the more than $10 million Lions clubs have donated over the past few years. Thanks to everyone who contributed.


  • CAN YOU HELP BY DONATING GOODS TO OUR OP SHOP?

    OUR OP SHOP RELIES ON DONATED GOODS TO RAISE FUNDS TO HELP THE COMMUNITY.

    WE NEED CHINA, GLASSWARE (ALL TYPES OF BRIC-A-BRAC), JEWELLERY, KITCHENWARE, CLOTHES, HABERDASHERY, SHOES, HANDBAGS, BOOKS, WORKING ELECTRICAL GOODS AND FURNITURE. PLEASE BRING DONATIONS TO THE OP SHOP AT 1350C TOORAK ROAD, CAMBERWELL (BURWOOD VILLAGE) BETWEEN 10.30AM AND 4.00PM MONDAY TO FRIDAY AND 9.30AM TO 12.30PM SATURDAYS. OR, IF YOU NEED TO DONATE OUT OF HOURS, PLEASE CALL MARGARET ON 0409 389 927 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO OPEN THE SHOP TO ACCEPT YOUR GOODS.

    PLEASE DONATE GOODS IN SALEABLE CONDITION ONLY (NOT BROKEN, WORN OUT). WE ARE NOT PERMITTED TO SELL MATTRESSES, PILLOWS, DOONAS, USED SAFETY EQUIPMENT, CHILDREN'S CAR SEATS OR COTS WHICH DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE AUSTRALIAN STANDARD, GAS BOTTLES, CHEMICALS OR FOOD.

    YOUR DONATION WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED AND WILL HELP US TO HELP MORE PEOPLE, SO THANKS SO MUCH FOR WHATEVER YOU CAN GIVE US.


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    WHY NOT VOLUNTEER IN OUR OP SHOP?

    Would you like to meet lots of interesting people, make new friends and work with Lions to help the local community?

    We're always looking for volunteers to work in our Op Shop. How about it? Any spare time on your hands? Don't be afraid, its great fun and not all hard work. You can volunteer as little as 3 hours per week - Our volunteers look forward to their shifts and we have a great volunteers party each year to say 'thank you'.

    Call the Op Shop on 9809 4950 to have a chat and find out how to get involved.

    The Lions Club of Boroondara Central Op Shop is located at:-
    1350C Toorak road, Camberwell (in the Burwood Village Shopping Precinct, next to Jagers Carpets, Melway Map 60 G6). TEL: 98094950

    We are open 10.30AM to 4.30PM Monday to Thursday, 10.30am to 4.00pm Fridays and 9.30AM to 12.30PM Saturdays.

    Everything you purchase helps someone in the community.

    We cannot offer any pay, as all the money we make in the Op Shop goes to help people in need, but just knowing you are helping brings its own reward.

    Photo, left, Lions Club President Steve and "Arrow" helping a customer.


  • DONATE USED SPECTACLES FOR LIONS TO RECYCLE - SAVE SIGHT CAMPAIGN

    Lions has a program to collect used spectacles. We have them checked and refurbished by trained technicians and then donate them to people who don't have access to sight saving services, in countries in our region.

    Since July 2014 we have donated over 2,500 pairs of spectacles to the project and plan on donating many more this year.

    You can bring your used spectacles to the Lions Club of Boroondara Central Op Shop at 1350C Toorak road, Camberwell (Burwood Village) TEL: 9809 4950.


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    UNIVERSAL WHEELCHAIRS

    The Boroondara Central Lions Club and the Australian Lions Club Foundation have generously donated $14,400 to Disability Sport & Recreation for the construction of 10 universal wheelchairs that could be used across a variety of different sports and for a wide range of purposes.

    Tim Nield, Manager, Community and Member Services, said the wheelchairs were an invaluable asset to the organisation.

    “So many wheelchair sports require specialist equipment, which comes with a hefty price tag.

    “Once someone progresses with their skills and experience, more sophisticated equipment is needed, but for many beginners or people wanting to learn about what activities are available, a basic chair is all they need to get a feel for the sport.

    “These chairs will give people a taste of what wheelchair sports, like wheelchair basketball, are like, and will be particularly useful in our school education program,” he said.

    The chairs were developed and manufactured in Melbourne, which made them a low-cost alternative to importing expensive sports wheelchair from overseas.

    The project to develop a basic universal sports chair prototype has been running since mid 2014, with the first chairs rolling off the production line in early 2015.



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    CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR BLIND PEOPLE WITH SEEING EYE DOGS

    For the past 3 years, five blind people and their Seeing Eye Dogs received a surprise Christmas gift from the Lions Club of Boroondara Central. In 2016 we were able to help 7 blind people as Royal Canin has given us an even better discount on the dog food. The club worked with Seeing Eye Dogs Australia and the supplier of their dog food, Royal Canin, to give 7 blind people 2 bags of dog food each. The 2 bags will feed each dog for 12 weeks and will help free up some cash for their owners to use on family Christmas activities. Once again in 2017 we will be helping 7 blind people to feed their dogs over Christmas/New Year.

    We thank Seeing Eye Dogs Australia for help with the organisation of the donation and Royal Canin for giving us a very generous discount.


  • Donations to Various Lions Medical Research Projects

    In May 2017 we made donations to the following Lions medical research:-
    Lions Prostate Cancer
    Lions Spinal Cord Fellowship
    Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation
    Lions House at the Austin Hospital
    Lions Australia Operation Smile Project
    Lions Rheumatism and Arthritis Medial Research Foundation

    Lions funds research fellows and their teams to conduct research into specific diseases and hopefully find cures. Whenever you buy something in our Op Shop, you will help these foundations and many more.



  • THANKS TO BUNNINGS WAREHOUSE


    Thanks to Bunnings in Hawthorn ll for kindly allowing us to sell Lions Christmas cakes for the first 3 weeks in December each year, at the front entrance of their store.The Bunnings staff are always helpful and friendly and we enjoy being at the Bunnings store each year.



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    CLUB DONATES LIONS COMFORT TEDDY BEARS TO S.E.S.

    We donated Lions Comfort Teddy Bears to the Malvern branch of the S.E.S. in May 2017. The bears are to comfort children (and sometimes adults) who are involved in road trauma, house fires, lost in the bush etc. The S.E.S. gives the bears to children they are rescuing. The photo shows the members of the Malvern S.E.S with some of the Lions Comfort Teddy Bears.


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    Defibrillator Training for Club Hawthorn

    We paid $875 to St John Ambulance to undertake training in the use of Club Hawthorn''s new defibrillator. Club Hawthorn is a squash and sports club in Glenferrie Rd. Hawthorn and they recently acquired a defibrillator to revive the old geezers when they collapse after a game of squash.




District news

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    General Motors American Car Show - Nunawading LC

    Come an enjoy a genuine American Car Show!

    Proudly presented by the Nunawading Lions Club

    On Sunday the 12th of November at the Manhattan Hotel, Cnr Heatherdale and Canterbury Roads in Ringwood. Admission is $5 and kids under 12 are FREE!


    More details: http://nunawading.vic.lions.org.au/


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    Licola Family Open Day

    This year's FAMILY OPEN DAY flier. November 4th - pop it in the diary and bring the family for a great day out.. more instructors and more big activities this year

    Attachment: CAMP_OPEN_DAY_2017-2-1.pdf

    More details: http://licola.org.au/


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    Join Membership Forum - Extend the Hand of Service!

    All Lions are invited to attend this innovative, dynamic, fun filled, informative Membership Forum. Come along, contribute your ideas, learn new techniques and strategies to increase membership in YOUR club!

    Attachment: Membership Forum Save the Date2.pdf


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    Comedy For a Cause - Wantirna Lions

    Comedy For A Cause presents a showcase of some of the best comedians from the Sydney and Melbourne International Comedy Festival in support of Wantirna Lions Club.

    Date: Saturday 7 October, 2017
    Doors: 7pm
    Showtime: 8pm
    Conclusion: 10:15pm (approx)
    Tickets: $35

    Drinks available at discounted prices (wine, beer, cider and mixed spirits) from 7.00pm.

    Tickets are not allocated – so first in best dressed.

    PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AN 18+ EVENT AND MAY CONTAIN SOME COURSE LANGUAGE.

    Venue: Bayswater Citizens Centre – 790 Mountain Highway, Bayswater (Cnr Mountain Hwy and Scoresby Rd)

    Contact Details:
    Mat Wakefield: mat@comedyforacause.net 0421 244 288

    Attachment: Event Advert Wantirna Lions Comedy night.docx

    More details: http://comedyforacause.net/tc-events/wantirna/


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    Charity Golf Day @ Kingston Heath!

    Welcome to the running of the 42nd Lions Moorabbin Annual Charity Golf Day.
    We are delighted to announce our 2017 event will be played at the prestigious Kingston Heath Golf Club on Tuesday 28 November. We will have an AM field and a PM field and the event will be singles stableford. We will have the usual activities such as NTP’s, longest drive, straightest drive, a raffle, auctions, winning prizes.

    We will be assisted in the management of this year’s event by GOLFSelect. Key aspects of GOLFSelect’s involvement is the setting up of a specific website to handle player registrations and payments, and the provision of a mobile scoring system on the day showing a live leaderboard after you play each hole. You can see a sample of this scoring system by clicking here.

    Funds raised at this year’s charity golf day will go toward specific Lion’s Project throughout 2018. Lions Moorabbin is proud to say that every single cent raised from our charity golf day goes back to the community.

    We would like to add that this is a very special event for our Club, as it occurs in the Centenary Year of Lions International serving the community in Australia.
    We look forward to receiving your entry in the event.

    Attachment: Event Advert Moorabbin Lions Golf Day.pdf

    More details: http://www.golfdays.com.au/Event.aspx?ref=pvvep


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    The Roti Night organised by the Lions of Lyndhurst – Come ‘Roti’ with us

    It is our pleasure to invite everyone to attend the Roti Night organised by the Lions of Lyndhurst and District Club on 15 September 2017.

    All proceeds from the event will be donated to Rainbows for the Children of Australia. The said Charity was founded in 1985 and functions as a grief support harm prevention charity that assists those facing a significant loss or painful transition in their lives. Peer-support programs facilitated by trained adults provide children and adults in emotional pain a path to process their loss whilst allowing them to build trust in another. The charity also focuses on harm prevention and addresses a variety of areas such as depression, family break-down and suicide prevention.

    Do take the time to attend our event, it would be great to see you there!

    Thank you
    Udeshika Gunasekera

    Attachment: Event Advert Roti Night Lions of Lyndhurst.docx

    More details: http://lyndhurstdistrict.vic.lions.org.au/


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    Licola - Over 50's Getaway

    "If we were meant to stay in one place we’d have roots rather than feet."

    Over 50s Getaway!

    We’ve come across an incredible opportunity at Licola! Through a grant available from the Wellington Shire council we have potential funding for up to 15 people from the Wellington Shire to come to our getaway – totally for FREE! This is a case of first in best dressed.

    The getaway includes transport to and from Heyfield, all meals, activities and accommodation for the week. This years program runs from the 30th October to the 3rd November (Mon – Fri).

    If all 15 participants come from one club, ideal! If a few small groups from several clubs, not an issue. We’re taking all expressions of interest. The only requirement is a commitment to the program for us to take to the council. If members of your club don’t seem overly excited, perhaps your book club, swimming club, cars club might be interested!

    The phones are available right now for you to call us (03) 5148 8791 or email camping@licola.org.au.

    Over 50s Getaway

    For everybody outside the Wellington Shire we would love to hear from you, it’s an incredible program at a very reasonable price ($330 per person). Includes transport to and from Melbourne.

    Attachment: Licola Corner Over 50s.pdf

    More details: http://www.licola.org.au/


  • Meet the Future of Lions!


    Learn how Lions and Leos are bringing service into the 21st century with our new Global Service Framework in the video link below.

    With expanded service opportunities designed to meet emerging humanitarian needs, the service framework will help us achieve our LCI Forward goal of serving 200 million people per year by 2021!

    Our new service framework focuses our efforts on five service areas: Vision, Hunger, the Environment, Pediatric Cancer and Diabetes.



    More details: https://youtu.be/StmTvmQqKwc


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    Nunawading Lions hosting International Womans Day Dinner

    Nunawading Lions are holding a dinner on International Women’s Day 8th March, for 100 women. We hope to raise funds for women and children suffering from family violence.

    6.30pm for a 7pm start.

    Natalie’s Restaurant
    Quality Hotel Manor, 669 Maroondah Hwy. Mitcham.

    Tickets $55 pp. Booking enquiries : jenala8@bigpond.net.

    Please refer to the attached Invitation for more details and to make your booking.


    Attachment: IWD invitation.pdf


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    Tatura Lions hosting TatFest

    Tatura Lions are running the inaugural Festival of Tatura (TatFest) at Mactier Park, Tatura. TatFest is a day of food, fun, competitions, and entertainment for all the family. It celebrates the vibrant people and community, and the produce of Tatura.

    There will be Zorb balls, face painting, pirate ship jumping castle, sumo wrestling, abseiling, petting zoo, train rides, a model train demonstration, and fairy floss for the young and young at heart. Hit the target with a giant water pistol with the CFA and push and scream with the SES. Be entertained by buskers all day and vote for your winning busker. Buy paintings from the local State School by silent auction and marvel at the 1 minute videos, entitled “why I love Tatura”, produced by locals young and old.

    Don’t know what a zorb ball is? Look at the photo and come along and try your hand at rolling them from inside – I can ensure you that they are great fun.

    Plenty of meals, wine, beer, cider, and soft drinks available all day. The wine is from a local winery and you can buy a glass or a bottle. Meals will display the cultural foods of some of the ethnic communities of the region. Thirty stalls offering a wide range of goods – even the Lions BBQ with some special offerings.

    Entry is free.

    The busker competition is sponsored by the Tatura Hotel. The whole event is being sponsored by the City of Greater Shepparton, Tatura Milk, and Shepparton News, each with gold sponsorship. Tatura Milk is a business of Bega Cheese – the company that have just bought vegemite.

    We would be delighted to have you come and help us to promote Lions, or come and help us with a range of tasks through the day.

    Come to TatFest – you will have a ball.

    Follow us on our Facebook page below to see the great publicity that we are getting, email us on info@tatfest.com.au, or contact Malcolm Campbell 0429 683 775.

    More details: http://www.tatfest.com.au


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    District 201V5 Centennial Dinner Dance

    The Grand on Princes, 2251 Princes Hwy Mulgrave Vic 3170

    Saturday May 27th 2017 7.00 p.m. until midnight



    Black Tie Event



    Live Music from Band ‘Next Generation’



    $60 per head for a 3 course dinner with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks



    Tickets available through Kumar Swaminathan centchair@lionsclubs201v5.org or 0415 428 178 or Chester Allan on 0407 857 862

    Attachment: Centenary Dinner Flyer.pdf


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    Peace Poster - Judging of District 201V5 Finalists

    District Governor Brian Buchanan cordially invites you to the District 201V5 judging of District Finalists in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest 2016-2017.

    DATE: Saturday 26th November 2016
    TIME: 10.00am – 1pm
    VENUE: Box Hill Lions Hall, 1230 Riversdale Road Box Hill South

    Judging Panel: DG Brian Buchanan, Artist Susan Gustafson, Lion Rod Moss, Leo Keran Swaminathan.

    Please RSVP to District LIPPC Chairman Georgina Kambouris by 20th November 2016
    Email: peaceposter@lionsclubs201v5.org
    Mobile: 0419 578 089

    Attachment: District 201V5 LIPPC 2016-2017 District Judging Invitation 1.pdf


  • Food Hampers for Christmas

    We are asking for non-perishable goods to be collected by all of our Lions clubs in our district. From everything collected we will organise Christmas Food Hampers for families in need. So that families can have a great meal together.

    Maybe you could contact business stores and places in your area. Perhaps each club member could just collect something from home and put it together from the club.

    We are after items such as;- cans of soup, bottles of jam, vegemite, sugar, salt, paper, can of vegetables, soft drinks, pasta, packet meals, cans of fruit, chocolates, oil, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, laundry detergent and cleaning products, etc.

    We need donations by 27th of November 2016

    Food Items can be delivered to 8b/9 Futura Road Keysborough, Vic 3173.

    Contact District Chairmen’s Ruwan Paul on 0406 254 868 and Lidia Paul on 0423 469 569, 0414 873 868 or email hunger@lionsclubs201v5.org.au before delivery.


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


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    Sandringham Lions Celebrates 50 Years!

    Wow, what a night we had celebrating our 50th Charter Anniversary recently. A crowd of over 100 people including 3 young families enjoyed good food, wine, fellowship and great memories together with new plans for the future; it was so great to bring our community into our club.

    Celebrating the Past and Building for the Future, our theme for this, our 50th year, and I believe we truly did both those last night. Congratulations again to our Charter and current member Bill Adams OAM; 50 years of service to Lions and the community, a fantastic achievement. A few of our club achievements are 123,000 Christmas Cakes sold, 75,000 snags cooked, disbursed more than $2.5million and touched the lives of close to 120,000 people.

    In the photo above, DG Brian Buchanan and International Director Tony Benbow celebrate Bill Adams OAM 50 years and the Clubs 50 Years.




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    CAMP RECHARGE FUNDRAISER TRIVIA NIGHT - Saturday 22nd October 2016



    The Lions Clubs of Park Orchards, Forest Hill, Box Hill, South Vermont
    and Vermont invite you to a Trivial Pursuit Fundraiser in support of the
    inaugural Interchange Inner East and Outer East Special Needs Family

    Camp, “CAMP RECHARGE” to be held at Licola in November 2016.

    Come along and make a table of 10 and have a fun night

    When: Saturday 22nd October 2016
    Where: Ferntree Gully Bowling Club Inc Glenfern Rd, Ferntree Gully
    What time: 7:00 pm for 7.30 start

    $25 per head. Drinks at bar prices

    RSVP: John Anderson: 9803 0065
    e-mail: johnmk26@live.com





    Attachment: Flyer Camp Recharge Trivia Night 22 Oct 2015 copy.pdf


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    Food Hampers for Father’s Day

    We are asking for non-perishable goods to be collected by all of our Lions clubs in our district. From everything collected we will organise Father's Day hampers on September 4th, 2016, special for families in need. So that families can have a great meal together.

    Maybe you could contact business stores and places in your area. Perhaps each club member could just collect something from home and put it together from the club.

    We are after items such as;- cans of soup, bottles of jam, vegemite, sugar, salt, paper, can of vegetables, soft drinks, pasta, packet meals, cans of fruit, chocolates, oil, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, laundry detergent and cleaning products, etc.

    We need donations by Sunday 27th of August 2016

    Food Items can be delivered to 8b/9 Futura Road Keysborough, Vic 3173.

    Contact District Chairmen’s Ruwan Paul on 0406 254 868 and Lidia Paul on 0423 469 569, 0414 873 868 or email hunger@lionsclubs201v5.org.au before delivery.



    Attachment: Father's Day Hampers flyer 2016-2.pdf

    More details: http://201v5.lions.org.au/hunger


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    Australian Lions Foundation – Bushfire Appeal


    The Australian Lions Foundation is supporting local Lions Clubs in bushfire affected communities in their relief efforts.

    Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria have all had significant fires impacting many communities…. The most recent in Western Australia where the whole township of Yarloop was devastated with the loss of town buildings, 120 homes and properties and the loss of two lives. Lions on the ground have been assisting in all areas but more help is needed now to support those impacted to resettle and get their lives going again.

    To date, with the assistance of Clubs, the Australian Lions Foundation has provided grants totalling $600,000 to all areas impacted but with the recent Yarloop fires more support will be required. Donations received from Clubs to support this ongoing appeal have raised $333,000.

    As Clubs will be starting back after the Christmas and New Year break, we ask that you consider some support for those impacted by these disasters. Funds will be needed more and more to help those who are now recovering from the devastation of the fires and it is always Lions that are there on the front line to help those communities in need.

    Clubs wishing to support this appeal can forward cheques through the Cabinet Treasurer in the normal way.

    (Donations to this appeal do not qualify for ALF Awards)


    More details: http://lionsclubs.org.au/alf-newsflash-national-bushfire-appeal/


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    Victorian Government Power Outages campaign

    The Victorian State Government is seeking to ensure all Victorians are aware of the possibility of power outages during summer weather conditions and what they can do to prepare.

    As a result of the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, increased safety measures have been introduced through the Government's Powerline Bushfire Safety Program requiring electricity businesses to modify their powerline safety settings on Total Fire Ban and Code Red days to reduce the risk of bushfires.

    This may result in more power failures and a delay in restoring power if a fault occurs. In response, we promote 'Your Guide to Power Outages'. Please take a couple of minutes to read the guide, it only takes a few simple things to be prepared for a power outage.


    Attachment: 2015 Power Outage 8 Panel DL.pdf

    More details: http://www.energyandresources.vic.gov.au/energy/safety-and-emergencies/power-outages/guide


  • District 201V5 Member Training Dates 2015-16

    Personal Development - 14/15 November - Box Hill Lions Clubrooms

    New Member Program - 28th November - Guides Hall, Noble Park

    Zone Chairman Meeting - 5th December - Whittlesea Bowls Club

    Media Training - 12th December - Bendigo Bank East Ringwood

    New Member Program - 6th February, 2016 - Chittick Park Community Place, Seymour Aquatic Centre

    Website Training Program - 13th February, 2016 - Seymour Room, Seymour Aquatic Centre Seymour

    Website Training Program - 20th February, 2016 - Box Hill Lions Clubrooms

    Media Training - 2nd April 2016 - Bendigo Bank East Ringwood

    Personal Development - 9th April - Box Hill Lions Clubrooms

    My LCI Training Program - tbc

    Website Training Program - 23rd April 2016 - Bendigo Bank East Ringwood

    Guiding Lion Program - tbc – will be conducted at a country location

    Club Development Training-for Rural Lions (formerly Incoming Officer Training) - 1st May, 2016 - Tatura Primary School

    Club Development Training- for Metro Lions - 8th May, 2016 - East Doncaster Secondary College




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    Our Centenary Program - Your club's chance to get on board!

    Dear Lions,

    Have you heard about Lions Australia’s 100 years, 100 stories of service program to celebrate our LCI centenary? Or perhaps you’ve heard about it but don’t quite understand how it works?

    In a nutshell the campaign centres on 100 Lions clubs each providing $1000 in Grants (through their activities fund), which will provide ‘seed funding’ for 100 projects in the club’s local community.

    Community groups will be invited to bid for each Club’s grant, with the club selecting their top three. Our media partner will then select the final winner and report on these ‘100 stories of service’ using their vast print and digital media resources.

    We’re sure you’ll agree that this is certainly a one in one hundred years opportunity to celebrate and shine a light on your club’s work, while identifying and supporting worthwhile community projects.

    Like to know more? Lions Executive Officer Rob Oerlemans has recorded a short presentation which explains the campaign in more detail..... https://youtu.be/78sZNLin_Ek

    You may also like to visit our website link below.

    Ready to get on-board? All your club need initially do is agree to provide grant funding for a project in your local community, and notify your DG Ann Eldridge before 30 November 2015.

    Still have questions? Contact your DG in the first instance or email pr@lions.org.au


    Attachment: 78sZNLin_Ek

    More details: http://lionsclubs.org.au/activities/centennial-grant-program-2015-2017/


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    Judging of District Finalists in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest.

    The Lions International Peace Poster Contest 2015-2016 is well underway in our District. Judging of District finalists has been planned for Saturday 21st November 2015. Please find attached invitation - hope you will be able to join us on this occasion.

    Attachment: District 201v5 LIPPC 2015-2016 judging Invitations doc.pdf


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    Lions Centennial Celebration Update










    Fellow Lions,

    The Centennial Celebration is bringing Lions around the world together to celebrate our 100th anniversary. Here are three great ways that you and your club can join the celebration this year and throughout the Centennial Celebration:

    * Lead through Service by hosting at least one Centennial Service Challenge project in each of our service areas of youth, vision, hunger and the environment. Be sure to report your Centennial projects on MyLCI to earn a banner patch for each year that your club participates.

    * Invite for Impact by setting a club goal of inviting at least 3 new members to join your club. You and your club can earn limited-edition awards in the Centennial Celebration Membership Awards for inviting new members and helping to sponsor a new club.

    * Connect with Community by planning a Centennial Community Legacy Project. Celebrate 100 years of Lions by identifying a special project that will make a lasting impact in your community. Look forward to receiving more information about developing your own Legacy Project.

    Download the Centennial Celebration Flyer and share it with your club today!

    Let’s work together to make the Centennial Celebration a big success!

    Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada
    International President

    More details: http://www.mmsend47.com/link.cfm?r=1183551560&sid=82127412&m=11064873&u=LIONSPROD&j=29934926&s=http://www.lionsclubs.org/resources/EN/pdfs/lions100/centennial-action-flyer.pdf?utm_source=RealMagnet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=5603%2D5617%20Centennial%20Newsletter%20Sept15%20EN


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    Fabulous Fords Car Show - Supporting ALVIF - 22nd November


    This fantastic car show will be held at the Whittlesea Showgrounds (Melways 246/H7) on Sunday the 22nd November 2015.

    Public entry from 10am – Adults $10, kids under 12 free
    Live music, food and refreshments and trade vendors on site.

    The purpose of the show is to raise finances for the Australian Lions Visual
    Independence Foundation (ALVIF). This is an Australian not for profit charity whose aim it is to: “bring happiness to the blind and low visioned Australians through the use of assistive or adaptive technology”


    More details: http://www.fabulousfordsforever.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Fabulous-Fords-Forever-Motor-Show-2015.pdf


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    Food Hampers for Father’s Day

    Let’s make Father’s day – Sunday the 6th of September, special for families in need.

    We are asking for non-perishable goods to be collected by all of our Lions Clubs in our District. From everything collected we will have a working bee to put the hampers together and in partnership with one of our expert community groups in the Dandenong area we will organise distribution.

    Maybe you could contact business stores and places in your area. Perhaps each Club member could just collect something from home and put it together from the Club.

    Start collecting items such as:- cans of soup, bottles of jam, vegemite, sugar, salt, pepper, can of vegetables, soft drinks, pasta, packet meals, cans of fruit, chocolates, oil, etc.….

    Act fast, as we need the donations by Sunday the 30th of August 2015.


    Food Items can be delivered to 8b/9 Futura Road Keysborough, Vic 3173. Contact District Chairman Ruwan Paul on 0405 439 278 and Lidia Paul on 0423 469 569 or email hunger@lionsclubs201v5.org before delivery .

    More details: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.878324102236314.1073741831.861943367207721&type=3


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    Heathmont Lions celebrate 44 years

    HEATHMONT Lions Club Immediate Past President; Geoff Secker thanked the community of Heathmont for its continued support for its work to provide local, national and international humanitarian efforts.

    Geoff was acknowledging the ongoing work of the Lions Club as part of their 44 year’s history. Heathmont Lions have been serving the local community since 1971 and during that period the members have contributed to the growth and betterment of the local Heathmont community as well as contributed to wider National and International causes.

    Incoming President; Leanne Jarchow also commended the community for its recent support of the Club to provide much needed cash to assist the Nepal Earthquake victims. Leanne said that the proceeds from the gate at the Club’s Farmers Market at Great Ryrie Primary School earlier in May was a great example of the community working with Lions to make a difference at an International level. With donations received the Club was able to contribute to the great work undertaken by Lions Clubs International and local Lions on the ground in Nepal.

    More details: http://heathmont.vic.lions.org.au/


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    Lions Centennial Service Challenge

    For nearly 100 years, Lions have changed lives in their communities and around the world. In celebration of our Centennial in 2017, Lions everywhere are being challenged to serve 100 million people. You’re invited to join the celebration by helping us reach our goal.

    Your club can earn special Centennial recognition by hosting a service project that benefits:

    - Youth
    - Vision
    - Hunger
    - Environment.

    Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this historic event—start planning your next Centennial Service Challenge event today!



    More details: http://lions100.lionsclubs.org


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    YOTY District Final

    AT the V5 District Final of Youth of the Year Quest we saw Bronwyn Kealy win our District Final and go onto the State Final which was held at Ballarat on Saturday, 11th April, 2015. Bronwyn went on to win the Public Speaking segment of the State Final.

    Bronwyn is 17 years old and attends Eltham College, she was sponsored by the Lions Club of Warrandyte.

    Youth of the Year is a great opportunity for your Club to associate itself with local secondary schools and meet with their students.


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    Start of a new Leo Club

    CONGRATULATIONS to the Lions Club of Wheelers Hill for beginning the new Leo Club of Wheelers Hill.



    Our Second Vice District Governor Brian Buchanan did an excellent job in inducting these young people into the Leo’s program.



    Remember, our young people of today are our leaders of the future.


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    District Peace Poster finalists on display at NAB Southland & Doncaster branches

    Check out the 201V5 District Peace Poster finalists at selected NAB branches:

    NAB, Doncaster Shopping Centre from Monday 24th November to Saturday 29th November 2014

    NAB Southland Shopping Centre, 1st - 8th December .



    More details: http://201v5.lions.org.au/Peace%20Poster


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    Wantirna Club receives Aston Community Award



    Lions Club of Wantirna was recently recognised for its contribution to the community by being a finalist in the Community Group section of the 2014 Aston Community Awards.

    Lion Siva Sivagnanam also received an award in the Senior Volunteer Section.


    Pictured L-R: Siva Sivagnanam, Alan Tudge MP, Federal Member for
    Aston, Paul Garvey Club Secretary.


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    Slit-lamp Upgrade for the Australian College of Optometry

    Some months ago the Emergency Department of the Austin Hospital in Heidelberg donated a very expensive piece of equipment (a slit-lamp used in intense eye examination) to Lions for an upgrade and reinstatement to a worthy recipient.

    The Vermont Lions Club through Lion Damien Ziebell took up the challenge and financed the $2,500 upgrade to LED lamps.

    On Monday evening the 22nd September Dr Jamie Hendrie of the Austin handed the completed slit-lamp over to Ms Genevieve Napper of the Australian College of Optometry who provides low cost eye-care services to eligible Victorians through clinics in the Melbourne metropolitan area and in particular Aboriginal Services in rural Victoria run by a network of private optometrists.

    Congratulations to the Vermont Club and Lion Damien for completing the project.

    Pictured is Genevieve Nappere, Damien Ziebell and Dr Jamie Hendrie.


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    New LCIF Video Released

    See how your support of LCIF delivers on the needs of people around the globe.

    One of the most important ways that Lions make a difference in their communities and the world is through Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), the official charitable organisation of Lions Clubs International.

    With funding from LCIF, Lions carry out large-scale humanitarian projects in their community. Every dollar donated to the Foundation goes directly toward a grant, as administrative costs are paid by interest on investments. Lions’ support of the
    Foundation is critical, as donations from Lions provide the majority of LCIF’s revenue.

    Since LCIF began in 1968, it has awarded more than 10,268 grants totaling more than US$729 million. Together, Lions and LCIF are making a difference for millions of people. “We Serve” better together.

    LCIF grants go toward Lions sight services, disaster relief, health initiatives and more. Support LCIF and make a difference.

    www.lcif.org



    More details: http://youtu.be/fhUMr4HuVT0


  • Licola Open Day on November 1st.

    At this stage we intend to run a bus trip to and from Licola, but this will depend on how many Lions and friends would like to come. Costs will depend on the numbers but we would expect it to be $50.00 or less.

    Please do not leave it to the last minute to book, as quite a bit of forward planning is necessary to arrange the bus. As a matter some urgency please let Ian Bjorkman know if you are interested ianbjorkman49@hotmail.com


  • The August issue of the ANZI Forum 2014 Newsletter

    Learn the latest news on the ANZI Forum 2014 in Adelaide. Download it by clicking on the following link.

    More details: http://201v5.lions.org.au/files/201v5/ANZI%20Forum%20Newsletter%20August%202014.pdf


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    A Final Message from DG Chandra Mangalore

    Dear Fellow Lions Family Members:

    The year that was – Usha and I have thoroughly enjoyed our year. Looking back now, I wonder how I accomplished so many Lions tasks and became a grandparent as well!

    As District Governor I had unparalleled fabulous guidance and assistance from all Cabinet Officers and Lions in the District 201V5. Usha and I thank all of you for making the job a pleasure when it could have been more onerous.

    I will be working with Incoming 2014-2015 District Governor Alan Fluck and District Officers to fulfil the tasks which I have failed to accomplish, the formation of a few more new Clubs. I shall try to form a Korean Club with help of Carnegie Lions and GMT Team.

    Usha and I thank you all for the wonderful year we had and the part in which you have played – our memories of this wonderful experience will linger for many years to come.

    DG Chandra


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    Seymour Goulburn Lion Carol Smith awarded Citizen of the Year

    When Seymour’s Carol Smith heard former president John F. Kennedy speak when she was growing up in the United States, it changed her whole perspective on life.

    His famous quote: ‘‘Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country’’ spurred a decision to volunteer her spare time for the community.

    Mrs Smith’s dedication has been recognised when she was awarded the Mitchell Shire Citizen of the Year award at the 2014 Australia Day ceremony in Kilmore.

    ‘‘I’m very honoured for the recognition and I appreciate all the work the Lions do in the community,’’ she said.

    Mrs Smith said volunteering gave her a great sense of satisfaction and allowed her to give something back to the community.


    More details: http://www.mmg.com.au/local-news/seymour/tireless-volunteer-honoured-1.66605#


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    DG Chandra's Update - So much done, so much to do – with enthusiasm…


    Dear Fellow Lions Family Members, well it is the same every year, we find ourselves busy with the wind-up to Christmas and then we blink and it’s finished! So, with Christmas and NewYear holidays behind us now, I’m hopeful that all our Lion families had wonderfully happy, memory-making celebrations. Usha and I certainly enjoyed company of our family members, especially our two month old granddaughter, Indigo. Although Indigo’s participation wasn’t very much this year, we are looking forward to her eating the wrapping next year and getting to know Father Christmas!

    We note that many Lions worked hard selling our Christmas cakes/puddings and distributing Christmas hampers to the needy, again bringing Christmas cheer to them.My best wishes to all to have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014. In Chinese astrology it will be the Year of the Horse – people born in the Year of the Horse know how to work hard and party hard – this is a good omen for us all.

    I must thank all Cabinet Officers for their contribution to the District and Lions in general, however, in particular I thank Lorna for her contribution as Treasurer for the first six months of this Lion year. However, Lorna has recognised that she doesn’t have enough time to devote to the tasks involved, so reluctantly I have accepted her resignation. It is to my great delight Lin Byron agreed to be Cabinet Treasurer for the rest of this year ending 30th June 2013.

    We had a fantastic Convention at Marysville. I cannot thank enough the Convention Organising Committee who has worked very hard to put on a grand show. International visitors appreciated the fellowship and hospitality shown by us and were very impressed with our various projects. I must thank PDG Phil and Lorna who accompanied the visitors and looked after them.

    Our Peace Poster Chairman, Rod Moss as usual did a good job. I thank him for his dedication and hard work.

    All of my Club visits have been very enjoyable – I now only have 14 Clubs remaining (to be visited). Usha and I are delighted to meet somany wonderful Lions who are friendly, hard-working and do a tremendous amount of community service. The public is not aware of the scope of services we do and it is worrying matter how to rectify this situation. I am open to any suggestions.


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    Licola Update


    It's been a busy and productive year at Licola, and I’d like to thank each and every one of you who have been involved in any way in this great Lions project. Your “time, labour and means” has been very much in the spirit of Lionism, and has been very much appreciated. We hope that 2014 is a great new year for us all.

    To our staff at Licola, thank you for your dedication to Licola’s ideals, we could not achieve what we do without you. The condition of the camp is the best it’s ever been, and the quality and professionalism of programs is well known and reflected in the continued repeat bookings from year to year.

    The completion of Houses 15 and 16 is imminent, and it will prove to be well worth the considerable time and effort that a number of people have put in over a long period of time. It will be a brilliant resource for our special needs campers for many years to come.

    Dates for Special Needs Adventure Camps 2014

    District 201 N4 Special Needs Camp: Saturday 12th to Thursday 17th April.
    District 201 V6 Special Needs Camp: Tuesday 22nd to Sunday 27th April.
    District 201 V3 Special Needs Camp (Up to 18 years of age): Mon 12th – Wed 14th May.

    All information can be found www.licola.org.au – Lions drop down menu – Lions Sponsored Camps.


    More details: www.licola.org.au


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    Peace Poster Competition Winners Announced!



    The District Winner this year was Max Freeman, Age 13 years from Brighton Grammar. Max was sponsored by the Lions Club of Sandringham and presented with the District Plaque at the final end-of-the-year school assembly on Wednesday 11th December.

    The National Winner this year was Sophie age 12, sponsored by the Lions club of Casterton, District 201V2. The Highly Recommended poster was by Samantha age 13, sponsored by the Lions club of Booragoon, District 201W2.


    More details: http://201v5.lions.org.au/Peace%20Poster


  • District Newsletters


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    More details: http://201v5.lions.org.au/newsletter




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