Lions Awareness Day - March 2018
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 - March 2018
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
- Lions Camp Koala $250
Good Friday Appeal - April 2018
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
Freemasons Presentation - April 2018
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 their 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"
"Treehouse" family camp
"Treehouse" is a social network group for families who have children with 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
Changeover - June 2018
Our intrepid President, Terry Kilsby, has taken on the role for another year - as both President and Treasurer.
Terry Parsons has stepped into the role of Secretary after Alan Bell did such a fine job of getting the club back on the path. Phil Newey is the Membership officer and we are looking for great things from him!!
PDG John Greenwood presided over the Inductions. He also filled the members and guests in with some insight into the roles of a number of the Lions Foundations.
These Foundations are at the very core of the humanitarian work that Lions do throughout the world - as well as at home.
This has been highlighted by the magnificent work still being dome by Lions within ourown District following the serious fires earlier in 2018.
Our club has been proud to support this with a financial dontaion of $5,000
The Oracle speaks ....
Hey fellas .... This is serious stuff ...... seriously!!! Really? Oh well.....
Ray makes a presentation to PDG John Greenwood.
Vale Lion Ron Ick
It is with sadness that we record the passing of this long term member of our Lions Club.
Ron was an enthusiastic Lion who lived up to the Lions Club mantra of "We Serve". He died on September 1, 2018 - aged 89 years.
He was a Lions member for more than 25 years and held every postion in the club for at least one term of office.
During his service, he was honoured with the presentation of a Melvin Jones Fellowship, the highest honour a club can award.
We remember Lion Ron and his service to Lions with gratitude and pass on our sincere sympathies to Bev and the family.
District Governor's visit - October 2018
We were delighted to welcome DG Biddy Weel and partner Lion Nick to our meeting on October 30.
Biddy is currently visting all 68 clubs within our District with her expanding her theme for the year of "It's the little things". Biddy reminded our members that, whilst we are very good at doing great things for our community, sometimes it's the small acts of kindness, that might go unnoticed, but can make a real difference to the recipient.
We had a totalof 25 people attend the evening and we thank the Lions from adjoining clubs whomade the effoer to be there.
We are still a club in the early stages of rebuilding and we appreciate the support of these Lions.
DG Biddy and President Terry exchange bannerettes President Terry and Nick Weel
Lion Ray presents his basket of "goodies" to Nick
Queenscliff Herald - November 2018
PEACE POSTER 2018
We had 4 entries from both Pt Lonsdale and St Aloyius Primary schools. We are looking forward to this project becominmg an annual event at all schools in the Borough.
The 4 finalists from both school each recived a $25 voucher at the "Bookshop at Queenscliff".
We congratulate Daisy Nicholson from Pt Lonsdale Primary school whose drawing was chosen to go to the Lions District final. She received a $50 voucher at the bookshop.
The winner of the $25 vouchers were Angelina Pollard, Josef, Glass, Willow Corbetta and Archie Gladman
The winners of the voucher from Pt Lonsdale Primary were Lucie Summerfield, Jackie Tingay, Meena Praava and Daisy Nicholson. Daisy's painting was the winning entry and went on to the District Final in Warrnambool.
St Aloysius Primary School
At a meeting earlier in the year, the club approaved a donation of $400 to the scholl for two new planter boxes.
The new boxes are in addition to other boxes at the school and now each classroom group in the school is directly involved with the growing programs with ‘ownership’ of a planter box per class.
The school has teaching programs focussed on sustainability and healthy food choices and a student action team that meets weekly and works to nurture our garden plantings. The photo shows the new boxes that are already well stocked with edible and ornamental plants.
Students Sam Waight and Scarlett Birrell who are members of the school's Environmental Leadership group are pictured with the Lions President, Terry Kilby and member Adrian Miles.
December - NEW MEMBER
At the meeting on December 18, we welcomed our latest member, Clare Dyer
Clare was inducted into the club by Past District Governor, Trevor Hirth. We welcome Clare to the club and hope that she is the first of more members from the local community.
Sponsor Phil Newey, Clare Dyer, President Terry Kilsby and PDG Trevor Hirth.