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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    Cohuna LEOS Visit Walwa

    On Sunday 9th February members of the Cohuna LEO Club travelled by mini bus up to the Bushfire effected area of our District. Their aim, to visit the small school of Walwa and check in on the students there.

    They had tea with the school Principal Steve, parents and students cooked by the local Lions Club on Sunday night.

    The group camped a the local Riverside Caravan Park in a tent, this was a bit of a challenge as the rain had started early in the day and did not ease off until well into Monday.

    On Monday morning they joined with the school for breakfast, again supplied by the Lions Club. They took new school backpack, filled with lots of items needed to start the new school year, pens, books, coloured pencils, rulers, texter pens, lunch box and drinker and lots more to donate to the students. They also took along gift boxes of personal items, such as shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and brush, combe and hair brush. Along with new books and garden equipment.

    As a joint project on Monday they made up new garden beds and planted lots of succulents as a new beginning.

    They also had the opportunity to visit the Blaze Aid camp in Jingellic where Eugene the camp coordinator explained how Blaze Aid worked and who the volunteers carry out their work.

    They also travelled onto the Primary School at Khancoban to visit the students there who had been impacted by the bushfires as well. Again they left lots of gifts and books for the school.

    Special thanks to the Walwa Jingellic Lions Club, especially Shirley Cheshire, who looked after them so well.


    To all Lions, Leos and Lioness – MD201
    As we are all aware, the current bushfire crisis has impacted so many areas around of our country. The support of Clubs, individuals and organisations has been incredible which has enabled Lions to be at the forefront in supporting those impacted.
    In Australia, we are lucky to have the support of our two Lions Foundations – the Australian Lions Foundation and our Lions Clubs International Foundation who have already provided significant funding support to help the victims.
    Both the Australian Lions Foundation and Lions Clubs International Foundation are working together to ensure that support is provided quickly and direct to all areas. ALF and LCIF have already provided significant funding to our Districts and will continue that with increasing support.
    We ask that all Clubs continue to support our Foundations instead of general community funds as we know and control where all the support goes. Clubs and the public know the integrity of how Lions deal with donations as all funds collected go where they are intended.
    Both Foundations are asking for your continued support which will enable Lions in the affected areas to help those who have lost their homes and livelihoods. You can make a difference!
    Please give your consideration and support to both our own Foundations.
    Donations can be received as follows:
    Direct Deposit to:
    ALF National Appeal Account Bank – Westpac BSB 036-048 Account No: 44 0704 (Reference Club LCI Number)
    Mail cheques to:
    ALF Treasurer PO Box 278 MELVILLE WA 6956
    You can also use the “GiveNow” link on:
    Forward Donations to your Cabinet Treasurer in the usual way.
    For public donations seeking tax deductibility through the Lions Australia Fund for LCIF please contact LCIF MD Co-ordinator Nigel Jeny or the Lions National Office on 02 4940 8033.
    A.J (Tony ) Benbow OAM Chairman Australian Lions Foundation Ltd
    Barry Palmer AO Past International President Trustee Lions Clubs International Foundation

    Attachment: ALF - Amended LCIF Donation Note (1).pdf

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    LCIF Replacing water tanks.

    Lions Clubs International Foundation has provided funds to replace water tanks lost in the NSW Bush Fires.

    Attachment: Tank letter to clubs 28nov19.docx

National news

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    Oz-Clubhouse Clean up needs YOU!

    Thanks for using Oz-Clubhouse but our server is groaning under the weight.

    We'd like your support in deleting old files, including documents,images and videos. Please have a look around your site for very old materials that can now be deleted!

    Executive Officer

    Rob Oerlemans

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    Beware e-mail scams targetting Lions

    Lions 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.

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    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


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    Our new TV advertisment launched #morethansausages

    It'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!

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    Attention All Lions OZ Clubhouse Webmasters

    The "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.

    Attachment: Oz-Clubhouse-Instructions-Revised-29th-December-2015.pdf

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