Lions Club of Malanda Inc.

District 201Q2 , Queensland, Australia


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    Qld Titles Billycart Race

    The 2015 Malanda Lions Qld Titles Billycart Race has once again started preparations for this years event that will be on Sunday 16th August. Entry forms and further details available on our Qld Titles Billy Cart Race face book page.



    A major improvement to the children’s playground is complete.

    During a prolonged period of hot weather IN 2013 Malanda Lions identified a need for a shade shelter over the new playground equipment in Eacham Place opposite the Majestic Theatre,

    With Tablelands Regional Council’s blessing Malanda Lions and Malanda Lioness financed, designed and constructed a suitable cover to enable the playground to be enjoyed at all times by the children of the community. It has been a major project for both clubs.

    In a simple ceremony on Saturday 6th September at 11.00am, the shade shelter will be officially handed over to Deputy Mayor Cr Geoff Stocker on behalf of the TRC.

    Malanda Lions and Lioness members invite the community (and especially the children) to a free sausage sizzle following the handover, from 11.00am to 1.00pm.

    All welcome.

District news

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    Merry Christmas from the District Governor

    On behalf of DG Brian & Jan and his cabinet we wish to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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    Queensland State Leo Conference

    10 – 12 March 2017

    Dear Leos, Lions, Lioness, Parents and Guardians,

    My name is Sophie Seaden and I am the Queensland State Leo Council president for 2016/17. I am

    joined by Leo Nathan Toll and Lion Tom Porter on the council this year to create a conference that

    will be amazing fun, informative and no doubt memorable.

    I have the pleasure, on behalf of my council, of inviting you to join us alongside Leos from all across

    Queensland. This year’s theme is “Treasure Island” and we are also lucky enough to be celebrating

    100 years of Lions and 60 years of Leos, so be prepared for a weekend of action, suspense and


    The conference will be held at the Magnetic Island Apex Camp, just off the coast of Townsville in the

    sunny north. Apex Magnetic Island has a website (

    if you would like more information on the camp facilities themselves. Rest assured though that you’ll

    be taken care of.

    The conference will begin on the Friday afternoon when we arrive as a group at the camp around

    3pm and will finish around lunch time on Sunday. The weekend of the conference will be filled with

    fun, thought provoking activities and information sessions, meet-and-greet games, surprises and an

    inspirational guest speaker or two. We will also be holding the State Leo of the Year finals.

    Apex Magnetic Island is located about 25 minutes from Townsville City. Flights into Townsville are

    provided by most major and some smaller airlines offering competitive prices with direct flights from

    Brisbane for the more southern Leos. We have arranged transport to and from the mainland with

    Sea Link Ferries, who have kindly done us a fantastic deal. As a result, we hope to catch the ferry

    across to the island together at 2:15pm. We request that anyone flying books a flight that will arrive

    around an hour beforehand and the same for anyone driving. While it is not necessary, it makes our

    job so much easier.

    If you are under the age of 18, your Leo Advisor, parent or guardian will need to travel with you and

    they will be responsible for you and your wellbeing.

    Lions, you are also encouraged to attend the conference to see just how driven and inspirational

    Leos are. Leos are the future of this organisation so it would an excellent opportunity for you to

    come along and meet some of the Leos that dedicate their time to their communities in each of the

    Q Districts. The conference will be one amazing experience, so it would be great if Lions clubs could

    get behind their Leos and support them in attending.

    If you have any questions, you are more than welcome to email me at and I’ll be more than happy to answer.

    Looking forward to seeing you all on Magnetic Island in March.


    Sophie Seaden

    QSLC President 2016/17


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    201Q2 Leo of the Year Winner Announced

    The winner of the Leo of the Year winner is Leo Simone De Nys from the Cathedral School Leo Club.

    Leo Simone will be attending the Leo Conference on Magnetic Island in March.

    Congratulations Leo Simone.

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    Camp Kanga Website back up in Running

    Just as an FYI the Camp Kanga website is now back up online.


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    Miss Popularity Winner - Lion Victoria Lancini

    Congratulations to our Miss Popularity Winner Victoria Lancini sponsored by Ingham Lions Club. Victoria will be competing in the Miss Personality quest later in the Lions year! Victoria and the Ingham Lions raised $10000.00 towards Lions Medical Research and Victoria's chosen charity! What a fantastic effort well done!


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    Convention Photos

    Ingham Convention photos can be found on our Facebook page be sure to like our page!


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  • Update to the Constitution

    Please find the link to the new District Constitution


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  • Convention this weekend!

    Just a reminder that our District Convention is on this weekend..

    The Convention Program is also on our District Convention Tab!

    On this page soon you will find more information about the 201Q2 convention 2016

    Dates: 11th - 13th November 2016

    Location: Ingham

    Saturday Night Dinner Theme: Formal - Masquerade


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  • Equipment Register!

    As requested by the District Alert & Emergency Chairperson Gary Young has asked can all clubs please email myself ( a copy of all the equipment your club has for in case of an emergency so it can be placed on a register.


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    DG August Report!

    District Governor Brian Hewett August Report


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    DG Visits - August

    Mon August 1st Mackay Host Lions
    Wed August 3rd Mackay North Lions
    Thur August 4th Kirwan Business Lions
    Mon August 8th City of Thuringowa Lions
    Thur August 11th Charters Towers Host / Charters Towers Lions combined
    Mon August 15th Thuringowa Alice River Lions
    Tues August 16th Rollingstone Lions
    Thur Aug 18th to 21st — DG Brian is in Sydney at Council Meeting
    Mon August 22nd Twin Cities Leo’s meet at JCU Library
    Tues August 23rd Townsville City Heart Lions
    Wed August 24th Townsville Castle Hill Lions Club Lions
    Thur August 25th Townsville Host Lions


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    ICOS Training 2016!!!!

    Training sessions have now been organised and training materials prepared to help your incoming club officers prepare for their roles in your club next year. This is a most important commitment that should not be missed.
    Incoming Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers and Membership Chairpersons need to attend these training seminars, even if they have done the job before!! Any other Lion interested in learning more about the organisation and how it is managed is also encouraged to attend.
    Here are the dates and venues for each area. Your Zone Chair will be able to provide more specific details if needed. Please note that District covers the cost of venue hire for these training sessions, but any refreshments are at member’s (or club) expense. Your Zone Chair will advise on costs at your session.
    Cairns .......... Sunday 22 May
    Cairns West State School (9am – 1pm)
    Tablelands .. Sunday 29 May
    Atherton Hotel (10am – 3pm)
    Tully ............ Saturday 28 May
    Tully State High School (1pm - 5pm)
    Townsville... Saturday 21 May
    The Cathedral School (1pm - 5pm)
    Bowen ........ Sunday 5 June
    Castle Motor Lodge (10am – 3pm)
    Mackay ...... Saturday 4 June
    Mackay Base Hospital (10am – 3pm)
    Richmond ... Sunday 19 June
    Richmond Shire Council (10am - 2pm)
    Mt Isa .......... Sunday 12 June
    Mt Isa Community Centre (1pm - 4pm)
    LIONESS training will be provided in conjunction with the training sessions at Tully and Atherton. LEO training will be conducted at the session in Townsville.
    Please make it your #1 priority to attend training to give your club the best preparation for success in the coming year. If the timing of your local event doesn’t suit, try to get to one in the nearest town on another date.
    Lion Toni Lanphier
    District Leadership Coordinator
    Phone: 0427 794 342


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    MEMBERSHIP MATTERS – PDG John Muller OAM National Membership Coordinator MD201

    How are you and your club going with our major Membership Growth campaign for this year? One month has already passed, and I would hope that all clubs are now well into their own “recruiting and club awareness activities” as part of the campaign.

    If you or your club is struggling for ideas, perhaps a couple of these tips and “best practice” from other successful club promotions may help:-
    • Have a specific activity that your club can concentrate on. This could range from “Bring a Friend Night”, Recruitment Wheel activity at Club Meeting to build a list of prospects, Shopping Centre Manned display, Free Raffle, Ladies "High Tea", Women's and Family Symposium, Community Connector Forum - the list is endless and there are many resources available both on the LCI Web site, in our District and at National level to support you
    • Share "Best Practice" success across the clubs in your Zone and District. If something works well for one club, share it with all the rest so that all may be successful.
    • Set you own personal "New Member" Goal, and communicate that to the rest of your club members. Strong Leaders "Lead from the front" and "Model the way" for others. Provide regular updates of your personal goal successes, and use this as a lever to motivate your team.

    One of our clubs – Rollingstone And District – recently held a “Bring A Friend” night. Members were encouraged to identify neighbours/friends/new arrivals in their local small community and to pass those details to the Club’s President & Membership committee. Experienced Lions then met with the prospective new Lions to explain what Lions do, and from there they were invited to the Club’s Dinner Meeting where a short, sharp overview of Lions was presented. The result – 10 (TEN) new Lions were inducted on the night across a range of ages (24, 30, 39, 6 in the 40 – 60 group including a family couple, and one very active octogenarian) and thus changed the dynamics within the club. At the same time they have also doubled the membership of their small Leo’s club with 3 new members.
    If you have any questions in regard to the above activity and would like to run it in your Club, please do not hesitate to call Rollingstone President John Holliday (Mob 0414 808483).

    And if you have any good news stories or best practice that you would like to share, please contact me. I am only a “click” of the keyboard or a phone call away!

    PDG John Muller OAM
    National Membership Coordinator MD201
    Mob 0407 114687 Email:


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    Lions Eye Care Centre Opens in PNG

    Many lives in Papua New Guinea (PNG) will benefit from the opening of the Lions National Resource Centre for Eye Health on the University of PNG (UPNG) campus on March 9, 2016.

    PNG has poor outcomes across the range of all health indicators, including sight. Currently eye care delivery in PNG is greatly fragmented. Spectacles and surgical consumables are distributed out of different areas, and low vision device distribution across the country is very limited.

    During 2014 Lions Clubs Australia approached Vision 2020 Australia for ideas to develop a funding proposal for PNG. Led by Vision 2020 member, Brien Holden Vision Institute, extensive consultations were held with all PNG stakeholders, including members of the National Prevention of Blindness Committee, UPNG, the Department Of Health and local ophthalmologists.

    As a result, it was decided that the best way to support eye health in PNG, was to develop a National Resource Centre for Eye Health (NRC) at UPNG. This to be a centre of excellence for training of ophthalmologists, eye health nurses and spectacle technicians and a national distribution centre for low cost spectacles and LV aids. It will also contribute to the capacity of PNG to address low vision and to address blindness and vision impairment through coordinating National activities.

    Following the approach to Lions Australia at the MD Tamworth Convention, Lions Australia via the MD PNG Committee, was successful with a bid to LCIF Sight First for $USD 289,800 = approx. $AUS 400,000, for this significant project.

    This Project shows a wonderful outcome following successful collaboration between key partners – Lions Clubs International and its funding arm, LCIF, PNG EyeCare, Brien Holden Vision Institute, CBM PNG (funding an ophthalmology lecturer), UPNG (provided the building for renovation), the Prevention of Blindness Committee PNG, Vision 2020 Australia, and PNG Department of Health.

    Lions District 201Q2, via our MD201 PNG Committee, provided the project strategic management, whilst Brien Holden Vision Institute, provided “on the ground” project management.

    Samuel Koim, Senior Manager, PNG Eye Care spoke about the new centre. “Too often we see a devastating and, sadly, unnecessary toll on communities and individuals alike which could have been prevented with access to eye care. We must continue to work together to address and increase delivery and awareness within PNG. We are very grateful to Lions for their investment in the Lions National Resource Centre for Eye Health.”

    The well attended Opening was officially conducted by the PNG Minister for Education, Research and Science, Malakai Tabar, in the presence of PIP Barry Palmer, currently Vice Chair LCIF, and Amanda Davis, COO Public Health, Brien Holden Vision Institute.

    In addition to Barry Palmer, Lions Australia was represented by 201 CC Phillip Johnson, Q2 DG Kath Scully and PDG Gary Kenny, MD PNG Committee Projects Coordinator. PNG Lions also attended in numbers and arranged several colourful cultural displays.

    Barry Palmer said following the opening “ It was my privilege to represent LCIF at the opening of the new Lions National Resource Centre for Eye Health in Port Moresby. This outstanding centre has been made possible because of the support of LCIF and partners working together to benefit all of PNG. Well done also to all the Lions involved in making this Dream come true.

    The Lions party, led by PIP Barry Palmer, being probably the first International Lions Officer to visit PNG, took the opportunity to also visit Lae and Madang where they gained firsthand knowledge of many needs in PNG, evident and presented. There are a number of potential project options that can be considered for future support.

    In addition, during the visits to Clubs, PIP Barry inducted twelve new members into the world of Lions.

    Photo > PIP Barry Palmer meeting with Dr Jambi Garap Deputy Chief Ophthalmologist, PNG, and a local Lion in cultural dress

    PDG Gary Kenny
    MD PNG Committee Projects Coordinator


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    March to May Membership Campaign

    Over recent times, our District membership figures have been decreasing to the point where if it continues at the current rate, then we could run the risk of a potential forced District boundary redistribution with our neighbouring “Q” Districts.
    Some of our local Clubs require assistance with a re building campaign, so to support our clubs, Lions Australia is again encouraging participation by ALL CLUBS in an organised nationwide March to May Membership Campaign.
    This proposal provides concerted and focused action right across the MD through the period March to May 2016, with a National Focus on activities to drive Lions Awareness and Membership Growth in existing clubs.
    In General Terms, it is proposed that the period from 1st March 2016 to 31st May 2016 will be our major MEMBERSHIP GROWTH CAMPAIGN , with EVERY CLUB in EVERY DISTRICT asked and encouraged to conduct a minimum of One Pro-Active Recruitment And Club Promotion activity during the period. Action taken at National and District Level
    The Campaign at Club Level, to be supported by P.R. activities at all levels – National, District and Zone, to raise awareness of “Who are the Lions and What we do”
    National TV Coverage: - The “Two Hands” TV Ads will continue to run in support of Club & District initiatives
    District will endeavour to place promotional advertisements in March in local newspapers in Cairns, Townsville and Mackay, dependent on cost.
    At that time it is hoped that additional editorial space might be made available, so that Zonies or Clubs may be able to promote local “Lions stories” of Lions activities, as well as Lions enjoying what they do and of course an “Invitation into Membership”. It would be a great opportunity to link this promotion with current/recent Lions “Youth of the Year” Quest Judging in your area.
    The central idea here is to get maximum P/R exposure over the period to create awareness of “Who” the Lions are and “What” we do, with an expected rise in the number of enquiries received at both National & Club level. National enquiries for our areas, come back to District from MD for follow up as “prospects” at Club level.
    Radio Interviews Zone Chairpersons and Club Presidents are encouraged to contact their local radio outlets for interviews to promote their Club’s initiatives and Recruiting Activities, across this period.
    Social Media This may be a great opportunity for Clubs and the District to promote via Web Sites, & Facebook. Please engage your club media person or best acquainted members for this Action required at Club Level Recruiting Activities
    All Clubs are requested to complete a MINIMUM OF ONE (1) Pro-Active Recruiting Activity across this period that will introduce new members to their clubs. This can range from shopping centre displays, free raffles, a ladies “High Tea” afternoon, a “Bring A Friend” Club Night, Women’s and Family Night/Afternoon, recruiting in conjunction with existing activities e.g. Sausage Sizzles, Community Connect Forums/Breakfasts etc.
    Support all this with Lions Promotional material 9 all clubs should hold a supply of promo material from Newcastle office). (Ask Zonies for assistance here ) OR book the District Recruiting Trailer – contact Gary Kenny OR your Zonie.
    It is important that there is a ground swell of momentum at Club Level following the Media Drive, with Clubs and Zones encouraged to keep the good news stories flowing to their press outlets right throughout the campaign period. Reporting Feedback
    It is important that we monitor, track and acknowledge the planned gains in membership when they are achieved across the Campaign.
    We would like Clubs to commit to a Net New Member Gain across the Campaign period and when achieved, District Governor Kath will acknowledge the achievement. Please advise your Club’s Target Net Gain to the below named, and Good Luck

    For more informaiton contact - Membership Coordinator: IPDG Gary Kenny P: 07 4957 8042 M: 0402 081 960 E: or your local Zone Chairperson

    Attachment: MARCH TO MAY MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN - to Clubs 2016 .pdf

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    Youth of the Year District Finals!

    District 201Q2 Final 2016
    Venue Townsville RSL Club
    Charters Towers Rd Hermit Park
    Date 2nd April 2016
    Interviews during the day
    Evening Function Time 6.30pm for a 7.00 pm start
    Cost $40.00 per person
    Dinner will be 2 course alternate drop with tea and coffee.
    Drinks {hard and soft} will be available from the bar.
    Firm numbers required by 28/3/16 {numbers nominated will be charged for}
    Payment by club chq at the door or EFT prior to the event.
    Please return this form with the details below filled out.

    Contact details
    David Bradshaw 201Q2 District Chair
    or Ph 0417 628 627 Fax 0747 747 475

    Location: Townsville RSL Club
    Street: Charters Towers Rd
    City: Hermit Park
    State: QLD
    Country: Australia
    Zip : 4814

    Attachment: District 201Q2 Final 2016 Invitation.pdf

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    Dates: 11th - 13th November 2016

    Location: Ingham

    Saturday Night Dinner Theme: Formal

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    Miss Popularity Winner

    First I would like to congratulate all of our Miss P entrants Bec, Jo, Ally & Ruth you were all beautiful and you did your clubs proud!!

    It was a first for Q2 to have all Lions members (Lions & Leos) as Miss P entrants. Well done to the four clubs who participated in Miss P.

    Our 2015 Miss Charity raised over $3200.00! What a fantastic effort! Our lucky Winner was from Mirani Sugar Valley Lions - Lion Alicia Knowles!

    Our 2015 Miss Popularity Winner was Twin Cities Leos Entrant - Leo Ruth Corbin! Congratulations!

    Ruth now goes down to Brisbane to compete against all the other Queensland Winners in June. Good luck Ruth all of Q2 will be cheering you on!!!


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    R U OK? Day!

    Not only is today world suicide prevention day it is also R U OK day!! When was the time you asked a friend who was down RU OK? Just ask 1 person today if they are okay and you will be surprised how those 3 little words can help! ‪#‎ruokayday2015‬ ‪#‎ruokday‬ ‪#‎worldsuicidepreventionday‬ ‪#‎beatingdepressiononedayatatime‬ ‪#‎makeadifference‬ ‪#‎ruok‬


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    Camp Kanga!!!

    At the Camp Committee meeting on 23 July 2015, the following replacements, maintenance and anticipated costs were identified:
    Wide screen TV to replace existing unit in main dining area. Used for both training and relaxation during camps—$1,800.
    Air curtains for access doors to dining area for hygiene purposes. Quoted supply cost $3,900, plus electrical installation.
    Replacement hot water system for ablution block—$2,000. (the units in the other two ablution blocks will need replacement in the near future)
    Annual test and tag of all electrical equipment. Expected cost $2,500+.
    Replacement of all camp smoke alarms. 72 units @ $40 each—$2,880.
    Replacement cost of camp utility (now approaching unsafe state) - $2,500??
    Installation of donated oven in main kitchen. Quoted price $1,143 plus electrical.
    Replace pool table in main dining area.
    Replace shower cubicle in manager’s residence.
    Replace air conditioner unit and repair ceiling in manager’s residence.
    Purchase of a further 10kw of solar paneling plus installation. Currently we have a 30kw inverter, but have only 20kw of paneling, so this will bring the system up to capacity. In the two years since installation of the solar system, the camp electricity billing has remained approximately the same, despite electricity costs escalating by 23% in that time.
    The above of course, does not include upgrades to existing cabins and other ongoing maintenance issues around the camp.
    The committee is keen to hear from any Club that may be able to assist us with particular items, or with donations to maintain the District’s highest valued asset and a youth camp we can all be proud of.


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    Ravenshoe Update

    We Reached $100,000.00!!!!!

    Lions Club of Ravenshoe & District Community Account
    National Australia Bank BSB: 084 889 Account No: 247 274 919
    Total of donations received and reported
    in the August Northern Lion ......................... 74,437.90
    Mareeba Lioness Club ..................................... 2,000.00
    Mission Beach Lioness Club ................................ 200.00
    Lions Club of Coolangatta Tweed Heads ............ 500.00
    Lions Club of Lake Currimundi Kawana ........... 1,000.00
    Lions Club of Brisbane Hellenic .......................... 500.00
    Lions Club of Burleigh Heads .............................. 200.00
    Lions Club of Chinchilla ....................................... 250.00
    Maryborough Granville Lions Club ..................... 200.00
    Lioness Club of Cairns ......................................... 500.00
    Lower Herbert Halifax Lions Club ....................... 500.00
    R & D West ......................................................... 100.00
    Cairns Business Lions Club .................................. 700.00
    Lions Club of Morayfield & District .................. 1,000.00
    Lions Club of Ekibin ............................................ 500.00
    Maroochy North Shore Lions Club................... 1,000.00
    Dr KR Conolly ........................................................ 50.00
    Lions Club of Fernvale ........................................ 500.00
    Walkamin Sugar Mill ....................................... 1,020.00
    Tab Music Lovers ............................................. 2,048.00
    North Lakes Lions District 201Q3 ....................... 500.00
    Lions Club of Emu Park .................................... 1,000.00
    Lions Club of Ravenshoe & District Community Account
    National Australia Bank BSB: 084 889 Account No: 247 274 919
    Lions Club of Crestwood .................................... 500.00
    Lions Club of Millaa Millaa .............................. 1,665.00
    Lions Club of Ravenshoe ........................................ 6.90
    Townsville Mt Stuart Lions Club ........................ 100.00
    Lions Club of Blackwater / Lioness Account ....... 500.00
    Noosa Heads Lions Club ..................................... 500.00
    Lions District 201Q4........................................ 5,000.00
    Lions Club of Yungaburra ................................ 2,035.78
    ? ........................................................................... 20.00
    GKS Australia Pty Ltd ......................................... 250.00
    Lions Club of Atherton .................................... 1,000.00
    Total donations received to date ............. 100,283.58
    Funds distributed to date ............................ 32,500.00
    Balance remaining ................................... $60,977.80
    The two donations marked ’unnamed’ totalling $4,300 were received from Lions Club of Mackay Northern Beach $300 and Parks Retirement Village Residents Association $4,000.
    The entry marked Brisbane Bardon Lioness Club of $500 should have read Brisbane Bardon Lioness Club $250 and Brisbane Bardon Lions Club $250.
    This is what being a Lion is all about being able to help the community


  • Articles Needed for the Northern Lion!

    Why don’t you let everyone know what YOUR Club is doing? The Northern Lion is emailed out monthly to 76 Lions and Lions Branch Clubs, 13 Lioness and 6 Leo Clubs, District Officers, Zone Chairs, Development Teams, Health Groups and Project Chairs in the 201Q2 District, as well as to all other District Governors in Australia. There’s a great audience out there who will be interested in what you are doing in your Club—and it’s as easy as ... 1,2,3!!

    1. Take a photo or two of your members at work or play.

    2. Attach your photo to an email and address the email to:

    3. Write a bit about the activity in the email and send it!

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    Q2 Leo Joel Pattinson-Cashman has been awarded International Leo of the Year

    Australian Leo, Joel Cashman, has been awarded the prestigious International Leo of the Year Award.

    The medallion and certificate award is given out annually by the Lions Clubs International Board of Directors to high achieving Leos.

    LCI Leo of the Year Joel Cashman gives two thumbs up after hearing of his award

    To be eligible Leo’s must demonstrate outstanding leadership skills; have a superior record implementing successful service projects; contribute to the development and growth of the Leo Club Program; achieve distinction in community or school activities outside of Leos; and demonstrate high ethical standards and personal integrity.

    Leo Chair Martin Peebles said that Joel is an outstanding member of the Lions family having served as a Club Treasurer, Vice President and Membership Chair of Tropical North Leo Club.

    “Joel has also participated in many community service projects including Thank You Water, a project that develops water projects in developing nations.

    “Through his ongoing dedication and commitment to Lions it is evident that Joel is a present and future leader, and a very worthy winner of this award,” Mr Peebles said.

    The Lions Clubs International Leo Program extends to over 6,500 Leo Clubs worldwide.

    In Australia there are 112 Leo clubs with more than 1900 Leo members.

    Leo clubs are sponsored by local lions clubs and may be either school-affiliated or community based.

    Leo club membership is open to young men and women between the ages of 12 and 30. Membership is divided into two groups- school based Leos are generally between the ages of 12 and 17 while community based clubs are open to anyone aged 12 – 30.

    To find out more about Leos please visit or

    or contact our Q2 Advisor Tom Porter (Townsville Northern Suburbs), M: 0429 491 990 E:

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    District Recruiting Trailer Bookings

    To book the Q2 District Recruitment Trailer for your special event please contact Global Membership Team Leader
    Contact: Gary Kenny
    M: 0402 081 960
    Make sure you add your event to the Calendar

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National news

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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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    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.


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    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.

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    DonateLife Week

    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.

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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 Ron, recommends that all club webmasters review the revised instructions.

    If you have any queries, Ron 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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    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

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    Join us

    It's so easy to find out about becoming a Lion. Just ask your local club or follow this link to find out more!

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