Queenscliff - Point Lonsdale Lions Club
This is a proud club with a long record of service to the community. To find out more about us, go to the "ABOUT US" link - above.
WE ARE BACK ON THE MAP!!
WHAT WE HAVE BEEN UP TO IN 2018 .....
- BBQ at the Cottage by the Sea Fete.
- BBQ at the Australia Day ceremony conducted by the Borough of Queenscliffe.
- The Show and Shine in January - was a great success.
- A major donation to the Queenscliff Coast Guard (see below)
- Donated Care Bears to our emergency services.
- A number of other donations (See below)
- Working with the local Primary schools to talk about Peace Poster and the Junior Public Speaking project.
- Supported President Terry in his big ride for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Supported the St Aloysius school garden project
- Supported the "Treehouse" family camp at Wyuna for kids with Autism & Ashburgers
- BBQ at Lego expo weekend
- Peace Poster in the 3 Primary schools in our area
SEE BELOW FOR MORE ACTION!!!!!
Lions Awareness Day
This was a major new approach to lifting the profile in the communuity.
We set up next to the Information Centre and had a free sausage sizzle.
In conjunction, we had the Lions Eye Health camera there, run by District Chairman Wendy Hellebrand. This was a very worthwhile project as we were able to recommend to 8 people that they should have their eyes checked by an Optometrist.
We also spoke to a lot of people and explained about the Lions Club. A number took away the infornation sheet. Hopefully we will get some interest.
We will repeat this as we felt it was worthwhile.
Lion Wendy Hellebrand with the camera, closely supervised by Terry Parsons and Phil newey as she checks Xavier Newey's eyes.
Hearing Dog Presentation
We had 5 members, President Terry Kilsby, Phil Newey, Ray Radford, Ray Wood and Adrian Miles - and Lions Lady Judy Newy - who attended the Leopold Lions Charter anniversary meeting.
At that meeting, the guest speaker was the District Chairman for Lions Hearing Dogs, Robyn Atchison.
After Robyn's presentaion, the immaculately dressed president Terry presented Robyn with our cheque for $500 for the Hearing Dog program. All present at the meeting complimented Terry on his choice of the beautiful bow tie he wore. A Tail Twisters delight!
DID SOMEONE DROP THEIR DACS???? :
Left to right;- Adrian Miles, John Mitchell (Leopold President), Ray Wood, Phil Newey, Terry Kilsby, Judy Newey, Ray Radford.
Terry presented the cheque to DC Robyn
A great night was had by all !!
PRESENTATIONS - April 2018
- Queenscliff Coast Guard $7045
- Lions Bush Fire Appeal $5000
- Pt Lonsdale SLSC: $1000
- Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) $1500
- Australian Lions Foundation (ALF) $1000
- Victorian Lions Founation (VLF) $1000
- Lions Spinal Chord research $1000
- Lions Eye Health program $1000
- Lions Prostate Cancer research $1000
- Lions Childhood Cancer research $1000
- Lions Hearing Dogs $500
- Queenscliff Primary school $500
- Pt Lonsdale Primary school $500
- St Aloysius Primary school $500
- "Treehouse" family camp at Wyuna $500
- Lions Camp Koala $250
Good Friday Appeal
We supported the local efforts to raise money for the Ryal Childresn Hospital Appeal.
Our locval "bunny" (alias Lion Ray Radford) undertook one of his famous "bucket rattles" - a tin rattle is not good to Ray - he deals in buckets!!
Well - IT WORKED. He single haadedly raised an estimated !000 plus.
Lions Terryk. Alan B, Ian and Adrian sweated through a few hours of hard selling for the spinning wheel.
These efforts raised aa further $1285 for the appeal.
A good effort all round!!
Can we ask which one is the bunny? No? .... Ok
Lions Phil, Ray Radford and Adrian attended the annual Queenscliff Freemasons annual service in remembrance of the Unknown Soldier.
This is a very moving and very respectful service.
The Freemasons assisted the Lions Club at he Geelong Rodders day in February. After the service Lion Phil presented the Freemasons with a cheque and thanked their members for their assistance.
It is good for the Lions Club to forge relatiobships with other organisations within our community. It is more sifnificant as 2 of our members are also members of this Lodge.
President Terry rides for MS research
The MS ride got of to a good start, well,l it was cold but not yet WET!
The circuit took in THE SIGHTS of Melbourne. Yeah right, Footscray Road, woohoo. We cycled past Ettihad Stadium, through Docklands, down Munro Street, Williamstown Road, up, up and over the West Gate bridge. A circuit around Melbourne, Blackshaws and Miller Roads, down onto The Esplanade at Williamstown back under the West Gate and wandered back to Flemington racecourse, pretty much along the Maribyrnong river.
The team got separated into two groups at the start through slight confusion and logistics. I had my two MS mates with me so we cycled at a pace we were all happy with. Amber Cottee, friend number 1, wasn't dressed warmly enough and was getting pretty cold. Especially after the rain attacked us just after the bridge. Mate 2, Ian McLaughlin, was doing really well and helped Amber along with positive comments and some friendly chiacking which I was more than helpful with.
Luckily we found the main group sitting in a coffee shop in Williamstown, YIPPEE!
Several coffees later, with some extra clothes for Amber, we all set off along the last leg along the Maribyrnong river, reaching THE FINISH LINE all together and totally elated. A fabulous morning, despite the weather.
An extremely well run event that we all hope to participate in again next year. In the photo you can see Amber Cottee high fiving the TEAM LEADER. To the left of whom is Ian McLaughlin, both, of course have MS and did themselves proud by completing the 50km course.
Before the ride, Terry had listed that he would like to raise $500 for this project. That may have been his personal; target but he raised over $2,500. His team "Dirt Riders" raised over $8,500!!! (This included $500 from the QPL Lions club - plus personal donations from some of our members)
Great effort Terry and team!!
Queenscliff Primary School
Queenscliff Primary school has used thr recent donation fropm out club to buy books for the school.
A whole shop full!!!
What a great outcome. Another win for "We Serve"
St Aloysius Primary School
The school currently has classroom planter boxes which are well stocked with edible and ornamental plants. They have teaching programs focussed on sustainability and healthy food choices and a student action team that meets weekly and works to nurture our garden plantings.
This year, parents have also requested to be involved in programs collecting and using the plants.
In the recent storm, the school lost a significant tree from our garden. The school thinks this area would make an ideal vegetable box area. The additional boxes would also allow each classroom group in our school to be directly involved with our growing programs with ‘ownership’ of a planter box per class.
At the May meeting of the club, it was decided to donate $400 to the project. This is abour 2/3rds of the total cost of the materials required. The school will arrange the construction works.
Further posts will be puton this website when the works are compketed.
Yet another win for "We Serve"
The club has invited all 3 Primary schools - Pt Lonsdale, Queenscliff and St Aloysius - in the area to participate in the Peace Poster project.
We are pleased to report that they have all enthusiastically embraced the project.
This year the theme for the contest is "kindness matters".
Thie Peace Poster contest begins at club level throughout the world and successful entries proceed through a number of "levels" until there is an International winner.
We would love to have an international winner, but we feel that the young people partiocipation and enjoying their work is the most important thing.
We look forward to seeing the results of their work in October.
We serve our youth - our future.
"Treehouse" family camp
"Treehouse" is a social network group for families who have children withe Autism and Ashberger disorders.
Over the last 3 years, YMCA Camp Wyuna has hosted a special event for these children and their families - at no cost. It is a fun filled day of activities, food and music.
We are proud to have contributed $500 towards this event.
Camp Wyuna is used by our District to run a Youth Exchange camp, so we have close ties with this fellow service organisation.
Adrian Miles presents the cheque to Andrew Kidd, Camp Manager
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