COMMUNITY 100 PROGRAM
As part of the Lions Community 100 Program several submissions were received seeking funding. The Lions Club of Mount Gambier is proud to announce the following successful applications.
Sunset Kitchen $500.00 - situated at Frew Park in Mount Gambier serving on average 30 - 35 meals on Wednesday and 50 Monday nights. From small beginnings 7 years ago commenced by The Catholic Parish of Mount Gambier. It is now a much needed and well supported service prolviding meals for those in need. All meals are cooked and served by Volunteers.
Australian Red Cross - Mount Gambier Branch $500.00. The local branch is planning to provide a handyman service for frail, aged, and disadvantaged residents, to carry out minor repairs and maintenance. Funds will be used to purchase the necessary tools and ladders for the service.
The Community of Cape Douglas - $1,000.00. A submission was received detailing the need for a Defibrillator. A small remote community with 15 permanent residents and around 50 holiday makers. The funds received will be used to assist the residents with their fundraising target of $3,000.00 to purchase the much need Defibrillator.
At the Clubs business meeting in September Lions President Rory McEwen presented Maree Thompson, representing Sunset Kitchen and Greg Baxendale representing Australian red Cross Mount Gambier Branch with their $500.00.
Mr McEwen, representing the Community of Cape Douglas, thanked the Lions Club for their generous grant.
Lions Club of Mount Gambier is proud of Lion Ross Parkinson a member for 18 years, who was awarded the Order o Australia Medal (OAM) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Lion Ross is a dedicated volunteer and his list of organizations is impressive.
Lions Club, Riding for the Disabled, St John Ambulance Australia SA, State Emergency Service, Australian red Cross, Rotary, Mount Gambier Air Cadets, Bordertown Chapter Junior Chamber International.
Ross has held many positions within our Club including President and was Cabinet Secretary for many years.
When interviewed by The Border Watch Reporter Sandra Morello he said "being a volunteer has totally enriched my life and has added meaning and purpose to my journey"
Ross's wife Sue is also a dedicated volunteer through her work with The Lioness Club of Mount Gambier and Probus.
(pic credit to the Border Watch and Sandra Morello)
Lion Robin Conboy awarded Citizen of the Year
Lions Club of Mount Gambier congratulates Lion Robin Conboy, a 43 year serving veteran of the club, on his Australia Day – Citizens of the year honour.
Robin is a stalwart of the club, having served in many portfolios involving youth development, environmental projects and civic improvement over his decades of membership. Lion Robin served as the Club’s President in 1995/96.
Robin was also recognised by his community for service with the University of the Third Age, Community Garden, Boandik Lodge Facilities Management Committee and a Committee member of the Mount Gambier Seniors Festival.
Congratulations Robin - truly well deserved,
Award for Blue Lake Brass Band Festival
At the recent Association of Community Service Organisations Premier's Awards Luncheon held at the Glenelg Golf Club, The Blue Lake Brass Band Festival was announced as runner up in the Civic Improvement Category. Also Lion Allen Woodham OAM was recognised for his excellent leadership and organisation in staging the annual Brass Band Festival.
Proudly accepting the award from Katrine Hildyard MP, is Lion Ross and Lioness Sue Parkinson.
Senior of the Year 2015
After 43 years as a dedicated Lions Club of Mount Gambier member, gardening and nursery expert Lion Robin Conboy was awarded the Senior of the Year at a recent ceremony at the Mount Gambier City Band Hall.
Born and raised in Mount Gambier Lion Robin has seen the City grow from strength to strength. Robins parents opened Conboy's Nursery in 1936 and after 68 years in the family it was sold. Since retiring Lion Robin has been an active member and leader of the University of the Third Age, was instrumental in developing the Mount Gambier Community gardens, and since 2002 has been a member of the Boandik Lodge facilities and grounds committee. He has also been heavily involved in the redevelopment project at the Valley Lakes.
The senior of the Year is presented and sponsored by the Gambier City Lions Club and the Mount Gambier City Council.
For 43 years Lion Robin has been involved in all aspects of the Lions Club of Mount Gambier, including President, currently he is particularly interested in Environmental and Community Projects.
In 2014 he received the Melvin Jones Fellowship award for his contribution to Lions International.
The Lions Club of Mount Gambier and the wider community is much richer for Robin's vast involvement and generosity.
Gambier City Lions Club President Bec Walsh presenting Robin with his award
(some parts the text are from an article by Mitch Mott journalist)
Hall of Fame for Charter Member
PDG Eric Roughana OAM is a respected veteran Lion, who has contributed 52 years of dedicated service to the Lions Club of Mount Gambier and Lions International.
Eric has served in many Club roles, as well as District Governor of 201J 1974 - 1975, Chairman of the Multiple District Convention in 1983, chaired several District Conventions in Mount Gambier.
Lion Eric chaired the Club's Campaign Sightfirst 2 and was influential in securing a donation of $US100,00.00 from business colleague and friend Mr A. A. Scott (dec.).
It is a pleasure to acknowledge that PDG Eric Roughana OAM has been admitted to the Australian Lions Foundation Hall of Fame by the ALF Trustees for his exceptional dedicated service to the Lions Club of Australia and Lions International
Blue Lake Brass Band Festival
The Lions Club of Mount Gambier sponsors this prestigeous event each year in November. This festival is the largest country based brass band festival of its kind in Australia.
Mount Gambier City Council strongly supports this events.
More details: http://www.mountgambierbrassfestival.org/
Club officer documents
The Club documents for the following positions have now been placed in the Training & development section of C2 Documents.
More details: http://201c2.lions.org.au/leadtrain
Lions Mad Minute Question sets
The Challenge & Super Challenge Question sets have undergone review and been refreshed.
The updated sets are on the website for download.
More details: http://201c2.lions.org.au/lmm-gcc-21
C2 District Projects list posted
More details: http://201c2.lions.org.au/files/201c2/proj_c2_2017.10.pdf
Information on quorums & membership
CBL Chair Dave Thomas has put together this information on and answers to the most common questions on quorums and membership.
More details: http://201c2.lions.org.au/legal
Darwin 2018 Convention
The web page of the 2018 Darwin is now up and running with some early news on accommodation.
Follow the link below or the look on the convention page.
More details: https://sites.google.com/view/darwinlions2018
C2 Leadership & Training Documents
The documents for President, Treasurer, Secretary & Zone Chairs have all been placed online with links to them available in the Members Documents page.
Please go to the site listed below under more details.
Log in with your first name, surname and the password (your member number). If you need any of this information (ie how you are registered in the system), please contact Cab Sec Cheryle Pedlar.
On accessing the page, please click on "C2 Documents" and then "Documents for Members" in the menu bar across the top.
Then scroll down to "District Officer Documents" and select the link for the document you want.
Once the file has opened, please save the file to your device of choice (laptop, tablet etc).
More details: http://201c2.lions.org.au/login
C2 Peace Poster & Winner
The results of the 2016 Peace Poster have now been finalised in our district.
Details of the winning entry in the link below!
More details: http://201c2.lions.org.au/peaceposter
C2 Zone Chair Manual
The Zone Chair manual is now available at the link below
More details: http://201c2.lions.org.au/files/201c2/Manual-Zone-1617.pdf
Results of "C" Districts 2016 Cancer Screening Program
Just available, have a read now!
See document below
Youth of the Year - Region 4 final outcome
DG Dave Thomas with winners from the Region 4 Youth of the Year final.
The final was hosted by the Naracoorte Lions Club.
DG Dave, Region 4 Public Speaking winner Breanna Garrigan & Region 4 YotY Jack Lane
"C" Districts 2016 Free Skin Cancer Screening Program released
Details of the 2016 skin cancer screening program have been released.
Locations & dates are in the PR along with basic information on skin cancer and why the free skin screening can be a life saver, REMEMBER, Just one look can save a life!
ABC Riverland interview re Berri Lions project at Martin Bend - March 2016
Great interview on ABC Riverland this week! Meg Vonic-Joyce interviewed Steve Rodley about Berri Lions Club project, the Woodcutters Hut, currently being built at Martin Bend, in Berri.
More details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igNEtv8aCL0&feature=youtu.be
Save The Date - initiative of C Districts 50/50 Pathway Committee
Save The Date
More details: http://201c2.lions.org.au/events/info/2016/6/4#nid02062016105444PM
Sleeping Rough Project
This project is now a District 201 C2 Project and we need your help. in providing toiletry care packs for the homeless.
These are is distributed through welfare and community agencies.
Donations of travel sized toiletries ideally with an emphasis on soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste are now sought.
Full details in the flyer attached below.
Lions Christmas Cakes
A short video on Lions Christmas Cakes is available for viewing on the link below!
More details: https://youtu.be/cvlimTK2-PI
District Governor Dave Thomas - radio interview 4 August 2015
District Governor Dave was the guest of Mildura's Dave Burrows on Easy Listening 1467 radio station this week.
More details: http://www.easymix.com.au/as-heard-on-easymix/50157-dave-thomas-lions-district-c2-governor
Carolyn's Chemo Caps Project
Designated a District project at the 2013 C2 convention the work and effort behind the project has continued to grow and meet ever increasing demand for the caps.
Download an information letter on the chemo caps project, see far right under Most recent updates!
Image left of a happy group of Lions and volunteers from Battunga hard at work and having fun making the caps!
Check back shortly for information on how your club can also take on this exciting project giving much needed help to people across your communities.
C2 triumphs at C Districts State Youth of the Year Final
Murray Bridge Lions hosted the C Districts State final on Saturday 11th April.
C2 representative Lily Thornley - Gambier City was the successful candidate on the night.
Lily as SA/NT representative now goes to the National Final to be held in Newcastle at 9.00am on Saturday May 2nd.
Amy Nield from C1 district and from Cleve was the Public Speaking winner on the night.
Lily is with C2 DG Ron Sargent - left
Well done to these two young women, and to the other four finalists.
All the best for Lily in the National Final.
C2 District Final Results - 2015 - Mount Gambier
Gambier City hosted the C2 Districts final on Saturday 28th March in Mount Gambier.
Pictured left are the five finalists from that day
Phillip Konstandopoulos, Mildura Secondary College Mildura VIC, Irymple Inc
Sam Lissner,Glossop High School Barmera SA, Berri Inc - to also represent C2 at C districts State final
Lily Thornley, C2 District YotY & Public Speaking winner, Grant High School Mount Gambier SA, Gambier City Inc
Brayden Mann, Investigator College Victor Harbor SA, Victor Harbor & Port Elliot Inc - to also represent C2 at C districts State final
Rebekah Starick, Unity College Murray Bridge SA. Murray Bridge Inc
C2 50/50 Pathway Facebook page
The District 50/50 Pathway website page is now on line.
Go to the link below for all the exciting news on this project.
More details: https://www.facebook.com/pages/C2-Lions-5050-Pathway/1379533305690768
Australian Lions Foundation Disaster appeal
Read how you can help the Australian Lions Foundations assist with the flood disaster in Queensland, Cyclone in the Northern Territory and fires in NSW and Victoria
More details: http://lionsclubs.org.au/australian-lions-foundation-disaster-appeal/
Directorship Opportunities - Lions Advisory Board
The proposed Lions Advisory Board, if adopted at the Townsville Convention is looking for skilled Lions prepared to nominate for the initial Board.
The time to act is now!
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2018/02/05/new-directorship-opportunities-in-lions/
New Multiple District Leadership Opportunities
Read about new positions: Disaster Relief, Deputy Legal Officer and Diabetes Chairperson
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2018/02/01/new-leadership-opportunities/
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.
More details: http://lionsaustralia.com/2018/01/29/lions-beware-e-mail-and-social-media-scams/
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
More details: https://www.facebook.com/lionsaustralia/
Vale PID Dr Bob Coulthard AM
It is with sadness that I advise that Dr Bob Coulthard AM passed away this morning, peacefully in his home.
More details: http://lionsaustralia.com/2017/09/26/vale-lion-dr-bob-coulthard-am
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!
More details: http://lionsclubs.org.au/more-than-sausages/
Oz-Clubhouse template refresh
In response to the overwhelming positive comments from our webmaster, our template is being refreshed.
All your content will remain the same but you will notice a sharp, new banner reflecting both the Lions Australia brand and our International Centennial logo.
The only other change you will notice is that the 'contact' and 'privacy information' link is at the bottom of the page - which is the normal location for this information.
Lions 100 - A glimpse into our history
In 1969, we watch the first successful moon landing.
In that same year, Australian Lion Roy Worfold completed a 20 minute documentary, commissioned by Lions Clubs International explaining Lions Clubs to the uninitiated.
Thanks to Lion Roy's family, we can share this with you.
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2016/08/17/a-glimpse-into-our-history/
Discussing Organ Donation with your loved ones is important.
Lions Australia adopted a policy in Echuca to promote discussing your choice as part of club meetings.
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2016/08/01/its-donatelife-week/
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.
More details: http://lionsclubs.org.au/members/oz-clubhouse/
Lions Youth of the Year Finalists share their views
Lions 2014 Youth of the Year finalists share their impressions of our flagship program.
Hear these short videos and don't forget to subscribe to our own Youtube channel
More details: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRMjk8J-AUGzcSrorlaVshAd8tA1MVdlL
It's so easy to find out about becoming a Lion. Just ask your local club or follow this link to find out more!
More details: http://lionsclubs.org.au/join-lions/