Lions Club of Beechworth

Victoria, Australia, District 201V6


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Club news

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    Lions Roar at The Memorial Hall Club Beechworth.2018

    Beechworth Lions hosted the Annual Combined ChangeoverThe night was a roaring success. Good venue, food and service

    Lion Christine Luckman was awarded the Beechworth Lion of the year.

    Lion Andrew Cudars was awarded the Annual Smartie Award.

    Donations this year were made to local groups - CFA to help raise funds to help fight depression, PTSD and suicide by competing in the annual firefighters stair climb in Melbourne, Boy Scouts to help purchase equipment to help teach CPR and the Beechworth Community Boxing group.

    The new Office Bearers of the Beechworth Lions Club are: President Christine Luckman; Secretary Iris Mannik and Treasurer John Eldrid.

    If you would like to find out more about membership of the Beechworth Lions Club or what the Beechworth Lions do, contact Membership Chair Brian CORNISH on 0477 297 099.

    Lions Club of Beechworth
    Welcome any community minded people to come along and see what we are all about.

    Twinning with Friendly Lions of West Virginia and Kathmandu Image is ongoing when 2 members visited Friendly late in 2018. Above picture shows Lion Brian and Josie with Lion Ken and Lyn 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..

District news

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    An invitation is extended by the Global Action Team to all members of District V6 to attend the Club Development Days to be held this year in April.

    Please note the dates and venues, see which one suits you best and book with your Zone Chairman.

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    Lions Eye Health Program

    Lions 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.

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    Melvin Jones Fellowship Presentation

    On 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.



    Dear 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

    PDG Tim Irvine
    Global Leadership Team Area Leader
    PH 08 64989888
    Mob 0411097777


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    Please 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

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    All 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.
    Kind Regards
    Steve Kazenwadel
    Cabinet Secretary
    Lions District 201V6

    Attachment: District MJF nomination request 29-10-2018.pdf

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    50 Years of Service

    During 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 Convention

    The 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.


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