Lions Club of Beechworth

Victoria, Australia, District 201V6


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Club news

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    Lions Roar at The RSL Club Beechworth.2017

    Beechworth Lions held their Awards Night at the RSL Club. The night was a roaring success. Good venue, food and service

    Lion John Eldrid was awarded the beechworth Lion of the year.

    Lion Pauline Middleton was awarded the Annual Smartie Award.

    Donations were also made to local groups - SES, Boy Scouts and the Beechworth Community Boxing group.

    The new Office Bearers of the Beechworth Lions Club are: President Brian Cornish; Secretary Iris Mannik and Treasurer Josie Cornish..

    If you would like to find out more about membership of the Beechworth Lions Club or what the Beechworth Lions do, contact Membership Chair Andrew Cudars on 0428 252 004.

    Lions Club of Beechworth
    Welcome to our New Members Allen Pease and Tony Billett and Di Lindsey.

    Community Lunch is cooked by the Lions on the 3rd Sunday of each Month. The meal is enjoyed by an average of 25 Beechworth Citizens.

    Twinning with Friendly Lions of West Virginia and Kathmandu Image is ongoing with 2 memberst visiting Friendly late in 2017. Above picture shows Lion Brian and Josie with Lion Ken and Lin from Friendly Lions Club WV USA

    Golden Horseshoe Festival Celebrations Easter Weekend saw us participate in the Rotary Market and we had a float in the street parade..

    Lions raised money for Childhood Cancer for the World’s Biggest BBQ.

    Lions Helped out at the Salvation Army Monthly Garage Sales and Sausage Sizzle.

District news

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    MJF Presented at Corowa Lions Club

    The award was presented to Lion Graham Withers, in recognition of his tremendous work and dedication not only for Corowa Lions Club, his community and Lions Clubs International.

    Graham re-joined Lions in 2008 after a long period of absence and since that time has also been very actively involved in the Mint program, held many club portfolios and the position of Club Secretary for over seven years.

    DG Norm Walkington had much pleasure in presenting Graham with his award.

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    Zone Meeting - 3rd June 2018

    Zone 8 invites Lions along for a meeting and Camp Oven lunch at Lions Park Tungamah on Sunday 3rd June 2018 at 11am

    Guest Speaker is from Australian Lions Hearing Dogs

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    Zone Meeting - 30th May 2018

    Zones 4 & 5 will be having a combined Zone meeting on Wednesday 30th Mary at Tongala Hotel. Meeting 7pm start (members meet from 6pm for tea in the dining room).

    Guest speaker is CEO Adam Wake who will speak on the activities of Lions Village Licola and provide information on the camps and how your club can become involved.


    Club Development Days are being held on:

    Sunday 15th April at Cohuna and Baranduda

    Sunday 13th May at Corowa and Tocumwal

    It is essential that members book in for catering.

    Please contact your Zone Chairman or Lion Lee Walkington on 0400576383 or email to book.

    These workshops are open to all members who wish to improve their knowledge of Lions and President, Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Chair.

    Even if you have done the job before, there are a lot of changes, and lots of information to assist you.

    Attachment: CDD 2018 Facilitators Venues.pdf

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    District LEO of the Year Final

    Leo of the Year V6 District final for 2018.
    Hosted by the Yarrawonga Lions Club.
    On Sunday 11th March 2018 the V6 District “Leo of the Year” final was held at the Yarrawonga Lions clubrooms, which is a fantastic facility in the Showgrounds.
    The final was contested by Leo’s from the following Leo Clubs. Leo Jazzy Burke represented the Benalla Leo Club, and Leo Jesse Beresford represented the Cobram on the Murray Leo Club, and Leo Jazmin Clarke represented the Tungamah Leo Club. Unfortunately, the Rochester representative Leo Caitlin Allman was unable to take part in the final. The Judges for the final were, retired Schoolteacher Mrs Sandra Hart and retired Policeman Mr Ron Stone and Past District Governor Lion Stephen Kazenwadel, our sincere “thank you” to the Judges for a difficult task well done. I would also like to thank Yarrawonga Lions Club President Doug Randel and the Club Members for accepting to Host this final, and all of the club members that assisted on the day of the final.
    My personal thank you, and also from those in attendance, to Catering Chairperson Lion Debbie Jans Van Corler and her helpers, for providing such great food requirements on the day, which always happens when you attend a Yarrawonga Lions Club function, it was very much appreciated by all in attendance.The winner of the Public Speaking Final was Leo Jazmin Clarke and the overall winner was Leo Jazzy Burke, we all wish Leo Jazzy good luck for the 2018 Victorian State Leo of the Year final next Sunday 18th March 2018, which will be held at the Senior Citizens Club rooms at 192 Centre Road Narre Warren.
    To add to these Leo’s performances in the final at the weekend, I would also like to advise that both Leo’s Jazzy Burke (Benalla) and Jazmin Clarke (Tungamah) also received the Honour of being Judged “Young Citizen of the Year” in the Australia Day 2018 Awards presentations in their community. In previous years other Leo Club Members and Leo Clubs have also received recognition on Australia Day, so again as Leo Chairman for our V6 District, I ask our Lions Clubs to please consider, and then also take the next step in forming a Leo Club for the Youth in your community, as they will make you very proud of their achievements in what they do in, and for your community.
    District V6 Leo Chairman. Peter Poels.


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    Disaster Relief Needed

    Please read the attached notice and see how your club can assist either the Flood appeal for Queensland or the fire victims in NSW and Victoria.


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    All information for running this program is available on this web site.

    Select 'Projects' and scroll down to 'Junior Public Speaking' tab and select the information you are looking for.

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    Virtual Sausage

    Dear Club Members,

    Your District Governor has accepted a challenge to raise $8000 in your District for Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research foundation (ALCCRF).

    It is hoped with your help and support; your district will present a cheque on the main stage at the MD Convention in Townsville in May 2018, along with the other districts within MD 201.

    Attached to this letter you will find some fun virtual sausage characters.

    If everyone of your members purchased a character, it would be a great start to reaching our goal!

    If every club matches their member’s donation, we would be three quarters of the way there.

    If any club decided to take it one step further and sell them to the public at BBQ’s, shopping centres etc., your district would overwhelmingly succeed in your goal!

    All funds raised need to be made out to your District and then sent to your Cabinet treasurer, labelled as District ALCCRF challenge, to be collated until your district goal is reached.

    If you return the individual virtual sausage characters to your zone chairman with the names of the contributors, they will be displayed on a ‘HUGE’ wall of honour at the Multiple District Convention in Townsville.

    By helping this worthwhile cause, you the members will be responsible for helping ALCCRF reach their quest to have a 100% survival rate from Childhood Cancer.

    I thank you in advance for your support of our 2017/18 District Governors challenge and I look forward to seeing your district represented on the main stage of the MD convention in Townsville.

    Should you require any further Information please do not hesitate to contact me via any of the contact methods listed below.

    Yours sincerely,
    Kerrie McMahon
    Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research foundation
    0405 956 800

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    District V6 LEO of the Year Final

    Support our LEO's in the District Final


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    2018 Victorian
    State LEO of the Year
    PDG David Lowing - V District Leo Coordinator cordially invites Lions of 201 V6 to the 2018 State Leo of the Year to attend the State LEO of the Year Final to be held at Narre Warren Senior Citizens Club Rooms, 192 Centre Rd, Narre Warren
    On Sunday 18th March 2018.
    RSVP 11TH March to Lion Noelene Birnie. or 03 5625 3205/0408 861 353

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    Australia Day Awards - Tungamah

    Australia Day Celebrations at Tungamah were an outstanding success once again. The Tungamah Lions started the day with a delicious breakfast, before Dennis Gray, our MC for the day opened proceedings. Councillor Peter Lawless, then carried out the presentations to some outstanding recipients. Tony Figgins from Yundool and John O'Dwyer of Tungamah received Appreciation awards for their contributions to their towns, with Neil Lonie receiving the top award for Tungamah/St James. Jazmin Clarke was the Young Citizen of the Year for Tungamah. Neil is a member of the Tungamah Lions Club while Jazmin is a member of the Tungamah Leo Club. Well done to all concerned and a bigh thanks to those who set up the tables and chairs and also DV Sound.


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    LEO Annette Waters Nominated for Award

    Rochester LEO Annette Waters has been nominated for a Victorian Young Achiever Award.

    Annette is a finalist in the First National Real Estate Leadership Award.

    Congratulations Annette, you are a wonderful role model for all young Australians and for all LEO's.

  • Certified Guiding Lion

    Designed for New, Existing and Priority Designated Clubs
    The Guiding Lion Program is designed to assist clubs that are newly chartered, established or determined as priority designation. Guiding Lions are assigned for a two-year term by the district governor in consultation with the sponsoring or established club president.
    Guiding Lions are limited to serving no more than two new clubs at any point in time.
    Guiding Lions assist a club to:
    • Be successful in its first two years of operation
    • Orient and train club officers and members
    • Motivate and support club growth and development
    • Locate resources available to assist the club
    Any member is encouraged to undertake this training via the LCI website.
    For more information, please contact Lion Lee Walkington by email


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    Club Development Days (formally Incoming Officers Training)

    We have listened to your request for more options for this training / information days. Please attend to ensure that they will continue in the future.

    Attachment: Sign 2018.pdf

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    Due to falling membership numbers, we have organised a "Rebuilding Workshop" and ask that every club have at least one representative attend this workshop. Ideally Membership Chairman, but all members are welcome.


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    Liberty Swing - Deniliquin

    " A need in the community was identified" The combined efforts of Lions, Rotary, Soroptimists Clubs along with the Deniliquin RSL, Edward River Council and many members of the Community set to work to resolve this need.

    The culmination of this effort was the dedication on 17th December 2017 of the "Liberty Swing" in RSL Park. This swing will give members of the community, previous unable to use regular swings, the freedom to enjoy a swing just like anyone else.

  • A Century of Service

    During the celebrations for the 40th Charter Anniversary of Lions Club of Henty, Lion Connie Ross read out a poem she had written and dedicated to Charter Member Des. Take the time to read it, it applies to all clubs.

    Attachment: A Century of Service poem.pdf

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    Service of Remembrance

    On Sunday 29th October, Lions from across District V6 came together on the Boardwalk in Barham to recognise the members of the Lions Family who had passed away since last Convention. A very moving service was conducted by Lion Rob and Sue Daws.
    Thank you to Lion John Boyd for the donation of Orchids for the service, this made it very special.


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