Lions Club of Beechworth

Victoria, Australia, District 201V6

Beechworth Lions Club News

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    Gang Plate Layers Cottage for Use by Small Groups

    Beechworth Lions Club is spearheading the repair of the Gang Plate Layers Cottage (the last of its type in Australia) in Harper Avenue with the assistance of the Indigo Shire and the Beechworth Correctional Centre Community Work Teams. The Club gained a grant of $20,000 for Stage 1 which is now completed. A further grant application has been submitted for Stage 2 for the interior, electrics and plumbing and Stage 3 will be fit-out by the community and the garden by the Community Work Teams. It is expected that the cottage will become a much needed community hub for small groups who do not have a meeting place. It will also provide storage facilities for memorabilia.


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    Beechworth Lions Memorial Walk Opening

    Lions members, guests and families attended the opening of the scarlet oak walk at Lake Sambell. Two recycled plastic black seats were also placed at strategic and scenic spots overlooking the lake. One seat was donated to the project by the local Bendigo and Community Bank Those who made pledges had their names inscribed on plaques and these were placed on the granite rocks at each end of the walk. Rudy Kraus inserted our sponsorship plaques into the seats. Thank you Rudy, for your continued support. Those present viewed the Memorial plaques recognizing past Club Presidents, members - past and present - whose pledges made the Walk possible. A bbq concluded the event. Of late, the trees (donated by Tom and Erin Powell) have been staked, where necessary, to maintain a good growing habit and some are already showing their colour.








District news

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    MD Mini Convention

    Members attended the MD201 Mini Convention in Melbourne

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    Where there is a need...there are Lions....

    Covid May have closed us down from sewing Turbans in our Yarrawonga Lion’s Sewing room, but some of us continued at home. Orders from oncology units still dribbled in. Our first Tuesday back we were very busy getting back orders ready to go out.
    We have now caught up. A brilliant group of volunteer women who believe in what we do for the community.
    Great Lion’s project to be involved in. 6 years still going strong and coming up to 45,000 free pieces of chemotherapy headwear distributed all over Australia.
    Cancer doesn’t stop for Covid or Lockdown.


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    Mohyo turns Scrap into Art

    The Scrap Art Competition was held as part of the Clubs May Community Market and attracted a number of entries from more than twenty crafters.


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    Young Lion takes the helm in Numurkah

    The Numurkah Lions Club held their changeover dinner on Monday August 16. At the changeover special presentations were made to Lions Ladies Bernadette Steward & Margaret Mitchell in appreciation for their many years of service to Numurkah Lions Ladies & the Numurkah Lions Club. The outgoing President Keith Nicoll handed over the gong & gavel (pictured) to Jack Fischer. Jack Fischer at 24 years is the youngest member to ever lead our Lions club. His younger brother Harry at 19 years is the club’s assistant treasurer.

    President Jack’s goals are: the realisation of the Newman Square beautification project in Numurkah, the continuation of our main fundraiser - the Broken Creek Market, the annual Christmas carols, to mark the 75 year celebration of Lions in Australia in 2022, membership drive, investigate new fundraising ideas, more social activities, increased promotion, support our Lions projects (Lap the Map for diabetes, youth, fruit fly, the environment), host & promote the skin check & awareness unit (Feb 2022), & support & promote the club’s hosting of the District convention (Oct 2022).

    Numurkah Lions Club had a successful day on Thursday 23September in the Lions Park call keeping connected with each other on the banks of the Broken Creek Numurkah Lions Park . Tea and coffee was served with home made slices and biscuits was enjoyed by all who were there .There were a few good story’s told on the day . There will be another one held one afternoon soon.




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    Hilltop Patient & Carer Accommodation Centre Fundraising.

    Hilltop Patient & Carer Accommodation Centre Fundraising.

    More details: https://www.fightcancer.org.au/what-we-do/accommodation-albury-wodonga




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